Category Archives: Columns & Arches

Tropical Flower Balloon Arch

I originally designed this colorful arch for a luau event I did with several other balloon artists last June.  Since then I’ve had several customer requests for this arch.  Seems that, no matter how elaborate the rest of the balloon … Continue reading

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Princess Party Balloon Decorations

Funny how a last-minute addition can have lasting impact… A couple years ago, I was asked to provide a couple of balloon columns and some centerpieces for the birthday party for an adorable 1 year-old girl.  The theme?  PRINCESSES! For … 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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WEDDING IN PINK AND WHITE

I was recently asked to do the decorations for a wedding reception.  The bride and her mother wanted “balloons”.  The father said, “When I think of balloons – I think of a carnival.”  I assured him that we wouldn’t let the wedding decor look like a … Continue reading

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Balloons at the ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Fan Fest!

I’ll confess – walking through the tunnel and onto right field at Chase Field (home of the Arizona Diamondbacks) DEFINITELY made me giddy!  I was helping my good friend, Kristy Edel, set-up Baseball Bat Balloon Columns for the Diamondback’s Annual … Continue reading

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Christmas Trees & Santa’s Workshop – BALLOONS!

  Two dozen Balloon Christmas Trees!  Four were life-sized and twenty were tabletop sized centerpieces.  Volunteers helped by stringing lights and decorating all the trees.  We then filled the room by suspending a couple dozen foil balloon stars from the ceiling! Beautiful! Then, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Balloon Decorations with BIG FUN BALLOONS

This year I was privileged to take part in helping to create balloon decor for the Salvation Army’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner here in Phoenix.  Sponsored by Big Fun Balloons and Qualatex Balloons (Pioneer Balloon Company), volunteers come together each November to … Continue reading

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Luau

A close friend of ours has been battling cancer for several years.  Each year he and his wife celebrate life by hosting a LUAU.  This year, I was priveleged to provide some balloon decor for this worthwhile event – A … Continue reading

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Balloon Luau

On occasion I get the opportunity to work with some of my FABULOUSLY TALENTED balloon artist friends on large balloon decor jobs. (Together we are “AZ Balloon Artists”.)   June 30th we created a tropical “Balloon Luau” for an event … Continue reading

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Baby Shower Balloon Decorations – “It’s a Girl!”

I LOVE when I get the chance to make something with balloons I’ve never made before!  Whether simple or complex – it’s just fun! Over the weekend I got to make these cute “Baby” columns for a baby shower – … Continue reading

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HUGE BALLOON FLOWERS

Last month, we had the opportunity to create some fun, HUGE, purple flower balloon sculptures for Intel’s WIN Conference held at Chandler Center for the Arts.  Some of these flowers were over 9 feet tall!  

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Baseball Balloon Decorations

Chandler National Little League’s Opening Day is always an event to remember!  Balloon Happy AZ joined in the fun by twisting balloon animals for many of the players and their families and creating these customized balloon columns / sculptures for the … Continue reading

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More Christmas Balloon Decorations

The following are just a couple balloon designs I did for a Christmas Party. There are some really fantastic designs for lighted street lamp balloon columns out there – below is my own personal take on it.   Together, with … Continue reading

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Nutcracker / Toy Soldier Christmas Balloon Column Decorations

NUTCRACKER (TOY SOLDIER) COLUMNS Larger-than-life and absolutely stunning! – Everyone at the Christmas party went “nuts” for this set of Christmas Balloon Nutcrackers! Impressive for their 11′ height alone; even more amazing is knowing that there is a pipe going right thru each balloon head! … Continue reading

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Balloon Cactus & Wagon Wheels

SOUTHWEST BALLOON CACTUS COLUMN & WAGON WHEELS This was a fun project for Homecoming at Glendale Community College – GO GAUCHOS! We not only got to create some life-sized Saguaro Cacti and wagon wheels, but we were asked to stay and … Continue reading

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FREAKY FRANKIE – Halloween Balloon Column

Standing at over 8 feet tall, “Freaky Frankie” is a frighteningly fun addition to any Halloween decor! Make it an extra Happy Halloween – invite “Frankie.” (The girl in the photo is 5’8″ tall)      

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Bald Eagle Balloon Column Decoration

BALD EAGLE BALLOON COLUMN Created for an Eagle Scout Court of Honor, this patriotic bald eagle balloon column stands just over 8 feet tall.  The eagle has a wingspan of approximately 5 feet. (Note:  After seeing the Eagle Balloon Column, … Continue reading

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Top Hat Balloon Column Decoration

TOP HAT COLUMNS These classy column add a sophisticated touch to any event.  We made two of these lighted Top Hat Balloon Columns, along with some classy balloon decorations suspended from the ceiling, for a big birthday party and dance. (Note:  Suspending balloon … Continue reading

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Jungle Safari Balloon Column Decoration

This was created for a 1 year-old birthday party. The column stood approximately 10′ tall.                                                   … Continue reading

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Kyle’s Balloon Garden

Spring For A Cure Festival benefiting Children’s Tumor Foundation What a fun and amazing experience, helping to create a “balloon garden” that filled an entire room!  The garden had a life-sized tree – complete with tree swing & critters, a gazebo, … Continue reading

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