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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!



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 – 2 Love Birds


Hot air balloon printables – The Little Soiree



Hot air balloon invitation – Penny Lane Studios




Cupcake dreams invitation – Poppiseed Designs



Paper Eskimo hot air balloon 1st birthday invitation (also comes in blue) – Party & Co



Hot Air Balloon invitation – Gwynn Wasson Designs


Hot air balloon printables – Ham & Pea Design and Paperie


Hot Air Balloon printables – Anders Ruff



This invitation could work for either boy or girl:


Hot Air Balloon invitation – Paiges of Style



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:

Vintage hot air balloon – The Little Big Company


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

Hot Air balloon – Made by Mosey on Down That Little Lane



Some other options for hanging decorations are these lanterns:

Hot air balloon lantern – Celebrating


Another option is to use a mobile to give the effect of a few floating hot air balloons 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.

Wood berry boxes – Blank Goods


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


White tissue pom poms – Occasion by Design




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

For the table I’ve gone with stripes, as well as natural options (if you are opting for a vintage feel).


Pink stripe table runner – The Party Parlour


Reversible table runner – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations



Wooden plate – Sweet Style

Red and white striped plate – Occasion by Design


Powder blue striped plates – Sweet Celebrations


Pink striped plates – Just Party Supplies



How bright and lovely are these napkins! Also available in other colours too:

Baby blue napkins – Sweet Celebrations


Wooden Cutlery – Sweet Style

This colourful design really fits in well with the look of brightly coloured hot air balloons:

Sunshine stripes paper cup – I Love Parties



Blue paper drinking straw – Sweet Style

Pink doubled striped straws – Just Party Supplies



Sweet Treats/Dessert Table


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 – Sweet Themes



Love the stripes on this popcorn box which you could fill with a range of food items:

Popcorn boxes – Occasion by Design


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



 Favours/Take Home Gifts


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 are just lovely:

Hot air balloon glass gems – Glass gems by Christine (ETSY)



These favour bags can be used to carry on the stripe look:


Favour boxes – Saffy & May


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

Mailbox favour box – The Little Big Company



Mini suitcase – 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

It’s no wonder Hot Air Balloon’s is becoming a much loved theme with such gorgeous parties being styled based on this theme! You are sure to be inspired by these:

Beautiful hot air balloon birthday by Kiss Me Kate featured on Amy Atlas

Gorgeous vintage hot air balloon party featured on Amy Atlas

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

Beautiful yellow and grey hot air balloon baby shower featured on the Little Sooti Blog


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!


posted on 31st Aug 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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


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