Best Kids' Parties: "Up!" Balloon Party

My Party

Name: Kieran, 2
Location: Lyon, France

Kieran's second birthday party was inspired by the Pixar movie UP! We used balloons as the main decorating element, including using them on a cardboard replica of Carl and Ellie's house. The replica was made by my husband using three large furniture cardboard boxes turned inside out.

On the gifts table I made a smaller replica using a wooden shadow box house and also created Paradise Falls using crepe paper.

The food was all homemade by us: cookies, cupcakes, sandwiches, sausage rolls, fruit salad, and the birthday cake. There was vanilla ice cream too!

I made fabric tote bags to use for goodie bags and they contained a car caddie, an Adventure Book, an activity book, a crayon, and a foam paintbrush and mini canvas for the art activity: hand print canvases. The three little guests were also given home made play-doh to take home. The bags were housed in Kieran's little walking wagon which I made into a balloon cart. Party hats were made from 12x12 scrapbook paper.

Thanks, Francine! Readers, visit Francine at Callaloo Soup.

(Images: Francine Clouden)

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