Up, Up and Away! A Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower

The sky’s the limit when it comes to planning pretty parties with goodies from Bonjour Fete! So, when it came time to fete our friend Dana Ashmore of Gratitude Collaborative, we got our heads in the clouds. Won’t you fly up, up and away with us to our hot air balloon baby shower?

At times, pregnancy can feel like you’re floating—okay, and bloating—but mostly floating. So, we wanted to capture all of that mommy-to-be love in the air by creating the cutest cloud balloon you ever did see. To assemble, we used a topiary sphere form and secured small balloon duplets to the wire to create the base. From, there, we used good ol’ rubber cement to pop on the smaller clusters and florals. For fluff’s sake, does it get any sweeter?


When we spotted these Glitterville Paper Mache Hot Air Balloons, it was hard not to get carried away! They served as a major reference for the design details, from the palette to the gold stars and the hot air balloon shape itself.


For the table, we mixed mint cloud cups and napkins with cheery cloud-shaped napkins and paired them with these pastel plates with gold stars. Also set atop these white and gold foil paper placemats was fancy pastel blue cutlery and rose gold striped straws. While, the gold and blue cloud giftwrap sheets made for a perfect runner.


Talk about a view from the top!


No table is set without sweets—especially when eating for two. Sugarfina candy pearls in pink and blue and hot air balloon cookies by Sugarly were just heavenly!

This pink melamine tray displayed these delicate hot air balloon and cloud cookies beautifully.


Perched upon a pretty pink cake stand was the most daydreamy sky blue ombre cake, piled sky-high with macarons, meringues and an Oh Baby cake topper! Lizzie’s Bakery really went above and beyond!

Earth Baby Flowers created the most dreamy arrangement of Queen Anne’s lace, English garden roses, dahlia, dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus, and delphinium. We loved it so much, we put it on a pedestal!

Throwing a gender neutral/unknown shower? Use bunches of yellow, pink and blue balloons to keep the guests guessing!


Oh, hello there!

Party planner pro tip for moms-to-be: Match your dress to the shower flowers! No, not really—but, we were pretty in love with Dana’s Rachel Pally peony print dress.


And don’t forget to accessorize—every baby mama needs one of these!


We hope you’ve enjoyed this magical ride, and wish you mamas-to-be the best luck—things really do just go up, up and up from here!

Styling and Design by Royale Ziegler of But First, Party!
Photography by Jack and Lola Photography
Originally featured on Project Nursery
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