January 29, 2020

Hot Air Balloon Party

Hot Air Balloon Party for 1st Birthday

Mason’s 1st Birthday – Hot Air Balloon theme.

I struggled to decide on a theme but after consulting with Jenni we decided a Hot Air Balloon theme would be perfect! I had wanted to do a mini balloon photo shoot with Mason so I decided to do this first and use the pic in the invitation.

All we needed for this photo shoot was a bunch of helium balloons, a basket big enough for Mason to sit in and the camera – luckily we have a giant park behind our house which is perfect for outdoor photo shoots.

I then jumped on Etsy to find someone to do the graphic design for the invites. ‘Design Bug Studio’

http://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignBugStudio

… they were able to create this simple wording to go with my picture. I love the chalkboard design!

Invite - Hot Air Balloon theme.
Invite – Hot Air Balloon theme.

Hot Air Balloon Table display

Cake table 2

I ordered some great pintables from Printastic Design Shop www.printasticdesignshop.com .  Including a personalised A4 name printable for the table. I framed a few using some cheap frames I found at Spotlight for under $9 each. It was just a matter of printing, cutting and sticking on all the labels.

Hot Air Balloon Table

I wanted to add some more height to the display so I placed the cake on an upturned basket (from my local $2 shop) and used two matching smaller baskets filled with Styrofoam &  for the cake pops. These woven baskets matched the cake and Hot Air Balloon theme perfectly. I was also lucky that it was Easter time too so I found some fake green grass (also from the $2 shop) to add some texture and colour to the table and food displays.

You can follow this link to see how we did the ruffle tablecloth –http://wp.me/p2Uher-1Gw

Party Hats
Party Hats

The Cake

I loved the idea of a Hot Air Balloon Cake but wanted to keep it simple. You can find out more info about how I made the cake here –http://wp.me/p2Uher-1FW

Hot Air Balloon Cake

Hot Air Balloon Cake

Hot Air Balloon Cake

Party Food

I wanted to keep in the theme as much as possible with the food…you can find out more info including recipes here –http://wp.me/p2Uher-1FZ

Hot Air Balloon Cookies
Hot Air Balloon Cookies
YUMMY!!!!
YUMMY!!!!

The above moulds can be found at

http://www.inspiredbychocolate.com.au/

Rice Krispy Treats
Rice Krispy Treats
Mini Cheesecake Jars
Mini Cheesecake Jars
Marshmallow Pops
Marshmallow Pops
Hot Air Balloon Cake Pops
Hot Air Balloon Cake Pops
Individual Dip Cups = No double dipping!
Individual Dip Cups = No double dipping!

Ranch Rolls

So simple & healthy!
So simple & healthy!

Hot Air Balloon Photo Prop.

Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE taking photos! Therefore I thought it would be cool to make a Mini Hot Air Balloon photo prop/booth for the kids to play and pose in at the party.

All the kids loved posing for photos in the Hot Air Balloon basket – it was a HUGE HIT! I’m going to print the individual photos of each guest to include them in our thank you cards.

You can find out how I made the Prop here –http://wp.me/p2Uher-1Gy

And you can purchase those cool Goggles from https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cheeky-Chops-Shop/136660683095821

Birthday Boy
Birthday Boy
Miss A & Master L - about to take flight!
Miss A & Master L – about to take flight!
Miss M enjoying a ride
Miss M enjoying a ride
Miss J Enjoying a ride.
Miss J Enjoying a ride.
Miss M about to have an "adventure".
Miss M about to have an “adventure”.

Hot Air Balloon Craft table –

What party is complete without a craft table (great for the kids to have a little quiet and creative time). I ordered these fantastic plaster moulds from Candy’s Plasters

https://www.facebook.com/CandysPlasterCreations

– she has a massive range of plaster kits and can cater for any sized party! Very reasonable prices too – make sure you check her out for your next party!

Hot Air Balloon Craft
Hot Air Balloon Craft
Hot Air Balloon Craft Table
Hot Air Balloon Craft Table
Hot Air Balloon Craft Table
Hot Air Balloon Craft Table

Up, Up & Away – Birthday Guest Fingerprint Memento

This was a super cute idea! Follow this link to learn how I did it :). –

http://wp.me/p2Uher-1H6

What a great way to remember his little friends.
What a great way to remember his little friends.

Up & Away fingerprints 1

Thank you for checking out Mason’s Party. I hope you have found some inspiration for your next party! Don’t forget to find us on Facebook & Pinterest.

Thank you bags
Thank you bags
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5 thoughts on “Hot Air Balloon Party

  1. You are so creative.Your son is very lucky. I too am planning a hot air balloon party for my bub and came across your page.Very impressed.Do you still have the basket available?

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