Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower in Pink and Gold

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“The Eye Has to Travel”

-Diana Vreeland

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I’ve referenced the hot air balloon baby shower I’ve been planning for my darling friend Angela so many times now, all that’s left is to show you the pictures.  If viewing photos of cupcakes from 5 different angles doesn’t excite you, go here.


The mama-to-be chose pink and gold for her shower–I came up with hot air balloons as a whimsical, colorful, DIY-able theme.  Enter, hot air balloon baby shower in pink and gold.

Because I was offering all sweets, I thought the addition of milk as a beverage choice would be a cute idea.  I cut out little clouds to match the hot air balloon theme, hole-punched each one, and adorned the straws with my airy additions.


The 3 hot air balloon centerpieces I created by turning paper lanterns upside down and hot gluing ribbons onto the sides and skewers onto the bottom so that they would stand up in my flower baskets.


I used various pink, gold, and white ribbons as an element for the shower, tying them onto the balloons, the banners, the curly willow, the milk glasses, around the frame, the mini mason jars holding pencils, and strewn along the table.

For all my events, I am very, very particular about the look (even more than the taste) of the food on the table, so for cakepops I exclusively use Alexandria Cake Pop Company.  They are the best in the Washington, DC area–the cakepops here are part of their wedding line.


Just a few flower arrangements…


Thinking pink at the drink station (I swear these tablecloths were ironed before the shower).


I bought these darling little pink onesies for the baby and wanted to display them on vintage clothpins that I received as a gift–they ended up looking the best ascending  the staircase, entwined with crate paper and (of course) ribbon.

babyshowerRobin, a friend of Angela’s, made these darling hot air balloon cookies for guest gifts.  The cake and cupcakes were from Angel Cakes in Frederick, MD.


I wanted a way to thoughtfully document everyone who attended the shower for the upcoming arrival of my friend’s baby girl.  I set-up a sort of activity table where guests could sit, chat, and cut-out, decorate, and write a wish on their own pink paper hot air balloon.  I strung all the wishes together and gave them to Angela at the end of the shower.


One last photo of the cake/cupcakes!balloonbabyshower9

Just kidding, one more!!


Me and the mama-to-be.


Can’t wait to meet you Baby V.!





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February 12, 2014 - 5:25 am

Rachel Everett - Love this oh-so-pretty baby shower! Jessica, everything you touch turns lovely. Best wishes to Angela for a safe and easy delivery. ♥

February 12, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Michelle Liew - Looks like a shower we won’t want to stop taking.

February 12, 2014 - 1:21 pm

Amy - Oh my! So much cuteness!! What an adorable theme, and everything looks wonderful!

February 12, 2014 - 1:40 pm

DawnC - Wow! Looks beautiful! You did a wonderful job and I bet your friend was happy.

February 12, 2014 - 2:01 pm

Roslyn Tanner Evans - You pay attention to every detail, leave nothing out and document with fabulous photos. I’m turning 75 in June. Want to make me a party?

February 12, 2014 - 2:08 pm Support - Roslyn–I can definately consult on it, but for sure you need a party! :) xx

February 12, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Kungphoo - Absolutely amazing work! Everything is super cute and very creative! I love that there are different stations and all of the great details of everything!

February 12, 2014 - 4:35 pm

Veronica - Awwww that is all so sweet and very beautiful pictures! Let me guess….it’s a girl right? :-) Great job and I’m sure loads of fun!

February 12, 2014 - 5:05 pm

Nate - This looks like a kick ass baby shower! I wouldn’t mind trying those cupcakes! Lol!

February 12, 2014 - 5:14 pm

Angela - JR, you are amazing, the shower was amazing. Absolutely stunning! I don’t know how to thank you enough for all the creativity, time and energy you poured into this. Lots of love, me & Baby girl :)

February 12, 2014 - 5:34 pm

Kungphoo - What an amazing theme! i am so hungry for some sweets now!

February 12, 2014 - 7:19 pm

A. Lynn Jesus - I love the straw cloud decorations – very cute! It overall looks so festive, yet quite classy. Great job! (And those cupcakes look to die for!!!!!)

February 12, 2014 - 8:27 pm

Gilly - Wow, this is all so beautiful and fun looking! You have a complete zen for organizing parties!!!

February 12, 2014 - 8:41 pm

Gilly - This is beautiful, you have an excellent for setting up parties!

February 12, 2014 - 9:04 pm

Meryl - What a beautiful, fun and creative baby shower. Well done! I am sure everyone was pleased and loved the pink and gold.

February 13, 2014 - 12:09 am

Heather Cameron - Looks fantastic. Very creative and fun. Prefect for a baby’s shower.

February 13, 2014 - 1:40 am

Sharon ODay - Love the “onesies” going up the staircase balustrade. (And color-coordinated to boot!) The amount of detail you put into your efforts makes all the difference!

February 13, 2014 - 1:56 am

Diana Foree - What a beautiful display for the baby shower. Who wouldn’t want to be invited to that shower! Lovely.

February 13, 2014 - 2:31 am

Cyndi - Beautiful baby shower! I’m co-hosting a baby shower for my sister-in-law this weekend! This post has me pumped up about it.

February 13, 2014 - 2:47 am

Sandra - WOW – that is so beautiful! love it! pinning!

February 13, 2014 - 7:37 am

Marielle Altenor - Simply beautiful! I’ve never been to a baby shower this pretty! Everything is so cute and perfect! I bet the mom to be was very pleased

February 13, 2014 - 10:43 am

Eileen - Everything looks so wonderful and yummy! Congratulations to the mama-to-be!

February 13, 2014 - 2:50 pm

Sabrina @ Pink Little Notebook - That is just a stunning theme. You are so creative! Everything was perfect. I’m sure your friend was amazed!

February 13, 2014 - 3:46 pm

Krystal - I love bright and colorful this party is. I’m pinning this for sure!

February 13, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Katrina - This was really well thought out and executed. Love the pictures and the playfulness. Well done!

February 13, 2014 - 7:03 pm

bestrealhealth - Adorable shower decorations and ideas! You did an amazing job of planning and implementing!

February 13, 2014 - 10:13 pm

katherine - I am in love with this! All the beautiful colors!

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Pam @ ANewOrganizedMe - Wow! This is absolutely amazing. I love it.

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Debi@TheSpringMount6Pack - Such a cute baby shower. I love the decorations.

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