Yes, summer has only just begun but with only 162 days until Christmas, us event organisers need to start thinking ahead. So put on some Christmas carols while you drink that iced coffee, and let’s get into the spirit of the festive season of 2019…
Five key festive trends
The neon blues and purples of the northern lights may not be the most traditional of Christmas colours, but they’re a huge trend for 2019. Perfectly complemented by the icy whites of frosty snowdrifts and icicles, look out for those unmistakable hues on Christmas trees and in lighting trends this year.
Reuse, recycle, repurpose. With the pressure on to reduce the load on the planet, the sky’s the limit when it comes to creatively decorating this Christmas. Think ornaments made from recycled paper, organic fabrics and vintage pieces brought back to life.
Let there be light! It wouldn’t be Christmas without that twinkly glow, but this year, lights have gone stratospheric. Liberal use of lanterns, candles, traditional fairy lights and even light-up ornaments will be illuminating parties everywhere this December.
Soft and whimsical, muted pastels and iridescent colours combine perfectly with traditional golds and silvers in this take on the unicorn trend. Christmas just got subtle – and oh-so-pretty.
With bright lights and festive colours everywhere, the neon winter trend takes Christmas cheer to a whole new level. Embrace uber-bright decorations, neon signs and photo-ready colour-pop props.