Today is a day that’s all about celebration. It’s Thanksgiving, the first day of Hanukkah, and guess what else it is? My 30th birthday! And what better way to celebrate than by rounding up 30 brilliant balloon projects perfect for birthdays, holiday parties, weddings, and more?

1. DIY Donut Balloons: We’re pretty into donuts of all shapes and sizes, but have never seen such awesome balloons before. The perfectly placed sprinkles really seal the deal. (via Studio DIY)

2. Balloon Chandelier Table Numbers: For an unconventional take on table numbers, create a floating “chandelier” out of balloons and hang numbers from the balloons! You could include pictures of guests, you or your significant other with the guest, or simply photos of the two of you. (via Wedding Chicks)

3. Ice Cream Balloons: Balloons continue to masquerade as dessert in this clever DIY project. Great for an ice cream social type party or pretty much any birthday get-together. (via Prudent Baby)

4. Balloon-Dipped Mason Jars: This has become a go-to decor basic here at Brit HQ, from Halloween to the holidays. Best of all, the dip is totally temporary so makes a great hack for a last minute cocktail party. (via Brit + Co.)

5. Pom Pom Balloons: Pom poms on balloons? Our party planning minds just exploded. (via Design Improvised)

6. Confetti-Dipped Balloons: The season of confetti is here, and these gold-dipped balloons are a great place to start. (via Studio DIY)

7. Fruit Balloon Garland: We will never stop giggling over this genius DIY project. (via Oh Happy Day)

8. Balloon Bud Vases: Another one of our last minute decor hacks, you can wrap small tumblers or shot glasses in a balloon, with the opening of the balloon acting as an opening for a flower or two. (via Brit + Co.)

9. Balloon Backdrop: For a super affordable backdrop, cover an entire wall with balloons! If you don’t feel like going the helium route, simply blow up and stick on the wall. So fun! (via Lil Sugar)

10. Balloon Wall: For something a little more minimal, we love this idea for adorning the wall behind a makeshift bar or dessert table. (via Honey and Fitz)

11. Put a Party Hat on Your Balloon: When in doubt, you can always put a party hat on it ;) (via Brit + Co.)

12. Gold Splatter Paint Balloons: Remember making splatter paint art projects in elementary school? This elevated take on the splatter technique is great for New Year’s Eve decor. (via Studio DIY)

13. Macrame Balloons: No time for a run to Party City for helium? Whip up these simple macrame balloon holders and your party will stay afloat. (via You Are My Fave)

14. LED Balloons: Fun fact about this project? It inspired our very first Brit Kit, more than one year ago. It will instantly light up any party, pun intended. (via Brit + Co.)

15. Polka Dot Balloons: The trick with these darlings? Silver polka dot stickers that you can totally reuse on another batch of balloons once these deflate. (via A Subtle Revelry)

16. Last Minute Gift Ribbons: As part of our 12 Days of Wrapping series, we got crafty with colorful odds and ends found around the house. Turns out balloon animal balloons double as ribbon! (via Brit + Co.)

17. Kids Hot Air Balloon Photo Booth: This might be one of the cutest photo booth backdrops we’ve ever seen. All you need is a basket, a jumbo balloon, and a few decor accessories to recreate your own hot air balloon scene. (via Oh Happy Day)

18. I Am Thankful For…: Today is a rather appropriate day for a balloon like this one! It would be cute to write this, then deflate, and gift to your guests at Thanksgiving. (via Studio DIY)

19. Balloon Stemware: If you’re looking to add a quick pop of color and festive spirit to your basic wine glasses, add balloons. (via Brit + Co.)

20. Fortune Balloon Garland: Fill balloons with fortunes and invite guests to pop ’em! (via Oh Happy Day)

21. Birthday Wreath: Whoa. Now that is a LOT of color! We’d love to see a less rainbow-inspired version of this with white, gold, and silver balloons for the holidays. (via How Does She?)

22. Holly Balloon Garland: Speaking of the holidays, how cute are these holly balloons?! (via Hellobee)

23. Color Blocked Balloon Garlands: Another way of keeping your balloons afloat without help from helium, string them into color-blocked garlands and hang from the ceiling. (via A Girl and a Boy)

24. Flying Wedding Couple: Created for a wedding, these flying folks are oh-so-whimsical. (via Brooklyn Bride)

25. Party in a Box: It’s a party… in a box! Simply inflate balloons, attach garlands to the ribbons, and put in an extra large box. Send to someone whose birthday it is, and make sure their significant other takes a video of the balloon reveal. (via Brit + Co.)

26. Giant Balloon Heart: How sweet is this? (via Studio DIY)

27. Save the Date: For my save the date video, we used number balloons to share our date! (via Anjelika on Vimeo)

28. Balloon Ice Packs: We know that cooler season is very much behind us, so bookmark this one for summer. They’re freezer packs that turn into water balloons as they melt. Just be sure you wait until the ice has fully melted. (via Brit + Co.)

29. Gold Foil Confetti Balloons: Another take on the confetti balloon, these take giant gold confetti foil circles and attach them to balloons for a chic adornment. (via Alex and Alexa)

30. Lollipop Balloons: And finally, a scene right out of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory… or a Katy Perry music video. (via The House that Lars Built)

How do you decorate with balloons for parties? What other birthday party DIY tricks would you like to see on Talk to us in the comments below.