Now tell me this isn’t just the best! Sure, it is out there as far as holiday decorations go, but it is just SO, MUCH, FUN! And not only that, but as far as decorations are concerned, balloons are super cheap, but produce so much wow if done right. So, with that, I will share my tips for throwing your own bubbly Christmas party this year.
First up, let’s talk about that tree! My idea was to create a traditional free form balloon arch, but have it swoop down from the ceiling and wrap around the tree. To get the portion of the balloon arch on the wall to stay where I wanted it, I used a piece of chicken wire and taped and pinned it to the wall to create the basic shape I was looking for. The chicken wire was attached to the wall and ceiling at the top, then swooped down towards the top of the tree, and ended on the wall behind the tree.
Once the wire was in place, I used a balloon pump to pump mini 5″ balloons in an assortment of pinks, corals, and creams and joined them together into clusters of 4 balloons. I also blew up a dozen or so orange and pink 9″ balloons for some size differentiation. Once I had a large batch of balloons inflated, I used packing tape to attach the clusters to the chicken wire. Then I came back with individual balloons and more packing tape to fill in any blank spots.
Once the arch was filled, I created more clusters of balloons and fit them in the tree to create a wrap around look. Then I inflated more 5″ balloons to half size and used a cool glue gun to attach the small balloons to the clusters to fill in the tree a bit more.
Oh, and my kids LOVED helping me blow up and play with these balloons!
Now that you know how to do the tree, let’s talk about that bubbly beverage cart, shall we? For this drink station, I created even more clusters of balloons (I probably used close to 500 – 5″ balloons total between the tree and the cart) and filled the bottom of the cart. Then taped and glued more balloons to each other and the wall to create a swooping motion similar to the tree arch.
To pull in the bubbly theme a bit more, I created super simple drink stirrers by tying balloons to the tops of wooden skewers. And of course the drink station wasn’t complete without a few bubbly drinks. These cans of La Croix matched my color scheme perfectly, so they were a natural choice.
Now, I realize it may be too early for you to be thinking about Christmas, but I hope that I have inspired to you to at least think about throwing your own bubbly holiday party. And I may be biased, but I don’t think $40 worth of balloons have ever looked so good!
Oh, and in case you are wondering, the balloons will last about 1-2 weeks. So if you really wanted this as your Christmas tree decor for Christmas day, you will have to wait awhile before putting them up. But it is a mighty awesome way to decorate for a Christmas party!