This darling UP UP & AWAY BABY SHOWER was styled by Sarah of Sugar Coated Mama. Sarah is one talented gal! If you want to see more of her beautiful work I would highly recommend liking her and following her on Facebook here (show some KPI love & tell her I sent ya)!
This baby shower is absolutely adorable and is chock full of so many fabulous hot air balloon party ideas! A few of my favorite elements are:
Sarah had this to say about the party- “I simply love Baby Showers, they are a celebration of life and family, two things very dear to my heart. I especially love the excitement around the arrival of a beautiful little person and the fun that can be had at these special events.
THEME / DECORATIONS
Theming this baby shower was easy, as I was dying to create an Up Up and Away table. It was for a little boy, so blue was an obvious colour, and I picked yellow, pastel green and white to compliment the base palette. Budget was small, so I kept the table very simple, but it went a long way! To tie in with Up Up and Away theme I chose to create some fluffly scalloped lanterns, which I have been obsessed with lately, the blue, yellow and white gradient colours really set off the table. I created a white fluffy backdrop with crepe paper fringe garlands to create the feel of clouds, and used a white table cloth to keep things clean and fresh.
Cake – One of my favourite features of this dessert table is the delicious elegance of the blue multi-tone Swirl Cake with buttercream icing created by Jodie at Get Frosted (her new business) and topped off by the uber cute Cake Pom Pom Garland by Pom Pom Princess. The outside was only the beginning, holy cow was it nice, it was an amazing tasting carrot cake inside!! Vanilla cupcakes with buttercream swirl were also created by Get Frosted and toppers were created by Sugar Coated Mama.Other food items were the green, yellow and blue CLOUD lollies (so yummy), as well as the cloud meringues, coloured nouget, mint M&M’s, handmade personalised chocolate bars, white chocolate coconut malt balls, vanilla pearl sheen cake pops and blue fairy floss.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Lollipop / Treat Sticks Apothecary Jars Crepe Paper Chinese Lanterns (covered in scallop tissue paper) Ribbon Candy Parfait Cups Cupcake Wrappers Paper Fringe Cake Pop / Treat Sticks
I love all of the bright colors and fun ideas in this superhero party! Some of my favorite elements are:
The amazing 3-tiered cake complete with a cityscape and superhero logos, not to mention the impressive 3D superhero topper made to resemble the birthday boy
The canvas favor tote bags printed with superhero sayings
The green rock candy Kryptonite
The comic strip word cut outs used for cupcake toppers
Astir and Alessandra said this about the party- “How about a party for turning your child in super hero?! For this, little Antonio became the main character of his birthday party. His friends also received dress up superhero kits to wear at the party. The guests enjoyed cake pops, push pop cakes, and popcorn, not to mention the colorful cake!”
Photography: Renata Dugulin
Push pop cakes, bolo e doces modelados: Danielle Paolinelli
A few of the highlights to look for in this sweet fairy garden party are:
The desserts wrapped in paper and served in pots to resemble flowers
The layers of ribbon tied around the table
The lovely 2-tiered cake wrapped with a fondant bow
This is what Astir and Alessandra said about the party- “To celebrate the 1st birthday of Maria Antonia mama wanted something delicate and magical, with many flowers! Working with the colors pink, lilac, green and white, we create an enchanted world where fairies roam between flowers and candy! It was a delicate feast full of charm and lots of flowers!”
Here’s what Julie said about the party- “For this dinosaur party we used a lot of items we already had, purchasing only the food, the cardstock that we picked up from Hobby Lobby, and the one dollar plastic dinosaurs from Target and the Dollar Tree. We reused the tree stumps as well as the grasses from other parties we had thrown. From our photos you can tell that we utilized our Silhouette Cameo a lot! For the six year old dinosaur party, we planned out several organized activities for the kids to do. The first activity included making dinosaur fossils out of coffee play-dough that we stored in glass jars for the kids. The kids chose a jar, rolled out their coffee play-dough, and pressed small plastic dinosaurs into the the dough which we then baked during the duration of the party. Another dinosaur activity we had the kids do was to make a stegosaurus using their hand print. Using their hand, their thumb was the head, their palm the body , and their fingers the four legs of the stegosaurus. We cut triangles out of card stock before the party that the kids could easily glue to the bodies of the hand print stegosaurus. Plastic googly eyes completed their dinosaur. The kids were read the book “Dinosaur Roar” by Paul and Henrietta Stickland. They also participated in a dinosaur dance, where they would dance like various dinosaurs. For more details on the party, they can be found here.”
Traci said this about planning the party- “Living in the lettuce capital of the world, there was no better way to celebrate our son’s 2nd birthday than by throwing a John Deere Tractor celebration. My mom and I planned all year long and couldn’t have made it near the success it was without Cupcake Express’ Printable Party Package!
One of my favorite ways to create excitement before the big day arrives is through creative and unique invitations. We gathered denim pants from our local Goodwill stores on half price Saturdays and stored them in trash bags until we had collected enough to make denim pocket invitations. Inside each pocket was a Cupcake Express Printable 3×5 Invitation with all of the party details.
Once the invitations were mailed out, decoration planning was kicked in to high gear. We started with making the adorable Tractor Crossing Signs and ordered a grand total of 16 dozen yellow and green bandanas which we used on the back of chairs and tops of tables as runners. Along the way I found Elizabeth with Posh Paper Creations who created tractor crayons which we placed on the tables as well as baggies of sunflower seeds for snacking.
And what party isn’t complete without a fabulous desert table! Ours included cream sodas with Cupcake Express’ Custom Bottle Labels, dirt pudding with fresh gummy worms, and of course rice crispy treat hay bales and chocolate donut tractor tires. To tie it all together we had dozens of cupcakes and Ashley with Bubba Sweet’s made us the adorable tractor chocolates.
To top it off we had two adorable cakes from Jaime with Yuma Couture Cakes and a very large, almost life size tractor pinata that was gifted to our son by his Nana Blanca. The stunning three tiered cake that had butter cream layers with mixed fruit fillings. It was just as great to eat as it was to look at. For my son, she also created a tractor tire personal cake just for smashing. Sadly, my properly mannered two year old wouldn’t go near it.
As favors, each child took home a planter pot with seeds, gardening gloves, and a shovel. We tied them together with Cupcake Express’ matching Thank You Tags. For the adults, I created a recipe card that we attached to tractor shaped cookie cutters.
Each recipe said:
’1 bucket of dirt
2 cups of worms
1 tsp of sweat
A pinch of germs
Mix together with plenty of Mommy’s love, add a dash of bumps and bruises and garnish with Daddy’s pride and joy. Heat with sunshine and spread over a lifetime of Birthday memories.’”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Burlap Candles Jute Twine Cupcake Liners