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Party trends definitely come and go, but there are a few things lately that we just can’t get enough of and are seeing tons of right now!

one. miniatures
Whether it’s a cupcake, a miniature pie, or a bite sized cheesecake, miniature foods are on trend right now. Bye bye sheet cakes, hello minis! Like babies and puppies, no one can resist something tiny, and we’re seeing a ton of it right now. These two-layer mini cupcakes from the Creativity Exchange were just too precious, so we gave them a shot ourselves….a breeze to make and a show stopper!

Two Layer Mini Cupcakes from The Creativity Exchange

two. bold, simple graphic elements
If you’re a party blog stalker like we are, you’ve noticed all of the simplistic and bold patterns emerging at parties. These patterns can be seen in everything: straws, paper goods, table runners, and even food. Think chevron, large polka dots, stripes, greek key…the list goes on! It goes hand-in-hand with the “less is more” mentality. No more fussy designs but way more simplicity and eye-catching graphics. The bonus of this is that less is more. We love it!

Tablescape courtesy of Jesi Haack Design

three. ombre
If this is an unfamiliar term, ombre is basically multiple shades or a succession of one color, and in the party world it is everywhere. We’ve seen it on cakes, paper goods, decor and everywhere in between. If bold is not your thing, then ombre will be! It provides a little more vintage vibe to your party because there’s no stark contrast, and therefore a little more “cozy” feel. When done in ruffles, we melt!

Pink Ruffled Ombre Cake from Hey There, Cupcake!

four. modern spins on common themes
Who says that all parties are created equal? We don’t, and in fact we are seeing a few more party planners mix it up a little. What about a Baby Shower Happy Hour instead of your traditional Saturday brunch? Or a spy party instead of a Cars-themed Fin McMissile party? Rules were made to be broken, so break away from the old and put a modern spin on an oh-so-common theme next go round.

Spy Themed Birthday from Simply Party

five. bright, non-traditional colors
Like the move from predictable and traditional party themes, there’s been a shift in color lately to include non-traditional schemes, and we personally are eating it up. Imagine a princess party with no pastels or a carnival party with no primary colors!

Modern Carnival Party from Simply Party

What are some party trends you’ve had your eye on?