Up Up & Away


Let your child fly away to cloud nine for their next birthday party, with Up, Up and Away Party Packs from Birthday Express! This hot air balloon party theme is a great way to celebrate in style with kids of all ages, and party packs mean that you get all the party supplies you need in one box. Plus, Up, Up and Away is an exclusive theme to Birthday Express, designed by our amazing in-house team.

Keep on reading to see our party tips and ideas for this theme!


All the paper plates and other party supplies in Up, Up and Away feature these cute and colorful hot air balloons, and you can also use special wall decals and backdrops to decorate with them all over the rest of the party.Tie up the place settings, and tie together the party look, with a simple and bow of red gingham ribbon!

Hot Air Balloon 2

Instead of clear plastic cups, try reusing old glass jars to serve juice and other drinks! Dress them up to match the party theme with a little twine and some red striped straws. We also added on some cloud cutouts, made from ordinary white cardstock.

A hot air balloon basket is a clever way to display folded paper napkins, or any other party supplies you’ll have on the table. This one comes from our balloon centerpiece – add helium balloons and ribbon with the included clip for a great hot air balloon look!


Every birthday party needs a platter of delicious desserts, and cupcakes are always a fantastic way to go. To get the look of ours, frost plain white cakes with oodles of blue icing, and add white Sixlet candies for a little extra flair. Red and white polka dot wrappers go on the outside, and everything goes inside these perfect cupcake boxes!


With all the different colors of balloons around, this party almost looks like a scene right out of Disney’s Up! Take your pick, from special foil balloons to classic colored balloons, and just don’t forget the helium tank to fill them. Pennant flag banners in the background serve as an excellent complement to everything else in the tablescape.

Hot Air Balloon 7

Our Up, Up, and Away hot air balloon stand-in provides the most adorable photo ops you’ve ever seen! The cardboard balloon basket is easy to assemble and fold into shape, and any color of helium balloons may added for effect. Give your little one some thrift store binoculars to hold onto, add in a cute cap, and he’s all set for adventure! All the guests will be saying “Wow!” as they snap shots of your party.


Click inside this graphic to Shop This Look and get all the essential items you need for this party theme! Extras like that hot air balloon piñata are always great to have, too. There’s also a pull-string version, suitable for smaller children.

So, what do you think of our Up, Up and Away hot air balloon birthday party theme? What party should we design next? Let us know your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter @BirthdayExpress! Also be sure to check out our Pinterest boards for even more party ideas and inspiration.

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