Welcome to the Punpedia entry on balloon puns! 🎈💨
There are different types of balloons (helium, air and water, amongst others) that are used in different fields for different purposes (medical, decorative and travel). We hope to have covered these varied categories with our balloon pun list so that no matter your circumstance, you find the perfect pun for your needs.
While this list is as comprehensive as possible, it is specific to balloons. If you’re after related puns, we have a list on party puns and have birthday puns coming soon.
Balloon Puns List
Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about balloons that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s our list of balloon puns:
- Blue → Balloon: This one can be a bit of a stretch, but they do sound similar enough for it to work: “Between the devil and the deep balloon sea” and “Black and balloon” and “Once in a balloon moon” and “Til you’re balloon in the face” and “Balloon screen of death” and “A bolt from the balloon.”
- Gas: Since balloons are filled with gas, we have some gas-related puns to double as balloon puns:
- Guess → Gas: As in, “Anybody’s gas” and “Gas what?” and “Gassing game” and “Hazard a gas” and “Just lucky, I gas” and “Your gas is as good as mine” and “Second-gas yourself” and “You’ll never gas.”
- Goes → Gas: As in, “The award gas to…” and “Anything gas” and “This is as far as it gas” and “As the saying gas” and “As time gas by” and “Here gas nothing” and “How gas it?” and “It gas without saying” and “What gas around comes around” and “My heart gas out to..”
- *ges* → *gas*: As in, “A kind gasture” and “Gastation period” and “Gasticulating with annoyance.” Note: gestation refers to the period of development where a fetus develops inside the mother’s body. To gesticulate is to express meaning using gestures.
- *gos* → *gas*: As in, “A relentless gassip” and “The gaspel truth.”
- *gus* → *gas*: As in, “With gasto” and “In Augast.” Other words you could use: fungas (fungus), oesophagas (oesophagus), bogas (bogus) and disgast (disgust).
- *gus* → *gas*: gasebo (gazebo), gaselle (gazelle), gasette (gazette), gasillion (gazillion) and magasine (magazine).
- *gous* → *gas*: analogas (analogous) and humongas (humongous).
- *gac* → *gas*: As in, “What sort of legasy will you leave behind?” and “Sagasious words” and “Considering surrogasy.” Note: To be sagacious is to be wise or to show good judgement.
- Full of hot air: This phrase is general enough to refer to people (who are boasting, lying or bluffing) and balloons (whether an average party balloon or a literal hot air balloon).
- Flat → Float: As in, “Fall float on your face” and “Float broke” and “Float out” and “In no time float.”
- *flat* → *float*: floatulence (flatulence), floattery (flattery), infloation (inflation), confloation (conflation).
- Leaflet → Leafloat
- Flotsam → Floatsam: (note: flotsam is floating debris.)
- Flutter → Floatter: As in, “Floatter your eyelashes” and “Have a floatter” and “Heart a-floatter.”
- Photo → Floato: As in, “Take a floato, it’ll last longer” and “Wedding floatographer” and “Floatography session.”
- Air: Air is one of the most commonly used gases in balloons, so we’ve included air in this list:
- Ireland → Airland
- *ere* → *air*: As in, “Over thair” and “Whair are we going?” and “Sevair punishment” and “A tense atmosphair” and “Keep persevairing” and “Relevant to your intairests” and “For future refairence” and “Diffairent opinions.” Other words that could work: austair (austere), wair (were), sairendipity (serendipity), inhairent (inherent), staireotype (stereotype), belligairent (belligerent), ethaireal (ethereal) and thairfore (therefore).
- *ear* → *air*: As in, “Down to airth” and “In airnest” and “Bright and airly” and “Papa bair” and “Tairing up” and “Wair and tear (or tair!).”
- *are* → *air*: As in, “In the airena” and “Not in the airea” and “Without a caire in the world” and “Flaire-ing up” and “Back to squair one” and “Shairing is cairing” and “Not a moment to spair” and “Shoddy healthcair” and “Softwair update” and “Self-awairness.”
