Jakob’s “Up” Themed Party – 1st Birthday

Recently, Disney Pixar’s “Up” is becoming one of the favorite themes in children party circuit. After all, drawing inspiration from its most iconic image – Carl Fredrickson’s house high up in the air with hundreds of balloons tied to it, is enough to give us tons of fun and dazzling ideas on how to throw a sure-hit party that will leave the guests feeling they’re part of the adventure.

I’m glad that Jakob’s Up themed party shines brightly in its own right! Focusing on the other elements of this movie, it’s pretty cool how Moki Gray designs interpreted the theme while Gail of Foreveryday Photography captured the details beautifully.

Mommy Melanie’s thoughts while planning Jakob’s special day:
“Jakob is our first child and having said that, I’ve been very excited to plan his 1st birthday. I started planning as early as four months before his big day. We gathered our inspirations from Pinterest and decided to go for the UP theme because we really love the movie but we didn’t want to go for the character-themed type party so we emphasized on the cute little details from the UP movie such as the clouds and balloons.

I’m quite proud that everyone loved my DIY candy buffet. I just bought all the chocolates and asked Moki to provide a vintage inspired drawer and rented the candy jars from the caterer.

Since we’re based here in Singapore, I read through online parenting forums for party suppliers who have good feedbacks. Luckily, I got most of them and they are all indeed very good!”

As expected, balloons, balloons and more brightly colored balloons adorned Jakob’s party. These balloons gave an instant party-party vibes in Jakob’s birthday bash.

Their “Welcome” area was inspired by the travel aspect of the movie. Those cute instagram pillows were not only used as props but also served as party favors for their guests. Cute!

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For the stage area, they opted to have something different from the usual children’s party backdrop. Nonetheless, it looks great and refreshing.

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I like how they improvised their centerpieces. Simple yet you can still recognize the movie’s influence.

I’m sure all the guests were preoccupied with all the activities planned for them. There’s the arts activity area, face painting, games booths, balloon show by Jiggles – The Balloon Lady, games and food carts. Even Jakob enjoyed the show! Love the smile on the adorable celebrants face.

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Oh, here’s Jakob’s photo gallery area. Hmm…and should I also say shoe collection gallery?

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These colorful tumbler with goodies inside served as Jakob’s party favors while the paper bags were the prizes.

Sweet treats galore! I guess this balloon-filled cake is one of the Up themed party must-have. Cute and colorful!

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Here’s the little dude, Jakob and his loving parents.

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Vendor listing and references:

Venue: Clubhouse at Ohana Place, Las Pinas
Caterer: Passion Cooks Catering
Event Stylist: Moki Gray Designs
Event Planning and Coordination: Events and Elements
Photo Coverage: Foreveryday Photography
Sweet treats: Sweets by Cha
Foodcarts: Sweet Services Food Carts
Game booths:  101 Partysan
Face painting: Face Painting by Camille
Host: Jiggles the Balloon Lady
Prints: (Invites, TY tags, food & personalized candy labels, welcome sign) Ink and Scissors
Souvenirs: Souvenir Chefs for the Tumblers
Souvenirs: Shop Til You Drop for the Instagram pillows
Sounds: Rental Monsters


  1. Hi Jo Anne, Thank you so much for featuring my son’s birthday! The day is so special for us and you made it more special! God bless you and your family!

    • Hi Melanie,

      How many people can fit into the clubhouse?
      I’m also planning to celebrate my daughter’s 7th b-day here.

      Thanks and God Bless.

      – Trisch

      • Hi Trisch, info from Ms. Melanie:

        “They say it can accommodate 150 but in my opinion 80-100 pax only. Actually, 100 is too much already since the main area is not that spacious. I would recommend it’s good for 50-80 pax. You should also book the videoke room as an extra space.”

  2. lovely! my daughter and I love this movie somehow my daughter felt so emotional last time we watched this movie. great idea in the party!

  3. Awww! I love Jakob’s precious smiles on the last photo 🙂 It showed how happy and memorable his first birthday is 🙂 The decorations are beautiful and so colorful 🙂 Another wonderful event 🙂

  4. The little dude looks so cute! I am sure Jakob had a fabulous time as well as his guests…those balloons are enough to make a kid’s heart jump! 🙂

  5. This is so cute! I really love your site! I get ideas for decorating and cakes as well. LOL. Btw, I love those Instagram pillows. 🙂 Excited to see more events! 🙂

  6. I love everything about this party! I am a fan of the movie Up and so do my boys! We’ve watched it a lot of times and never get tired of watching it. I wish I could give a nice party like this for my soon-to-be 3 yr old boy.

  7. Looks like a grand 1st bday for Jakob! Every parents wants the best for.thier kids especially if it’s a milestone. This is a cute party! up! up’up! 🙂

  8. I don’t find big kiddie parties appealing but when I get to see more and more of your party themes, I am beginning to like it 🙂 I love the color combinations! Bright and beautiful!

  9. Hi and thank you for sharing! I was wondering if you could help me? I’m about to throw my son’s 3rd birthday and am looking for a supplier for balloons as well as chairs and tables, would you by any chance have a number of website or even e-mail address that I can contact? Thank you so much!

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