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New Year’s Eve Fortune Balloons

DIY Project, Styling, Text and Photos by Confetti Sunshine

A New Year’s Eve party is the perfect place for guests to mingle and reflect on the past year. We all wish for good fortune for the New Year, so why not give your party guests fun, fortune-filled balloons to pop at midnight? They’re easy to make and double as a great party decoration.

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  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • Variety of colorful latex balloons
  • Printable paper fortunes
  • String
  • Glue
  • Small paint brush (I used a foam brush)
  • Small star confetti
  • Tissue tassels

Printable Fortunes


New Years Eve Fortune Balloons How To


  1. First, print and cut out your New Year’s Eve fortunes. You can choose from our free printable selection (click here) or make you own.
  2. Next, stuff a fortune into each balloon. Fill each balloon with helium using your Balloon Time Helium Tank.
  3. Tie string and a tissue tassel onto your balloon.
  4. Then, use your brush to apply a small layer of glue onto your balloon. Sprinkle some small star confetti over the glue and let the glue dry. Add some more glue and confetti onto different areas of the balloon.
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Just before midnight, hand out the fortune-filled balloons to adults along with sewing needles. When the clock strikes 12, have guests pop their balloon to get their fortune for the New Year!

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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