Takeshi FINALLY had his birthday party a month after his real birthday! I didn't finish the wreath in time because I ran out of supplies, but I hung it up after the party anyway :) I really don't think my 16 year old cared about the balloon wreath, he just wanted the balloons for a water balloon fight, and even stole some off of the wreath!
I followed this tutorial from "How Does She?", but used double the supplies. I don't know if my balloons were too close together or my straw wreath was bigger. Either way, I LOVED how it turned out!