Sweet treats have become very popular in balloon decor recently. I wanted to share the details on how to make a balloon donut to be ready when your client request this trending design! It all starts with quads of balloons to make a uniformed shape and then add in the fun of sprinkles based on your clients event theme.
Jenny Porter of Three Sparrows Balloon Studio in Ontario, Canada and balloon photo stylist for Balloon Boss Summit, shared her tips during a free lunch and learn. In case you missed it, check out the recording below. Jenny shares how to make the sprinkle balloon donuts and as a bonus, a sneak peek at her home-based studio!
One of the top repeated questions of balloon designers is “how do you organize your balloons?”. Jenny just transitioned from part-time to full-time in balloons. Her studio is a detached garage at her home. She has 2 young daughters, so she even put a slide in the space to keep them entertained while she is working.
Note about setting up your storage – yes, the clear jars with lids are pretty as a backdrop. However, if you do not have walk in customers, it’s OK to store all your balloons in larger bins with lids for large volume of balloon sales.
Once you master how to make a balloon donut, it can be used at so many events! From kids birthdays (“Donut Grow Up”) to adult birthdays, sweet treat parties, and businesses that follow the theme. You can even change them up to be themed to different holidays!
Feeling inspired? Good news! We have the recipe ready for you in Canva on how to get started on donuts yourself. Click the button below to get started. As you make your designs log the amount of time it takes you and the amount of balloons you use to make sure you are charging for your time to make this a profitable design. The larger the clients budget the more fun you can add to the design. If the client is working with a low budget you may suggest a stream-lined design or a foil balloon instead.
I can’t wait to see your own creative spin on these! Feel free to share photos in our Facebook groups (balloon coach community and balloon business start up with balloon coach) and tag Jenny Porter so she can see how you used her tips. Good luck!
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