Simple Birthday Balloon Garland

4 Materials
1 Hour

I have officially given up on being a Pinterest worthy birthday mom. Don't get me wrong, I definitely went all out with my first two kiddos, creating elaborate themes and DIY projects that took me weeks to pull together. But by the time kid 3 and then 4 came along I suddenly felt the realness of birthday burnout.Simplicity became my new go-to and I decided to focus my efforts on the three simple things that my KIDS really loved: presents, cake and BALLOONS! Hi Im Kera! Im an interior stylist, content creator and DIY Blogger. If you enjoy my content I would love to connect with you over on Instagram where I share easy woodworking projects, home inspiration and real time DIY.

When my youngest turned 1 the balloon garland traditions started and I came up with a seamless way to create this easy and impactful decoration in under an hour. Because let's be honest, with 4 kids who's birthdays are all within 3 months, there have definitely been a time or two where the day has crept up and the birthday planning suddenly becomes more of a birthday scramble.Supply List:

  • 12in, 10in & 5in balloons in a variety of colors
  • Balloon Garland Strip
  • Electric Balloon Pump
  • Tacks

Balloons and Garland Strips can also be purchased in Kits. Visit my BLOG POST to search my favorites!Step 1: Pug in that balloon pump and blow up all of the balloons. (A balloon pump isn't required but it will save you SO much time and only costs around $20. well worth it for the time and oxygen saved.

Step 2: Grab the plastic garland strip and add the first balloon. (I will typically start on the 4th or 5th hole so there is extra strip to hang the garland from when finished.) Pull the knot of the balloon through the large hole then slide it over to the small hole to secure it.

Step 3: Add the second balloon from the opposite side of the garland strip. This will avoid crowding and allow you to add a balloon to every hole.

Step 4: Continue to add balloons until you reach your desired length. Make sure to mix sizes and colors at random.Step 5: Hang your garland! I love to hang ours from the ceiling above our kitchen island. Ill cut the garland strip with about 4-5 open holes at the end then use a few tacks to secure it to the ceiling.

Simple DIY Birthday Decor Complete!The only other thing I typically add is a happy birthday banner balloon and a large mylar balloon exclusively picked out for the birthday kiddo. (I will run to the party store to grab that)Pizza and store bought cupcakes and we are ready for a simple birthday party that my kids love!!If you decide to attempt this simple birthday decoration I would LOVE for you to tag me on Instagram! I love seeing when my followers are inspired by one of my projects!

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