Balloons - The Ideal Gift
BALLOONS - THE IDEAL GIFT
There are very few occasions in life where the gift of a balloon
would not be appropriate. From Weddings, Christenings and
Birthday parties to simply saying "I love you" or just to cheer
someone up - balloons are the ideal gift.
Balloons come in all shapes and sizes, colours and designs. From
plain coloured latex balloons, to multi coloured super shape
foil balloons - it would be hard to think of a balloon design
that doesn't exist, however elaborate!
Latex balloons come in various sizes and most colour shades,
they can be the usual "round" shape or heart or flowered shape
etc. They can be filled with either air or helium and used
singly or grouped together with some skill and know how to form
simple but elegant table centrepieces or elaborate balloon
sculptures. If you are hosting a small dinner party, then a
simple 3 x latex balloon centrepiece would add the perfect
finishing touch to your table. Have the balloons in your chosen
colour theme to compliment the occasion.
Wedding receptions are wonderful opportunities for really going
to town with balloon decorations - again, have them in colour
shades and designs to compliment your wedding theme. Latex
and/or foil balloons can then be arranged together as table
centrepieces, archways, cloud 9's (a special arrangement
particularly suitable for the Top Table), heart sculptures - an
ideal back drop for cutting the wedding cake- the list of
possible designs is just endless. The plainest of venues can be
transformed by the skilful balloon artist, using their skills
and experience to ensure your special day is even more memorable
and your once in a life time wedding photos are even more
Children's parties - another ideal balloon occasion. Every child
loves a balloon - from a simple colourful latex balloon used for
games to a foil balloon with their favourite cartoon character
on it. Why not give a balloon to each child at the end of the
party in place of the usual goody bag? The balloon will last
longer than those sweets and doesn't contain all that sugar!
Of course, although balloons are fun and exciting, there are
safety aspects that must be considered, especially around
children. Balloons should not be blown up by young children for
obvious reasons. Adults should supervise children with balloons
to ensure they are not being put in their mouth, an obvious
choking hazard. Balloons filled with helium hold another serious
safety issue. The inhalation of helium is very dangerous as it
can cause asphyxiation and death, neither children nor adults
should attempt to inhale helium. As long as these safety issues
are noted and adhered to, balloons can be a safe and fun
accompaniment to any event/function.
You don't have to have a party to give a balloon as a gift, why
not just give one to that special someone just to let them know
you care? Balloons can come decorated with all sorts of special
messages; I love you, You're Special, Special Mum, Miss You, Get
Well Soon, Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary etc, the list just
goes on and on. To make the gift extra special, why not have the
balloon delivered in a box? When the lid is lifted from the box,
the balloon and so your special message, floats up to bring a
smile to the face of the recipient.
Balloons make ideal gifts to send to people in hospital, many
wards no longer accept flower deliveries so, instead, send a
bouquet of balloons! The balloons won't wilt in the heat of the
hospital and they will cheer up the patients and staff alike by
brightening up the ward.
New Baby? Then why not send a cuddly toy with a balloon
attached, or a bouquet of balloons or even an air walker balloon
for extra impact, in order to announce the new arrival. A new
mum will not have time for arranging a vase of flowers, but the
gift of the balloon requires no effort on her part and will be
remembered for a long time.
Ever heard of a "Gift-in-a-Balloon"? This is a spectacular way
of presenting your special gift. As long as the gift is not too
sharp, big or heavy, (all of which risk popping the balloon!) it
can be arranged on a bed of coloured tissue paper inside of the
balloon and topped off with a beautiful bow and cascading
ribbons. Cuddly toys make the ideal gift to go in a balloon, but
other suitable gifts include chocolates, jewellery, lingerie,
small bottles of champagne, even gift vouchers, the list is as
endless as your imagination.
As this has demonstrated, balloons can be as exciting and
imaginative as you allow them to be - the simplest of venues can
be transformed to your desired theme or you can simply bring a
smile to some ones day with the gift of a balloon. Opportunities
for the use of balloons as decorations and gifts are endless.
Talk to your local Balloon Artist and see what dazzling displays
can be achieved with the use of balloons. Balloons- the perfect
accompaniment to every occasion!
By Heidi Howard http://www.balloon-bouquets.co.uk