Once upon a time, a child’s birthday party involved a train cake from The Woman’s Day Cookbook, a big bowl of Allen’s lollies and blowing up so many balloons that you could swear something popped in your head.
But 2017 is a different playing field — it’s all about being creative, and the trends just keep on comin’. We have sought out some of the most ridiculously gorgeous party concepts doing the rounds that will be sure to give your little girl, and all her besties, a party that she will definitely never forget.

Next level balloons – Party Palace Australia, Bella Vista
Giant foil balloons and confetti balloons are the latest must-haves for your next party, and the best local stockist is Party Palace Australia in Bella Vista. This is my favourite Hills party shop if you’re looking for the latest unique concepts in party land.
They even have everything you need to set up your very own dessert and candy buffet, which is bound to please all the little sweet tooths you’ll be catering for.

Luxe sleepovers – Teepee Nights
One of the biggest party trends of 2017 is to transform your living room into the ultimate girl’s sleepover party. Your gorgeous sleep oasis will feature private teepees for your guests, twinkling fairy lights, cute bunting and beautiful bedding.
You’re bound to hear gasps of excitement as your little guests arrive, as well as giggling and ghost-story telling well into the night.
*Special offer for Sydney Hills & Hawkesbury Living readers – Spots for 2018 are booking fast, so book now to receive a free dreamcatcher centrepiece for the night.

Fairy flower crown dreamin’ – Floral Expressions
Do you have a crafty little girl who loves everything flowers? Hop on the Flower Crown craze and have a crown-making workshop in your own backyard hosted by Floral Expressions of Northmead.
Your host will supply all flowers and embellishments during the two-hour party, and teach your girly guests how to make crowns and arrangements from scratch. Best of all, your pics of the party will totally be pinterest-worthy.

Pamper party – A Touch of Glitz and Glam
One day you’re having your first pedicure with your daughter and posting it all over Instagram, because it’s SO EXCITING that your daughter is with you … next thing, she wants to come Every. Single. Time. and you find yourself wondering if you’ll ever have a kid free pedicure again.
Well, perhaps you will … if you promise to give her a Pamper Party for her birthday instead.
These parties have exploded this year, with providers coming to your home and spoiling your little girls with everything from foot spas and pedicures to cucumber eyes and mini facials. It’s just TOO CUTE TO HANDLE!

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