Our Story

We are a family owned business, located in the gorgeous Lowcountry of South Carolina. Our experience started back in 1997 with a small retail party shop on the Jersey Shore. Quickly, we earned an exceptional reputation and began decorating events nationwide.  Our success has led us to decorate some amazing events, including: The Stone Pony for Bruce Springsteen, The Fray, Disney on Ice, Political Events for Senators + Congressmen, along with thousands of private + corporate parties. In 2004 we relocated with our 5 children (that is not a typo, we have 5 kids) to Charleston, South Carolina and have continued our successful journey. Our Balloon Shop in West Ashley is the largest in North America .

Why Choose us?
We will always strive to create a unique event experience, that is not only fun, but looks beautiful too. 
Our masterful team of decorators will design + build decor that is unique to you + your event, leaving your guests talking about how amazing your event looks. 
We know good design embraces originality + attention to detail. We only use the highest quality materials + equipment to ensure your decor is amazing.
Whether you are planning an upscale gala or looking for unique + creative designs for your child's Mitzvah, you have come to the right place.
Our elite reputation + designs are what make us Your Number One Choice for Party + Event Decor.

The Event Team Behind The Decor

Jill Shortreed, CBA
Owner, Senior Designer

Recognized as an industry leader, Jill has earned an exceptional reputation for her ability to design + create event decor for a wide range of clients including celebrity inspired events, corporate galas + private parties. As the principal owner of Charleston Balloon Company, Jill is the creative force behind it's success. Having background knowledge in marketing + finance, Jill can take your event and make it centerstage - all while staying within your budget. As an award winning artist, her designs have been featured on TV, Internationally, on blogs + in print. Jill has been invited to sit on industry planning boards, along with teaching  + speaking to other event professionals. 

Favorite Things:
Family Time + Beach Time + Halloween Morning Coffee + Diet Pepsi

Scott Shortreed, CBA
Partner, Production Manager

Scott is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University and has served in the hospitality industry for over 30 years. In 2010 he earned his CBA (Certified Balloon Artist) designation in Athens, Georgia and approached the event decor industry full force. He brings a vast knowledge of mechanics + design, enabling him to build + install decor that seems to magically appear. In February 2015 Scott was asked to join two competition teams, one from Ireland and the other from Atlanta, Georgia - both teams placed with their winning designs.

Favorite Things:
Playing Golf + New York Giants + Cooking his Favorite Dish Mac and Cheese (yum)

We Couldn't Do It Without Our Crew aka Family!


Baleigh Shortreed, CBA
Crew Leader (Columbia)


Stephen Connors
Crew Leader (Charleston)

Lori Tyler
Crew Leader (Myrtle Beach)

Caitlin Cattles
Shop Assistant (Charleston)

Office Assistant

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Noelle Shortreed, CBA
Shop Leader (Charleston)