Monday, February 11

Bright Balloon Party!

RV Parties has been busy... and I finally got to throw a party for a little girl! You better believe there was some pink. :)  My pal Kate has two little girls the same ages as the boys--and she kindly let me invade her house and fill it with balloons and crepe paper.  I accidentally set the bar a little high for the rest of the parties...

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My goal for the party was to create something FUN for Abby that she'd immediately recognize--and what little kiddo doesn't love balloons!  I decided to use traditional birthday decorations--balloons and crepe paper--and put a modern and creative spin on them.

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I found so many cute types of crepe paper I didn't know what to do with it all!  I loved the impact this ruffled crepe paper looked behind the dessert table--so bright!  I wove plain crepe paper together for a pop of color on the white table cloth.  And the Italian Crepe Paper was a fun alternative to a table cloth--it really brightened the room!

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We had so many delicious and adorable treats for the guests to munch on--chocolate covered popcorn, dipped marshmallowsgorgeous sugar cookies and Pop Rock cupcakes! We tried to keep the food "light" or "POP" related. (A little note on the cupcakes--the Pop Rocks can't be put on right before the party or they will all pop and melt!)  Our other favorite treats were Pop Tart Pops and Balloon Pops--both were big hits and tied in our party theme and colors well. Guests took home a bag of homemade gumdrops and some bubbles to pop later--as well as as many balloons as they could bear to take!

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There was no shortage of balloons at the party--we loved the big balloons on either side of our dessert table and filled the ceiling with as many as we could! The balloon wreath was a great way to welcome guests to the party and set the tone for the event. And the crepe fringe was a fun way to string our polka dot balloons around the room!

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We love setting a fun table for a party--just one more way to incorporate the theme! Our cookie artist did an AMAZING job of replicating the font from the invite and made this extra special cookie for the birthday girl. I just love so many aspects of our table--the cute paper balloon cut outsdarling wood cutlery in the chevron bags and the cute candy holder A!

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We couldn't keep the fancy bow headband on the birthday girl--but the other party guests loved wearing them! The kids kept busy playing with small dart balloons and enjoying the balloon animals made by our resident balloon artist (the birthday girl's dad!) Such a fun theme for a kids birthday party--everyone had a blast.

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We had a lot of help from a lot of great vendors! The party pack is available here--and there are lots of other great goodies available all over Etsy!

Balloon Wreath - Little Crafty Cottage (Free shipping through Feb using RV2013)

11 comments:

  1. you guys did a great job planning but Abby is my favorite part. ADORABLE.

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  2. Oh she was certainly the star. How can you not love that girl! And she was so brave with her house being overrun with people... such a doll.

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  3. Oh my gosh...this is adorable!

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  4. I love this one! I love all the RV parties, but this one is classic childhood fun. Plans to make it in primary colors??

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    1. That's a great idea! I hadn't thought of that but I like it.

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  5. You are crazy. This party is amazing.

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  6. Wow! So adorable. Any idea where they bought the ceramic 'A' shaped dish? Love it!

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    1. They are my favorite party accent! http://www.amazon.com/Ivy-Lane-Design-Ceramic-Letter/dp/B004TKHTUG/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360696732&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=initial+candy+dis

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  7. That balloon wreath is AMAZING!!!! I cannot wait to call on you and Vic one day- you guys are so creative!

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  8. its really a nice idea of blasting the birthday party. i really wanna go with it.balloon party

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