How To: Put Gifts Inside Balloons

I had a lot of great responses to my Pirate-Themed Bath Night post. Several of you asked how I got prizes inside all of the balloons. Well here you go!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • An empty (and clean) 2-liter soda bottle
  • Balloons
  • Treats or toys to place inside balloons
  • *Optional: A balloon pump (not mandatory, but helpful if you have one!)

Balloon 01

Using a scissors, carefully cut off the top of the 2-liter bottle.

Balloon 02

Pick up an empty balloon and give it a few tugs to stretch it out. Open the mouth of the balloon and place it around the 2-liter opening.

Balloon 03

Drop your treat inside. Depending on how big the treat is, you may have to use your fingers to push it down into the balloon.

Balloon 04

Balloon 05

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Once the treat is inside, carefully remove the balloon opening from the 2-liter top.

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Now, you can either blow up the balloon, or use a balloon pump to inflate it.

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Tie the end into a knot, and you’re done!

Balloon 09

If your treat is larger than the opening of the 2-liter bottle, use this method:

Insert two fingers from each hand (I use my middle and pointer fingers) into the mouth of the balloon and stretch it open as wide as you can by pulling each hand away from each other.

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Using your thumbs, stretch the balloon around your treat.

Balloon 11

Blow up the balloon and tie the end into a knot. And there you go! A pile of balloons with special goodies inside!

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Whether for parties or games, here’s a list of fun things to place inside balloons:

  • Stickers
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Toy Jewelry (Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets)
  • Candy
  • Confetti
  • Bounce balls
  • Matchbox Cars
  • Bubbles
  • Small Stuffed Animals
  • Money
  • Hair Bows
  • Letters

The list could go on and on. Whatever you choose to do, I hope you enjoy it!

*Note:  Balloons can be a choking hazard for young children. Always use your own discretion when deciding on whether or not to allow balloon activities for your child. Never force your child to pop a balloon – some loud noises can create traumatic experiences for little ones.


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