Merry Christmas Balloons for a Very Merry Holiday
"Balloons for Christmas? Since when?" you may wonder.
Christmas balloons were never a thing with Baby Boomers. They never caught on with Generation X or Y.
But today, they most definitely are a thing. In just a few years, their popularity has skyrocketed.
This is partly due to advancements in the manufacturing process. We've evolved from basic latex balloons bearing simple holiday headlines to elaborate foil balloons with iconic holiday shapes. Party City carries many of these, including:
- Snowflake balloons
- Snowman balloons
- Santa balloons
- Elf balloons
- Reindeer balloons
- Star-shaped balloons
Christmas balloons are holiday decorations for the 21st century, offering some obvious (and some not-so-obvious) advantages:
- They're cheap. It's possible to assemble a stunning centerpiece of Christmas balloons for less than $20.
- They're portable. You can order a Christmas balloon bouquet for the office party, transport it later to your church holiday party, then take it home for your own enjoyment.
- They take up little space uninflated. A DIY Christmas balloon decoration calls for nothing more than a package of latex balloons and a couple foil balloons to anchor the display. All those uninflated balloons will fit easily in a purse, and all you need to create a centerpiece or room decoration on the spot is a balloon pump, tape or curling ribbon, and a little imagination.
- They're lightweight. You can tape them to a wall, suspend them from a string, and arrange them on slender balloon sticks or balloon arch tape.
- They're flexible. You can use them in a centerpiece, a garland, a balloon arch, and more.
4 Great Ways to Display Your Christmas Balloons
1. As a Christmas wall decoration: Assemble red or gold letter balloons to spell "Merry Christmas" in lieu of a Christmas banner. Tape the balloons in place to the wall. Are you a little short of cash this year? Spell "Mry Xmas" instead. If they're smart enough to figure out personalized license plates, they'll be able to read your truncated message.
2. As a holiday balloon garland: String together a row of latex Christmas balloons with ribbon or balloon decorating strips. Add a few larger foil balloons as accents, then hang the finished garland with tape or tacks.
3. As a welcoming balloon doorway arch: Start with a kit or build a balloon arch from scratch. You'll need a balloon decorating strip long enough for the arch, latex balloons for the arch itself, and foil balloons for decorative accents. Some accents to consider: Letter balloons, Santa balloons, snowflake balloons, or anything else that's seasonal.
4. As a one-of-a-kid Christmas balloon centerpiece: A balloon kit makes for a quick and easy table centerpiece or room accent, but it's almost as simple to put together a DIY balloon centerpiece of your own creation, for example a stack of latex balloons topped by a foil balloon of Santa descending into a chimney.