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 how the simplicity of this theme is taken up a level in this party by all of the unique items that were brought in from various Etsy shops. I think this Alphabet ABC theme would be so fun for a back to school party or a baby shower too! Some of the ideas and elements I like best in this party are:
The chalkboard printables
The small cake made to look like a toy block with fondant letters on the sides and striped paper straws along the edges
The mini composition book party favors
The alphabet cereal served in cupcake liners
The fork, knife and napkin packaged together in notebook paper favor bags
Tierney said this about the party- “Planning birthday parties is an art, an adventure and a memory in the making. As our youngest son turned 2, we decided to put a modern spin on an ABC Party. As the owner of Tints and Prints by Tierney, I challenge myself to create unique birthday parties for my boys. And when I need those unique, one-of-a-kind ideas, I shop on Etsy for just about everything. My parties start with the invitation design, of course, and everything falls into place from there. ABC decorations, books, crayon favors, notebook paper bags, chalkboard and chevron accents…need I say more? Adding these modern twists to a traditional ABC party sounded like fun and were a hit with the school of cousins we had over.
Aside from the birthday party invitation and coordinating party items, this Alphabet ABC Chalkboard Birthday Party features 5 other products from other Etsy shops. Personalized crayons, adorable fabric buntings, custom made fondant for the cake, party straws and paper bags, and the cutest Tooth Fairy pillow gift you’ve ever seen…all wonderful products. Each custom and personalized item made our party one for the books!”
Items used in this party available in the Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Striped Paper Straws Baker’s Twine Notebook Paper and Chevron Print Paper Favor Bags Balloons #2 Candle Clear Cellophane Bags Decorative Paper Shred “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” Square Paper Plates Burlap
This playful CELEBRATE THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Tammy Mitchell of Pink Peppermint Prints.
Why not let the theme of the party be celebration itself?! Some of the ideas I like best in this colorful celebrate themed party are: