DIY Money Balloon Graduation Gift

Party, Styling, Text and Photos by Sara Schmutz of Confetti Sunshine

When it comes to a graduation, we know what a new grad really wants: money. It’s completely understandable. School and life are expensive. But, we also understand how unexciting it is to stick cash inside a card for a gift. Up your gift-giving skills and use a balloon instead of a card!

Graduation Money Balloon


Money Balloon How To


  1. Cut off the spout of a plastic bottle.
  2. Wrap the balloon around the bottle spout. This helps keep the balloon open so that you can easily put things inside.
  3. Roll up your bill(s) and tie with string. Stick the bundle inside the balloon.
  4. For a little extra fun, add glitter inside the balloon with the cash. (But, be warned, it does make getting the cash out a little messier.)
  5. Remove the bottle spout from the balloon.
  6. Inflate the balloon with your Balloon Time Helium Tank and tie it off with ribbon or string.
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We’d love to see your graduate’s reaction to the money balloon gift. Please share your photos or videos with us on InstagramFacebook and Twitter!

Note: Adult supervision is required when using balloons. Please read all warnings and precautions on the Balloon Time carton.

Written by: Sara Schmutz

Sara has been in love with parties and planning parties for as long as she can remember. And, she must be destined for more, since she has been blessed with three party loving daughters. There can never be too many tea parties at their house. And, her love for parties and unique ideas have not been overlooked. Sara has been a regular party contributor on One Charming Party, Pizzazzerie, Handmade Charlotte, Confetti Pop, Oh It's Perfect, And Then We Saved, & Red Barn Blog. She has also been featured on Pottery Barn, Disney's Baby Blog, Amy Atlas, Hostess with the Mostess, Babble, Apartment Therapy, Huffington Post, and more. Sara has also recently had a number of guest appearances on Utah's KUTV Fresh Living Show, where she shared some of her favorite party ideas. Sara loves planning parties and celebrating the special moments with her family and friends.