And just like that, business got BIG!
42 custom balloons, in varying heights, spread around the sprawling clubhouse. At first, I wasn’t sure I could make that many! Let alone within the time crunch of 14 days! It was a challenge and I was most definitely up for it.
Plenty of planning and prep took place in the first few days. I needed to source the balloons from a supplier in Ontario because of the short time frame. Helium tanks needed to be reserved. Materials had to be purchased. Hang tags designed. Renderings approved. By time I got down to actually making them, about 5 a day to stay on track, only 8 days remained!
Two nights before, all the weights had to be prepared, hang tags added and all the bags of supplies packed. The evening before the big night required me to be at The Willows, filling the balloons, so everything had to be completed and ready to go a night early.
On the eve of the big event, I hid out in the ladies locker room for a good 3 hours, filling and tying my giant balloons. I couldn’t sleep that night,
worried that my floating friends would suffer a pop or two, but alas, all were unharmed the next morning.
I finally took a massive breath when all the balloons were placed and the eyes of my client were big with excitement! I did it, and the experience gained was more valuable than I could imagine.
Patiently waiting for my next big order gig! Hoping for 100. Did I mention I like a challenge?