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Perfect Pastel Party Ideas

Pastels are so trendy right now. Especially this deep into summer, we all cannot get enough of this color scheme. 

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or a baby shower, pastels are one of the most popular color schemes at the moment. Part of what makes pastels so popular during the summer is its association with some on the summer's hottest themes/trends - ice cream, rainbows, unicorns, donuts!

This blog post is going to show you how to throw the prettiest and colorful pastel party with our gorgeous pastel perfection party supplies.

They’re super stylish and made for mixing and matching – so read on and use our pastel party ideas as inspiration for your own party!


How to plan the perfect pastel party

Choose a color scheme

The first step towards planning your perfect pastel paradise party is choosing a color scheme. Choose a couple of anchor colors, then add a splash of white or gold to elevate your party to elegantly colorful. Pastel pink and gold is one of our favorite combos at the moment. These pastel (blush) pink and gold plates are a customer favorite!

Pastel Pink and Gold Party Plates 12ct

Don't forget the matching cups and napkins!

Or go all out with this deluxe pastel party tableware set. It comes with two plate sizes, cups, forks, straws and napkins and serves 12 guests.

Pastel Party Tableware Set

A more interesting alternative to choosing a color scheme would be to pick a pastel party theme and run with it. Here are some of the most deliciously trendy pastel themes:

Ice cream or sprinkles party

The next best thing to ice cream is an actual ice cream party! Who doesn't love the promise of endless servings of ice creams at an ice-cream decorated venue?

We love this theme because it fits easily into the paster color mood, is colorful and would get everyone (yes, everyone!) excited.

These platescups and napkins would look great at your sprinkles party.

Sprinkles Party Plates 12ct

Mint green and gold

What about mint green and gold? Mint green is one of those colors that is naturally and effortlessly pastel. No matter the celebration, this gorgeous color scheme will make your pastel party beautiful! Begin by adding these plates, cups and napkins.

One of the reasons we love a pastel party theme is that it’s hard to go wrong with it – whichever pastel plates, cups and napkins you choose, it is quite easy to glam them up and make them look coordinated. Gold and white matching products help with coordination and harmonizing your color scheme. These gold and white polka dot party bags will match whichever pastel color scheme you choose!

White and Gold Party Bags

Pick your partyware and decorate!

When it comes to decorations, less is more here too. Blocks of white will really make your pastel-colored decorations stand out.

Confetti balloons

We are definitely still also obsessed with confetti balloons! Choose a color that matches the rest of your party, then blow them up with helium to make a statement! We particularly love these giant gold and silver confetti balloons.

36-inch Giant Gold and Silver Confetti Party Balloons 12ct


Something about the richness of the gold and silver oozes glam and elegance!

Want other colors? Peek into our confetti balloon collection and pick a couple of colours!

You could even serve a selection of sweet treats in these cute polka dot food trays (which are also available in a sprinkles design!)


The finishing touches

Add some finishing touches to your pastel perfection party. This 15-foot true pastel balloon garland is the perfect decor focal point. It can be used to decorate your dessert table or be used to create an ice-cream stand. Either way, your guests will be drawn to this centerpiece. Expect large crowds here. It is too pretty to ignore!

15ft True Pastel Rainbow Balloon Arch Decorating Kit

Finally, these ice cream favor boxes can be given to guests on their way into the party or as they leave.

Ice Cream Party Favor Boxes 20ct

And there you have it – your adorable pastel party is complete! Find all the Pastel Perfection party supplies featured in this post on Shimmer and Confetti. Stay on our blog for more inspiring party ideas!

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