Balloon Party

My daughter just turned 2, and this may be the last birthday party I have control over so we kept it simple — balloons were the theme. We obviously had lots of helium balloons around the house but we managed to find some more unusual balloons to spice up the theme.

  • Stripy/beach-ball Japanese paper balloons (which we hung in an alcove and gave away in party bags) available here (thanks to Irene from Bloesem, who helped me track these down!), and I love the animal versions available here.
  • Large paper baubles (which hung from our stairs) which come out for practically every party we do.  I bought them from RE over 2 years ago — a great party-staple!
  • The best ever huge round balloons which I could only find in the US, here, so leave some time for shipping.  A big hit though!
  • Rabbit shaped balloons and Balloon whistles for party favours.  Sadly my balloon shaped cookie cutters didn’t arrive in time (Christmas post!) so I had to improvise (see pictures).
  • We didn’t play many party games as I find cake, music and friends is almost all a 2-year-old can cope with but here are some to play with older children.

And I like these ideas as potential prizes or presents for a balloon themed party…

9 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. peggy | February 5, 2011 | Reply

Mo this is great! A perfect party for a 2 year old…
Congratulations to your daughter!
I have a question for the helium… did you go to a shop for filling or how did you do?

2. Courtney in London | February 5, 2011 | Reply

It was such a beautiful party. I loved all the different balloons. And my kids are STILL playing with all their balloon-themed goodie bag items. Such a hit!

3. Stacey | February 6, 2011 | Reply

I LOVE your blog. The balloon party is a GREAT idea!

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5. Esther in Amsterdam | February 7, 2011 | Reply

What a great idea for a party! I love the big round balloons! x

6. mary corri | February 7, 2011 | Reply

i ve found this amazing movie in local library 3 year old twins just loved it and tot mesmerized by it ‘Le Ballon Rouge” A.Lamorisse 1956 ciaooo

7. Babes about Town | February 10, 2011 | Reply

What a gorgeous idea. My little one is about to turn two and I’m playing with some themes although I plan to keep it low key. And I also highly recommend The Red Balloon.

8. Maraka | February 11, 2011 | Reply

I love the huge round balloons and get mine from here in the UK.

9. Mirae Page | February 14, 2011 | Reply

What a cute party for a cutie pie :-)
If you do another party and still want to incorporate balloons… Having a balloon artist come to entertain at your event is a fun idea…. I do them all the time… and not just the kids, but the adults absolutely get in on the fun too! Thanks for sharing your pics… They’re great… ! ~Mirae