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by Drew Black
(Detroit, Mi, United States)
I'm looking to make balloon centerpieces for my baby shower. What would be the best size balloons for a table top balloon centerpiece?
Are 5 inch balloons ideal for the small round balloons? And what size should I get for the long swirled balloon to wrap around the stick if my balloon stick is 20 inches?
I am assuming that you are talking about an air filled centerpiece, like a balloon topiary tree? I am uploading an image to illustrate what I mean.
For this kind of centerpiece, 5 inch balloons are the right size to use.
(However, if you were planning to do a helium filled, floating centerpiece, you would have to use larger balloons. The 5 inch balloons don't float.)
For decorating the stick, you'll have to see whether a 160 or a 260 twisting balloon will work better. Both are 60 inches long, but the 160 is smaller in diameter (1 inch vs 2 inches).
Here's a good video explaining how to twist the long balloons around the balloon stand (it's for a larger column type decoration though):
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