This past weekend friends and family and I tossed a baby shower for our pal, Trish. The theme was ‘Up, up & away! A little child is on the way!’, and we covered everything in little hot air balloons.
The dessert table was a lot of enjoyable to assemble, I love exactly how the removed cookies came out. Lining the various plates assisted to make everything ‘pop’.
The paper hot air balloons were inspired by this post and put together by my co-host, Stephanie. Exactly how great are the bright, playful colors on the table!
I made the cake– greatly inspired by this one – the day before and chose a pumpkin dish for the period. You must, MUST try this dish by the Amateur Baker, this was among the very best cakes I’ve ever had. And the icing? A maple cinnamon that’s to crave.
Really wishing right about now as I look at these images that I had actually wound up piping the cake … ah well.
Stephanie made those lovable cloud and hot air balloon cookies, too
We made easy table designs out of craft paper cut into the shape of a hot air balloon (a cricut made it much easier but isn’t essential) glued to sticks (aka bamboo skewers) and set into plaster of pairs. Handfuls of goldfish assisted to cover the plaster. I discovered the chevron textile for the runners.
We served a lunch of chicken salad croissant sandwiches, fruit salad and a huge green salad. Lemonade and champagne kept everyone cool.
We borrowed twenty bright blue paper parasols and they were ideal for the warm day! They also looked so quite covering everybody up.
Games consisted of a cute video game, a ‘cost is right’ shower game and the humorous candy diaper game. Have you ever played this one?
My mommy melted various chocolates into 8 baby diapers and visitors needed to think which was which by observing, smelling as well as tasting;) the contents. Just gagged a little.
Then it was time to open presents.
Sees pops turned upside down became the hot air balloon baskets on these cute favors made by another close friend …
It was a gorgeous Sunday and we had a great time celebrating this brand-new child. More hot air balloon motivation for this shower on this board. and this one, too– just in case you’re ever looking. Have an excellent weekend!
Paper Favor Pouches
Among my favorite, super-quick-to-throw-together ideas from Liv’s party was to develop little favor pouches for gummy bears to hand out to all the children on their means home.
I didn’t get an extremely clear picture of the treat bags at the real party, however right here’s the essence on how we put them together:.
The gray arrows show where a piece of double sided tape was contributed to adhere two sides together. The pouches were popping open after a while, so I could attempt something more powerful than plain old sticky tape next time. Maybe even cute staples or scrap booking tape + a dab of glue in a couple of crucial locations (such as the corners).
They were a cute and easy addition to the celebration! And we literally made them as people were walking in (and as it occurred to me that I had actually indicated to put favor bags together however had actually completely forgotten about them … luckily I kept in mind a couple of variations of this concept on Pinterest, not to mention those cool Popsicles that used to be sold out of comparable pouches when I was a kid– and took place to have paper and pink sweet on hand!). Huge thanks to my bro and best friend Trish for assisting me put together. Visit children’s party for more interesting parties ideas and party planning.