10 Affordable Valentine's Day Balloon Ideas

Always thought balloons were just for parties? Think again! Here are 10 different ways you can use red heart balloons for Valentine's Day. These no fuss balloon ideas are easy to execute and give you a big bang for your buck. Give Valentine‚Äôs balloons as a thoughtful gift or use them to enhance a surprise you already have planned. From cute to romantic, there's something for everyone to feel the love. Shop all Valentine's Day party supplies to bring your entertainment and gifting ideas to life. 

Red heart balloons tied to a pink box on a bed.

1. The New Dozen

Receiving a dozen roses is expected for Valentine's Day. Switch things up by gifting a dozen red heart balloons instead! Balloons are a great alternative to flowers because they last longer and they're more affordable. Tie them to a small Valentine's Day gift to make a big statement or gift them in a bouquet to be enjoyed all day and several days later. 

Gold letter balloons that spell out 'Marry Me' with red heart balloons around.

2. Propose

Let the balloons do the talking with a Valentine's Day proposal. Spell out 'Marry Me' with letter balloons and add red heart balloons around to complete the scene. Create a picture-perfect proposal moment that has love written all over it. 

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Red heart balloons around a dinning table.

3. Decorate for a Galentine's Day Brunch

Valentine's Day isn't just for the couples. Celebrate your girl squad with a Galentine's Day brunch that'll make them feel special. Tie a red heart balloon to each guests' table setting to complete a Valentine's Day themed tablescape. We tied one balloon to each bottle to create an easy table decoration that will instantly fill the room with love. 

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Red heart balloons touching the ceiling.

4. Cover the Ceiling with Balloons

Love is in the air with floating red heart balloons. To accomplish this dreamy look, simply scatter balloons on the ceiling of any room and let cupid do the rest. Depending on the space you're trying to fill, you'll need 12-36 balloons to get the job done. Finish off balloons by adding a curl to balloon ribbons for a flirty touch.

Red heart balloons tied to tray with breakfast on it.

5. Prepare Breakfast in Bed with Balloons 

Treat your valentine to a scrumptious breakfast in bed accompanied by red heart balloons. Show your loved one you care by tying red heart balloons to a tray and placing balloons around the bed for a touch of morning romance. Get kids in on this idea by having them help set up the room.

Red heart balloons in room with pizza, candles, and drinks on table.

6. Plan a Romantic Night In 

Skip the fancy dinner at a crowded restaurant and enjoy a romantic date night at home. Set the mood by simply scattering red heart balloons around your living room and lighting candles throughout the space. Make the evening special by popping open a bottle of bubbly to enjoy with a delicious meal. Cuddle up next to your loved one and indulge in the sweetness of relaxing at home.

Red heart balloons tied to candy cart.

7. Style a Candy Buffet

Set up a sweet candy station complete with pink and red treats and of course, balloons. Tie red heart balloons around a cart or table to create a whimsical Valentine's Day look. Fill candy containers with treats like chewy gumballs, lollipops, and yummy chocolate kisses! Finish off the station with a festive banner that brings the lovable look together. 

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Red 'Happy Valentine's Day' balloons in a kids classroom.

8. Classroom Decor

Teachers can use red heart balloons to enhance Valentine's Day classroom decor. Make the room feel festive by tying one red heart balloon to a treat bag and placing at each student's seat. Set the table with a themed table cover and use red cutouts as place mats. Lay out stickers, coloring sheets, and crayons for students to use with Valentine's Day-themed activities. 

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Pink and red balloon garland on wall and kids sitting at a table.

9. Throw a Kids Valentine's Day Party 

Host a kid-friendly gathering that will be hit with the little ones. Decorate the room with a festive balloon garland and add red heart balloons to complete the look. Give kids something sweet to snack on like cupcakes or sugar cookies and keep them entertained with fun treat bags. Don't forget the sparkly heart head boppers to finish your child's Valentine's Day outfit. 

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