2017 Subway Race Against Cancer

Custom Balloon Centerpieces for Subway Race Against Cancer Building custom balloon centerpieces was top priority for this job. One of my first corporate clients, Thompson Cancer Survival Center, hosts the annual Subway Race Against Cancer, a 5K Walk/Run in the park. This amazing fund raiser takes place at World’s Fair Park every November. The Thompson Cancer Survival Center has been …

Balloon Releases – The Truth

Balloon Releases – The Professional Way There is quite a bit of controversy over balloon releases. Should we allow balloon releases? Are they legal? Are they dangerous to the environment? As a responsible balloon artist, it is in my best interest to be aware and to follow established guidelines. The California Balloon Law, only applies to balloons and or ribbons made …

Balloon Fun Facts – Miscellaneous Information!

Balloon Fun Facts You’ve Always Wanted to Know! Where else would you find fun balloon facts? Right here at Volunteer Balloon Decor where we strive to make your shopping experience hassle-free! Since our main goal is to make your quest for balloon decor stress-free, easy and uncomplicated, we’ve decided to answer the questions that we are asked the most. If we’ve …

Aqeeqa – Celebrating Little Jude with Balloons!

Celebrating a unique event with unique balloon decor! “Aqīqah, “Aqeeqa”, “Aqeeqah” ([Arabic]: عقيقة) is the Islamic tradition of the sacrifice of an animal on the occasion of a child’s birth. It is widely performed by Muslims and it is considered sunnah to slaughter one sheep for the baby girl and two sheep for the baby boy. Late June I was …

Helium Prices: The Real Story

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I wanted to know the real story behind the cost of helium. Rest assured, there is no shortage! Then why has the cost risen so much in the last decade? We know it is the 2nd most abundant, natural element in the universe – byproduct of radioactive decay of uranium. Although there is no practical way to manufacturer it, natural …

Growing Boutique Balloon Decor Business

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Addition of employee in a growing boutique balloon decor business How busy do you need to be to justify hiring help for a growing balloon decor boutique business? Maybe the question should be how successful does a company need to be to justify hiring help? Would having a part time employee increase profit or expenses? These are questions that I have …

Little Known Balloon Facts

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Balloon Facts To many, what can be achieved with balloons remains a mystery. Unless you’ve been to an event where balloons were used as either the main decor or added features, you may not be aware of everything that can be accomplished with the use of balloons. Here are some little known balloon facts. Balloon Facts #1: Balloon Decor Beginnings …

2015 ends with a “bang!”

Whoville Tree Balloon Column

Normally we spend Christmas in Ottawa, Canada with my daughter and her family. This year we did things differently because of the balloon decor business. I had no idea what to expect for my first holiday season. Early November, The Muse Knoxville requested decor for their New Year’s Eve celebration – that was very encouraging! Then the Chamber asked if I …

Becoming a Certified Balloon Artist

A Certified Balloon Artist is a member of a group of balloon professionals who successfully complete a series of tests, including oral and practical exams. The certification is administered by the Qualatex Balloon Network, a professional organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in balloon decor. At this time, there are fewer than 3,000 Certified Balloon Artists worldwide. What does this mean to our customers? …

Working with a balloon decor professional

Establishing your decor budget Working with a balloon decor professional will make your decorating task much easier! Balloon decor is affordable and can accommodate all budgets.  However, we do have a minimum charge of $250. When you contact us, have an idea of how much of your celebration budget you’ve allocated for decor. The amount for a wedding or gala is between 5% to 10% …

Halloween is Right Around the Corner!

Have you considered giving balloon bouquets to friends or co-workers for Halloween? This is a great way to brighten up the office and show someone that you’re thinking about them. It’s a perfect way to let your secretary or office manager know how much you appreciate their help and support throughout the year. We can easily add a basket of your …

Christine Maentz, Certified Balloon Artist

For Immediate Release October 7, 2015 Christine Maentz, Owner of Volunteer Balloon Decor, is Knoxville’s Newest CBA Volunteer Balloon Decor is thrilled to announce that company founder, Christine Maentz, has successfully completed the balloon industry’s prestigious Certified Balloon Artist program. As such, she is one of three CBAs in the Knoxville area. Certified Balloon Artist (CBA) is the only internationally recognized …