DIY Balloon Table Centerpiece + Blackberry Blitz Cocktail Recipe

Sharing our Friendsgiving gathering, featuring an easy DIY Balloon Table Centerpiece and crowd-pleasing sparkling Blackberry Blitz Cocktail recipe.

balloon centerpieces on the table
 

No one ever said you couldn’t have your cocktail, DIY Balloon Table Centerpiece, turkey, and pumpkin pie too.

In fact, we’re now fully equipped with all of the above from our Friendsgiving party.

The only thing missing are stretchy pants and a locked-and-loaded Netflix queue… so you can thank us later.

We’re sure that you’ve all seen a good balloon garland about 1,000 different times now.

This DIY Balloon Cake Topper will also look great at your Friendsgiving party!

So all we did here was put our own spin on it to make it perfectly fit for your next upcoming Friendsgiving feast.

It’s super simple to make, which is why this DIY is one of our favorite Thanksgiving table decoration ideas.

And so is this Blackberry Blitz cocktail that we whipped up to go along with it…

latex balloon centerpieces on the table

Materials and Tools Needed to Make a DIY Balloon Table Centerpiece

Balloons in the colors of your choice — We used peach, sun yellow, coral, and ivory.

String or balloon tape

Scissors

Flowers — Optional

Mini pumpkins — Optional, but what’s Thanksgiving without pumpkins?

Confetti runner — Optional, but we loved the extra touch!

arranging a latex balloon on the balloon centerpieces

How to Make a DIY Balloon Table Centerpiece

The basis of a horizontal balloon garland is super simple.

Step 1 — Cut a piece of balloon string the length of your desired garland.

Step 2 — Then, blow up balloons and tie them onto the string, pushing them super close together so that they cluster.

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top shot of balloon centerpiece

Tips for Creating Your Own

— Stagger the larger and smaller balloons for an even cluster. But make sure you can still see over the top for easy dinner conversations!

— Spread out the colors for an even visual flow.

— Pull in colors to complement the rest of your tablescape, drawing inspiration from your place setting or even your drink!

easy balloon centerpiece ideas

No one ever said you couldn't have your DIY balloon Friendsgiving table centerpiece and turkey too! - Sugar and Cloth - Ashley Rose - Best DIY blog - Best entertaining blog

Decorating Your Balloon Centerpiece 

To tie in the Thanksgiving theme, we chose fall-inspired colors (but in more pastel muted hues to fit our design style).

We also mixed in fresh dusty miller and berry stems to give it a more organic look. 

Then, we placed mini white and orange pumpkins around the edges and one on each place setting.

And to incorporate the colors of the balloons, we used foiled gold leaf napkins, blush pink plates, simple coupes, and gold flatware to accompany each setting and also allow the bright color of the Blackberry Blitz Cocktail to really pop.

We also added gold taper candle holders on each end of the table for added ambiance.

 balloon bouquet with a Blackberry Blitz cocktail  
 No one ever said you couldn't have your DIY balloon Friendsgiving table centerpiece and turkey too! - Sugar and Cloth - Ashley Rose - Best DIY blog - Best entertaining blog

Ingredients Needed to Make a Blackberry Blitz Cocktail

For cocktails (let’s face it, the star of most holiday gatherings!), we thought the IZZE Sparkling Blackberry and rosemary sprig combination was perfectly fitting for the season.

Plus, we’re always down for a good bourbon cocktail!

You’ll need the following ingredients: 

Bourbon

Freshly lime juice

Bitters

IZZE Sparkling Blackberry juice

Rosemary sprig

 No one ever said you couldn't have your DIY balloon Friendsgiving table centerpiece and turkey too! - Sugar and Cloth - Ashley Rose - Best DIY blog - Best entertaining blog

No one ever said you couldn't have your DIY balloon Friendsgiving table centerpiece and turkey too! - Sugar and Cloth - Ashley Rose - Best DIY blog - Best entertaining blog

How to Make a Blackberry Blitz Cocktail    

Step 1 — In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour in the bourbon, lime juice, and bitters. Shake until chilled.

Step 2 — Pour into a Collins glass with ice for an extra chilled drink, or simply pour into a coupe glass without ice.

No one ever said you couldn't have your DIY balloon Friendsgiving table centerpiece and turkey too! - Sugar and Cloth - Ashley Rose - Best DIY blog - Best entertaining blog

Step 3 — Top with the IZZE Sparkling Blackberry juice.

Step 4 — Smack a sprig of rosemary between your palms to release its aromatics, and add as garnish.

balloon bouquet with Blackberry Blitz cocktail

More Thanksgiving DIYs and Recipes

 Now for the serious question: do you all actually host a Friendsgiving?! We’ll be honest. 

We’ll never do it before until now because holidays usually entail last-minute deadlines and traveling home.

 

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More DIY Balloon Decorations

If you find this balloon centerpiece DIY helpful, you might check out our favorite DIY Balloon Decorations.

As always, super thankful to our friends at IZZE for sponsoring our entertaining ideas!

 

No one ever said you couldn't have your DIY balloon Friendsgiving table centerpiece and turkey too! - Sugar and Cloth - Ashley Rose - Best DIY blog - Best entertaining blog

DIY Balloon Table Centerpiece

Print
5 from 7 votes
An easy balloon garland DIY for your table setting.
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course DIY
Category Tablescape

Equipment

  • Scissors
  • Balloon tape

Materials

  • Balloons
  • Balloon string

Instructions

  • Cut a piece of balloon string the length of your desired garland.
  • Blow up the balloons in a variety of sizes.
  • Tie the balloons onto the string pushing them to super close together so that they form a cluster. Stagger the larger and smaller balloons for an even cluster.
  • Optional: Secure the balloons down with tape. Decorate with flowers, mini pumpkins and a table runner.
Cost: $30
KEYWORD: diy balloon table centerpiece
No one ever said you couldn't have your DIY balloon Friendsgiving table centerpiece and turkey too! - Sugar and Cloth - Ashley Rose - Best DIY blog - Best entertaining blog

Blackberry Blitz Cocktail Recipe

Print Recipe
5 from 7 votes
A bourbon based Blackberry Blitz Cocktail that's refreshing and sparkling.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cocktails

Ingredients

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 dash bitters
  • 2 oz IZZE Sparkling Blackberry juice
  • 1 rosemary sprig for garnish

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 4mg
Servings: 1
Calories: 144kcal

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour in the bourbon, lime juice and bitters. Shake until chilled.
  • Pour into a Collins glass with ice for an extra chilled drink or simply pour into a coupe glass without ice.
  • Top with the IZZE Sparkling Blackberry juice.
  • Smack a sprig of rosemary between your palms to release its aromatics, and add as garnish.
KEYWORD: blackberry blitz cocktail

Don’t forget to share your balloon centerpiece and your blitz cocktail with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! Looking for more Balloon Decorations? You can find all of our DIY decor tutorials and ideas right here!

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12 thoughts on “DIY Balloon Table Centerpiece + Blackberry Blitz Cocktail Recipe”

  1. This balloon centerpiece is so cool. I might even attempt something like this for my daughter’s first birthday party. I love it!5 stars

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