Birthday Balloon Party Ideas For Your Adorable Kid
Did you know that the party balloon's invention can be credited to Michael Faraday, all the way back in 1824? By experimenting with circles of rubber that he filled with hydrogen, the famous scientist unwittingly invented a decorative item that would become de rigueur for celebrations for centuries to come.
Of course, helium really helped balloons take off -- no pun intended! -- and today we have shiny, colorful mylar balloons that come in a variety of shapes and styles. For some easy ways to create a festive party atmosphere using ordinary birthday balloons, read on!
Five Fabulous Birthday Balloon Party Ideas
Every kid loves balloons, and they are an easy way to make any birthday celebration super festive. You're probably already planning on decorating your mailbox and front porch with balloons to let folks know where the party is, but you might be stumped when it comes to decorating with birthday balloons indoors.
Create a Garland
This one is so easy that it's almost silly! All you need to do is blow up the requisite number of balloons, then string them together using a large needle and a long length of yarn. Hang your garland from a curtain rod or tack them across an entryway.
Just be sure not to poke the balloons themselves with the needle!
Hang Birthday Balloons from the Ceiling
You don't need helium to have a fun, fanciful field of balloons suspended above guests' heads. Simply inflate colorful balloons, tie ribbons to them, and use scotch tape to secure them to your ceiling.
This effect adds an extra pop of excitement over a dining table, buffet, or even the birthday child's bed!
Slip a spoonful of multicolored confetti inside each balloon before blowing it up. Once it's inflated, the confetti adds extra pizzazz!
Jumbo Tulle Balloons
Planning a princess or fairy birthday party, or a more sophisticated soiree for an older child? Instead of the normal-sized balloons, opt for jumbo ones. Wrap each in a length of tulle or another sheer, feminine fabric. Gather the fabric together at the balloon's base and tie with wide ribbon or sparkly yarn. A small cluster of flowers is also a nice touch!
Of course, this works with smaller balloons as well, but jumbo balloons are really impressive when embellished with tulle.
Get Silly with String!
It's not always about the balloon itself -- wow your guests by getting creative with the string. Start with plain colored helium balloons, then let your imagination run wild!
Tie several lengths of curling ribbon to the balloon, then use scissors to give them that curl. Novelty yarns, wired holiday ribbon, paper chains, popcorn garlands, feathers, or even strips of sparkly fabric are other great embellishments.
It's Party Time!
Michael Faraday would likely have been astonished to know that his scientific creation would lead to the likes of balloons shaped like crabs wearing Bermuda shorts! But, it's not necessary to buy novelty birthday balloons to create a showstopping scene for your child's party.
With a little creativity and some supplies from the dollar store (or your craft room!), you can whip up birthday balloons that might just rival the cake and presents for attention!
Do you have any clever or creative balloon decoration tricks? Let us know in the comments!
- Adrian Rojas