Get Your Party Popping With These 5 Balloon Hacks

By: Blossom
April 29, 2019
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If you’ve ever had to plan a party, you know how difficult it can be to come up with the perfect decor. Should you buy streamers? How do you decorate the table? As for the most important question of all: How many balloons should you buy? Because balloons are always a great option — after all, who doesn’t love how fun and colorful Bunch O Balloons are? Adding balloons to any room (especially if they’re twisted into fun shapes) automatically makes it ready for a party. Plus, they can also be used as props in photos your guests will want to post all over social media.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can take your Bunch O Balloons and turn them into a helium-filled masterpiece. Using a simple paper towel rack from your kitchen, you can easily make the legs for a happy balloon octopus. Taking the lid off a cup of soda, a super cute balloon flower can be created. If you’re looking to form a bright balloon heart, you can use simple items such as egg cartons and a hot glue gun. Speaking of hot glue, using a low temperature glue gun and plastic wrap, you can form balloon lollipops that will turn any area into a candy wonderland. And what’s a wonderland without beautiful butterflies? Using only rubber bands, you can help your balloon butterflies fly. With all of these together, what you’ve got on your hands is a party your guests won’t forget.

Octopus Balloon Animal

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Materials:

  • Long balloon
  • Paper towel holder
  • Hair clip
  • Balloon air pump
  • Bunch O Balloons Self Sealing Party Balloons
  • Helium Adapter
  • Helium
  • Double-sided tape or balloon tape

Instructions:

  1. Using the paper towel holder as a stand, hook the end of a long balloon on the bottom of the stick and secure it in place with a hair clip. Wrap the balloon around the stick with about two finger-lengths apart. Once it’s all wrapped, inflate the balloon with an air pump until it inflates into a curly balloon. Release the balloon from the paper towel holder and tie it off.
  2. Pinch the top parts and twist the three balloons together and add it to another set of three curly balloons.
  3. Using Bunch O Balloons Self Sealing Party Balloons, attach the helium adapter and connect it to the helium tank. Inflate the balloon with helium until they float.
  4. Cut one balloon off the pack and connect it to the twisted balloons.
  5. Add the accent “balloon eyes” and now you have an octopus!
  6. Present it in an underwater-themed giveaway table!

 

Flower Balloon

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Materials:

  • To-go cup lid
  • Scissors
  • Bunch O Balloons Self Sealing Party Balloons in fuchsia and purple
  • Bunch O Balloons Party Pump
  • Green long balloons for the stem
  • Balloon tape or double sided tape

Instructions:

  1. Cut an inch into the lid in a diagonal angle, in a total of five cuts.
  2. Insert a pink balloon in the middle hole where the straw usually goes through.
  3. Insert five purple balloons in the diagonal cuts, making sure that the tied end of the balloon is secured. Set aside.
  4. Using a long green balloon, twist it in one shape until it looks like a cross pattern. This will be the “stem” of your flower.
  5. Tape the flower to the stem with a double sided tape and you made yourself a flower balloon!
  6. Present it to your little ones!

 

Heart Balloon

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Materials:

  • Bunch O Balloons Self Sealing Party Balloons in red and pink
  • Bunch O Balloons Party Pump
  • (3) Square egg cartons
  • Glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions:

  1. Using Bunch O Balloons Self Sealing Party Balloons, use the Bunch O Balloons Party Pump to inflate 8 balloons at a time! Set aside.
  2. Using three square egg cartons, lay them down and make a V shape. Glue the ends where the egg cartons meet.
  3. Insert a red medium balloon through the egg carton and seal it by tying it in the back.
  4. Add more red balloons by having one dimple apart.
  5. Attach smaller pink balloons as the border and smaller red balloons in the spaces in between the red medium balloons.
  6. Attach it to the wall and use the heart balloon as the centerpiece!

 

Lollipop Balloon

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Materials:

  • Red long balloon
  • Pink long balloon
  • Low temp glue gun
  • Low temp glue sticks
  • Large plastic or cellophane wrap
  • Clear packing tape
  • Ribbons
  • 4 feet PVC pipes

Instructions:

  1. Stagger a red balloon and a pink balloon together. Using a low temp glue gun, apply glue in the middle of the red and pink balloon.
  2. Twist them together until it forms a lollipop shape.
  3. Lay down a cellophane wrap and wrap the balloon in it.
  4. Pinch the bottom of the wrap and seal with a rubber band. Add a ribbon for the last accent touch.
  5. Attach the lollipop balloon into a PVC pipe.
  6. Decorate these lollipop balloon in your next outdoor party! You can line them up by your walkway towards your party table.

 

Candy Balloon

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Materials:

  • Bunch O Balloons Self Sealing Party Balloons in lime green, blue, yellow, fuchsia, and red Bunch O Balloons Party Pump
  • Double sided tape or balloon tape
  • Cellophane wrap
  • Scissors
  • Ribbons

Instructions:

  1. Inflate the balloons into small 5-inch diameter.
  2. Cut the plastic tip and the ribbon at the end of the inflation outlet.
  3. Fold and tape the neck of the balloon into the surface of the balloon.
  4. Stick the bottom of the balloon (with the double sided tape) and place it into the cellophane wrap.
  5. Add the similar sized balloons in blue, yellow, fuchsia, and red.
  6. Line them up side by side.
  7. Roll the bottom of the cellophane wrap to cover the balloons and seal it.
  8. Press the two end corners of the wrap and secure it with rubber bands.
  9. Finish it off with a gold ribbon!
  10. Now decorate your party with candy balloons!

 

Butterfly Balloon

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Materials:

  • Bunch O Balloons Self Sealing Party Balloons in fuchsia
  • Helium adapter
  • Helium
  • Clear double sided tape
  • Double sided tape
  • Long pink balloon
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Using Bunch O Balloons Self Sealing Party Balloons, attach the helium adapter and connect it to the helium tank. Inflate the balloon with helium until they float.
  2. Cut two balloons off the pack, one a little bit smaller than the other, and connect them with a rubber band. Make two identical ones.
  3. Twist them together and make a “butterfly wing” look.
  4. For the body of the butterfly, inflate a long pink balloon.
  5. Loop it in the middle through the back and tie it off on top.
  6. Pinch an inch off the top of the head. Twist and secure.
  7. Pull the ends of the long balloons as the “antlers.”
  8. Give it to the kids and let them play with the butterflies!