Kara's Party Ideas Up Up & Away + Hot Air Balloon Birthday Party

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This precious UP UP & AWAY + HOT AIR BALLOON FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Valerie Gimre of Charming Touch Parties

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This party is seriously so cute! I love the soft and sweet vibe created throughout the whole partyscape by placing the party outdoors and using a soft color palette! I also adore the darling invitation/stationery! This party is just full of ideas that could be perfect for a birthday party or shower!

The Up Up & Away + Hot Air Balloon party ideas and elements to look for from this lovely event are:

  • The darling banners and bunting
  • The darling white tiered dessert table cover and backdrop
  • The adorable invitations
  • The sweet birthday celebrants attire
  • The darling cupcake toppers and cups
  • The adorable up up and away themed sugar cookies
  • and MORE!

Vendors:
Concept and Styling: Charming Touch Parties
Graphic design: Beth Kruse Custom Creations
Photography: Jennifer Kaye Photography
Florals: Floral Wonders
Home Decor: Tiny Prints
Fabric Bunting: LillyPaul Designs
Cupcake cups: Hoopla Events
Cupcakes and Smash Cakes: The Sugar Path
Cookies: NatSweets
Banners, cake toppers, cupcake toppers, straw flags, favor tags, chalkboard art and other boutique decor: Charming Touch Parties
Gourmet cotton candy: Cotton Candy Confectionary
Twins Outfits: Nevaeh’s Baby Couture Boutique

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Up Up and Away + Hot Air Balloon 1st Birthday Party Details:This is what Valerie said about designing/styling the party-

“Having twins ourselves, we know first-hand the challenges and many joys of having everything be x2. Reaching a first birthday is a milestone in its own right – a sort of “we did it” celebration for Mom and Dad; and of course, a reason to celebrate the two precious babies who have blessed so many lives. Coming up with a fun and gender neutral theme for boy/girl twins isn’t always easy, however. For Carter and Sydney’s birthday, we chose the ever popular and seriously adorable Hot Air Balloon theme. We love how this theme represents growth and possibility (and the colors are just perfect for a first year celebration).
We enlisted the help of our super talented friend at, Beth Kruse Custom Creations, to create graphic designs that would set the tone of the party. We knew we wanted this party to seem airy and whimsical with LOTS of white to represent clouds, as well as punches of pink, blue, coral and mint. For our dessert table we used ruffled white tablecloths on our backdrop and tabletop. They symbolized the clouds, and we added gorgeous florals at either end of our table for the pop of color we needed. Beautiful cupcakes, cloud-like smash cakes, boutique cookies, powdered doughnuts, cotton candy and pretty mason jars of milk set off our dessert table. Our “Up Up And Away” backdrop poster helped create some height for our dessert table and reinforced our theme. Small tabletop signs were placed in acrylic frames from Tiny Prints, and were another beautiful way to personalize our event.
Whenever we style and plan a first year birthday event, we love to add in some décor that can be kept and cherished after the event as keepsakes. For this event, we created some photo collage canvases and acrylic art through Tiny Prints and displayed these items throughout the event. We also created personalized chalkboard stat charts for each twin. These charts will can later be framed and cherished as a keepsake of the baby’s first year favorites. Our charts were held up by photo magnets we created through Tiny Prints and displayed on a large magnetic board. Our twins were dressed in the most beautiful boutique outfits made by the talented “Navaeh’s Baby Couture Boutique”. We just loved the classic design and soft palette that dressed up our special birthday babies. The combination of all of these sweet elements made for a precious “Up, Up and Away” hot air balloon themed first birthday celebration not soon to be forgotten”!

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