Last week you saw the parking lot construction of the photo booth for my cousin’s wedding in Branson, MO. This week you will see how the balloons came together for the most PERFECT wedding reception backdrop. Everyone loved it!
This was the night before the wedding. My hotel room was filled with the bride and LOTS of balloons so we would be good on time. Because we were prepped, this backdrop took around three hours to fully construct.
When blowing up the balloons we made bundles of 2, 4, and 6. We kept each bundle the same color because we wanted to create an ombre` affect. For balloon sizes, we used 5″, 7″, 9″, 12″, 16″, 17″, 24″, and 36″. It’s CRITICAL that you do not fully blow up each balloon, this way the balloon stays ROUND. Nothing is worse than an egg shaped balloon. 🙂 You can see how to make balloon bundles by clicking here and watching my Derby balloon party tutorial: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CNue6qahwr0/?utm_medium=copy_link.
As you can see I had my very helpful minions help me pack the balloons in contractor bags to get them loaded up.
**It’s important that you keep your car running when loading balloons so the balloons do not over heat!
In order for this to be an organized and easy project, we emptied the trash bags and sorted the balloons by color. This was very helpful and made making this back drop easy-peasy!
I took a picture of the back of the photo booth so you could see the sandbags. You will also notice the ‘Mainstays Space Saving 2-Tier Tripod Hanging Clothes Drying Rack’. This was a last minute purchase when I realized I left Texas without my own stand. BUT- THESE WERE AMAZING! I have decided to include these in big projects because there were so many places to tie balloons to. It was also extremely stable.
Here is a picture of the very first bundles we added to the drying rack. THIS WAS SO EASY and it looked amazing!
We added more colors to the stand. The trick to making a balloon masterpiece is letting the balloons tell you where they go. You can only force them to do so much. 🙂 They will make the shape for you!
Here we have added more colors and you can see that our photo booth is taking shape!
The balloons that were on the wood backdrop were put on using command hooks. It’s important to get the large command hooks. The small ones pop off easily.
And here you have it! It is complete, and BEAUTIFUL!