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DIY: Rose Gold Graduation Party

Party, Styling, Text and Photos by LaurenConrad.com If April showers bring May flowers, what does May bring? Graduation season, of course. This time of year, it seems that our calendars never slow down. Aside from the bridal showers, baby showers and al fresco dinner parties, there are also graduation parties galore. With May and June marking the season to celebrate the scholars in our lives, we were recently feeling inspired to create the ultimate party setup for such a soiree, complete with a few DIYs.The main theme of our party setup? Rose gold hues and balloons, of course. No LaurenConrad.com party is complete without a little help from our Balloon Time Helium Tank to inflate balloon garlands and confetti-filled balloons that add that extra special touch. So today, we’re walking you through all of the steps we took to create our rose gold graduation party setup. From our DIY mini balloon graduation hat to a metallic photo wall, we’ve got you covered if you’re planning a grad-themed fiesta…

DIY Mini Balloon Graduation Hat with Tissue Tassel


  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • 12″ latex balloons
  • Rose gold confetti
  • Sparkly string or ribbon
  • 2 pieces of black construction paper (makes 4 small caps)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Tissue Paper


  1. Start by cutting one of your pieces of black construction paper into a perfect square. Then, cut those squares into quadrants so that you have four small squares.
  2. With your other piece of paper, cut small strips, about ¼” in width. These will be the round part of your cap.
  3. Make a loop with the ¼” strip and glue or tape the ends together.
  4. Tape this loop to your construction paper square (the bottom of your “cap”), taping from the inside of the loop so that you won’t be able to see the tape.
  5. To make the tassel that goes on top of your paper hat, cut tissue paper into about 2” by 4” rectangles and line them up. Start cutting “fringe” on one side, then roll it up and twist the non-fringed rolled up top half.
  6. Cut a thin strip of tissue paper and glue one side to the end of your tassel and the other side to the top middle of your paper cap.
  7. We used our Balloon Time Helium Tank to blow up some super fun clear balloons and filled them with rose gold confetti pieces, then tied off the bottoms with string. We used a piece of tape to stick our mini hats onto the tops of the balloons… And voilà! Our cute graduation DIY was ready to go. Note: You will want to make sure your hat is small and lightweight enough that it still allows your helium-filled balloon to float. If it’s too big, it will weigh it down and your balloon will not float.

Rose Gold Photo Backdrop


  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • Large/small latex balloons in gold, clear, and rose gold colors
  • Sparkly string or ribbon
  • Rose gold streamers
  • Rose gold confetti
  • Star-shaped garland
  • “2018” Mylar balloons


  1. Start by hanging your rose gold metallic streamers on a wall or clothing rack to create the base for your backdrop
  2. Add other accent touches like the star garland
  3. Add in your graduation cap balloons while filling the other latex balloons for a pop of color
  4. Finish with your “2018” mylar balloons for the final touch

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Note: Adult supervision is required when using balloons. Please read all warnings and precautions on the Balloon Time carton.

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