How to Make a Birthday Balloon Surprise! (DIY Balloon Avalanche)
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This DIY Balloon Avalanche makes the best birthday balloon surprise!
Thank you to Balloon Time® for sponsoring this post. The opinions and text are all mine.
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.
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
- Balloon Time® Helium Tank (FYI the Balloon Time® Standard Tank comes with 30 balloons and the string pictured above- you may want a few more.)
- Extra Balloons – (Make sure your balloons are rated for helium- there is a difference and the incorrect balloons will not last as long.)
- painter’s tape/masking tape
- shower curtain/plastic painters drop cloth (something big and lightweight enough to cover the outside of a door.)
- optional: scissors and string
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.
Get ready for a surprise!!!
Best surprise ever!
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.
This is so beautiful! I love how easy it is to make too!
This looked liked such a fun event! The balloon surprise definitely looks like a great birthday starter idea.
This would be so much fun to do for the kids on their birthdays
This is such a great idea. I will have to get a Balloon Time® Helium Tank for my Daughters Birthday.
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!
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!
I love this idea! I definitely want to try it with the next birthday in our house. Those take home tanks are so convenient!
Balloons are so much fun! I love how colorful they are and that they can always make you smile.
Awwww, my kids would love this! They absolutely love balloons and I can just imagine their faces when they open that door! Great idea!
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.
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. 🙂
This looks like a lot of fun and having a helium tank would beat trying to blow them up with lung power!
Who doesn’t love balloons? They are always a fun surprise! 🙂
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!
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!