Original birthday decoration idea: forest of balloons
Original birthday decoration idea: forest of balloons
The balls are essential for a birthday decoration! They delight children, bring pep to the party... In short, they are synonymous with fabulous decoration! However, it's time to give them a new look! We don't leave them lying around on the floor, we avoid leaving one alone on the wall... Today, My Little Day invites you to amaze all your guests with: a pretty forest of balloons! It's super simple, you'll see! Fly to our tutorial!

1. When inflating helium balloons, first of all, prepare your equipment well! Because once the balloon is inflated, it flies away. We first cut the wool, ribbon or bolduc threads (which have the big advantage of not getting tangled), we choose a long length of thread.

2. Take the helium tank out of its box. Some cylinders do not have the regulator attached to the cylinder. In this case, don't panic, just screw it on the tap, like on a gas bottle.

3. Let's go, we inflate the balloons. If necessary, we look the tutorial here who will explain to you the BABA of the helium tank to inflate latex balloons.

4. Once the balloon is inflated, we tie a knot at the end with the wool or bolduc thread. And we attach it to a weight of balloons (or any heavy object that we can go around with a wire) or to the ground with tape. It's less clean, but it's very effective. Balloons float, but do not fly away. It is magic. If you are in a garden or at the beach, you need sardines (the small bitoniau which allows you to hang a camping tent in the ground) to be sure that the balloons will not fly away at the first gust of wind, but that they will content themselves with twirling around. Even more magical!

5. If you want to push the decor, and you're in a garden or a park, you can wrap the trees! Let me explain !! Just take bolduc or very very thick wool and wrap it around the tree trunks at the height of the balloons.

6. Obviously, the denser the forest or the more scattered the balloons in a very large space, the more impressive it is. You can also mix the sizes of balloons or opt for very large balloons if you have a very large space. And then, last thing, we don't tell the same story depending on the height of the balloons, so height to be defined on the spot!

Helium keeps latex balloons in the air for 24 hours. To make balloons fly longer, Hifloat is used. The balloon will float between 48 and 72 hours longer! So the best advice we can give you is to inflate your balloons at the last minute (i.e. a few hours before your event, but especially not the day before). 

Photo: Marion Dubier-Clark. Directed by Marie Mersier, assisted by Déborah Sfez. Photos taken at the Malassis park pond, in Breuillet. ©Milkmagazine

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