Well, first off, let me start off today’s post with an apology for not showing you these balloons before New Years Eve. (Or, think of it this way—I’m really ahead on next year’s holiday content.)
You see, I’ve had a helium tank in my closet since April. I tried to make balloons similar to these for my One Year post, but I waited until the last minute to buy the balloons, and my Party City doesn’t carry any truly transparent balloons. So, while the ones I ended up with worked for a one-year post, you couldn’t see the mutlicolor confetti that I painstakingly cut out by hand from tissue paper, so what was the point of a dedicated post highlighting them, ya know?
(Can you tell I’m still a little bitter I didn’t plan ahead for that one?!)
Fast forward to December when I was cleaning out my closet over winter break, I found the transparent balloons I snagged months ago to reshoot the concept and was re-inspired. Not to mention, all the cleaning made me want to get rid of that obnoxiously large helium tank for good.
While I cut up gold tissue paper into rectangular strips to use as confetti since it was what I had on hand for NYE, the possibilities here are really endless—the bride’s wedding colors, pink or blue for a baby shower, green for St. Patrick’s Day—you get the jist.
And I won’t insult your intelligence with step by step instructions on these beautiful balloons, but I will give you two pro tips—1) I bought my helium tank on Amazon for about $30 and would highly recommend it, and 2) be sure not to over overstuff the balloons or they will pop as you’re blowing them up. I learned that lesson the hard way.
(Fun fact—my first job ever, summer 2007, was at a toy store called Tree Top Kids. Each kid that came into the store was given a free balloon. I guarantee I blew up more balloons than you that summer, and blowing these up definitely brought back memories.)