Looking for a cost effective way to celebrate birthdays for a youth group, Primary class, or even your ministering sisters? Celebrate with a happy birthday confetti balloon!
What says happy birthday better than balloons & confetti? Not much. This simple birthday idea is a lot of fun, and it only takes minutes and a few dollars to put together.
What You’ll Need for Happy Birthday Confetti Balloons
Putting together these happy birthday prizes takes only a few minutes. Here’s what you’ll need to gather before you start to prep:
- white cardstock
- the Happy Birthday Tag file you can download at the end of the post
- confetti balloons (I picked my package up at the DollarTree – there were 12 balloons in there!)
- balloon sticks (I bought my package at Walmart on the party supply row)
- a few fun streamers or ribbons to tie to the end of the balloon
- access to a color printer or send your file off to your favorite copy shop
- hole punch
- scissors or a paper trimmer
Print and trim the number of tags you’ll need for every girl or child in your youth group or Primary class. I like to mass produce so that I save time later – so hole punch the corner of the tag and attach the tag string now so that you don’t have to worry about it later.
Usually for projects like this I collect all my supplies in a shoebox or file folder to store, but because balloons are a little harder to store blown up, I just keep my balloons, tags, streamers, and balloon sticks in my birthday box and have them marked for our youth group gifts. Then when it’s time to put together balloon’s for those having birthdays this month, I put them all together at once.
We include a favorite candy bar with the confetti balloon and tag, but honestly – the balloon is pretty fun all on it’s own.
What Makes This Prize Extra Fun
So confetti balloons are pretty and they definitely say “celebrate”, but what makes this happy birthday confetti balloon extra fun is what you can do with it. You can jot down instructions on the back, but I just explain the following when I drop the balloons off.
When you place the stick between your hands and rub your hands back and forth, the balloon spins – this looks cool but it also makes the confetti swirl and stick to the sides of the balloon, like in the picture above. If your confetti needs a little extra help, you can pull static electricity into the mix by rubbing the balloon gently against your shirt on all sides before you spin your balloon.
Then, when you’re ready to party, grab a push pin and pop the balloon. Because the confetti is suspended on the sides of the balloon it gives a good flutter and a whole lot of fun! The best part, the confetti is limited so cleaning it up doesn’t take forever or drive a mom insane.
Ready to give happy birthday confetti balloon’s as a birthday prize? You can grab the link to the happy birthday tags below.