What’s Organic?

Hi Friends!

Lately, our customers have been bring us lots of PINTEREST pictures of organic balloon decor.  We thought we’d take a moment to comment on this trend….as there is a lot to say about it!

I’m a huge fan of organic vegetables.  I juice organic celery, carrots and apples every day and I think it’s huge reason I never get sick and I have tons of energy to run this successful little balloon shop. BUT, that’s not the type of organic I’m talking about here today.

Organic Balloon Decor, what it is?  In 2017, I attended a balloon convention and we learned about organic balloon decor from an Australian guy named Chris Adamo.  He showed us his techniques and we couldn’t wait to come back to start trying it out!  Organic balloon decor includes the use of balloons in a variety of sizes, shapes and textures.  It isn’t rigid or based on a pattern.  It is free-flowing and if you think of a vine that curls and crawls all over a wall, we think that’s a good comparison.

Here are some of our organic designs and a few comments along the way.  The most important thing we need to share on the subject is that our work will NOT look like the Pinterest Pictures you bring in!  It is nearly impossible to duplicate a design with so many sizes, colors and textures and while we do our best to capture your overall vision….we simply cannot guarantee it will look the same.

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The above project is an organic half arch.  It is built on a 10 foot piece of aluminimum with an added 2 feet of conduit, for a project measuring 12 feet long from bottom to top.  It is a mixture of different sized balloons….5 inch, 11 inch, 16 inch and 36 inch are ALL represented here.  Why do organic projects cost more?  MORE MATERIALS!  We also added some confetti filled balloons to this project for an extra POP!

 

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Here is another example of an organic half arch.  This one measured 10 feet tall and 4 feet wide on the top.  We used a mixture of 5 inch, 11 inch and 16 inch balloons.  We used one 36″ balloon on the bottom to create a bigger bottom.  In this project, we used polka dotted, matte, pearl, and agate balloons.  Our customer loved the finished project and commented about the “variety” of balloons that we used.  That’s why you always go to a professional for a project like this who has a shop FULL of different balloons!

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This project was Out of this World!  Mom is a big time party fanatic and her parties are always over the top!  This half arch included chrome, agates, stars, glitter, confetti and even some “rings!” to give the effect of planets!  No rules here….no measurements, no pattern….it was all random.  Organic balloon decor can unleash the creativity in our entire team!

These are our favorite organic HALF arches….next time, I’ll talk about the organic table runners and swags.

New Store, Same Great Service

Hello! We have big news! Our store has Moved! We are now in a bigger space to better serve our clients. A bigger space means bigger projects, which means bigger WOWS for our clients. Let me share some photos of our new store with you…

Balloon Wall

Balloon Wall

New Store

Welcome!

 

Balloon Artist Work Space

Balloon Artist Work Space

Balloon Artist Work Area for large projects

Balloon Artist Work Area
for large projects

PARIS THEMED PARTY

We recently had the joy of creating Paris themed party decorations for a Birthday Party.

Here are some of the designs we created…..

Don’t forget, we can add MINI FOIL balloons to any designs to write a name or age!

We have dozens of different “decorated” latex balloons….damask, Happy Birthday Print, Polka Dots, Hearts, etc.  For the largest selection of balloons in Northwest Indiana, visit It’s My Party in Dyer, IN.  We are located on the corner of Route 30 and Calumet directly next to Jewel.

Call us at 219-322-7777 to schedule a consultation.

 

 

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Paris Themed Bouquet

 

 

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Wedding Balloons

We believe that LESS is MORE.  But at the same time, we DO believe that Bigger IS Better!  We believe that SIMPLE can be STUNNING.   And we believe that balloons DO belong in weddings.  We LOVE how these 36 inch balloons look in pictures.  We love the elegant combination of black and white.  How can we help you plan YOUR balloon décor?  Our team of experts will help you every step of the way.  Trust It’s My Party for your special events.

Visit our store in Dyer, INDIANA on the corner of Route 30 and Calumet and we will help you plan your wedding balloons.  Appointments recommended.  219-322-7777.

Sweet 16 Parties

Sweet 16 Balloons

Sweet 16 Balloons

Celebrating a Sweet 16 is a BIG deal. We can make her event special with our balloon decor. Centerpieces for guest tables and dessert/candy tables. Columns and Arches for entryways and statement pieces. Don’t forget the dance floor!

Sweet 16 Balloons

Sweet 16 Balloons

Sweet 16 Balloons

Sweet 16 Balloons

Sweet 16 Balloons

Sweet 16 Balloons

16th Birthday

16th Birthday

Sweet 16 Column

Sweet 16 Column

16th Birthday Balloons

16th Birthday Balloons

Sweet 16 Balloon Arch

Sweet 16 Balloon Arch

Sweet 16 Arch

Sweet 16 Arch

Number Balloon Sweet 16 Centeroiece

Number Balloon Sweet 16 Centerpiece

Photo Balloons

Floato Photo Balloons are a new product for us. Let me tell you, I’m IN LOVE. I can’t help but love these! I have used these balloons for a number of corporate clients and the response to them have been great! We have been taking orders for these balloons in store as well. We have been recommending them for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, and gender reveal parties. They are a true custom piece for any event.

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Business Photo Balloon

Business photo balloon

Gender Reveal Photo Balloon

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Valentine’s Day Photo Balloon

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Corporate Photo Balloon

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Birthday Photo Balloon

Outdoor Balloon Arches

And now a word about….Outdoor Balloon Arches.

It’s never too early to book your spring or summer event.  With a staff of 8, we do our best to accommodate EVERYONE…..but it’s always best to PLAN EARLY.

Outdoor arches attract attention.  They make a great photo opportunity.  And they help create memories.  When guests pull up and see a balloon arch….they know that you’ve taken the time to plan a significant event.