- *ara* → *air*: As in, “Go our sepairate ways” and “In pairallel” and “Lifetime guairantee” and “Chairacter driven plot” and “Waterproof mascaira.” Other words that could work: airabesque (arabesque), airable (arable), airachnid (arachnid), tiaira (tiara), pairadigm (paradigm), pairadox (paradox), dispairate (disparate), appairatus (apparatus) and pairameter (parameter). Notes: an arabesque is a dance move/position. If a situation is disparate, then it’s unequal.
- *era* → *air*: As in, “Off-camaira” and “Extra levairage” and “In genairal” and “Impairative that…” and “Going to thairapy” and “In a vulnairable state.” Other words you could use: airadicate (eradicate), airase (erase), airaser (eraser), airadication (eradication), chimaira (chimera), ephemaira (ephemera), tempaira (tempera), viscairal (visceral), opairation (operation) and persevairance (perseverance).
- *ira* → *air*: aspairation (aspiration), inspairation (inspiration) and conspairacy (conspiracy).
- *ora* → *air*: As in, “Contempairary artist” and “Please elabairate.”
- *ari* → *airi*: As in, “Wait until problems airise” and “Mental airithmetic” and “Nefairious plot.” Other words that could work: airistocracy (aristocracy), airies (aries), safairi (safari), precairious (precarious), vairiable (variable) and scenairio (scenario).
- *eri* → *airi*: As in, “Years of expairience with” and “Hairitage listed site” and “Enginairing degree” and “In my pairipheral.”
- *iri* → *airi*: As in, “Airidescent shimmer” and “Empairical measurement.”
- *ori* → *airi*: As in, “Airientation day” and “Airigin story” and “Career airiented” and “Where did it airiginate from?”
- *aro* → *airo*: As in, “What goes airound, comes airound” and “A sweet airoma” and “Airomatic cooking” and “Video pairody.” Other words that could work: airose (arose), airousal (arousal), airomatherapy (aromatherapy), turnairound (turnaround) and cairousel (carousel).
- *ero* → *airo*: airosion (erosion), airotic (erotic), airode (erode), airotica (erotica) and airogenous (erogenous).
- Party: Since parties are the most common place to have balloons, we’ve included party-related puns here:
- *part* → *party*: We can change the “part” in words to “party” to make some silly party puns. As in, “In party-cular” and “Party-cipation award” and “Care to party-cipate? (could also be participarty)” and “Imparty your knowledge” and “That’s not your departy-ment” and “A partysan issue.” Other words you could use: partycle (particle), partytion (partition), aparty (apart), counterparty (counterpart), departy (depart), partyner (partner) party-cularly (particularly), party-cipant (participant) and reparty (repartee).
- *pathy* → *party*: If a word has sound that’s similar enough to “party”, then we can simply change it to party to make it an appropriate pun. As in, emparty (empathy), aparty (apathy), symparty (sympathy), teleparty (telepathy) and antiparty (antipathy). Note: to feel antipathy is to feel dislike.
- *pet* → *party*: As in, “Signed party-tion (petition)” and “Not to blow my own trumparty, but…” and “Political pupparty (this can work as it refers to both political puppets and parties of the political kind).”
- *pert* → *party*: As in, partynent (pertinent), partynence (pertinence), exparty (expert) and proparty (property).
- Serendipity → Serendiparty (Note: serendipity refers to unexpected and fortunate accidents.)
- *port* → *party*: As in, “Financial partyfolio” and “You have my supparty” and “Public transparty” and “An unexpected oppartynity” and “A suppartyve (supportive) atmosphere” and “A sparty (sporty) person.”
- *part* → *party*: As in, “A fool and his money are soon partied” and “Act the party” and “For my own party” and “Departy this life” and “If you’re not a party of the solution, you’re party of the problem” and “Drift aparty” and “Fall aparty” and “For the most party” and “Look the party” and “Worlds aparty.”
- Late → Latex: As in, “Better latex than never” and “Catch you latex” and “Fashionably latex” and “Never too latex to learn” and “A latex bloomer” and “Latex in the day” and “Latex in the game” and “Running latex” and “Sooner rather than latex” and “Too little, too latex.” Note: we’ve included latex in this list as it’s one of the materials that balloons are made of.
