Check out these awesome balloon decorating ideas for parties—there are so many balloon decorations to create a fun backdrop for any event!
Decorating with balloons is an easy way to bring a ton of color to any party, and there are unlimited party decoration ideas that use balloons.
Balloon Decoration Ideas: Drawing Inspiration
One thing about searching for balloon ideas is that it is easy to get overwhelmed and slightly envious of the elaborate, gorgeous and likely extremely expensive balloon garland arrangments.
Instead of getting jealous or spending more than you are able to on balloons for a backdrop or massive arch (find out how much a ballon arch costs here), take inspiration from those images and create something that works for your budget and your desire amount of effort.
And if you are into making your own decorations, check out these Brilliant Homemade Pinata Ideas—15+ DIY Pinatas!
A great example of this is how Nikki at Tikkido styled the same Balloon theme party two ways for Festivities Magazine.
The first is more elaborate, with balloons creating an epic big top circus complete with fancy balloon twists and themed snacks, while the second utilizes the same colors and focuses on using larger balloons for a simpler approach.
Both look great to us!
Balloon Decorating Ideas: Balloon Garland Backdrops
Balloon garlands like this charming champagne and pink backdrop from In Our Spare Time help create a gorgeous frame for dessert tables or other main focal points.
This Christmas Piano Recital Balloon Garland from B4 and Afters gives us serious holiday vibes, and we love the touch of the musical notes hanging from the garland as well.
Use as wall decor by making smaller versions and hang over doors, windows and mirrors. Mimosas and Motherhood has a great tutorial on how to make easy balloon garlands for parties like the photo above.
This type of garland would be perfect for a dinosaur birthday party as well!
Decorate a Seating Area with Balloons
Add Embellishments to Create Unique Balloon Decorations
Make a statement with a Giant Balloon, and add a touch of whimsy by entwining a floral garland like Nikki at TikKido did here.
Create Shapes with Balloons
Show some love with a gorgeous floral balloon heart backdrop—don’t worry, Julie over at Julie Measures has a full tutorial and it is easier than it looks!
More Creative Uses of Balloons for Decorating
Use a balloon to make a DIY Pinata
You could also make a bunch of the balloon pinata forms to hang as decorations.
Mini Balloon Cake Topper
Using balloons as a cake topper is a unique and totally budget-friendly way to bring an element of surprise to a party.
This cute watermelon balloon tutorial is a great DIY for a watermelon-themed party in general but we especially love the ones used to decorate a cake!
Paper Mache Balloon Ghosts
Make DIY Themed Party Balloons
Themed balloons are one of the easiest ways to create a theme birthday party on a budget, but sometimes the selection isn’t all that great.
Instead of buying what is available, try making your own with construction paper and printable elements, like Cutefetti did on these adorable Powder Puff Girls Balloons:
We are adding new balloon decorating ideas all the time so check out our Pinterest boards for more inspiration!