A celebration is a very important moment in our life. Sometimes, every smallest detail is imperative, so it is worth taking care of how to decorate your home and choose relevant dishes and treats for the festive table. You can hire professional decorators, but it’s always better to turn your home into a fairy tale world with your own hands!
If you want to create quality balloon decor, you have a lot to learn. For example, what is the best to fix certain types of inflatables, how to make your helium items float longer, what beautiful centrepieces are the fastest and easiest to make, or how to use hi shine balloon spray to keep your latex balloons shiny for weeks.
Now we’ll give you some proven tips on balloon decorating so you can beautify your party like a pro!
How does the weather affect your balloons?
Ultraviolet rays affect the surface of the balloon in the most negative way, making them quickly lose shape. And if in winter you can be at ease in your mind about your decor, the summer heat can ruin all your decorations. This is especially true when you create outdoor decorations.
Use these tips to extend the life of your balloon decor:
- choose light-colored balloons, then they will reflect the sunlight;
- inflate the second balloon inside the first one. Thus, the first layer will protect the second from destruction and the shape will remain the same until the event is over;
- Hi-Float will help to prolong the balloons’ float time.
There are plenty of ways to use helium-filled balloons: create eye-catching decorations, or make them part of your entertainment program!
Attach a few balloons to your gift and place the whole composition in a large box. When the guest of honor opens it, a ball with your gift will fly out! But please note that one helium-filled balloon can only carry a weight of 1.5 g. If your gift weighs more, use more helium balloons that will be able to lift your present in the air.
A big balloon stuffed with confetti for the wedding
When decorating the wedding hall, stuff a large balloon with colorful confetti or rose petals and place it under the ceiling. Pop the balloon when the bride and groom will dance together and enjoy its contents soaring beautifully in the air, covering the happy couple!
Car balloon decorations
Such decor always looks stunning! However, there’s one flaw: when the car starts moving, the balloons often pop or fly away.
To prevent this from happening, use these tips:
- slightly stretch the balloon walls with your fingers before inflating it;
- get your balloons underinflated (inflate them by 90%);
- fill the items with helium or air gradually and slowly;
- use Mylar balls for your car decor.
Latex or foil balloons?
Choose the type of balls depending on your expectations. If you want your decorations to last just for 1-2 days, then both types will do. But if you want your décor to look perfect for a longer period, then you should opt for foil balloons.
What is the best place for fixing foil balloons?
When exposed to moisture and high temperature, the paint on the balloon begins to interact with the objects it touches. For example, it can spoil the wall covering.
To avoid this, try to arrange your balloons so that they do not touch other objects in your interior.
Beautifying your balloon decor
Corrugated paper is another affordable material for your design ideas. You can use it to make beautiful voluminous flowers that will emphasize your airy balloon decor. Ready-made garlands with inscriptions and names also perfectly complement the compositions of balloons and flowers.
How to decorate balloons on the ceiling?
It’s a good idea to attach tinsel or serpentine to the balloon necks; this decor looks especially impressive in rooms with high ceilings!