Create your own Mother’s Day Balloon Bouquet by following this simple step-by-step guide. Why not express yourself and your feelings to your mom by giving her something different this year, created using your very own hands.
A Mother’s Day Balloon Bouquet can be a unique personalised gift that is a real alternative to the standard bouquet of flowers, potted plant or chocolate box.
Here at Potter’s Party Balloons , we have previously posted a step-by-step guide to making Valentines Balloon Bouquets, and whilst a lot of the techniques are basically the same for your Mother’s Day Balloon Bouquet, we wanted to show an alternative design to inspire ideas. The most significant difference in this design is the use of mixed balloons, i.e. both foil and latex.
A quite simple bouquet to create, easy to follow in 5 simple steps. Have fun creating this wonderfully personalised gift for your mother.
Tools and Materials
- 1 foil Mother’s Day printed balloon.
- 2 foil pink heart balloons,
- 2 latex pink balloons
- 12m of pale pink curling ribbon (5mm wide),
- 12m of cerise pink curling ribbon (5mm wide),
- helium (hire or buy),
- balloon sizer,
- pink balloon weight,
Preparation – Step 1
Firstly, take a visit to your local card or party accessory shop or do some online shopping, and select your balloons. The Mother’s day printed foil balloon is probably going to be your most difficult choice and as there are so many wonderful alternatives available. The one we are recommending is available from Amazon online.
Remember, as per the advice given in the Make Your Own Valentines Balloon Bouquets, odd numbers create interest and are more effective and therefore we, like all the professional florists and balloon decorators, recommend using odd numbers when creating your own bouquet. This particular design uses 5 balloons.
For this wonderful bouquet, we are suggesting a combination of pale pink and cerise pink ribbon to compliment the five balloons .
Measure 230cm of the pale pink colour ribbon and then fold at the last 50cm for curling next to your balloon tail. Repeat a further 4 times to have a length of pale pink ribbon per balloon. Do exactly the same, so that you have a length of cerise pink ribbon per balloon.
Let’s Blow them Up – Step 2
Ready to start inflating your balloons with helium.
If your not used to dealing with helium, then you have a few alternatives as to where to get it from. You can buy disposable helium canisters from Amazon, hire helium tanks from your local party warehouse or take the balloons to your local card or party shop and pay a small charge to get them inflated.
Assuming your going to blow them up yourself, then gently insert the nozzle of your helium canister valve into the opening of the balloon. For foil balloons specifically, take extra care not to be too strong to prevent tearing the foil.
Holding with your thumb and index finger, begin inflating the balloons one-by-one. The valve works by applying downward pressure to the flexible section. Press down with a light touch so that you get a slow, measured release of the helium.
For the foil balloons, inflate them until they are firm but be careful not to over inflate.
For the latex balloons, slightly over-inflate them and then use the balloon sizer and slowly deflate them to the right size.
Blow up the remainder of your foil and latex balloons in exactly the same way.
Attach the Ribbon to the Balloon Tails – Step 3
Now to use those delicate fingers to tie the balloons and attach the ribbon to the balloon tails.
Hold each colour of your prepared ribbons at about the 50cm mark.
For the foil balloons, carefully roll the ribbon into the tail of the balloon on the valve side and tie them off so that the tail is tucked away.
For the latex, tie the balloon as you would normally, then tie the ribbons around the balloon knot.
Your Mother’s Day Balloon Bouquet is beginning to come together.
Attaching the Ribbon to the Weight – Step 4
Use those delicate fingers again to attach the balloons to the weight.
Hold all of the balloons together lining them up equal lengths from the balloon weight. To determine the ideal height, the bouquet’s top balloon should be about 180cm from the balloon weight.
Arrange the other 4 balloons so that they are spread evenly downwards with the tail of the last balloon being 60cm from the weight. Therefore, the tier distances will be about 60cm, 90cm, 120cm, 150cm and 180cm from the weight..
Now tie the balloon ribbons to the weight.
The better you evenly spread the balloons downwards, the more wonderful your Mother’s Day bouquet will look.
Curling the Ribbon – Step 5
Finish off your bouquet by curling the ribbon.
We always look at balloon bouquets and are amazed how much a little bit of ribbon curled, makes such a difference. The technique to curl the ribbon is really quite simple and once completed you will have a superb bouquet ready to make your mother smile.
Tidy up the curling ribbon on the weight and next to each balloon tail, by using a pair of scissors to trim any excess. You should leave about 15cm from the knot to be curled.
Finally, curl the ends of the ribbons at the balloon tails and the weight. With an open pair of scissors, start at the knot and place the ribbon between the blade edge and your thumb, scrolling the scissors along the length of the ribbon. Be careful not to hold too tightly as you’ll make the curls too tight. If you’ve never done this before, then simply practice a couple of times on some spare ribbon.
Bang .. A Bouquet to be Proud of.
Well hopefully, none of your balloons have gone bang and you’ve followed the steps above.
Well done, you have now completed creating your very own Mother’s Day balloon gift.
A wonderful balloon bouquet that will compliment or even replace those traditional gifts. Your mother will certainly be pleasantly surprised.
Have a great Mother’s Day, Please bookmark our site and come back to us for plenty more ideas here at Potters Party Balloons.