Balloon Garlands for Baby Showers: Ideas and Inspiration - Ellie's Party Supply

Balloon Garlands for Baby Showers: Ideas and Inspiration

Baby showers are a cherished tradition, celebrating the impending arrival of a little one with love, joy, and anticipation.Whether you choose to host at home or at an event space, you want to create an unforgettable and picture-perfect baby shower that all will enjoy! 

When it comes to decor, balloon garlands are a popular choice, adding whimsy and charm to any baby shower celebration. Creating a stunning backdrop for the mom or parents-to-be by arranging the balloon garland as a focal point. This serves as an excellent backdrop for photos and can be a real conversation starter among guests! 

Whether you are a family member or a very close friend, hosting a baby shower can be a little stressful. In this blog post, we’ll explore ideas and inspiration for creating stunning balloon garlands that will make the baby shower truly memorable for all.

Baby Shower Decor Ideas

1. Choose a Theme

Before you start creating your balloon garland, consider the theme of the baby shower. Whether it’s a gender reveal party, a safari adventure, or a classic pastel theme, selecting colors and styles that align with the theme will help tie everything together seamlessly! 

You want this event to be personal to the parents-to-be.  For instance, are they modern and super trendy? Or would they want a classic theme, like Winnie-the-Pooh?


Don’t be afraid to go against what tradition tells you to do! Get creative in picking the theme for a shower to remember! While you might be limited on your budget for decorations, you can always create a classy baby shower with a DIY kit

2. Color Palette 

Start by choosing a color palette that compliments the overall theme of the baby shower. For a soft and elegant look, opt for pastel hues like blush pink, soft blue, and mint green.

Alternatively, you can go bold with vibrant colors or stick to a monochromatic palette for a chic and modern feel. Consider incorporating metallic balloons for an extra touch of glamour. Balloon garlands offer endless possibilities when it comes to color combinations. 

If you have no idea where to start, begin your planning process with our Theme Genie to give you some great ideas and inspiration. If you have a theme in mind, our customizable tab will give you all of the color options to match!

3. Materials

To create a stunning balloon garland, you’ll need a few essential supplies: 

  • Assorted balloons in your chosen colors and sizes
  • Balloon pump for easy inflation
  • Balloon tape or fishing line to attach the balloons
  • Command hooks or adhesive strips for hanging
  • Greenery or floral accents

Add depth and texture to your garland with different sizes and shapes of your balloons. Incorporate florals and greenery into your display to capture the attention and WOW your guests! 

If this is your first time designing a balloon garland, our how-to-guide will walk you through the process. 

Are you looking for a gender neutral option for your baby shower? This gorgeous party kit will be a perfect match!

4. DIY or Professional Installation

Decide whether you want to tackle the balloon garland as a DIY project or hire a professional balloon artist. DIY balloon garlands can be a fun and cost-effective option, but they do require time and patience! 

If you prefer to leave it to the experts, many event planners and balloon decorators offer balloon garland installation services! 

A gorgeous balloon wall, garland, or arch will create the perfect Instagram-worthy backdrop that all guests will love! If you're unsure if you want to hire someone or designing yourself, take a look at our blog here to break down details to determine which is best for you!

Check out this party kit for your upcoming baby shower.

5. Personal Touches

Make your balloon garland special by incorporating personalized touches that reflect the parent-to-be’s style and personality. 

Personalized touches add sentimental value and make the decor feel more intimate. Consider adding baby photos, custom signage, or decorative accents that tie into the theme of the shower!

Photo by @tinkherrera_

Have a look at our giant balloons! Our 24” and 36” balloons are the perfect size to add a personalized touch to spell out the baby’s name or a sweet message of congratulations. They also make a statement all on their own!


Balloon garlands are a delightful way to add charm and whimsy to any baby shower celebration. 

Whether you opt for soft pastels, bold colors, or a combination of both, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating a stunning balloon garland that will leave a lasting impression on guests and create beautiful memories for the parents-to-be.

So grab your balloons and get ready to celebrate the arrival of the little one in style!

We've discussed five great ideas and inspiration for baby showers, so you have some great options to choose from and make a memorable get-together for all who attend.  

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