Hot Air Baloon-themed Baby Shower

I totally forgot to tell you all about something.  If you follow me on Instagram, you might notice that I keep posting pictures of a baby.

That’s Graham.  My nephew.  He’s so stinkin’ cute.


Sometimes he matches my boyfriends.  They’re both pretty stinkin’ cute.

But before Graham was born, I threw a baby shower for my sister, in anticipation of Graham.  That’s what I forgot to tell you about.


It was cute and hot air ballooned theme, with lots of ideas from Pinterest.  So in case you’re looking to throw a baby shower, here are some ideas.


Paper lanterns with cardboard take out containers make great hanging decor.   And obviously, you need a lot of food…


We had fruit salad, green salad, as well as sandwiches, appetizers, and guava and cheese pastries from Porto’s Bakery, a cake and cupcakes.


The cake almost looked awesome, but I’ll be honest the bakery we got it from pretty much sucked.  The fondant cracked a bunch and when I called to complain, they didn’t really want to listen to my complaint.  Bad service for an over priced cake.   But aside for them blah cake, there were awesome cupcakes made by me.


And oreo truffle pops.  If anyone’s interested, I can remake these and give a tutorial on how to make them look cute.  Any takers?

In addition to the food, we set up a welcome table


which included a guest book and a Fujifilm Instax Mini.  Guests took a picture of themselves, then filled out a card with wishes for the baby (which I got on Etsy in case you’re interested)


Then they put their photo next to their completed card in the album!


It worked out well!

The center pieces were simple, candles with red flowers to fit the red and blue theme.


And of course, the favors were pies in jars made with lots of love from Foodologie.


Pinterest made planning this baby shower fun, but also a little more stressful.  I think Pinterest raises everyone’s expectations of what an event should be.  What do you think?  Does Pinterest give you unrealistic expectations about parties?

I can’t even imagine what my wedding would be like!

Do you have any events coming up?  Are you using Pinterest to plan?

12 thoughts on “Hot Air Baloon-themed Baby Shower

  1. bakingbea says:

    AH! This looks like such a fun party! That cake is so cute and beautiful! May I ask where you got it? And how much it cost (if that’s not too personal!)

  2. Tim Mc says:

    The oreo pops were freakin’ amazing. You have to do a post on those. They are one of the tastiest things I’ve ever eaten. Thanks for the great shower!

    • Karla says:

      Haha! I’m super concerned about planning any more events given my pinterest obsession. We won’t even talk about the fact that I have 4 different wedding boards I pin to on Pinterest… Obsessed.

  3. Chelsea says:

    I love the balloon theme, it’s so cute! I live in Albuquerque, which is home to the International Balloon Fiesta, so this would be perfect for the next shower I host. Thanks for the ideas!

    • Karla @ Foodologie says:

      Hi! It was just a random photo album I found at Target or TJ Maxx (can’t remember which one) and it happened to fit. The cards should fit in a standard photo album, just look through a few to see if they have a description space next to the photo, that’s where I fit the photo. Hope that helps!

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