Birthdays come once a year and each person should be able to celebrate it in style each time. This can easily be done by using birthday balloons. Many may think it's difficult to make great decorations from birthday balloons, however it really isn't as hard as one might think. Balloons can often be one of the best ways to add a lot of color to a birthday party.
You can go to any party store and find a variety of different kinds of birthday balloon and in a huge variety of different colors. You can fill them with regular air or with helium. When using helium one good tip is to wait until just before the party to fill with helium, this way they will float longer and keep their shape for a lot longer during the party.
There are two main types of balloons that can be use. There are latex which are very flexible and can be molded easily into different shapes according to what a person wants. The Mylar foil balloons are more expensive and are coated with silver. Depending up the look you are trying to achieve will help you make the decision on what kind of balloons you are going to want to use.
Birthday balloons can be used to make colorful balloon bouquets. These bouquets can be a combination of both latex and Mylar balloons in order to add more character. You can combine the two and different colors that match the party color theme. These can be put all over the party area or you can make one huge one to use as the party focal point.
For a kids party you can make animal balloons by making faces on the balloons making them look like a variety of different animals. You can add ears by cutting them out of vellum paper so they will stand up and use markers to draw the faces.
You can make a great balloon arch for a great entrance to the party by making the arch with helium filled balloons. Just inflate them and tie them on a nylon cord putting them about eight inches apart. When the cord is covered with around 18 feet of party balloons you should then tie a balloon that is filled with sand to each end of the arch and then put the arch where you want the entrance to be.
Make some glitter balloons to add a little sparkle to any birthday party. Take a tablespoon of glitter in clear latex balloons by using a funnel before you inflate it. Then use helium or an air pump to inflate the balloon.
Like arches, you can use balloons to make colorful columns to create a dramatic look to any party or event. You can piece together same color balloons put on a cord that will rise up when balloons are filled with helium. Or you can make them spiral and use a variety of different colors to decorate a grand entrance area.
Balloon clothing can be made with tiny balloons that can be worn over the top of any regular close. You can make bracelets, hairpieces and hats from balloons as well. It just takes a bit of imagination.
You can also make replicas of hot air balloons with small helium balloons. They can be used as decorations or use them to carry birthday gifts in the balloon basket or put little stuffed animals in the baskets to add a whimsical touch to any party.