Have you noticed that balloons are having a moment? We’re not talking about the balloon arch at your high school gym dance of days gone by. We’re talking about fantastic, elaborate balloon installations.

The huge, yet whimsical effect that balloon installations deliver to doorways, in focal point areas in a reception hall, or above a long farm-style table setting is truly fantastic.

No matter what type of event you are planning, nothing says “party” like mounds of balloons in different colors and shapes. But now, rather than simply serving as background décor at parties, balloons are taking center stage by adding a more upscale aesthetic to parties.

Primarily used as photo booth backdrops, we’re seeing a new trend blowing up with balloon arches, garlands, DIY balloon numbers and Mylar letter balloons.

They are a fun element to add to any celebration: wedding, baby shower, birthday party.

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