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Pink Bubbles

OUTDOOR EVENTS

We want you to have a Happy Little Party,

but outdoors is at-your-own-risk.

Short Version: 

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OXIDATION

Latex Balloons OXIDIZE in outdoor air and heat. It makes them "matte" and sometimes not in a good way. BUT - we can spray shine stuff on them to make it better! Read more below

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TEMPERATURE

There's science in balloons... who knew. Hot air makes them bigger, cold air makes them shrink. We inflate them for the temperature they'll be displayed it and expect them to stay there. 

Windy Day

WIND!

It's unpredictable and always there on party days. ALWAYS plan for wind. We do, and it's why we have a 5% service fee for outdoor installations. Wind changes everything and all it takes is one big gust. 

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MOW THE LAWN

Please do this before we come.

Debris can fly out and pop your balloons. Don't mow right next to the balloons after we leave.... 

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NO HOSES

We are up against so much already. If bugs get on/around the balloons, please don't spray them down with the hose. 

 The change in temp of the water vs outside will shock them, once they dry they'll stick together. It WILL cause them to pop like popcorn. We'll be able to tell. 

If balloons are put in the pool, they should stay there. 

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JUST DON'T TOUCH

We have tested our products, we know what and how things last. Countless reviews from happy clients have assured us our tests are accurate. 

Please don't try fixing backdrops or taping things together - just call Christina. If we can come back to fix, we will, but will charge for the extra trip. 

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FURTHER DETAIL JUST IN CASE: 

also... did we mention to plan for it to be windy as ever? 

AND HAVE A PLAN FOR RAIN. IT COULD RAIN. TENTS ARE GOOD

BASICS

  • Regardless of all precautions we take, and anything we to do ensure the best result, we cannot 100% guarantee anything outdoors. There are too many factors at play that we have no control over and unfortunately cannot change. Balloons and Flowers are best indoors, and if you MUST put them outside, full shade is your best bet. Balloons have lasted for days outdoors in heat, crazy wind, rain, hurricanes, and even moving locations. This is entirely a case-by-case scenario and entirely unpredictable. 

  • It is not safe to have backdrops and balloons in winds of 16mph or over, and when there is lightning. We will not set up outdoors if it is not safe for us, or you and your guests. High wind will ruin the design.

  • If you rented a backdrop or anything from us and the wind knocks it down, take photos and call us immediately. We should be the ones to assess the situation, and come out to fix things. If you try to fix it, but end up further destroying our rentals it's not good for anyone. Please do not take it upon yourselves to tamper with our things. 

  • We use specific brands which we have tested, that do the best outdoors and in heat or cold. Although we have had success with darker colors, lighter colors do better

  • Cut Flowers will wilt in high temps. It's best to utilize our rentals of artificial & dried collections when it's over 80 degrees. 

  • If your balloons must be outdoors, we will do our best to schedule your set up as close to your event time as possible. Because we have a packed schedule, we will likely not be able to return to fix things, so please take our advice listed here and know that outdoors in the sun, things can happen. There is not a discount or refunds if you choose to have your balloons set outside and things go wrong, this is an at-your-own-risk decision. We are charging an additional 5% service fee for outdoor installations because of all the extra attention they need in the process of booking and preparation, and battling the elements during installation.

  • DO NOT put tape on balloons outside, OR spray them with the hose, or mow the lawn under them, you'll increase their chances of popping. If we put balloons in the pool, they should stay there and continue getting wet. Once they dry, they'll get sticky and pop. 

OXIDATION - THAT "CLOUDY" LOOK

  • Latex Balloons OXIDIZE in outdoor air and it happens faster in heat. This causes them to change color and have a very matte finish, which some people actually like.

  •  It also makes them more sticky and if touched you can see all fingerprints - they can stick together and in temps 80 degrees +, then melt together. When the wind blows they are likely to pop.

  • Alas! There is a solution! There are products we can apply to the balloons which help balloons keep their color and decreases their chances of melting together/popping and helps them repel rain. This product will cause the balloons to be very shiny. This is always necessary for shiny/chrome finishes outside.

  • Downsides to shine products: bugs are attracted to it, some smell like tire shine or bad perfume, and some are as flammable as hairspray (we tested it). Fire should never be that close to balloons anyways. 

  • Once the balloons are treated, they shouldn't be touched, if so, wash your hands after! Watch children around treated balloons - they cannot touch them then put their hands in their mouth. 

TEMPERATURE

  • Mylar AND Latex Balloons Grow/Shrink in Hot and Cold Temps!!!

  • NO orbz balloons will be used outdoors in high heat over 80 degrees or when drastic temperature changes are expected. They will just not hold up looking the way they are supposed to.

  • We inflate Mylars on site and all balloons are inflated for the environment they will be displayed in. If we are putting them outside in heat and you move them inside in AC, they will seem to deflate. If we inflate them for indoor display and you bring them outside in the heat, they are highly likely to pop. Please don't move your balloons inside and outside in these cases and expect good results. 

  • If we have to set up at 8am in the middle of summer, and you have mylar balloons, they are all going to look deflated because we are preparing for them to grow in the heat by 2pm when your party starts - and they still might pop if it gets really hot. When shade comes, they will all look deflated. There is nothing we can change here, unless you let us set up indoors, or don't have mylar balloons. 

COLORING

  • We will not do custom colors outdoors in heat over 75 degrees F. If the wrong balloon pops, an unexpected and mismatched color will stand out like a sore thumb, compromising your design and ALL your photos.

  • All shiny finish balloons will be treated to stay shiny. Don't touch them after. If we don't do this, gold looks brown, silver looks gray, it's just not good looking. 

  • Colors look different once they oxidize and are in different lighting situations. Any photo you send us for inspiration that was set outdoors, you'll have to trust us to match as close as possible, but it might come out different. 

DON'T LET GO!

WE WORK SO HARD TO BE RESPONSIBLE, SUSTAINABLE, AND DECREASE OUR FOOTPRINT, AND TRY OUR VERY BEST TO NOT CREATE UNNECCESARY TRASH.

ALL LATEX BALLOONS WE USE ARE BIODEGRABALE AND MYLARS ARE ACTUALLY RECYCLABLE.

HOWEVER RIBBONS, STRINGS, AND VINYL DECALS ARE NOT. 

WE DO NOT SUPPORT BALLOON RELEASES OF ANY KIND. IN FACT - RELEASING OF HELIUM BALLOONS IS  ILLEGAL IN MOST STATES AND THERE ARE LAWS AGAINST IT IN MOST CITIES OF NEW JERSEY.

BALLOON RELEASES ARE LITTER AND END UP IN OUR ALREADY POLLUTED OCEANS. THEY'RE NOT MAGICAL OR SPIRITUAL.... THEY FLOAT OFF A COUPLE MILES AWAY AND GO BACK DOWN TO THE EARTH. THE STRINGS/RIBBON STRANGLE ANIMALS, OR GET STUCK IN POWERLINES AND CAUSE FIRES. EVEN WITHOUT STRINGS, ANIMALS MAY TRY TO EAT THEM, MAKING THEM SICK.

ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT BALLOON RELEASES. JUST SAY NO. ~THANK YOU

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