Look up! This larger-than-life cloud of balloons makes a whimsical backdrop for any baby shower, birthday party, or celebration.
baby shower balloon clouds

This idea comes from Digital Editor Alexandra Churchill. The cloud balloon pictured here was used as a decoration for our "Up, Up, and Away" themed baby shower.

A balloon cloud can be made in any size you'd like, but we recommend measuring the length of the table beforehand to determine desired coverage. Pictured here: we used approximately 25 balloons to hover above a table that measures 31 x 23 inches. When choosing balloons, you can use a mix of shimmer and matte all-white balloons or a spectrum of sizes for added dimension and depth.


What you need


How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Inflate at least 25 balloons. (Tip: A handheld balloon pump will help inflate latex balloons much faster. To use, slide a balloon onto the nozzle — specially designed to grip the balloon by the neck — pump it to desired size, remove, and tie off.)

Step 2

Cut a length of twine and tie two balloons. Repeat so you have two pairs of tied balloons.

Step 3

Tie the two pairs of balloons into a quad.

Step 4

Tie more balloons to form a cluster; use smaller size balloons to fill gaps. Use double-sided tape to stick them in place.

Step 5

When balloon cloud has reached desired size, affix to a wall using double-sided tape or suspend from the ceiling using a length of twine and tape.


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