5 Tips on creating Professional Outdoor Balloon Decor.

Joette Giardina

Joette Giardina

Mentor. Motivator. Speaker.

I often get asked how I create outdoor balloon decor that lasts, here are a few tips. 1. Write in your contract that balloons may POP….no matter how many steps you take to prevent popping, the bottom line is -they are balloons, they can pop! 2. Work with air filled balloons on framework, lighter colors handle the sun the best. Type of framework is important. For outdoors I prefer 2 foot by 2 foot square steel base plates that gives a large foot print for stability, and I put on extra 1/4 inch steel plates or bar bells if needing extra weight on windy days. I had them made locally. 3. Use larger balloons and size them much smaller. I feel best when using 16 inch sized under 10 inches. (if you use 11 inch best to size it to 8 inch or smaller depending on heat and direct sunlight) 4. Test things out in your environment! True balloon professionals PRACTICE and TEST out designs and ideas to make sure they will work before selling something to a client. When I had a client request a specific design or color I was not sure would last outdoors, I would make a sample and stick it out in my yard in direct sunlight and monitor it throughout the day to see how it would handle Heat, Sun, sometimes Rain. 5. Never stop learning! Attend conventions, classes, purchase DVS’s and downloads online, be a part of our group coaching program, Balloon Boss Mastermind Every time I attend a class, even if on a topic I have been to before I learn something NEW! I’m so blessed to have learned from many of the best in our industry and always learn from others when I teach, it’s a wonderful industry to be a part of! Below are photos from a Graduation Pool Party on the morning I set the event. The bright colors create a festive celebration! The Arcs are made from 16 inch balloons under inflated to approx. 10 inches. The Foil Tapers on the top I slightly under inflated.
Quick Link Column wraps and Pool Arcs by ballooncoach.com
Quick – Link Pool wraps and Pool arcs by Ballooncoach.com
Many people do not realize that the sun, heat and humidity can actually FUSE latex balloons together. The following photos are from 24 hours later when I went to strike the event. All of the balloons were still fully inflated. I moved them to one area to start popping.
Qualatex Latex and Foil Balloons all in GREAT shape after 24 hours outside.
Professional balloon decor after 24 hours in the sun.
As I started popping the balloons, I decided to take a photo so I could show you HOW the latex balloons FUSE together in the heat, sun and humidity. If a balloon popped and you tried to replace the balloon, by moving balloons around you can easily start a chain reaction where other balloons around it start popping. You can see below how the blue balloon looks like I glued it to the orange. On outdoor installations sometimes balloons can pop from heat, sun, temperature change and movement from extreme wind etc. The more you practice and test balloons in your environment the longer your balloons will last in extreme conditions. Use the knowledge you gain from testing the balloons out to share with your clients so they know what to expect from their outdoor balloon displays.
blue attached to the orange
The heat, humidity and sun Melted these balloons together.
Balloon Arch 24 hours later…there had been a big Rain and wind storm so the Foil Topiary on top of the arch moved down a little bit! But all the Balloons are still intact!
Balloon Arch 24 hours after being outdoors!
Foil topiary Moved from on top of Arch to in front of arch due to major wind and rain, but over all held up well – 24 hours after set!
More questions about outdoor decor? Are you looking for more support as you grow your thriving balloon business? Balloon Boss Mastermind provides you with access to online training 24/7 to help you on your road to success with access to group coaching so you don’t have to be on this journey alone. If you are new to ballooncoach.com I wanted to let you know we have many more blogs that have been written, some interviewing fellow balloon pros sharing tips on sales calls, creating professional quotes, hiring and much more! Ready for hands on training you can come to our annual Balloon Boss Summit in Orlando to be one of 96 attendees with 18 amazing instructors from around the world. To be a part of the business conversation join us on facebook at Balloon Coach Community If you would like to be a part of small group or one to one training at our Party People Events Headquarters in Auburndale Florida email  [email protected] Your Partner in Success Joette Signature 1 Joette Giardina, CBA Mentor. Motivator. Speaker. Take Action Thrive! Check out our In Person and online training programs to support you on your balloon business journey. BalloonCoach.com

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