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How Do I Make A Balloon Garland?

How Do I Make A Balloon Garland?

How do I make a Balloon Garland? This is one of the most popular questions we get asked here at And it is a very good question. Balloon Garlands look awesome they can cover a large area of your party room or outdoor area you have designated to hosting your party and therefore in the long run they can be a very cost effective decoration and they do not require helium making them a preferred choice over more traditional methods of party and event decorating. Balloon Garlands are fantastic for lighting up the entire party area and they are such a beautiful background for your guest’s to have when taking their all important Instagram worthy pics at your party or event. At One Stop Kids Party Shop Australia we sell a lot of DIY balloon garland kits to repeat customers because after they have created one garland they realise how easy and not so scary they are to put together so they come back again and again for birthday parties, Xmas parties, Baby Shower Parties, Work Events and so forth. It’s amazing how many types of parties and celebrations as well as events such as school fete’s, Dance eisteddfod, community events, Shop openings, House Auctions and of course Weddings that a balloon garland is the best choice to use to decorate. If your scared of having a go at creating a balloon garland then consider this, my little girl Charlotte (who features a lot on the One Stop Instagram account) created her very first balloon garland when she was just 8 years old, it is possible for anyone to build a balloon garland even if you don’t consider yourself very creative, I just say the most important thing is to allow plenty of time to inflate your balloons and to assemble. Invest in a good quality balloon pump or a electric balloon pump both of which we sell here at One Stop Kids Party Shop and this will save you a lot of time. I strongly advise against attempting to blow the balloons up by mouth and in fact it is impossible to blow the 12cm Mini balloons up by mouth so you will at the very least need to get a hand held balloon pump. Once you have these and of course you have chosen which DIY balloon garland kit you are going to purchase then you are well on your way to balloon garland success. A absolutely fantastic you tube channel to check out if you are new to balloon garlands or even a well practiced balloon garland person will benefit is Best You Tube Balloon Garland Tutorial Channel Ever!!

Step By Step Balloon Garland assembly instructions

  1. Visit One Stop Kids Party Shop Home Page and click on the box that says DIY balloon garland kits. You will find a very large range of DIY balloon garland kits and if you don’t find exactly what you are after we can customise a garland for you we may need some extra time with customised balloon garland kits as we don’t always have the right stock ready to go if it is a garland that we don’t regularly stock and contains colours we don’t regularly stock, but in most cases we already have all the balloon colours required and we just need to get on with designing the correct garland for your party/wedding/event that is going to match perfectly with the rest of your theme.
  2. When your balloon garland arrives it will come in a vacuum sealed bag sometimes two, I do advise opening that bag up to make sure the balloons don’t go sticky especially in the current Australian heat.
  3. Start planning on how you are going to assemble your garland, If I have been asked by a client to come and set the balloon garland up for them then I will make a time to meet up with them before the date and work out where the best place to hang the garland is and I will take measurements etc. Things I will take into consideration is finding if possible a spot that has a blank background such as a plain wall, it is best if you don’t have professional balloon display walls to use a spot that has a firm plain background so when people have their photos taken in front of the garland there is not a pile of mess behind them. Nothing spoils the look of a garland more than having messy garden equipment and a clothes line seen in the background. If you do have the time you can build a balloon garland backdrop, you can use Wooden Pallets, bikes, cool cars, pool gate, outdoor palings, large trees, Stairs or command hooks on the wall or nails depending on what you are allowed to use. If you are using the double hole plastic balloon strip to attach your balloons to then you will still need some clear line fishing line works perfectly to tie around the garland then to attach it to your chosen backdrop. If you are unsure of what I mean with this please check out this you tube tutorial link for a better explanation. How To Attach A Balloon Garland Kit
  4. Enlist in some helpers their job is to inflate the balloons, best to choose some friends or family members that are good at taking direction and getting the job done!! It will frustrate you if you ask a friend or family member to help you set the party up if they just want to stand around talking or texting on their phone so think wisely sometimes just getting up earlier so you can do the job yourself works out better.
  5. Its the day before or morning of the party/event and you need to get started on your garland. Firstly find a nice clean area where you can just throw your balloons down once you have inflated them. Make sure the area is SPOTLESS as balloons will pick up any dirt, dust, pet hair you name it and they will look really bad very quickly if they have been waiting on a dirty hairy floor. Yes learn from my mistakes I have made them all. You can set up your garland the night before that is fine, just keep the garland in a cool area not too cold not too hot and if you plan to display the garland outside don’t hang it until the morning but you can still semi assemble it or at the very least inflate the balloons the night before.
  6. You have now inflated your balloons and you have chosen your  method of assembling your garland IE whether to use balloon strip or fishing line, no the fun begins its time to create or re create. You can either come up with your own way of displaying the colours and different types of balloons in your garland or you may wish to re create a garland you have seen on my site or perhaps on pinterest that is fine as well there is no right or wrong with balloon garlands their is just have fun it will look great no matter what!!
  7. Take heaps of photos with and without your party guests and be proud of your creation don’t feel shy about showing it off on the likes of Instagram, Facebook and so forth.
  8. Tag me in on your garland at I will share your garland and give you a shout out.




