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Unique 1st Birthday Balloon Decorations

Although the birthday child is too young to remember their 1st birthday, that doesn’t stop parents from going all out when it comes to the party décor. A party staple that never goes out of style at 1st birthday parties are balloons galore to create a festive feel to the party space.

Even though balloon decorations are a classic must-have, we thought there just had to be a more creative way to display balloons at a party. We dug around to find a few ideas that will spark your party decorating mind. Create some unique and visual 1st birthday decorations that at least the parents, if not babies, will get impressed by at your DIY-ing skills. 


Sprinkle a Little Color into Your Boring Balloons

This idea from Prudent Baby makes plain white balloons look, well not so plain!

confetti filled birthday balloons

With color paper confetti inside of the balloons, this easy DIY balloon décor idea can be incorporated into any 1st birthday party theme or your chosen color palette for the event. 


Cover Those Balloons!

This idea featured here wasn’t originally suggested for a 1st birthday party but it can certainly fit the bill. Taking ordinary balloons and upholstering them with fabrics to match your party will be an easy and quick way to jazz up party decorations.

upholstered balloons decor for 1st birthday

You can always go to a fabric store and buy inexpensive children’s fabric to use for this DIY project. 


Festive Tassels

Tassels are almost a forgotten décor element that works perfectly with balloon decorations. The Alison Show featured our own DIY tassels added to balloons for an chic yet easy way to add some pop of color to plain balloons.

diy tassel decor for birthday

Using plastic table clothes in a variety of colors, cut up your own tassels to attach to giant oversized balloons for a fun décor piece idea.

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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