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Can’t ask for more… the type of service that you always hope to find. Will definitely recommend and be the first to consider when planning our next big event. – left 10/17/2016 on SquareTrade

Hi Mike,

I’ve been recovering from the party…Lol…I also been meaning to email you the balloons looked fantastic. You were totally right – it just made the room. Everyone including my daughter who didn’t know about the arches were in Awww…I believe you even threw in a 6th arch. Thank you so much for making my daughter’s party extra special. I will definitely use you in the future! Take care!


Thanks! Everything was great and held up extremely well. Your work looked great!

– Southern Company Conference Services

Hi Mike,

just wanted to thank you for the excellent job you did for our 40th Class Reunion. The Tiger balloons were a hit!! I appreciate your patience and professionalism. BalloonsNJ is the best!!

Thanks again,


Hi Mike,

I just wanted to say you outdid yourself once again. I got so many compliments on the decor. Thank you so very much!!! We had a great time and the room looked amazing!!! Sending the check out today.

Thanks so much!!

Steph and Rob

Hi Mike,

Just had to send you a quick note to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the incredible work you did to make the room look absolutely amazing. I was literally in tears when I walked in and cannot thank you enough. Makaela was beyond thrilled and still can’t believe it!!!

Thank you too for all of your time and patience with us…….I am truly grateful and will highly recommend your services to anyone I know planning a party.

Thank you!! Thank you!!!!


drop ceiling balloon clusters
La Bove Grande – Lakehurst, NJ – drop ceiling balloon clusters


Thank you so so much for the balloons on Friday. They were absolutely perfect and the room looked beautiful. The kids loved them and I especially loved the star weights at the bottom. We will absolutely be in touch for next year’s junior prom and I dropped your payment in the mail yesterday….please let me know when you receive it.

Thank you again for helping to make our first junior prom out of our school building a total success!
Lindsay (Colonia HS Prom)

Hi Mike,
I just wanted to thank you again for coming out to decorate our cafeteria for our Semi Formal! It looked amazing!! The kids loved it and had such a good time!! It was very nice to meet you and we hope to see you again!
Thanks again,
Carli (New Hanover Township School)

Thank you so much for the fabulous job.  The balloons look SO good – it’s amazing how you build those columns. Thanks for being “on call” for the last month, and for being so accessible.  It made my job very easy. I look forward to working with you for our May 14th event at Bridgewater Manor.  I will touch base with you the week of May 5th about that.

So glad this “last minute” event is over!

I’ll be in touch.
Thanks again!
Pat   (a large research firm in Bridgewater)

Just wanted to follow up to the Mardi Gras Casino Night event at the Heldrich! WOW! The balloons made the room! Especially since originally we were not booked to have the whole ballroom that evening…but the divider door was broke.


It was dramatic, colorful and added the dimension we needed to make this oversize space now seem more quaint. The client was impressed as were we. We were sorry we did not
get a chance to meet…

We look forward to working with you again in the near future!


Mary Ann & Teresa
Simple Creations, LLC


Your concern and fine service really makes you a pleasure to work with. I have to admit that I thought the globe balloons would be a little more obvious. However, I had six adult tables and 4 kids tables. I went around to all the adult tables and showed them how the balloons fit in with the theme – and they were all delighted. (For the record, I also had little bags of “international” chocolates on the table and had to explain that too.) In the end it looked great, and everyone got it. And you were right about the colored balloons – they did go with the flag motif.

I will highly recommend you to anyone who asks.

Thanks again.

The balloons were AMAZING!!!! I wish that I got a picture of Maddie’s face when she walked into the room. The people running the photo booth couldn’t stop commenting on how much they loved the balloons too.



Dear Mike,

Thank you for the wonderful photos of our Senior Prom. When I walked into the Sheraton on Friday night, I just smiled! I know that you do fantastic work, but you outdid yourself for us on Friday. When the students entered the ballroom, they just went crazy and loved it. All night long they were taking pictures underneath the 2013 sign. It was so festive looking and you really created a very unique “CARNIVAL” theme.

