How To Style Latex Balloons

I’m sharing some of my favourite ways to style latex balloons………

Latex balloons have been a party essential forever!
Not only are they a cheap party decoration they can be styled in so many amazing ways.

Black marble balloons + black latex balloons styled as a bunch and tied at different heights with fishing line onto a balloon weight.

Latex balloons can be filled with air or helium.
Sophia modelling her birthday balloons – a bunch of gold and white latex balloons by Kathleen.

PARTY TIP: I buy a helium tank from the warehouse (keep an eye out for when they go on sale) and fill my balloons up at home!  A $50 tank easily fills a number foil balloon and several latex balloons and can be stashed away for another party!  One tank will only fill two jumbo balloons!  You can also hire larger helium tanks from balloon shops if you have lots of balloons to fill.

Style latex balloons in bunches with a number foil balloon for a real statement or have a bunch on either side of table to balance the table visually.
(We have more black number balloons arriving in the next week)

I love how the black latex balloons are matt black, they look so cool with our gold number balloons!

For creating these Halloween balloons I wrote on our black balloons with a blackboard pen.

Decorate latex balloons with stickers.

I used vinyl wall stickers to decorate these pink latex balloons for Sophia’s Ice cream party.

Using balloon sticks instead of helium is a cheaper alternative and it also makes great party favors that children can take home their own party balloon!

Create a balloon number shape backdrop for a birthday party table.
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Create  a simple balloon tail for jumbo balloons like Tarryn made for her sons party out of fresh greenery or our willow garlands.

I made these pretty glitter feather balloon tails for Sophia’s Swan Lake Party, you can find the tutorial on the blog.

We stock marble balloon packs in three colour ways: pink, blue and black.

We sell standard sized 30cm helium quality balloons in plain colours: nude, white, pink, red, orange, yellow, lavender, purple, blue, teal, green, black, silver and gold packs.

And nude, white, pink, blue, black, silver and gold jumbo balloons.

Nude standard and jumbo balloons are perfect for filling with our tissue confetti, anything heavier weighs down the helium.

PARTY TIP: Use a funnel to fill nude balloons with confetti, gently fit the neck of the balloon around the funnel and gently push the confetti through with a pen or pencil (I like to use the rubber end of a pencil)  When filling the balloon with helium do so slowly.

Here’s a guideline for filling balloons with helium.

If you are doing a baby shower gender reveal use our black jumbo balloons and the pink or mint tissue confetti to reveal your babies sex.

Tie nude helium balloons filled with confetti to chairs.

Create a balloon garland, here’s a simple video DIY tutorial by classy clutter.


PARTY TIP If your hubby has a compressor its quicker to fill them up instead of blowing them up by mouth.  If filling with helium make sure you fill them the day of the event
Using balloon weights is the perfect way to weigh down your helium balloons so they don’t float away!

Just to note, all balloons are temperamental and delicate they can be affected by heat.  When inflating balloons be careful not to tear the neck of the balloon, fill them too fast or too big.


Mary Poppins Birthday Party

Mary Poppins Party Dessert Table

As part of Moomookacho’s monthly magical days calendar I loved the idea of Mary Poppins day and jumped at the chance to celebrate Mary Poppins day by sharing my daughter’s Mary Poppin’s themed 5th birthday party

2015 Magical Days CalendarMake sure you pop over and check out these monthly calendars as they are a great way to celebrate and teach your children interesting celebrations!

Mary Poppins Party Whole Set Up

Inspired by Sharnel Dollar’s Mary Poppins party and Loralee Lewis’s ‘Jolly Holiday‘ collection she created for Sharnel I created this simple 5th birthday party

Mary Poppins Dessert Table Close Up

It was really fun putting together the details

Mary Poppins Party Mary

We had our very own Mary Poppins come to the party and paint the children’s faces

Mary Poppins Party Side Walk Drawings

Mary Poppins Party Sophia Side Walk Drawing

We did side-walk drawings

Mary Poppins Party Kite


Mary Poppins City Skyline

City skyline

Mary Poppins Party Medicine


Mary Poppins Party Table Setting

Table setting details

Mary Poppins Party Drink Station

Drink station

Mary Poppins Party Sophia Jumbo Balloon

The party food included:


Penguin lollies


Kite cookies


Umbrella sandwiches

Mary Poppins Party Spoon Full of Sugar

Spoon full of sugar cake pops

Mary Poppins Party A Spoonful of Sugar Cupcake


Mary Poppins Party Popcorn


Mary Poppins Party Marshmallows


Mary Poppins Party Ruffle Carousel Birthday Cake

And a Simple ruffle carousel cake

Mary Poppins Party Kids Picking Food

For more inspiration take a look at our Mary Poppins party pinboard

Mary Poppins Party Sophia in front of Table


Party supplies – Pop Roc Parties

Lemonade stand + canopy + compotes + cake stands + crate – Pop Roc Parties Hire (coming soon!)

Kids trestle table + bench seats – Partini

Invitations + Banner + Straw Flags + Cupcake Toppers – Loralee Lewis

Cake – Anuska Vitasovich

Cookies – Sugar Mama

Penguin Lollies – Crazy Candies

Mary Poppins Costume – Maskerade Costume Hire

Photographer – Nadine Canestri Photography