Balloon Trends

Balloons are totally trending right now, from weddings and first birthday photo shoots to elaborate parties and corporate events. But no need to worry we are here to help you with all your balloon needs from choosing the perfect colors to delivery and setup.

Embellishments to decorate your balloons

Here are some of the top trending searches on Pinterest and Google.

 Jumbo Balloon for a Gender Reveal with Pink or Blue Confetti inside.

Jumbo Balloon for a Gender Reveal with Pink or Blue Confetti inside.

  • Jumbo Round Balloons

  • Number + Letter Balloons both large and small 

  • Confetti Balloons

  • Personalized Balloons

  • Balloon Installations 

  • Fabric + Tulle Covered Balloons

  • Hand Painted Balloons

  • Feathers Inside Balloons

  • Gifts Inside Balloons

  • Gender Reveal Balloons

  • Glitter Balloons

  • Balloons with LED Lights

  • Garlands + Tassels

 Confetti Bubble Balloon with Personalization

Confetti Bubble Balloon with Personalization

 Custom Painted Balloons with fun embellishments

Custom Painted Balloons with fun embellishments

 Confetti inside Diamond Clear Latex Balloons

Confetti inside Diamond Clear Latex Balloons


So if you like all the ideas you are seeing on Pinterest come see us. Most of these designs are available in our shop for you to see and touch. 


If you are more of a DIY kind of person we sell confetti, tissue tails,  package balloons and more. You can even rent helium tanks or watch for our balloon classes.

Our Shop is open Monday to Friday from 9am until 6pm and Saturdays from 9am until 3pm.

1646 Ashley Hall Road | Charleston, SC 29407
843.856.9121
 

 

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What's been going on at Charleston Balloon . . .

Wow - can't believe it has been over 6 months since I wrote a blog post. This is one of my New Year's Resolutions to write 2-4 post per month.  So what has been happening here...where do I begin? 

I think one of the most exciting business happenings is we opened our New Retail Balloon Shop! This was two years in the making and we are so thrilled the way it turned out. If you haven't stopped by yet come see us at 1646 Ashley Hall Road (West Ashley). 

 

 

1646 Ashley Hall Road
Charleston, SC 29407

843.856.9121

Hours
Weekdays
9am to 6pm
Saturday
9am to 3pm

 
 Joe and Dawn from Pioneer Balloon helping us setup shop. You Guys ROCK!

Joe and Dawn from Pioneer Balloon helping us setup shop. You Guys ROCK!

If you love balloons on Pinterest then you will fall in love with our shop! We carry everything and anything to do with balloons. Confetti, Glitter, Tassels and even those Jumbo Number and Letter balloons. 
Need something special we don't carry? No problem we will special order for you at no additional charge. But we do not think that will be a problem as we are the LARGEST QBB (Qualatex Balloon Boutique) Shop in North America and one the largest in the WORLD...Pretty Cool, huh?
 

 Mayor Tecklenburg, Councilman Moody and Members of The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce joined us for our Ribbon Cutting Celebration.

Mayor Tecklenburg, Councilman Moody and Members of The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce joined us for our Ribbon Cutting Celebration.

You can see some really cool balloon designs being made in our workshop area. We have a special viewing window installed so you and the kiddos can see some of the larger designs being constructed in the back - you can see anything from balloon arches and balloon columns to massive quantities of helium balloons or larger balloon sculptures. 

 Peek into our Retail Balloon Shop - Can you find the Elf looking thru the workshop window?

Peek into our Retail Balloon Shop - Can you find the Elf looking thru the workshop window?

 Presenting to other balloon professionals

Presenting to other balloon professionals

So what else has been going on? Besides working with amazing event planners and private clients this year. I have been traveling a lot working and teaching other event and balloon professionals about the wonderful world of balloons along with Marketing and Business related presentations. So where have I been . . . Los Angeles (twice), New Orleans, Atlanta, Kansas, Ohio, Wichita, St Louis (twice), Washington, Charlotte...Wow, I am tired just typing that... LOL! 

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Want to thank everyone for a fabulous year and looking forward to what 2018 will bring!!
I have some exciting things planned so stay tuned!
Come see us or visit our website www.CharlestonBalloonCompany.com

USC to Final Four!!

 Having a party this weekend? We have officially licensed USC Gamecocks Balloons!

Having a party this weekend?
We have officially licensed USC Gamecocks Balloons!

It's an exciting time to be a Gamecock Fan!

As both the University of South Carolina's Woman's and Men's basketball teams are playing in the Final Four!

The Women's Team will be playing Stanford on Friday, March 31st. While the Men's Team will face Gonzaga on Saturday, April 1st. 

