DIY Confetti Balloon Surprise Gift

August 10, 2016Kara Woolery


Color Color Color Everywhere (singing of course) … I absolutely love surprising my kids the morning of their birthdays! I try to change it up and do something different every year. This year I am going with a Colorful Birthday Breakfast Table, including a DIY Confetti Balloon Birthday Surprise (Get the DIY below)!! I almost always include balloons in their birthday surprises, and inflate them using Balloon Time Helium Tanks. I went with a bright and fun color palette, but you could switch this up and use any color combination you want. You can set this up on your kitchen table, kitchen counter, or a small table like I did here. I used my daughter’s desk.


Balloon Time Helium Tanks are the easiest way to fill your balloons with helium at home or on the go. You can take the tanks with you to create a Surprise Anywhere! I used the Jumbo Helium tank to fill the large 36 Inch DIY Confetti Balloon, and I still had plenty of helium left over in the tank.

DIY Confetti Balloon Birthday Surprise

DIY Confetti Balloon Birthday Surprise

What You Need:

  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • Clear Balloon
  • Construction Paper or Tissue Paper
  • Mini Pom Poms
  • 1 Inch Hole Punch
  • Twine, Ribbon, or a Garland to attach to the balloon
  • Twine (to tie the mini “diplomas” rolled with notes or money)
  • Scissors


STEP 1: Use the 1 inch hole punch to punch out your confetti from the construction or tissue paper.

IMPORTANT TIP – You can use construction paper or tissue paper for this step. If you want the balloon to float better and you want the confetti to stick to the sides of the balloon when you shake it up, then you should use tissue paper. I used more construction paper because I ran out of tissue paper. I actually recommend you use all tissue paper.


STEP 2: Fill your balloon about 1/4 full with pom poms.


STEP 3: Once your balloon is pretty full you can add in your mini “diplomas”. Cut strips of construction paper and roll up money, notes, or DIY coupons (Ex. Mom Will Clean Your Room 1 Time). Stuff these into the balloon.


STEP 4: Following your Balloon Time Helium Tank instructions to inflate your balloon until it is 36 inches. These large balloons will not float well if they are not fully inflated. You can also do this with the smaller clear balloons as well.

DIY Confetti Balloon Birthday Surprise

STEP 5: The birthday boy/girl get to POP their DIY Confetti Balloon Birthday Surprise!! This part is seriously so fun and creates a MESS!! But HEY they only have a birthday once a year … Hahaha! Once they pop the confetti flies EVERYWHERE!


STEP 6: Birthday boy/girl can now hunt for their “diplomas” to reveal their surprises! This could be used in many different ways besides birthdays. You could do this for a graduation gift, baby shower, anniversary gift, or anything else you can think of.

I was not kidding when I said confetti goes everywhere … But it is so pretty!! We used a safety pin to POP the Confetti Balloon surprise!


You can put your birthday surprise breakfast on the table along with their birthday presents, and top it off with a fun garland! This one is from Tutu’s and Bowties Events.


Try this for your next Birthday Surprise and tag #BalloonTime and #LillianHopeDesigns so we can see your Surprise Anywhere!

Photography – Heather Renee Photography

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Balloon Time. The opinions and text are all mine.

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