Here’s another quick celebration idea for you! What kid (or adult for that matter) wouldn’t love to have a cake with a fun DIY cake topper, in the form of a balloon, set down in front of them?! It’s super simple to put together but will absolutely cause smiles and giggles.
Since I have helium tanks at my house, pretty much all the time (because they’re awesome), this was super easy to whip up. I used a black water balloon and filled it with helium. Not all balloons will stay inflated with helium. Sometimes the weight of the balloon will be too heavy for the helium to make float, but these worked perfectly. Try to have a few different sizes and varieties, on hand, so you can choose the best by trial and error. Then all you need is some yarn and a toothpick or cut wooden skewer. Add a few fresh flowers and you’ve got yourself a cool little cake. And you guys! This mini vanilla sheet cake from Trade Joe’s is legit! It’s almost so sweet that it makes your teeth hurt but the vanilla flavor is absolutely worth it. It’s a small cake, so it’s perfect for a last-minute celebration or for making someone feel special even if you aren’t throwing a large party where you need to feed cake to a ton of people. I’m sort of obsessed with these cakes. It comes in chocolate too! Cute, right? It would be such a great idea for a teacher’s birthday! Or for surprising a neighbor who needs a pick me up. You need to make this DIY cake topper balloon.