A quick one today because I have a sick child off nursery (oh the joy when I have the whole special issue to put together!) I’ve decided to revisit a topic I covered in the very first issue of the magazine, waaaaay back in 2013. The Great Balloon Debate! This is what I wrote back then:
“Balloons. Love or hate? I think there’s a fine line between deflated kids birthday party, and helium-filled balloon happiness. Who remembers the 1990 film ‘Stella’? Where all Bette Midler wants is a room full of balloons. Crummy apartment. Room full of balloons. Classic romantic proposal as far as I’m concerned. So yup, you’ve guessed it – I’m a lover. I go all doe-eyed when I see balloons at weddings. Big bunches of pastel coloured balloons, single, oversized red balloon. In my mind they’re more effective that a bouquet, hell – walk down the aisle with your balloons, give balloons to the bridesmaids. Let’s go balloon crazy”.
So what’s changed in five years? Well, the things talented industry folk are doing with balloons has got WAY more sophisticated. I’m in awe of some of the things I see on Instagram… here are some of my faves (all by Bubblegum Balloons).
If you fancy getting creative why not try this YouTube DIY video?
Featured image by Photography by Paloma.