Friday, February 27, 2015

Balloon party! {for lawn fawn}

balloon party! {for lawn fawn}

I love paper balloons much more than real balloons. My kids always fight over real balloons and that's a bummer.

These new balloon die-cuts from Lawn Fawn are so much more fun. I wanted to show you how you can create fun party decor quickly and easily using the dies, some ink and a sponge:

balloon party! {for lawn fawn}


We had a casual "just come over for cake" party to combine my birthday and my niece's. My pregnant sister said she was too tired to bake anything, so I volunteered. But it's kind of weird to spend too much time on decor for your own birthday, isn't it...

balloon party! {for lawn fawn}


Instead of a banner, I opted for a big balloon, cut with my silhouette into a 12x12 lawn fawn polka dot paper.  I sponged the edges with the matching ink - I am LOVING that Lawn Fawn has matching inks now!

balloon party! {for lawn fawn}


Everything party needs a cake. I baked a lemon pound cake, and tried my hand at fancy rose icing with a lemon buttercream. It was all good. so good. The cake toppers are so simple to make! Some alphabet die-cuts, and more paper balloons.  You can easily create a personalized party cake if you wanted to.

balloon party! {for lawn fawn}

Because I baked my cake into 6" pans, I had enough leftover batter to make a half-dozen cupcakes. I love that, because it requires no extra effort to make the party cart look more festive and full.  More balloons here, and fun cupcake wrappers too. It makes such a difference to sponge the edges of the dies! It gives extra dimension and really shows off that they were created by hand.

balloon party! {for lawn fawn}


I can't eat cake without craving milk, and it was easy to dress up the milk bottles using the same balloon dies, backed with a simple kraft circle.  The straws help reinforce the party colors for a very cohesive look.

I hope you've enjoyed this simple party set-up, and that it inspires you to create your own party decor!

balloon party! {for lawn fawn}

♥.

10 comments:

  1. So fun and festive! Must get those balloon dies - love that it comes with many different shapes.

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  2. I love seeing your parties! Looking forward to see what kind of parties the kiddies are having this year!

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  3. Oh, this is so sweet! That cake is gorgeous!

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  4. Super cute decor!! I am also loving these new balloon dies, they're too much! I hope you had a wonderful birthday party! :)

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  5. Adorable!!! Love this decor!!

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  6. What a sweet and pretty project, Elena! A great design and colors! LOVE IT!

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  7. Beautiful party decor! Love the cake you decorated! So pretty! Happy belated Birthday too!

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  8. Superb decoration!! Love those color combinations that you used! You know that the party venues in Houston offer difference decoration for your themed parties. If a venue offer all the decorations services then this is the most inexpensive way to host a party at an outdoor venue. Isn’t that true?

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