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.

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