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.)
These are so stinking awesome! I’m definitely stealing this idea for a little girl’s birthday party (I have one coming up next week!)
Yes! Let me know how they turn out. So easy!
How charming! These would be perfect for my daughter’s upcoming birthday! She would LOVE these! Thanks for the inspo (and the helpful tips).
Taffeta & Tulips
Of course! Let me know how they turn out.
I love this DIY! I’ve always wanted to make balloons similar to these and this post definitely inspired me to actually do it. I’ll be pinning this for sure!
Woohooo! Can’t wait to see how yours turn out.
I totally want to try this! So pretty and festive! Thanks for making a post about it!
Of course! Glad you liked them :]
What a gorgeous idea! Love this !!
Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com
YAY! Glad you liked them.
such a cute party idea ! thanks for sharing 🙂
These are gorgeous and seem so simple to do! I am hosting a bachelorette weekend in the next few weeks for my little sister and this seems perfect. Helium is just so expensive now, didn’t realize you could a tank for that cheap on Amazon! Thanks for the advice and post!!
Yes! They are very affordable on Amazon and I think they actually let you get more balloons out of a tank than advertised. Definitely give it a try.
These are so fun pretty girl! Can you just come over and throw a cute party with me and bring some delicious cocktails with you? 🙂 I swear I’m always getting such great party ideas from you. xo
Kelsey | http://www.abalancingpeach.com
Now wouldn’t that be the dream?!
This is such a fun idea!! Definitely will be trying it out for a birthday soon!
Kayla | Keynotes from Kay
Yay! Glad they were inspiring.
Ahh these are so pretty! They would have been perfect for NYE, but I feel like they’d make a perfect addition to any party, all year long!
Yes! Definitely :]