Create beautiful balloon table decorations without helium! There’s no need for a helium tank because all of these ideas involve easy, air-filled balloons instead of helium balloons.
Scroll down to see balloon table decorations without helium, or use the links below to jump around this post. Ideas are organized by:
- Balloon arrangement type: See different balloon designs and arrangements like balloon boxes, table arches, balloon centerpieces, etc.
- Occasions and holidays: Find the perfect balloon table decoration for different occasions and holidays (e.g., birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, etc.)
- Color scheme: Check out balloon decor to match your party’s color scheme.
Most of the simple balloon decoration ideas below use standard latex balloons. You’ll be inspired to make a beautiful table decoration. I hope you enjoy!
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Balloon arrangement type
There are many cool arrangement options for balloon table decorations without helium. These creative ideas showcase different ways you can use balloons to decorate.
1. Balloon centerpieces
Balloon centerpieces are a great alternative to traditional table centerpieces. You can buy an inexpensive kit like this one that includes everything you need to build your own adorable arrangement.
2. Balloon boxes
Balloon boxes are a fun, unique way of decorating with air-filled balloons. You can put one box on each table as a centerpiece, or create a beautiful tablescape with multiple boxes. These even bring led lights to make your decorations even more enchanting.
3. Balloon arches for tables
Get an affordable kit like this one that includes everything you need to create a gorgeous tabletop balloon arch! This kit includes regular latex balloons (plus some confetti balloons), the metal arch and clamps, and all necessary accessories, plus an electric balloon pump so you don’t need to worry about inflating lots of balloons.
Click to see customer images of the balloon arches they’ve created with this kit!
If you prefer a rectangular display instead of a curved arch, use this kit!
4. Balloon garland
Doesn’t this long garland look beautiful? Can you picture a balloon chain like this one laid along your party table? It will look amazing and it creates such a festive vibe! Depending on the size of your table, I recommend using the smaller balloons to make your display.
5. Balloon number frame
This is such a unique and fun balloon decoration that’s perfect for birthdays or events where a special date is being celebrated. Purchase the frame for the number of your choice and fill it with whatever balloons you like!
6. Flower balloons
If you want a festive floral accent without having to buy flowers, these foil flower balloons are perfect! They’ll look great as centerpieces or decorations for chairs and walls.
7. Balloon bouquet
Instead of a bouquet of flowers, adorn your party tables with a festive bouquet of balloons! This kit includes supplies for 6 stands. All you need is to get balloons that fit your color scheme!
8. Mini balloons
Decorating with balloons of different sizes makes your decorations pop. This kit brings 25 mini confetti balloons on sticks that you can easily put into an arrangement or on a cake!
9. Balloon wall
Use a gorgeous set of air-filled balloons to create a fantastic balloon wall that guests can use for photos!
10. Balloon backdrop
If you don’t want to spend time filling and arranging balloons, you can simply purchase an inexpensive balloon backdrop like this one to take care of the decorating for you. Instead of an expensive photo booth, have a photo wall! It’s surprisingly inexpensive.
11. Water balloons
You might not have thought of using water balloons in a cute basket as decoration, but they’re colorful and perfect for a summer party! You can place a basket of them at each table, then when the time is right, let the water balloon fight begin!
These aren’t ordinary water balloons. They’re actually made of silicone so they’re reusable, plus they are magnetic so they’re self-sealing! Check out the awesome reviews.
12. Hot air balloon
These sweet hot air balloons make adorable centerpieces. They are handmade and can be created to fit your party theme, like this one that was made for an adorable baby shower.
13. Confetti balloons
These clear balloons that are pre-filled with confetti create a fun, playful vibe for your party. Plus, you can pop them at the end to have some confetti fun!
14. Foil balloons
Foil air-fill balloons are awesome to work with because they are very easy to fill and they don’t deflate easily. Grab a kit like this one so you can easily and quickly make some centerpieces.
15. Balloon columns
Balloon columns are a beautiful way to display balloons that are air-filled. This kit brings everything you need, including telescoping balloon stands (height ranges from 21-81 inches) to create cute columns to place on tables.
16. Single balloon
Sometimes less is more and these adorable single-balloon centerpieces will make perfect party decor. Click to see other color options!
17. Balloon hoop
Get creative and use these metal hoop rings with wood block stands to make beautiful mini balloon rings for your party tables!
18. Balloon animals
Don’t worry about learning how to make balloon animals. Make your life easy by placing one of these resin balloon dog sculptures on each of your table tops! Check out the different colors and sizes available.
Special occasions and holidays
These are great balloon table decorations without helium for different occasions. Whatever your special event, you’ll find something in this post to inspire your decorating!
19. Baby shower
I almost wish I was throwing a baby shower so I could use these awesome balloon boxes. These kits make them so easy to put together and they’re pretty cheap!
These darling single balloon decorations are covered in small led lights to create a soft glow and a romantic ambiance for your reception.
Yes, you can get your special photo printed onto these personalized balloons! Plus, each one brings a glittery base box and you can choose personalized messages for the box and the balloon!
22. Bridal shower
These balloon boxes are SO FUN! These spell out “bride to be” and the kit includes all the letters of the alphabet and even letters for the groom. Click to see additional details, awesome reviews, and photos submitted by customers!
23. Valentine’s Day
If you want to create a magical, romantic atmosphere, these lovely balloons are a must-have. Each clear balloon is illuminated by led lights and contains a rose. No helium required! Click to see details (this kit brings enough supplies to make six beautiful balloons).
What says “Happy Halloween” better than foil Jack Skellington balloons? These are 18 inches so they’ll make a big impact on your party!
25. New Year’s Eve
Customers seem to love these fun, foil disco ball balloons. Check out the party photos they shared in the reviews to see how cool these look in real life! You’ll see some INCREDIBLE no-helium balloon decorations they posted.
26. Birthday party
How beautiful is this personalized balloon arrangement?! This is perfect for kids’ parties or any birthday parties because it’ll include the age and you can add a cute name sticker to place on the balloon!
Have a happy birthday party experience by using this balloon arrangement kit that brings everything you need to put together an impressive decoration!
I can’t get enough of these balloon boxes. These are perfect for a graduation party and the balloons look amazing when they’re lit up by the LED’s. Plus, you won’t be chasing balloons everywhere since the boxes contain them!
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Balloons by color scheme
Here are colorful balloon table decorations without helium for inspiration! You can find interesting, unique balloons to fit party decorations in any color scheme!
28. Clear balloons (bobo balloons, bubble balloons)
29. Black balloons
30. Silver balloons
31. Pastel balloons (rainbow balloons)
32. Chrome/metallic balloons
33. Gold balloons
34. Pink latex balloons
35. Green balloons
36. White balloons
37. Blue balloons
I hope you enjoyed these balloon table decorations without helium!