"Play Ball!" - Celebrating 75 years of International Little League!
Happy Christmas to all!
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 with octopi, a crab & a mermaid, LOTS and LOTS of colorful polka dot "swimming" (helium) fish, bubbles, and more! Sure made us feel that we were right there, in the ocean, swimming with all these friendly creatures! These centerpieces were made so that, and the end of the party, each of the creatures could be detached and given as take-home gifts for all the party guests. What a great idea! Whether for a birthday party, a baby shower, or just a great summer event! - Sea creatures sure bring the party to life! (These same designs could also be done in bolder colors.) This fabulously fun party was held at Hubbard Family Swim School.
For the table centerpieces, we created balloon floral bouquets of white daisies and placed them in bright yellow buckets with bumble bee trim.
The ceiling was extremely high, so we suspended large white daisy-like flowers and some busy bumble bees to help liven the room and give a cozier feel.All in all...it was BEE-utiful!
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 out of balloons using balloon topiary netting. The finished sculpture took up as much space in the garage as a sedan!(Photo courtesy of firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 were "washed ashore" by a giant balloon rip curl!
(About 1000 balloons used for the "water" alone.)
A balloon "surfer dude" rode the balloon wave as well.
(Seems most every guy who sees this, claims the surfer was modeled after him.)
A very "touristy" balloon tiki hut served as a backdrop for a refreshing frozen tropical drink station for the teenagers (approx 12' wide, 9' tall, 3' deep).
Sure hope those "tiki torches" don't catch the roof on fire..."The Balloon People" came and set-up balloon palm trees throughout the room that we decorated with a variety of flowers, plants, and animals. (Thanks, Francine!)
We built a framed, non-helium, 32' Tropical Flower Arch that spanned the dance floor - a colorful, elegant backdrop for the Polynesian dancers that performed that night. This is my wonderful husband JOE - I consider him to be the backbone of Balloon Happy AZ. He engineers and builds all the framing I need for my balloon project designs...and helps with most everything else. What a guy!
Thank you, ladies!
And the rest of the team who made all this possible...