The arrival of a new life is always cause for celebration! And it’s something everyone gets swept up in, so what’s a more perfect theme for your party than a Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower?! This shower works for a baby boy or a baby girl and lends itself to absolutely stunning decor details! Join me as we take a look and gather some inspiration for your next celebration!
First time parents Ellen and Brian decided to wait to find out if they were having a boy or girl, so this gender neutral baby shower looked to other factors when picking a theme. Working with Mandy Marie Creative on the plan and design, the expectant couple found inspiration in their animal inspired nursery decor and the 13th floor skyline views from Cindy’s Rooftop, which overlooked Millennium Park and Lake Michigan in Chicago. What better theme than hot air balloons to celebrate being swept Up, Up and Away with love for this new little one! Get ready to take some notes as we dive into all of the darling decor details…
Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower Invitations
First, let’s set the stage for the part decorations by sending a perfectly themed invitation! Here are a few customizable invitations I found on Etsy that would be be ideal for your shower….
This Hot Air Balloon themed invitation from Save the Date Printable is absolutely lovely with the watercolor feel and scalloped edges, don’t you think? There are also a whole bunch of matching stationary pieces like thank you notes that you can get as well!
If you’re opting for more of a travel themed shower, this Adventure Awaits Baby Shower Invitation designed by Your Seasons, features a hot air balloon and beautiful teal and gold colors!
Or finally, this gender neutral Baby Shower Invitation featuring a hot air balloon with animals and an Up, Up and Away theme is another terrific option! Designed by Juniper Plum Paperie, this invitation is instantly downloadable and customizable.
Hot Air Balloon Decor Ideas
The centerpieces at this baby shower were the true show stoppers! Gigantic hot air balloons lined the guest tables, capturing everyone’s heart and attention. Designed in muted colors with white baskets, the balloons were high enough off the table that guests could still see across and enjoy a conversation while they ate. And the baskets of the hot air balloons were filled with plenty of soft, cuddly stuffed animals for the little one to enjoy as she or he grows.
Mixed in between the balloons were a variety of flowers in different sized and shaped clear vases, designed by Field and Florist. Tea lights in crystal candle holders were also sprinkled in, bringing a sophisticated elegance to the design.
And the entire table was beautifully designed too. Topped in a pink lace tablecloth, each place setting was defined with a geometric gold charger, neutral linen napkins with a custom menu tucked inside and delicate gold and blush silverware.
Hot Air Balloon Cake & Favors
At the end of the meal, guests enjoyed a delicious and beautiful cake designed by Urban Icing. The clouds and hot air balloon decorations are lovely, aren’t they?
Lastly, why not send your guests away with a special themed party favor as a thank you for attending? Here are a few ideas that will work brilliantly…
These colorful hot air balloon shaped flower seed papers from Recycle Ideas are an eco friendly gift that keeps giving! You can customize the colors and add pots too!
Easy and sure to be appreciated, these downloadable lip balm holder cards from Cat and Hare make an ideal party favor for this shower theme!
Or how about these beautiful soaps in the shape of a hot air balloon from Glory Party? You can customize the scent and color by contacting them as well.
I hope you were inspired by this sweet Hot Air Balloon themed Baby Shower! Be sure to Pin this post so you can come back again as you plan!
- Photographer: Bekah Wriedt
- Event Planner: Mandy Marie Creative
- Floral Designer: Field & Florist
- Cake Designer: Urban Icing
- Linens and Coverings: Nuage Designs
- Equipment Rentals: Casa de Perrin
- Invitation Designer: Artifacture Studios
- Event Venue: Cindy’s Rooftop at Chicago Athletic Association