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:
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...
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!
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.
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.
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!