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DIY Balloon & Fronds Tropical Party Centerpiece

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DIY Balloon & Fronds Tropical Party Centerpiece - BirdsParty.com

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! 
DIY Balloon & Fronds Tropical Party Centerpiece - BirdsParty.com

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!

DIY Balloon & Fronds Tropical Party Centerpiece - BirdsParty.com



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 - BirdsParty.com


DIY Balloon & Fronds Tropical Party Centerpiece

Materials:

* 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

DIY Balloon & Fronds Tropical Party Centerpiece - BirdsParty.com

DIY Balloon & Fronds Tropical Party Centerpiece - BirdsParty.com


Directions:

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! ;)

DIY Balloon & Fronds Tropical Party Centerpiece - BirdsParty.com

Hope you like the idea and have fun crafting! :)

For more pineapple party ideas, click here!



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15 comments

  1. hi! where did you get the leaves??? im trying to find some for my daughters pineapple and flamingo themed first birthday!

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    1. Hi, try Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=palm+fronds

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  2. Ahhhh! This is so clever and beautiful! One day I really hope to be the kind of hostess that is skilled enough to make something like this haha. Most of the time I'm just happy if the dinner is not burnt. I am pinning and am resolved to try this though because it is absolutely gorgeous.

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    1. haha I'm like that too, that's why this centerpiece is for me ;) so easy, you'll ahve no problems with it! trust! :)

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  3. Beautiful idea and the creativity. We always try to pick things from internet, but I believe that handmade things are more attractive and impressive. Thanks for the idea, I'm surely going to try this for my friend's bridal shower.

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    1. Thanks for the love, Vanessa! handmade always gets my vote too! Share pics of how yours turns out, won't you?! We'd LOVE to see! :)

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    2. I would surely share some pictures here:) It's great talking to you.

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  4. Wow is putting it mildly! I love your creativity and thanks for the tip on where to get the leaves. A while back I was looking for them to go with a Caribbean dessert table and couldn't find them anywhere.

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    1. these look wow, but are so simple to make, honestly! And yeah, Amazon is where I head pretty much for anything I can't find elsewhere ;)

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  5. This centerpiece is amazing! I love it!Your tip about the hot gluing for a more secure arrangement is very good. I also wondered to where to get the leaves, as I didn't recall seeing them in hobby lobby. Thanks for linking up on Happiness is Homemade, we've featured your post!!

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    1. HI Lisa, thanks for stopping by! :) You can get the leaves at Amazon. Just serach for "palm fronds". Oriental Trading may have some too.

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  6. How cute did this turn out?!?!?!?! So simple yet so effective - love it! Sharing on my social media this week, congrats on your feature at #HappinessIsHomemade! :)

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    1. You're so sweet! Thanks so much! :) Yeah, Sometimes the simplest projects have the best wow factor for me ;)

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  7. This is so pretty! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/07/make-pretty-monday-week-185.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  8. This looks fab, and so simple too, pinning.thanks.

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