When little Leah turned one, her family celebrated with a beautiful, glittering event in pink and gold with an elegant hot air balloon theme. No detail was missed at this gorgeous party, designed by Taleen Shirikian of Simple Little Details. There are so many pretty and fun elements to this soirée, including a hot air balloon photo booth, floating centerpieces and signs, and a stunning, sparkling dessert table. Please read on below for all the highlights from Taleen, then see even more loveliness captured by Becca Martin of Heartbeats Photography in the full gallery!
"As guest arrived they were greeted by an 'Up, up, and away!' sign and hot air balloons floating up above the place card table. I wanted the guests to feel like they were about to go on a hot air balloon ride. I found this amazing gold sequins linen that was perfect in setting the tone for the rest of the décor."
"The dining tables were covered with a soft pink linen and paired with gold chivari chairs to make it feel extra elegant. I hand made the napkin rings with pink tulle to look like a tutu around the napkin. For the centerpieces, I hand glittered craft boxes and added a pink tutu around it. I filled the box with white hydrangeas and pink garden roses and had a floating balloon up top to resemble a hot air balloon."
"I created a kids station where they could pick up a goodie box and lemonade. The goodie boxes were gold glitter and pink with a balloon attached. They were filled with little toys and games for the kids to stay entertained. I also made fun sippy cups for the kids to use to enjoy their lemonade."
"I wanted to make the birthday girl’s high chair extra special so that she stood out amongst all the kids. I created a pink tutu around the chair and hung a banner that said 'ONE'. I also made her a matching first birthday hat out of the glitter paper and pink tulle, which she looked absolutely adorable in."
"The dessert table was the highlight of the party. The pink tulle backdrop and the gold sequins linen was the perfect combination. I hung hot air balloons that spelled out the birthday girls name floating above the table. All the desserts incorporated the hot air balloon theme."
"I made a life sized hot air balloon for the kids to take photos in. I bought a laundry basket, spray painted it gold, and attached a pink and gold tassel banner to the front. I created a cluster of pink balloons up above. It made for some adorable photos."