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Party Supplies Sunshine Coast-Huge Stock Take Clearance Sale Now On

Party Supplies Sunshine Coast – Australia Wide Delv

One Stop Kids Party Shop is having a massive End of Year/Start of year clearance sale. We are changing directions with the business so we are practically giving away party supplies. At One Stop Kids Party Shop we are able to post out customers orders Australia Wide either through regular or express postage. For local party customers on the Sunshine Coast we are happy to make arrangements for you to come and collect your order so you don’t have to pay shipping fees or if your order is over $80 you qualify for free delivery so perhaps stock up in the one shopping experience so you can buy more products rather than spending some of your money on shipping costs.

As we move out of 2019 and into 2020 we are making changes because every year the party industry changes and we have to change with it to keep our products and services fresh and on trend. This means at the end of each year we have a huge clearance sale to make room for new and exciting products for the upcoming next year. We only have so  much storage space so you can take advantage of this special transition time and grab yourself some fantastic high quality party supplies and party decorations for less than wholesale price. We have a beautiful range of party supplies and party decorations on sale just check out our Clearance Party Supplies Category which can be located on the home page of our website. This is our blog so if you are wanting to browse the items within our huge sale category then you will need to press the home button to take you to the home page of our store.

Below is just a few pictures of some of the products we have currently on sale, we have hundreds of products on sale and each day we are adding to this sale category so please bare with us as we add more party supplies and party decorations to that sale category, but at the same time don’t much around if you see something you really love buy it as we have limited stock amounts on the party items that are on sale and we can not order them in for the price they are now on sale for so once the stock is gone its gone.

Looking ahead for 2020 at One Stop Kids Party Shop we are really expanding our DIY party kits so our customers all over Australia can re create the displays that we instal for our customers here on the Sunshine Coast. There is nothing more annoying than seeing some really inspiring party set ups on Instagram but having no way or no idea on where to start if you are wanting to create a similar setting for you event, party or wedding. So our goal for 2020 at One Stop Kids Party Shop is to expand our DIY party kit ranges. Currently we have the DIY balloon garland Kits and DIY confetti balloon bouquets but in 2020 we are going to move into supplying DIY balloon Walls, DIY photobackdrops, DIY streamer back drops, DIY donut walls and many other DIY party ideas.

The party industry is changing with Pinterest and Instagram and many Party Facebook groups people are now realising their own creative talent and are surprising themselves at their awesome ability to put together their very own beautiful party setting. Yes it is lovely to have a party stylist to come in and take charge and take the worry away from you and this is especially important if it is your wedding or baby shower party where you just don’t need the added stress of styling your own party but for children’s birthday parties for example a lot of mums get a lot of enjoyment and satisfaction from creating their own party set up. So the team here at One Stop Kids Party Shop get this and we are helping those Mums, Ladies, Dads, Grandparents by supplying the DIY kits, this way it takes the hassle of going to many different party shops and craft stores trying to source all the decorations and all you have to do then is enjoy the process of been creative, once we post you our beautiful extremely high quality products then you can straight away get on with your creating.

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Balloon Garlands-You can make your own Balloon Garland Kit

Balloon Garlands-You can make your own Balloon Garland Kit

You don’t have to be a professional balloon stylist to pull of your very own beautiful Balloon garland. You just need a great quality balloon pump like the ones we sell here at One Stop Kids Party Shop. You need at least 3-4 hours to allow plenty of time to inflate all your balloons then assemble the garland. But you can do this my daughter created her very own DIY balloon garland at age 9 it was a super cute Rainbow balloon garland so anyone with a spark of creativity and imagination and willingness to give something new a go, will simply love creating their very own balloon garland. You will get a great sense of personal achievement when you see all your family and friends taking photos in front of your garland it is a really nice feeling and it makes you feel happy seeing how beautiful you have personally made your party room or event. And of course if it is your wedding day or even your child’s birthday and you don’t want to be worried about putting together the party decorations then I can come to your event and set whatever particular item you are after up for you. This is for locals on the Sunshine Coast only and additional charges do apply for installation.

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How To Create Your Own Balloon Garland Kit-Wedding Balloons, Birthday Balloons-Baby Shower Balloons

Beautiful balloon garland

How To Create Your Own Balloon Garland

Wedding Decor, Baby Shower Decorations, Party Decorations


Balloon Garlands are the Number 1 Party Piece world wide at the moment!! And we know why!! They look fantastic, they make a huge impression on a budget, you do not need to use Helium to create them and best of all as they are air filled you can create the balloon garland a few days in advance of the party which is always a massive bonus as who want’s to be worried about frantically decorating their house while juggling food, cake and guests arriving any moment!! Don’t worry we have all been there and that is why the team here at One Stop Kids Party Shop have gone crazy for the DIY Balloon garland Kits.

Balloon garlands are now very popular as wedding balloons and wedding decorations. At a wedding you need at least one large feature piece that can be used to as a photo backdrop or behind the main wedding table and a balloon garland is the perfect answer.

