I am partnering with Balloon Time today to share a fun little project I created for Memorial Day- a DIY patriotic balloon flag! This project is very simple and sweet and I love the charm it added to our yard for our little barbeque. It has such a big visual impact and can be adjusted larger or smaller to fit your space.
Memorial day is coming up and I love the opportunity to gather with friends and family, remember those who have gone before, and to give thanks for all of the sacrifices that have been made on our behalf. These little decorating ideas are simple, not fussy, and quick to put together.
Supplies for the Balloon Flag
- red, white and blue balloons (I grabbed these at a local party supply store, but THESE self-linking balloons would make this project SO much easier)
- Balloon Time Helium Tank
- packing tape
- a scrap board, bricks or books to weigh it down
To make the balloon flag, my hubby and I blew up our balloons with the Balloon Time HeliumBalloon Time Helium Tank (which was so convenient to have on hand) right before our little party. We started with a white balloon (the bottom stripe color of our flag) and added a long string. We rolled big pieces of tape (we didn’t skimp so they would stay together well) and stacked the balloons on top of each other according to the row and pattern for our flag.
After we were finished making all of our balloon stacks, we tied them to a board to weigh them down out on the shed deck. We had a bit of wind, so I taped the tops of the balloon stacks directly to the shed for added support. The whole project didn’t take much time at all, especially with the tank on hand, but I think it has a big impact. Those self-linking balloons I linked to in the supply list would make it even faster.
I pulled out my small American flags and stuck them in with simply stems of red peonies. I pulled out my blue checkered napkins as well as some fun plates, cups, and sodas.
Watermelon is always a favorite in our family.
I grabbed a yummy vanilla pudding cake at a local bakery, drizzled a little extra icing on the top and added fresh berries. So easy, and it feeds a crowd!
Simple and sweet, and perfect for an easy Spring evening enjoying Memorial day with the ones you love. This balloon flag would also be so fun for your 4th of July barbecue. It is so easy to put together that you could even do it for both!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Balloon Time. The opinions and text are all mine.