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Balloon Decorations for Birthday Parties

Updated on October 24, 2013

Best Balloon Decorations for Birthday Parties

Balloons and balloon decorations are so simple but so effective and making a party into a real party atmosphere. The important thing to remember is to get the right kind of balloons for the event ot special occassion that you are preparing for. You might want lots of different brightly colored balloons for a kids party, but you probably want a lot less balloons for something like a wedding or a christening. So make sure the balloons you choose match the special occassion.

There are great ways to combine different colors and styles of balloon too to make special balloons shapes and objects. For instance balloon arches are a great way to create the right atmosphere at the entrance to the event and start off by getting people in the mood for the special event.

Click here to visit wikihow to find out how to make a balloon arch.

Click here to see lots of examples of balloon columns.

How To Make A Balloon Arch

Mixing Up Your Balloons

There are so many ways you can vary what you make with your balloons. Wether you are making flowers or animals using balloons, or just using them to decorate walls and columns. Use balloons of different sizes and colors, use long skinny balloons, use short fat balloons. Combine things to come up with all sorts if interesting objects and ideas.

Use your imagination and you will be able to come up with wonderful shapes and patterns using balloons. But the one thing you will need to have a lot of if you are doing any of this is a lot of balloons so be sure that you buy plenty and work out just how many you are going to need as the worst thing is to run out of balloons before you finish.

What Can You Make With Balloons

Balloon Duplets

Duplets are two balloons that are inflated and tied together. You usually use duplets to form many of the other balloon structures such as arches, columns and more, by adding more and more duplets together.

Most of the structures will be put together using duplets or quads which are two duplets tied together. By combining different colors in your duplets and quads you can come up with all sorts of different effects to give a visually stunning look with your balloons.

Balloon Duplets And Balloon Quads - How to Make a Balloon Duplet

Balloon Decorating Book

The Art, Craft and Business of Balloon Decorating
The Art, Craft and Business of Balloon Decorating

If you really want a good reference for your balloon art, or if you want to get a bit more serious and turn something thats starts as a bit of fun into a full time business, then this is a great book to get started with.


Whats Your Favorite Thing To Make With Balloons?

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    • mariacarbonara profile image

      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      @josietook: Yeah they are a fun way to dress up a party venue!

    • josietook profile image

      josietook 4 years ago

      I always liked balloon animals as a child, but arches and the decorations shown here take things to a more advanced level.