Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Up,Up and Away!

My wonderful sisters birthday was last week and I was M.I.A planning the decorations for her Surprise Birthday Party. I was inspired by the mugs I bought at Bethesda Resale Shop to throw a hot air balloon themed party of some kind and since I knew it would be super fun and colorful I went with that. There was not a lot of hot air balloon themed parties on the web(that I could find) but I did get some ideas from Here and Here. I only had a dessert table space to decorate but I had a great time doing it! :) Here's what I came up with. Hope you're inspired as well.
I made hot air balloons out of light bulbs and hung them on string above my "Happy Birthday Ruth"pendants

I made paper hot air balloon garland for the table

The inspiration:)

I painted a balloon on a sheet of music

Instead of gifts we asked the guests to bring money for Ruth's favorite charity

I hung "hot air balloons" from the ceiling made out of Chinese lanterns

this two were my favorite because of the fun clouds

After the party I brought the decorations home and hung them in my sons room
I could kick myself...my favorite part of the party was the fingerprint guest book that we had(It was Ruth's take home gift and I forgot to take a picture), it was this concept:

but with a hot air balloon basket at the bottom.
Here are some fun photos from the party.
Tori & Nancy

Shane & Genni

Ruth(Birthday Girl) & Micah

Christen & Genni

Cindy,Beth & Ephraim


Nate,Stephanie,Bri,Nancy & Ruth

Denise,Tim,Linda &Rhonda
Happy Birthday Ruth!