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Balloon Bombing A Car

Balloon Bombing A Car

April is a month filled with birthdays around here. I’ve been scheming up really fun ways to celebrate that I’m excited to share. Carly’s bedroom balloon bombing got me thinking about how I could recreate the idea for my favorite people (who I don’t live with). The result? A car bombing… with balloons! Make a friend’s day with she’s out running errands, surprise a family member while they’re at work, or let your beau know you care by filling their cars with balloons and leaving a sweet note of love before fleeing the scene.

Balloon Bombing A Car

Balloon Bombing A Car

To do your own car bombing with balloons, purchase about 15 filled balloons (for a regular sized car) and blow up another 30-40 on your own. We transported ours in large trash bags which worked great. Fill the floors and seats with the breath filled balloons and top it off with the helium ones, to fill out the ceiling and window areas. A strand of bunting in the window and a small love note left on the dashboard finish off the look.

Balloon Bombing A Car

A quick tip to grab the keys while someone is at work; call in asking for a co-worker or assistant who will be overjoyed to run them out for this sweet surprise.

Photography by Jocelyn Noel for A Subtle Revelry. More birthday balloon ideas, right here.

18 Comments

  • shannon
    March 31, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Cute idea but really unfortunate title of the post and name of this idea. A little insensitive, no?

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    • Victoria
      March 31, 2014 at 11:25 am

      Shannon, thanks for the comment. Of course, we never intend to be insensitive – but instead to bring joy to an events. Hoping our titling brings joy – even to a set of words… that doesn’t normally elicit joy. xoxo

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      • shannon
        March 31, 2014 at 9:28 pm

        wow! Thank you so much for relying to my comment and engaging with your readers. So many bloggers don’t! I totally understand your intention. Love time reader and lover of your blog!

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  • Katie B
    March 31, 2014 at 10:06 am

    This might just be the cutest idea I’ve ever seen!

    Reply
  • Les G.
    March 31, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    what a cure idea!!!

    just a quick question….where are the shoes from?
    i had a pair like that from H&M….i had to retire them but ive been looking for some and those come prettttyy close

    thanks!
    Les

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    • Victoria
      March 31, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      Les, The shoes are from ShoeMint – they are the most comfortable flats I’ve ever owned!

      Reply
  • Kirsten
    April 1, 2014 at 9:17 am

    LOL – That looks pretty fun!

    -Kirsten
    http://www.custompartytime.com

    Reply
  • Andi
    April 1, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Love these pics!

    Reply
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  • Kempton Louis
    November 6, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Hahaha! Great idea! I think Mylar balloons would be best for the occasion due to their durability.

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  • Sophie
    October 19, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    cute and modern

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