Some ideas for decorating with balloons are to place them in groups to decorate a table or to accent a special area. Anchor individual balloons in outdoor areas or at a children's table to add charm.
To accent a party table, turn balloons upside down and fasten them in a group above it. Make a backdrop behind a buffet table or dessert bar by covering the wall behind it with balloons. Another option is to let them float to the ceiling in a mass above the table, allowing colored strings to hang down. Paint the balloons with acrylic paint or glue on textured decorations such as little pom-poms.
Make an outdoor party special by tying pretty ribbons to balloons and staking them around the yard. Use them to line a walkway to the party area so guests know where to go. Put glow sticks inside the balloons and then inflate for a pretty nighttime decoration.
Children delight at finding a balloon tied to the back of their chair at the party table. Use construction paper to make animal faces for the balloons. Fill transparent balloons with glitter or confetti, and stake small inflatables into the top of a special cake. Use colored paper cones and cups to make balloons into big ice cream cones or ornaments for themed parties.