She’s Growing “Up” First Tooth Hot Air Balloon Party Details:
This is what Sylvia said about planning/styling the party- “A First Tooth Celebration is an Armenian Tradition that dates back hundreds of years. The first tooth of a baby symbolizes rebirth and brings luck to the family. For my daughter’s celebration I decided to do a “Growing Up, Up, Up” theme that incorporated soft pastel tones with hot air balloons. Working with my favorite florist Maria at Pure Petals Floral we were able to design a beautiful concept for the cake table. It all began with the balloon rainbow and we added details from the baskets to the hand-wrapped letter blocks to spell out my little girl’s name. One tradition of the event is making the wheat that is eaten for good luck. Guests can top the wheat with sweat treats like chocolates and sprinkles. I found these great pails that were attached to one another with a handle at a local store and then added custom cards to let guests know what they can choose from. For the seating card arrangement my florist designed a b eautiful burlap lace box with clouds of hydrangeas. I accessorized with paper hot air balloons to continue the theme. Even the wooden crates had some hand touches. I actually cut a box to fit inside the crates, then hot glued hay on the sides to give it that out on the field rustic look I was going for. It gave the cake table a nice touch and went nicely with the lace overlay I had chosen in the original design. Also the cake was truly wonderful. I worked with Ele Makes Cakes to create a fun design where the cake was sitting atop a group of clouds and on the layers there were hot air balloons in alternating colors. As favors, guests received hand wrapped chocolates with a beautiful vintage hot air balloon design. The table numbers were another creative task. I used a box covered in burlap and ribbon, then topped it with a foam circle. The hot air balloon table number was hot glued in the middle and the foam circle covered with soft cotton to imitate the look of clouds. Final ly, the centerpieces were a bigger representation of the theme with 3 foot polka-dot yellow balloons attached with a white net to a basket of gorgeous flowers in shades of white, yellow and green. They were stunning and fun for the kiddos to play with once they dismantled everything.
Then later in the evening as part of the event, the child is placed on a table and different items are put in front of him/her. The items represent different careers. For example, a book is a writer and a calculator is an accountant. You allow the child to choose an item and whatever he or she chooses we believe will be his or her future career. Obviously this is all in good fun. My daughter first picked the calculator then the credit card. So I definitely have a finance student in my hands.”
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