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Hot Air Balloon Theme

Up, up and away! This theme has become popular recently and I am not surprised! Such an enchanting theme and one that captures the wonder of all little one’s. A sky filled with hot air balloons is certainly an amazing sight and this theme gives you the opportunity to share that amazement with your little one!

This theme can work for a boy or a girl (I have some lovely girl selections to show you in this post!) and looks gorgeous as a vintage style party, or you could make it modern and bright!

Think hot air balloons & clouds as well as travel inspired items such as globes and maps! Use stripes to create a classic hot air balloon look or other patterns for a unique look.

Make sure you also check out our previous Aeroplane Theme post  and the Peppa Pig theme post which has ideas for some cloud and travel related items as well!

 

Invitations/Printables

There is no shortage of amazing designs in this theme. Here are a few I found, some of which are also available in other colour schemes:

 

Hot Air Balloon printables – Edge House Design

 

 

Girls Hot Air Balloon party printables – 2 Love Birds

 

 

Up and Away Hot Air Balloon printables – Pretty and Print

 

 

Hot Air Balloon invitation – Kristy Gray Design

 

 

Hot Air Balloon baby shower invitation – Coco and Ella Designs

 

 

Girls hot air balloon printable invitation and other items – The Paper Lantern (boys set available)

 

 

Hot air Balloon party backdrop – Giggles and Grace Designs

 

 

Decorations

For your hanging decorations you can’t go past hot air balloons themselves!

The talented vendors in the “Handmade Decor” category of the children’s party directory can easily create some Hot Air balloon garlands, toppers and other decorations for you.

Here are a few other options you could use:

Love these hot air balloons which would look gorgeous in the nursery/bedroom after the party. They come in a range of colours such as red/white, yellow/white, blue/white, green/white and rainbow:

 

Hot Air Balloon decor – The Little Big Company

 

I also love these handmade hot air balloon mobiles available in different fabrics:

Hot Air Balloon mobile – Down That Little Lane

 

 

Some other options for hanging decorations are these lanterns:

Hot air balloon lantern – Celebrating

 

This is a fun hot air balloon foil balloon!:

 

Hot Air Balloon foil balloon – Just Party Supplies

 

Some more garlands and mobiles which can then be used in your child’s bedroom after the party:

 

Hot Air Balloon paper garland – Young hearts love

 

Hot air balloon mobile – Trailofivy (ETSY)

 

 

Hot Air Balloon mobile – The Bear and the Whale

These vintage paper fans are great for incorporating maps into this theme. They are so lovely!

 

Vintage map paper fans – Elizabeth St

 

Lovely hot air balloon garland available in various colours:

Printable hot air balloon garland – Prettiest Print Shop (ETSY)

 

Of course you could use balloons to create your hot air balloon themed decorations. Love this idea:

 

Balloon decoration idea – Green Wedding Shoes website

 

Use a giant balloon to create a large hot air balloon decoration feature at the party:

Jumbo 90cm balloons – Saffy & May

 

 

You could use these berry boxes as the base of your hot air balloon decorations.

 

Berry baskets / boxes – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Gorgeous white pom poms can help create a cloud effect for decorations:

 

White tissue pom pom – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

 

Wall stickers are another fantastic way to decorate and there is an abundance of fantastic wall stickers available for the hot air balloon theme!  These are often easy to remove which means they can be transferred to the bedroom after the party:

 

Hot Air Balloons – My Munchkin Home

 

 

Bosco bear art Hot Air Balloon – Ekidna Kids

 

 

Hot Air Balloon wall stickers – French Key

 

Table Decor

Some options for your table decor incorporating stripes to match a hot air balloon pattern:

 

 

Pink stripe table runner – The Party Parlour

 

Blue reversible table runner – Just Party Supplies

 

Hot Air Balloon party plates – Just Party Supplies

 

 

 

Powder blue striped plates – Sweet Celebrations

 

Pink striped plates – Just Party Supplies

 

 

 

Hot Air Balloon Dessert Table Items

For your Hot Air Balloon dessert table, you can use some of the above printable packages to create your cupcake toppers and buffet labels etc to help theme your table!

