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Festival Party Styling Tips

Breakfast, brunch, dinner or lunch… host an incredible festive event for you and your crew

The best thing about summertime? It’s festive party season! And the perfect place to sip on an Aperol Spritz and soak up the energy and love around you! With Christmas and the new year quickly approaching, you’re no doubt starting to plan a celebration for you and your crew.

We have been super lucky to style so many incredible weddings and events in Noosa and on the Sunshine Coast, fom private luncheons, intimate dinners and bespoke parties. So if you are taking the lead to throw the most epic festive party for your crew, keep reading to get our insider planning tips, styling secrets and hire inspiration.

Locate and Create

Finding the right location for your party crew will set the tone for the festive celebration. Firstly, consider how many guests will be invited; how they intend to travel to the party; what time of day it will be; the style of celebration and if there are any packages available.

Here on the Sunshine Coast our options are endless and we have the luxury of hosting extraordinary celebrations. Whether this be at local waterfront restaurants, open venues overlooking the natural beauty of the hinterland or in the warmth of your home. If you are looking for some inspiration on some epic party locations, check out these Noosa and Sunshine Coast venues we love, or ask us for our top recommendations.

Pier 33 Weddings
Pier 33, Mooloolaba
Spicers Clovelly Estate, Montville
Spicers Clovelly Estate, Montville
The Old Dairy Maleny
The Old Dairy Maleny, Maleny
Maleny Retreat Weddings, Maleny
Maleny Retreat Weddings, Maleny
Noosa Waterfront Restaurant, Noosa
Noosa Waterfront Restaurant, Noosa
Noosa Boathouse, Noosa
Noosa Boathouse, Noosa

Surprise and Delight

The key to any festive party is having the right accents and statement pieces for your style of party, whether it be a sit-down lunch or cocktail style dinner. If you are looking to create the ultimate ‘merry’ party for your guests, consider hiring the items to create that overall vision. Hosting a sustainable and on-trend party will be sure to surprise and delight your guests and make the party feel that extra special.

Planning a sit-down style, best to consider the seating arrangements and if you’ll need some dining tables, dining chairs along with tableware like cutlery, plates, glassware, chargers, and linen. Or if a cocktail style is something you were envisioning with guests casually mingling, consider mixing up furniture and décor pieces such as lounges, bar tables, stools, coffee tables or even cushions. And don’t forget those elements that really create a wow factor like a statement bar, photo backdrop or lawn games to really tie it all together. If you are looking for creative ideas, see our table settings and outdoor settings below.

Sit Down Style Wedding
Cocktail Style Wedding
Festival Party Styling Tips - Simply Style Co

Tis’ the Theming

When it comes to theming, think outside the box to really create a festive, inviting and happy atmosphere. Will it be festival and bright; rustic and relaxed; or simple and fresh? We recommend looking at your location and aligning the theming to the venue itself. That way everything will tie in together seamlessly. Additionally, if the party is for your work crew, consider your company colours. Or featuring the branding in the textures and materials in the theming. Keep scrolling for some theming ideas from our range of event furniture and décor.

As soon as you have chosen your theme, the next step will be bringing your festive party to life with furniture, décor and styling details. This is where we come in! Simply send us your colour palette and inspiration images and we’ll happily put together a few suggestions to suit your style, budget and guest capacity. Get in touch to arrange a free consultation for your festive party celebration.

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