Kids Party Trends – Balloon Garlands

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Kids Party Trends – Balloon Garlands

Balloon Garlands have been huge in kids party trends for a couple of years now and have no sign of disappearing from the party décor scene. They do look pretty impressive and can make a big impact at your next party, plus they are surprisingly easy to make. I was hosting a party at my home recently and documented making a DIY balloon garland. Here is a step by step guide to creating your own and staying up to date with kids party trends at your next birthday party.

This balloon garland (pictured above) took me about 1.5 hours to make – I did it over two nights before the actual party. Then a week after the party I kept it hanging in my patio area and it still looked great. So, I don’t see why you couldn’t make it up to a week in advance! I was pumping up balloons and tying them off whilst watching Netflix, so it was really quite enjoyable and time passed quite quickly!


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Here’s how to make a Balloon Garland:

(See photos below)


🎈Blow up your balloons

in a variety of sizes (I used a $3 balloon pump from Big W). Having a variety of sizes is very important to get the “on trend” look of an irregular and not perfectly shaped garland.

🎈Tie every balloon

into a pair with another balloon. Don’t worry if the balloon is a different size to it’s pair, that’s actually best to create that irregular look I just mentioned.

🎈Grab some fishing line

and wrap the line around the knot between the two balloons. Tie it off in a knot leaving about 1-2 feet of line to string up the garland when it’s finished.


🎈Take the other end of the fishing line

and wrap it around the knot of another balloon pair, pushing the pair of balloons nice and snuggly into the first pair of balloons.

There’s no need to tie a knot with the fishing line as you add on each balloon pair, just wrap the line around the balloon knot and continue adding on pairs.


🎈Repeat this step

until all of the balloons have been wrapped and attached with the fishing line. Tie off the end of the fishing line leaving 1-2 feet of spare line to string up the garland.

🎈 I used 3 Command hooks

to hold my garland up. I added some fishing line to the middle of the garland so I could lift the centre up to create the look I wanted.

(This garland has about 50 balloons and is roughly 2 metres long)

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Want more kid’s party decoration ideas?

Don’t love to DIY but want to stay up with kids party trends? Lovely Occasions in Bulimba, Brisbane can make a pimpin’ balloon garland for you! They also have DIY kits with all the supplies you need to make your own.


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Dance Party Entertainment: Will it work for my child’s party?

Dance Party Entertainment: Will it work for my child’s party?

Dance Party Entertainment

It can be a little tricky deciding what exactly to do for your child’s birthday party. Especially when your kiddo comes to you asking for a princess kings and queen disco donut cheerleading craft party. Oh my! The way we see it, every party has two main pillars. Food and entertainment. You obviously need something to eat AND something to do. Sometimes the “something to do” is sitting and chatting with new and old friends (when you’re an adult). When you’re a kid, that entertainment needs to be a bit more substantial and captivating to keep your guests engaged. Dance is a universally enjoyable activity for pretty much all kids. So, why not organise dance party entertainment for your guests?

Dance Party Entertainment

It’s totally awesome! To say the least. It’s pretty easy to get most, if not all of your guests involved and excited. Kids love to move their bodies, be creative and do things together with other kids. Dancing creates an awesome sense of community and togetherness that not many other activities provide. It lifts the atmosphere and puts smiles on faces!

DIY or Hiring an entertainer?

Obviously we think you should hire dance party entertainment…it’s what we do! We know what kids like, what is appropriate for their age and ability and what is going to hold their attention. We’ve spent a long time coming up with our party structure, activities and playlists so we can ensure kids are captivated and having a ball.

Save yourself the stress and planning time in the lead up to the party. And…do you really want to dress up like a Ballerina? Or would you prefer to have a professional come to the party and do it for you?

Where to focus your time and effort

There are so many people who love the idea of having a really pretty Insta-worthy party. The fact is, most of our customers have a very basic set up, beautiful but simple food, a few paper pom poms strung up AND awesome entertainment. This is where they spend the bulk of their party budget and they have their guests talking about the party for weeks after because it was so memorable. Focus on your party entertainment rather than elaborate decorations; you won’t regret it!

Want to find out more?

If you’d like to find out more about our dance party entertainment, go here. We host dance based birthday parties, specifically – Ballerina, Cheerleader and Hip Hop parties. There is no dance experience necessary and nearly everyone is going to LOVE it.


Want to read more on this topic? Go here >> Party Entertainers: How to pick the best one for your party

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