My niece had a party a couple of weeks ago to celebrate the first time she finished reading her Quran, which of course, we did in true style with colour co-ordinated food and decor (the sweet bar, of course was our main eye candy!), complete with numerous children, plenty of chittering (the children), and a broken snooker table (the children again, well, the boys anyway). While my eldest sister made the scrumptious food, and another sister provided beautiful treats of cakes and cupcakes, I erm…made a balloon arch.
Here’s how to make a balloon arch if you ever want to try it for yourself (although the balloons we used didn’t have any helium so ended up being an up-side down balloon arch, despite a lot of sellotape):
1. Blow up balloons, and cut the length of wire you need – I used garden wire. Tie each end to something sturdy so it won’t move.
2. Tie two or three balloons together at the ends (I tied to because it was easier), then the doubled balloons using string, and tie onto the wire.
3. Continue fastening the rest of the doubled (or tripled) bunches onto the wire, and make sure to leave space between them so they don’t get too bunched up. It’s also up to you how you want the colour arrangements.
4. Secure each end of the finished arch onto where you want it (in our case the ends of the bookcase, but you can stick it again a wall in a traditional arch, or even over a doorway) and stick down using sellotape/bluetack/staple-guns/toffee.