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One Year Sale!

Posted on 28 March, 2016 at 15:20 Comments comments (86619)

Help us celebrate in style!

Calling all current and new customers! Now is the time to keep a close eye on our page as throughout the month of April pop up offers may appear!

April marks the first anniversary of Balloons & Beyond and whilst we will have a newsletter fully dedicated to our one year milestone, we are offering our readers insight into what’s going to be happening next month.

It’s important to regularly visit our Facebook page or website all next month so you don’t miss out on some fantastic savings!

We aren’t spoiling all of the surprises but this is what we can tell you:

Customers are in for some brand new treats in the form of balloon and party packages!

And that’s not all, after teaming up with BDazzled Florals, we now offer chair covers in with our packages!

But we’ll have plenty more surprises to tell you all about in next month’s edition, so keep reading if you want to know more.

Also be on the lookout for our brand new flyers and refreshed website with loads of new photos of our fantastic displays!

For more information visit our website or Facebook page after the 1st April 2016!


Delivery Rates

Posted on 10 March, 2016 at 10:35 Comments comments (11868)

We try to keep prices as low as possible.

We pride ourselves in ensuring our customers aren’t paying too much for their balloons which also applies when it comes to delivery rates.

Our policy offers free delivery within a 3 mile radius of Houghton le Spring and set up is always included in the price. But when it comes to larger orders or further distances, we may need to add an extra charge to cover our fuel costs.

Whilst we are celebrating our first year anniversary, we would like to stress that we are still a small and fairly new business. Unfortunately we don’t have the privileges of a large transport vehicle.

As a result, fairly large orders may have a slightly higher delivery charge than smaller ones to accommodate for the extra trips we need to make.

When it comes to long distance journeys, we are always happy to try and keep the cost down if possible. If we can fit your order into our two delivery cars then we will be sure to work out the appropriate price.

However if we can’t, we may be able to come to a better arrangement where the balloons can be done at the venue instead.

It’s always important for you to ask if you have any concerns, as we always try to accommodate you and make sure you aren’t paying too much for your order!


Mother's Day Celebrations!

Posted on 22 February, 2016 at 14:45 Comments comments (4895)

Balloons are the new flowers!

Mother’s Day is fast approaching which is why it’s important to get your orders in as soon as possible!

Why not take a step back from the tradition of chocolates or flowers this year and instead treat your mam to a lovely balloon display.

We offer a range of small and large displays which are perfect for saying ‘I love you’ including our single helium foils and foil/latex clusters available in 3s, 5s, 7s and 10s!

And if you are looking for that extra special something, why not pre-order one of our personalised star foils which can have any message you like written on it with glitter!

But that’s not all! Instead of having to collect your balloons, we can deliver them straight to your mam’s door.

And if you would like to keep a little tradition for the special day, we also offer balloon and boxed flower combos.

After the huge success of Valentine’s Day, we are back in partnership with BDazzled Florals.

Simply pop into the shop to pre-order the perfect combo deal for your mam. But hurry as we are filling up fast and would hate to disappoint!

Prom & Graduation Nights!

Posted on 10 February, 2016 at 13:15 Comments comments (11017)

Let your prom pop into place!

Are you in charge of organising your prom or graduation ball? Now is the time to start thinking about ordering your decorations.

We offer a fantastic range of displays which can be personalised for your school, college or university.

Starting with the basics, we offer clusters of 3, 5, 7 and 10 for the tables and doorways in both latex and foil balloons. These can be customised to your school or uni colours or to any theme you may have.

But in addition, if you decide to order foil clusters, we are offering free personalisation until the end of April which means you can have your school name, university department or year of graduation on these balloons!

And that’s not all, we also offer larger, more memorable displays including personalised columns.

We know this is a night you should never forget and we aim to make it extra special with minimal work for you or your committee.

And don’t worry if you are on a tight budget, watch out for our graduation packages.

But if you do have a little spare cash, why not add our candy floss and popcorn machines to your event and have a sweet treat for dessert!

Don’t leave it until the last minute! Get booking now!


Valentine's Day

Posted on 28 January, 2016 at 13:10 Comments comments (24415)

Treat your loved one to something different!

Have you got something special planned for that special someone in your life?

Or have you left it until the last minute?

Don’t worry we can help you! Whether you have plans to surprise your boyfriend or girlfriend with a romantic trip away, a cosy meal at your local restaurant or even just with a card and small present, we have something for you.

We offer a range of different designs for foil helium balloons which will go perfectly with a box of flowers or even a teddy bear toy. And these are all at fantastic prices!

But if you’re thinking about going a little bigger, we offer that too! Why not buy one of our personalised foils which can include a special message or even a simple ‘I love you’ with your valentine’s name underneath.

And what about the extra-large gestures. The romantic marriage proposals or promising commitments. Why not pre-order one of our personalised 36” heart balloons which lets the whole world know how you feel.

But hurry as you don’t want to miss out and leave your loved one feeling disappointed!

Pre-order now!


