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DIY Balloon Wishes for the Bride to Be

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DIY Balloon Wishes for the BrideDIY Balloon Wishes for the Bride

A bridal shower wouldn’t be complete without a fun game for guests, but how about one that lasts long after the shower gifts are opened? Set up a balloon wishes bar and invite guests to write special messages for the bride to read on her wedding day. It’s the perfect bridal shower activity and makes for beautiful moments on the big day, too. (Cue the tears!)

Bridal Shower Balloon Supplies


For the bridal shower:

  • Latex balloons
  • Dry erase or permanent markers
  • Large bulldog clips

For the wedding day:

DIY Balloon Wishes for the Bride Step 1DIY Balloon Wishes for the Bride Step 2

Instructions for the Bridal Shower:

  1. At the bridal shower, set up a balloon bar with various balloons (in the wedding color palette), markers and bulldog clips. If you’re able to find dry erase markers in your color palette, they are the best option as they are more resilient on balloons.
  2. Place instructions on the bar telling guests to blow up a balloon, temporarily secure the tail with a bulldog clip (so it doesn’t deflate) and write a special message for the bride on it.
  3. Then, they’ll need to deflate the balloon and leave it in the hands of the bridesmaids!
  4. After the shower ends, the bridesmaids or shower hosts will collect the balloons and save them for the wedding day.
Wedding Day Balloon SuppliesBalloon Time Tank

Instructions for the Wedding Day:

  1. On the day of the wedding, inflate the balloons with the Balloon Time Helium Tank and tie each with string or ribbon.
  2. Tie the balloons to weights or simply place them around the bridal suite. You can tie them to the bride’s makeup chair, the hotel bed, the bridal party breakfast table, chairs… anywhere in the room where the bride will be getting ready.

On her big day, she’ll read the well wishes, jokes and other thoughts from the most important ladies in her life!


Bridal Shower Wedding Day Balloon WishesDecorating Brides Room Wedding Day

How have you made a shower or the wedding day special for the bride in your life? Share your stories and pics with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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


Written by: Kelly (Lanza) Mindell

Kelly (Lanza) Mindell is the editor and founder of Studio DIY, where she's helping folks celebrate each and every moment, the DIY way. Kelly is an east-coast transplant living in Los Angeles. She's been a DIY-er since birth, an entrepreneur since age fifteen and a freelance blogger and crafter for the past five years. Her colorful, ready-to-party DIYs and ideas have been featured in Martha Stewart Living and Parenting Magazine, and on Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, HGTV and more. When she's not busy crafting for the holidays and the every day, you'll still find a hair bow in her hair and confetti on the ground.

Written by: Studio DIY

Studio DIY is a popular do-it-yourself website celebrating the holidays and the every day with original DIY ideas. Tens of thousands of readers come to Studio DIY each day to find fun, colorful projects for birthdays, holidays and every celebration in between. Studio DIY is thoughtfully crafted, curated and glittered in Los Angeles by owner, editor and all-around celebrator, Kelly (Lanza) Mindell.

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