Up Balloon Women's Ministry theme ideas

Up, Up and Away!
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted January 22, 2011

Spiritual Application

This theme concentrates on the "ups" of life.  It's all about getting away from those "downs" and relying on the Lord to lift us up.

Inspired by the hot air balloon (or any type of balloon)

Theme Verse Suggestions

And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.  Psalm 27:6

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

Up! by Julia

Balloon Devotional Starters

Higher Lord! by Julia

More Devotionals by Julia

Alternative Theme Titles

Up, Up and Away!

Bursting With Fun!

Popping With Joy!

Around the World With Love and Joy


Color:  any

Balloons of all types.  Tie them to chairs and anywhere you can.

Have some ballons done with helium and some scattered without helium.

Make a statement by having just one color of balloons in varying shades.

Make "up" signs with arrows pointing up.

Use anything cheerful.

Tie balloons to the vases/containers of floral arrangements.


Pop the Balloon Game:

Have teams and give everyone a balloon to pop.  First team to finish wins.

Balloon Door Prize Idea:

Put numbers inside balloons before blowing them up. 

Have one for each person.  

Have everyone pop their balloon at the end of the event to see who gets a door prize.

Discussion Starter Idea:

Put discussion questions inside balloons before blowing them up.  

Have one for each person. 

Have everyone pop their balloon and read the discussion questions.

Discussion Starter Idea:

Put Bible verses relating to your event inside balloons before blowing them up.  

Have one for each person. 

Have everyone pop their balloon and read the Bible verse enclosed.

Balloon Blowing Contest:

Have a couple volunteers to try to blow up a balloon the quickest (give out a doorprize to the winner.

Submitted Game---Scripture Balloons

This was submitted on our old Henhouse Message Board.  I don't have the name of the lady who submitted it, but here is what she said:

One game I did with our ladies:  I had 1 inflated balloon for each participant.  I tied about 2 feet of string to each balloon.

Inside each was a Scripture promise written on a piece of paper and folded. 

Each lady tied their balloon to one of their ankles. On "GO", they would try to pop another's balloon while trying to keep theirs from being popped. 

If theirs was popped they would pick up their promise and sit down. The last one to still have their balloon is the winner. 

Then I had all the ladies read their promise aloud. I then shared with them how Satan tries to pop our balloons and make us forget the promises of God, but the promises are there even when our "balloon gets popped". 

Need lots of room for this one, but it is so much fun!

Icebreaker Index


Cheer Up Ye Saints of God  (Chorus)


Balloon tied with a cello bag of candy or a small bottle of bubbles as a weight.

7 Up bottle at each place.  Tie a verse tag on with ribbon.

UP2U Gum

Up to You Craft Project

See this project on my blog post.

See my blog for creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes

Bouquet of balloons

Pretty Mylar balloon (they come in all shapes and designs)

Book: Around the World in 80 Days

Book on encouragement

Devotional book

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

Just for Fun

Make invitations with fun sayings such as,  "We're Burstin' to See You!" or "Pop on Over!"

Make rubber stamped invitations.  Hot air balloon stamps are very popular right now with many of the rubber stamp companies.

Have someone make balloon shaped animals.

Food and Serving

7-Up cake

Pineapple upside-down cake

Hospitality in Women's Ministry

Copyright ©2011 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.

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This theme is geared for you to take a few ideas for a small meeting or take several for a larger event. These are suggestions for you to build upon.  Be creative...Julia

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