7 On Trend Ideas for Your Private Party

7 On Trend Ideas for Your Private Party

With the Melbourne weather warming up, now is the perfect time to host an event. From birthday parties, to family reunions, Christenings to engagement parties, the team at Harbour Kitchen love helping people create special occasions and lasting memories. Here are our team’s top 7 ways to make your upcoming private function really special.

Play Games

Games are not just for kids! Oversized and old fashioned games continue to be a popular trend in Melbourne events. Giant Jenga is always a hit as are old fashioned ‘yard games’ such as noughts and crosses and quoits. Our event space has a sun drenched beer garden for you to set up a games area for your guests to enjoy.

Dessert Stations

Dessert buffets always add a wow factor to private functions. Incorporate some of our famous Harbour Kitchen desserts with some DIY touches such as coloured linen, flowers and colourful candies.

A Splash of Colour

Event season is all about colour. Rainbow colours, unicorn colours and mermaid colours all continue to trend. The brighter – the better!

Selfie Station & Photo Walls

Create your own selfie station or photo wall for your guests to take pictures in front of. There are loads of easy ways to create your own photo wall – with colourful streamers, balloons, drapes and flowers. You might like to incorporate your name (e.g. Claire’s 18th Birthday Party) on the backdrop to give your guests a lasting, fun memory of your event.

Light Up Letters

Light up letters make for a really special, personalised centre piece for your party. Light up letters can be used indoors or outdoors and create an impressive entrance or photo backdrop for your guests. We love working with the team at Light Up Events Melbourne (featured).

Create Your Own Instagram Hashtag

Create your own unique Instagram hashtag for your event and create signs to encourage your guests to use it (or include on your invitation). By creating your own hashtag (for example – #claires18thharbourkitchen), you will be able to easily find all your guests Instagram images and videos from your special occasion.

Themed Parties

Themed parties have made a real comeback recently and choosing a theme for your party is a fun way to make your event interactive. There are so many cool party themes to choose from – let your imagination run wild!

Harbour Kitchen has a range of flexible function spaces for hire and packages to suit all tastes and budgets. Contact the friendly team at the Harbour Kitchen today to discuss your upcoming party. 


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