A while back I pinned - this - pin on Pinterest. (Boy, that could be a tongue-twister.)
I waited anxiously for an opportunity to re-create that awesome display.
We decided to throw our pastor's wife a surprise birthday party, so THAT was my opportunity! :)
I was able to find black-and-white polka-dotted balloons at Hobby Lobby, so it wasn't hard to gather my supplies together. If I hadn't been able to find polka-dotted balloons, I was going to buy black balloons and draw dots on with a white paint pen.
This is how mine turned out:
The wall color doesn't match too well, but there wasn't much I could do about that. ;)
Here's a close-up of one of the balloon flowers:
I created the flowers by blowing up the balloons, and then attaching each balloon to each other with a long string. The string was long enough so that there was room in the middle for the black balloon. (I wish I had taken more pictures of the step-by-step process, but I was in a hurry and didn't have time.) A string attached to the black balloon was tied to the middle of the other strings. Then I attached the flower to the wall using tape and thumb tacks. That whole thing was very unscientific. ;) I just taped and pinned until it stuck to the wall. Of course I was pinning and taping the strings, not the balloons themselves. ;)
It was a little more nerve-wracking than I expected it to be, getting the balloons to lie still and not bob and roll everywhere while I was attaching strings, but I just persevered until I got it to work.
Everyone was suitably impressed with the balloon flowers. ;) Our pastor's wife loved them and the party.
It was fun having something besides 'just balloons' at a party. Give them a try! People will be impressed with your creativity. :)