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Picnic Party Summer Plans Poster

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

The start of summer break is always full of anticipation and grand plans for adventures. Gather all of your friends together to share a little about plans for summer break. Print out a poster to hang where guests will be arriving so they can share their plans on their way over to the party.


To make the poster a little more festive, we decorated the gate to our back yard with a little balloon garland to hang on the side. It was quick and easy, which is a must when planning any after-school party.


  • Assortment of balloons
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Hand pump


 Free Printable Poster


  1. Thread your needle onto the thread.
  2. Inflate a balloon using your Balloon Time Helium Tank.
  3. Thread the inflated balloon onto your thread. Leave yourself enough thread for balloon garland. Tie the thread onto the balloon at the end.
  4. Inflate more balloons with your Balloon Time Helium Tank and thread each of them to your thread.
  5. Once you have all your balloons threaded onto the thread, tie the end of the string onto the gate or stake it into the ground. (TIP: You can also tie either end of the string to the top of your gate to create a small balloon arch for your guests to walk under instead!)



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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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