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Picking Balloon Sizes
Picking Balloon Colors

Feature Balloon

Matching Latex Balloons

We inflate latex balloons to two and sometimes three sizes for a large Balloon It Yourself! Let’s call these small, medium, & large. Yes, it’s the same balloon inflated with varying amounts of air. By incorporating various sized latex balloons in the same centerpiece, you can nest & nestle the sizes together.

Color selection is usually directed by the theme of the celebration. A graduation party might feature balloons in the graduate’s school colors. Beyond the obvious, selecting colors can be a bit less challenging if you are using a feature balloon—a helium or air-filled balloon that crowns your centerpiece.

Picking Balloon Sizes

We inflate latex balloons to two and sometimes three sizes for a large Balloon It Yourself! These small, medium, & large sizes are the same standard latex balloon inflated with varying amounts of air. By incorporating various sized latex balloons in the same centerpiece, you can nestle and overlap them to create more eye-catching patterns.

Picking Balloon Colors

Feature Balloon

Matching Latex Balloons

Color selection is usually directed by the theme of the celebration. A graduation party might feature balloons in the graduate’s school colors. Beyond the obvious, selecting colors can be a bit less challenging if you are using a feature balloon—a helium or air-filled balloon that crowns your centerpiece.

Picking Number of Balloon Colors

How many colors should you pick? We suggest no less than three balloon colors per BIY!. Four or five colors will work best for color repetition and keeping same-color balloons as far apart as possible. Follow the chart to determine how many balloons of each color to use.

Tie the Knot… or Not?

When decorating with air-filled balloons, you have the choice to tie your balloons closed or not before connecting them to the Balloon It sticks. Your choice primarily depends on how long you want your inflated Balloon It Yourself! decoration to last. A tied latex balloon will last up to two weeks, giving you the flexibility to create your BIY!s well in advance of your celebration. If you just need your centerpiece to last the day, skipping the knot will be problem. Choosing not to tie the balloon closed makes assembly easier and allows the reuse of the latex balloons. Knot or not? You decide.

Why Weight?

While Balloon It Yourself! centerpieces won’t float away, some celebrations may call for weights to keep them in place. Decorating outdoors, for example, will add the uncertainty of windy conditions. The Balloon It Yourself! base is designed to hold added weights when needed. The shelf inside the base can accommodate three canned goods, beverage cans, or two bottles of water. All items within reach in your kitchen.

Shape Up Your BIY!

The traditional latex balloon shape sits somewhere between an upside-down pear and an oval. A great shape, no doubt. But if you’re looking for something different, here’s a tip worth a try. By holding the base of the balloon in one hand and gently pushing on the top with the opposite, you can change its shape. Depending on how hard and the duration of your push, your oval shaped balloon will take on a wider body, rounder top, or a completely round shape.

Choosing BIY! Height

Balloon It Yourself! is designed to be used at one of two heights. The TALL version, using the entire post stands 36” tall. The SHORT version reduces the post to 24” by removing the post’s top section.

Which to use where and why?
Using Short 24" Option:
  • In small spaces and rooms with low ceilings
  • Transportable for gift-giving and special deliveries
  • To see over BIY! when placed on a table
 
Using Tall 36" Option:
  • In large celebration spaces with tall ceilings
  • For floor centerpieces
Crowning Touch

Take your Balloon It decorations to a whole new level… or levels. The Balloon It Yourself! Centerpiece and CardBox both include anchor holes for connecting helium balloons to crown your decorations. You’ll notice four perforated circles at the very top of the posts. These circles can be punched out, so you can attach helium-filled balloons with string or ribbon to crown your BIY! Use helium extensions on floor centerpieces to frame celebration entryways.

Make Mine a Triple

We love to use small (5”) latex balloons in our bouquets. They’re great for incorporating accent colors. Because they are so small, you can create clusters on one stick—use 2 or even 3! Inflate balloons to the same size. Connect the first balloon to the stick the same way you would a large, single balloon. Pushing the first, then the second balloon aside, you can squeeze in and connect the additional balloons in the same way. Since the BIY! post holes can receive multiple Balloon It sticks, you can insert clusters throughout while leaving your larger balloons in place. Let the clusters peak out in between.

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