How to Make Decorations & Centerpieces for a Class Reunion

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When making decorations and centerpieces for a class reunion, use the class or school colors to help emphasize the reunion theme. Even guests who were not involved in extracurricular activities will be reminded of their time in class when they see the traditional color scheme. If the class has no formal colors, try a simple blue, white and silver theme for your reunion. Renting a helium tank to create decorations and centerpieces may be the most costly part of this project.

Things You'll Need

  • Small, blue latex balloons
  • Large, transparent silver latex balloons
  • Helium tank
  • White paper ribbon, 1/2-inch wide
  • Blue paper ribbon, 1/2-inch wide
  • Tape
  • Silver paper streamers
  • Stone, about the size of a fist
  • Small, silver paper gift bags
  • Blue permanent marker

Decorations

  • Slide a blue latex balloon into a silver latex balloon carefully.

  • Use a helium tank to blow the blue balloon up about two-thirds full. Tie off the blue balloon and push it deep into the silver balloon.

  • Fill the silver balloon about two-thirds full with helium, and tie if off.

  • Cut five strands of white ribbon, 32 inches long each, and tie them into a medium bow around the silver balloon knot. Slide the ribbon ends between your thumb and a scissor blade to create curls.

  • Tape the balloon mouth to a wall so that the balloon sticks up and the bow falls from the bottom.

  • Repeat the process to create several balloon decorations along the walls of your class reunion location.

  • Drape swags of silver paper streamers between the balloons to create a garland wall decoration.

Centerpiece

  • Slide a blue latex balloon into a silver latex balloon. Fill the blue balloon two-thirds full with helium, and tie it closed.

  • Push the blue balloon deep into the silver balloon and fill the silver balloon two-thirds full with helium. Knot the balloon closed, and tie a long white ribbon from the knot.

  • Repeat Steps 1 and 2 four more times to create five stuffed balloons for a class reunion centerpiece.

  • Gather the five balloons together, and tie the bottom of the ribbons in a knot around the heavy stone.

  • Place a silver gift bag flat, and use a blue marker to write the class graduation date on each side of the bag.

  • Set the stone inside the class reunion centerpiece bag, and fill the bag with short strands of curled white and blue ribbon. Scatter some of the curled ribbon around the bag on the table.

Tips & Warnings

  • Never fill latex balloons more than three-quarters full. Filling a balloon more than that will stretch the latex thin and cause the balloon to break under even slight pressure.

References

  • Photo Credit The White House/Getty Images News/Getty Images
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