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Up, Up and Away Baby Shower

Travel-inspired parties have been making their way around the wedding circuit for a while now, and I thought it would be fun to bring it into the baby shower world.  This hot-air balloon invitation from Minted inspires a gender-neutral shower with a sweet, classic twist.

You can get very creative with your decorations to include hanging centerpieces that look like hot air balloons.  Made out of balloons and ribbon, you can color-coordinate this idea to your specific party!  Playing off the blue and green in the invitation, you can carry the color palette throughout the party….

The round shape of this carnation pomander centerpiece is the perfect compliment to our round hot air balloons.  These would be beautiful on tables or on either side of a dessert table or buffet!  Desserts can coordinate as well – green macaroons, icy blue cupcakes, white, fluffy marshmallows.  You can also incorporate other travel-inspired items into your table, such as vintage suitcases, postcards, etc.

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Thursday 29th of March 2012

I love the hanging hot air balloons! Where can I get them??

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Wednesday 17th of August 2011

And was the ribbon attached with hot glue or what? I'm so loving this!