- Water: Water balloons are a very popular type of balloon, so we’ve got a few water puns for you to play with here:
- What are → Water: As in “Water you doing out so late tonight?” and “Water you doing tomorrow?”
- What are we → Watery: As in “Watery going to do?” and “Watery doing today, friends?”
- What do → Water: As in “Water you think about this?”
- What her → Water: As in “I know water problem is.” and “Do you know water mother thinks about this?”
- Whatever → Waterever: As in “Waterever, I don’t care.” and “Do waterever you want”.
- String: These following puns are centred around string, as it’s commonly used as a tether for balloons:
- Strong → String: As in, “A chain is only as string as its weakest link” and “Going string” and “The string, silent type” and A string stomach” and “The ballot is stringer than the bullet” and “String first impressions.”
- Sing → String: As in, “String someone’s praises” and “String a different tune” and “String for your supper” and “String your heart out.”
- Sting → String: As in, “Float like a butterfly, string like a bee.”
- Swing → String: As in, “Come out stringing” and “Get into the string of it” and “In full string” and “Strings both ways” and “Take a string at.”
- *sing* → *string*: As in, “Not a stringle thing” and “Dresstring room” and “You have my blesstring” and “Healthy emotional processestring” and “False advertistring.” Other words that could work: embarrasstring (embarrassing), houstring (housing), canvasstring (canvassing) and fundraistring (fundraising).
- *sting* → *string*: As in, “An interestring viewpoint” and “Disgustring habits” and “Castring call” and “Testring phase” and “Everlastring love” and “An award for existring” and “Lastring damage” and “Unable to distringuish between the two.”
- Foil: Foil is a common material for helium-filled balloons to be made of, so we’ve got some foil-related puns and phrases for you to play with:
- Fail → Foil: As in, “Foilure to launch” and “I haven’t foiled. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” and “Without foil” and “Words foil me.”
- Fall → Foil: As in, ‘They had a foiling out” and “Can’t help foiling in love” and “Catch a foiling star” and “Foil about laughing” and “Foil between the cracks” and “Foil by the wayside” and “Foil flat on your face” and “A foil from grace” and “Foiling into bad habits” and “Foil off the radar” and “Foil off the wagon.”
- Fell → Foil: As in, “In one foil sweep” and “Foil off the back of a lorry.”
- *fal* → *foil*: As in, “Sunken cost foillacy” and “A foiltering step” and “Foilse friendship” and “Don’t go chasing waterfoils” and “Foillout between friends” and “Vegan buffoilo wings.”
- *fel* → *foil*: As in, “Strange bedfoillows” and “Foillowship of the rings.” Other words that could work: foilony (felony), foilt (felt), foiline (feline), foilon (felon), foilafel (felafel), duffoil (duffel), eiffoil (eiffel) and heartfoilt (heartfelt).
- *fol* → *foil*: As in, “Foillow your heart” and “Peeping through the foiliage” and “Instagram foillowing” and “Property portfoilio.”
- *ful → *foil: beautifoil, gratefoil, awfoil, wonderfoil, wistfoil, thoughtfoil, succesfoil, dreadfoil, faithfoil, insightfoil and beautifoilly.
- Arch: Balloon arches are a common decorative sculpture for festive or celebratory events, so we’ve included arch in this list too:
- Ach → Arch*: As in, “High archiever” and “Lifetime archievement” and “Aim to archieve.”
- Arch: These arch-related phrases are general enough to be used as puns: “Arch enemy” and “Underneath the arches.”
- *dop* → *drop*: Since balloon drops are a popular thing at celebratory events, we’ve included a couple of drop-related phrases: “Adropt a new mindset” and “Up for adroption” and “A ghostly droppelganger” and “Spike of dropamine.”
To help you come up with your own balloon puns, here’s a list of related words to get you on your way. If you come up with any new puns or related words, please feel free to share them in the comments!
balloon, pencil, string, gas, air, helium, water, float, hot air, rubber, latex, nylon, foil, mylar, toy, arch/arches, twist/twisting, animal, drop, inflate, decor, celebration, party
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