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 come in two sizes: 260Q and 11" round - definitely limiting when it comes to balloon decor. Neon balloons are fun (FYI they are blacklight-sensitive), but I don't typically get requests for them in decor, so I don't keep them in stock...I HAD to be sure I purchased everything I needed right then. Knowing that my balloon suppliers close at 4pm on Fridays and don't reopen until Monday morning (which would be too late to get any needed supplies) I rushed over to Big Fun Balloons where they gave me a place to sit down and quickly draw up some balloon designs for the project. (Note: A HUGE thank you to Julie & Anthony at Big Fun, who were such a great help!) I was only able to do a couple of hours of prep work over the weekend, so Monday morning I was up bright and early to start building some of the elements for the project. Amy Seiter & Marta Hoburg both came to help me on this project - I definitely couldn't have done it without them! They are my heroes! What balloon designs did we do? We built a 9', double-scoop ice cream cone with sprinkles, an 8' gumball machine, and scads of lollipops and wrapped candy suspended from the ceiling in a shower of sweets! (We also left of couple of these candies for use in photos.) Last-minute and rushed, but overall...we considered it a "sweet" success!