This balloon collection was inspired by my toddler, who LOVES balloons and thinks they are called BOW-loons. So I knew that his 2nd birthday just had to be full of BOW-loons and bright, primary colors. I hope you enjoy some photos of Deac0n’s recent Balloon Party!
I printed up the invitations as a regular color copy, in 4×6″ size. Any bigger than that and you will have a hard time finding a balloon long enough to hold it. I rolled the invite tightly, taped it, and had someone hold the mouth of the balloon open a bit while I slid it in. Then I added some confetti and blew up the balloon. I attached a tag that said, “POP ME!” so the kids could get excited about the party.
Guests were greeted by a path lined with balloons increasing in height, so as to build anticipation!
Then came the colorful balloon wreath, created by my assistant, who was handed several bags of balloons and an 18″ wreath, and given only this instruction: “Make it purdy…” I love the outcome, and I think it really made the 4″ medallion from my collection POP! (No pun intended!)
We decided to give the decorations ‘height’, just because it was a Balloon party. So we utilized the balcony (which my kids call the ‘Rapunzel Room’).
This is the ‘dessert table’, which actually had veggies on it too, in my [feeble] attempt to balance cupcakes with crudites. 🙂
The cupcake toppers, which also made an appearance in several other places…
Who says Cupcake Toppers are just for cupcakes?!
These adorable balloon-shaped cake pops made the kids positively wide-eyed!
The balloon-shaped Fruit Pizzas were my idea. What do you think? Hit or miss?
And this may have been my favorite part of the whole party… I handed my assistant a bag of Babybel cheeses and asked her to make them look like balloons. ADORABLE! And a great way to get some healthier foods into the mix.
My Aussie mates know that no kids party is complete without FAIRY BREAD! But I decided to pinwheel them to give them a balloon look. For non-Aussie readers, Fairy Bread is very easy to make, and very popular with the Tin Lids (aka KIDS).
And here are the favors… the kids got a box with a water balloon kit, a helium balloon tied to it, and a Rice Krispie balloon pop. I attached the Favor Tags included in this collection to the box with a balloon sticker from Creative Memories.
And these were the cookie favors I gave out:
They were super easy and inexpensive. I got pre-made sugar cookie dough, and rolled it into balls and flattened them a bit. Then after they came out of the over, I stuck a popsicle stick inside (and later lollipop sticks, although they didn’t work as well on a heavy cookie). Then I frosted them in bright colors (I bought cans of white buttercream frosting and tinted them with food coloring). Then I wrapped them and added the favor tags. Easy!
Here is the invitation, it can be personalized with or without a photo.
And here are the coordinating items:
I could see this collection being adapted for many different functions: a Welcome Home party, graduation, or pretty much any occasion where balloons would be welcome (and for me, that means ALL occasions. LOL).
See my Balloon Pinterest board for more ideas!
Balloon Invitation and Printable Accessories by Renees Soirees
Photos by Rule of Faith Photography, Phoenix, Arizona
Birthday Boy applique shirt by Absolutely Handmade
Balloon Cake Pops by Mind Over Batter, Tempe, Arizona
Red basket (for veggies) from Sur la Table – now on clearance for 75% less than I paid!
Red round serving tray from Sur la Table
Balloon favor boxes – Walmart party section