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Are Balloons Green?

Yes!  Balloons are made from the sap of the rubber tree and biodegrade at the rate of an oak leaf.  In order to make more balloons, more trees must be planted.  Click here to read Balloons Are Green, by San Diego Green Event Experts, Balloon Utopia

What are the California Balloon Laws?

California balloon laws are restrictions on use of mylar balloons.  In summary, mylar balloons have to be individually weighted.  Additionally, balloons can’t be attached to electrically conducive ribbon.  Click here to read more on California balloon laws in an article by San Diego Event Experts, Balloon Utopia 

What’s the most important thing to know about Outdoor Decor?

There are several important things to know about outdoor decor;  Make sure that California balloon laws are followed.  Ensure that anchors are stable enough for the decor- as little as 4 miles an hur of wind is a lot to a balloon.   Arrangements on a single anchor point hold up better than clusters of balloons.  Beware of dark colors like black, purple, green and blue as they absorb heat and can pop in hot weather.  Check with the FAA before planning a balloon release as there are restrictions in certain areas. 

Aren’t balloons just for children’s events?

Absolutely not!  Though balloons have earned somewhat of a bad reputation, they are actually an incredibly versatile medium that can be both elegant, or whimsical.  Using lighting, textures and colors balloons can be made to look amazingly upscale.  Check out our San Diego Elegant Balloon Gallery to see some examples of this.    Also, check out our San Diego Adult Balloon Entertainment Gallery to see what happens when adults get around balloon entertainment.    Of course, that’s not to say that they shouldn’t be used for children’s events as well, the variety of colors and styles makes them ideal for any event!

What’s the difference between elegant and whimsical decor?

In general, the difference is the color scheme, and the texture.  Adding lighting effects, using a highly contrasting color scheme, and using shiny textures or live florals can make balloons extremely elegant.  Whimsical decor, on the other hand,  tends to be bolder, more vibrant colors.

What’s the difference between full service companies like Balloon Utopia, and order taking companies?

Balloon Utopia takes pride in both innovating new techniques and staying up on the latest from the balloon industry at large.  As such, we may have some design ideas that you wouldn’t have thought of on your own.  The order taking companies can only fulfill your standard balloon requests.   We find that we do our best work when you work with us as a design partner; we may be able to suggest more effective decor within the same budget class as what you were looking for.  Also, when we are on a job site, we take responsibility to make the room look good.  Sometimes this means taking on jobs that should have been done by another vendor, but we would prefer for the room to be perfect rather than tell ourselves “well, that’s not my job”.   Additionally, if we see that an extra bouquet will make a difference in the over all picture, at our discretion we’ll probably go ahead and add it on us.   Our style of full service decor means that the buck stops here.

How long will the decor last?

That depends on the environmental conditions and if the decor is air-filled, or helium filled.   A regular 11″ helium balloon has a lifespan of about 18 hours.  We can extend the float time by use of Hi-Float, a polymer that is added to the balloon prior to inflation.  This can increase the float time by several days. 

Air-filled decor can last for days or even weeks under the right conditioins.

Can balloons be made to float longer?

Yes, there is a product on the market called Hi-Float that when properly added to balloons before inflation can increase float time by several days, perfect for indoor decor at multi-day events.

What’s the difference between air- filled decor and helium filled decor?

The gas used inside and whether the decor will float or need to be supported by some sort of framework.  Air- filled decor can last much much longer than helium filled decor, but isn’t as viable an option when you need visibility from far away. 

What are the advantages of balloons over other decor mediums?

Balloons transform time and space!  Balloons can be made into any shape and take on a variety of textures.  They are green.  They can easily be designed to be either elegant or whimsical.  They are also a great budget alternative to other types of traditional room decor like lighting or flowers.   They amaze and attract with ease. Lastly, they carry the emotional message of happiness and well- being. 

I don’t know what I want, can you help me figure it out?

Absolutely!  When you call to talk to one of Balloon Utopia’s Event Coordinators, they will ask you questions about your event and the purpose of the decor– that is whether you are trying to attract attention to a focal point, or going for an overall ambiance.  If you have already figured out your approximate budget, our designers can help by suggesting packages and decor alternatives that match your goals with your specific budget in mind.   

What’s the contact number?

619 339 8024

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