Party Trend Tracking for Spring 2021
Springtime is a season of hope and rebirth each year. We wait all winter long for those beautiful spring days where the sun peeks through the clouds and flowers begin to bloom. Even if we can’t gather this spring, why not stay abreast of fun party-planning trends in the meantime? After all, there’s always spring 2022!
We’ve scoured Pinterest and all the party blogs so you don’t have to, and we’ve compiled a list of our ten favorite party ideas that are trending this spring. We think you’ll love them! Without further ado, let’s get into the trends:
1. Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow
Each year, Pantone decides on a color (or colors) of the year. This year, they picked Ultimate Gray and vibrant yellow Illuminating. They describe the colors like this: “A marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.” That sure sounds like a good color combo for a party and perfect for springtime! Hop on the trend by using this chic, bright color scheme for your next event.
2. A “One in a Melon” Birthday Party
Theming a child’s birthday around their favorite fruit is a cute idea that’s on the rise! We’ve seen everything from a Strawberry Lemonade Stand girl’s birthday party (SO cute, and we have the perfect party favors) to a watermelon-themed birthday party (super on-trend lately, and what better way to celebrate warmer weather?). You could get creative with any fruit you or your child likes. Try tying in the Color of the Year with a lemon-themed bash!
3. Cactus-Themed Parties
Cactuses (or is it cacti?) are a hot trend this spring season. Because really, who doesn’t love a cute succulent? We’ve seen lots of kids’ birthday parties with this theme, but the trend doesn’t have to be limited to that. The theme could be used for a wedding, bachelorette party, baby shower, gender reveal, or a “just because” party!
4. Easter Bunny Grazing Board
Charcuterie boards are a trend that’s been around for a few years now and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon! Instead, folks are finding ways to reinvent the idea in new and creative ways. We love this idea as a fun way to incorporate ideas associated with Easter--candy, pastel eggs, carrots, and other veggies the Easter Bunny would love!
5. Color Block Backdrops
This one could work for any party as a way to bring big, bright colors into a space. It’s a great way to make a color scheme super obvious in a way that smaller decor pieces can’t. (How fun would blue and pink backdrops be for a gender reveal party?)
6. Florals Revamped
Miranda Priestley once said, “Florals in spring? Groundbreaking.” Floral is a timeless spring staple, meaning it’s hard to go wrong, but why not mix it up? We’ve seen lots of fun spins on this classic spring theme, and a few stand out. We especially love the idea of a garden party, inspired by the classic English tradition. This could work for a kid’s birthday party all the way up to a bridal shower! No garden necessary--you can create your own with floral decor.
Or what about a floral-themed tea party? Something about tea parties just screams “spring” to us. We also love the idea of theming a party around one specific flower (hydrangeas, sunflowers, roses, etc.). Another interesting idea is a “moody” floral spring party using darker pink and purple hues.
7. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Rainbow parties are on the rise, and what better time to use this fun theme than spring? Rainbows evoke spring flowers and St. Patrick’s Day, making it the perfect party idea for a March or April birthday.
(Psst--what about combining this idea with #8 to make a pastel rainbow theme?)
8. Pretty in Pastel
Pastels are in and so spring! It’s a misconception that pastels are reserved for Easter. Choosing “pastel” as your party theme takes the stress out of picking a color scheme--just use them all!
9. Jumbo Balloons
Balloons have been a party go-to forever. In 2021, we’re going big when it comes to balloons. Jumbo balloons are super fun and can be used in so many different ways to make your color scheme pop (quite literally).
10. Travel-Themed Parties
2020 was a year of restricted travel. Why not celebrate travel in 2021? Even if we still can’t travel, we can bring the adventure to our parties. Use symbols like the globe, an atlas, a compass, an airplane, and clouds to bring the wanderlust to your home. If you have a curious kiddo who loves learning about other cultures, this could be a great birthday party theme.
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