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6 Ways To Write On A Balloon

6 Ways To Write On A Balloon

A balloon is always better when it talks! We’ve done a number of posts in the past on how to create words with balloons like the chalk printed balloons, label printed balloons and ribbon print balloons. The best part is that I can’t stop thinking up more ways to do it. It seems I have a thing for creating pretty balloons that communicate revelry.

Today I wanted to share 6 fun ways to write on a balloon! There are a few recreated favorites and a number of fun fresh ideas too.

6 Ways To Write On A Balloon

6 Ways To Write On A Balloon

Label print balloons are effortlessly the easiest of the bunch. Simply find a sheet of letter labels and stick them on a balloon! Whether you do one letter per balloon or an entire word – It requires almost no crafting skill and is great fun.

Magazine Cut Out Balloons

Magazine cut out letters on balloons are my favorite new way to create party spunk from a basic balloon. Cut out letters from any magazine and adhere with a tiny amount of glue onto the balloons. A glue stick works best. Make these balloons say anything in the world… Anything from the birthday girl’s name, to congrats, even get well seems more festive when cut from a magazine.

Sprinkle Balloons

Anyone who thinks sprinkles are just for cupcakes has yet to see how pretty they look on a balloon. A line of glue and a little sprinkling of sweet candy is all that’s needed to tie the party balloons in with the party treats for a festive and seamless birthday look.

Paint Pen Balloons

Paint pens update balloons for birthdays wonderfully, because the pens cover a ton of balloon space with a little amount of weight. Anyone who’s tried to write on a balloon will quickly learn there is an art to getting the words on and making sure the balloons still float. The paint pens make it easy! To get the most impact on the balloons – outline the letters and then color them in gently with the pens.

Glitter Balloons

Glitter balloons are always welcome. Glue + glitter creates a letter display that will have the balloons screaming party. It’s an exceptionally fun concept to use on numbers too and not just letters. Since you are creating your own design – make it anything imaginable, like the glitter balloons in our NYE balloon drop.

Sharpie Print Balloons

Sharpie print anything is an easy pre-party go to (remember these pillows). A straightforward way to make your balloons talk and I adore the tone on tone look of using a sharpie that matches the rest of the display.

6 Ways To Write On A Balloon

However the words are created, a talking balloon is a great way to bring a bit of fun and personalization into a party display without relying on those awful party store personalized balloons. For the next gathering, jump out of that decorating comfort zone and create balloons that make the guest of honor feel especially loved using their favorite phrases and festive words.

(Photography ©A Subtle Revelry by Erin Holland).


  • Jac
    August 5, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Where did you get the settee? Love!

    • Victoria
      August 29, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      JAC, It’s from Hayneedle – such a bright pop of fun for our parties.!

  • Scott
    April 21, 2017 at 9:37 am

    I like that you recommend to use a Sharpie marker to help match the text with the rest of the display. I can see why it would be a fun idea to use vibrant colors to add to the fun environment. My niece is turning three next week and we are planning on having a great party for her. I’ll have to use colorful markers on cool balloons to add to the feel.

  • Sweetpee
    June 4, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Any suggestions on how to keep Sharpie from smearing, if you need to deflate and re-inflate the balloons?

  • […] Why not get that 100 pack of balloons from the dollar store while you are there and take out the Sharpies to decorate them? If you have teens in the house, they would probably love the chance to draw faces and crazy art on […]

  • CHris
    July 8, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Where do I get these pens from?

  • Kathie
    November 6, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Do you put the stickers/labels on before inflating?


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