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20 Dec 2021
Special Occasions
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2022 Party Trends - Bigger, Bolder, Better!


If the last couple of years have taught us anything it's the importance of celebration, laughter and loved ones and that every occasion, no matter how big or small, should be celebrated. Here at Marriott we believe that 2022 is going to be a year full of toasting old memories and creating new ones with our nearest and dearest. When planning a party, it's always good to be ahead of the curve and create a celebration that your guests will be talking about for years to come, so we have gathered some of the key trends that we expect to see in 2022's celebrations to ensure you'll be seen as a real trend setter! 


Bigger is Better 


One thing that we can all agree on is that 2022 celebrations will be bigger than ever, as your guests are definitely ready to party! With your entertainment, décor and food, it's all about making an impact in 2022. Balloons will continue to be a great way to make a big impression as balloon arches, walls and canopies can be customised to fit any theme or occasion. 


Photobooths or Instagram-worthy backdrops remain popular in 2022 and are a great addition for your guests to create mementos of the party or share their memories online. Balloons can double up as a fabulous backdrop or why not add a Flower Wall?


Unique food and drink stations also tick the box here, and at Marriott, we have plenty to choose from… Whether it's a Balloon Arch, Popcorn Station or Gin Bar, your Memory Maker will be on hand to help you put together some incredible additional features from our Wish List to ensure your party creates a real WOW factor.


Be Bold


Colour is back - perfect for the big celebration vibes of 2022! Give your guests amazing party energy right the way through from your invitations to your lighting with bright and bold colours. Predictions show that party planners will be looking to inject feelings of optimism, empowerment and joy into their events through vibrant pinks, purples, oranges and blues.


The combination of opposite colours will also be an on-trend option – if you're feeling bold, match an energetic tropical orange with a bubbly ocean blue! Don't be afraid to experiment and add colour via your balloons, table centrepieces and even within your food and drink options.


Live Entertainment 


Having something a little different when it comes to entertainment is a key trend for 2022 and live performers are at the top of the list. Why not go for something unexpected and surprise your guests with a tarot card reader, belly dancer or impersonator? For something more formal, a painter, string quartet or even duelling pianos can go down a treat!


There's nothing like live music or a DJ at a party when you want your guests to enjoy themselves on the dance floor – why not ask the band in advance to prepare and play some of your favourites or ask guests to make requests during the party?


Inside Out Options


It's expected that we'll continue to see events being held either partially or entirely outdoors, as it's still the safest way to bring people together going into 2022. Think event spaces with tents, gardens and terraces to ensure your guests have the option to mingle both inside and outside. 


These parties are perfectly matched with casual dining options such as BBQ style food or grazing boards. Check out our party menus to see what suits your indoor/outdoor event best!


Destination Venues 


Creating an unmissable party means that you'll have guests traveling from far and wide! A destination venue means your guests can party the night away, stay at the hotel and then share memories over breakfast the morning after the night before. Here at Marriott, we offer incredible celebration spaces, fantastic hotel services and have exceptional teams on hand to make sure you and your guests have the best weekend possible!


Getting together and celebrating is something we have all missed and 2022 is sure to be a year to remember… But this time, for all the right reasons! Get in touch with our Memory Makers to create a truly spectacular day that you and your guests will enjoy from start to finish.