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14 Birthday Balloon Ideas to Make Every Milestone Memorable

Birthdays are often best celebrated with balloons. No matter what milestone you are celebrating — from 30th to 70th and every age in between — incorporating birthday balloons into your event is a festive and fun way to mark another year’s passing. 

At PartySlate, we love discovering unique and memorable interpretations of traditional décor elements — and balloon installations are getting more and more creative. These 14 birthday balloon ideas are anything but ordinary, and are the perfect inspiration for your own birthday party or event. Metallic balloon arches framing a restaurant bar, ceilings filled with floating décor, and balloon accents that complete a birthday design are just a few of our favorite birthday balloon ideas. Organized by milestone, start browsing these 14 birthday balloon ideas to inspire your next birthday party.

30th Birthday Balloons

balloons covering the ceiling with windows
photographer: Husar Photography

Colorful & Tropical Birthday Balloons

New York, NY

photographer: Husar Photography | design, décor & floral: Jerry Rose Floral & Event Design | venue: The NoMad Hotel

A full wine fridge with white and gold balloons on the border
photographer: Chrisom B Photography

Metallic Birthday Balloon Arch

Rochester, NY

photographer: Chrisom B Photography | planner & design: Kaleidoscope Events | venue: Morton’s The Steakhouse

40th Birthday Balloons

An image looking up at the ceiling with red, black and white balloons.
photo courtesy of Colin Cowie Lifestyle

Bold Birthday Balloon Ceiling Installation

Beverly Hills, CA

photographer, design & planner: Colin Cowie Lifestyle

looking down the length of a long table. A wash of yellow/orange light and balloons with long ribbons hanging down
photographer: 2me Studios

Glamorous Birthday Balloon Ceiling Décor

Los Angeles, CA

photographer: 2me Studios | planner & design: Ink Events & Design | venue: Buffalo Club

a pool with white balloons floating on top. In the background is a white tent with couches
photographer: Jessica J Alexender

Festive Floating Birthday Balloons

Los Angeles, CA

photographer: Jessica J Alexender | planner & design: Sterling Social Events & Experiences | floral & décor: By Jason Lloyd | rentals: Taylor Creative Inc.

An entrance table with balloons on either side
photographer: Cattura Weddings |

Oversized Individual Birthday Balloons

Chicago, IL

photographer: Cattura Weddings | planner, floral & design: Christine Janda Design & Events | venue: BRIQUE | linens: BBJ Linen

A dessert table with a balloon arch of changing colors.
photographer: Danielle Wilson

Pretty Pastel Birthday Balloon Arch

Toronto, ON

photographer: Danielle Wilson | planner & design: Little Miss Party | venue: Vapor Music Headquarters | cakes: Crumb and Berry

50th Birthday Balloons

A long room with a stage lit blue at the end. White balloons cover the ceiling
photographer: Richard Barlow Photography

Bold Birthday Balloon Ceiling Décor

Winston-Salem, NC

photographer: Richard Barlow Photography | planner: A Southern Soiree | florals: Watered Garden | venue: Graylyn Estates | balloons: Carolina Balloon Company | lighting, custom décor & draping: Get Lit Special Event Lighting

A dim bar on the right with bottles along the inside. A photo backdrop to the left with a multicolor balloon border.
photographer: Adrian Nastase

Birthday Balloon Festive Photo Backdrop

Chicago, IL

photographer: Adrian Nastase | planner & décor: Stacey Moe Events | venue: Carnivale | balloons: Balloons by Tommy, LLC

a photo background with a 50 illuminated and pink balloons in the back and sides
photographer: Danni Davinchi

Fabulous Metallic Birthday Balloon Backdrop

New York, NY

photographer: Danni Davinchi | planner & design: Priceless Event Planning, LLC | balloons: POParazzi Balloons

60th Birthday Balloons

A corner with windows on both sides. Yellow balloons in the center of each table and a glow of yellow throughout the whole room
photographer: Clane Gessel Photography

Vibrant Yellow Birthday Balloon Centerpieces

A DJ stand with a 60s theme and two 60s dancers on either side on a raised platform
photographer: Kiss Me For Eternity

On-Theme Birthday Balloon Décor Accent

Dallas, TX

photographer: Kiss Me For Eternity | planner: Diamond Affairs Weddings & Special Events | venue: dec on dragon st. | balloon installation: EZ Party Time | catering: Blue Fire Total Catering | furnishings: Perch Event Décor & DFW Lounge Rentals

70th Birthday Balloons

A room looking at a stage with instruments on it. White and silver balloons over the ceiling
photographer: Kiss Me For Eternity

Silver & White Birthday Balloon Ceiling Décor

Irving, CA

photographer: Kiss Me For Eternity | planner & floral: David Kimmel Design | venue: Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas | balloon stylist: Balloon Therapy 

An industrial style room lit up blue. Centerpieces are raised disco balls and balloons are on the ceiling
photographer: Matt Simpkins

Simple & Elegant Birthday Balloon Centerpieces

New York, NY

photographer: Matt Simpkins | décor: Stefan Floral Decor | venue: Tarallucci e Vino Events