Happy New Year

Posted on 10 January, 2016 at 14:30 Comments comments (26552)

What's new in 2016?

Balloons & Beyond is back after the New Year and we are busier than ever before!

Firstly, we would like to thank all of our amazing existing customers for their continuous business and also welcome any new customers who have joined us since the New Year.

It is important to remember that 2016 marks almost a year in business for us and with that brings in more customers. So remember not to leave your orders until the last minute.

We would hate to have to turn anyone away because we are fully booked so please book your balloons, face painting or party ware at least a couple of months in advance to ensure we can accommodate you.

And we have even more exciting news. As some of our regular customers may already know, we sell our foil balloons from BDazzled Florals in Houghton. But now you can also go in and place event orders with us.

If you search for us on Google or Yell you will find BDazzled’s address. It may be worth noting however that BDazzled Florals is a separate independent company so all payments must be made in cash.

Thank you for your ongoing support and we hope to keep you updated with more exciting news as the year goes on! 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Posted on 25 December, 2015 at 11:55 Comments comments (8796)

Thank you for all of your support in 2015!

Balloons & Beyond is a local balloon and party service business that opened its doors in 2015.

Over the last few months new and exciting things have been happening for us…

We now stock balloons at BDazzled Florals in Houghton where customers can buy single foils or place orders for special events.

We have also become regular traders – face painting and selling balloons – at the Rainton Meadows and Hetton Centre craft and food markets which are monthly markets filled with local businesses.

Finally, we have received a lot of positive feedback from our customers and members of the community.

Balloons & Beyond would like to dedicate this newsletter by thanking all of our regular and new customers and local residents and businesses for all of their support.

Please continue to support us by following our frequent Facebook posts, liking and sharing our content and recommending us to your family and friends!

Help us continue to shine into 2016!

Merry Christmas from Balloons & Beyond. We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and fantastic New Year!


Face Painting on Stalls

Posted on 29 November, 2015 at 15:30 Comments comments (14795)

Safety tips when visiting your local Christmas market.

Are you looking for something fun to do with the kids over the Christmas period? Why not come and visit Balloons & Beyond at one of our many face painting and balloon stalls. 

Christmas markets are a great way to pass some time whilst also entertaining the kids and getting some personalised, homemade Christmas gifts. And with all the new markets popping up around the North East, you will have plenty to choose from.

But it’s also important to be careful when it comes to Christmas markets for both sellers and customers.

1) Always ask questions if you are unsure – if you are attending a new market it’s always good to get all the facts before signing up to ensure you won’t lose out on both your time and money.

2) Always watch the weather – after the destruction Team Valley Christmas market received at the weekend, it is more important than ever to make sure weather conditions are good if you are planning a trip to your local market.

3) Make sure traders’ goods are genuine – just because something looks good doesn’t mean it necessarily is so if you are unsure about something, ask other customers what they thought of the product or check past reviews.

Don’t forget to stay safe this Christmas.

Christmas Party Ideas

Posted on 9 November, 2015 at 11:45 Comments comments (36268)

Whether your event is big or small, we have it sorted!

Are you responsible for organising your Christmas party this year? Well look no further than Balloons & Beyond when it comes to room décor.

We offer a range of Christmas displays for both large and small events starting with our Christmas latex and foil clusters which are available in Christmas and New Year themes.

If you’re looking for something a little different for this festive season, you can also choose from a range of Christmas and New Year arches or columns to ensure your guests are greeted in style. 

Do you perhaps need to organise a children’s event? We offer 6ft Christmas tree and snowmen displays as well as festive face painting where your painter will be dressed as an elf!

In addition to our fantastic balloon displays and face painting, we also offer floral centrepieces and chair covers to completely dress your event this Christmas or New Year.

So why not take the hassle of organising your Christmas party away this year and instead sit back and relax whilst we do all the decorating for you.

But hurry as bookings are coming in quickly and we would hate for you to miss out. Book today by phone, email, via our Facebook page or website.

Make your Christmas a merry one!

Stay Safe With Helium

Posted on 30 October, 2015 at 11:10 Comments comments (12116)

Halloween Balloons Safety Advice

Halloween is always a good time of year to have a drink and a good laugh with friends, especially when you are surrounded by helium filled balloons. But it’s important to stay safe this Halloween and resist the urge to inhale the helium.

One of the main reasons it’s important not to inhale helium is because it starves your body of oxygen. Whilst you may think that a few seconds of inhaling the helium won’t have an effect, you’re wrong. If the oxygen in your body is displaced you may start to experience signs of asphyxia which can result in death.

You might think this seems rather dramatic. But take a step back and evaluate if a few laughs with friends is worth leaving your friends and family behind.

It’s also important to remember that all of our balloons are treated with Hi-Float which is a solution of plastic material dissolved in water. Hi-Float can take a few hours to dry once inside of a balloon meaning that whilst inhaling the helium you will also be ingesting the Hi-Float which could cause severe problems if it reaches your lungs.

Please stay safe this Halloween and stop your friends, family and children from inhaling helium.