DIY parties these days are much simpler to execute than the heyday. Back then, it was almost mandatory to hire an event planner lest you risk throwing an unsurprising party with recycled paper decorations.
Modern party decorations are now a thing, be it bridal showers, gender reveal gatherings, or themed birthday parties for your kids. Instead of gimmicky clichéd ideas i.e. clowns and bouncing castles that might just break the bank, why not DIY your own modern party for all occasions?
Below we have a list of 10 modern party curators you can ShopandBox from USA and UK for your next big bash:
Shop Sweet Lulu is the perfect party supplier if you’re looking for sweet, fun yet quirky must-haves for your party. From pineapple motif plates to adorable animal balloons that your kids’ friends would love, check out their “party pretties” on Instagram for eye candy.
- Party Fan Set – Botanical, Shop Sweet Lulu, USD32, +Add to Wishlist
- Pink Pineapple Cake Plates, Shop Sweet Lulu, USD32, +Add to Wishlist
- Forest Animals Balloon Kit, Shop Sweet Lulu, USD32, +Add to Wishlist
We like Oh Happy Day because their roots lie in their blog which is a fantastic resource covering party planning ideas and concepts. You can be assured their shop has a perfectly curated selection and variety of party favours. Candy pacifiers and band-aids? Your gift bags might be the most-talked-about all year round. Also, how chic are those marble plates and fun balloon pop kits (in case normal balloons are too mainstream for you)?
- Happy Balloon Pop Kits, Oh Happy Day, USD18.75, +Add to Wishlist
- Carrara Marble Plates, Oh Happy Day, USD6.75, +Add to Wishlist
- Chocolate Bandaid Favours, Oh Happy Day, USD24.5, +Add to Wishlist
Meri Meri’s extensive party collections are just what you need to throw a party for your kid, including cowboy and mermaid themed ones. Its super pretty glittered party accessories are our favourite too, from pink candles to chic placecards. They also have an impressive Liberty collection featuring floral prints from the iconic London store archives.
- Pink Candles, Meri Meri, USD7.5, +Add to Wishlist
- Colored Tassel Placecards, Meri Meri, USD13, +Add to Wishlist
- Birthday Party Blowers, Meri Meri, USD7.5, +Add to Wishlist
- Assorted Liberty Large Plates, Meri Meri, USD6.5, +Add to Wishlist
This one’s for that intimate gathering you’re throwing for your BFF who’s stylish to boot. Harlow & Grey take its “modern party curator” status to the next level with its glamourously named collections. Noir is for the glitzy friend who’s into anything Art Deco inspired, whereas Modern Camp is for your boho-loving, free-spirited childhood pal. Have a look at @dearchar_ and how she styled her party using Harlow and Grey!
- Noir Cocktail Napkins, Harlow and Grey, USD6.5, +Add to Wishlist
- Goddess Table Cover, Harlow and Grey, USD12, +Add to Wishlist
- Modern Camp – Hand-Doodled Leaves Garland, Harlow and Grey, USD12, +Add to Wishlist
Founded in Houston, Texas, Emerson Sloan offers party decor, tabletop accessories, toys and gifts for any party you have in mind. Bridal pack headbands are the most Insta-worthy wedding shower essentials, while rainbow and unicorn party bags take the cake for the best gift bags for any party. We also can’t resist their marbled napkins that sport a modern, colourful design instead of the usual black/white/grey.
- Marble Small Napkin, Emerson Sloan, USD5.99, +Add to Wishlist
- Bridal Pack Headbands, Emerson Sloan, USD26.99, +Add to Wishlist
- Rainbow & Unicorn Party Bags, Emerson Sloan, USD14.99 , +Add to Wishlist
Can you tell that Bash Party Goods is curated for the modern art lover who loves to have fun? A recurring detail in its items is the use of snazzy, sprightly pastels that would make any table spread a beauty. Everyone needs disco diamond confetti for their party, and dare we say that those striped and polka dotted paper straws are cute enough to keep?
- Disco Diamond Confetti, Bash Party Goods, USD6, +Add to Wishlist
- Pink Sprinkles Gift Wrap, Bash Party Goods, USD8.5, +Add to Wishlist
- Confetti Pop Paper Straws, Bash Party Goods, USD5, +Add to Wishlist
Merriment’s collections are systematically arranged according to season, theme, and type to make it easier for you to shop. While they’ve got a solid range of party supplies, we’re exceptionally drawn to their adorable wooden scoops that would look perfect on your ice cream buffet table. Cake toppers and banners of all sorts will come in handy for your DIY party as well.
- Mini Wooden Scoops, Merriment, USD12, +Add to Wishlist
- Hooray! Cake Toppers, Merriment, USD7.5, +Add to Wishlist
- Big Rig Banner, Merriment, USD9, +Add to Wishlist
Cheeky’s CEO and co-founder was inspired to create paper plates that are fun and exciting for a good cause: when you buy one item, the company will give a meal to someone in need in the U.S. through its partnership with Feeding America and No Kid Hungry. We are crushing on their whimsical yet party-perfect designs, from whale prints that kids would love, to special collabs such as Whitney Port’s collection that’s exclusively available at Target.
- 7″ Paper Plates — navy dip and teal doodle, Cheeky, USD3.59, +Add to Wishlist
- Whitney Port for Cheeky Paper Cups, Cheeky, USD3.59, +Add to Wishlist
- Kids 9″ Paper Plates, Cheeky, USD2.99, +Add to Wishlist
Candle & Cake’s inventory features a truckload of items that you wouldn’t even have thought of for a party—but will serve as functional yet pretty add-ons. There’s nothing quite like cloud shaped napkins or ivory pompoms to set the party ambience, and they too have Liberty items such as these sweet heart stickers you can paste on placecards.
- Cloud Shaped Napkins, Candle & Cake, GBP4.99, +Add to Wishlist
- Ivory Pom Poms, Candle & Cake, GBP4.99, +Add to Wishlist
- Liberty Print Heart Stickers, Candle & Cake, GBP5.99, +Add to Wishlist
If you prefer muted shades of cool blues, greys, and blush pinks, Ginger Ray’s lineup of goods will appeal to you. Instead of using a regular guest book at your party, check out their version of it—guests can write their well wishes on blank wooden blocks and then build a tower with all the special messages.
- Build A Memory Building Blocks Guest Book, Ginger Ray, GBP17.99, +Add to Wishlist
- Rose Gold String Table Lights, Ginger Ray, GBP6.99, +Add to Wishlist
- Baby Blue & Silver Foil Happy Birthday Bunting, Ginger Ray, GBP7.99, +Add to Wishlist
Pretty Little Party Shop’s forte lies in their balloonery—take your pick from plain, polka dot, or confetti-filled. Or you can ShopandBox a balloon garland installation kit to make it easier for your modern party setup. While we’re at it, why not jump on the trendwagon and opt for rose gold paper fans or even iridescent pastel cups for a picture-perfect bash?
- Rose Gold Paper Fans, Pretty Little Party Shop, GBP7.99, +Add to Wishlist
- Iridescent Pastel Cups, Pretty Little Party Shop, GBP3.69, +Add to Wishlist
- Balloon Garland Installation Kit, Pretty Little Party Shop, GBP26.99 , +Add to Wishlist
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