Light as air, bright and colorful, this ethereal theme takes a baby shower to new heights.
Look up! The sky is full of wonder and inspiration. Clouds take on dreamy shapes. Hot air balloons are afloat in the air. A deep blue sky becomes the backdrop for freewheeling birds, rays of sunshine, evanescent rainbows, and the point of focus for a daydreaming mind. It's full of possibilities — and so is a baby shower theme like this one.
We took the whimsical colors of a carnival-bound fleet of hot air balloons and the wondrous blue of a cloud-patched sky to decorate the space.
Open the envelope, and this rainbow-colored balloon looks ready for lift off! We used one template to cut, fold, and craft a batch of these easy-to-make invitations. And we chose a soft blue watercolor-inspired pattern for the paper backing of the card. Tie off your card invitation with a matching satin ribbon.
Treats From Above
For the dessert table, our sweets and treats took a lofty inspiration. Think soft marshmallows, whispy tufts of cotton candy, colorful confetti-like candy, white meringues and buttercream frosted cupcakes, scoops of vanilla ice cream, and tea sandwiches on white bread cut into cloud shapes with a cookie cutter. And for the showstopping peak: a tiered fondant cake sprinkled with confetti candy from the table.
A Whimsical Keepsake
Here's a keepsake that the mom-to-be (and baby!) will treasure for years to come: Have each guest press their thumb into an ink pad to make colorful balloons. Together, everyone creates a collective imprint in the shape of a hot air balloon. Later, it can be framed and mounted on the wall of the baby's room.
A "Thank You" Basket
There's one last surprise, and it's for your guests — these hot air balloon gift baskets! Each small basket is filled with trinkets, treats, and wrapped candy. For the basket itself, we used small-size containers (approximately 4.25" x 4.25" x 2.75") but you can use whatever you have readily available: a berry basket, bushel basket, or any other woven tote with swing handles.