balloon decorate cake water balloons summer birthday party ideas

I love this idea from the Crafts Dept. for using water balloons and either plastic coffee stirrers or wooden skewers to creae an inflatable balloon cake topper.  Buy a small bag of water balloons (available at most drugstores this time of year or year-round at toy stores).  Blow up the balloons (with your own hot air – no helium needed) and slip a coffee stirrer (wooden or plastic) or wooden skewer into the knot as you tie it.  Stick the skewer into your cake or cupcakes for a simple and cheerful birthday celebration.  Use one balloon for each year, as you would with candles on the cake.