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A Parisian Red-Balloon Party

Becca, the design-minded creator of the cool blog Lavender's Blue, has an international family. So to help celebrate her nephew's first birthday, she left her island home of Grenada and traveled to Beijing to throw a party with a French theme (and one cool Chinese tradition thrown in for good measure). "My sister is a major Francophile. She lived there for a year, fell in love with her husband there, and just returned there for the first time this past Spring with Elijah! How appropriate it is that the inspiration for Elijah's first birthday party came from the classic French film The Red Balloon?" Becca says. With an awesome invitation; simple, chic party details; and a heavy dose of whimsy, this red-balloon party can be described in two words: c'est magnifique!

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