Confetti balloons are a must for your next party! They are perfect for popping on New Year’s Eve, or use as balloon decorations for birthday parties and other celebrations. Thanks to our friends at Oriental Trading for providing us with everything we needed to make diy confetti balloons.
Kids love confetti balloons for obvious reasons. Tissue paper confetti makes for a colorful explosion of fun when the balloon gets popped. It never gets old!
Confetti Balloons are so easy to make. You will definitely want to use my hack (see details below) for how to fill the balloons with tissue paper confetti. It makes your job as balloon filler so much faster and easier.
Confetti balloons aren’t just fun, they are easy decorations and make great photo props for your party, too. The colorful confetti looks so pretty inside clear white latex balloons. If your party has a color scheme, fill the balloons with matching tissue paper confetti.
Oriental Trading has everything you need to make confetti balloons. Their colorful tissue paper confetti is pre-cut to the perfect size so it’s ready to fill your balloons. I’m just making an educated guess, but the one lb bag is enough for me to make hundreds of confetti balloons. We have made about a dozen confetti balloons so far, and have not even begun to put a dent in our bag of confetti.
I never knew I could buy balloon sticks with cups until I found them on Oriental Trading website. My kids always love getting these at special events. Now we can make our own balloons on a stick. Adding confetti to the balloons takes that idea to the next level.
Last but not least, you will need balloons! I got the Diamond Clear 11″ Latex Balloons so that we could see the colorful confetti inside. They blow up to a nice big round size.
One bonus about putting the balloons on a balloon stick is that they don’t need to be filled with helium. Helium confetti balloons can be lots of fun, too, but this way we don’t have to worry about taking the balloons somewhere to be filled, or buying a helium tank. We also don’t have to listen to anyone cry when their balloon floats away into oblivion.
Confetti balloons are a great New Year’s Eve party idea for families. This year, all our guests will get a confetti balloon to pop at midnight. If the kids can’t make it all the way to midnight, they can pop their balloons sooner.
My kids and I have already tested our confetti balloons and it is SO MUCH FUN. Pop the balloon (we used a thumbtack) and the tissue paper whirls around as it floats to the ground. I can pretty much guarantee your kids will want to do it again immediately, so make sure to have plenty of confetti balloons on hand.
Now for that important confetti balloon DIY hack I was talking about earlier. The hack that makes your job filling the balloons so much easier: Use a homemade funnel to fill the balloon with confetti. I made a funnel by cutting off the top of a water bottle, leaving a couple of inches of the actual bottle on to create a funnel-like shape.
How to use the funnel: Simply stretch the lip of the balloon around the mouth of the water bottle, trying to get as close to the body of the balloon as possible. Push pieces of tissue confetti through the balloon’s opening and into the body of the (deflated) balloon. Carefully remove the balloon from the funnel and inflate it up to the desired size. Tie off the balloon to close and voila!
Another great balloon hack? Use a balloon pump to blow up balloons. I recently bought one for a dollar, and after using it once, I am kicking myself for not getting one sooner. Balloon pumps save your lung power, plus they make blowing up balloons so quick and easy. Just a few pumps and you’re done.
How To Make DIY Confetti Balloons
- Clear Latex Balloons
- Tissue Paper Confetti
- Balloon sticks with cups
1. Stretch the empty balloon around the water bottle mouth funnel. Fill with as much confetti as desired. It works best when you just stick in a few pieces of confetti at a time, pushing them down into the deflated part of the balloon.
2. Carefully remove the balloon from the funnel and inflate it with air.
3. Tie the balloon closed and slide it into place on the balloon stick’s cup. Optional: Tie curling ribbon or streamers on the balloon stick.
Enjoy your confetti balloon on a stick until you’re ready to pop it. Pop it and watch as all the tissue paper confetti makes a fun and colorful explosion!
Visit Oriental Trading for more New Year’s Eve party ideas and supplies, including decorations, noisemakers and party favors.