Balloon decorations add color, fun and excitement for any party or event. Sometimes there is a big decision on what type balloon decoration to use around the DJ for a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah party. Do we choose a balloon arch? Or will simple balloon columns work well?
Such was the case at the Bar Mitzvah party that we did at Ravinia Green Country Club in Riverwoods, Il. The mother, Sandy, could not decide if she wanted an arch by the DJ or a column of balloons on either side of the dance floor.
Balloon columns can add color and balloon excitement on one side of the coin. They do so without taking up too much floor space since balloon columns are compact. The guests who are dancing on the dance floor don’t have to worry about an arch being in their way.
For the designer the balloon column can also be easily constructed using air filled balloons rather than helium. This both reduces the investment for the customer it also saves on depleting the limited helium supplies.
On the other side, an arch can be very dramatic for a wedding reception. The bride and groom can walk through the balloon arch when they are announced at the wedding reception. When we add streamers you now have a dramatic entrance with an element of surprise.
The streamers are relatively easy to add – we tie curling ribbon down from the arch’s supporting wire and curl. This can be single, double and even triple strands of ribbon. We always try to color coordinate the balloons and the ribbons with the theme colors of the event.
Sandy Picked Balloon Columns For The Bar Mitzvah
Sandy decided to use a column of balloons on either side of the dance floor after much deliberation. Of course we used balloons matching her son’s Bar Mitzvah theme colors – red, black and silver.
Balloon columns can be like the one we did for Sandy. Here we made nine rows of balloons in alternating colors. The base row was red, followed by a row each of silver and then a row of black. We repeated the same pattern twice more then placed a larger red balloon on top.
We can also construct the balloon column so the colors swirl as if in an old fashioned barber shop pole. The pattern choice is strictly a matter of personal preference.
At this party we last checked to make sure that both columns were the same height. Then we moved the balloon columns to right and left sides of the dance floor flanking the DJ.
Balloons can add fun and excitement to any event regardless of which design is selected. They add color and height and help focus the eye away from sometime drab walls and ceilings.
Try balloon columns (or arches) for a little fun and excitement for your next Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah party, wedding, anniversary, birthday party, retirement party or other special event.