50 Balloons of Love
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I am really excited to share with you this fun way to show love to your spouse, children, or family. These wonderful balloons of love are perfect for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, your child’s birthday, or any other day of the year!
I originally got the idea for these balloons of love from Women Living Well in her article: 10 Fun Ways to Praise Your Husband. In the article, number 8# stuck out to me the most:
“Blow up balloons and put a loving message in each one. Fill your bedroom with balloons as a surprise.“
I bought the balloons, but didn’t actually set out on this little project for several months. I wanted to wait for the right time – and I found it last week. I was really sick and my husband took such good care of me and my son. When I was feeling better, I thought that it would be the perfect time to set up the balloons to thank him for taking such good care of us.
I thought he would think it was a silly idea, but he was really surprised and excited to read each and every balloon!
How to Make Balloons of Love
1. I bought a bunch of balloons in different colors. You can get them cheap at the dollar store or at Walmart.
2. The suggestion said to put a loving message in each one, but I just took several different color sharpie markers and wrote my messages on each balloon. I included personal messages and also got a few ideas from this post: 99 Things You Might be Thankful for About Your Husband. Here are a few of my examples:
- “Thanks for working so hard!”
- “Thanks for being such a great dad!”
- “I love you!”
- “Thanks for always wanting the best for our family.”
- “Thanks for being so trustworthy.”
- “Thanks for taking such great care of me.”
- “Thanks for putting our family first.”
- “Thanks for all the times you make me smile and laugh.”
- “Thanks for making me feel butterflies.”
- “Thanks for being my sweetheart!”
On some of the balloons I included hearts and other sweet messages as well. When I couldn’t think of any more things to write I used, “I Love You” on the last several balloons.
3. After finishing the balloons, I made sure our room was clean and then brought the balloons in and spread them all over. I put some on the bed and dressers and the rest all over the floor.
4. Last, but not least I shut the door and waited for my husband to come home and be surprised!
This is a great idea to do to show your husband love, or something fun to do for an anniversary, birthday or Valentine’s day. I would love to hear if you try it and what your husband thought!
I took one of those bricks of paper (like the 5×8 size) for scrapbookers and on one side of the paper wrote things I love about him or things he does that I love (85!) and on the back of each one I wrote something we will do together (once deployment is over) (again 85 things). It took me a month of having it next to me a work as I thought of things I wrote them down. Now it is in a box on its way with my homemade dried pinneapple (He loves this and so do the other guys….so last time he gave it all away, just one more thing I love about him) and pictures from the kids. I can’t wait till he gets it as I never send packages (because his Mom, my Mom, his sister, church, my friends in Canada, my cousins and everyone else does) so I am super excited.
Awww I LOVE that idea! I may have to have you feature that as a blog post sometime! 🙂
Anytime, I would be honored. I love the balloon idea and am totally doing it for each of my littles bdays this year and maybe the husband when he moves home 🙂
He got the package! I wish I could see his face, but he loves it….just had to tell someone.
Awww I’m so glad!! 🙂 <3
Ok, write up the post and I will feature it as a deployment idea with the others! 🙂
so cute! 🙂
Sounds like a great idea, Kathryn! Thanks for sharing and demonstrating with all the photos too. 🙂 I may just have to do this for Valentines Day. <3
No problem! Glad you liked it and hope you get to do it, it’s a ton of fun! 🙂
This is a terrific idea. I am going to try it!
Glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by.
What a great idea! I think I will actually try this with my kids this Valentine’s Day and then again when my husband redeploys. They will ALL love it 🙂
Hope they love it! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
What an awesome idea! I have to try this. And my hubby would be like a kid in a candy store popping each one to read what’s inside. I’m getting excited just thinking about it! Thanks for sharing this, Kathryn.
So glad you liked it! I know I thought of that too, my husband probably enjoyed popping it, but with a little ones around and with not enough time I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea. Good for others though! 🙂 Hoep you get to do it!
Aww, that’s so sweet! What a cute idea! My boyfriend lives in NYC & I’m here in NC, what a cute idea for me to do while he’s down here that weekend! Your blog is super cute! I’m stopping by from SITS, I hope you have a great Saturday!
Aww thanks! I hope he enjoys it, that will be a great surprise! 🙂
I LOVE this idea!! How fun!! I may have to do this – we are CONSTANTLY trying to surprise one another with stuff – this would be one he would NEVER think of lol
I hope you get a chance to try it, it’s a lot of fun and I’m sure he would love it! <3 Thanks for stopping by and commenting! 🙂
Hi Kathryn! This is Mai at the Happy Wives Club and Fawn wanted to make sure you saw the note that our Thursday link up party has now moved to Marriage Mondays – beginning today. We want to get all our favorite married bloggers linking up every Monday so we hope you’ll join us.
Thank you Mai! I am linked up now! 🙂
What a sweet gift! There is nothing like being loved on!!! I am sure he LOVED IT! Thanks for the great anniversary idea 😉
SUPER LOVE this idea! I’ve seen this a couple times online and even suggested a friend of mine do this for her anniversary. I can’t wait to do this for my hubby too. Fun times!
I love this!
I think you just gave me an idea to help us get through an upcoming separation!