Baby Brother’s Balloon Themed First Birthday Party

Have you met a baby that doesn’t love balloons? I have not! If you’ve been holding off on letting your little one play with balloons, then their first birthday is the perfect time to introduce this fun party decoration. A balloon themed birthday party is easy and fun for kids! Here’s all the details on how to have a balloon themed birthday: decorations, food and more!

Deciding to Have a Balloon Themed Birthday

Baby Brother’s birthday was inspired by the book A Tale of Five Balloons, namely because he: loves balloon, loves popping balloons (what happen to the first four balloons in the book), and likes to wave goodbye (what happens to the fifth balloon).

So maybe it was a stretch…but it gave me a little something to go off of for our decorations and everything came out just perfectly.

Food for a Balloon Birthday

We kept the party small and low key: pizza, veggies, fruit, cookies, popcorn and cake. 

Making a balloon shaped cake is so easy, just trim off a little from a round cake to make the knob at the bottom. Add a pipe cleaner for the string. Done and done. Our cake was MSPI friendly cake (dairy-free soy-free cake).

Activities for a Balloon Birthday

I made a little art station for the kid-guests with coloring pages photocopied from the book and stickers.

And as usual we had our play pen ball pit out.

But most of all we had lots of balloons to play with!

And a piñata! You can’t have a birthday party in Mexico without a piñata!

Decorations for a Balloon Birthday

The only crafting I did was a balloon name banner and putting up his monthly pictures (that will be reused in his baby book). Baby Brother loved his cake! And the piñata!

I also bought balloon sticks with cups to hold up the balloons on the main food table. I stuck them in some disposable coffee cups we had hanging around. You could also easily stick them up in a planter, or a bowl of pebbles.

It was a great time and most importantly Baby Brother loved the attention, the cake, the gifts and the festive atmosphere.

Have you celebrated a birthday with your little one yet? How much do they love balloons?!

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