5 fresh ideas to add a touch of balloon magic to any party or celebration

Whether you’re juggling major extravaganzas or organising the office shindig, we’ve got the magic sorted for events of all occasions. Below, we’ve compiled our top 5 tips for celebrating in style.

1. Mirror, Mirror

Shine bright like a diamond with our chrome, orb and mirror ranges. Let them shine solo or pair with shimmer curtains or LED lighting for maximum X factor.

Ideal for: 18th/21st birthday parties and Christmas and New Years’ Eve events


2. Showcase centrepieces

Whether making an entrance, enhancing the dancefloor or framing photos, our sculptural organics transform any environment and serve as an eye-catching centrepiece to wow your guests.

Ideal for: Weddings and engagement parties, major anniversaries and anything a bit special!


3. Clear and classy

Pop! Evoke the free-flowing bubbles of champagne with our glossy, clear range. Fully transparent, these catch the light beautifully and complement smaller spaces well.

Ideal for: Melbourne Cup events, engagement parties and weddings


4. Confetti blast

Nothing says celebrating like some sparkle. Keep it simple with our giant confetti balloons which add plenty of dazzle without overdoing it. Choose from our full metallic colour range and pair with shimmer tassels for that extra special touch.

Ideal for: Galas and formal events, Christmas events and end of year parties!

5. Go all out!

Sometimes, more is more. We have started a new decade after all, so why not celebrate with a bang? Chrome, colour, glitter, tassels – do it all! – and give your guests something to remember through the next ten years and beyond. 1999, eat your heart out.

Ideal for: Whenever you want to party in style!

Get in touch!

Whether you’ve got a vision or need some direction, our friendly team can customise something perfectly suited to your event, space and style.

Call us on (02) 9569 8101 or email hi@balloons.net.au 

Did you know?

Our latex balloons are 100% biodegradable. Made from naturally occurring rubber (extracted from tree sap!), latex balloons degrade within 4 years if disposed of correctly with household or commercial waste. So, when your balloons’ best days are sadly behind them, simply pin them and bin them and they’ll start the decomposing process.

We are a proud member of the Pro-Environment Balloon Alliance Australia (PEBA Australia).

Cool colour combinations

Over our 15 years in the industry we’ve seen colour trends come and go.  But there are some classic colour schemes that never go out of style: Black and White (Black Tie), Black and Gold (Hollywood), Soft Pastels or Pink + Lavender (young girl’s birthdays, Christenings), Blues and silvers (male birthday), Multibright (festive fun birthday!).

Pearl black and white with Black/White super agate marble prints incorporated. Very classy!

Pearl White, Pearl Black and Agate in Black and White.

Pearl Gold, Pearl Black and Confetti in Black and Gold.

Fashion Lavender and Standard light pink.

Standard White, Fashion Spring Green, Fashion Robins Egg Blue and Fashion Caribbean Blue.

Fashion multibright.

We probably get a bit too excited playing with colour options any time a client asks for our suggestions as we see so many great combinations!  To us though, we are guided by a few key factors: Theme, Venue colours (so that it’s not going to clash or be too dark), matching any other decor or invitations and your likes (if you MUST have Peach prominent we will work around this palette for you). Once we know these factors we can then use our expertise to guide you into the best match. 

Rose Gold has been hot hot hot for the past 3 years and the trend just doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon!  The newest addition to our colour range Qualatex Chrome (especially the Gold) has been so popular it’s been sold out 4 times in as many months while we get stock express shipped from the USA to meet the demand.  

Often it is about proportion and how the colours are used together. One of our clients LOVES rose gold but as it was for her husband we wanted to make it slightly more masculine but still on trend so added in Midnight blue with the smallest hint of Azure to provide depth and tone.   Or adding in a different element of embellishment to a clean palette to make it pop – eg using all white with gold accents like fringing and metallic Orbz and confetti balloons to really pop. Or laying our arrangements in “block” or Ombre accents.

Our biggest hits of the past year have been our Custom Blends (read more here as there is too much to cover in this blog!) – the prettiest pastels you will ever see, the most fabulous tones of brilliant reds!  

And don’t forget about block colours! When everything is all the one colour it can be really effective in the space, especially if it fits in with the theme. Sometimes the simpler the better.

If you are interested in more check out our Instagram for our latest installations or our Pinterest boards which have samples and colour combinations.  And check back here soon for our Birthday themed blog!

Custom Colour Blends

Have you ever looked at some amazing photos of balloon decor and thought the only way to get those exact colours was some heavy photoshop action? In the past this may have been the case but with our work the past few years, we have been custom blending colours to create the perfect tone.

Custom coloured reds and greens embellish this installation

Custom blend colours for this gorgeous wedding arch.

Rather than going offshore months in advance to try and organise a minimum run of hundreds of thousands to PMS match a colour, we are using two balloon colours to create just the right shade.  It is a bit of a science – not just the Red plus Yellow = Orange of primary school days!  You’d be amazed at how black or dark purple under a light colour creates such depth and a colour you never new existed.

It is a very time intensive task (and much harder on our hands!) so there is extra costs involved with this – but I think the one of a kind results are definitely worth it. See what you think – Some examples of our recent favourite colour blend combinations and jobs are below.  Grey/Granite/Slate is in my books the hottest trend of late 2017/early 2018!

Organic arch in burgundy and pinks using double stuffed custom colour mixes. www.balloons.net.au

Just stunning custom colours set this organic installation. www.balloons.net.au

Stunning custom colour mix in a ombre pattern. www.balloons.net.au

Tones of greys (custom blend) and silver Orbz

Colour combinations of grey balloons

Burgundy tones

Soft pastel colours by blending balloons inside balloons