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Hey, Party People… I’ve got a special announcement today that involves 3 fantastic things: creativity on a budget, a great cause, and YOU!

Balloon Time has challenged 8 talented party stylists to host a real event with one Balloon Time helium tank + a budget of only $100! I don’t know how many of you have ever attempted to stick to a tight party budget, but let me tell you, what these ladies pulled off is SO impressive and really shows what you can accomplish when you find creative ways to utilize the things you already have.

Now here’s the part where you come in! Check out some highlights from each party below, then go to Balloon Time’s Facebook right here and vote for your favorite party. The winner will receive $5,000 for the charity of their choice.

Some of the charities are particularly near & dear to my own heart, and ALL of them are wonderful causes. You can vote once a day, so make sure to check back often to see how your favorites are doing! We will also be featuring each one of these amazing parties in full detail on the blog once the contest is over. Voting ends on September 30th. Scroll down for a quick peek at the contenders!


Fairy Tea Party from Design Dazzle

fairy birthday party

Garden Birthday Party from Smashed Peas and Carrots

garden party


Farm Party from Maddycakes Muse

farm birthday party

Birthday Slumber Party from Anders Ruff

monogram themed slumber birthday party

Dog Days of Summer from Party Pinching

dog days of summer dog themed birthday party

Birthday Garden Party from Love the Day

DIY paper flowers for a garden party

Pineapple Fiesta from The Queen of Swag

pineapple fiesta

Neighborhood Carnival from The Crafting Chicks

carnival birthday party