Nothing Sweeter Than a 'Sweet As' Pastel Party

When Ruby Rabbit teamed up with Dream A Little Dream to put together this party with collaborators, it was Illume Partyware's time to shine. After all, according to Hooray Magazine, the creative vision was inspired by our tableware.

Illume Partyware was super excited to have our tableware featured in this celebration, a seriously dreamy pastel paradise. Imagine the look on your children's faces when they enter a different world -- one of wonder, opulence, and sheer joy. For you, it may be a few hours enjoying their laughter and delight; for them, it is an unforgettable time they will bring with them for years to come.

You too can put on a fantastic celebration - be it a bustling birthday party, or chic shower for a blushing bride or beautiful baby. Here's a look at key elements that bring this theme together.

PASTEL PARTY DECORATIONS

You want to instantly transport guests to a mystical place as soon as they walk through the door. This will happen as soon as they cast their eyes on a floating sea of jumbo pastel balloons and foil Mylar letter balloons that look like they are floating – cheerfully greeting you as you take in the atmosphere.

Nothing signals "party" like streamers and the harmony of pastel colours that hung like a magical rainbow above the table would take any child’s breath away. Sprinkled daintily in pretty pockets, gorgeous pastel confetti are tasteful and tantalising invitations to leave the real world behind for a little while and just enjoy.

You could also offer guests metallic tattoos, to seal the deal. For the rest of their time in the dreamland you've created for them, they will feel like an intricate part of this fairytale world.

PASTEL PARTY TABLE SETTING

The table is the centre of any party; when you're at a pretty pastel party, gorgeous coordinated table settings will make it an irresistible hub of fun. Illume Partyware’s breathtaking array of foil plates in luscious colours and eye-catching designs are so effortless to mix and match, creating the perfect look for your event is as simple as pointing and clicking.

Recreate the whimsy and charm of the Hooray Magazine spread with delectable pinks and peaches and ethereal, iridescent blues in dazzling decagons. Add matching cups and napkins, or go trendy and daring with contrasting gold. If you're thinking of straying from the pinks and blues, silver and rose gold - or both! - definitely make for an alluring colour scheme that is playful and sophisticated all at once. You just might have as much fun planning out the look of your party as having the party itself. With so many combinations, you may be tempted to throw another party as an excuse to showcase a different party theme!

PASTEL PARTY CAKE & CUPCAKE IDEAS

Many times, it's the unexpected touches that truly enhance the look and feel of your event. One of those special details is the cupcake wrapper that elevates the humble treat into a marvellous, magical morsel that looks almost too pretty to eat. Thankfully, we also have "Enjoy" cupcake toppers to remind guests to dig in.

Picture perfect, regular sized cakes need not feel left out; Illume Partyware's range of cake toppers in their stylish and sassy font provide instant elegance and glamour, regardless of the flavour, colour of icing, or decoration. Our cake toppers look as good atop fancy florals as they do overlooking fondant flourishes, or even as an accent on a minimalist cake. A party cake with an Illume topper is like having a glamorous greeting card every partygoer gets to enjoy, whether you are wishing someone a happy birthday, or spreading holiday cheer. 

PASTEL PARTY FUN

To modify a popular adage, let's say that delight is in the details. Bring out the colourful party straws and watch everyone's eyes light up as their minds instantly call up images of old fashion stick candy and magic wands.

We all love gifts -- giving gifts to guests of honour and loved ones, but we all love getting gifts as well. That's why party favours and swag bags always bring a smile to our faces. Little tokens of appreciation and surprises make guests feel like the party was really all about them.

For the Ruby Rabbit/Dream a Little Dream party, we would have given every attendee matching party favour bags - gold dots and strips and silver dots and strips, in this case - full of fun to make them feel like they were taking the spirit of the party with them.

Something as simple as coordinating the gift bag is a smart way to up the level of sophistication of your event. It tells your guests that you are a thoughtful, savvy host with a developed sense of aesthetics and impeccable taste. Customise with matching party tags and sticker seals and they will truly feel special. You will look as though you have planned the party and all its elements like an orchestral performance, in which every component had a special part to play to create a few hours of pure bliss.

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CREDITS: PHOTOGRAPHY  Love Her Photography / EVENT STYLING  Dream A Little Dream / PARTY DECORATIONS Ruby Rabbit / ILLUME PARTYWARE supplied by Ruby Rabbit / TABLEWARE CHAIRS AND TABLE HIRE  Allegra & Grace Chairs / VENUE Cleaver Street Studio / DESSERT AND CAKE  Cakes by Sarah  / CAKE TOPPER Communicake It