I keep hearing the proclamation that, for weddings and parties, "balloons are the new cupcake". Well, I like them both. When done right balloons can be a low-cost way to bring glamorous old Hollywood glamour to an event. Attaching them to ribbons and sticking with a simple color palette keep them from making an event look like your 6th birthday party. My favorite are the large matte colored balloons that I have seen popping up on wedding blogs and in the spreads fashion magazines I have received recently.