Balloon projects are awesome because they don’t require a ton of skill (although they can be time-consuming depending on how big you go) but they always look impressive and joyful! They’re one of those projects that are hard to mess up. I am very excited to share this balloon installation because it has just as much impact, but needs significantly less time than our past balloon projects!
The theme for this project is…(drumroll please)…The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! If you’ve been a Lars reader for a while, you might recognize this project from four years ago. I love using the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as a theme for Thanksgiving day parties. It’s so fun and makes for a clever twist on the normal turkeys and leaves everywhere this time of year. I am all for traditions, but this might be the perfect year to replace your mom’s ancient fall tablecloth with this unique theme (though I love that too!)
Bring The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade To Your Own Feast
As soon as the realization hit me that the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will not be the same this year, I immediately knew this was the year this project needed to be revamped. We still don’t know all the details for the actual parade, but like everything else this in 2020, it’s sure to be different. We do know that nobody will be watching the parade in person, including New Yorkers, but for most of us that doesn’t change that we can watch the parade on TV. Luckily my panicked googling confirmed at least that much.
My one consolation is that I can bring the parade to my very own Thanksgiving party this year! We partnered with Anagram to make this Thanksgiving theme bigger and better than ever. This year, create an entire balloon installation with the directions below. We even included printable versions of the cityscape to make your decorating as simple as possible, without sacrificing the wow factor.
How To Make Your Own Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Tablescape
- Printable cityscape and taxis
- OR Printable taxis on their own
- Foam core
- Craft knife
- Spray adhesive
- Cutting mat
- Mini Mickey balloon
- Turkey balloon
- Mini rose gold star balloon
- Spiderman balloon
- Other Mini Balloon you could use: here
- Hand pump
- Balloon sticks
- Balloon sealer (used to seal mini balloons, which don’t have a self-sealer)
- Figure out how long your table is and how much you want to fill of it with cityscape. One copy of our printable cityscape should fill about 3’.
- Cut out the buildings and attach them to foam core.
- Cut out the buildings with a craft knife.
- Use glasses to prop up the city scape (or make your own stands by creating a wing attached to each one)
- Blow up your balloons with a pump and seal shut.
- Attach them to a balloon stick and then attach to the backs of the city scape with tape
- Set your table! We included these printable taxi cab place cards to complete the look.
Creating this wonderful balloon centerpiece for your Thanksgiving holiday will bring some much-needed cheer. Plus, like all our balloon projects, you can reuse them every year! This balloon installation would go wonderfully with our Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Printables.
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