Joanna Gaines’ Luxe-Looking Party Balloons Are Actually Super Easy to Dupe

published Oct 26, 2022
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Joanna Gaines’s daughter just celebrated her Sweet Sixteen, and of course, Gaines had to go all out with the decorations. Perhaps as a way to cope with the weirdness of her daughter turning 16, Gaines turned her entire first floor into an adorable party spot, complete with flowers, presents, and giant balloons with tassels that you’ll definitely also want at your next birthday bash.

“My sweet girl turns 16,” Gaines captioned her October 19 Instagram post. “I’m trying my darnedest not to cry like a big fat mama baby when she drives off by herself tomorrow.”

To decorate the space, Gaines picked up a bunch of giant helium balloons that have tassels at the bottom to create a festive look that matches the streamers she hung at the top of the stairs. 

You can grab similar balloons from Fonder Mols on Amazon. They come in pairs and also in a handful of fun colors that would be perfect for birthday parties, baby showers, weddings, or any other event that needs some added pizazz.

Once they arrive, take them to your local party store to fill them with helium, and you’re ready to decorate!

You can also make your own tassels using standard crepe paper streamers, or DIY tassel tails using tassel garlands you can pick up at the party store or from Amazon. Making your tassel balloon tails extra long could make your party decor go from darling to dramatic.

Whether you’re planning a birthday party for yourself or a Sweet Sixteen, like Gaines, these oversized tasseled balloons are a fun way to make the celebration even more special.