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a balloon party - the invites

C turned 6! We had a lot of fun planning this balloon themed party, I love that he is old enough now to really get involved in the planning process. Rather than throwing invites in the mail, I love delivering the invitations in person a few weeks before the party. All the kids we were inviting live close by, and my kids have a lot of fun running around to all their friend's houses. (It also helps me limit how many kids to invite!)

We rolled the invitations into a little tube and then slipped them into a helium filled balloon, along with a few pieces of confetti. It might not surprise you that I worked at a party store when I was a teenager and I can remember filling balloons with confetti or rolled up dollar bills. The trick is to roll up the invitation as small as possible, secure it with a little tape, and then stuff the invite and the confetti into the balloon before it gets filled with helium. Then attach a little sign that reads "Pop me!" to the balloon string.

We used clear balloons so you could see the invite and confetti clearly. C's friends were so happy to see him on their doorstep, balloon in hand. And really, what's more fun than getting to pop a balloon!

More scenes from C's party tomorrow!

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what a cute idea! i love it, and want to have a balloon-themed party immediately, just so i can make invites like this!

08.26.2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobyn

very cool!

08.26.2010 | Unregistered CommenterErica

How very delightful! Balloons are just happy, so having a party centered around them is only natural!

08.26.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

So cute! I love the idea of hand delivering invitations.

08.26.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Ditto to Robyn's comment above!

...like "immediately." :)

Seriously- your posts fill me up [like a balloon] with inspiration [like confetti]!!

you are adorable, creative & a breath of fresh air, AS USUAL!
darling ideas, you have me wishing i was one of your children!

08.26.2010 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie tabb

Wonderful, as usual. For my son's 6th birthday we had a bowling party. Not quite the same thing as your lovely affair. :/

08.26.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJules

these are so cute!! what a fun way to get the party started! i found you through oh so beautiful paper's site, and i'm glad i did :D

08.27.2010 | Unregistered Commenteralena

ohhh how sweet! i just love it! POP ME! REALLY NICE!

08.30.2010 | Unregistered Commenterhandmadecharlotte

That is a great idea! {Secretly write down so as to steal later and take full credit for ;) }

08.30.2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

I love the cake and the invites!

09.2.2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

brooke you're the best!!!! seriously my favorite.

09.2.2010 | Unregistered Commentermadesweet

I so love this invitation. Clever idea. Great creation : )

09.3.2010 | Unregistered CommenterHelen Guzman

hi there! this is such a cute idea, and i love the pictures especially!
i linked to your blog - i hope you don't mind.


thanks so much!

09.20.2010 | Unregistered CommenterBells In Spires

What a fun and happy theme! You indirectly inspired me to make some papermache pumpkins!

10.5.2010 | Unregistered Commenterabby jenkins

That is one of the best ideas I have seen for a kids birthday yet :o) Love the balloon lolly board game and the invitations :O)

10.16.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmie Taylor

This is a fantastic party!!

11.4.2010 | Unregistered Commenterjennifer little

I love this idea! I am featuring it on somewhatsimple.com tomorrow (Monday). Thanks for the inspiration!

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