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It's no secret that a party just isn't a party without BALLOONS! Whether used as decoration or for play, they really set the mood. And with so many options for birthday themes, there really is a balloon for every one of them! Balloon decor has quickly become one of our most desired services, but many families choose to "DIY" because with balloons, it's hard to go wrong! And kids just want to play with them anyway! So here are a couple tips from the pros!
Balloon Garlands our number one requested item. Can you DIY these? Yes. Will it look like the displays we create for our clients? No, probably not. You can buy a balloon garland kit from most big box or party stores, or online from many retailers. They come with a plastic strip perforated with holes for you to tuck the balloons into, creating one long strip of balloons. That is not how we construct ours in order to achieve this full and dimensional effect as pictured here. Many pictures you see online of kits you can purchase are "embellished" if I'm putting it nicely. They may show more than what it is actually included in the kit and are styled by professionals to make for a great shot so you buy them! Marketing 101, right? However, that many times leads to disappointment. Just keep a realistic expectation when doing it yourself!
Bouquets and Centerpieces
Tricky thing, helium. Most don't realize that it is a dying resource and will cease to exist in as soon as 30 years from now! It is very much needed in the medical field with tasks such operating MRI scanners (way too involved for me to explain!). OUAP made the decision from the beginning to not use helium in our displays due to this fact. Many parents have had to experience the panic of running to the local party store just to hear "we are out of helium". Yep, it's a thing. Then, they resort to the overpriced tanks found on the shelves of most stores that contain a lower grade of helium so you get about 8 balloons that float for a couple hours. Just skip this purchase. Find an alternative way to display your balloons creatively! No judgement- I bought that pink tank MANY times!
Pinterest and YouTube have made our creative dreams possible so put them to good use if you want to make your child's party magical! Will it be perfect? Maybe not by social media standards, but your child will think so! And if you just don't want to even think about it, that's why we are here! And there are several businesses just like ours across the globe in every town! Give it a shot, and if it's too much to do next time, call us!
Hosting a birthday party for your child can quickly become overwhelming and time consuming, not to mention expensive! In our 10 years of being in business, we have seen it all. From backyard parties with just cake, ice cream, and a couple games, to a 1st birthday that easily cost five grand (yes, I'm serious and probably underestimating), there is always 1 thing they have in common- the kids have FUN. Here are some of the most important points to consider based on what the last 10 years have shown us.