As the art teacher for the High School, I appreciate your perfectionism, professionalism and the creative flair you have for every instillation that you produce. Each one is original, no two are ever the same – very special for each client – that’s how I know you love what you do. I think that what you do is very unique and you by far are the best balloon artist I have ever seen and It was a pleasure doing business with you.

Thank you, A. Lazar

Hi Mike,

Once again, love your work!

Thank you for the amazing job you did on my Granddaughter’s 15th Birthday Party; you turned an ordinary room into something from a Fairy Tale. She and her friends had such a great time dancing surrounded by the purple and white arches.

Also, it was very nice to have finally met you in person, you are one
outstanding and dependable guy. In the future, we will definitely use
your services again, and will also refer our family and friends to

Thanks again!


Hi Mike-
I wanted to pass the below message to you.. Thanks for a great job!!
From one of our March of Dimes Community Directors: “Mike was great- he did a great job!”


Hi Mike,

Just want to say THANK YOU for an amazing job on Saturday. The balloons were talked about by all!!

The room was beautitful and more importantly, it was full of love, family & friends…every single person commented on how fantanstic the decorations were..Mike, you are a true artist, a true professional, and truly spectacular at what you do..keep up the outstanding work! will definitely be in touch

Overall, your hands made the place beautiful, and I was sure to tell everyone to reach out to you for their special events. Hope we can do business in the future. Warmest Regards, Tammy & family. P.S. pictures to come! 🙂

Subj: Thanks

Hi Mike,

As usual, you did a fabulous job with our prom! You were so right about the colors. The kids had a great time and so did I.
Thanks for another great job!

Germantown HS

Hi Mike-

The balloon arches and table center pieces were awesome! You did such a wonderful job and I can’t tell how happy I was with everything.  The party was an unforgettable event…everyone had so much fun…and the balloons just set the stage for the evening. I hope I get to use your services again soon and will be sure to highly recommend you to anyone.

Again…thanks so much!!! All the best to you!

Sent: 5/5/2011 12:15:02 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: You did it again……

Wowed everyone! Your design for our event was perfect. The compliments flowed. I particularly loved the flower balloons on the stairs… everything was just perfect…… the exhibit hall, the dining room…. you are a true genius……. and can capture just the right amount, placement, etc.

Thanks ever so much…………………… Irene

I just want to say “thank you” for transforming the room at my son’s recent Bar Mitzvah on December 6.

I have to tell you that I was nervous not actually having any type of contract signed ahead of time, but, you had come highly recommended and our correspondence ahead of Eddie’s event, did lessen my concern.

When I arrived an hour before the party to organize myself, you had already decorated half of the dance floor area, exactly as we had discussed. The final look far surpassed my expectations and your suggestion of using multi-colors for the columns and arches was PERFECT!!

I could not have asked for someone easier to work with and such a great outcome!
Please feel free to use us as a referral, it would be a pleasure!
Many thanks again.

Carrie W

Hello again!

I just wanted to take the time to say thank you SO SO SO MUCH for your balloon decorations! Everything looked absolutely gorgeous and I was so pleased with how it turned out! Everyone I talked to agreed and said it looked great as well. Thanks again for being so helpful and making our prom truly beautiful 🙂 I’ll be talking to you in a year for senior prom! Until then, take care!!


Mike did an amazing job on our balloons for our wedding. I couldn’t have pictured it any other way. The whole night everyone kept commenting on how great they looked and how different it was. I was so pleased with the initial conversation and the day of the wedding how smoothly it went. Thanks again!
Amy and John H

OMG – Kayla’s party room looked amazing!!!! I was simply in awe, and completely blown away!!!!

We arrived at the hall an hour earlier, and when Kayla walked into the room, she literally gasped – AS DID EVERY OTHER GUEST WHEN THEY WALKED IN!!!! I received so many compliments on the decor, I gave them your e-mail address so that they could tell you themselves. It was beyond anything I hoped, dreamed, imagined it would be, and three days later, I’m still getting calls and e-mails about how wonderful the party was, and how GORGEOUS the decorations were.

