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10 Favorite Party Trends of 2012

10 favorite awe-worthy party trends of 2012 from Babble.com

Everyone loves a good party, myself included! The planning, the mingling with guests, the memories made and captured. Parties are just so much fun! It’s probably no surprise that I love pretty party decor just as much as I love the parties themselves. It’s always fun to see what party trends take hold and spread across blogland like crazy. This year there are so many that I’m absolutely loving! Have an upcoming party or celebration in the works? Here are 10 of my favorite party trends of 2012!

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  • Tassel Garlands 1 of 10
    Tassel Garlands
    Tassel garlands are literally popping up everywhere these days. They're so versatile, really fun and perfect for everything from birthdays to weddings!
    Photo from The Flair Exchange.
  • Crepe Paper Crafts 2 of 10
    Crepe Paper Crafts
    Crepe paper is making a huge comeback this year! It's inexpensive, colorful and just so fun.
    Visit Hellobee to make your own crepe paper party tent!.
  • Paint-Dipped Flatware 3 of 10
    Paint-Dipped Flatware
    Dip-dyed and paint-dipped fashions are popping up all over the design world this year. In particular I am loving the trend of paint-dipped flatware for parties!
    Bamboo flatware, $9.00 from Joyus.
  • Neon Neon Neon 4 of 10
    Neon Neon Neon
    Neon is everywhere these days and I'm here to tell you, nothing makes a party more fun than festive day-glo colors!
    Photo from Hello Lucky.
  • Casual Cakes 5 of 10
    Casual Cakes
    Simple, casual cakes have pushed their elaborate cousins out of the limelight this year. Personally, I can't get enough of cakes that look plain ol' tasty without the fuss!
    Photo from Oh Happy Day.
  • Paper Fans 6 of 10
    Paper Fans
    Paper fans, another oldie but a goodie! They look so charming strung together to form a cool backdrop or dangling from the ceiling.
    Photo from Style Me Pretty.
  • Oversized Balloons 7 of 10
    Oversized Balloons
    Balloons have been a party mainstay for eons, but this year they've gotten a stylish update with a new jumbo size that makes an instant statement.
    Photo from Geronimo.
  • Metallic Glitter + Shimmer 8 of 10
    Metallic Glitter + Shimmer
    Metallics, glitter and shimmer are everywhere these days! Work it into your party with confetti, garlands, glitter-dipped vases and sparkly accents!
    Photo from The Sweetest Occasion.
  • Old Fashioned Candles 9 of 10
    Old Fashioned Candles
    Classic, beeswax candles with a fun, old fashioned look are popping up all over the place. They make birthday cakes look so fun and fashionable!
    Photo from Kiss the Groom.
  • Photo Booth Fun 10 of 10
    Photo Booth Fun
    Photo booths have been everywhere for a few years, but they're still rockin' in 2012. Now they're even showing up at birthday parties and family reunions, too!
    Photo and printable props from Oh Happy Day.

Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion.
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