Balloon Basics 101

Photo Credit: @melbasballoons

As we find ways to celebrate milestones and special occasions amidst the ongoing pandemic, one element that will always be on-trend and bring smiles, is incorporating balloons into your celebrations.

In this course, you will learn the basics of creating your own balloon installations from simple centerpieces to easy to put together garlands and columns. You will be equipped with the knowledge of selecting quality balloons, which inflators to use, including tips and tricks to enhance your balloon work.

*As an added experience (if you choose) you will have a hands-on opportunity to assist with an on site large balloon installation in Staten Island, NY (masks will be required as well as proper social distancing).

This is a virtual course offering with the objective to:

  • Learn the basics of balloon creation
  • Gain knowledge on the tools needed to build balloon pieces
  • Gain basic balloon creation skills
  • Learn how to incorporate elements that are on trend such as adding florals
  • Walk away with industry knowledge no matter if you plan to take this course for personal enjoyment or if you’re looking to start your own business.
Meet the Instructor, Melba Remice

With over 16 years of experience working with balloons, Melba has seen the industry continue to evolve in ways that add to the dynamics of events. Whether it’s an elegant, whimsical, or themed affair balloons can be styled to match and enhance any occasion. As the owner, artist and curator of Melba’s Balloons, her approach is to create balloon installations that satisfy the client’s vision while incorporating her own creativity. The color palates, sizes, tones and textures of an installation are what makes balloons one of the focal points of any occasion.

Check out her Instagram page at @melbasballoons


Materials Needed (can be purchased from Amazon):

  • Qualatex Hand Held Air Inflator $9.88
  • Qualatex Standard Assorted Latex 5” balloons (100 pack) $9.08
  • Qualatex Assorted Standard latex 11” Balloons (100 pack) $19.41
  • Hautton Electric Balloon pump $24.99
  • Notebook and pencil/pen

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