The hottest trend in kids (and adults) parties right now is surprisingly the humble balloon. Yes, they have officially made their comeback – but on a whole other level.
The beauty of this trend is that balloons are easy to find, inexpensive and with the help of these DIY bloggers, they can be made into some of the most spectacular party decorations around.
This week I created this cute balloon planet DIY for Westfield and it inspired me to share these 11 DIY balloon decorations that inspired me, but honestly, I could have listed 30!
I love this simple yet effective balloon installation by A Kailo Chic Life, for a kids party, it would look great around the present or food table. If you’re hosting the party somewhere other than your house it could easily be put it together beforehand and transferred in a large garbage bag – that’s a win. Get the full balloon installation DIY here.
If you love the idea of simple, statement pieces these decorated balloon string ideas by A Beautiful Mess are all sorts of amazing! You could use such a huge array of crafty bits to tie it into your party theme. The possibilities are seriously endless. Get the biggest balloons possible though, you’re going to need some helium power to hold up all that fun.
This shop has 90cm pink balloons – that’s pretty bloody big!
Ok, so maybe this particular installation by The House That Lars Built is a little hectic for a room full of small children, but you could absolutely dial it down to a cute flower garden for a fairy party. Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s a really good example of how a good colour scheme is key to your balloon creations looking stylish!
If your kids are getting a little older and don’t want to play with balloons anymore (sigh) you should be able to sufficiently impress them with this ah-mazing balloon backdrop by Sisoo. Perfect as a photobooth backdrop, decoration behind the food table or just about anywhere in the party vicinity. Not just for kids.
Wondering where to buy these type of balloons? This shop has lots of pretty metallic ones.
But for the little ones, these paper-cut animal balloons by Delia Creates are perfect. Imagine these in a farmyard themed first birthday party, you could use them as decoration and hand them out at the end in lieu of party bags. Or you could have the kids decorate them as a party activity. Whichever way you choose, they make a super cute statement.
And there’s no way I could ignore the mighty unicorn, the staple of little girls party themes. I couldn’t pick just one so I popped in a few. Like this insane balloon unicorn head by The Creative Studio. OK, I admit it’s totally next level so that’s why I have also included a more realistic DIY idea below.
These totally cute and a bit hilarious DIY unicorn balloons by Hello Wonderful had me chuckling away all afternoon. They are sweet and funny, and even the most craft-challenged person could master these – also there is no helium necessary so that’s a win!
For something a bit more random, these DIY Cactus balloons by Design Improvised would be perfect for a Lightning McQueen or Wild West themed party. Bonus, on a scale of one to ten, where one is ‘easy’ and 10 is a ‘giant unicorn head’, they are a firm three.
If it’s a Moana party your child is after, this DIY Floral Balloon arch by Green Wedding Shoes is a total winner. Yes, it may be more ‘giant unicorn head’ than ‘cactus balloon’ but it’s totally worth the effort. I am very smitten with this DIY.
If you want to recreate this one, I found some pretty artificial monstera here.
Finally, to finish on a realistic note, these strawberry balloons by The Craft Patch are very cool and not at all insane. All you need is a balloon, a sharpie and some crepe paper; no helium required. To be honest, I think they are the cutest of the lot.