Brand New Online Store

BalloonsTomorrow.com has a brand new online store to make online purchases faster, easier and more secure. The new online store has a one-page checkout process and simplifies the customization process and ordering of custom printed products.

In addition, there is now a customer rewards program. For every purchase rewards points will be added to the account which can then be used for discounts on subsequent purchases.

7 Reasons not to buy balloons from BalloonsTomorrow.com

  1. You’d prefer a boring decoration for your party or event using plain ordinary store bought balloons.
  2.  You’d rather purchase inferior quality printing and balloons from a competitor that doesn’t have a proprietary printing process that makes the printing stand out and doesn’t use a thicker walled balloon that lasts longer.
  3. You don’t want your party or event to be unique with your own personalized message printed on colorful balloons.
  4.  You don’t care if having custom printed balloons as part of your event decoration make people smile and give you compliments.
  5. You’d rather pay higher prices from someone else that makes it look like their prices are lower then upcharges you for shipping and proofs.
  6. You’d rather deal with some mega corporation or a guy working out of his garage than a family owned business that’s been printing custom balloons for over 20 years.
  7. You’re not planning a party or event.

Ring in the New Year with a Balloon Drop!

There is nothing more exciting than counting down the seconds until the New Year begins!  Whether you’re in New York freezing to death and watching the “ball” drop or at your own party, it’s great fun to see things falling from above when the clock strikes midnight.   Check out this video! Balloon Drop

All you need for this is a balloon drop net kit from Balloons Tomorrow, and a few hooks and you can do a balloon drop of any size pretty much any where!  3-M makes those great hooks that come off without marring your walls and they are just right for attaching your net to the wall in a cove ceiling.  You can also use the hooks that come with the kit if you are under a drop ceiling (the kind with those metal frames that the tiles fit in).  The kit contains the net, the line to open the net and let the balloons fall out and the connectors to customize the size of your drop net.  We only used a fourth of the small net for our drop since we were in our home, but we may use the rest of the net for another event in the future (New Year’s happens every year in case you didn’t notice).  A balloon drop would also be great for a surprise party–imagine the look on their face when all the balloons start falling as they come through the door!!

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Balloon Drop Net filled and ready to hang.

Allow about an hour for every 100 balloons you drop and make sure you plan ahead–you can blow the balloons up way in advance if you hand-tie them (3-4 days ahead) because since they are filled with air, they don’t change very quickly.  The balloons in the net are very light and easy to lift, but a little awkward if you are trying to hang by yourself, so have a buddy help you.  Use the cool air inflator or hand pump from Balloons Tomorrow to make the inflation really easy and hand tie your balloons if you can.  Otherwise use the safe-tite discs to seal the balloons.  Then when you have the net full of the balloons, hang in its desired location and follow the instructions for releasing the balloons at the big moment.

Warm Weather Festivities

As winter comes to an end,  the weather is getting warmer and the outdoor festivities are getting closer.  Many of you have family gatherings and parties coming up soon and you may be looking for fun party decorations or party favors for your event. Balloons are a great idea for any party!  Have you ever been to an event that had balloons and not had a smile on your face? Whether you are planning a small get-together or a large corporate event in the park… custom printed balloons and other items are sure to make your event a SUCCESS!

Balloons are a great way to get draw attention to your event and make sure that everyone knows where they should go to have a good time! There are many different routes that you can take with ordering balloons for your celebration. You can get custom printed balloons with a logo or phrase, or just plain balloons in an assortment of vivid colors. Which ever way you decide to go will be a good decision and will surely make your special occasion one to remember.

 

Save the Date Balloons

Example of balloons being used as Save the Dates

Example of balloons being used as Save the Dates

When thinking of fun and creative ways of announcing a wedding, balloons come to mind because they brighten everyone’s day and bring them joy to the wonderful news of your announcement. Balloons are fun because they playfully make the recipient inflate them to get all the information on the balloon. They can vary in size but the most popular size for Save the Date’s is 12” latex. These are a great size because they are large enough to fit all the info for the wedding and they fit well in small invitation envelopes.

