Decorating for a winter formal or event is both hard work and a whole lot of fun. I came across some very pretty winter balloon decoration ideas that work for large events or small, informal gatherings over the holiday season.
My first great find for holiday balloons are these blue and silver linking balloons. These are 38″ foil balloons which can be strung together or strung with other regular or linking balloons to form balloon strand decorations.
Other ideas for using these balloons include building balloon columns out of regular blue, white, and silver balloons and topping each column with one of these snowflakes. They’re large enough to make a very strong visual impression for any winter holiday event.
Or, you could make large, white balloon trees and dangle a few snowflakes off of the edges. Light your regular balloons from inside with small LED lights and you could have a nice wash of soft blue and white lighting emanating from within your decorations.
Amazon carries a number of white balloons frosted with pictures of snowflakes in different shapes and patterns. Clusters of these balloons anchored with silver balloon weights can be used as centerpieces.
For high school winter formal dances, a balloon column in blue and silver and wrapped in white tulle not only matches the balloons above, but provides a place for students to have their friend and couple pictures taken. These are the photos and memories students keep long after they have finished high school.
Even large, corporate events or society events over the winter holiday season could use this column to guide guests to the party area or to flag a path to the event.
Even here in sunny Arizona, where it is often warm enough to put up our Christmas decorations while wearing a tank top and shorts, we love the traditional themes of the winter season – snowflakes, red, white, blue, and silver lights, trunks of palm trees wrapped in white lights and their fronds edged in green ones. We hold block parties and our cities throw community holiday events. Decorations of all kinds, including balloons, outshine the ones made the year before.
It is approaching that time of year again and, while I wont’ skip Thanksgiving and will post some neat ideas for that holiday shortly, I couldn’t pass up the chance to share some of these items in time for winter holiday events that I am sure are already in the works right now.