Hottest Trends for Summer 2022

After the events of the year that has been, with many of us locked down and cut-off from our friends and loved ones, as we move into Summer 2022 it’s time to let our hair down and celebrate!

This season is all about community, connection and festive fun! As we once again see couples tying the knot and are able to gather together to celebrate special occasions with our nearest and dearest, we share with you this summer’s hottest trends for every kind of celebration – from birthdays to bar mitzvahs!

Hottest Summer Trends for Weddings

PF Founder and Weddings Expert, Mel Wilkinson, gets asked a lot about what’s trending each season for wedding celebrations. We picked her brain for what she’s seeing as the hottest wedding trends for summer 2022. Here’s what she told us:

1. Small, more intimate weddings are here to stay. Couples are looking to host a small wedding party of friends and family. They are choosing outdoor venues and are looking for games to add fun and excitement to their wedding celebrations. For party games with a twist, the engraved ring toss keepsake or tumbling tower guest book have been proving very popular.

Engraved Wooden Tumbling Tower

2. Soft pastels are a popular colour palette for 2022. Feminine shades like rose mixed with neutrals are very popular. For cake toppers, table numbers, menus and wedding signs, we are seeing a trend towards subtle frosted, transparent and white finishes.

Engraved Acrylic Wedding Menus

3. Table settings with be less formal and catered towards more family-style dining. Table decor will be more refined and more personalised for each guest. We are seeing more requests for not just place cards, but engraved glassware featuring individual guest names and special messages.

Engraved Wedding Glassware

4. Couples are looking at more environmentally friendly decor to style their event. We are seeing a shift towards more purposeful wedding favours like wooden silk fans and natural favours including custom wooden coasters, which can double as place cards.

Engraved Wooden Wedding Fan

Hottest Summer Trends for Birthdays

Birthdays are back! Everyone who missed out on a birthday celebration during lockdown will be making up for it in the year ahead. Many of us are choosing outdoor, picnic-style celebrations that keep it fresh, funky and fun. Top trends for birthday celebrations in 2022 include:

1. Similar to wedding celebrations, big share-style food platters are where it’s at for birthday celebrations this summer season. Whether the festivities are taking place at home or outdoors, custom serving platters and sharing plates are proving a super popular and generous way to cater for birthday events.

Engraved Acacia Wood Lazy Susan with Chalkboard Rim

2. Customised beverage holders of all kinds have already been a best-selling birthday gift this season. Whether you’re setting up birthday celebrations with custom wine sets and esky coolers, or gifting personalised keep cups, water bottles or smoothie mugs, a renewed environmental focus is proving personalised, reusable beverage holders as the ideal gift for busy people.

Engraved Luxe Matte Finish Stainless Steel Insulated Travel Mug 590ml

3. Insta-worthy celebrations are now bigger than ever! We all want to celebrate the fact that we’re back doing what we love after all festivities being on hiatus for so long – and what better place to share your joy than on social media? Personalised accessories and special touches are making birthday festivities more socially shareable than ever!

Hottest Summer Trends for Kids

We can’t forget our little people when talking about the top seasonal trends for Summer 2022. Whether its kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews or your regular babysitting charges, make theirs a summer of fun with the following trends:

1. Giving them ownership over their own independence is a tried-and-true tactic for little people to blossom and grow. Personalised items such as custom cutlery sets while they’re learning to eat ‘at the big people’s table’ is proving a hit with families nationwide and inspiring inquisitive little minds.

Engraved Stainless Steel Children's Cutlery 4 Piece Set Fairy Tale

2. Play-based learning is helping kids to feel comfortable and confident in different environments and master new skills along the way. Games such as wooden photo memory sets can be personalised with images of family, friends and familiar surroundings to make learning even more fun.

3. This summer, custom nursery settings are reaching a whole new level with feature pieces from laser cut name signs to personalised money boxes and engraved baby block keepsakes, leading the pack of beautiful and bespoke personal touches that help to create memories to last a lifetime.

Engraved Wooden Elephant Money Box

For all the hottest summer trends for 2022 for any celebration head to personalisedfavours.com.au/

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