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Nothing says, “Party!” like balloons. To elevate the birthday staple to chic cocktail-hour décor, add a layer of colored tulle. For a 16-inch balloon, cut tulle into a 54-inch square. Drape it over the balloon, gather, then trim the excess fabric before tying it off with a coordinating ribbon. Balloon Saloon created a kit for us including matching balloons, fabric, and ribbon in peach, beige, pink, black, or white, but party stores stock various color combos that will rise to the occasion.
THE DETAI LS: Balloon Saloon kit with 12 each 16" balloons, 2-yd pieces of tulle, and 2-yd cuts of ribbon, $50, balloonsaloon.com.
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