reader question of the week #2

reader question of the week #2:

"I am planning my son's first birthday party for late September. Since our family has spent a lot of time in France (we lived there for 7 months of my pregnancy and went back for a visit with baby this summer), I wanted to have a party loosely themed around Albert Lamorisse's 1956 film "The Red Balloon." I thought something as simple as a red balloon would be age-appropriate, but am having trouble coming up with activity/food/decor ideas! As for decor, I plan on using ball-shaped red paper lanterns, but do any other readers have other ideas inspired by the film or Paris? What about age-appropriate food ideas? I want to make this a fun opportunity for our baby to celebrate with the new friends we'll be inviting from his daycare class. Thanks! -Rachel"