something about balloons that puts smiles on people's faces. There's always a
wonder in children's eyes as they hold onto a colorful balloon and watch it
float above them and even more wonder as they let the balloon go and watch it
soar into the sky. If a child is lucky, they might even have someone, like a
clown or magician, make them a balloon animal. Since these items are such a
huge part of parties all around the world, you might be surprised to learn
that the balloons we use for birthday parties and other celebrations weren't
invented until 1824.