13 Balloon Wall Decor Ideas for Your Next Party

These creative balloon wall decor ideas are sure to make your event pop!

Lauren Miolene


When planning party decorations, balloon decor is probably the first thing to come to mind. With various colors, finishes, and ways to incorporate them throughout event spaces, they’re one of the most versatile pieces of decor for any type of celebration. While you're planning for your next event, you have to consider some balloon wall decor ideas.

Skip the traditional balloon bouquet you know and love because this popular party trend is bigger than ever. Rather than accenting the venue with small bunches here and there, balloon wall decor is being used to make statements at all types of occasions. Incorporate balloon art at birthday parties, corporate events, and even your wedding day.

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Here are 13 balloon wall decor ideas for your next party:

Baby Shower Balloon Wall Decor Ideas

Glamorous Photo Backdrop

Photo backdrop balloon wall decorPhoto: Harmony Event Planning

Balloon wall decor is perfect for baby showers because it allows for a neutral option. Rather than the typical storks and rattles everywhere with a nursery wall background, balloons provide a sleeker look. Customize with pink and blue for a gender reveal or opt for yellows, golds, and white for a gender neutral celebration. 

Harmony Event Planning created this picture-perfect photo backdrop complete with a decorative chair, block letters, and fur accents that is cute beyond words!

Chic Seating Area

Seating area balloon wall decorPhoto: Jazhara Nicole Events

Chances are, mom-to-be is going to want to be comfortable before the arrival of her little bundle of joy. This means a special seating area for the guest of honor is a great addition to the shower.

Green, gold, and white was the color scheme for this baby shower planned by Jazhara Nicole Events. The custom sign, sofa, and greenery tied this entire balloon decor look together beautifully.

Kids Party Balloon Wall Decor Ideas

Wall Art

wall art balloon wall decorPhoto: Exclusive Balloons

What little kid doesn’t love balloons? These staple party decorations are turning into art mediums used to create beautiful wall decals like this amazing Spiderman wall by Exclusive Balloons.

The best part about a balloon arrangement like this, is that it can be used even after the party. Carefully remove the balloons and move it into the birthday kid’s room to keep the celebration going.

Grand Entrance

grand entrance balloon wall decorPhoto: Charming Balloons With Topaz Martofel

You can never go wrong with a balloon archway, but this grand entrance crafted by Charming Balloons With Topaz Martofel is fit for a princess. Add this to your child’s celebration space for a magical touch and an adorable photo opportunity.

Adult Birthday Balloon Wall Decor Ideas

Champagne ‘Pop’

champagne pop balloon wall decorPhoto: Balloons Galore Decor

Pop open a bottle of bubbly—literally, with a champagne balloon assortment that screams celebration. Balloons Galore Decor use of lightly colored balloons and a mylar bottle perfectly replicate pouring a glass.

Celebrating an anniversary, 21st birthday, or even a promotion? No matter what the occasion is, you can't go wrong with a giant champagne toast.

Partial Balloon Arch

partial balloon arch balloon wall decorPhoto: Inmayra Taveras Event Planning LLC

Nowadays, all parties need a designated photo area, that's where balloons come in! Balance the look of these accents by incorporating large marquee numbers and props that will really make the color of the balloons pop (no pun intended).

Inmayra Taveras Event Planning LLC accomplished that with this partial balloon arch setup for a beautiful 50th birthday celebration. Complete with a decorative sign and faux fauna, this display lit up the night for sure.

Monochrome Cascade

monochrome cascade balloon wall decorPhoto: Balloons Galore Decor

This cascading pink balloon feature is perfect for a fabulous 30th birthday celebration. Less structured than an arch or partial arch, these balloons look effortlessly placed to create a beautiful gradient effect. Get creative with this base to swap out the numbers and colors to your liking.

Teen Birthday Balloon Wall Decor Ideas

Name Displays

name display balloon wall decorPhoto: Inmayra Taveras Event Planning LLC

One of the latest trends for birthdays is the inclusion of large balloon letters and numbers. Make the birthday person feel even more special on their day by organizing a completely customized balloon display featuring their name. Inmayara Taveras Event Planning LLC arranged Madison’s name in front of a vibrant balloon wall to create a stunning statement in this sweet sixteen party.

Sparkle and Sweets

sparkle and sweets balloon wall decorPhoto: Hazel Burgan

Balloons and sparkles make a gorgeous combination that will draw guests’ eyes to a designated area, in this case—the dessert selection. Hazel Burgan highlights the treats at this sweet sixteen by incorporating a partial balloon arch, sparkling backdrop, and various display tables, allowing for an immersive dessert experience.

Neon Sign Accent

neon sign accent balloon wall decor

If there’s one party decor trend that’s been booming aside from balloons, it’s neon signs. Combine the trifecta of balloons, glowing light, and floral bunches for an extravagant accent wall for any type of birthday celebration. This birthday decor can easily be transformed for multiple occasions by customizing the colors, flowers, and text of the neon sign.

Wedding Balloon Wall Decor Ideas

Bride Banner

bride banner balloon wall decorPhoto: Jason Rhee Photography

Everything on a wedding day calls for a celebration, including getting ready in the bridal suite. Surprise the bride-to-be with a custom balloon banner that says “bride,” “future Mrs.,” or their new last name for a special touch. Inflate a few balloons that match the color scheme of the wedding for a special photo opportunity with the bride.

Last Name Letter

last name letter balloon wall decorPhoto: Jazhara Nicole Events

What better way to celebrate a new last name than a balloon decoration of the first letter? This is a fun piece for guests to take pictures with during the reception, and can also be used as home décor afterwards. Customize the balloons to match the color scheme on your big day, and reuse the letter outline for years to come.

Wow-Factor Prop

wow-factor prop balloon wall decorPhoto: Beach Party Balloon Shop - Balloon Decorator

Although not technically wall decor, have you ever seen a hot air balloon crafted from smaller balloons? Artists and event planners are extremely creative to transform balloons into anything you can think of. A party prop like this is sure to be a hit among guests, especially during a wedding reception.

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Published on 5/21/2024