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).

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

Inspired by Organics

One of the things I love about my job as a Balloonie is being able to create purposeful art.  The latest on-trend design element in our industry is Organic Balloon Design. This lovely art form has given my team the freedom to use shape, texture and movement as a medium to not just theme an event, but act as a social expression.

It can be quite a challenge to find the right balance with this Organic style. So often we are asked and trained for uniformity and strict forms, whereas Organics is so much more fluid.  I know a lot of Balloonies in the industry who can be daunted at first, but come to relish and embrace the freedoms it allows.  I for one am truly loving all the ways we can make a vision come to life, to suit the design brief, the clients vision and the venue!

It’s been so great to see all the balloon art out there filling Instagram and Pinterest feeds. From French artist Charles Petillion’s pulsating Covent Garden cloud installation to LA’s Geronimo Balloons amazing building-scaling constructions, to local Melbournites Belle Balloons vibrant garlands.  With these artists creating such awe-inspiring work it has given a great reference point for our clients to allow us to create art for their occasions.

Credit: Colossal 2015

Here’s a small selection of my favourite organic pieces my team has created recently.  From table runners, to gravity defying Cantilevered Arches, undulating Clouds imbued with soft lighting, hot air balloon sculptures, acres of clean white organic garlands with splashes of Gold confetti and Orbz spanning the entire length of a property.

Ahhh! I just can’t pick a favourite – every job has been so fun and challenging.  I especially love being able to incorporate new textures and mediums into our balloon designs – using florals, tassels, garlands, metallic Orbz, confetti, greenery, lighting, crepe fans and lanterns.  The inspiration just keeps flowing! I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves and hope it brings a little smile, awe and inspiration to your day too!

Stunning organic balloon texture set within a custom made number 1 frame. Concept: Mary Ronis

 

Wedding in the clouds

 

Up up and away

 

Elegant balloon table runner

Happy New year everyone! Stunning 18 meters of organic mirror finish garland using qualatex foil balloons.

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Organic balloon walk through installation

Illuminated organic garland

If you love these designs and can see something that you want as part of your event, drop us an email to hi@balloons.net.au or give our friendly team a call on 1300 655 058 to discuss the details.  Or if you want some more eye candy have a look at our Instagram or Pinterest feeds to check out even more jaw dropping designs!