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DIY Balloon Ice Bucket

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

This Project Is Part Of The “Rubber Duck Baby Shower” Party Series.

These bright and fun ice balloons look great in a bucket full of party drinks. Even if you are just serving bottled water and don’t have a lot of colorful food, this fun and easy DIY idea helps tie your food and drink table into any party theme.



  • Assortment of regular-sized latex balloons
  • Metal bucket
  • Water


  1. Fill up your balloons with water. Be careful to only fill your balloons up enough that the balloons measure approximately 4-5 inches wide.
  2. Freeze the water balloons overnight.
  3. Arrange your party drinks and ice balloons in the metal bucket. The frozen balloons will help keep your drinks cold without melting into a watery mess.


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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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