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Balloons are fun... for everyone!

Written by Party Gal on December 20, 2016

Hey There Party People,

So you've seen it on every other party website out there. Easy to make balloon creations, like balloon bouquets, balloon arches, and balloon drops. You might even have seen how to use 9" and 12" balloons to spell out messages. These are all really great ideas! Sure, you'll spend hours on Youtube looking at videos of how to assemble these fabulous balloon arches and have all your guest "Oooo" and "Ahhh" at your colorful creation. Oh, and how about a balloon drop where you'll teeter at the top of a really high ladder and staple netting to the ceiling while simultaneously trying not to break your neck? Sounds fun, doesn't it? That's all great, but what if you're like me and you just don't have the time and patience to patchke around like that? What if you like your neck the way it is, safe and unbroken? Face it. You're busy and you are looking for something with a little more wow! and pizzazz! (pizzazz: an attractive combination of vitality and glamour) anyway.  You want to make your party that much more exciting without actually having to do much work. And that gets you thinking: 'What could I possibly do with Factory Direct Party's huge selection of balloon supplies that would really throw this party over the edge you?' ask yourself. Well, I'm glad you asked.

For starters you can pull a 'Danny Deck Chair'. That is where you take a nice sturdy lawn chair and tether it to the ground using our balloon weights and our 100 yd. holographic or metallic and 500 yd. poly spools of curling ribbon. Then you'll tie a good 100 or so helium balloons to the back of the chair. Strap your guest of honor in and, instead of lifting the chair by hand (too much work!), you simply cut off the weights and watch as your surprised guest of honor goes floating up, up and away (this works best outdoors). Don't worry – it's completely safe (if you're made out of latex or foil, like our balloons)... plus, your guest can come back down at any time by slowly popping the balloons one by one.  Don't care much for the guest of honor? Just forget to give him/her a sharp pokey thing to pop the balloons with! Your guest of honor will end up somewhere far, far away.

But seriously folks, don’t try this stuff at home. Stick with the balloon arches and bouquets. They’re gorgeous and are totally worth the effort!

You can also create really cute Hot air balloon center pieces for your party in 3 simple steps.

  1. Take a basket, fill it with brightly colored tissue paper or tissue shred.
  2. You can put little bags of candy or party favors on top of the paper.
  3. Lastly you'll tie together a bouquet of 5-15 balloons (depending on the size of the basket) and secure them to balloon weights which you will drop into your basket and Voila! A stunning center piece that only takes minutes to assemble.

Keep reading for more great ideas from me, Party Gal!

Always remember that at FactoryDirectParty.com we are budget friendly because we can be! And we will not apologize for that.

Disclaimer: Factory Direct Party does not in any way shape or form advise attempting the "Danny Deck Chair" referred to above. Floating with the use of helium balloons should not be attempted at home or anywhere else for that matter and should be left to trained professionals. Achieving liftoff and/or flight through the use of helium balloons may result in serious injury or death.