BURGER BALLOONS! YES! Balloons aren’t necessarily the first thing you think of when you think of Father’s Day, right? Well, now they might be! I had a lot of fun venturing to the savory side of life for the taco piñata, so I decided to dedicate these balloons to one thing so many dads out there love… the BBQ. If your dad likes to take up residence behind the grill at any chance he can every summer, then he probably deserves these burger balloons for Father’s Day! Tied to a new grill… well I just don’t think you can get a better gift for dad than that! And BONUS! I’m giving away a Balloon Time Helium Kit (and a custom set of balloons!) today so you can be “grilling” these balloons up all summer long! Enter at the bottom of the post!
Yellow (or Gold) Round Mylar Balloons (I bought mine here.)
Balloon Time Helium Tank
Brown, Green and Red Tissue Paper
Hot Glue Gun and/or Glue Dots
Clear Shipping Tape
A few things to remember: Yes! You can use hot glue on balloons. Use the low setting on your glue gun if possible and don’t touch the tip of the glue gun to the balloons. Use as little glue as possible. I used about an inch-long line of glue every six inches. The more glue you use, the easier the balloon will get weighed down and it won’t float as well!
1. Blow up your balloons using your helium tank. Cut a strip of brown tissue paper about 2″ thick and long enough to wrap around the entire balloon, giving it a slightly wavy edge when you cut. (This may require two strips, depending on the size of your tissue paper.) Run small lines of hot glue (set to the “low” setting) about a half inch below the balloon seem and adhere the brown tissue paper around the balloon.
2. Cut a 1.5″ thick strip of green tissue paper making this one more wavy than the brown. This will be your lettuce! I used glue dots to adhere this, slightly above the seam of the balloon.
3. Cut out a couple small “tomato slices” from your red tissue paper. Use glue dots to adhere these in between the green and brown layers.
4. To make your burgers float horizontally, you need to tape your string to the bottom. I used washi tape here so you could see it but please use shipping tape! It’s much stronger and not visible. Just tape the string to the bottom of the balloon and you’re done!
Dad is going to flip for these! Ha, I couldn’t resist. But really… he is.
All Photos by Mary Costa Photography
These would also be so fun for a July 4th BBQ if you are looking for something other than red, white and blue! Or really, they’d just be great for any summer BBQ! But now… for the GIVEAWAY!!
I am giving away a Balloon Time Helium Kit! It comes with a helium tank, 30 multicolored 9″ latex balloons and a spool of white ribbon. I’ll also be including a special balloon pack… customized to the giveaway winner! Oooh.. surprises are the best! Enter using the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is open to readers in the USA only. The winner will be announced on June 18th!
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