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Make Your Own Fiesta Balloon Ceiling

DIY Project, Styling and Text by Studio DIY
Photos by Mary Costa Photography

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a fiesta full of color, confetti and balloons from top to bottom! More is more with this celebration, and that goes for the color palette, the balloon ceiling and the margarita bar, too. Let’s fiesta!

Fiesta Balloon Ceiling


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  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • Latex balloons (various colors)
  • Gold ribbon
  • Papel picado
  • Gold fringe garland
  • Painter’s tape

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  • Start by deciding where you want your table, dance floor or whatever is going to be underneath this ceiling to be.
  • Then hang your papel picado and garlands from the ceiling at varying heights and angles. I used a small piece of painter’s tape to secure mine, but you could also tie them to nearby hooks or curtain rods. Make sure that they are high enough that everyone can safely walk underneath.
  • Inflate as many balloons as possible and tie each with gold ribbon. Let them float up to the ceiling and trim any strings that are too long.
  • Decorate your table or other party set-up underneath. We chose a colorful runner, planted cacti in emptied sauce cans and added a maraca at each place setting!


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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: 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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