DIY Balloon Surprise


Why yes, today’s DIY does totally coordinate with the new site! What can I say, I love me a good theme and scheme! But this DIY is so much more. You can use it for just about anybody you want to send a little bit of cheer to, whether it’s their birthday or any other day (Scroll to the bottom for more ideas). Essentially, you’re filling a big ol’ box with colorful balloons and dropping it on someone’s doorstep for the most awesome (Budget friendly!) surprise ever.

DIY Birthday Balloon Surprise

Large Box
Foam Core
X-acto Knife
Gold Spray Paint

Have some balloons blown up in a few lovely colors. For reference, my 22″ box fit 11 balloons.

DIY Balloon Surprise for Birthdays

Now it’s time to make your “mark” (Ha!) on the box, if you so choose! You could do a letter, number, question mark or exclamation point as I chose! I simply drew an exclamation point on some foam core, cut it out and spray painted it gold. Then I glued it to the box. Once your box is decked out, gather your balloons and tie them together about two thirds of the way down on the ribbons. Tape the cluster of ribbons to the bottom of the inside of the box.

DIY Box of Balloons Balloon Box DIY

If you’d like, add a special note inside (We taped ours to the balloons) or leave it without a note for an anonymous surprise.

DIY Birthday Box of Balloons DIY Balloon Surprise Box

Now grab a friend (or your niece, like me!) and work together to shove all the balloons into the box. Add a piece of tape or two (you want it to be easy to open!) and it’s time to deliver!

Birthday Balloon Doorstep Surprise DIY Giant Box of Balloons

Quietly place the box on the lucky recipient’s doorstep, knock… and RUN!

DIY Balloon Surprise Boxes Doorstep Birthday Surprise

You can be creepy and watch from afar at their confusion and surprise, or you can just hear all about it later. Ha! If you want, leave another note on top the box so they know to open it right away.

Surprise Birthday Box DIY Surprise Birthday Box

Birthday Balloon Surprise DIY Balloon Surprise

Giant DIY Balloon Box Birthday Box of Balloons

Nothing better than a little cheer on your doorstep.

DIY Giant Birthday Balloon Surprise

I have so many ideas for how to use this, besides birthdays. I think it would be SO fun as a gender reveal, with a heart on the front as a Valentine’s Day surprise for your sweetheart (Ehm.. Jeff, are you listening?), even as a way to ask your (local) bridesmaids to be in your wedding!

Do you have any other ideas for me? I always say it but the possibilities are endless!

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