My daughter bought some assorted paper lanterns at a discount store. She tied four strings from the frame and attached a trimmed down paper lunch bag for the gondola basket. She decorated the "basket" with ropes and weights. Then my SIL helped her suspend the balloons from the ceiling with fishing line.
Actually, I do not have pictures of them being made, but I think you can get the idea, from the pictures provided.
|Hot air balloon|
|Maps decorated the walls|
Tomorrow, a couple more ideas for the party!