With the whirlwind of excitement of Christmas and New Years now out of the way, it’s time to start thinking about that next big holiday. No, we’re not talking about Easter; we’re talking about Valentine’s Day!
Love it or hate it, this day is the perfect opportunity for couples to celebrate their love and show off all the disgustingly cutesy gifts their other half presents them with. Did you know that in Korea and Japan, Valentine’s Day is a day where women give men chocolate as a sign of their affection? Chocolate has long been a staple gift every February 14th, along with teddy bears, flowers, cards and, of course, balloons.
You cannot have Valentine’s Day without balloons. Whether you’re a restaurant owner putting on a special Valentine’s Day menu or a shop owner wanting to promote your Valentine’s Day promotions and gifts, your business would be seriously lacking the Valentine’s Day spirit without the inclusion of balloons to your celebrations.
Don’t leave your business in the cold this Valentine’s Day, here are a few ways that balloons can be used to feel the love this year.
Forever in Our Hearts
Probably one of the most recognisable balloon shapes and a true staple of Valentine’s Day, the red heart-shaped balloon is the traditional balloon gifted to loved ones on this day, either as a single balloon or in a bunch (depending on how much love the other person has for them, clearly).
These balloons don’t just make perfect gifts, but also the perfect accompaniment to that loved-up décor. Tying them to the ends of each table in in a restaurant is the perfect way to create a romantic atmosphere for couples dining out on Valentine’s Day. For florists, bouquets will no doubt be flying off the shelves this time of year, and customers would really appreciate the option of adding a heart-shaped balloon to really complete their gesture of love.
If you really want to make an impression on your customers this Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with the classic red, heart-shaped balloon. Blown up with some helium and floating whimsically from the end of a string, these balloons are certain to catch everyone’s attention and help to create that perfect Valentine’s Day feeling.
The balloon archway is another classic balloon-incorporated decorative element. Whether it’s at the entrance to a high school prom, a wedding or a New Year’s Eve celebratory party, a balloon arch makes a wonderfully eye-catching addition to any venue.
This Valentine’s Day, take this a step further with an archway of balloons that have been moulded into the shape of a heart. Using some red and/or pink balloons, you can craft a stunning archway at the entrance to your venue for your Valentine’s Day event, or even just to jazz up your business environment for the holiday. The entrance to a hotel, behind a market stall, on stage at a music event or nightclub are all places where a heart-shaped balloon archway can really make a visual impact this Valentine’s Day.
Loved-Filled Window Displays
The holidays always present retailers and restaurants with the challenge of creating attention-grabbing window displays. Christmas is usually the front-runner for the most creative and elaborate window displays, but Valentine’s Day also brings this unique challenge.
You can use balloons this Valentine’s Day to create some truly wonderful and downright adorable window displays to draw in a crowd. Whether it’s with a mannequin dangling from the ceiling, holding onto the strings of some balloons that are carrying them away into the sky, or some simple heart-shaped balloons floating gently with Valentine’s Day cards tied to the end of their strings, Valentine’s Day opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to creating a beautiful and truly unique window display for your business.
If you’re looking to utilise balloons for Valentine’s Day this year, you can get your helium canisters from Fill n’ Away. We’ve been trading for over twenty years and can provide you with all of your helium gas requirements. Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style this year with balloon displays that are guaranteed to delight. Contact us today to find out more about our services.