This DIY Balloon Arch Will Give Your Party Instant Wow-Factor

Create an amazing balloon arch for your party guests to dance through when they arrive at your celebration. Believe it or not, these impressive balloon arches are very do-able. The trick to making them is creating simple layers of four balloons tied together – and no helium is required. Keep reading for the tutorial and make your birthday girl’s dreams come true on her special day. When you're ready, get everything you need (and more) by shopping all balloons!


  • Balloon arch kit
  • Hand pump or electric pump
  • For arch: 5 packs pink 9” balloons (approx. 96)
  • For flowers: 1 pack mini 5” balloons in pink, turquoise and white
  • Double stick tape
  • Scissors
Step 1 - Inflate balloon

Step 1

Balloons are air-inflated. You can use a hand-pump, but for large projects an electric inflator works best. Inflate and tie off two pink balloons.

Step 2 - Tie balloons together

Step 2

To make the layers, tie together your 2 balloons. Next, create a second set of two balloons tied together.

Step 3 - Fill base with water

Step 3

Fill balloon arch bases with water. To make the first layer tie the two sets of balloons together, reaching around the arch.

Step 4 - Inflate balloon

Step 4

Continue adding layers to the arch, from the bottom up. We created about 24 layers for this arch.

Step 5 - Create petals

Step  5

Create small flowers and attach to the arch with small pieces of double-sided tape. Use 5” balloons and make either 4 or 5 petals, with single balloon in an accent color in the middle.