In planning our party, we wanted to invite and encourage excitement for the party by creating a fun invitation...so we decided to make Water Balloon invitations with the information inside the balloon.
To do this, I started by using a plastic lid and cut out a rectangle for the information. I used the plastic so it wouldn't be ruined when it got wet.
But after doing that for the first invitation, I found my hubby had thrown my excess lids away (why do I always have a hundred until I need them?) So I decided to use a cup from the movie theatre. (Is it bad that we have a hundred of these?)
I cut the cup in half...
Then cut it into 3 inch pieces.
Then I cut it into 2 1/2 inch rectangles.
On this plastic, I wrote the party information.
Then I rolled it up into as small a roll as I could get,
and inserted it into the balloon. I had to use a 7 inch balloon so it would be big enough to fit the information. It was a little difficult, but I squeezed it in.
Then, I filled up the balloon with water.
As you can see, the invitation information is floating around inside.
On the front of the balloon, I wrote a little poem ditty so the guests would know what to do with the water balloon. It reads:
Join us for Zach's 7th
When you write on the balloon, be sure it's dry and to use a permanent marker.
Zach wanted to see how it worked, so we let him pop a balloon as a trial. It worked beautiful, and now he can't wait to spend tomorrow giving out the invitations to all of his friends!