It’s Party Time: Balloons, Balloons, Balloons

My kids are suckers for a balloon and sometimes I just come home and surprise them with a few balloons. It’s an instant party starter in our house. And since we love parties around here, I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to incorporate balloons into parties. Here’s a round up of some of my favorite balloon trends (some DIY, some store bought) that will surely delight the kids along with the adults at your next party…

A Feteful Life: Favorite Balloon Trends
DIY Pom-Pom Balloons by Design Improvised – This is a very simple DIY that has a huge impact. The design possibilities are endless with using different colors and/or patterns.

Mylar Alphabet Balloons – I love this trend so much. It’s obviously great for weddings by spelling out the word “love” or “xo” or the initials of the couple. I also love the mylar number balloons (like the one Rebecca used for her daughter’s birthday party) for birthdays or anniversaries.

DIY Confetti Dipped Ballons by StudioDIY  – I absolutely adore these glitter dipped balloons. I love the dip-dyed effect with the addition of the glitter. If you want to make it one step easier, you could get a similar effect by painting the bottoms of the balloons with a brush as seen here.

DIY Confetti Filled Balloons by Kojodesigns – These balloons just make me happy and would be perfect for any celebration!

Giant Balloons with Tassels by The Flair Exchange – These balloons and tassels are just awesome. They are big & bold and they definitely make a statement!

 

 

A Colorful Confetti New Year’s Eve

I love New Year’s Eve – the celebration of the year that’s finished and the excitement of what’s to come in the new year. And, I don’t think there’s a better way to celebrate the New Year than a fun bash with friends. While most NYE party decor tends to be black and metallic (which is a combo I love as well), I decided to go in a different direction this year – a confetti inspired party with lots of color and lots of fun! Here’s some inspiration on how you can do the same:

Confetti-NYE

1. I love this colorful printable invitation from BashStudio.

2. Don’t want to clean up the confetti mess? Use a confetting inspired table runner instead. I found this one from Anthropologie but you could easily make your own with a roll of white drawing paper and markers, stickers or even bingo markers.

3.  This DIY honeycomb garland from Oh Happy Day is just amazing. It would be perfect behind a food table or as a photo wall backdrop. I know I’ll be making one like it sometime in the near future!

4. Bring the bright confetti colors to your food table with some colorful macarons and sugar cookies. This beautiful dessert plate was styled by Studio DIY and I could just eat it up.

5. What NYE party would be complete without a disco ball? These DIY mini disco balls by a Subtle Revelry are so fun. You can use them like confetti to decorate the table or add them to lollipop sticks to make drink stirrers (or cupcake toppers) or add some ribbon to make your own napkin rings… the possibilities are endless.

6. These festive gum ball drink stirrers are also done by Studio DIY. A little bubble gum for your bubbly. So cute!

7. Finally, some actual confetti! These translucent vellum confetti are from NikkiCrossApplesauce. I love how the translucent vellum adds such depth.