Are you planning a Hot Air Balloon baby shower with an “Up, Up and Away” theme? This is a fun and inexpensive decoration or centerpiece that your guests will love! I’ve been on a little kick with my new Cotton Candy machine and when I was making some the other day I saw a hot air balloon, so I turned it into one.
Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower Decorations
Hot Air Balloon Base: Round Tin, Chinese Take-out Box, Small box or basket
String or ribbon
I started by wrapping some yellow paper around the base of a leftover Christmas tin (they always go on sale for like 4 for $1 after the holiday). Then I cut a cube of floral foam and fit that inside the tin (and added a few rocks to give the base some extra weight).
I added a piece of ribbon around the tin and tied it in a bow. Then I cut two squares of yellow tissue paper and used my scissors to puncture a hole in the top of them and through the floral foam. I then inserted my cotton candy. Lastly, I followed this tutorial on You Tube on how to make the netting to go around the cotton candy. Next time, I will use more strings for the netting and tie the knots closer together, but I still think it turned out pretty cute!
These can be made a day or two in advance which is always a bonus when planning a party!