Picture Perfect Balloon Arches

Every celebration could use a balloon arch, but it’s not always easy to make them picture perfect if you’ve never made one before. Celebrations are supposed to be fun, not stressful, so we’re sharing three ways to make picture-perfect arches for any skill level. Whether you’re a beginner or a party pro, you can totally wow your friends.

Simple Arch – The simple arch is almost too easy but is still a nice way to level up a get-together. Helium naturally creates the arch for you, so you can focus on enjoying the celebration.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of ribbon to the desired length for your arch. Tie one end to a balloon weight.
  2. Using your Balloon Time Helium Tank, inflate balloons one at a time and tie them one-foot apart on a ribbon.
  3. Tie the other end of the ribbon to another balloon weight.

Garland Arch – Balloon garland is all the rage these days, and it doesn’t need to be difficult. It provides a perfect backdrop for photos and makes a special occasion feel sophisticated.

Supplies:

  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • Latex balloons (use different sizes and colors to add dimension!)
  • Fishing line
  • A needle
  • Two wall hooks

Instructions:

  1. Adhere your wall hooks several feet apart on the wall. For “falling” garland, place one lower on the wall than the other.
  2. Cut fishing line so that it reaches both wall hooks.
  3. Tie one end of the fishing line to the first wall hook (the higher one if they’re at different levels).
  4. Using your Balloon Time Helium Tank, inflate several different balloons inside where you can reach them.
  5. Using a needle, carefully thread the balloons one and a time onto the fishing line by piercing the balloon tails below the knot.
  6. Once you’ve nearly filled the fishing line, tie the other end to the other wall hook.

Impressive Arch – This is the balloon arch people traditionally think of but are too intimidated to complete. If you have the right tools, though, it couldn’t be easier!

Supplies:

  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • Latex balloons (use different sizes and colors to add dimension!)
  • A metal or wooden arch frame
  • Balloon decorating strip
  • Fishing line

Instructions:

  1. Build your arch frame.
  2. Tie the balloon decorating strip along it using fishing line.
  3. Using your Balloon Time Helium Tank, inflate several different balloons inside where you can reach them.
  4. One at a time, insert the balloon tails through the holes in the balloon decorating strip. The closer you put them together, the more sophisticated your arch will look.

 

The final step for each of these balloon arches is a pat on the back because you just achieved party planning success!

We want to see your arches! Share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!

 

Note: Adult supervision is required when using balloons and sharp objects. Please read all warnings and precautions on Balloon Time packaging.

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