A charming trend for kids' rooms, hot air balloons are whimsical, wonderful, and inspire imagination. From hanging mobiles to the softest sheets, incorporating balloons into your lil babe's decor is easy, and there are plenty of options. Hop on board, and treat your child to some high-flying fun!
We always knew Darth Vader had some tricks up his sleeve, but morphing into a hot air balloon is a rather whimsical diversion for the Dark Lord. Taken at this year's annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the photo is a peek at an almost sweet-looking Darth as he hovers high above the American West.
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A multicolored hot-air balloon gets ready to rise as the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta launched today. More than 60 of these high-flying balloons filled the air in Bristol, England, this morning for the four-day hot-air ballooning event, which began in 1978. There should be hundreds of balloons involved in this year's event, which is set to attract 500,000 attendees and include hot-air balloon teams from the US, Dubai, France, and Switzerland. See more pics of these balloon beauties now!
I'm loving the up in the air trend, from hot air balloons to kites, so when I saw Liz and Rich's wedding that literally has an "Up, Up, and Away" theme, I just had to share it with you! With so many handmade, out-of-the-box elements — hello, hot air balloon piñata and birdie cake topper — I'm having a difficult time coming back to earth from this one. Get carried away with me!
. . . would you hang this French Hot Air Balloon Chandelier ($1,900) in your home? I think it's cute and kitschy, but I could really only see it in a girl's bedroom or powder room. It's the kind of thing one might grow out of very quickly. What do you think?
It's fairly easy to find bunnies, trains, or princess inspired decorations for baby's room so why isn't it easy to find that perfect little accent to complete the nursery.
I was given a hanging hot air balloon as a gift and admit that I wasn't sure what to do with it. So I hung it and loved it. It fits perfectly in the room – and is a unique conversation piece.
The museum quality Authentic Models Hot Air Balloon Royal Aero costs $68 for the large version and $30 and $15 for smaller ones. Similar to a real hot air balloon, it comes with a rattan basket and hand knotted netting. And for authenticity's sake, the largest (and most expensive) version has sandbags. Not to worry, the sandbags won't weigh this balloon down. It is lightweight and a cinch to hang. They come in colors to suit any décor – blue, green, yellow, red and rainbow.