Do you guys ever peruse those party sites and are in complete awe of all the awesome and perfectly coordinated parties people create? And then you roll your eyes because honestly, “ain’t nobody got time for that?” I often think that way and try to figure out a way to make something look awesome without spending all that wonderful free time that I have (which is not very much!). For Oliver’s Transformers birthday party I wanted to make a simple but still “cool” backdrop. It looks like we may have spent a lot of time on it but it was so easy. I already had the metal squares because we use them as cubes in the boys’ room to hold their books.
What You Need:
What To Do:
1. Attach the squares using the circle connectors. For the top row I connected both the top and bottom of the squares for stability. The second row I did the same but also added connectors to both sides of the squares. For the third row, I did the same as the second except for adding connectors the the bottoms. (Look at picture for clarification)
2. To hang metal squares, I used a preexisting nail I had on the wall. One medium size nail was strong enough to hold it up.
3. For the letter balloons, I initially filled them up with helium but I actually wouldn’t because they don’t float. Regular air using a pump worked perfectly because I just strung them up anyway. The balloons have these tabs with holes so you can use the string to go through them and hang it up on the squares.
4. For the balloons on the side I used one big silver cube (the “Allspark”) filled with helium and then added 2 latex balloons filled with air and put on clear balloon sticks so they would stay up. I did the same thing for the other side and hung them up using those clips that weigh down the balloons.
Told ya it was simple. I honestly think the backdrop is what pulls everything together and makes for great background for those blowing out the candle pictures, right?