Party Ideas and Inspiration

By | 20/06/2021

Celebrate In Style!

What are the best party ideas this year? We’ve put together a list of what works well for birthday parties (and, in fact, all kinds of celebrations) and what’s new and on trend for parties this year. In case you can’t find any of these products locally, we’ve included links to Amazon [disclosure].

Party Ideas 2021 – Alice In Wonderland

What better than this branded Alice In Wonderland cake stand – one of our favourite party ideas for 2021.

image of alice in wonderland party cupcake stand one of our favourite party ideas for 2021

And delightful little drinks containers with labels saying ‘Drink Me’, of course!

image of drink me bottles for an alice in wonderland party one of our picks of party ideas this year

These little candy boxes would be perfect for taking home filled with sweets.

Football Party

Celebrate the Euros with this bumper football party pack.

And the ultimate giveaway for a football party is, of course, a football. These lightweight balls are easily inflatable and come in a pack of 10. One of our favourite party ideas this year.

image of footballs for a football party one of our picks of party ideas this year

Party Ideas – Fiesta Party

Make the most of the good weather and celebrate with vivid colours and all the fun of the fiesta.

Don’t forget the pinata!

Party Ideas – Unicorn Party

This unicorn party pack includes a balloon arch.

image of unicorn decor pack including balloon arch one of our picks of party ideas for unicorn parties

Don’t trawl the shops for unicorn-themed party bag gifts. This set contains 90 pieces (not for kids under 3).

image of party bag fillers for a unicorn party one of our picks of party ideas 2021

You’ve got to go big for a unicorn cake. This is a brilliant topper with lots of interest which is sure to delight any unicorn fan.

image of a unicorn cake topper, unicorns are our pick of party ideas this year

Glitter cake toppers are great party ideas as they add impact to a cake whether it’s bought from the supermarket or made at home. This cake topper comes complete with unicorn.

Unicorn party pick is one of our best party ideas this year

These burlap unicorn party bags are an eco-friendly way to avoid too much plastic and make a nice keepsake in themselves.

great party ideas for unicorn parties include burlap eco-friendly party bags

Pirate Party

You can’t have a pirate party without a bit of dressing up fun. This set will get everyone in the party mood.

image of pirate party dressing up one of our picks of the best party ideas for pirate parties

Loads of skull and crossbones bunting will set the scene.

party ideas for pirate parties include this image of bunting

We like this Treasure Island map table covering for tea-time.

image of treasure island table cloth one of our best party ideas for pirate parties

Dog Party

Celebrate your faithful friend with a dog-themed party.

image of balloons and banners and other party ideas for a dog party

And don’t forget the paw-print party bags – one our favourite party ideas for a dog party.

image of paw party bags, one of our favourite party ideas for dog parties

Party Ideas – Dinosaur Party

This mega party pack come complete with balloon arch, garland and dinosaur balloons.

image of dinosaur party pack one of our favourite party ideas for dinosaur parties

Add an inflatable T-Rex to set the scene.

image of an inflatable t rex one our party ideas for dinosaur parties

And a personalised brontosaurus glitter cake topper is bound to go down well.

image of personalised cake topper one our party ideas for kids parties

Party Ideas – Greatest Showman

A party that incorporates a film always works well because you can have sing-a-longs as well as a bit of down-time while watching. The Greatest Showman works brilliantly because of the circus party ideas too. Don’t forget the popcorn.

This big top background would be perfect for pictures.

image of big top background one of our party ideas for greatest showman parties

We love these edible wafer Showman cake toppers.

image of greatest showman cake toppers one of our party ideas 2021

Popcorn boxes for snacking during the movie.

image of popcorn boxes one of our party ideas 2021

And perhaps a plate-spinning activity.

image of plate spinning set one of our party ideas for entertaining kids at a greatest showman party


Party Ideas – Why buy party supplies online?

The key reason for buying party supplies online is the range. Although it’s much easier now to find themed party accessories at supermarkets and specialist toy and gift shops, the best choice is on the internet. This is especially true if you’re looking for niche products such as Fortnite or Paw Patrol. You also get the best party ideas by shopping this way.

Check prices for the best party supplies

The internet is a good way to compare prices but shopping around takes time. You may decide it’s worth paying more to buy from a trusted seller rather than trawling through the price comparison and voucher code sites. And, a great deal isn’t as great if the delivery charges are sky-high. A trusted site offering free delivery and returns (this may be very important if you order multiple items to check sizing) may be cheaper in the long run.

Check specifications

Be sure to check the actual size, colour and quantity of goods before you buy. Read the description carefully because the picture might not show the reverse of a product which has a detail that’s important. Also, some retailers do not guarantee you will receive a certain colour of product which can be especially true of party products.

Party Ideas – Read reviews but keep perspective

Reviews are a great way for consumers to share knowledge and provide useful feedback for retailers. But always look at the broader picture of reviews especially for party ideas. Do not be put off by the odd negative one – the reviewer may have an axe to grind.

Useful Resources

Party Planning always starts on Pinterest!

Check out the kids’ party recipes on BBC Food for some seriously impressive party cakes.

And there’s an excellent party planner for your child’s birthday (which we’ve used ourselves) and other party ideas in Fay’s Family Food by Fay Ripley.

image of fay's family food book by fay ripley with a great planner for kids parties one of our picks for great party ideas

We love Canva for easy invitations.

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