This adorable HOT AIR BALLOON UP UP AND AWAY FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Bruna Sanches of Simply Lace Photography
What a precious party! I absolutely love that it it set amongst the trees; it’s so fitting for this particular theme! I also adore the darling printables and stationery; they are to die for! This party is so sweet and is full of ideas that could work for a birthday party or baby shower!
My favorite Hot Air Balloon Up Up & Away party ideas and elements from this fabulous birthday bash are:
- The darling hanging hot air balloon decorations
- The fabulous hot air balloon photo prop made out of a basket and balloons
- The cute hot air balloon and cloud cookies placed on sticks
- The adorable hot air balloon cake
- The cute cake and dessert table pennant banners
- The darling printable and stationery
- The cute little aviator hat
- and MORE!
Hot Air Balloon Party Details:
This is what Bruna said about planning/styling the party-
“Hi there! My name is Bruna Sanches and I’m the photographer/mother who designed, planned out and photographed my son’s first birthday bash. When he was around 7 months old, I decided to start planning out his party to make sure that every single detail was carefully thought out (it was a busy 5 months of planning). The theme Vintage Hot Air Balloon came from my passion for flying and traveling the world and seeing all things vintage and antique. For the sweets table, I spent lots of time collecting cake stands, apothecary jars, milk bottles, mini vintage suitcases, world globe, to make sure that everything would fall into the same style and colours which was very challenging but also very exciting once everything fell into place. I wanted to incorporate a vintage picnic style, as well as bring in some modern activities to the party. The lemonade stand, which was a great hit, was carefully built by a friend who did the whole thing in less then 3 days. Being a mother/photographer, I spent most of my son’s first year photographing every little moment and so the idea of showing his first years through photographs in the style and size of Instagram pictures made sense and that’s where it led to the idea of building a large rustic frame. I got my father to build the frame where we hung 100 pictures to highlight special moments we shared with him during his first year. We also did a Photo Booth with lots of fun props and a “if you Instagram please #SamIsOne” to encourage guests to take lots of photos and document the party. For the loop bags, I purchased the FUJIFILM Instax mini 8 camera and got every guest to take a photo with Samuel before they left. Everyone got a bag of goodies (candy, sweets, chocolate) and an instant photo with the birthday boy that they were able to take home with them. The big basket with the helium balloons was also lots of fun for the kids. They were all able to g et in and play – they all had such a great time! The aviator hat was brought my a local boutique shop and it fit just perfectly. We also added a small painting and drawing area so that the kids could enjoy and let their imagination flow. It was a lovely evening and a forgettable event. Can’t wait to start planning for next year’s party”!
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