Are you ready to take your party decorations to the next level? Look no further than balloon garlands! These highly impactful yet versatile decorations are perfect for any occasion, whether you're celebrating a birthday, hosting a baby shower, or simply adding a touch of fun to your space. In this blog post, we'll dive into everything you need to know about balloon garlands, including what they are, how to build them in the easiest possible way, and how to style them to suit your celebration. Plus, if you're new around here, we'll introduce you to our amazing DIY Balloon Garland Kits that will make your decorating experience a breeze!


What is a Balloon Garland?

Imagine a cascading explosion of colourful balloons that instantly transforms any space into a party wonderland. That's a balloon garland! It's a creative and eye-catching way to decorate, using an arrangement of inflated balloons that are attached to a decorating strip (including in our kits), forming a beautiful garland-like structure. Balloon garlands add a touch of fun and playfulness to any event, creating a stunning backdrop to capture party pics or a focal point that will leave your guests in awe.



What are They Made of?

Balloon garlands (like ours) are made using high-quality latex balloons, which come in a wide range of colours and sizes. Our balloons are plant-based and plastic-free! In our DIY Kits, we also include the decorating strip, which you attach your balloons to, and glue dots to apply your mini balloons. You can choose from an array of pre-selected colour combinations or get creative with a custom kit, where you can handpick the colours that perfectly match your party theme or personal style. The possibilities are endless!


How Do I Build One?

Building a balloon garland may seem like a daunting task, but you'll be surprised how straightforward the process really is! With our DIY Balloon Garland Kits, it's easier than ever. Each kit comes with everything you need to create your own stunning balloon garland, including balloons, a balloon pump, decorating strip, glue dots and detailed instructions. Simply follow the step-by-step guide provided, and in no time, you'll have a gorgeous balloon garland ready to be displayed.

Building a balloon garland is as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1. Inflate the balloons

2. Attach them to the decorating strip

3. Hang the garland in position and apply mini balloons

It really is that easy! You can watch our tutorial to see how it's done here.



How Long Will It Take?

The time it takes to build a balloon garland depends on its size. As a general rule of thumb, smaller garlands can be assembled in about half an hour, while our regular and upsize garlands may require a bit more time (between 1-2 hours).


How Many People are Needed to Assemble?

Building a balloon garland can be done solo (with Netflix in the background and a sneaky cuppa or vino 😜) or with the help of a friend or two. Gather your party planning squad and make it a group effort! The more people to pump and tie the balloons, the quicker you'll complete your garland.


How Long Do They Last?

Balloon garlands are a long-lasting party decoration option. When properly assembled and cared for, they can last for several days or even weeks, allowing you to enjoy them beyond the duration of your event. Keep them away from sharp objects and extreme temperatures, and they'll keep for as long as possible. We recommend assembling no more than 1-2 days before your event to ensure the garland is looking it's best for the event. This is one of the best things about balloon garlands - they really can be prepared in advance to prevent any need to rush on party day!


How Do I Hang the Balloon Garland Once Built?

Hanging your balloon garland is a breeze. You can easily attach it to walls, across windows, or above doorways using temporary stick on wall hooks and ribbon.

You can set up the balloon display as it's on featured area (perfect to capture party pics), hang at the entrance of your event or above your party gift / food table. For outdoor events, consider using zip ties or fishing line and attach to a balloon stand or outdoor railing. You can also DIY or hire an arch backdrop and attach your garland to the arch. We have a tutorial on how to create your own arch backdrop here. Get creative and find the perfect spot to showcase your masterpiece!


How Else Can I Style the Balloon Garland?

While balloon garlands are stunning on their own, you can take them to the next level by adding some extra magic. Consider incorporating other elements like fresh or artificial flowers, greenery, ribbons, or even fairy lights. These additional touches will enhance the overall look and create a truly magical atmosphere for your celebration.


Can They Be Used Indoors and Outdoors?

Absolutely! Balloon garlands are incredibly versatile and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Whether you're planning an intimate indoor gathering or a lively outdoor bash, these garlands will elevate your party décor. However, it's worth noting that extreme weather conditions such as strong winds or rain may affect the longevity of your garland if used outdoors.


Have another question you'd like us to answer about Balloon Garland Kits? Check out our FAQs here or reach out to our friendly party-loving team.

If you've got all the info you need and you're ready to pick your colour combo, head to our Balloon Garland Collection here to grab your DIY Kit and let's get this party started.

Here's to turning the little moments into lasting memories!

July 04, 2023