Whether you’re decorating for a wedding reception, a birthday party, an office party or some other event, balloons are a fun, easy way to liven things up.
From latex balloons to Mylar balloons to foil balloons, there are shortage of balloons to choose from and countless options for what you can do to decorate with them. With that in mind, here are some easy tips to incorporate balloons into the décor of your event:
- Pick a central color: Balloons come in pretty much any color you can think of, whether you’re using latex balloons or foil balloons. With a whole color palette to pick from, it’s best to try and zero in on a central color scheme if you’re going to decorate with balloons. Maybe your party would benefit from a rainbow-themed color scheme. If it’s a birthday party, maybe a blue/green theme or a pink/purple theme would work best. With so many colors to choose from, it’s best to pick a couple and run with those.
- Use different balloons: As previously mentioned, there are many types of balloons to choose from in addition to different colors. If your party or event is outside, Mylar balloons (the crinkly kind) might be what you need. If you’re planning a birthday party, keep in mind that latex balloons can pop easily, especially if you’ve got young children around. Latex balloons can be very versatile in their uses, but you want to take care with how you use them.
Keep in mind that you can also get non-helium balloons, but that you’ll get a wider range of options with latex balloons, foil balloons or Mylar balloons.
- Be mindful of location: The size of the venue of your event or party is going to determine how many balloons you need. If you’re on a budget, latex balloons are a cheap option if you plan on blowing them up yourself. Bigger venues may call for more balloons, but you’ll want to decide if you want balloons to be a subtle touch for your décor or if you’ll want to go all out and have more balloons than the eye can see.
- Be creative with hanging: If you’re a creative person, don’t be afraid to go all out when it comes to the balloon hanging. You don’t just have to tape them to the walls, leave them floating on the ceiling or piled up on the floor. You can hang them outside by trying strings to them and then attaching them in various spots. You can pin them in clusters to the wall, creating a sort of bubble effect. You can put small items in them before they’re blown up and let them hang upside down.
- Do some decorating: if you’re not into making something like balloon animals, you can add some personality to your balloons by decorating them. In just a few steps you can transform your balloons, doing everything from drawing faces on them with marker to dipping balloons in glitter (after applying glue) to getting even more artsy and applying felt, paint or anything else you want to.
When it comes to balloon decoration, the sky is the limit. You can choose any type of balloon you want, any color scheme you want and decorate them however you wish to add a little extra decorative touch to whatever event you’re decorating for.