Evite DIY Money Balloon Easter Basket

Easter is a time to get together with family and surprise kids with treats from the Easter Bunny. It’s also the second biggest holiday for kids to receive candy! This year, try a little spin on the traditional basket with this Money Balloon Easter Basket. Kids still get their fair share of candy, but also something very special—money-filled balloons!


  • Clear latex balloons
  • Helium (purchased or rented tank, or fill at local grocery or party store)
  • Colored paper (or store-bought confetti)
  • Hole punch
  • $1 dollar bills
  • Pencil
  • Curling ribbon
  • Ribbon
  • Metal buckets (or baskets)
  • Sticker letters
  • Paper shreds
  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • Candy

Evite DIY Money Balloon Easter BasketStep 1: If making your own confetti, punch holes with hole punch and colored paper.

Step 2: Fill balloons with confetti.

Evite DIY Money Balloon Easter BasketStep 3: Using a pencil, roll $1 dollar bills one at a time.

Step 4: Insert three rolled $1 dollar bills into a balloon, using the end of a pencil to push through.

Evite DIY Money Balloon Easter BasketStep 5: Next, fill balloons with helium and tie with curling ribbon. Helium tanks can be purchased or rented online. You can also take pre-filled balloons to a grocery store and have an associate fill them up for you.

Evite DIY Money Balloon Easter BasketStep 6: Use sticker letters to affix child’s name on Easter basket.

Step 7: Fill baskets with paper shreds and candy-filled plastic Easter eggs.

Evite DIY Money Balloon Easter BasketStep 8: Easter baskets make a perfect balloon weight! Tie balloons onto basket handle and a bow around knot for a nice finishing touch.


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