10 Party Balloon DIYs That Will Make Adulthood A Little More Fun

Balloons are just the tops — literally because they float to the tops of rooms, but also figuratively because they are bright and cheery and can make any day feel like a fiesta.

But unless you are attending a lot of kids birthday parties, sightings of these helium-filled arbiters of fun become more and more rare. Don't let that happen! Adults can get festive too. Here are 10 ways to use balloons today.

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fruit balloons DIY

Forget balloon animals — this fruit balloon garland from Oh Happy Day is exactly what every summer party needs.

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birthday candle balloons

There is no better way to say happy birthday than with giant birthday balloon candles like these from StudioDIY. Now if only there was a giant balloon cake to go with it…

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heart balloon surprise

Valentine’s Day may be months away, but it’s never too early to start prepping. Keep this fun balloon surprise from Oh Happy Day in mind for February.

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diy donut balloons

Donuts AND balloons?! It’s my dream come true, thanks to the genius that is Kelly over at StuidoDIY.

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goldilocks costume

Balloons can do so many things! This Goldilocks costume from A Beautiful Mess is made from balloons and looks awesome. 

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balloon invitation

This floating invitation is a little reminiscent of that butterfly invite in Bridesmaids. This sweet one from Oh Happy Day is way cuter and live-animal free

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balloon ride print

If I could cover my apartment in Rifle Paper Co. I would do it in a heart beat. For now, I will settle for this amazing balloon ride print.

Balloon Ride Print, $21, riflepaperco.com

boxed balloon invitations

This adorable boxed balloon invite comes in all sorts of themes, from carnivals to baby showers. Yippie!

Boxed Balloon Invitations (Set of 15), $150, etsy.com

giant confetti balloon

Giant balloons are the best kinds of balloons, and confetti filled ones are floating perfection.

Giant Confetti Balloon, $39, etsy.com

diy hot air balloon kit

Not into real balloons? I get it, but try saying no to this hot air balloon mobile.

DIY Hot Air Balloon Kit, $18, etsy.com