One of my favorite elements of the Party Like Pineapple birthday table was for sure, the balloon and fronds centerpiece!
Originally, I wanted to hang a balloons garland above the dessert and drinks station, but when I was making it on the dining table, I realized it would make a fab tropical centerpiece! And so a new idea was born!
I paired the garland with palm fronds and Monstera leaves (faux ones) because of the Pineapple party theme. But I can't wait to try other balloon colors and maybe use flowers and other foliage for other events or celebrations!
This garland or centerpiece is super simple and quick to make, and will last way longer (not to mention less costly) than fresh flowers. It worked super well with the pineapple theme of the birthday party (see all the party ideas and photos here) and added instant wow factor to the table, without much effort at all. And that right there, makes it a winning party DIY! ;)
DIY Balloon & Fronds Tropical Party Centerpiece
* Latex balloons of various sizes
* Palm fronds and Monstera leaves or other foliage
* Baker's twine or strong and thick clear fishing line if you prefer to keep it "transparent"
* Tapestry needle or large sewing needle
* Balloon air pump (optional)
* Clear adhesive tape
1) Start by inflating all your balloons. I used an air pump that you plug into the electrical mains, but your lungs would do the trick too ;) Close the ends with a secure, tight knot.
The thread your twine or fishing line through the needle and pass it through the ends of one of the balloons. To stead your line tape the other other to a table or ask a friend to hold it, so the balloons do not slide off.
2) Add a second balloon to the line/twine in the same manner, varying the size.
3) Keep adding balloons to create a large garland (length of your choice). For my table I used between 12 balloons only.
4) Place the stretch garland onto your tabletop center, and tape the ends with clear tape. You could tape the garland under the table or even place weights at each end, but I was using place mats on top, so the twine and tape would be hidden. Then strategically insert the palms fronds and foliage in between each balloon.
CRAFTY TIP: If you wish a more secure arrangement (although I didn't bother...), you can use a low temperature hot glue gun to stick the leaves in between the balloons - it won't pop, trust me! ;)
Hope you like the idea and have fun crafting! :)
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