Effects of sun/heat/time
A shore location, the new “The Mainland Adventure Park” at the Holiday Inn in Manahawkin NJ grand opening event set for 6pm on Friday. Because route 72 gets notoriously busy Friday afternoons in the summer I dropped off the columns midday knowing they would be stored inside the hotel lobby.After the event they used the columns outside the entrance to the park. Probably left them outside overnight. The next day around 2pm they looked like this:There are multiple pops. Sun, humidity, wind and wind-borne particles can do damage. Also lower temps and dew at night can make balloons stick together.. then when the sun expands them the next day it can cause pops.If I had known they wanted multiple day use I would have left some spares with them and instruction/coaching on replacing pops. And I would have advised taking them inside overnight.
Mermaid Theme Outdoors
Above: Mermaid foil and two clusters on fence
Below: Gate/fence decorations
Below: Mermaid columns and single arch plus air-filled jumbo 1 taped to tent front.
Streamer of single balloons off back fence
Backyard Baby Shower for Boy
Above balloon clusters marked the mailbox and driveway leading to the gate to the backyard below.
Not shown is a bunch of tables with big white umbrellas and hot air balloon centerpieces.
Below is a large stuffed elephant with a cluster of 40-some balloons.
Windy day.. the big bunch moved around quite a bit. It is on a 10 pound weight and the cloud below is wrapped around the ribbon bunch. The elephant is sitting atop the cloud.. and is tied together with the ribbon bunch to look like he is holding it. A couple 4-ft dowel rods help keep the elephant and cloud from tilting too far in any direction (unseen).
The major piece is the table shown plus the flower wall which is accented with the organic balloon Garland shown. It was created in 2 pieces with some 100+ balloons of a dozen or more various sizes and shades.
You can see the client’s lovely hot air balloon centerpieces below.
We only do the balloons. Everything else was done by the very talented and industrious client family.
Tall balloon columns, or towers, for a strap and repeat backdrop
Very early delivery to hotels is always nice. By now the client has setup a step&repeat backdrop for photos of guests and these yellow and silver columns will be placed on either side.
Windy columns number year arch in tent
The large green balloons were supposed to be column toppers but they would not fit this position for the columns. Windy gusty afternoon, so columns were aligned with tent poles for support and lashed to them with elastic balloons.
The helium numbers were difficult as well. Normally, indoors, a single line from column to column is used and the line is taped to the bottom of the letters or numbers. In this case the numbers were blowing over almost flat and then outside the tent. Running a second line across the top tent supports and taping it to the top-back of the numbers gave the support they needed to not blow sideways.
Pre-Prom photo backdrop columns gold and silver
Had an issue where 4 gold 34inch letter Rs failed on inflation and I had none left. A silver R worked. Then I cut out the face of a failed gold R and taped it the silver R stretching it tight where I could. Photos looked good and that was the point.
Organic Balloon Garland Arch
This organic style balloon garland was made in two 9-ft strings with 3 different balloon sizes (11, 16, 36) inflated to varying degrees… Nothing over 2ft inflated. 6 different color families and something like 15 different shades.
From the left we have orange, coral, wildberry, rose, pink, goldenrod, yellow, lime, tropical teal, blue, Robin’s egg blue, light blue and, unseen from this angle, dark green and lilac.