Thank you infinitely for the time, care, and effort you and your staff put into making the room standout! I will recommend you to EVERYONE I know (although, the room was advertisement itself!).

Much gratitude, thanks, and hugs,
Maureen S.

(and this was in a follow-up a year later when another decorating job came up)

You guys did such a fabulous job that I’ve given your name to everyone and anyone I know! To this day, Kayla’s friends still tell her how unbelievable the room looked “…with just balloons!” – lol. I hope you continue to get referrals – you are everything you promised and more, and you can quote me on your website on that!!!!!

The following comments have been created by taking comments directly from when we used to advertise with

Balloonatics is Simply the Best

Posted by LynnT743

I never even got to meet Mike T. or visit Balloonatics in person. We did everything on the phone and through e-mail. I was most apprehensive and skeptical at first, but Mike is amazing, and it is rare to find someone who cares as much about the customer’s satisfaction and delight as he does. My daughter’s Bat-Mitzvah reception was at a restaurant 30 miles from our home. Not easy to go back and forth to. Balloonatics was even further, but we needed balloon decorating and it was recommended to us by the banquet department. For an event that takes many decisions to pull together, we are grateful that Mike and his company turned out to be the easiest and best of the details. He is incredibly helpful, professional, and caring. His work is beautiful and gorgeous. He let us rely on him and took care of all of it cheerfully and accurately. People actually caught their breath when they walked into our reception’s ballroom – that is how magical the balloon arches across the dance floor looked. How great is that!!? Memories are what these occasions are all about, and ours will always be enhanced by this experience. Thanks, Mike! Lynn T.

Balloon Heaven

Posted by jlippiello

My middle daughter recently celebrated her Sweet 16 with her friends and family and one of the “highlights” of the party, by far, was the incredible decorating job Mike Thorpe and his son did for her. When we first walked into the room, our eyes lit up, my daughter giggled like a little child, and I was in complete awe. I had never seen such a beautifully decorated room, with everything Mike used totally enhancing the theme of the party — which was Mardi Gras. There were balloon clusters hanging from the ceiling which appeared as though they were floating! There were also table centerpieces which Mike enhanced with masks and confetti around the table. Mike was a true professional and very pleasant to deal with. His suggestions and uncanny way of “calming” me down were of enormous help and comfort. Having never met Mike or dealt with his company, I took a real chance with a very important event. Mike more than met my expectations, and has a lifelong client because of it…. Jen Lippiello

Simply Fantastic!

Posted by IreneO1201

Mike the “Balloonatic” turned a professional educational conference event at a large hotel into a lighthearted setting for nurse case managers to enjoy. Everyone wanted a souvenir photo in front of his tasteful and spectacular displays. Mike made everything so effortless for us. We would recommend this outstanding service to our many colleagues! “Balloonatics” will be the first one we call for our next annual conference! NJCMSA (10/07)

“It’s the Best”

Posted by friskyme

I have used Balloonatics for all my parties and I will cointinue to use this business. My daughters’ wedding was the talk of the town when Balloonatics showed up at the Sheron Resort in Eatontown. Since then I have used this business for any occasion that I have, and I will continue to use them for my future events.

Sweet 16, December 2, 2006

Posted by barbarak87

We hired Mike to decorate our daughter’s sweet sixteen. We did not know anything about balloon decorations, and we were extremely nervous trusting a voice on the other side of the phone line. We told him the theme colors and we left the rest to him. We just hoped for the best. It was our surprise to our daughter since she knew everything else that we were preparing. When my daughter saw the Victorian Manor Reception Hall decorated so elegantly by Mike Thorpe she started crying. I was crying just for making my daughter so happy. His work was phenomenal. All of our guests were impressed by the beautiful pink and white columns and arches that hugged the dancing floor. Beautiful laces were weaved in with the balloons distinguishing our head table. It was breath taking. We would recommend Balloonatics in a heartbeat to everybody we know. I cannot wait to have another event and use his services. Thank you Mike for such a wonderful job. You are a true professional!

