Balloons add Pop and Pizzazz to any Event

Nothing is more traditional than balloons at a birthday party. But not many people are aware that the balloon itself turns 200 years old this year.

History of the Balloon

When Professor Michael Faraday of the Royal Institute of London made the first rubber balloon while experimenting with hydrogen gas in 1824, he could not have foreseen this invention’s evolution over the next century. Production of that first version began in 1825 to be sold as science experiments.

Balloons have many uses, including decorative purposes, entertainment, meteorology, medical treatment, military defense, and transportation. Their low density and cost have led to a wide range of applications, and they are often given for special occasions like birthdays or holidays. 

Not long after the discovery, Thomas Hancock began selling a balloon kit that included a bottle of rubber solution and a condensing syringe, for those who wished to create their own balloons. By 1847, J.G. Ingram of London began manufacturing vulcanized toy balloons that were unaffected by temperature changes, which are considered the prototype of modern toy balloons. 

By the turn of the 20th century, rubber balloons were being commercially produced in the United States, and their popularity increased throughout the 20th century. In 1912, the first commercial sausage-shaped balloons were produced, and in the late 1930s or early 1940s, Americans began twisting them into animal shapes.

Different Types of Balloons

Another boom in recreational balloon use occurred with the introduction of mylar (foil) balloons in the 1970s. Foil balloons, made of nylon coated with polyethylene and metalized on one side, hold their shape better than rubber balloons, and have been used for NASA’s Space Mission.

Over the last two centuries, the balloon has evolved from experiment to toy, to party favor, to displays and backdrops for photo ops. The professionals at Lucy Blossoms have perfected the technique of creating beautiful balloon arches and feature walls for large celebrations.

Balloons are definitely not just for children’s birthday parties anymore. From intimate family gatherings to large “statement-making” events, we have used balloons at corporate events, birthday parties, bridal showers, baby showers, proposals, engagement parties, anniversaries, brand launches, and fundraisers.


The first thing you notice at any event is the décor. A custom balloon arrangement is the perfect way to make an impact and add those brand colors to any corporate event. From balloon garlands and walls to awe-inspiring arches, our team can provide the pop and pizzazz your event needs.

A balloon garland can be as long or as short as you want. Imagine the impact they will make surrounding a display table, lining a staircase, or even framing a marquee letter installation! Our balloons are made from 100% biodegradable latex and are of the highest quality possible. Our ethical décor reflects our commitment to sustainability.

We use a variety of colorful décor and will coordinate balloon and floral arrangements, and permanent installations, to help build awareness and gain media attention for our corporate clients.

 Besides the arches, garlands, and backdrops, our custom-designed towers and oversized spheres add a touch of whimsy and vibrancy to any occasion, creating a visual spectacle that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Some of our locations offer convenient Grab-And-Go garlands, available for pick up or delivery for an additional fee. Choose from our range of sizes, including 6ft, 9ft, and 12ft garlands. 

If your need stretches beyond colorful décor, we can also help you find a venue, work with vendors, budget, and carry out the concept until the event is complete. If you need help pulling off a unique experience, the professionals at Lucy Blossoms can take care of everything from concept to completion.

Whether it’s a private or corporate event, our experienced staff can take the worry out of your plan and help you create an experience your guests will be talking about years from now. This is your chance to create something truly unique.

We believe in a stress-free experience and making an impact on customers and staff alike. This is your chance to make an impact, tell your brand story, and create meaningful engagement.  Choose us to plan your next event, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the party. 

We do what we do because we love creating brand experiences that are truly unique and memorable. Better yet, our team of experienced event professionals know how to keep the event planning process stress-free and fun.

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