23 Balloon Ideas That'll Give Your Next Party Extra Pop
Who doesn't love a little glitz and glamour? Put a little sparkle in your party with glitter-infused balloons that you can blow up to different sizes and attach to the wall to create a glitzy backdrop to your bash.
Floral Balloon Bouquet
Skip the traditional floral arrangements and spruce up your event space with bouquets of balloon blooms-on-a-stick that double as fun props for photos.
It's a bird! It's a plane! Actually, it's a floating cloud of balloons! This easy-to-make bundle of balloons will make for a great backdrop for any baby shower, birthday party, or celebration.
Tutti Frutti Balloons
Balloons bring a party theme to life. Here, an oversize "tutti frutti" balloon installation — spot the passion fruit, watermelon, and kiwi mylar ones? — arches over this dessert bar of fruit-themed sweets including fruit character sugar cookies, berry-topped cupcakes, a pair of pineapples scooped out with fruit balls, and a watermelon "cake."
Rainbow Balloon Arch
Why pick one color when you can choose them all? This rainbow of balloons will make a showstopping impression on your guests at the party — it can stand at the entryway as guests arrive or against a wall for them to take commemorative photographs.
Haunted Piano with Balloon Garland
Balloons, on a grand scale, can be pure magic. Take, for instance, this Halloween party idea: it's a drop-dead showstopper. A horde of ghostly balloons rises from a grand piano. A fog machine hidden beneath the bench seat adds to the eerie effect.
Popping these balloon "fireworks" makes it rain confetti, which makes them a pretty fun (and equally loud and colorful!) alternative to regular fireworks.
A giant chain of colorful skinny balloons works as a super simple but totally cute decoration that you can loop together in no time.
Ready for a paws-itively good time? Nothing tops off a pooch-themed party like a bundle of puppy balloons on ribbon "leashes."
A generous sprinkling of colorful stickers (from your generic office supplies store) instantly transforms plain white balloons, making them look sweet enough to eat.
Get a little ghoulish with these glow-in-the-dark ghost balloons that are best marveled at -- or spooked out by -- in the dark.
Green eight-hour light sticks
Snap one or two green eight-hour light sticks so they glow, and insert them into a white balloon.
Inflate balloon, and tie closed. Use a black marker to draw the ghost's ghastly visage.
Repeat to make his friends. Then hang ghosts with transparent tape, and lower the lights.
"Pop Goes the Pumpkin" Game
Confetti- and candy-filled balloons turn this giant pumpkin wall decor into a fun game for kids that really makes your party pop!
Balloon Cake Toppers
Swap out candles on your cake for mini balloons on sticks that make for adorable cake toppers, and cute party favors once the cake has been sliced.
Painted Party Balloons
A bit of craft paint is just about all it takes to give humdrum helium-filled balloons a little (as in, a lot) more personality!
Basic monochromatic balloons are anything but when you use them to deck out your walls with fun shapes and designs.
Favorite Memories Piñata
This V-Day memory piñata makes a delightful trip down memory lane for you and your honey just a small "pop" away.