Here at Ballroom Balloons, we create tons of outdoor balloon decorations. In almost every way you can imagine, inside and outside are like day and night. But, most of it comes down to the weather. First of all, regardless of temperature, wind conditions, humidity, and precipitation, there is the air itself. Outside air invariably has more particulate matter which adheres to latex balloons. Be it pollen or pollutants, a white patina forms on latex balloons, virtually eliminating their shiny quality. This is also part of the natural beginning of biodegradation of the rubber that latex balloons are made from (see: ballroomballoons.com/faq.html).
Okay, let’s talk about the weather. Heat makes latex balloons expand and pop unless the balloons are pre-stretched and down-sized. Wind can make arches look like rolling waves and boquets appear as random floating balloons. Lots of wind can blow just about any decoration totally away. Rain will saturate balloons and make them come down.
So, what’s the solution? Frame it! Tune in tomorrow for the exciting conclusion to this post. Need more balloon info now? Please visit: ballroomballoons.com/about.html for some very fun facts.
Hey Balloon Fans,
Many of you are aware of the continuing escalation of Helium Prices. You can view our current pricing at www.BallroomBalloons.com/rentals.html. We have noticed more people renting Helium tanks and making their own balloon decorations, which is one smart way to save.
Another consequence of higher Helium costs, necessity being the mother of invention, is to produce more air-filled decor. Did you know, for example, that table bouquets, columns, and even balloon arches can be made with air-filled balloons, saving the cost of Helium? See our photo gallery of air-filled decorations at: ballroomballoons.com/gallery.php?category_id=61&parent_id=0.
To make things even more challenging, there has been a sharp escalation in the cost of rubber, the main ingredient in latex balloons. Rubber actually trades on the stock market like more commonly known commodities such as oil and frozen orange juice. On the bright side, the US dollar is the strongest its been in quite a while; so, hopefully, prices will stabilize and even come back down within a couple of years.
For a fun time, watch a video clip of me as a gorilla doing a singing telegram: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm2ZxTJkPuQ.