What are Personalised Balloons?

Sending personalised balloons as gifts is not a new phenomenon, however they are still quite unknown to the market.

When we first launched we were really surprised at the reaction to our gift balloons.  People were surprised at how long they would float for and the fact that they could be posted out fully inflated to the recipient.

This is because our personalised gift balloons are not made from the traditional latex balloons that we have become accustomed too and which generally last a day.

They are made from a thin plastic membrane which allows the balloons to float anywhere from 1 week to 3 weeks and sometimes more. The balloons are filled with ordinary balloon gas.

Because of the special membrane of the balloon we are able to apply a personalised message to the balloon.

Butterfly feather filled balloon

What types of personalised messages are put on the balloons?

So we get requests for all sorts of messages. “Happy Birthday”, “Congratulations”, “New Baby” “Get well soon”, “New Home”, “Welcome Home” to name a few.

The major days such as Valentine’s day, Mothers day and Fathers day are very popular. We are inundated on Valentines day.

Personalised Mothers Day Gift Balloon
Our soft pink feather balloons attached to a floral tail, just fly off the shelf on mothers Day. “The Best Mum” is one of the most asked for messages to write on the balloons.

Another popular time our gift balloons are given is when there has been the arrival of a new baby.

Princess Balloon

We have a large selection of feathers which we use in or balloons. Soft pink and soft blue are the most popular, however mint green, and pale yellow feathers are often asked for too.

mont green filled clear balloon

How are the balloons sold?

We sell our balloons through our on-line store here: https://www.grapefruitballoons.co.uk/gift-balloon-box/

Gift Balloons in a box is a term that is widely used to describe these products. You simply select one of our designs and tick the box which allows use to write the message you would like to appear on the face of the balloon. There is an additional cost to have this service. In the personalisation box you enter your message. This is capped at 35 characters.

You can then select the date you would like the recipient of the gift to receive their balloon.

We deliver to almost every address in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland). We are unfortunately unable to deliver to the Channel Islands (Jersey & Guernsey).

We can also send to a business address and a wedding venue too, making sure that the person’s name and if applicable their department is clearly specified to ensure speedy delivery.

Our balloons are sent out first class by royal mail delivery.

Each balloon is sent fully inflated in a sturdy cardboard box delicately lined with tissue paper.
When open the balloon will float gently out of the box to give it that Wow factor.
We also offer a collection service too. Many of our customers in the Pinner area and surrounding catchment choose to collect their balloons and save on postage charges. We have customers from Harrow, Stanmore, Ruislip and as far out as Watford collecting their gift balloons.

 

Balloons covered in Tulle

One of our recent weddings involved balloons covered in net or tulle. The 3ft balloons as centre pieces are getting more popular. When we were asked to do the 3ft balloons as centre pieces we pitched the net covered balloons to our client instead.

Yes they were more expensive but it didn’t take much convincing once we sent over some images.

They chose white balloons covered in white tulle.  The balloons were so perfect it was a great choice.

We inflate our balloons to 27″ so the net that is required to cover the balloons has to be super big.

Fortunately we have a fabulous supplier who stocks this tulle (and in different colours too) where we can purchase this in very long and wide lengths.

The couple wanted red flowers to be incorporated into the balloon so it would match their outfits on the day.

We found some lovely flowers to use as a tie to fasten the tulle to the balloons.

The colours complimented the brides dress

 

We would normally inflate our 3ft balloons on site, however on this occasion we pre-made everything in our studio ready for transportation to the wedding venue.

Net Balloons

They are big ole balloons however our trusty van was ample size to transport them

The results were super worth it. The wedding venue had high ceilings so these balloons added volume and height to the room and what a show stopper they were too.

These balloons just scream WEDDING. They are a must if you are choosing giant balloons for your special day. We are just so in love with them and so were our clients.

They can be fastened together using various floral ties. The colours matched to the colour theme of your wedding.

Used as table centre pieces or either side of the wedding table or entrance. These balloons really make a statement.

Delivering Balloons
Balloon Delivery