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How to Make a Balloon Centerpiece

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Photos by Mary Costa

If you need an easy way to add a statement to your dinner table, create a balloon centerpiece! This is a great alternative (or addition) to flowers and adds just as much color, depth and drama. We used this one in our tropical dinner party.


Luau Table PlacesettingLuau Dinner Table Balloons


  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • Latex balloons (mix of 11” and 17”)
  • Scissors
  • Fishing line
  • Balloon weights (We used mini pineapples)
Luau Tropical Dinner Party Balloons


  1. First, determine how long your table will be.
  2. To ensure you have one cohesive centerpiece, you’ll want to place clusters of balloons about 12-18” apart.
  3. When you know how many clusters you’ll need, begin inflating balloons with your Balloon Time Helium Tank. We had one 17” and three to five 11” balloons per cluster.
  4. Tie each balloon with fishing line and tie clusters, as desired, to your balloon weights. Place the weights down the center of your table and adjust or fill in balloons as necessary.

Have a gorgeous balloon centerpiece you want to show off? Share your 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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