Good Luck Gamecocks!

 
 Wish your Gamecock Fan a Happy Birthday!

Wish your Gamecock Fan a Happy Birthday!

 Let us get you ready for Tailgating!

Let us get you ready for Tailgating!

Give us a call or send us an email to reserve your USC Balloons!
843.856.9121 or info@charlestonballooncompany.com
www.CharlestonBalloonCompany.com

 

PS - we carry other colleges too - all you Tiger Fans!

Los Angeles and Beyond ...

Hard to believe that the month of January is almost over already, feels like it was just Christmas. Could be because I have been doing a lot of traveling and will only be home about 13 days out of the month.  Part of my job is traveling to teach and speak to other balloon and event professionals across the country. 

So where have I been just in January?

 First Stop - Kansas

First Stop - Kansas

 Look at all these smiling faces at Balloon World in Andover

Look at all these smiling faces at Balloon World in Andover


Then it was off to . . . LA to teach a class at Joker Party Supply - First time I got to see the Hollywood sign, the Pacific Ocean and then had the most AMAZING tacos for lunch!

So such a cool place - can’t wait to go back in the fall to teach on the Qualatex QTour.
 Welcome to LAX

Welcome to LAX

 Teaching some students at Joker Party Supply in LA how to make this beautiful Balloon Arch 

Teaching some students at Joker Party Supply in LA how to make this beautiful Balloon Arch 

 Bye, Bye LA - First time I have seen the Pacific Ocean

Bye, Bye LA - First time I have seen the Pacific Ocean

 Working from our Balcony at Animal Kingdom Kidani Village

Working from our Balcony at Animal Kingdom Kidani Village

Was home long enough to do laundry and work on a few events - then off again.
This time hubby and the kids came with me!
Where to...DISNEY!! Let’s call this one Work-cation ;)
  Yes, my kids love balloons too - Disney's Magic Kingdom

 Yes, my kids love balloons too - Disney's Magic Kingdom

Where to next . . . ?

St. Louis next week to attend a Convention, Network and finalize some upcoming classes, where I will be working with some amazing instructors from around the world.

See you in St. Louie!
— Jill
 Interested in having me teach or speak at  your next event?   Complete  this form  and I will get back with you as soon as I return from next adventure.

Interested in having me teach or speak at  your next event? 

Complete this form and I will get back with you as soon as I return from next adventure.

What Goes Up ... Must Come Down

New Year's Eve is one of our busiest times of year. This year was the year of the Balloon Drop. We did every type of event imaginable, from weddings with midnight balloon drops and private house parties to concert halls and restaurants. Here are some highlight of a handful of our events..

 Our  Large 16"  Streamer Balloons Fill the Ceiling of this ballroom.

Our  Large 16"  Streamer Balloons Fill the Ceiling of this ballroom.

 Crew Installing rig lines for a massive Balloon Drop at 5Church in downtown Charleston

Crew Installing rig lines for a massive Balloon Drop at 5Church in downtown Charleston

 We even did do outdoor events for NYE

We even did do outdoor events for NYE

 Gold Balloon Drops ready to go! 

Gold Balloon Drops ready to go! 

 We LOVE Confetti Balloons!

We LOVE Confetti Balloons!

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Using Jumbo Size Balloons

Our balloons are available in various sizes and styles, from five inch latex to forty plus inch foils. Today, I am going to show how we use some of our jumbo size balloons for various party + events.

 Jumbo 3 foot latex balloons are one of most popular.

Jumbo 3 foot latex balloons are one of most popular.

Jumbo three foot latex balloons are one of the most popular choices - although this balloon size has been around for a long time - it has gained popularity with Pinterest +  Instagram  (Hint. . . be sure to  follow us  so you never miss out on exclusive behind the scenes sneak peaks!)

 

 Get your message out with our mega letters

Get your message out with our mega letters

Our corporate clients love our mega letters. They stand an impressive 40" and definitely make a statement.

Our letters are available in gold or silver and are available in smaller versions for matching table designs.
 A mix latex balloons + mega number make a perfect 1st birthday entrance

A mix latex balloons + mega number make a perfect 1st birthday entrance

We also stock a large variety of numbers to celebrate special birthdays or anniversary events.
Silver, Gold, Red, Pink + Blue are some of the colors we have available.
We can even custom paint these to perfectly match your event.
 Gorgeous hand cut shabby chic tassels for a photo shoot at The Middleton Place.

Gorgeous hand cut shabby chic tassels for a photo shoot at The Middleton Place.

 We used large latex balloons as table centerpieces. 

We used large latex balloons as table centerpieces. 

