How to Make Balloon Graduation Centerpieces

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How to Make Balloon Graduation Centerpieces
Create centrepieces for a graduation with helium-filled balloons. (balloons image by miscallito from

A graduation is an important milestone to share with family and friends, often at a party. Once you choose a graduation theme, you can decorate the tables with centrepieces. Making balloons part of the centrepieces adds a colourful and fun touch to the festivities. Your guests will enjoy the display, and they can even take the balloons home after the party.

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Things you need

  • Helium-filled balloons
  • Large gift bags with handles
  • Candy
  • Vase
  • Real or faux flowers

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    Shop for balloons at a party store. Store employees will inflate the balloons with helium and tie ribbons to them. Plan to have four to five balloons for each of your centrepieces.

  2. 2

    Fill large gift bags that have handles with candy to weigh the bags down. Select gift bags that have a graduation theme or match the school colours of the graduate.

  3. 3

    Tie four or five helium-filled balloons to the handles of each of your gift bags.

  4. 4

    Place each arrangement in the centre of your tables. Tell your guests to help themselves to the candy in the bags.

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    Purchase helium-filled balloons and flowers that match the graduation theme or colours. Purchase one vase for each of your tables.

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    Create a floral arrangement in each of the vases. Put a vase at the centre of each of your tables.

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    Arrange four to five balloons for each vase. Because the balloons are attached to long ribbons you can arrange the balloons at varying heights. Attach a bunch of balloons to each vase. You can do this easily by tying the ribbons around the base of the vase.

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