Balloon Candy Shop – in NEON!

Balloon Ice Cream Cone with sprinkles and "falling" wrapped candy

Balloon Ice Cream Cone with sprinkles and “falling” wrapped candy

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!)

Balloon wrapped candy shower - overhead view

Balloon wrapped candy shower – overhead view

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!

Lollipops and candy shower - in neon balloons

Lollipops and candy shower – in neon balloons

Amy Seiter, Brenda Hatch, Marta Hoburg

Amy Seiter, Brenda Hatch, Marta Hoburg

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