Blowing Up: 25 Easy, Inexpensive, and Totally Unexpected Ways to Use A Balloon

Balloons are a wonderfully classic staple to any party, but take that air bubble on a string one step further and I think you’ll be surprised with what you come up with. Make easy changes to your balloon decor by embellishing the strings with ribbons and paper shapes like you see here or maybe keep costs low (while still having a blast!) by playing games like balloon paddle ball. And did you know you can use balloons to decorate your shoes? Check all out below:

1. Balloon Vase

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Learn how to make this beautiful modern vase at home with a votive candle holder and balloon.

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2. Start a Band

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Use balloons and tin cans to create your own bongo drums, Ricky Ricardo!

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3. Pool Noodle Balloon Madness

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See who can move their balloons into the buckets the fastest using only pool noodles. Game on.

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4. Balloon Art

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Fill balloons with paint and pop them on a canvas to make colorful art a la The Princess Diaries. 

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5. Water Balloon Piñata

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Tie water balloons on a string and whack them with the bat for a fun and oddly satisfying way to cool down at a summer party.

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6. Glow in the Dark Balloons

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Place a glow stick inside a balloon and inflate — voila!

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7. Luminaries

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Illuminate the yard with these chic and easy luminaries made with balloons.

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8. Invites

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Use balloons to give all the details of the party: too cute.

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9. Paddleball

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Attach paper plates to wooden popsicle sticks and let the game of balloon paddleball begin!

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10. Science Experiments

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Learn all about gases with this fun family experiment that makes learning fun.

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11. Yarn Balls

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Inflate balloons to use for the molds of these pretty yarn ball decorations.

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12. Fresh and Fruity

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Cover the floor with fruit balloons at the next party and make a life-sized fruit salad.

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13. Bubbles

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Decorate a champagne bar with balloons made to look like bubbles.

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14. Your Answer to Stress

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Give the gift of less stress by making your own stress balls.

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15. Flip Flops

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Take a pair of inexpensive flip flops and deck them out with balloons for fun and fancy feet.

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16. Inflated Terrarium

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Grow your own little world of wonder inside a balloon terrarium.

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17. Pudding Cups

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Balloons will come in handy for making these yummy pudding cups.

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18. Birthday Wreath

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Use bags of balloons to create this colorful birthday wreath.

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19. Water Balloon Baseball

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Fill balloons with water and bring out the plastic baseball gear. Batter up!

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20. Lanterns

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Take the kids on an evening candlelit (or batter-operated candlelit) stroll after you all make lanterns.

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21. Ice Cream Cones

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Cut out paper cones and attach them to balloons. Yum!

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22. Dress Up the Tails

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One of the easiest ways to change up balloon decor is by getting creative with the balloon strings. Use yarn, ribbon, and paper for embellishing. Talk about festive!

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23. Balloon Ice

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Who needs ice, when you have frozen water balloons to chill your drinks?

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24. Sweet Pops

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Wrap balloons with cellophane to turn your living room into a candy land!

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25. Confetti Balloons

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Fill clear balloons with confetti. Shake, rattle, and roll — it’s that easy.

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