Awesome Job~Prompt Service

Posted by msmishere

I was in need of four spiral balloon displays and one door arch in less than twenty-four hours. I called Balloonatics and they not only were able to fill the order, they did an awesome job! Prompt delivery and set up too. I highly recommend them! MM Spirit Cheer


Posted by 1291979

I have used Balloonatics since 2004. I call Michael for every event that I run that involves balloons. The events that I have successfully run with the help of Balloonatics range from dances, to gift auctions, to football games. Everything is so different, yet the outcome is always the same: wonderful. Every time I have used this business I have been completely satisfied. Michael is extremely professional. He is easy to talk to, always on time and never disappoints. If he says he is going to do something, he does it better than you would ever expect. His imagination is crazy. He can take any theme and come up with amazing decorations. At the same time, Balloonatics prices are more than reasonable. If you are looking to make your event one to remember, hire Balloonatics. You can trust one hundred percent that Michael will make your event memorable.

Fashion Show 2006

Posted by carolyn1979

Balloonatics decorated for our Valentine’s Day Fashion Show. We thought that he would bring a few red and white balloons and put them in the corners. Or maybe even some small arches. Instead, Michael created an arch into a huge heart. He then placed this heart around the stage, so everyone would be walking right through it. It looked INCREDIBLE! What a difference it made. It looked great in pictures. And boy did it set our event aside from other events. We were taken back when we saw the finished product. I would recommend this business time and time again. No matter what the event, everything you order will turn out amazing. The best part is that Michael is so creative. Even if you know you want balloons, but you are drawing a blank trying to figure out exactly what you want, Michael will come up with something outstanding!

Winter Dance 2006

Posted by slittle

Michael once again impressed Toms River High School North with his creativity. He came up with the idea to make snowman people out of balloons. They were awesome! He also designed 2006 out of balloons for the entranceway. Everything was white, blue and silver and the decorations that Michael laid out made the Ritacco Center look like a winter wonderland. Not only did everything look beautiful, but Michael was a pleasure to work with. He was extremely professional and more than helpful.

Junior Prom 2005

Posted by cvelchik

Toms River High School North was used to pay a fortune to decorate the massive Ritacco Center for the junior prom. Not only did it cost a ton, but the decorations were just plain balloons on the tables. It was just average. Then we met Michael. We told him our theme and he came up with the most elaborate, beautiful balloon designs we had ever seen. Not only did we have decorations on the tables, we had arches for the entrances, and four huge arches that came together with a huge balloon in the center of the dance floor. We were amazed and impressed at not only the look, but the incredible price. Ever since then, every year, Toms River High School North uses Balloonatics to decorate for the Junior Prom. We have never once been disappointed! No matter what your event, Michael will design decorations that are 10 times better than you could ever imagine. From small centerpieces to huge arches, you will be amazed by his work!

Posted by AVMasotti

We recently celebrated our daughters christening with a large party at a catering hall. Mike did an absolutely fantastic job with the balloons. He delivered everything he promised and more. We were nervous as we were going all out on everything else for the party and we had never worked with Mike, but I can honestly say that he left my wife and I extremely happy and satisfied with his work. The room looked outstanding and we received many compliments on how good it looked. It was an absolute pleasure working with him and I would use him again in a heart beat.


Posted by lieberb

The work that Mike Thorpe of Balloonatics does is phenomenal. He decorated my daughter’s bar-mitzvah reception. The pictures of the affair are on the website under bar and bat-mitzvah. The pictures speak for themselves. I literally spent weeks researching different balloon companies and concluded that Balloonatics was the most creative of them all. I was right. We’re having Mr. Thorpe repeat his work for my son’s barmitzvah this year. He is by far one of the most important vendors we have hired, if not the Most Important! We HIGHLY RECOMMEND BALLONATICS!!!!!!

Posted by Norahtafuri

YOU will LOVE ANYTHING you have done using this service. We were so utterly thrilled by the job SO well done! It was one of the highlights of our daughters Sweet 16 party. Mike takes great pride in making your celebration the priority it should be! He is very pleasant to speak with on the phone and has a wonderfully dedicated work ethic; very refreshing to see with ANY business today.