A Hot Air Balloon Themed Baby Shower

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Oh what fun we had this past weekend celebrating the anticipation of the sweet baby girl we are awaiting with a Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower!

I made these miniature hot air balloons using super inexpensive 12″ white paper Chinese lanterns that I attached to quart-sized cardboard pulp berry baskets with wooden skewers and embellished with all the pink ribbon, yarn, sequins, buttons, lace, or pearls I had in my craft stash.  I added a tiny battery operated tea light to each basket and hung and placed them all over the house.

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It was such a collaborative effort of all the girls involved.   Check out this amazing Aunt Squad surrounding the beautiful momma to be!

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We had a hot air balloon cupcake cake,

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Hot Air Balloon Cake Pops in a puffy white cloud,

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and Hot Air Balloons, clouds and cherubic baby faced sugar cookies.

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The favors were made using Eos Lip Balms to thank our guests for sharing their time and love with us.

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A Hot Air Balloon banner with baby pictures of the mom and dad to be as babies themselves was a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

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An Extra Large Basket Lady Pole Handle Wicker Storage Basket with pink and white balloons tied to it was filled to overflowing with children’s books guests brought in place of cards to start a wonderful library for baby.

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The books were requested by a special insert in the invitation, and the overflowing abundance of new and extra special, well-loved books from people we love will be so cherished.

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The time and love put into gifts blew us away.  A very special Gram blessed Mom and Dad to be with this amazing handmade Hot Air Balloon quilt.

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We also had a Hair Bow Boutique…

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where guests were invited to create a hair bow (or two or three – like sweet Ella did) for baby.

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And they surely blew us away with their talent and love.

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Instead of a guest “book,” we had guests add their fingerprint and name to a hot air balloon watercolor painting that can hang in baby’s nursery as a sweet reminder of all who shared in her special party.

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A simple game of “Guess the Baby Item  in the Bag” had guests brainstorming

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on what the heck starts with an “O” or “W” or “H”

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while munching on fruit from a hot air balloon fruit tray (which we forgot to get a picture of – 😦 – sorry Jen!) – but looked a lot like this inspiration from Pinterest, as well as Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders and Chicken Salad with dried cranberries and walnuts in miniature croissants, veggie pizza, and Strawberry Spinach Salad.

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and yep – we had that yummy Salted Caramel Apple Sangria too!

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My heart is surely overflowing!

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Balloons are now popped, and the house is back in order.  Grandma is still glowing, though, as we await the arrival of this already abundantly loved baby girl.

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

PS  Thanks to BFF Jill for being event photographer for Grandma-to-be who was simply too overjoyed and excited to even think about snapping pics!  What would I do without you!?  ❤ 

52 thoughts on “A Hot Air Balloon Themed Baby Shower

  1. Oh my goodness, that quilt is utterly precious. We in Ireland have never got the hang of baby showers which is such a shame. This seems the most wonderful of ways to welcome a new baby and set Mum up for a good start!

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  2. WOWZA Jodi!! 😍 You are sooo clever and creative!!! Love your theme! 💕💖 Everything looks like out of a magazine! So much JOY and LOVE – thanks for sharing it with us! That sweet little grand baby is so lucky! 🌈🍼🎀

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  3. Jodi, thanks for sharing your baby shower memories! You had many great ideas! I love the hot air balloon theme, the cake of cupcakes, the book idea to build baby’s collection and especially the quilt! Congrats Grammy as you await her arrival! 💗

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  4. What a joyous celebration, Jodi! So great for your new little sweetie to have an Aunt Squad! Of course, I love the idea of bringing children’s books. Books are gifts you can open again and again! 🙂 You thought of everything, Jodi! Just wonderful! ♡

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  5. What a fun shower! The best thing about showers is the gathering of family and friends in honor of the newest member, but dang, with this shower the decorations, food and creativity ran a very close second! If you ever get tired of your regular job, you would be a very successful event planner……

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  6. Goodness Jodi! What a beautiful, love filled baby shower you had for your daughter in law. She is one lucky super loved girl surrounded by family and friends who will all be witnesses of her newborn’s journey. ❤ ❤ ❤ May she have a safe and easy delivery to a healthy, bouncy, loved baby girl.

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