When it comes to party goodies, no one adds the magic and sprinkles quite like Meri Meri. Based in Cheltenham, England, Meri Meri crafts whimsical cards, invitations, bakeware, party accessories and more! We chatted with Meri Meri to get the ingredients for an unforgettable party – packed with glitter, unicorns and cake toppers.
What are your go-to staples for throwing a party?
I like the table to look really full with lots of different elements: big plates, small ones, party bags, hats, blowers and confetti everywhere. I mean lots and lots of confetti. I usually have parties catered as I am not great at cooking for a crowd, but I love the decorating part.
What are the bells and whistles to take a party to the next level?
Balloons in all shapes and sizes are on trend right now. They have been reinvented to a new level. Our giant confetti balloons are a blast. If you blow a few of those up with just air and scatter them around the floor, kids have a great time. They are unexpected. Glitter on our products always lifts everything, as does a metallic foil. Creating fun phrases with our glitter letter set is easy and is a great display. You can hang tassels or garlands underneath! Pinwheels, lanterns, all of these basic items really create a party atmosphere.
What is a must have when throwing a kids party?
Children look delightful in party hats. They’re great for photos, and are the start of dress up. Party blowers, balloons and of course, cakes, have to be on the table. I am always grateful for an entertainer too. I am good with about three kids, but having a professional come for a few hours makes it so much more fun, especially when they’re little kids.
What is your favorite party theme?
Pirates. It’s hands down the best! It’s great for dressing up, lots of fun games, and I think it works for children and adults. My friend had one for his 50th birthday and it was fabulous. There are an overwhelming number of great ideas for pirate parties.
What sets a Meri Meri party apart?
We pride ourselves in designing carefully thought out, original products. The graphics and finishes that we use take them to the next level. Our brand is known for originality and creativity. I love that. We will hop on a trend, but it is so much more fun when we start one. I want to make sure our customers feel proud to use our things and they are effortless to set up. We assume the host is really busy, this means our decorations should be easy and make the host look great. That is our job! We try to offer everything you would need to create a great atmosphere for a party.
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