Hey friends! 👋 Mod Balloons' gals Kat and Alyssa here. We decided to start blogging about some of our events, mostly just for fun!
A tad bit about us before we start. We are sisters living with our families in Amarillo, Texas and we have a balloon business! We also have a white bounce house and cotton candy catering business. It all kind of ties in nicely together and keeps us very busy. We have other jobs and small children, so between all of that we never sleep 😴 We love doing full parties and planning ALL the details, but right now that level of detailed planning is limited to our own kids' parties.
We're gonna kick off the party bloggin now with highlighting one of our full-scale events: a Super 5th Birthday Party! Kat's little boy, Beckham, turned 5 in October 2021 (he did not have a cute party to showcase in 2022, haha!), and of course we had to go all out for this one! Beck chose the super hero theme, and we chose the rest! Kat hosted the party at her house and we were lucky to have a beautiful October morning for the celebration.
Kids were invited to come dressed as their favorite super hero. Beckham chose to wear his Iron Man pajamas (complete with a hole in the knee). We didn't incorporate a ton of characters elsewhere, we just let the kids do that for us (and some adults). We also had play masks & capes available for the kids to dress up with.
For the decor we went with a mix of primary and bright colors and classic black and white stripe. We chose yellow, royal blue, Tiffany blue, coral red, black and white. Most of the colors we pulled from these paper goods and these super hero pintables from Etsy, which we used in several places around the party. We incorporated black and white stripes with balloons, umbrellas ($30ish from Walmart - can't find the link) and table runners (homemade).
We built a DIY picnic table for the kids, and decorated it super cute. Of course, due to the crazy Texas Panhandle wind, nothing stayed on the table outside. Indoors may have been a better choice for paper goods. We took a picture later of the whole setup for blog purposes 🙃
Table deets: Superhero Plates & cups are Great Pretenders from Ellie & Piper Co. Yellow & teal plates are Oh Happy Day from Ellie & Piper Co. Napkins are Daydream Society "Frenchie" from Amazon. Placemats from Etsy - printed at home. Black Table runner from Amazon. Masks & capes from Amazon. Forks from Walmart. And lastly, the confetti was homemade using our cricuit machine!
We did incorporate some characters in the sweets. Alyssa made the cake (inspired by Amriel's Cakes @amriels_cakes); our mom made gluten free cupcakes which we covered in the cutest super hero wrappers/toppers from Etsy; and the cookies were made by an Amarillo local cookier Danielle with Enchanted Flour Cookies (@enchantedflourcookies). The Skyscraper cupcake stand is from Oriental Trading. It's super cute but not very sturdy as it's made of foam board, however it did the job and stayed together as long as no one tried to move it 😅. We used these cityscape buckets from Oriental Trading as well for snacks (not pictured). We also brought out our cart for some cotton candy catering! We even customized the cotton candy sugars with character logos using our cricuit. Needless to say, there was a lot of sugar at this party 🧁
For the dessert table we used grid backdrops that we already had behind the table (we built the table out of scrap wood and painted it white), and we covered the middle grid backdrop with silver Sequin panels. We used some fringe that we also had on hand to add more interest hanging from the ceiling, and of course added balloons. Starburst and Lightning bolt balloons from Amazon. All other balloons are from our supply of quality latex & foil balloons.
We busted out the white bounce house for entertainment. The kids always have fun with this! We opted not to add balloons to the bouncer, which was my original plan, due to time constraints and another bouncer rental later that day. It's so cute on its own though that it doesn't really need balloons.
We are also super #blessed to have talented entrepreneurs in our family, so we had Filament Marquee (Kat's hubby Jake - @filamentmarquee) light up the party, and Dialed Coffee Bar (Alyssa's hubby Clay - no longer in business) keep us adults caffeinated. Clay made a special "Cereal Milk" Latte (or steamer for the kids) that was super delicious and buttery.
The lightning bolt stickers for the coffee cups were made with our cricuit. In case you haven't noticed, you can do a lot with a cricuit to customize and elevate your event! Little details like this are easy & cheap but add a lot character. Kat made a few custom banners/paper garlands with the cricuit as well to hang inside the house, but we're lacking the picture proof to show you, except this one bad quality photo 😉
Last, but not least, party favors! Nothing says "thanks for coming to my party" like a bag of cheap toys and candy. We used a wood shelf stand that we had from past markets and found cute favor bags on Amazon. We also sent home home dress-up masks and capes.
Well folks, that's a wrap on our first party post! If you stuck around and read that whole thing- thank you! You rock. We have a few more big parties coming in the next few months that we will share, but we would love to hear from you about any other content you might want to see. We may touch on tips & tricks, DIYs, recipes, and other party ideas. Let us know!
Until next time!
The Mod Gals