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A Birthday Balloon Bouquet


Inside: How to make a birthday balloon bouquet idea.

Looking for a fun way to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday? Send them a birthday balloon bouquet made of sweet and kind sayings from their favorite people. I came up with this idea for a recent friend’s birthday and recreated it to photograph and share. It is an easy way to get everyone close to the birthday girl involved in wishing them the happiest!

birthday balloon bouquet

I cannot think of a better present than the chance to open bundles of envelopes with kind words about my awesomeness included. Read below for the easy directions to create these sweet birthday balloon bouquet presents.

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How to Make Birthday Balloon Bouquets

To create the balloon bouquets you will need

  • small envelopes with cards,
  • balloons,
  • stamps
  • larger envelopes

Start by compiling a list of all the name and addresses you would like to send the package to (a group of the birthday girls closest friends and family is great!). Address and stamp the larger envelopes to this group of people. Then pre-address and stamp each of the small envelopes with the birthday girls address. Put a tiny -do not open until- note on the back of each little envelope.

Next, you will need to write out a note of instruction. I wrote mine right on the inside of the envelopes but you could easily include a paper note instead. Copy the little poem above (I won’t tell:) or right up your own directions to send.

The sending packages should each include a little envelope with card, instructions and a balloon! Be sure to send in plenty of time for family and friends to get these back in the mail. I would suggest about 2 weeks before the birthday.

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birthday balloons

That is all you need to give your favorite friend the most uplifting of birthday presents! The friends/families you send the package to should follow your instructions, write out kind/fun sayings and send off their balloons bouquet. As the envelopes come pouring in and the balloons are blown up, they will create a complete bouquet of encouraging words and sweet sentiments for the birthday girl.

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More Balloon Fun

Like I said before, there is no better way to say happy birthday other than this fun birthday balloon bouquet! But if you looking at a little more fun for a special someone here are a few more of my favorite balloon ideas!

DIY balloons

Let us know what special messages you send to your birthday bff in these birthday balloon bouquet ideas!

Photography by The Prokopets Studio, special thanks to Candace for modeling!


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  • colores
    September 11, 2019 at 6:55 am

    sweet idea!

  • Gabricci
    September 11, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Thank you for this post. I was trying to think of what to give to my little sister for her birthday and this is just perfect. Love it.

  • jenn
    September 11, 2019 at 9:08 am

    This is such a sweet, simple, lovely idea. Definitely stealing it :)

  • Pear Tree Greetings
    September 11, 2019 at 9:34 am

    I love this so much! What a great way to reconnect with far-away friends in a meaningful way that doesn’t break the bank! -Steph

  • Kelly
    September 11, 2019 at 10:16 am

    What a sweet idea!

  • bianca
    September 11, 2019 at 11:17 am

    What a cute and tender way to show love to a friend on their birthday…precious!

  • Julia H
    September 11, 2019 at 11:23 am

    I’m a great fan of all your sweet ideas, and this one made smile big time! Congrats on the amazing creativity and the love you want to make people feel :)

  • Amanda Smith
    September 11, 2019 at 11:42 am

    This is such a perfect idea for some birthday fun, I would also love to surprise my husband with something like this at work on Valentines or something. Too cute!

  • Tiff
    September 11, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Love this!!

    Question for you or your readers:
    When I have tried writing messages on balloons in the past I run into one problem–the ink doesn’t want to stay put….especially after being run through the postal service (more handling=worse). Messages written with Sharpies tend to start shedding dust (like mascara at the end of a day). I’ve also tried acrylic paint pens; they work great if the paint is allowed to dry fully, but sometimes small pieces fall off once the balloon is deflated.

    Any suggestions?

    • Victoria
      September 11, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      Tiff, You can see in one of the photos above that I actually did two applications of the words. I found that really helped the pen to stick better. Also, just like the paint allow your sharpie to dry completely for the best end result!

  • Sarah {A Paper Proposal}
    September 11, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    How ADORABLE is that?!!! Such a great way to make someone feel special on their bday if you can’t be there to celebrate with them :)

  • Lena
    September 11, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    I’m absolutely SMITTEN! And where on Earth are those adorable envelopes from? I need a pile of them!

    • Victoria
      September 11, 2019 at 12:33 pm

      Lena, they are actually from the Martha Stewart line sold at Joanns. Way too cute to pass up:)

  • Cake Stands Tiers
    September 11, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    This is such a sweet idea! Now thinking which friend is celebrating her birthday next so I can pull this off in a jiffy!

  • Erin * Sparkle + Hay
    September 11, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    aaah! CUTEST idea EVER!!!

  • domestikate
    September 11, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Oh this is such a lovely idea! Brilliant!

  • Annika
    September 11, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    This is such a great idea!!! And just in time to do the same thing for my best friends birthday!!

  • Alessandra
    September 11, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    LOVE this idea!!!!

  • Kristin
    September 11, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    I absolutely love this idea. It would be so fun to receive a balloon bouquet!

  • Steph
    September 11, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Great stuff. Love the bright color of the balloons!

  • Monica
    September 11, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Such a sweet idea!

  • Tanya~ Save the Date for Cupcakes
    September 13, 2019 at 6:50 am

    What sweet sentiments!

  • Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza)
    September 13, 2019 at 7:06 am

    This is an absolutely sweet and wonderful idea!

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    September 13, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Such a fun and interactive way to celebrate a bday. Love!


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