Make a $5 Balloon Cooler for Your Next Summer Party
I'm throwing a party this weekend, and I was trying to brainstorm some smart way to keep the drinks cold that would cost me as little as possible. Instead of going to to a party supply store for party decorations, I made this super fun cooler as a centerpiece. All you need is a large vase (trifle dish, glass bowl, etc.) and some water balloons.
Step 1: Fill up Your Balloons
I filled up my balloons only a little bit because I wanted to have my vase filled with lots of colorful balloons. When I tied them off, I gave the knot an extra pull to make sure it wouldn't leak all over my freezer. Step 2: Freeze Your Balloons
I dried my balloons a little bit before putting them in the freezer, so that they wouldn't stick to themselves or each other. They need to freeze for a minimum of 4 hours but a whole day is better. Step 3: Add the Balloons and Drinks to Your Vase
I wanted to completely surround my drinks with the frozen balloons, so I first put down a layer of balloons before adding the bottle.
Then, I added the bottle and more balloons. And...it worked! My drinks stayed cool for hours.
I can't wait to try this trick for the party and really blow my guests away! It would work even better if my party theme was "Pops of Color!" Ooh, maybe I'll do that...
- Water Balloons (Dollar Store)
- Large Glass Vase (trifle dish, bowl, etc) (Dollar Store)