Below are some Grand Opening Balloon Arches.

Northwest Indiana Balloon Arch

Northwest Indiana Balloon Arch

Balloon Ach Michigan City

Balloon Ach Michigan City

Northwest Indiana Balloons

Northwest Indiana Balloons

We are also hired to do balloon arches for company picnics and customer appreciation events.

Indiana Balloon Arch

Indiana Balloon Arch

Customer Appreciation Balloons

Customer Appreciation Balloons

Fundraisers/Walks are other events which usually include a balloon arch.  A big balloon arch makes a big difference…..as seen in these photos below.

Balloon arch for walk, Crown Point Indiana

Balloon arch for walk, Crown Point Indiana

Hidden Lake Merrillville Balloon Arch

Hidden Lake Merrillville Balloon Arch

Planning outdoor events always involves some risk.  If the weather is extremely tempermental…..we will have a PLAN B.  Plan B usually involves Balloon Columns.  If an outdoor event is postponed, we will postpone your arch for you provided that we haven’t started inflating anything yet (24 hours advance notice required).  We will not issue refunds for arches.  But we WILL change the date for you.

We require electricity for inflating the balloons.  An indoor/sheltered work space is requested.

When the event is over, our team will come back to your event to retrieve the arch kit.  The arch kit is the property of It’s My Party.

For questions about balloon arches in Northwest Indiana for your company picnic, employee appreciation event, fundraiser, walk, grand opening or other type of event…..ask for Amy at It’s My Party 219-322-7777.

Candy Balloon Ideas

Recently, we met with a sweet 10 year old customer to choose her Candy Themed Party Balloon Decor.  We feel it’s important to include the BIRTHDAY GIRL in the party decisions….and Cydni was a bright child with some colorful ideas!  Here’s what she came up with….

Colorful Candy Arch

Colorful Candy Arch

The Kid Sized Arch was the perfect location to Cydni and her guests to pose for pictures.  Since her party was in a gym…..this arch made a big impact.

Candy Columns

Candy Columns

We had 2 columns at the front entrance that guests could walk through.  So fun!

Candy Themed Bouquets

Candy Themed Bouquets

For the table, we used a combination of 18 inch latex and 11 inch latex as well as jumbo foils and small foils.  This mixture of balloons was big and bold! 18 inch balloons make much more of an impact.

Gum Ball Machine Made Out Of Balloons

Gum Ball Machine Made Out Of Balloons

We customized this piece of decor to include the birthday girl’s name and age!  Customization is a  key part of what we do at It’s My Party.

Lollipop Balloon Decor

Lollipop Balloon Decor

Cydni chose this piece herself AND she loved ORANGE so that’s what we chose for the balloon on top.

Another wonderful family that we were privileged to serve……

oh how we LOVE what we do!

Amy and Brian 🙂

Helium Tank Rentals

Commonly Asked Questions and Answers about Helium Tank Rentals

Question:  How long is a helium tank rental?

Answer:  Generally, our helium tank rentals are for a THREE DAY period.  Most of the time, our customers use them for a weekend.  Fridays are good pick up days and Mondays are good return days.

Question:  How much does a helium tank cost?

Answer:  We have 2 sizes.  A rental for a 27 cubic foot helium tank is $35.00.  A rental for a 55 cubic foot helium tank is $70.00.  We take an imprint of a credit card and driver’s license as a deposit.

Question:  What does a helium tank rental include?

Answer:  A rental includes ONE tank and ONE inflator.  It does NOT include Hi Float, Ribbon, or Balloons.  We DO sell Hi-Float, Ribbon and Balloons in our store.

Question:  How many balloons will a helium tank do?

Answer:  It depends upon the size of the tank and the size of the balloons that you are using.

A 27 cubic foot tank will do approximately 60-70  11″ latex balloons if you use the nozzle we provide.

A 55 cubic foot tank will do approximately 120-140 11″ latex balloons if you use the nozzle we provide.

If you are looking for a helium tank rental, contact us and we will be happy to assist you!

Amy and Brian 🙂

PS  The tanks are easy to transport!

Helium Tank Rentals

Helium Tank Rentals

60’s Themed Party

Recently one of our customers contacted us so that we could add some balloons to her “groovy” 60’s themed party.  Our customer had a lot of great ideas.  We can’t take credit for much……except that we assembled the balloons the way that she asked. 

As a “ticket” into her party, she gave her invited guests a necklace with a PEACE sign on it.  Guests had to wear the necklace to get into the party and to be served.  Her guest list was small…..just 15 of her co-workers and she wanted to make it very special for them.  She did well.

When guests entered the country club, they sat in the bar area.  To mark the bar tables “reserved,” she had us create tabletop centerpieces.

Mark the tables "reserved" with balloons.

Mark the tables “reserved” with balloons.

Once guests were ready to move into the “Party Room,” they were directed by 2 brightly lit balloon columns to the right room.  She also had some danglers coming down from the door.

Balloon Columns for Entrance

Balloon Columns for Entrance

Inside the party room, she used balloons to hi-light the following places:  Gift Table, Dessert Table and Guest Tables.  These are the most common areas to hi-light inside of an event.

60's Themed Balloons

60’s Themed Balloons

60's Themed Table Centerpiece

60’s Themed Table Centerpiece

60's Themed Tabletop Columns

60’s Themed Tabletop Columns

Our customer had some really great ideas…..she had candy from the 60’s, a Snow Cone Machine, Confetti and coordinating table products.  

Her 65th birthday was very special and she was such a special customer because her heart was so big and she was doing this for her co-workers to give them a special event.  It’s just another reason we LOVE what we do 🙂  Amy and Brian

go to WWW.Balloonsatitsmyparty.com

Call 219-322-7777