Balloons are my favorite way to decorate for a party! And a summer party is no different. I'm sharing this easy DIY balloon decoration that is perfect for a colorful kid's dinner party! This post is sponsored by Balloon Time Helium Tanks. They make decorating super simple!
I used to throw elaborate kid's parties that took me months to plan and craft. Then I wised up. I think there are still ways to make a party feel extra special without breaking the bank or wasting tons of time. Once in a while my kids ask to drink their beverage out of a wine glass. They think it's so funny and they feel very fancy. So I thought it would be fun for them to have a sit down dinner party with a few of their friends. I kept it really kid friendly and didn't even have to cook anything. That's my kind of dinner party. I made it feel extra festive with this colorful balloon decoration and summer vibes garland.
I'm obsessed with Link a Loon Balloons that make creating balloon arches and columns super easy. They come in really great colors and I knew they'd be perfect for this balloon decoration. The rest of the supplies are pretty easy to find at your local craft stores.
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• Link a Loon Balloons
• Beach Ball Balloons
• Balloon Time Helium Tank
• Thin string or ribbon
• Hole Punch
• Balloon Weights
• Paper Letters
Punch holes in the letters and string them on to a light string or ribbon.
Use your Balloon Time Helium Tank to blow up the balloons. Leave extra string or ribbon on the end of the balloon which is what you will use to tie it to the balloon weight.
Continue blowing up the rest of the balloons. Attach them, one at a time, to the previous balloon using the tail.
Continue until you have enough balloons linked to create a small balloon arch. Since I was just using mine against a wall, I kept it pretty short. If you want to make one large enough for people to walk under, just keep adding more balloons! The balloons could have gone all the way down to the balloon weight, but since I knew they would be hidden behind chairs, I started the arch a little bit higher.
Next, I attached the "summer vibes" garland to the balloon arch by tying it to knots on both sides. Because anything you add-on to helium filled balloons can start to weigh the balloons down, I decided to add extra helium in the form of beach ball looking orb balloons on both sides. This was practical and perfect for a summer party decoration. I attached the beach ball balloon to the same knot where I tied the garland to make sure to keep the arch shape of the linked balloons.
Balloon decorations are such a fun way to add some extra special touches to a party. They are one of my favorite ways to hang a simple sign too.
For this simple kid's dinner party idea, I picked up a bake at home pizza from Costco. All you have to do is pop it in the oven for a few minutes which is about as much work as I am willing to put in to my parties these days. I put out a bowl of salad mix, to try to encourage a little bit of health (and one of my kids loves salads) and set out a simple bowl of chips because what kids don't like chips??
I served sparkling cider, in fun cups, since it's basically the kid's version of champagne. My kids get such a kick out of sparkling cider so I knew the other kids would probably love it too.
I wanted to set the table but keep it casual and unfussy. I also wanted to use something other than paper napkins because the kids would think that was extra special. These fun and colorful "napkins" are actually cleaning cloths I found at Northgate Market.
I plan on having these types of fun summer dinner parties all summer long. They are the perfect way for the kids to keep in touch with their friends since they won't be seeing them everyday. This easy DIY balloon decoration is something I'll make often too. Balloons make everything better. Don't you agree? (Except when they pop...)
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That's a really cute little balloon arch you made there.
Sharon Garofalow says
Super cute ideas :) Thanks for the step by step instructions!
Thanks for sharing this article. Balloons are really an amazing thing for decorating to any moment. It’s capture the memorable moments.I think balloons are a great symbol of celebration.