What were some of the best party ideas and looks in 2018? I can’t say for sure, but I saw a lot of creativity and distinctive parties, so I decided to put together a little round-up of our favourites. Some we had already featured, and we also chatted to some of our fave party people to get a few more opinions. This is by no means a definitive list, just a small snippet of some of the awesome things we liked in 2018!

Here are our 2018 favourite party ideas and looks

Rose Gold Gender Reveal by BeeBoo Kids Styling

I just had to include this pretty party. It perfectly illustrates how rose gold is alive and kicking, and so suitable for any event. This colour palette just continues to thrive! It’s so glam! It also featured a gorgeous organic balloon garland and a grazing table.

The vendor list includes;

Planning and styling | Styled by Rosie Gleeson / Bee Boo Kids Party Styling
Photography | My Fab Touch Photography
Balloons and partyware | Favor Lane Party Boutique
Invitations and paper design | Mah Rezende Design Art
Personalised balloon | The Balloon Fairy
Sweets | Brigadeiroo Australia
Cake | Raquel Borrher
Signage | Arlo & Co.

A cute and minimal Moana party

We love all kinds of character parties, but we especially love character parties infused with a unique flair. This Moana party is definitely one of those! The party was styled by two Adelaide mamas who run the Instagram page Ishe & Co. You can read more on this Moana party here.

A pink Moana party

If you’d like some tips on how to style a unique character party, head to this post.

Moana themed party dessert table.

Decorations | Kmart and Spotlight
Donuts | Krispy Kreme
Macarons | Muratti Cakes & Gateaux.
Food, styling and photography | Ishe & Co.

Navy and Burgundy wedding by Stylish Soirées Perth

When it comes to balloons of epic proportions, Ali from Stylish Soirées Perth has been wowing us all year with her installations which kept getting bigger! Nothing was more sky-high than this elegant creation for a wedding at Mandoon Estate. The burgundy and navy colour scheme was another trend that seemed to emerge as well.

Notable mention goes to this breathtaking balloon installation for a 30th birthday, also created by Stylish Soirées Perth. Loving that purple with rose gold – genius!

Photographer | Sentimental and Monday
Styling | Beautiful by Design Event Hire
Light numbers | Vintage Letters
Dance floor | The Dance Floor Co
Balloon styling | Stylish Soirees Perth
Flowers | Blooms of Eden
Venue | Feld and Co

Dolce & Gabbana party by Events by Josie Gittany

A wildly creative bash, with unique artwork inspired by the Dolce & Gabbana King print, envisioned for a little prince! It also features so many of our favourite trends, including balloons and neon!

Make sure you take a deeper look into the genius details in this party by visiting Events by Josie Gittany Instagram, who is the stylist behind it.

Styling and planning | Events by Josie Gittany
Photography |  Jessica Abraham Photography
Custom plinths and kids chairs |  Elegant_Tea_Time
Decor hire items and flooring | Harbourside Decorators
Draping |  Drapes_and_Dreams
Cake and desserts |  Sweet Bloom Cakes
Custom acrylic cut outs |  Communicake It
Backdrop design |  More Mousey
Custom backdrop |  Jos Signs by Design
Neon sign |  Neon Poodle
Custom chair and floor decal |  Mirror House Hire
Balloon installation |  Born to Party Shop
Bespoke paperie | Paper Playground
Grazing board and salad |  Knife and Barrel

DIY Vintage Jungle Party

Mama Chelsea of Mama’s Memoir did an excellent job of pulling together this look, which was a vintage styled jungle themed party – a really popular theme this year! You can read the details of this party here.

Cake | DIY Mama’s Memoir
Cake topper and balloons | Spotlight
Vintage suitcase and globe | borrowed
Decorations | Kmart
Backdrop | Bunnings

Burgundy 40th by Jo Kalivas Events and Styling

We love kids parties, but we oldies deserve a little fun too right? A very stylish do and an elegant colour scheme captured beautifully by ZOOM Images

Photography | Zoom Images
Concept, design, custom props, styling |  Jo Kalivas Events and Styling
Stationary, signage, backdrop designs | Starfruit Design
Cake | Sinful Cakes
Florals, balloons | Bellino & Co
Drapes, plinths | NPM Events
Backdrop, black velvet furniture | The Treasure Room
Partyware | Stylish Partyware
Cake topper | Letters by Loulou
Marquee light  The Big Bright Letter Co
Venue Allawah Hotel

Disco Diva Bridal Shower Lovely Occasions x Little White Couture

So many fun elements that hark back to one of the coolest eras ever (well, depending on who you ask)! Disco balls, sequins and roller skates – what more does a girl want at her bridal shower?

This styling effort was put together by our friends at Lovely Occasions with Little White Couture. I’m obsessed with the sequin cake! You can read more here.

Accessories and coordination (Bridal Shirts and Earrings) Little White Couture Bridal Accessories
Styling and partyware  | Lovely Occasions
Cakes and donuts  | The Sweet Society Co
Hair and makeup  |The Makeup Ladies Brisbane
Photography  | Poppy and Wattle
Jessica Tonkin 
Jordyn Keogh
Adel Lee

Urban Jungle Party by Confetti Fair

This one was nominated by our own Esther (not biased at all lol). It’s a party we styled, and some of our favourite elements included the fun photo booth and props from Mr and Mrs WTF.

Another thing we loved was this amazing loaded cake by The Sweetest Crumbs!

You can see more of this party over on Issuu.

Urban Jungle themed party cake

Urban Jungle themed party dessert table

Here is the full vendor list;

Acrylic Risers, Cake Stand Pink, White & Yellow Glass, Elephant and Giraffe, large | Prop My Party
Acrylic Timber Frame Table | Confetti Fair DIY
Balloon Garland Large | Balloon Amore
Backdrop Print | Clever Fox Print
Cake | The Sweetest Crumbs
Cake Stands Grazing Table, Grazing table boards, Zebra and Tiger, small | Petite Events Hire
Cake Stand Yellow Timber, Wrought Iron Gate,
Hedges | Tiny Tots Toy Hire
Cookie Cake & Cake Mini 4″ | Sweet Petites
Cake Topper | Glistening Occasions
Cupcakes | Frosting Cakery
Cup Desserts | Little Dessert Co.
Custom Vest Printing | Secret Garden Designs
Ganache Pops | Delleicious.by.elle
Invitation Tags | J’adore Creations
Leopard Ears Head Piece | Schooza
Palms and Monsteras | Petal and Fern
Photography | Zoom Images
Selfie Booth props and animal props | Mr&Mrs WTF 
Zebra Balloon | Favor Lane Party Boutique

Cheers to an awesome 2019!