Hot Air Balloon party feature

This gorgeous Hot Air Balloon party shoot was a stunning collaboration shoot for Issue 8 of our Celebrating Little One’s magazine styled by Events by Sara who collaborated with other of our Celebrate Society members!

We love the crisp blue/white look and the detailed illustrations and gorgeous backdrop!

View the images below and find all the vendor credits at the end
























Event planning and styling

Events by Sara


Graphic Design & Stationery

Edge house design



Cake from the heart



Jos Signs by Design



Vanessa Verchiani Photography



Crazy about flowers


Prop hire

Sweet Heavenly Events Hire


Tableware and linen

Take Me Hire


Birthday Hats

Eve and co Stationery



Sweet Finger Cakes



The Fiddler


Acrylic Cake Topper

Letters by lulu



Me + My Tribe




Hot Air Balloon Kids Party Supplies

Up, up and away! This enchanting theme has been soaring in popularity recently and we love it! A sky filled with hot air balloons is certainly an amazing sight and this theme gives you the opportunity to share that amazement and capture the wonder with your little one.

Hot Air Balloon Party Styling by Events by Sara with hot air balloon backdrop design by Edge House Design
Hot Air Balloon Party Styling & Props by Sweet Heavenly Events
Artwork by Eve and Co
Hot Air Balloon by Signature Event Styling in Melbourne
Hot Air Balloon Party Styling by Cookie Queen Kitsch’n

Hot Air Balloon Kids Party Invitations & Stationery

This theme can work for a boy or a girl and looks gorgeous as a vintage style party, or you could make it modern and bright! Here are some invitation ideas to reflect any theme colour and style:

Girl Hot Air Balloon Invitation by Joyful Invitations
Boy Hot Air Balloon Invite by Eve and Co
Hot Air Balloon Invite by Frankii styles
Stationery by Edge House Design

Hot Air Balloon Kids Party Decorations

For your hanging decorations you can’t go past hot air balloons themselves! But there are so many other options too, for decor, which you can use for a floating affect!

Balloons from The Party Parlour
Cloud Balloon from Ruby Rabbit
Jumbo White Balloon from Little Boo-teek
Backdrop by Edge House Design
Backdrop by Giggles and Grace Designs

Hot Air Balloon Kids Party Tableware

From fluffy clouds to brilliant blue hues, the sky is the limit for tableware options to fit the hot air balloon theme.

Plates from The Party Parlour
Plates from Favour Lane
Cloud Plates by Ruby Rabbit
Blue Ombre Cups from Favour Lane

Hot Air Balloon Kids Party Cakes, Desserts and Accessories

Blow your guests away with these amazing dessert creations!

Tarts by Tartalicious (Sydney)
Hot Air Balloon Cookies by Sweet Finger Cakes (Sydney)
Cake Pops by Sweet Finger Cakes (Sydney)
Hot Air Balloon Cookies by Marvalicious Bites
Hot Air Balloon Cookies by flyawaypineapple
Hot Air Balloon Cookies by Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Hot Air Balloon Topper by Foote and Flame

Hot Air Balloon Kids Party Hire Items

Here are a few other spectacular items you can source from our members that will have the kids in awe… just like when they see a real hot air balloon! Most of these businesses have more items available so click on the images to browse their websites:

Hot Air Balloon Prop for Hire from Tiny Tots Event Hire (Sydney)
Tableware Hire from Take Me Hire (Sydney)

These great hot air balloon partyware and party supplies featured here can be found on our members websites. Remember you can CLICK on any item above to be taken to that business’s website or Facebook page! You can find all these vendors and more in our Directory section!

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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 round up of party supplies includes many items from vendors on the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory – make sure you visit if you are planning a celebration!

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:



Girls Hot Air Balloon party printables – 2 Love Birds




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




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:

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



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



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


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.



Hot Air Balloon cookies – Miss Biscuit




 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



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


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!