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#BeTheChange – Replace Balloons With These Décor Alternatives

Who doesn’t love a party? Sweet treats, laughter, games and balloons, it’s fun! But there’s one problem – the balloons are not eco-friendly. And once the party is over, the environment deals with the once-inflated single-use plastic. But there is a solution – creative balloon décor alternatives. Here’s a few to consider for your next celebration. 

Hire A Bubble Machine

Bubbles are not only fun, but they can be mermising, too. Hire a bubble machine at your next event. Bubbles look just like balloons, only there’s no harmful environmental side effects once they pop (no single-use plastic in sight). 

Fabric Flags, Streamers or Banners

Have old sheets, blankets or clothing you don’t know what to do with? Create fabric flags, streamers or banners with them. All you need is hot glue, string, scissors, stripped or triangle-shaped cuts of fabric and a little bit of creativity. And best of all – these DIY decorations are reusable. 

Chinese Paper Lanterns

Visit your nearest Chinese novelty shop or party store and purchase various colourful lanterns to hang at your next celebration. Why not take it a step further and add LED lights inside the lanterns to light them up? 

Wooden Lettering 

Create streamer banners or decorate walls with wooden lettering. You can also brighten them up with some paint or fairy lights. Most hobby and arts and craft shops sell these in various different sizes and fonts. 

Tissue Paper Pompoms & Flowers

Make use of remaining gift wrapping tissue paper by crafting your own pompoms and flowers to decorate tables, chairs and walls. Just make sure you recycle the paper at your nearest recycle station once the celebrations are over. 

Use Lights

There are so many different ways you can incorporate light into your décor. Think fairy lights, LED lit mason jars, alphabet letter LED lights on tables, or colourful moving light projections. A light show is far more captivating than balloons.


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