Many customers also wish to use a balloon garland as a back drop to capture memorable photographs of special occasions such as birthday parties, baby shower parties, christening’s, Christmas parties, Easter gatherings and the list goes one.

With One Stop Kids Party Shop DIY balloon garland kits, they don’t have to be used strictly to create a balloon cloud or balloon garland the balloons and balloon strip can also be used to create a balloon arch. Wedding balloon arches and birthday balloon arches are a fantastic way to wow your guests and just create a fantastic atmosphere. As you can see the team here at One Stop Kids Party Shop is very passionate about the latest developments in balloon colours and balloon styling. Gone as the days of putting a few cheap mis matched balloons around the place or tied to the letter box, balloons have developed and progressed into true styling tools in the past two years. 2018 really saw a massive advancement in balloons with the introduction of confetti balloons, big jumbo latex balloons and chrome coloured balloons.


At One Stop Kids Party Shop we love sharing our customers creations with other potential customers, we do this by sharing them on our Instagram page which has about 700 followers and is growing quickly and then again on our Facebook page which has Aprox 2500 followers and is also growing. So if you have a business and would like to share your photos with us please do so either through email or via Instagram or Facebook and we will give you the credit for the creation and give your business or page a shout out at the same time. Networking is the best!! Even if you don’t have a business and your using the balloon garland kit for personal celebrations then we still would absolutely love to see your pictures and we try to show our gratitude for this by including extra balloons in your pack as honestly it is a huge help to us.

Please see the links to our Instagram Page and Facebook page then please continue to scroll down towards the bottom for the balloon garland instructions and some helpful you tube tutorials. Not all the you tube tutorials I have linked below use balloon strip but they are still very helpful.


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How it Works

Here at One Stop Kids Party Shop we supply DIY Balloon Garland Kits in many different colours schemes. We help our customers to create their very DIY balloon garland kit by supplying a 3 Metre long Plastic Balloon Decorating Strip with their kit, that means at the end the balloon garland can be up to 3 Metres long. However you can cut the strip down to make it smaller, or cut it into two or three different pieces to create a few smaller balloon garlands. What we love about DIY balloon garlands is they allow for individual creativity and imagination. We usually get our customers to email us their creations and it is just so exciting and rewarding to see how different people take the same items and add their very unique touch on it.

The Balloon Decorating Strip is designed for any size balloon. Balloons may be inflated with air or helium. Two hole sizes are provided. The smaller for balloons 3″ to 9″ and the larger for balloons 9″ to 18″. You may not need to use all holes provided. This clear, polyethylene strip is practically invisible as it holds up to 12 balloons per foot.

1. Use all same size balloons or stagger larger and smaller balloons. Choose colors to complement your event space. Inflate and tie the balloons. TIP IF you are wanting some of your larger 28cm balloons to have that nice round look like so many balloon garlands have then just don’t inflate them fully and you will see how they are nice and round, just play around a bit until you reach your desired look.

2. Cut strip to desired length for clusters, arches, streamers or garlands. Leave extra on the ends for fastening the decoration once complete.

3. Pinch the lip of the balloon together and pull the knot in the balloon neck through the hole.

4. Attach balloons to one or both sides of the strip to create an even cluster. Explore variations until you recieve your desired look. Skip a hole if balloons are too tight.

5. Use as is or attach accessories to complement your event theme such as curling ribbon, flowers, leaves, tulle, etc. These finishing special touches to your garland can be found at stores such as Kmart, The reject Shop, Dollar Stores and Target/Spotlight however Target and Spotlight tend to be a little more pricey.

6) We always remind our customers to NOT OVER INFLATE THEIR BALLOONS it is tempting to over inflate your balloon perhaps thinking it will last longer, look bigger than it is or just plain error, this is a big No No. Over inflated balloons look ugly think about the type of balloon that looks like a light globe compared to a nice tear drop shape. The over inflated one is the the ugly light globe shape one and they really do not look appealing to look at and they certainly will look really yuck on your Balloon Garland. You want your balloon to still be a bit squishy for a balloon garland and leave a long tail as this will make putting them all together much easier later. PLEASE NOTE THESE BALLOONS ARE VERY HIGH QUALITY YOU CAN NOT BLOW THEM UP WITH YOUR MOUTH YOU WILL NEED EITHER A HAND HELD PUMP OR HELIUM. SOME OF OUR KITS COME WITH A HAND HELD PUMP SOME DO NOT. WE CAN SELL YOU ONE SEPARATELY IF NEEDED THANKS.

7) You do not have to use the balloon strip to create your DIY Garland kit that you purchase from us. There are many other creative ways to put together a DIY balloon garland and we will put some links to some great You Tube Tutorials below.

8) The most important things to remember are allow extra time so you don’t get flustered. Do not over inflate your balloons or they will pop shortly after been inflated as balloons expand. Don’t put to much pressure on your self to get it right as there really is not right or wrong way to create a DIY balloon garland it is all about having fun and letting your creativity run wild.