Regardless of what type of event you may be hosting or planning, high-quality balloon decoration is crucial to the success of your event. Indeed, they can help create a positive and care-free vibe for a birthday event, engagement party or anniversary celebration. However, it’s very important that you don’t go over the top or get lazy when it comes to designing and accessorising the party space. So, if you need a bit of help, read the following guide outlining effective and simple beginner tips.


Don’t go over the top

The thing about using a balloon decoration is that the purpose is to augment and brighten up your party. If you go over the top, your balloon decoration can become a distraction or get in the way. Think about it this way: you probably don’t want any inflatables near the dance floor or around the food, as they will likely just get in the way and frustrate your guests. Imagine trying to dig into a slice of pizza only to have an inflatable floating around near your face. It’s annoying, right?


Keep it simple


At the end of the day, just keep it simple. When you’re planning where to put your balloon decoration, think about where it will have the most practical value. If you’re hosting your party at your home, a noticeable balloon decoration attached to your letterbox or front veranda will help your guests locate where the party is and where to park (if they are driving).

On the other hand, you might be hosting your party at a public venue or function centre. If it quite hard to locate, consider placing inflatables on a group table or out the front of your private room. Your guests will certainly appreciate it.


Choose a colour scheme that works with the event

When it comes to designing your balloon decoration, the colour scheme is equally important. If you’re helping with a child’s birthday party, you could either go with the child’s favourite colour or a delivery of multi-coloured inflatables. When it comes to young children, you want to help build excitement; purchasing bright, vivid inflatables is always a good step in the right direction.

However, if you’re planning an engagement party or an anniversary function, multicoloured balloons may come across as facetious or childish. If you want your event to be formal and mature, a simple delivery of white inflatables with nice patterns is a great way to go. Break up the white monotony with light pink, crimson and a lemon yellow inflatables or ribbons to add some vibrant colour to the special day!


What balloon decoration works best?

There are so many different styles and methods that you can use to design and accessorise your inflatables. An inflatable arch is a great way to welcome your guests, however, it does take a lot of time and effort, meaning you’ll probably need to set aside a few hours before your party.

woman holding heart-shaped balloons

If you’re planning an engagement party, it’s quite easy to form your inflatables into the shape of a love heart. Celebrate the upcoming nuptials in style with a cute little inflatable love heart! Having said this, for the more exotic forms of balloon decoration, you’ll need some tape and/or string to ensure that your inflatables stay in shape. For example, if you want to make a row of inflatable columns, you’ll need to form your inflatables into clusters.

One of the easiest ways to do this is to fill up two inflatables and knot them together via the leftover latex on the neck of each balloon. Place a small piece of tape over the knot to ensure they remain connected and stable.