How to Make a Birthday Balloon Surprise! (DIY Balloon Avalanche)

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This DIY Balloon Avalanche makes the best birthday balloon surprise! 

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There’s just something about balloons that all kids love!  

Especially my two little guys- balloons are the one thing they both constantly beg me to bring home.  

One kid loves making water balloons.  (He doesn’t throw them, he just fills them up and plays with them, and if they break? Oh well, that’s just part of the fun!) And the other kid?  She just loves drawing faces on the balloons and making up stories while playing with them.

The only thing better than a bag full of regular balloons?  


Did you know you can make your own helium balloons at home?  YES!  You can buy a Balloon Time® Helium Tank and fill your own balloons anytime, either at home or any celebration location.

How to make a Balloon Avalanche!

For our birthday celebration, I wanted to create a birthday balloon surprise.  Every little (or big) birthday girl or boy should definitely start their day off in an avalanche of balloons.  This special surprise is incredibly easy to put together!

How to Make a Birthday Balloon Avalanche Surprise

Materials needed:

Steps to create balloon avalanche:

1. Fill balloons and tie off- plan about 20 minutes for this. (I added string to mine, so we could catch them and tie them around the breakfast table to keep the celebration going!

2. Tape plastic to the door and fill with balloons.

How to make a Balloon Avalanche! How to make a Balloon Avalanche!

Get ready for a surprise!!!


Balloon avalanche!

How to make a Balloon Avalanche!

Best surprise ever!

Birthday Balloon Surprise.

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  1. This is so beautiful! I love how easy it is to make too!

  2. This looked liked such a fun event! The balloon surprise definitely looks like a great birthday starter idea.

  3. lauren happel says:

    This would be so much fun to do for the kids on their birthdays

  4. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This is such a great idea. I will have to get a Balloon Time® Helium Tank for my Daughters Birthday.

  5. We use Balloon Time at work all the time when we need balloons for our events. I love how easy it is to use it, and that you can have balloon fun anytime!

  6. This is an awesome idea! I’ve always wanted to do this for my girls. I need to do it for their birthdays this/next year. They’ll love it!

  7. Crystal Lopez says:

    I love this idea! I definitely want to try it with the next birthday in our house. Those take home tanks are so convenient!

  8. April Mims says:

    Balloons are so much fun! I love how colorful they are and that they can always make you smile.

  9. Awwww, my kids would love this! They absolutely love balloons and I can just imagine their faces when they open that door! Great idea!

  10. Cutest and sweetest idea ever! I love giving balloons either to the young ones or even my beloved parents on their birthdays. It’s just so sweet to give balloons.

  11. Christy Garrett says:

    I would love to do this to my boys on their birthday. I think it would be awesome to see what their reaction is when they open the door. I will have to see if I can arrange it. 🙂

  12. This looks like a lot of fun and having a helium tank would beat trying to blow them up with lung power!

  13. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says:

    Who doesn’t love balloons? They are always a fun surprise! 🙂

  14. Heather Pfingsten says:

    How cute is this? My daughter turns 7 in November and she would absolutely adore this. Or… maybe back to school. Okay, now I want to try this just for the heck of it. Thank you for the fun idea!

  15. Vera Sweeney says:

    What a fun way to get the kids birthday started off!!! I know my kids would flip out if we did this for their birthdays!