Hot air balloon lantern

Having only one child and a lot of time in my hands, Little M is obviously very spoilt. For her second birthday last November, I planned a hot air balloon themed party for her at a local indoor play centre. The party wasn’t flash and everything was organised by the venue but I really wanted to add a personal touch to the party so I decided to hand make hot air balloon party favours. I found this beautiful hot air balloon mobile idea by Craft Schmaft and aha! I was immediately inspired to make a hot air balloon lantern for each child at the party. The best part is that Craft Schmaft sells hot air balloon fabric panels and there are a lot of designs to choose from so I was able to make unique designs for each child. All the panels of the hot air balloon have been beautifully designed so I just have to cut them up, sew them together and decorate it. I must admit that being an amateur and having to sew for 16 kids (whilst working 4 days per week and being a procrastinator), this process did end up taking a lot longer than expected. Did I mention that I had to order extra fabric panels because I screwed up 4 balloons :(. Thankfully I am blessed with a good friend, Danielle who ended up bringing her sewing machine over to my place and spending her Sunday afternoon a week before the party to sew (rush!) and to get these favours ready with me. Many thanks Danielle!!! Here are some photos of the hot air balloon lanterns.

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The wooden sticks are from Spotlight and I attached some gold mini hooks from Bunnings to hang the balloons. The mini baskets are from Pink Frosting and I filled it with a cloud shaped biscuit baked by Burnt Butter.

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Both the kids and parents loved the lanterns and most importantly for me, my Little M loved it too! Now she puts her little dolls (specifically Peppa Pig and George) in the basket and takes them for a hot air balloon ride. Too cute!

Here’s a photo of her 3D hot air balloon cake, also made by Burnt Butter.

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One thought on “Hot air balloon lantern

  1. Naw a mention so early in this journey babe! I was (still am) flattered to be given the opportunity to help being the new starter….so thank you too! x

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