Graduation Party Balloons

My sassy and niece chose her graduation party balloons to elevate the atmosphere of her grad/ send off party. Leaving in a few weeks to attend Chico State, she chose red and black, bold Wildcat colors.

 close up of the tassels

close up of the tassels

So my niece saw this chevron striped tassel on balloon design I had posted on Instagram and requested I use it for her custom graduation balloon tail/garland. I loved her vision! Please follow @lifted_balloons on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook. You will see designs that are not available on the website, because the textiles are a limited run or even one-of-a-kind! Every order is custom, so if you don't see it on the website, please ASK! 

 a nod to pom-poms

a nod to pom-poms

For example, these balls of yarn make these balloons one-of-a-kind! Most of my balloons have hand painted gold metallic tails and reflective ribbons, but due to the bold graphics of the Chevron stripes I l chose sweet and simple, allowing the loud color story to stand alone. I found these balls of yarn and they reminded me of pom-poms. Sophia is a cheerleader so I had to use pom-pom embellishment!

 enjoying the balloons in the beautiful light before heading out

enjoying the balloons in the beautiful light before heading out

There were two balloons for the party, one red and one jet black. It was a simple juxtaposition. We all loved how they turned out. 

 loved her memory table idea

loved her memory table idea

Helium expands in the heat. It was a sizzling summer day so we decided to plant the balloons in the cool indoors. Here we flanked a sweet memory table. A great party idea Sophia used was the Memory Jar. Next to the jar she had square sheets of paper and a pen for guests to write a memory, blessing or wish for Sophia and then they dropped it in the jar. Those cards will be a joy for her to read and reflect on forever! I love simple, meaningful party ideas that also double as easy party decor! This graduation party tip can be used for birthdays, wedding showers, farewell parties, and even anniversaries.

As a balloon stylist I love offering balloon tail/garlands with adjustable tassels. This is great for Sophia because I know she will use the tails as garland for her dorm decor or for a sorority event. Since she had two balloon tails/ garland, I wanted to give her the option of combining them into one fuller garland. Adjustable they just slide off the ribbon and thread right on to another easily. My niece is super creative and I can't wait to see how she incorporates them into her new space! 

 well, hello there! 

well, hello there! 

Thankfully it did cool down enough to bring them outside. I tied them to chairs and let them sway in the breeze. 

 the afternoon heat relaxed into a perfect summer evening

the afternoon heat relaxed into a perfect summer evening

Later the breeze picked up so I moved this one to the bar area where they could shimmy freely without being too interactive.

It was a lovely party with street tacos, a Polaroid photo area, outside games, photo journey of Sophia's life and lots of anticipation for the adventures ahead in this new season for everyone!

 sophia, isabella, damon and dawn

sophia, isabella, damon and dawn

CONGRATULATIONS SOPHIA!