Finding the perfect balloon for the occasion can be trickier than it sounds. Just thinking about the shapes, sizes, and air fillings can make us want to throw in the towel altogether. Every person has unique tastes, and every occasion requires us to meet certain expectations, so is it possible for you to find a balloon that can meet all the demands?
Luckily, the versatility of balloons allows us to customise them to suit every personality and occasion. Sometimes, all we need is a little help. Here are some handy tips and tricks that can guide you to finding the best design for the balloon that you and your loved ones would love.
Keep within the budget and party duration
Before we go into the details of design, first consider your budget to avoid disappointment. Go for elaborate designs only if your budget allows for it. There is no hard and fast rule so long as you can manage the party finances. However, if you still wish to make the day memorable with fancy décor, you could plan your budget to allocate more to balloons and décor. Keeping to a healthy budget allows you to enjoy yourself to the fullest without worrying about breaking the bank.
Another factor you would have to consider is the duration of the party. If the party is set for a longer period, use studier structures to keep the balloons in pristine shape. If you are looking for helium balloons, ensure that the balloons don’t deflate before the party ends! Ideally, the balloons can be delivered at most up to a day before the party because helium balloons last a day or two (depending on its material). If the balloon is made of latex, it’s best to deliver it right before the party.
Look into the material of the balloons
When talking about the balloon’s material, its characteristics can affect your decision. Latex balloons are known to be incredibly flexible. They primarily come in solid colours and are ideal in making up structures such as balloon walls and balloon arches. Party planners often turn to them to highlight the colour palette of the party. They mostly come in the classic pointed oval shape and can last up to 2 days before losing their shape.
Foil and plastic balloons, on the other hand, provide less flexibility. But, they tend to have a glossier finish – popular for their shiny surfaces! These balloons also tend to last longer compared to latex balloons. Depending on what the party calls for, decide on the material wisely. Where foil and plastic surfaces are better for surface design, the simplicity of latex balloons also has its appeal.
Lastly, decide if you would like to print a message or an image on the balloon’s surface. Custom balloons are an eye-catching piece and, if executed well, would most definitely be met with ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ from the crowd. Party supply stores would assist you in the printing of the design on a balloon, and recommend going for either foil-based or plastic-based balloons if you want your print to last longer.
You can’t go wrong with balloons at parties and festive occasions! Their quirky nature, coupled with their flexibility in terms of design, make them the ideal choice for décor and gifting.
At Funlah, whether it’s for a fun-filled birthday, romantic anniversary, or other special events, we have an array of brilliant balloons to match the occasion. For personalised balloons, hand your vision to us, and watch as we make it happen! With that, if you have something in mind in the decor department, our Funlah team will be happy to assist you to the fullest.