Halloween is edging closer and closer especially with the official arrival of autumn a few days ago! Another season, another amazing balloon installation amiright?!
Today we’re teaming up with Anagram Balloons to share super easy, but eye-catching ghostly Halloween balloon decor that will be the talk of the neighborhood (and we definitely had people driving by taking pictures as we were installing this one!). This isn’t our first Halloween project using Anagram’s unique foil balloons! Last year, we made this Disco Dream Girl costume so you can literally bring the party with you wherever you go. After making a costume with balloons I have been daydreaming about this full Halloween decor look all year (I’m not even kidding. You know how much time I spend thinking about Halloween.) And now that I have a new house to put it on, you better believe I was game to get my ghoul on!
Ghost Balloon Decor
A good balloon installation is our favorite go-to because not only do you just need a little bit of time (and a good balloon pump!) but the large scale look makes a major statement without needing a large scale budget.
We are big fans of Anagram balloons. In fact, this Halloween balloon installation is one of many Holiday ideas they have helped us dream up over the past year. You can check out our tutorials for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and even St Patrick’s Day here! Plus the massive foil balloon arch we made for my sister Caitlin’s baby shower.
Foil balloons are re-useable!
Much like our DIY Rainbow Lucky Charms Arch we made back in March, this one is big, fun, and the best part—the balloons are deflatable! Meaning you can recreate this look next Halloween with the same balloons! Just keep them in storage and bring them out year after year.
I first fell in love with their holographic ghost balloons that come in a jumbo size and a mini size (too cute!). They also have this great circle balloon with a ghost face on it, which Jasper has dubbed “eggs” as the mouth is yes, in an egg shape. Anagram also has some beautiful solid color shapes so we added in some rose pinks, rust oranges, and some celestial shapes in matte black stars and crescent moons. It’s a beautiful take on a ghoulish theme you know?!
First, I put together a board of the colors I was wanting to use from Anagram.
And luckily, they were just as pretty in person! Love the rose gold with the orange and iridescent!
You can use this ghost balloon decor to decorate your porch for All Hallow’s eve, a neighborhood (socially-distanced!) party or parade, or just to catch the eye of passers-by.
Watch our video to see me put together the party with a snap of my fingers!
Setting Up the Halloween Balloon Installation (no magic needed)
This is a fairly easy project skill-wise, but it does take a bit of time to blow up the balloons and set them up. Maybe you’re wondering if you can blow up some balloons in advance, perhaps the night before while you’re watching a scary movie (by “scary” I mean Hocus Pocus…that’s my threshold). We recommend blowing them up only 1-2 days in advance to avoid any premature deflating. ALSO, an important tip is blowing them up in the temperature of where they will be installed. If it’s going to be outside, we recommend blowing them up outside.
Another perk of these foil balloons is you don’t need helium to fill them up—just plain ol’ air works great. Most of our balloon projects are made so you don’t need helium at all. That is a major plus in my book and since there’s a helium shortage, we tend to steer clear!
Look how cute these ghost balloons look! Special thanks to our sponsor Anagram for making this Halloween balloon decor possible!