It does not matter how long you work with balloons, a balloon popping scares the pants off you. Every. Single. Time.
It also, in our business, tends to cause near pant-wetting giggles. Every. Single. Time.
There are downsides to this.
The first is normally I have to sit on the floor to be able to stop myself laughing. When we are doing an on-site setup this does not look very professional. But balloons are fun so people tend to forgive us.
The second is that when a balloon pops in an empty space it echoes. And the person closest to the balloon tends to go slightly deaf for a bit and have ringing ears. I’m normally that person. This is why when we deliver balloons we tend to bring them inside in small bunches. Doors, plants and rough walls are not the friends of balloons…. and therefore not friends of balloonsdirect ears either.
When we are doing a function setup, then it’s normally some poor unsuspecting helper at the event who is either setting up for catering or music or just tidying up that gets the fright. So if we’re setting up for you, we apologise in advance because there will be at least one loud bang.
Lastly, if the balloon has been treated with hi-float then the person holding the popped balloon normally ends up covered in glue and general stickiness.
Today was a quiet day for deliveries, however we did have 2 large orders.
Our afternoon was spent setting up at a wonderful venue in Northcliff (House Higgo).
100 Satin Pearl white and Satin pearl Pearl latex balloons were tied to steel pins and these were pushed into the lawn.
Hopefully the bride and groom get some stunning pics among the balloons (sadly we’re never around for the main event)
Win balloons for your April event to the value of R500
Are you hosting a baby shower, birthday party, anniversary celebration or some other event in April 2016? If so enter our April 2016 balloon giveaway and you could win balloons to the value of R500.
The final balloons decorations and colour scheme will be discussed with the winner to ensure they match the theme of their event. The prize could include helium latex balloon bouquets, a simple helium balloon arch, glitter balloons or other decorative balloons.
This competition closes on 18 March 2016.
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These are some of the balloons we’ve done for events recently. Let us know in the comments what your favourite balloons are.
One of my favourite things about balloons is the amazing ways people find to use them. I was recently sent a sample of these gorgeous 5″ Latex small balloons and my first reaction was “these are too tiny to do anything with”. So of course the first thing I did was jump onto Pinterest to see what everyone else was doing with them.
Tiny Confetti Balloon Invitations
Confetti & Co showcase these beautiful confetti filled small balloons that I think would make a brilliant baby shower invitation or could be used as a substitute for a fairy wand at a little girl’s birthday party.
Balloon in a box
These are adorable (although they won’t float for long so don’t really work as an invitation) and were thought up by Celeste Olson’s sister in law – genius idea and they make a beautiful picture, even if they won’t work as actual invitations.
Balloons for food?
Martha Stewart – the queen of baking – uses the tiny balloons as a simple yet very effective cake topper
Lauren J from DIY ready shows you a super simple way to use these balloons to make edible chocolate bowls. These filled with raspberries, strawberries and cream would look simply stunning (not to mention be delicious).
Edible Snow Globes
Absolutely out of this work, and definitely only for the brave are these incredible edible cupcake snow globes. Elizabeth from Sugar Hero is seriously a hero of mine being able to pull this off. This is the kind of baking I can only dream about, but take a look at her blog to see how to make it yourself. Of course, if you need the balloons you know where to get them.
Hot Air Balloon Snack Baskets
Jamie Hovey on Pretty My Party shows how you can use helium filled 5″ balloons to great effect for a hot air balloon party snack basket.
Can you believe it’s that time of year already? Exams, office parties and then finally holidays!!
Please note the following important dates:
Balloons Direct will be closed from 16 December until 11 January.
LAST ORDERS :
If you need balloons delivered before 17 January your order must be placed by 11 December as our suppliers close for the festive season.
We would like to thank all our customers this year for their support and hope to do business again with you in 2016
Small business are a dime a dozen really, and today I joined the ranks. What makes a small business successful however? Well I’m not sure yet, but here is what BalloonsDirect offers you.
1. We solve a problem.
We know what it’s like to be running around at the last minute getting everything ready for that birthday party or bridal shower. And we all know that balloons make it a party really. But how do you get Helium Balloons in the car and back in time as well as doing everything else? You call us of course.
2. We provide the best service we can.
We are genuinely service orientated people. We love trying to solve a problem or just make your life easier.
3. We love balloons.
It’s a good thing really I guess. A lot of people don’t love balloons. And if you’re inflating and tying 400 balloons at an event by the end of the day we don’t really love balloons all that much anymore. But the next morning when the feet have recovered then we love balloons again.
4. We bring creativity and ideas.
When you’re stuck for ideas give us a call. We have some really big ideas that we’d love to try. We just need people to try it with us.