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Balloon-Filled Birthday Gift

Party, Styling, Text and Photos by Sara Schmutz of Confetti Sunshine

Have you ever left the store and forgotten to buy tissue paper for your gift bag? Those cute birthday bags always seem to make their way into your cart, but the tissue paper gets overlooked. We have come up with the perfect excuse to never buy tissue paper again. Fill your birthday gift bags with balloons instead!

Not only does a birthday gift filled with balloons make it more fun to put together, it also makes it a lot more fun to open. Amaze that special birthday girl or boy with balloons flying up at them out of their birthday gift. It’s a magical surprise.





  1. Place your gift in the bag, just as you would if you were using tissue paper.
  2. Inflate a small assortment of 5-inch balloons and place them in the bag instead of tissue paper. Our bag was thin enough that the balloons actually stuck to the walls of the bag so we didn’t have to worry about them floating away. However, if your balloons are trying to float away, simply tape one side of the top of your bag closed, and place your balloons through the open end.
  3. Once your bag is filled with balloons, close the top and tape it shut.
  4. Have the birthday child open the bag by removing the tape. (Tip: This works best if the balloons are fresh. Five-inch balloons only float for 1-2 hours. So, keep the float time in mind when wrapping your gift.)

Capture that moment of joy when the birthday girl or boy opens their give by sharing your balloon-filled gift bag photos or videos with us on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.


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

Written by: Sara Schmutz

Sara has been in love with parties and planning parties for as long as she can remember. And, she must be destined for more, since she has been blessed with three party loving daughters. There can never be too many tea parties at their house. And, her love for parties and unique ideas have not been overlooked. Sara has been a regular party contributor on One Charming Party, Pizzazzerie, Handmade Charlotte, Confetti Pop, Oh It's Perfect, And Then We Saved, & Red Barn Blog. She has also been featured on Pottery Barn, Disney's Baby Blog, Amy Atlas, Hostess with the Mostess, Babble, Apartment Therapy, Huffington Post, and more. Sara has also recently had a number of guest appearances on Utah's KUTV Fresh Living Show, where she shared some of her favorite party ideas. Sara loves planning parties and celebrating the special moments with her family and friends.

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