 Jumbo exploding balloons for corporate launch

Jumbo exploding balloons for corporate launch

How to Decorate your Car Showroom with Balloons

Every Car Commercial on TV has them . . . Balloons! So why doesn't your showroom?
Have you been thinking about adding balloons to your showroom?
Not really sure who to call or if it can be done?
Well, you've come to the right place!  This blog will give you some examples and what to consider  when choosing to add balloons decor your showroom floor.

 Showroom Before Balloons

Showroom Before Balloons

 Professionally Installed Balloons

Professionally Installed Balloons

 Balloons are Highly Visible from Outside  Summerville Ford

Balloons are Highly Visible from Outside Summerville Ford

Things to consider when hiring an outside company to decorate your showroom:

  • Is the staff dressed in professional corporate attire?
  • Do they arrive on time and act in a professional manner? 
  • Are they insured and able to produce a COI? W-9? Business License?
  • Do they have a professional website and portfolio of their work? Are they able to provide references?
  • Is the company a member of any professional organization? Chamber of Commerce, Business Association, etc.
  • Do they come fully prepared with their own ladders, equipment, scissors, etc? 
  • Do they install during non-peak hours, so as not to disrupt your sales floor?
Car Sales and Balloons are like Peanut Butter and Jelly, they naturally go together!

 

  • How high is the ceiling in your showroom? As a courtesy we will measure this for you and suggest options that will look best, based on your ceiling height.
  • What is the temperature where the balloons will be installed? Will the balloons be exposed to full sun? We bring a thermal temperature gauge to insure where your balloons will be installed will last the longest possible time.  
  • Foil or Latex? They both have pros and cons. Foil balloons can be costly,  are limited in colors and are affected by temperature changes; however, they offer many seasonal design choices. Latex balloons will oxidize (turn velvety looking), are the most economical and have many colors to choose from. Both choices can be personalized with your logo or text.
  • What is your ceiling made of? If you ceiling is a typical drop ceiling or has exposed steal beams, then we can use our Magnetic Installation System, which requires no ladders or lifts (up to 29ft)
There are endless options and prices when choosing to decorate your showroom with professional balloon decor.
 Latex Ceiling Topiaries Installed on Exposed Beams

Latex Ceiling Topiaries Installed on Exposed Beams

 Foil Taper Topiaries hung in  Mount Pleasant Chevy

Foil Taper Topiaries hung in Mount Pleasant Chevy

 Seasonal Spring Installation

Seasonal Spring Installation

 Combination Foil and Latex Ceiling Columns

Combination Foil and Latex Ceiling Columns

Don't pay your sales staff to inflate helium balloons - we will do it for you!
We offer three (3) Auto Dealership Programs for you to choose from and service Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Beyond.

  • Monthly - Keep your showroom looking new + fresh as we rotate your designs on a predetermined schedule.
  • Quarterly - Perfect for the dealership on a budget that does not want to commit to a monthly program.
  • Seasonal - Have a sales event or seasonal promotion, then this is the perfect plan for you.

Our programs start as low as $250 plus deliver/installation/tax.  Call today for a free quote or digital mock. 843-856-9121 - As a bonus all our dealerships get social media mentions via twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Blog posts,  we will also promote your current offers and promotions. 

Other Services Available:

  • Helium Tank Rentals
  • Forever Balloon Displays Buy/Lease/Installation
  • Showroom Decor
  • Jumbo Pennant Balloons
  • Logo Imprinted Balloons
  • Trade + Expo Show Decor
  • Grand Openings + New Ownership Launches

Event Spotlight - American Cancer Society Breakfast

Once again we had the honor of decorating the kickoff breakfast for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in the lovely Montague Terrace at the North Charleston Coliseum. Audio + Visual was provided by Fox Audio and Visual, always a pleasure to work alongside these guys. 

This years Making Strides Walk is planned for October 22nd at Riverfront Park in North Charleston. Looking forward to see you there . . . just look for the pink balloons!

Working with HBO on VICE PRINCIPALS

So it's no secret that the HBO series Vice Principals was filmed here in Charleston. But what we couldn't tell you was that last year we were part of it. Our balloons made their 1st appearance on Sunday night. This scene was set up in West Ashley High School. 
There will be another episode in the future that also features our balloons, but that will be another blog in the future.

This is not the first time our work has been featured on TV - We have done work with MTV, Disney and countless concerts and album releases including Bruce Springsteen. 

 A glimpse of our balloons on HBO's Vice Principals

A glimpse of our balloons on HBO's Vice Principals

 Getting Ready to load in..

Getting Ready to load in..

 Set and ready for the crew to do their thing!

Set and ready for the crew to do their thing!

We are proud members of the South Carolina Film Council, along with Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.