Ideas for using small balloons for your party

One of my favourite things about balloons is the amazing ways people find to use them.  I was recently sent a sample of these gorgeous 5″ Latex small balloons and my first reaction was “these are too tiny to do anything with”.  So of course the first thing I did was jump onto Pinterest to see what everyone else was doing with them.

Balloon Invitations

Tiny Confetti Balloon Invitations

Balloon Confetti Invitation

Confetti & Co showcase these beautiful confetti filled small balloons that I think would make a brilliant baby shower invitation or could be used as a substitute for a fairy wand at a little girl’s birthday party.

Balloon in a box

Balloon in a box invitation

These are adorable (although they won’t float for long so don’t really work as an invitation) and were thought up by Celeste Olson’s sister in law – genius idea and they make a beautiful picture, even if they won’t work as actual invitations.

Balloons for food?

Cake Toppers

Martha Stewart Cake with Balloon Toppers

Martha Stewart – the queen of baking – uses the tiny balloons as a simple yet very effective cake topper

Chocolate Bowls

Chocolate Bowls made with Balloons

Lauren J from DIY ready shows you a super simple way to use these balloons to make edible chocolate bowls. These filled with raspberries, strawberries and cream would look simply stunning (not to mention be delicious).

Edible Snow Globes

Absolutely out of this work, and definitely only for the brave are these incredible edible cupcake snow globes. Elizabeth from Sugar Hero is seriously a hero of mine being able to pull this off. This is the kind of baking I can only dream about, but take a look at her blog to see how to make it yourself. Of course, if you need the balloons you know where to get them.


Hot Air Balloon Snack Baskets

Helium Balloon snack basket

Jamie Hovey on Pretty My Party shows how you can use helium filled 5″ balloons to great effect for a hot air balloon party snack basket.

Halloween Balloons

Halloween is one of those events that you either love or you hate. It is becoming more popular in South Africa – no where near as serious as in the USA, but quite a few complexes are getting involved.

This was our first Halloween trading, so we didn’t have many orders, and we’re hoping that the inspiration we’ve found on other websites will inspire you to have a halloween party this year (and of course decorate with halloween balloons)

Halloween Balloons ready to inflate
Halloween Balloons ready to inflate
Halloween Bat Balloons
Halloween Bat Balloons
Orange, black and halloween printed crystal clear balloons
Orange, black and halloween printed crystal clear balloons

Ghost Balloons shows you how to create super simple ghost balloons using white latex helium balloons, black permanent marker, white crepe paper and double sided tape.

Haeley also has an amazing blog post on Halloween balloon ideas that you can check out here for ideas. 6 Simple Halloween Balloon Ideas

If anyone is interested in this for their halloween party, contact us and let us know.

Silhouette Balloons

What a super simple idea Nest of Posies has come up with.

You can even get the kids involved with this one.  All you need is helium balloons, wool, a few templates cut out and a sharpie Koki.

Hanging Spider Balloons

Anyone who knows me understands what a complete but COMPLETE arachnophobe I am, so even posting a link to this idea on my blog shows what an awesome idea I think it is.

Not only do I love that the spiders aren’t that scary – I mean who can be scared of glittery spiders, but I also love how Studio DIY doesn’t go with the standard orange and black balloons for Halloween, the mint green thrown in gives it such a sophisticated twist.

For more ideas, follow our Halloween Balloons board on Pinterest