May 4th, 2010
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.
April 19th, 2010
Dear Balloon Fans,
My week at the World Balloon Convention in Dallas was an exhilerating experience from beginning to end. The attendees and instructors came from all over the world; so the balloon decoration education that I received was greater than I could have imagined. Our hosts, Ted and Betty Vlamis and their sons Ted and Tim, are the owners and managers of the Pioneer Balloon Company and Qualatex Balloons. These are the only latex balloons that www.BallroomBalloons.com uses because they are the very best.
Please expect to see new photos in our gallery (www.BallroomBalloons.com/gallery.html) in the coming weeks and months as well as videos (www.BallroomBalloons.com/videos.html) from this exciting convention. For now, please visit www.WorldBalloonConvention.com for a small taste of my experience.
March 29th, 2010
Hola Balloon Fans,
Perhaps March is not precisely going out like a lamb; but, it sure beats the heck out of three feet of snow. Last Friday, we were lucky enough to decorate a re-scheduled event from February. This was for a groundbreaking for a new community of homes in Asbury Methodist Village. Can you just imagine having a groundbreaking ceremony with the snow at its highest of the year?! Here are some links to photos from our gallery that are similar to what we produced for the event:
ballroomballoons.com/gallery.php?category_id=44&parent_id=0&photo_id=1536&countdisplay=&start=0 and: ballroomballoons.com/gallery.php?category_id=65&parent_id=0&photo_id=1727&countdisplay=&start=0
Today we booked a job to create “Hot Air” Balloons for an upcoming event. See: ballroomballoons.com/gallery.php?category_id=59&parent_id=0&photo_id=1643&countdisplay=&start=0
In the old delivery days, this was a favorite special gift idea. We would often fill the basket with candy or flowers. Balloons this size sometimes can’t even fit through a door!
Don’t forget to visit www.BallroomBalloons.com where filling out a free no obligation has never been easier: ballroomballoons.com/quotes.html.
Stan el hombre de globos
March 18th, 2010
Dear Balloon Fans,
Last week we had the pleasure of decorating for one of our Clients at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. First let me say, what a beautiful property and harbor views they had. Wow. All the way, Wow!!
The company that we decorated for was celebrating the launch of a new web-site; and, we provided custom logo balloons for them as well. Please take a look at our custom imprinting page at: ballroomballoons.com/imprinting.html.
To better serve our valued Baltimore Clients, we have established a new Baltimore phone number. You may reach a balloon artist from www.BallroomBalloons.com at (410)864-8647.
For more information, visit our contact page at: ballroomballoons.com/contact.html.
March 10th, 2010
Hey Balloon Fans,
Have you tried www.BallroomBalloons.com free and simple on-line quote form? Simply click on this link to start making your fantasy decor come true: www.BallroomBalloons.com/quotes.html.
March 1st, 2010
Okay, let’s put away those snow shovels and start thinking spring! Now that you can get around, its the perfect time to decorate on the cheap. Why not make an appointment now to pick up a Helium rental tank, balloons, ribbons, and weights from our convenient Gaithersburg, MD location. Please take a look at our current Helium prices at: www.BallroomBalloons.com/rentals.html.
For some new product ideas, kindly check out: ballroomballoons.com/colorchart/newprod.html.
Our Latest decorating videos can now be viewed at: ballroomballoons.com/videos.html.
Until next time,
February 26th, 2010
Whether you need balloon decorations for a small gathering or a large banquet, we have balloon centerpieces, balloon arches, balloon drops, imprinted balloons & more to decorate your event. Contact us today for a consultation.
Contact us Today for a Free Consultation.
February 20th, 2010
Please join us tomorrow at the Gaithersburg Hilton located at 620 Perry Parkway from 11am to 3:30pm for a mega party planning expo. In addition to www.BallroomBalloons.com, there will be many dozens of vendors including photographers, videographers, caterers, DJ’s, bands, game suppliers, invitation specialists, event coordinators, and so much more. FOR FREE ADMISSION REGISTER ONLINE AT: www.bnaimitzvahguide.com/showcase.php.
Mention this blog posting at the show and receive $50.00 off your next balloon decor purchase!!
Watch our latest decorating videos at ballroomballoons.com/videos.html.
February 3rd, 2010
Hello Balloon Lovers,
We might as well start getting in the mood with Valentine’s Day just around the corner. Speaking of romance, please take a look at www.BallroomBalloons.com latest video posting on the Ballroom Balloons Channel at YouTube. Here is a direct link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jomk_6v5_5k. In this video, you will see two dance floor canopies and meet a fellow balloon artist, Ms. Rhonda Pearson of Parties That Pop. To see a list of all our videos, please visit www.BallroomBalloons.com/videos.html.
Are you interested in renting a Helium tank? Ballroom Balloons has many sizes to choose from. Just visit our Helium rental page at www.BallroomBalloons.com/rentals.html. And, please read the important safety and rental terms page.
February 1st, 2010
SNOW. Yes, snow is the official theme of 2010 celebration decorations. The country has seen the highest snow totals in years; and, here it is only February 1. Here is a link to the Snowflake Overload Centerpiece: ballroomballoons.com/gallery.php?category_id=42&parent_id=0&photo_id=1536&countdisplay=&start=0 Its just one of many apropos snow themed designs we have produced here at www.BallroomBalloons.com. Please visit our photo gallery under Theme Ideas at: ballroomballoons.com/gallery.php?category_id=42&parent_id=0.
Until next time, stay warm and enjoy,
January 21st, 2010
From April 15 to 18, 2010, Stan Rosen, of Ballroom Balloons will attend the World Balloon Conference to be held in Dallas, Texas. This first ever one-of-a-kind event is being sponsored by Qualatex, the world’s leading manufacturer of decorator quality balloons and related equipment.
Part “ballooniversity” (apologies to Burton and Burton), part trade show, and part artist indulgance-this fabulous weekend features training and demonstrations by balloon artists from Washington, DC to Bejing, China. Dozens of decor-related vendors will attend; and, I am even invited to take a VIP tour of the Qualatex manufacturing plant to see how the world’s best balloons are made. I will be thrilled to bring back new balloon decorating ideas including alternative balloon centerpiece designs, dance floor canopies, ceiling treatments, balloon drops, and much more.
Be sure to visit our What’s New section in our gallery in the coming months to see examples of what we have learned: www.BallroomBalloons.com/gallery.html
January 19th, 2010
The traditional day for lovers falls on a Sunday this year. That’s February 14 in case you don’t recall. Until the mid 1990′s, Ballroom Balloons delivered as many as 200 balloon bouquets for Valentine’s Day. Since then, dollar stores and party stores have decided to use balloons as their loss leaders. Balloons can be found in grocery stores, florist shops, and even from street vendors. So, the novelty has worn off. There are still very talented people who create balloon art. Its a whole different presentation than receiving a gaggle of balloons. Balloon art is to balloon bunches as floral arrangements are to cut flowers.
In any event, www.BallroomBalloons.com is pleased to still offer Gorrila Grams on Valentine’s Day. Please visit www.BallroomBalloons.com/singingtelegrams.html for a sample video and more information.
January 13th, 2010
Dear Balloon Fans,
It’s actually been a year since my last blog. My how time flies! I’ve just added a new year’s resolution to blog, blog, blog.
www.BallroomBalloons has been busy. In 2009 we added a video page so you can see us in action. Please visit: www.BallroomBalloons.com/videos.html. The videos are linked to YouTube as well.
Please also follow us on Facebook at Ballroom Balloons and on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/BallroomBalloon.
December 27th, 2008
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!