You can use this mould to create your own chocolate coated oreos with a balloon shape:

 

Chocolate coated oreo moulds balloons – Confectionately Yours

 

For some extra special treats, use these moulds for some cute hot air balloon chocolates and cookies!

 

Hot Air Balloon chocolate moulds – Inspired by Chocolate

 

 

Hot Air Balloon cookie cutter – Miss Dot

 

If you’re going with a striped look you could use these small favour boxes to fill up with savoury or sweet items:

 

Striped favour box – The Party Parlour

 

These cute cloud chalkboard tags are perfect to use as labels on your food table:

Cloud chalkboard tags – Saffy & May

 

 

 

This gorgeous hot air balloon fabric (also available in other colours) could be used as a tablerunner, tablecloth or backdrop for your dessert table:

Beautiful balloon fabric in various colours – The Elephant Room

 

Use these suitcases (available in different colours) to create extra layers on your dessert table while also tying into a travel theme:

Cardboard suitcases – Bickiboo

 

Some amazing cake and cupcake toppers you could use to decorate and theme your Hot Air Balloon party cake!:

 

Hot Air Balloon cake toppers – Glistening Occasions

 

Remember to visit the Cake and dessert category on the Directory to search for a vendor in your location to create a Hot Air Balloon cake or other items (cookies, macarons, cake pops etc). Some of our vendors also post their items such as cookies Australia wide. Here is a sample of some of their creations for this theme!:

 

Hot Air Balloon cake – Savvy Cakes by Lena (Sydney)

 

 

Hot Air Balloon cookies – Miss Biscuit

 

 

Hot Air Balloon cookies – The Iced Biscuit

 

 

Hot Air Balloon cookies – One Sweet Chick Couture Cookies and Cakes

 

 

 Favours/Take Home Gifts

Hot Air Balloon favour box – Just Party Supplies

 

Gorgeous muslin bags for a vintage feel:

 

Hot Air balloon muslin bags – Penny Lane Studio

 

Unique favour boxes:

 

Hot air balloon printable favour boxes – Piggy Bank Parties (ETSY)

 

Hot Air Balloon milk carton favour boxes – My First Paper Love

 

These unique favour boxes link into the hot air balloon/travel theme and the kids are sure to love them!

 

Mini mail box favour tin – Occasion by Design

 

 

Mini suitcase favour box – The Little Big Company

 

Top off your packaging with a tag such as these attached with twine or a cute peg for a vintage look.

 

Hot Air Balloon gift tag – Koko Vanilla Designs

 

Blueberry twine – Sweet Celebrations

 

 

 Real Parties

Here are some amazing Hot Air Balloon themed parties to provide more inspiration for you, some of which are by stylists in the Event Stylist category of the Directory:

A gorgeous Up Up and Away party by Kiss With Style

A fresh and stylish Hot Air Balloon 1st birthday party by Red Wagon Events

A pretty pastel Hot Air Balloon party by Opulenticity Party and Buffet Styling

Amazing Hot Air Balloon party setup by Sweet Bambini Event Styling for Confetti Fair

This party which combines Hot Air Balloons and a fruit theme has some fun styling ideas by It’s a Cake Thing by Jhoanee

Simply stylish hot air balloon dessert table styled by Lou Lou Events

A classic and sweet pastel girly dessert table by Little Sooti, featured on Amy Atlas

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I hope you have enjoyed this inspiration for a Hot Air Balloon theme and your little one enjoys this enchanting theme! Don’t forget to visit the Children’s Party Directory for all the fabulous vendors you will need when planning this party theme!

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4 thoughts on “Hot Air Balloon Theme

    1. admin Post author

      That is gorgeous Carol! Love the balloon decorations and how everything is so light and airy! Thanks for sharing
      Tanya

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