This Balloon Burst Bouquet post is courtesy of our contributor Chantelle…Go to any party supply aisle or party store and you will find balloons of almost every shape and color. There is just something about balloons that screams party. Most kids love balloons and they are a cheap, easy way to bring a pop of color to any celebration.
I enjoy using balloons for my party decorating, but I have struggled in the past having to untangle a mess of ribbons attached to my helium filled balloons or fighting to figure out how to inflate my own balloons with an at-home helium tank.
One happy discovery I made in the dollar store party aisle several years ago were these plastic sticks to put my balloons on. This allowed me to give my balloons a bit of height on a table without having to deal with or pay for helium. For my son’s 3rd birthday, I simply blew up a few balloons, put them on the sticks and stuck them into a vase. I was fairly happy with the result, but I did find myself rearranging the balloons throughout the party as they moved around in the vase.
Balloon Burst Bouquet:
When planning for a recent baby shower, I decided to do a similar balloon bouquet but hadn’t come up with an idea of what type of vase to use yet before I headed to the dollar store for supplies. I happened past these floral arrangement mason jar lids in the craft aisle and I knew right away they would work perfect when combined with mason jars I already had at home.
The lids allowed me to separate and neatly arrange my balloon sticks in the jars. I cut the sticks to different lengths to make my bouquet more visually appealing and all that was required the day of the shower was to blow up a few balloons and attach them to the sticks. In fact, I did this the night before and had the bouquets completely ready the next day to set right out on the tables at the venue.
To secure the balloon sticks further and make for easy transport, I bundled them with an elastic band on the underside of the lid.
If you don’t want to go to the trouble of buying of ordering filled balloons through a party store or buying or renting a helium tank, this is a wonderful solution. The finished bouquets will add a bright pop of color to any party table and you really can’t beat the cost of supplies. It doesn’t get easier than this in terms of party decorating, and the final result is just plain fun. Plus, you can find balloons in any color under the rainbow to match your party theme.
The sticks and jars could easily be kept and re-used for future parties, or your young guests would be delighted to bring a balloon-on-a-stick home with them.
We’d like to send a huge THANK YOU to Chantelle for sharing this fun idea with us. I love all the bright colors for spring & summer parties. Hooray for warmer weather! There are a lot more clever ideas where this came from – visit her on Facebook to see the latest ideas for fun crafts, party ideas and more! One of my latest favorites is this Disneyland Surprise Party she planned for her kids to let them know they were on their way to see Mickey Mouse!