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Keep the Spirit Going for all 12 Days of Christmas with Balloons

Try this different idea to have fun celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas with your loved ones. This is sure to create an interactive and unique experience for each person involved!


  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • Construction paper – red, green, and white
  • Markers – assorted colors
  • Small gift boxes, one per recipient
  • Tissue paper – red, green, and white
  • Latex balloons – red, green, and white, 12 per color, per recipient


  1. On small pieces of paper, write 12 suggested activities, such as, “bake sugar cookies,” “visit Santa,” “decorate the tree,” and “make clay ornaments.”
  2. Roll up the paper and insert one into each deflated balloon.
  3. Place all 12 deflated balloons into a gift box, wrap box in tissue paper.
  4. Write instructions on box, or include inside. Direct recipient to inflate all 12 balloons, then each day pop one balloon and follow the instructions inside. Only adults should pop balloons.

Your recipients will enjoy a fun activity every day until Santa arrives! For added fun, ask them to photograph each activity and see how results differ between the individuals.

Share each day’s activity with us on Facebook and Instagram.

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

Written by: Penny Warner

Penny Warner has more than 25 years of experience as an author and party planner. She has published more than 50 books, including 16 specific to parties. Additionally, Warner writes a weekly newspaper column on family life, penned a column for Sesame Street Parents magazine and has appeared on several regional and national TV morning programs. Her latest book, How to Host a Killer Party, debuted in February 2010 from NAL/Penguin.

Written by: Balloon Time
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