Author Archives: Brenda Hatch

Little League Baseball – 75th Anniversary!

“Play Ball!” – Celebrating 75 years of International Little League!

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Noah’s Ark

“Noah’s Ark” Balloon centerpieces for a 1st Birthday Party – each accented with a pair of animals.   What could make the theme even more fun….the birthday boy’s name is…. (wait for it…)…..NOAH!  How adorable is that?!

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Baby Shower – It’s a Boy!

Blue  and Green Whimsical Columns greeted guests at the entrance to this outdoor baby shower.  “Mr Stork” (a balloon table centerpiece) was also in attendance.             Ahhh…the fun and anticipation that comes with the expected … Continue reading

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School Play – Animal Habitats

The Arctic, Rain Forest, and Savanna – animal habitats.  How to incorporate all three in a balloon column?  What I came up with was a little out of the ordinary, but the customer LOVED it!….Not to mention the students. One … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day @ Fiesta Mall!

This will definitely date me….but…being born and raised in Mesa, I remember the excitement and anticipation when Fiesta Mall was first built.  This morning, as we installed balloon decorations for Valentine’s Day there at the mall, memories of yester-year came … Continue reading

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A Whoville-like Christmas!

One of my life-long favorite Christmas movies is the animated “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, written by Dr. Seuss.  Imagine how much fun it was to help decorate this week for a Christmas party with a “Whoville” theme! If you … Continue reading

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A Visit to See Santa!

This past weekend we traveled to Buckeye to decorate and twist balloons for their annual “Hometown Holiday Boutique”. To visit with Santa, children walked through this fun Peppermint Arch. These 6 foot tall Peppermint Columns helped to guide the way … Continue reading

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Bicycle Birthday Bash!

There’s nothing like the feel of riding a bike!  At a recent birthday party, children brought their bicycles; decorated them with balloons; and rode through an obstacle course.  There were gentle ramps, a “bike wash” (paper streamers hung from above), … Continue reading

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Giant Spiders and Fall Balloons

Break out the  spiders and pumpkins – it’s that time of year again! While much of the country looks forward to the cooler fall/winter months with dread, here in Phoenix, Arizona, we LOVE it!  These are the months we can … Continue reading

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Elegant Table Decorations

First – make balloon fantasy flowers in pearl white & gold. Second – make a variety of tabletop columns (Based on Centerpiece ideas made for 2012 Twist & Shout Banquet.) Third – Decorate tabletop columns with fantasy flowers (the flowers … Continue reading

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Balloon Wrought Iron – Elegant Wedding Decorations

One of the perks of balloon design is the enjoyment that comes from people’s reaction when they see balloons as they’ve never seen them before.  We created these street lamps and wedding backdrop for my niece’s wedding this past weekend … Continue reading

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“Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” – Dr. Seuss Themed Balloon Decorations

Just say the name “Dr. Seuss” and fun, whimsical thoughts come to mind…you may start to wonder if Thing 1 or Thing 2 is about to pop-in or glance to see if there’s a Wocket in your Pocket. My thoughts … Continue reading

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Celebrate!

I recently had a customer request a gift / centerpiece for a co-worker who loves wine.  Being a recurring customer, she then gave me a budget amount to work within and basically told me, “Make whatever you want – I … Continue reading

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Under the Sea – A Swim Party!

Warm weather is a fabulous time for swim parties, beach parties, and luaus – And, here in Arizona…well, that’s pretty much all year long! Today we created an underwater world for a sweet little girl’s 1st Birthday Party!  Several centerpieces … Continue reading

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Balloon Candy Shop – in NEON!

I had a request from a customer one Friday afternoon for some balloon decorations the following Monday – the customer wanted a candy theme…in NEON!   I’ve never seen a balloon candyland done in neon…my guess is because neon balloons only … Continue reading

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Bumble Bees – BUZZZZZ!

I was recently asked to help with decorations for an event for 10 & 11 year-old girls.  The theme? – “Happy to BEE me!”  There were several wonderful volunteers who helped with some of the inflating and to get everything … Continue reading

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PLAY BALL!

  With March comes the opening day for Chandler National Little League.  We LOVE providing both balloon twisting and balloon decorations for the festivities each year!  this year, as part of the balloon decorations, we created a giant baseball cap … Continue reading

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ALOHA MITZVAH – A Luau in Balloons!

A luau is always in style!  And to decorate your luau with pizazz…do it in balloons! (Photos courtesy of Marci Shill Photography…the nice ones are that is.  The others are courtesy of a few cell phones.) As guests entered they … Continue reading

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