Brushstroke birthday balloons

There are a million (okay at least 25) fun ways to update balloons for parties that will easily make your day feel thoughtful and special. I believe best ideas are often the simplest – polka dots, decals, and paint, to name a few.

These brushstroke balloons are just about as easy as it gets. Simple enough for the kids to help with – just hand them a brush and let them lose. They are whimsically pretty for celebrating a birthday party any day you choose.

Brushstroke party balloons

Brushstroke balloons

Paint the balloons in any color imaginable for a party space that is just right! I love the graphic look of a darker color (like pink) on a pale pink balloon. But mixing the style up with different colors and creating larger and smaller brushstrokes is all part of the fun.

Brushstroke party balloons

Brushstroke balloons

Brushstroke paint balloons

You’ll need paint, balloons, and a wide tipped brush to create this fun party look.

Brushstroke paint balloons

Making the brushstroke balloons is really that simple. Dip the paint and brush on! Sporadic and randomly painted around the balloon, these strokes take on an artistic life by themselves. Allow the kids to help and get everyone excited about the party. Too often our prep for kid’s parties makes us shoo them away. These balloons are a great way to include them in the fun of preparing. Even the “mistakes” and snuck in words – “Hi,” look cute on the balloons.

Brushstroke party balloons

Brushstroke balloons

Thick or thin printed, however you decide to make these balloons, they will be a welcome addition to your next birthday celebration.

(Photography © A Subtle Revelry by Erin Holland).