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Decoration Guide

Decoration Guide for Balloon Decorations

Need a Decoration Guide to help you with planning balloon décor for your next event?  Want to know which areas need extra attention and which ones don’t? Depending on your budget, the following Decoration Guide for Balloon Decorations will list the important areas of your venue and focus on the decorations needed.

This Decoration Guide of balloon and floral decorations will not provide pricing information, however, there are some guidelines you should plan for, when considering a total decor budget. As a general rule of thumb plan on spending 10-20% of your total budget on décor, including balloon and floral decorations.  Balloons fill large spaces quickly with a variety of vivid colors. Professional Balloon Decorations help you “celebrate” your event, they set the mood and help make memories that will last a lifetime.

Decoration Guide – Areas to Decorate

Driveway or Parking Lot – Lead guests to the final destination – using balloons as “bread crumbs”.

Entrances – Transitional decorations provide a mood-altering shift for guests, an introduction to the theme and a taste of what’s to come. For a Grand Entrance use a Walk-thru Heart or Walk-thru Star.

Foyer – A place for guests to gather and mingle should tease with wonder and excitement, add color and festivity with floor bouquet balloon arrangements with hints of the theme included.

Guest Book/Reception Table – You want people to check-in or sign in, so make their first stop colorful and artistic with decorated sign in board and balloon arrangements.

Cocktail Area, Bars – Signifying the “GO TO” area for guests to quench their thirst, highlight with lighted balloons and touches of the theme.

Stage – The obvious Focal Point and center of attention, should be appropriately framed with a colorful arch & columns, a logo backdrop, a name highlighted or provide an element of surprise with an exploding balloon wall introduction.

Head Table/Sweetheart Table – use a themed Backdrop, canopy, or name as a focal point.

Guest Tables – Use themed or festive Centerpieces to form the ambiance.

Cake Table/Dessert Table – Create a Focal Point such as a canopy over the cake table, or use gumball balloons or a milestone column to add color and significance to the celebration.

Buffet Table – Make a large Buffet Arrangement or use a fun balloon bouquet to draw attention.

Punch/Soda/Coffee Table – Use balloons to add color and to identify this important area.

Gift Table – Create attention with clusters of balloons or add a bride & groom balloon sculpture or a thematic centerpiece.

Dance Floor – Add drama to this focal point with a Lighted Canopy or simply Float Balloons above or create an element of surprise with an exploding ceiling balloon filled with confetti and smaller balloons.

DJ Table – Add color to highlight the emcee or DJ.

Photo Backdrop – Create a Backdrop or use props for your guests to enjoy and remember when they see the pictures they took at your event.

Perimeter – Add floor bouquets or majestic columns to tie up empty area in the room.

Special Moment – Build excitement as your guests anticipate the shower of balloons with a Balloon Drop.

Special Reveal – It is the climax as you reveal a hidden product, person or the dollars raised at a fundraiser or it’s a spectacular ending, the finale of the event with a Balloon Release.

Guest Bathrooms – Add color to an unexpected area.

Get-away Car – Loose balloons placed in the car and released as the guest of honor leave the reception.

Honeymoon Room – Surprise the newlyweds with a room full of loose balloons, floating and air-filled, to celebrate them and reward them as they end their long, special day.

By understanding and following this Decoration Guide, you can choose which decorations to buy and where to put them. Depending on the event, this list could certainly be expanded. The many options and color harmonies to choose from can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to go it alone.

Decoration Guide Not Enough, Need More Help?

Contact Us.  We are here to help you. We can recommend trending decor elements and ensure proper placement, appropriately carrying out the theme or motif in harmony. Once you see how the decorations flow seamlessly, the same way your guest will experience them, your choices will be much easier. We can also provide you with a custom proposal outlining the areas we feel would be most appropriate to decorate, along with a competitive price quote to help you stay within your budget.  Put our 20+ years of experience to work for you – call us today at (949) 636-4433! or email

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