Balloons are a great accessory for any birthday party, no matter the age of the person who's celebrating. If you're planning to have a lot of balloons, they should be tied together to prevent them from floating away. There is a special way to tie the balloons to ensure they are properly secure. One important tip: If you're picking the balloons up rather than inflating them at home, make several trips. One hundred balloons will block your view in the car, making driving a hazard. Taking a few small trips to get the decorations will ensure you're safe while transporting the balloons.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- 10 balloon weights
- 10 extra-large plastic bags
- Rubber band
Separate the balloons into groups of 10. This should be done inside, so if any balloons start to float away, you can easily grab them.
Slide the balloon weight's loop onto the end of the first 10 balloon strings. A loop will be attached to the weight, allowing it to be attached to the balloon strings.
Hold onto the last third of the balloon strings tightly with your nondominant hand, while your dominant hand holds onto the balloon string ends.
Fold the bottom of the balloon strings up about 6 inches so the weight falls to the middle of the fold. Crisscross the folded bottom balloon strings with the top balloon strings to create a hole in the middle. Wrap the bottom strings around the top strings and pull the bottom strings through the middle hole. This will form a knot with the weight hanging in the middle of it. Pull tightly on the bottom balloon strings to ensure that the knot is snug.
Place an extra large plastic bag over the 10 balloons to keep them in place and to prevent tangling.
Repeat Steps 2 through 5 with the remaining nine sets of balloons.
Tie all 10 sets of balloons together into one bunch. You can do this tying the balloon ends into a knot (as in Step 4) or by wrapping a rubber band around the ends.
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