The theme of Hailey's party is hot air balloons.
I just kind of fell in love with the idea of hot air balloons (I have even extended it into her room--well, her future room).
Here are a few sneak peaks of my DIY projects.
I made 9 hot air balloons out of paper lanterns and fruit baskets. It took forever to hand tie all of the netting but i live the way they turned out! I plan on hanging them from the tent we will have outside (weather and bug permitting :o/ )
I made this hot air balloon for a cake topper. I just ordered a big clear plastic ornament and mod podged pink tissue paper all over it. Then I painted a paper mâché box and used skewers to attach the two. This picture was taken before I added the final details of the beading and tassels but it matches the other hot air balloons.
And finally, some taffy as a thank you favor for our guests. I felt it really fit the feel of the party. :o)
I am still in disbelief that we are celebrating Hailey's 1st birthday this weekend. But be sure to check back because I will post tons of pics from the big day.