real parties: up in the airshow {clouds, planes & hot air balloons}

It's been a week of stunning European design around here... this party comes from the talented Laura of Trendinozze in Italy, and I dare you not to love it.  The tangerine and teal colors are very summer and the handcrafted hot air balloons are so unique and ingenious.  Read on below for personal details and credits from Laura, and if you like this party be sure and check out her vintage circus party here.

{images by Sweet as a Candy}

My son is fascinated with anything flying so I thought to turn this interest into the theme for his second birthday. The colors were the ones I used for his nursery, so I could use some left over fabric I had already, and it turned out very fresh and fun!
I went crazy with little airplanes and giant hot air balloons made covering paper lanterns in fabric and hung all of that under a gazebo in the garden of the farm where the party was held. Little clouds were scattered here and there too (soft pillows, paper decorations for the straws and sugar cookies and decorated the cake!). Little foam airplanes packaged in a hand made envelope were given to kids as party favors, while the grown ups were more interested into the buffet: the salty treats were typical bites of the region we live in, while the sweet table that featured cake pops (a huge hit), sugar cookies, corn flakes and white chocolate balls, the home made gelato served in little glass jars and the super chocolate-y cake topped with a little airplane.

Planning and decorations: Laura of Trendinozze
Stationery: Daylysuze
Sweets and decorations: Alessandra of Almalu's place
Photography: Federica of Sweet as a Candy

Laura, Alessandra, Federica and Suze have teamed up with other sweet friends and vendors to form the Bon Bon Studio, a full-service events and destination wedding planning group that offers the best of Italian tradition fused with a fresh and international perspective.


  1. Wow, I REALLY REALLY love this! That cake is just awesome! It would actually be an awesome Toy Story cake too because of the clouds.

    - Sarah

  2. Very nice! I love this subject with little clouds everywhere!


  3. How darling! I love the dad in the flight gear! and the cloud cookies and cake are just too SWEET! I am totally making a cloud pillow.

  4. I personally met laura some months ago. She is super. I love these BON BON talented girls!!!
    Sara (Roma)

  5. Those cookies, cakes and cacke pops are SOOOO cute! and look really yummy!

  6. The entire "feel" of this event is so unique and PERFECT. Those clouds are so adorable.

  7. absolutely ADORABLE party! great details and colors!

  8. come è fortunato Leonardo!!! Laura sei una mamma straordinaria e geniale!!!

  9. So sweet! I love Lelo! He's the loveliest little boy! and it was amazing helping Laura with his birthday celebration!thank you!

  10. Lindo e adorável!
    Parabéns pelo blog,
    i am follow you now!
    Whem can give up cofe drink.
    ecxiusme the english bed :)

  11. Hi Becca, thanks for featuring my son's little birthday celebration! Thank you all for the compliments :)


  12. Aaaw, it's such a pleasure to do things for Laura ant to work on an event by BON BON Studio!
    The theme for Lelo's birthday was just brillant and I loved to work with the baloons and vintage airplane graphics!
    Happy birthday Lelo and thanks to everybody!

  13. Such a beautiful birthday party! I love working with this great team of wonderful ladies!
    Happy Birthday Lelo!

  14. A fantastic birthday party!
    Bon Bon Studio is GREAT!

  15. Laura, you are AMAZING! And Lelo? How cute he is?!? OM...Congrats, the sweetest party ever! Hugs, Marianna

  16. I really love this party!
    The cake and the colours..all seems to be perfect!


  17. Wow. I'm impressed. That party is beautiful! The clouds are so cute!

  18. The "UP" theme is so adorable, I really fell in love with the movie as well.!

  19. I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging this year & have just finished off my own daily blog on fashion, food, travel & interior design.
    I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.

  20. So cute! I threw an airplane party but I really like the combination of airplanes and hot air balloons! Mine is here: