Birthday Party Balloons

Balloons
Johnny Miller
Make your little one's big day a special one with these hassle-free balloon ideas.
Johnny Miller
Johnny Miller

Show-Stoppers

Inflate, knot, and then clip regular-size and 5-inch balloons to a ribbon for a festive focal point. Plastic balloon clips are available at partycity.com. If you need to inflate dozens of balloons, a hand pump gets the job done in a snap!

Johnny Miller
Johnny Miller

Darling Daisies

To create darling daisies, tie the bases of a cluster of balloons together and then insert a contrasting-color center.

Whether you are throwing a garden-themed birthday party or just want to add some floral décor, these daisy balloons will brighten up the room.

Johnny Miller
Johnny Miller

Three's Company

1. Fold washi tape over strings and snip notches in the ends for a pennant effect.

2. Fill clear balloons with tissue-paper confetti and decorate the strings with neon-hued office- supply stickers. To stuff a balloon with confetti (or treats): Cut off the bottom of a water bottle and use the top as a funnel.

3. Give jumbo-size floaters some serious style with ribbons knotted to the balloon's end.

Johnny Miller
Johnny Miller

Age Appropriate

Send guests home with helium balloons adorned with cutout paper numbers (the birthday kid's age).

Johnny Miller
Johnny Miller

Chalk-Full of Fun

For a fun chalkboard-like look, use white paint pens to write phrases like "Let's Party!" on black inflatables.

Originally published in the May 2014 issue of Parents magazine.

Share the gallery



Parents may receive compensation when you click through and purchase from links contained on this website.