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Whether you’re throwing a birthday party, baby gender reveals party or engagement party, a balloon arch is the centerpiece that will give the atmosphere an exciting and celebratory look and feel. So if you want one for your next celebration, you can either hire a caterer that can create beautiful balloon arches or if you want to be creative, make one yourself.

A few things you will need: balloons, scissors, electric balloon pump, hooks, clear shipping tape, and a low-temperature glue gun.

Let’s now look at an easy balloon arch step by step guide on how to create balloon arches and balloon archways:

Sketch it out

If you want a visual guide as to how the final product will look like, make a drawing with pen and paper or in a design program. This way you will ensure that your balloon arch will come out beautifully and be the backdrop for taking photos with friends and family.

#1 Step 1: Use balloons of varying sizes

This is the most obvious step. Grab your electric balloon pump and blow up some balloons. Make sure you use different sizes to add to the overall aesthetics of how it will look when you’re done. If you’re going to set up your arch a couple of weeks ahead of time, then you will need to use foil balloons. It can last for a few weeks, while latex balloons are not good for pre-planning.

#2 Step 2: Layout with balloon arch tape

This is a non-sticking clear plastic strip with holes to give you a guide on how you’re going to arrange it on whatever wall you’re going to put it up against. It’s going to be a little tricky to create a layout. To make it easier, you can use a thin wire or some string to hang it from the one side of the curtain rod to the other.

#3 Step 3: Attach it to balloon arch tape

This step is easy. All you have to do is pull the balloon’s knotted head through the little holes all along the arch tape strip to create your arrangement.

#4 Step 4: Add varying sizes to already affixed balloons

This is where your balloon arch will start to get its shape. The previous steps should now work nicely together so that you can now put it together to look pleasing to the eyes. Use varying colors that coordinate nicely together. This is where your design on paper will give you more creative ideas to enable you to really have fun and go over the top.

The previous steps are a foundation for you to create whatever design your heart and mood desire. You can even go as for as adding roses, flowers, lint to your balloon arch.

Just a few tips. Say you’re throwing a party for a boy child, they will really appreciate it if they’ll see all their action figures awesomely arrange along the balloon arch.

For girls, a few Barbie dolls together with something from Dora the Explora will really amp up their excitement and motivation to have an awesome time with their nieces and nephews.

Conclusion

Balloon arches are an exciting component of many celebratory occasions. It can amplify the mood and social togetherness to its peak. So whatever you do balloon arches are a mainstay, and should not for any reason be left out of any celebration.

Also you can see more: How long do balloons stay inflated.