I just realized that I flaked on talking about Eva’s 2nd birthday party, so I’m going to roll out a few details from her big day. This is one of those 5 second projects that turns out better than the thing you spend 2 hours on.
NOTE: If you want to see how different types of glitter turned out, you should check out this post: Glitter Balloons and Confetti Balloons Made Easy
For Eva’s 2nd birthday, I went with a pale pink and gold color scheme. I searched high and low for a non-Pepto-Bismal pink balloon at the party store, but the only ones I could find had things like “It’s a Girl!” written on them. As for the balloons, all of the gold ones looked a little too dull or a little too shiny. I was trying not to be too particular, but since color was the only theme we had really come up with it didn’t make any sense to settle.
As a quick fix, I bought a ton of clear balloons and picked up some superfine Martha Stewart glitter. I also grabbed some glitter star confetti, since I knew that Eva’s birthday cake would have stars on it and she loves all things starred. Once home, I used a creased index card to pour glitter into the balloons and then blew them up. We decided against helium this year, since it didn’t hold up well last year, so we just blew up a ton for the kids to kick around. The glitter and confetti mix turned out even better than I thought it would and the balloons made the most delicious sandy sound when we shook them.
/// Be sure not to inhale through your mouth at all while you’re blowing up these balloons. I was spitting out glitter for an hour.
/// The bigger you can blow these, the better because you want them as clear as possible.
/// You do need quite a bit of glitter to get even a hint of color, so plan on buying a good amount.
/// If you don’t want to spend a ton of money on glitter and confetti, blow up two or three plain clear ones for every one you fill. The clear ones look like bubbles and don’t detract from the color scheme the other ones create.
/// These are glitter bombs if they pop, so if that’s not your thing this might not be party decor for you. We don’t mind glitter around the house and it all vacuumed up eventually, so it worked for her party.
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