Happy New Year 2009

With just a few days left remaining in 2008, www.BallroomBalloons.com is receiving numerous requests for Helium tank rentals (see www.BallroomBalloons.com/rentals.html) and balloons to celebrate the new year. Please call us ASAP for your Helium tank requirements at our Bethesda phone number 301-652-5444.

To view a few new year’s eve decorating ideas, please visit our holiday decorations page at www.BallroomBalloons.com/holiday-decorations.html.

From all of us at Ballroom Balloons, Happy 2009!

Enjoy,

Stan

Presidential Inauguration “Balls” Us Over

New year’s eve is typically one of our busiest times for decorating here at www.BallroomBalloons.com. And, although we are certainly grateful to have a couple of wonderful clients to decorate for this new year to welcome the start of 2009, almost all attention has turned to the inauguration.

Ballroom Balloons is fielding calls from across the nation with requests to decorate inaugural balls. While there may only be a few dozen “official” inaugural balls, I suspect that there will be hundreds, if not thousands of balls, parties, galas big and small…..And, the partying is starting early. Already we have bookings for January, 18, 19, and for the big day, January 20th. Still, we are saving a little spot on our calendar for your special ball. So, please call us nationwide toll free at (877) 291-8338. You may also fill out a quote reqest form at www.BallroomBalloons.com/quotes.html or send me an e-mail at Stan@BallroomBalloons.com.

Our “Popular Events” links may be found on our home page. There you will find some great decorating ideas for the presidential inauguration. See: www.BallroomBalloons.com/political-events.html. Until January 20, stay warm, be safe and…..

Enjoy,

Stan

Anchors Away And Full Speed Ahead

Last weekend, the balloon crew of www.BallroomBalloons.com travelled to Newport News, Virginia to decorate and celebrate the Christening of our nation’s newest submarine, The New Mexico, on December 13, 2008. Ballroom Balloons was commissioned by the primary contractor, Northrop Grumman, to create, install, and operate a fifty-foot long balloon drop containing over 1,300 balloons. The Northrop Grumman engineering team used a sophisticated crane system to hoist the drop net full of balloons over 120-feet high. So, it was a wonderful sight to watch the balloons cascade to the floor! The building where the submarine was housed was further decorated with several balloon columns that were as tall as fourteen feet.

Although we have not posted the photos or videos to www.BallroomBalloons.com/gallery.html or www.BallroomBalloons.com/videos.html, you may view a photo of the balloon drop in action at www.NorthropGrumman.com. There, you will also find a video of the full Christening ceremony. The balloon drop starts at about one hour and thirty minutes into the ceremony.

The Northrop Grumman team welcomed us with open arms and big hearts. Although the ceremony was chock full of admirals, the submariners, and other VIP’s, the decorating crew of Ballroom Balloons was made to feel as if we were the most important part of the ceremony. Their appreciation and friendship made us feel like we were instant members of the Northrop Grumman family.

Enjoy,

Stan