Party hosts around Australia have really upped the styling ante. With access to gallons of inspiration on Pinterest, Instagram and other social media forums, every little detail of the party design is well considered. The desire to produce something truly special is ripe. But not all party décor is created equal! Here’s a roundup of our favourite online party shops that can help you in your pursuit of party perfection.
So you have a party to plan – exciting!! However you are possibly asking yourself the overwhelming question of “where do I start?” Before you dive head first into the world of online party shops, take a couple of important steps.
I know it’s a bit cheeky, but in our opinion the obvious place to start is by grabbing a copy of the Imprintables Party Checklist (here). Seriously – this checklist will ensure you don’t miss a thing 🙂
Other than downloading our checklist, choosing a theme for your party is one of the first things that you will do. Especially because your theme may very well determine which party shops you decide to buy from.
Haven’t decided on a theme yet? We have a few tools that can assist you. Check out our Party Moods page for some initial inspiration and then head over to our Pinterest to continue your search. If you are hosting a kids party, our list of A to Z Kids Party Themes could hold something that tickles your fancy. Or if it’s a baby shower, read about some of our favourite themes here.
Once you have chosen your theme, breathe a sigh of relief and get excited because the fun is really about to begin. Fortunately, party decorations are actually quite easy to purchase online. It’s not like a pair of pants that you really need to try on and are almost guaranteed wont fit the first time. It is usually pretty clear from the pictures and descriptions exactly what you are getting. However, it’s knowing which online stores offer the quality you are after.
Over the years and between the bunch of us, there are definitely party shops that we have come to prefer. And here are the ones that make the cut (and that we follow religiously on Instagram for inspo).
Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Ruby Rabbit comes from an experienced event connoisseur. A boutique online store showcasing the very latest, always on-trend partyware that will add that something special to your event. Always classy and oozing style, Ruby Rabbit has something for every occasion. Shop by items or take the effort out of your search and shop by theme to stumble across the perfect complementary products to style every detail of your event.
Delivery out of Perth, Australia is fast and Afterpay is available.
Illume Partyware is a stylish, high-end, fashionable partyware brand, that launches a new collection every year because birthdays, weddings, christenings or any milestone is worth celebrating! Parties are a good reason to bring family and friends together. Illume Partyware is now sold in over 400+ stores across Australia and in over 20+ countries worldwide.
We just love the different lookbooks you can find on their website that will help inspire your theme. From glittering gold, to floral, to black and white – something stylish for everyone.
Party for Stella
Party for Stella design quality, chic party tableware and source unique decorations to make entertaining easy and your event sparkle! Each collection has been selected with the intention to allow you to mix and match the most gorgeous colours and styles so you can celebrate your event with ease and style.
Party planning can be time consuming so take a look and be inspired by party themes, where they have put together all the bits and pieces to help make your entertaining effortless. These guys really share our lust for beautiful and fun parties – minus the fuss!
Lenzo is the first online marketplace for events which enables you to shop and receive a quote for event related goods and services in the one destination. They will first inspire you via their incredible blog, The LENZO EDIT, and then enable you to SHOP THE LOOK via their Marketplace.
Fall in love with a style and then realise you CAN have it all. Lenzo is overflowing with inspiration.
The Gathered Party Store
The Gathered Store is an online children’s boutique carefully curated by the team at Little Gatherer. Filled with beautiful products from all corners of the globe, The Gathered Store caters for design-conscious mammas and papas… and the young at heart.
The Gathered Store is home to some of our favourite party brands, such as Meri Meri and Poppies for Grace
Oh Happy Day Party Shop
The Oh Happy Day party shop really knows how to put the “art” into “party”. With a burst of colour dancing across the collection, this online party shop makes you feel instantly happy as the name would suggest. Although the product options are endless, we get the feeling that only the very best of the best items make it into store. There really is so much to choose from – you may even have to throw more than one party 😉
The Oh Happy Day Party Shop was founded in 2015 as a sister brand to the blog Oh Happy Day. The Party Shop offers a large selection of modern and carefully curated party supplies. Everything is shipped with love from Mission in San Francisco. Shipping to Australia is around $50 but the gorgeous items may just be worth it!