DIY Balloon Garland

Hi!

I’m excited to share this DIY Balloon Garland tutorial with y’all today because it actually ended up being pretty simple to create. You also really don’t have to be the queen of the crafty to make it happen! If you’re someone that (like me!) normally likes for things to be very exact, you’ll have to silence that part of your brain for this one. It is a little more whimsical.

Let’s jump right in!

 

What you’ll need:

 

Bakers twine

80-ish Balloons (I used 40 pearl, 40 white, and just a few light pink!)

Command Hooks

Scissors

 

What to do:

Begin by measuring your space. I took the bakers twine and stretched it across the wall and down the side and then left a few feet on each end. Go ahead and attach your command hooks to the wall so they can be settling in.

Next, you’ll want to turn on a good show and start blowing up those balloons! You can get a pump to make this process a lot less labor intensive. I didn’t even consider that so needless to say I was pretty winded by the end of it! As you’re blowing up the balloons, be sure to include four different sizes. Large, medium, small, and smaller. I know the “smaller” part sounds silly but they work great as fillers once you get to the end.

Once you’ve got all your balloons blown up, you’ll want to take your extra bakers twine and cut it into strips. You’ll need about 85 strips. One for each balloon. Tie a knot around the base of each balloon and set aside.

 

Now get a chair and tie one end of your previously measured twine to the top of the chair. If you have the space to spread out, you can attach the other end to another chair so the twine is suspended in air. This just makes the balloons a little easier to work with.

Now you just start taking different size balloons and tying them to the twine. Once you tie it on (double knot!), just slide it down to the end. The more you attach, the more you’ll start to see it take shape. If you’re doing a lot of one color with an accent, I would advise going ahead and adding all the same color balloons first and then at the end adding the accent color balloon.

Once all your balloons are attached, you’ll tie each end of your measured twine to the command hook and start adjusting the balloons. This will involve quite a bit of moving around but after a few minutes, you’ll get the hang of it.

I removed and reattached a few balloons to get it exactly how I wanted so don’t feel defeated if you have to do that!

I added a few sprigs of eucalyptus throughout just to give it a little more depth and texture. There’s no trick to that except just sliding them in and hoping they stay put!

I hope this helps y’all with future party planning! It’s crazy that the whole project cost less than $20 yet it was SO beautiful as a backdrop for the party!

Please let me know if you have questions about the process. I’m not balloon expert but I am happy to help where I can!

Thanks for reading!

Reese and Rowen’s Birthday Party

Hey Y’all! Thanks so much for stopping by today to share in the FUN of Reese and Rowen’s double birthday party!

We have been celebrating birthday parties together since Rowen turned one and Reese turned three. They each get to be celebrated and spoiled on their actual birthdays but as a courtesy to family and friends, we have decided to do joint parties up to this point and we ALL love it! It’s fun to see the girls celebrate each other and I have loved watching is nurture the sweet bond between the two of them.

This year my goal was to keep everything super simple. We pretty much just invited immediate family (still a huge number when you consider how big my fam is!). I didn’t send invites and we just planned on an afternoon of desserts and hanging out. Since I have find sisters, Reese and Rowen’s built in besties are also their cousins, which works out great in times like these.

When I’m planning a party, I normally like to have a focal point in one room rather than feeling like every area of the house has to be touched by decor. I light candles and place fresh flowers throughout the house, but I like to put as much bang for my buck in one spot. It’s normally (always!) surrounding the food. Duh! We had a little spread of fresh veggies, pita chips, and a few dips on the dining table. Then the real fun was the spread of sweets on the serving table.

The Menu

Sweets:

Angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Strawberry Cake Pops

Mini Sprinkle Vanilla Cupcakes

Savories:

Fresh veggies and ranch dip

Pita chips with Pine Nut Hummus

 

The Theme

I really didn’t go for a actual theme this year. I just tried to keep everything soft and sweet. As you’ll see, our colors were baby pink, whites, and a few hints of green in the eucalyptus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Later in the week, I’ll be sharing the tutorial for the balloon garland! It ended up being much simpler than I thought so all the praise hands for that!

Thanks for stopping by, sweet friends! Hope you have a great day!

Laura