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DIY Balloon Invite + a Free Printable

Bought to you by Nuffnang and Spotlight – Home of National Craft Month 1-31st March.


Need a super easy party invitation that will pop?

I’ve got just the thing.


Try this DIY Balloon Invite.

There’s a free printable for you too!


It’s super simple and could be used for all kinds of parties,

we used this as a party favour for our Ultimate DIY Party.

Try different coloured balloons for kids parties or even those big “0” parties, like 20, 30, 40, 50, etc

The possibilities are endless.

DIY Balloon Invite – Makes 18 invitations

What you will need:


Free Balloon Invite Template

18 White Balloons

18 Black Gem Pins

Washi tape

9 x A4 Card 240 gsm

18 x Envelopes

2 x A4 Copy Paper


Scissors or preferably a Scalpel and Cutting Matt


You can shop the supplies to make this DIY at Spotlight online or in store.

To make the message: Print out the party message template on page one of the free printable.

(There are 9 messages on a page, so print 2 x A4 pages on normal copy paper 80gsm bond)

Then cut out with a scalpel and ruler on a cutting matt for a perfect finish or use scissors.

Fill in your party details.

To make the backing card: Print 9 x copies of page 2 of the template on 240 gsm card and trim to size.


Time to assemble:

Push a pin  above the words on the bottom of the card.

Roll up each message and insert into the balloons.

Then tape the balloon onto the card with washi tape.

Insert into envelopes and you are done.




Because it’s National Craft Month, and I’m an ambassador for Spotlight,

I decided to host the Ultimate DIY Party for the big kids.


We used this DIY Balloon Invite idea as the party favour.

Our cards had a message inside saying… thank you for creating with us.


We invited eight friends over for a spare-of-the-minute party,

they were told they were going to make something and to bring a bottle of wine.


“How exciting, what is it?”

They said.

“Just come, you’ll love it,” we said.

When they turned up they found boxes with this Balloon Thank You Party Favour

and some blank material on some Shibori placemats.

“We’re tie dying these, Shibori style.” We said.



Everyone started chosing a design they liked.

And we ate.

And they watched as I showed them how to wrap the different patterns.

Some even tried their own.



Then they wrapped their own pieces and we ceremoniously dropped them in the dye and sat down and ate some more.

And we talked.

And laughed.

It was exciting, we were creating something together.


How wonderful does that food look?

One of my talented friends just whipped that up.

I think we might be doing that again,

and again.

Thank you lovely x  (I couldn’t have done it without you.)




What a fabulous party, people who would not normally make something, did.

The fabulous Phyllis dropped over for a celebratory wine,

she made the DIY Outdoor Curtains last week and hemmed the blanks for everyone to dye at this party.


I saw the smiles when they pulled out their work.

Each one was different, unique.

Making something yourself is good for your soul, I think.

But making it with friends is PRICELESS.


Thanks for trying something new everyone!

And to my wonderful helpers, thank you.


I think we might have to do it again.



Ready to join the “Make it yourself Movement”?

Did you notice those plates and drink ties?  You can make them too.


Head into Spotlight for National Craft Month from 1-31 March,

you’ll be amazed how you feel when you make it yourself,

even more so, when you make it with friends.

Did I mention, It’s good for your soul.



Don’t forget to pin this DIY Balloon Invite for later.

It’s the perfect start to your Ultimate DIY Party.



Have a wonderful week guys, I hope you’ll drop by next week.

Live with love,



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6 responses to “DIY Balloon Invite + a Free Printable”

  1. I still remember my first tie dye at school, I loved it so much! I love the idea of a tie dye party and those balloon invites are the best. That’s one party I’d have loved to have been invited to. I bet it went with a bang! (Ha, see what I did there?!) Love your work, lady!
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    • Sarah says:

      Yeah, I love what you did there, you are so clever! If you lived around the corner, you would have been on my list lovely. Have a great weekend. x

  2. Renee Wilson says:

    Fun!!! I’ve never done a tie dye before. I’d love to give it a go with the kids. I love the invite idea too. Kids would love it.

    • Sarah says:

      You should totally try it, they would love it and so would you. I think we might use this invite idea for my son’s birthday coming up soon too, its super easy to make.

  3. I love those tie dye placemats! What a fun idea!
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    • Sarah says:

      Thanks Paula, everyone had such a great experience making something together, we should do it more often, we were like kids again seeing our patterns emerge.

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