How it all began...

    Over the years, Charleston Balloon Company has had a few faces and names. What started as a small, home based, party planning business known as Celebrated Times, was the dream of a mother (Jill Shortreed) who loved throwing birthday parties for her children and family. After moving into a small store front on The Jersey Shore the world of balloons was introduced by the late Linda Bruce from Pioneer Balloon Company. Soon expanding not once, but twice Jill was able to create a highly successful; full service party and rental store.

    Following the events of 9/11, her husband was presesentd with a job transfer to South Carolina. Jill made the tough decision to dismantle the business and to put down roots in the Charleston area alongside her husband and 5 children (no that is not a typo, there are 5 children) After much deliberation and with the support of her husband, she decided to reopen and continue her successful journey, in 2010 the transition to only balloons and balloon related products was made and Charleston Balloon Company has been growing ever since.

    A Snapshot of Who We Are Now

    Our Balloon Shop in West Ashley is the largest retail balloon store in North America. We are a family based, woman-owned, independent small business which thrives off of our excellence in customer service, participation in charity and volunteer events, and the maintenance of core family values.  We are a facilitator of small business practicing in the Lowcountry, as well as a self-made business that supports organizations such as Support the Troops, the Make A Wish Foundation, Lowcountry Orphan Relief, and many more. Jill has created a highly successful business, which is internationally recognized and awarded. She is often sought after for her knowledge and loves to help other businesses thrive. If you are interested in hiring Jill for a public speaking event you can do so here.

    We choose to purchase and support as many Made in the USA product as we can source.
    If we don’t have what you are looking for, chances are it doesn’t exist or does not meet our high standards.

    Our Mission

    Our mission as the largest balloon retailer in North America is to change the way the world views balloons. We plan on accomplishing this by enhancing the overall shopping experience both in person and online. To educate the responsible usage and disposal of balloons so as not to create a negative impact on the environment. To elevate an event using balloons as a way to celebrate every occasion in someone’s life with the expectation of high quality craftsmanship, creativity and outstanding customer experience.

    Charleston Balloon Company's Success Goal
    Charleston Balloon Company's goal is to become a multi-million dollar company, through hard work, employee retention and customer satisfaction. While creating a positive economic impact in the greater Charleston region one balloon at a time.

    Meet Your Charleston Balloon Family Team!


    Certified Senior Designer


    Production Manager
    Certified Balloon Artist


    Office Administration Coordinator
    Certified Balloon Artist

    We are growing!

    Current Positions Available
    Retail + Ecommerce Internship
    Retail Associate
    Event + Delivery Team