Confetti filled balloons are gorgeous for parties: bunched together; a giant one with a tassel tail; mini ones topped on a party cake; or tied to paper straws for fun wands (and more).
They seem easy to create – just fill up clear balloons with confetti, inflate, tie knot and show off. But unless you know a couple of tricks, they’re not that easy to get right first time. First time I did it the confetti wilted and clumped together at the bottom of the balloon.
So here’s how to make your own confetti filled balloons and get it right first time:
- Fill a clear latex balloon with tissue paper confetti – if the confetti is small it should pour in easily. If you’re adding in giant confetti then you use a plastic bottle neck to funnel the confetti in.
- Don’t blow up your confetti balloon – using your breath will make the confetti damp and it won’t stick to the inside of the balloon.
- Fill balloons with air using a balloon pump or helium, both work well. Creating static is the secret to ensuring you show off your confetti balloon to its full potential.
- Once inflated, rub the balloon with your hand to create static, then roll the confetti around inside the balloon for the static to take effect.
- Towards the end of the party burst the balloon for a shower of confetti!