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.


Scandi Styled Mid Winter Christmas

I love the idea of mid winter Christmas celebrations and I’m actually rather envious of white Christmas’s.  So I thought I would style a scandi mid winter Christmas table setting

One year I would love to have a white Christmas but in the meantime I’m happy to celebrate during our winter months (without the snow)

Nordic Table Birdseye

Last Christmas I styled a few basic themed tables for ideas of how to use our Christmas products and my favourite was the nordic/scandi styled one which I think is also lovely for a winter wonderland or mid winter Christmas party

Nordic Christmas Table Birdseye 2

Silver and white were the colours I stuck too with a few naturals and the Reindeer blackboard pegs which are perfect for writing names as the place setting

Nordic Christmas Centre Table

Candles are always a must for dinner parties and these antler candle holders we stock are just the ticket

Nordic Christmas Table Place Settings

Nordic Terranium

These winter terrariums were such an easy throw together table decoration.  I just added some snowflakes and a Reindeer topper into the hanging glass bauble vases

Nordic Christmas Table Deer Candle Holder

These Reindeer tea light holders are perfect as a table decoration or hanging light

Nordic Christmas Table Centre Birdseye

I love using cake stands to serve any type of food and also decorations, these disco balls added a bit of glam to the table!

Nordic Christmas Table Milk Bottle

This is one of my favourite details our wooden snowflake decorations tied around our mini milk bottles with a birch paper straw

Nordic Christmas Table Setting

I wanted the table setting to be simple using our silver scallop platters, reindeer blackboard pegs, cotton drawstring bags (hand stamped Merry Christmas) perfect for popping a little gift or thank you card in it for your guests!

Do you host mid winter dinner parties?