WE'RE just over halfway through the year and it'll be Christmas party season before we know it. To help you get into the holiday party-planning mindset, we caught up with Susan Hamilton (pictured), from Staging Connections, to check out their new Christmas party styling themes for 2016.

This year, we're offering planners a collection of fresh ideas and some popular revamped classics. Whatever vibe you're aiming for with your Christmas party, we have something for everyone. All of our Christmas party themes can be scaled and customized to meet the needs of your Christmas event's budget, venue and brief.

1. A Fairytale Christmas event theme

Fairytales come to life in this beautiful celebration of Christmas styling concept.

Rich reds and textured fabrics, like velvet, should be the hero in your styling and table centrepieces.

Add traditional medieval-like decorations and ensemble centrepieces of Victorian urns filled with glossy red apples, berries and roses.

Clusters of red glass candle holders bring warmth to the table, and for a true decadent affair we recommend using long king tables.

2. A Glittering Winter Wonderland

Create a magical frozen fantasy to transport your guests to with our Winter Wonderland styling concept.

Incorporating lighting into your look, ethereal snowflakes can drift around the room, across sheer chiffon draping in the ceiling and across walls made of black star-cloth, settling upon a landscape of pristine linens in the purest white.

Austere, bare branched centrepieces drip with icy chandelier crystals that twinkle in the light will create a sparkling canopy at every table.

3. 12 Days of Christmas event theme

Undeniably a favourite Christmas carol, we've brought the '12 Days of Christmas' to life as an immersive holiday event theme.

Using creative AV, turn your event into a live countdown by projecting coordinated graphics onto screens around the venue.

Every half hour the room celebrates the day's theme, eventually coming to rest at the Twelfth day.

Celebrate an elegant and romantic Christmas tradition with festive table linens, in shades of gold, cardinal red and forest green.

Create 12 different centrepiece designs depicting the 12 days of Christmas to coordinate beautifully with the colour palette and tie the theme together.

4. Platinum Colour Pop

Add a burst of colour to sophisticated and clean styling with our new Platinum Colour Pop concept.

Along crisp white table clothes, silver sequin table runners add sparkle and a sense of luxury to this styled Christmas party look.

Our beautiful silver Manzanita trees are decorated with baubles all with different finishes and textures, accented with bright pops of colour.

Chair covers in silver grey are arranged with coordinating 'feature chairs' to match your accent baubles.

This holiday theme comes with an entry feature or stage backdrop that includes our lovely and very versatile crystal curtains and spiral chandeliers.

Complete this look with coloured lighting to match your accent colour.

5. Party in a Tropical Calypso Christmas

A fun tropical style, the Calypso Christmas party theme is perfect for Queensland's hot Christmas celebrations.

Featuring a riot of bright colours in chair covers and chevron print table runners, you can utilize different elements of this holiday party theme to coordinate or clash to give your tables individual flair.

Our pair of pineapple centrepieces in Pink, Lime, Yellow and Teal are the perfect centrepiece for a Queensland Christmas!

Add our beautiful floating LED orbs in and around a pool area if you have one available, or you can place them on your stage to add a lovely illuminated element to the décor of your holiday event.

In addition to our beautiful and highly customizable Christmas party themes, Staging Connections offer you more than 30 years of event planning experience.

We have an event production team that can help you plan and seamlessly execute a Christmas party or holiday event that leaves attendees breathless with enchantment.

Want to know more about our new looks? Click here to get in touch with Susan.

To find out more about staging connections visit our website today. 

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