 

Dressing Up for the Big Show

We were really excited about the big show being put on at Modern Steps, our ballroom dance studio. But we needed something to add a bit of zip to the room, and Voila! Balloons to the Rescue! Fabulous balloons, using the theme colors of the ShowDance, red and black, were added to the room using balloon cups and sticks (no helium required!) and sticky holders to keep them in place. It really brighten up the vebue and made it “showtime!” Be sure to catch our big number on Youtube.com at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id9T1TDeAMw. You’re gonna love it!

Comfy & Cozy

Wow – 2013 already?! And where has January gone?! I can’t believe that I am already thinking about Valentine’s Day celebrations – it seems that we just put away our Christmas decorations. Reds & pinks have been flooding the store shelves (and I can already see some green sneaking in) and there are aisles and aisles of heart shaped goodies. As I consider Valentine’s Day 2013 I think about snuggling with my loves while sipping hot chocolate with heart shaped marshmallows. It has been so cold here – right around 0* so a cozy, low key Valentine’s Day sounds perfect for this small family.

Here are a couple ideas for a simple way to celebrate the holiday with your family or your roommates.

1 – Hot cocoa & a movie. Snuggle under some blankets and get toasty with a cup of hot cocoa and some heart shaped marshmallows, store bought or homemade, pop in an a good romantic comedy or age appropriate flick if the littles are joining you.

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2 – Balloons at breakfast would be a fun way for your family to start the day. Fill them with helium and let the pretty curled ribbons dangle or tie them to the backs of the chairs or simply blow them up and tap/tack the ribbons to the ceiling and let the balloons hang in a reverse fashion.

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It’s all about love – snuggle close, give a little peck and remind your loved ones how special they really are!

 

Under Construction

What do you serve at a construction themed birthday party? Why dirt & construction cones of course! What a fun spin on pudding with crushed chocolate cookies and candy corns. Put your noggin to work and think about what you can call your treats that would fit your theme. Nuts & bolts = peanuts & pretzel sticks. I love the fun little signs for the food too. Some of the food was even served right out of the back of a dump truck. And of course every birthday party needs a cake and this one didn’t disappoint. A chocolate construction cake complete with “dirt” and little trucks.

Everything had its own little special touch – it was fun just to look around and see all the little details that really brought this party together into a 3 year olds dream birthday. The water bottles had fun little labels, the sign on the door letting us know we were entering a construction area, and the personalized napkins and balloons from Balloons Tomorrow really made this into a fun event.

Nothing was overlooked in the planning, look at this – real construction plans covering the tables! A brilliant idea! And what better way to anchor your balloons to the table than a handful of tools (cheap & easy). Toy construction trucks also adorned the tables but it didn’t take long for the little ones to realize this and soon many of them were being zoomed around the floor by laughing boys & girls.

Stay tuned to hear more about the fun activities that were planned for the little ones (& big ones) at the party.

Construction Zone Ahead

My family was recently invited to the birthday party of little 3 year old who is very much into everything “boy” these days. What better way than to celebrate his birthday than with construction equipment and much yellow & black decorations?!

I was aware of some of the details of the party prior to our arrival but I was so anxious to see how everything came together and let me tell you – I was blown away! Everything looked fabulous and a little boy’s dream (or in some cases a big boy’s dream too)! The party took place in the perfect “man cave” – a large shed that was loaded with tools & equipment which was a great backdrop for the event. Signs & flags noted the “construction area” and were a great way to keep the kids somewhat corralled and out of most of the real equipment though the kids had a blast playing on the Gator & skid loader!

Balloons Tomorrow did a wonderful job on this large banner and I hear the birthday boy really liked it! It turned out to be the perfect backdrop at the food station which was loaded (pun intended) with toy construction trucks – diggers & dump trucks galore. Balloons Tomorrow also was the source of the black & yellow plates and cups and they printed up some super cute napkins with bulldozers on them. Black utensils were placed in a toolbox (how cute?!) which was a perfect fit – it’s little details like this that really build a successful event. Yellow & black balloons were everywhere and were the perfect touch to the large party space and of course there were enough for child to take home a couple when they left.

I am just going to whet your appetite with this post  – stay tuned for part two to hear what kind of yummy foods were served that suited both young & old and to see the fun activities that were planned for the kiddos (though I caught a few moms & dads having some fun too!).