I keep thinking about that balloon barn I featured last month here on the blog and about something that Leesa Zelken, of the party-planning company Send in the Clowns, said about using balloons at parties.
Leesa never just sets out a bouquet. She said she likes balloons to be interactive and have a purpose.
I think a simple balloon bouquet can be charming (case in point: this wedding inspired by the movie Up), but Leesa's right--you can do so much with those helium-filled latex balls o' fun besides tying them together with string.
Here are some simple ideas--hopefully the kinds of projects you could pull off yourself--for balloon decorations that go beyond the bouquet.
- Balloon ice cream cones from Martha Stewart's Crafts Dept. blog.
- Balloon flowers from Martha Stewart.
- Balloon snowman from Theme Party Palace.
- DIY Yo Gabba Gabba balloons, from Gabbafriends.com.
- Balloon bats and spiders from Tiny Prints.
- Balloon eyeballs from Yahoo.com.
- Water pinatas from Ziggityzoom.com.
- Balloon wreath from How Does She? (No inflation required on that one.)
- Bee balloons from Danielle's Place (scroll about halfway down the page).
- Balloon animals from Martha Stewart.
- Confetti-filled balloon fireworks from Martha Stewart.
What ideas do you have for easy balloon decorations for kids' parties?