Ways To Upgrade Your Balloon Decor

Without a doubt, balloons are a great way to jazz up any party. You can use them for all sorts of purposes, and they make excellent decorations for both indoors and outdoors celebrations. Not to mention, kids (and kids at heart) love them! 

But here's something you may not have considered before: there's more than one way to decorate your celebrations with balloons. Sure, they're already a statement enough as they are, but you don't have to get stuck with just varying their colors and sizes.

If you want to upgrade your balloon decor, then you have come to the right place. Here are some creative ways you can make your balloon decor more interesting:

A balloon circle backdrop with white balloons, greenery, and white flowers.

  1. Liven it up with fresh flowers

You can never go wrong with fresh flowers. As a standalone, they can instantly upgrade any room you put them in! Weave them into your balloon decor, and these bright, colorful blooms will look even more festive. 

Here's what you need: balloons of different shades, flowers, and thread to tie the flowers into the balloons

How to do it: 

  1. First, inflate the balloons. 
  2. Remove thorns and sharp points from your flowers as needed. 
  3. Tie one end of the string to your fresh blooms and the other to your balloons. Intersperse balloons and flowers however you like. 

A peach and white balloon garland with greenery placed throughout it.

  1. Make a balloon garland with greenery

Are flowers a bit too girly for the occasion? A more inclusive and inexpensive option is to use greenery instead. This just goes to show that you don't need much to create an eye-catching arrangement of balloons - a combination of ferns or ivy on your balloon decor will do the trick!

Here's what you need: balloons of different shades, the foliage of your choice, and thread to tie the greenery into the balloons

How to do it: 

  • First, inflate a few mini balloons. Make sure that they're properly inflated so that they can be tied together without popping.
  • Weave your foliage into the balloon arrangement using strings or thread.

A girl standing outside holding a cluster of balloons.

  1. Use them as props

You don't always have to add balloons as decorations. You can also use them as props for photography or fun photo opportunities! Take your photo-ops to the next level with a cluster of balloons in different sizes and colors. 

A balloon that says "Love is in the air" floating above a swimming pool.

  1.  Personalize each balloon with a custom text

If you want to make your balloons look even more creative, try adding custom text to them! You can write a message or choose fun fonts to create some truly unique balloon decor.

Here's what you need: balloons, your message, and a printer that you trust

How to do it: 

  • Request for text on your balloon from your balloon supplier/printer
  • Inflate the balloons and arrange them based on your preferences.

  1. Brighten up your decor with marquee lights

Want to go even bigger with your message? Marquee lights can make it more exciting. Add a couple of dozen balloons to your display area or even just in the center for some party lighting!

Here's what you need: balloons, marquee light

How to do it: 

  • Order a marquee with whatever message you want
  • Include inflated balloons as a backdrop between letters.

  1. Make it a fun party with tassels on your balloon 

Tassels are another great way to add color and texture. Plus, they're super easy to use, too!  

Here's what you need: helium-filled balloons, tassels, and pins

How to do it: 

  • Remove the metal wire from your balloon bouquet. You can also use them on helium-filled balloons for some extra pizzazz at outdoor events like weddings or birthday parties. 
  • Attach the tassel in its place using a pin
  • Make sure you don't put the balloons too close together - otherwise, they might get tangled up in each other.

  1. Use glow sticks for some extra oomph

You can use glow sticks instead of tassels to give your balloons an even more vibrant look.

Here's what you need: colorful balloons, glow sticks

How to do it: 

  • First, inflate the balloon and tie its ends together using a string or thin wire. 
  • Gently place the glow stick into the balloon - make sure that it doesn't affect the balloon's ability to float! 
  • Trim excess wire from your balloons and enjoy them in a dark room.
  • You can also add some string or gold tinsel for added effect. If you want, use multiple colors of glow sticks so that each one stands out more on its own.

  1. Fill them with candies

Organizing a kids' party? There's no better way to get them excited than by filling the balloons with treats. 

Here's what you need: big-sized balloons and candies

How to do it: 

  • Fill the balloon with treats and candies.
  • Inflate the balloons.
  • Wrap the ends of each balloon with metallic string after inflating them and tie it around your bouquet stand or structure to secure them in place.

Author :

Darby Vojtko

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