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Shoot for the Stars GRAD Party

DIY Projects, Styling and Text by Seri Kertzner and Michelle Bachman of Little Miss Party
Photos by Dave Robbins Photography


Hats off to the GRADS! Let’s toss our hats and let the balloons soar. Reach for the stars with a Graduation Hat Balloon Reveal. A fun way to get everyone involved in celebrating at your Graduation Party.



  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • 2 black poster boards
  • 1 foam core black board
  • 1 string with tassel
  • Stapler
  • Tape
  • 4-6 latex balloons
  • Ribbon or string
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  1. Cut the poster boards down horizontally by 4-6 inches.
  2. Attach the boards together by stapling on each side.
  3. Tape down the seams to keep secure and then connect the boards making a standing circle.
  4. Tape the end of the string with the tassel to the top of your foam core board and let the tassel hang over.
  5. Inflate a few balloons using the Balloon Time Helium Tank and tie each with string.
  6. Fill the hat with your balloons and top with the tassel board to keep the balloons inside.
  7. When ready for the release, lift the top of the hat and say: Hats off to your Grads!
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NOTE: Hot ceiling lights can pop your balloons. If you have high ceilings you can tape your balloons to the table or secure the balloons onto a jar of rocks or candy inside the hat.



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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: Little Miss Party Planner

Little Miss Party Planner is a boutique party planning service in New York City. Co-founders Seri Kertzner and Michelle Bachman met while working at J. Crew in the early 2000s. Their love for partying, planning, and all of the special details that go into creating a one-of-a-kind event inspired them to start their own business in 2010. They bring creativity, style and their trademark energy to each and every event they produce. Little Miss Party’s work has been widely featured in the NY Post, Hamptons Magazine, Style Me Pretty and Brides Magazine, to name a few.

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