2022 was an exciting year for new and emerging party trends that everyone wanted to try. Parties have been getting bigger, more decorated, more extravagant, and more themed as the year went on. We put together a list of our favorite party trends from 2022 that we will be taking into 2023, along with some party predictions for what to expect in the year to come!
Neutral Tones and Matte Textures! The muted, neutral color palette was a very popular trend this year. Using matte balloons and cooler more earthy tones is unique and creates a gorgeous backdrop for your event. We think this trend will continue into 2023 where you'll see lots of clay, terracotta, eucalyptus, stone, slate, and sand colors together to create unique twists on themes like boho rainbow parties, safari themed events, baby showers and more!
Arches have become a very popular style in event design in 2022 and we think this trend will continue into next year. The curved arch backdrops accented by balloons and florals are a gorgeous way to create a soft and inviting background for guests. Arches have been used for signage, menus, name cards and place settings at all different types of events. The rounded edges are soft, welcoming, and pair well with the previously mentioned trend of neutral and muted colors. Though this trend has become popular, most event designs still give off a very organic and unique look, depending on how you use the arches. We think this style and possibly more unique shapes and backdrops will continue to be popular in 2023.
Celebrating the little things in a big way! According to Pinterest Predicts, celebrating the little things is going take off in 2023, making a moment out every milestone. You're going to see lots of dog parties, anniversary celebrations, graduation parties and big birthday gatherings. People will be celebrating every birthday from 1 year old to 100 years old and every other event in between. In addition to big celebrations, you should also expect to see bigger displays, big back drops, and going all out on a theme! This trend is just getting started, but we think you will be seeing lots of big decor and themed events throughout 2023!
Balloon Garland! If you went to a kid’s party, baby shower, bridal shower, or really any event in 2022, there was probably a balloon arch there! We think this trend is just getting started, and the balloon garland and backdrops will just keep getting bigger and better in 2023! Balloon garland is an easy way to make a big impact at your event. A great balloon garland can tie into your theme while adding lots of color, a photo backdrop, whimsy and so much fun to your event! Whether you hire an event company or purchase an amazing DIY kit, get ready to celebrate with lots of balloon backdrops, garland and more!
Cocktails, Mocktails and Themed Food! Themed cocktails, festive beverages, signature drinks, and accommodating mocktails will continue to be popular in 2023! Instead of loading up a cooler with sodas and drinks, we've seen lots of people trying fun, festive cocktails to fit the theme of their event, while also accommodating people who don't drink alcohol with a mocktail version, so everyone is included. This adds on to the trend of going big with a theme and highlighting every part of your event with style and decor!
Charcuterie boards are another way for hosts to add some theme and personality to their food and beverage table! Creating a color coordinated dessert tray, an all-themed food board, or a sports party snack bar with charcuterie is a fun and easy focal point to add to your food table. Charcuterie boards have been on the rise in popularity over the last few years, and we don't see them going away any time soon. If anything, we expect them to become more styled, unique, and festive in 2023!
One last trend to be on the lookout for is social media inspiration! Lots of party trends and theme ideas are coming from celebrity influence and social media posts. We think that will keep growing. Social media has a huge impact on trends and things we see throughout the year, and that will likely keep trending upward into the new year as well!
Overall, 2023 is shaping up to be a year of creativity, innovation, and excitement when it comes to parties and events. Whether you're planning a big extravagant party or a more traditional gathering, be sure to keep these trends in mind to make your party a hit. Happy planning and Happy New Year!