I’ve made a few balloon garlands now and I’m always pleased with them. They aren’t as fancy as ‘professional garlands’ but for the cost of the balloons they look great. I source my balloons cheaply from wherever I can. I come up with three – four colours that match my party and inflate LOTS of balloons in a variety of sizes.

Once you have inflated your balloons in a variety of sizes thread them on fishing line using a needle and catching the balloon by the ‘neck’ of the balloon. Randomly thread them with a variety of colours and sizes. I usually tie the first balloon on to keep them all on the string. Below is an online tutorial explaining the method I use. They also use a hot glue gun to fill in the spaces but I have never felt the need to do this.

If you would rather get a professional to make your balloon garland there are lots of party stylists who offer balloon garland services and some party stores now sell balloon garland kits. Professional stylists will use quality balloons and beautiful colours and sizes you can’t buy in normal retail stores. A fabulous company in Auckland called Into the Garland install balloon garlands using quality balloons. Not in Auckland… they can post you a balloon garland kit to make your own.

Here are some of my creations followed by the online tutorial.

Pretty Pink and Purple Balloon Garland:

Army Party Balloon Garland:

White Balloon Garland:

Crusaders Rugby Party Balloon Garland:

A great balloon garland video tutorial: