I have waited for this day for many months!
For as long as I can remember, my middle son Ben, has had a complete love affair with balloons! He really does want for nothing else and asks for nothing else! He has the kindest and most innocent soul - it makes me sooo proud. He discovered the movie "Up" at the beginning of the year and needless to say we watch the movie EVERY day! Not so bad, I love it too!
I knew I would have a balloon party for Ben, no other choice really, but once Up came around, I knew it had to themed that way also! I also wanted to have a crack at making that house! (more on that later)
I also wanted to make the dessert table colourful and decided to incporate the rainbow colours. I decided to hang strands upon strands of crepe paper to look like it was a suspended rainbow. I loved how that turned out. All the treats I wanted to make rainbow and balloon orientated.
It was a family and close friends gathering only, but we had such a nice afternoon sharing fun moment and enjoying the pleasure of seeing my little boy shine!
I was also delighted to have Ben's party featured on the Amy Atlas blog today! Check it out here. The pioneer of dessert tables has shown the way to all of us. Thank you for the feature Amy!
The invitations - simple and left no doubt as to the balloon theme!
The balloons were aloft!
Loved how the balloons came out in this photo. My boy was sooooo excited with this bunch of helium filled balloons. They never left his hands. Something like this brings a tear of joy to my eyes!
Let the fun begin!
Friends to enjoy the day with !
Sharing the day with Ben's beautiful little cousins, Olivia & Elan, and of course his gorgeous Aunty Tina!
And then there was desserts!
A table of rainbow coloured balloon delights!
The scale of this house is HUGE! I knew again that I would not and could not cut this cake, so decided to carve and shape from styro! Easy ... not! I felt like an architect, looking at all the different angles of the house as well as the structure. I would hazard a guess that this display cake took about 30+ hours to make! To see the look on Ben's face and every day since then, worth every single second!
I will post more pics of this house in a separate post later in the week.
Wanted to try something different and these definitely were. Took a while for the kids to work out what they were - the surprise was in the inside!
Rainbow sprinkled chocolate brownies, rainbow coloured macarons and vanilla whoopie pies filled with marshmallow icing.
Love the effect and the kids hoovered these down first. All with their personalised Ben spoons.
Wooden spoons and name stamps can be purchased from the Sweet Style online store. Click here.
A last minute way to display the M&Ms. I decided to make them into hot air balloons. I just used these gorgeous wooden cups available from Sweet Style and filled them with M&Ms before adding in the balloons on sticks. Ben loved these!
It is no secret that I love vintage! I love the look of the rustic buttercream finish, so I made this 6 layered rainbow cake layered and covered in buttercream and simply dotted with balloons. YUMMO! Around the base were balloon bunch cookie pops for the kids as take home treats!
The beautiful Rosanna Inc cake stand can be purchased from the Sweet style online store here.
We love you to the moon & back! xx
Invitations & printables by Blissfully Sweet
Photos & styling by Blissfully Sweet
All sweet treats & cakes by Blissfully Sweet
Rosanna Inc cake stand and wooden cutlery by Sweet Style