Balloons Around the World Day

Balloons Around the World Day - Thursday, October 5, 2023

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They float through the air and celebrate birthdays, they decorate grand openings of businesses and are used in medical treatments, they’ve been used as forms of luxury transportation, and the quietest of military infiltration, what are they? They’re balloons! Balloons Around The World Day celebrates these marvels that we’ve all experienced, and that have been used in a million different ways for a million different purposes. From their use in art to every other feasible application, balloons are amazing!

Learn about Balloons Around the World Day

Balloons conjure up thoughts of parties as a child; the excitement of pulling up to a house with balloons outside in candy pink, cherry red or sunny yellow. It is the biggest signal that the party is here and it is time to celebrate. Over the years, balloons have evolved from plain colours to balloon printing. Now balloons can be used to give your party a more personal touch and to help create a unique party experience for you and your guests. Of course, we also have balloons of the hot air kind, which are used for transport too.

History of Balloons Around the World Day

Balloons Around The World Day was created by Jeff Brown in 2000 to hold up these lighter than air contraptions. The first airborne flight in a hydrogen balloon took place in December of 1783 by Jacques Charles, who determined that it would be possible based on his study of Boyle’s Law. The balloon was rather an amazing innovation of technologies, utilizing silk varnished in a mixture of turpentine and rubber to seal in the hydrogen. Though they faced some troubles filling the balloon (it turns out you should really cool the gas before putting it in the balloon, as like most things it contracts when it cools) they ultimately were able to get their balloon into the air and fly it 21 kilometers north. It is perhaps unfortunate that it was subsequently destroyed by peasants with pitchforks as a terrifying unnatural phenomena.

From there balloon technology just exploded, with every possible application coming in the years that followed. In 1824 Michael Faraday created the rubber balloon, and the rest was pretty much history. Balloons have been made out of rubber, latex, nylon, foil and many other substances and in any number of shapes, sizes, colors and more. Balloons Around The World Day celebrates these creations and the parts they play in our lives!

How to celebrate Balloons Around the World Day

Well, start your day off by swinging by your local balloon supplier and getting a bunch of helium-filled balloons to take into your office, or just share with people on the street. There’s no one who doesn’t enjoy a bright colorful balloon in their day, and they can bring a smile to just about anyone, no matter how sad or morose! They’ll certain lighten up your office and make the place seem more than a little bit more cheerful. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, you can see if there are hot air balloon ride charters available in your area, and give yourself an incredible lift on Balloons Around The World Day by spending it lighter than air!

When it comes to balloons, the first thing you probably think of is parties! So why not throw a party to honor this date? There are many different ways you can use balloon printing to personalise your party.  You can use balloon printing to create a talking point amongst your guests. By choosing a hilarious photo or an amusing quote or anecdote to print on your balloons, guests can laugh and joke with each other. Your balloons could be an ice breaker and even kick-start a conversation between guests who had never met before. This helps to mix people together and have fun whilst at your party.

Another popular way that balloons can be arranged is to create a balloon bouquet. This involves putting together a bunch of balloons in your chosen colour scheme in bunches of 3, 5 or 7. The size of the cluster of balloons make them difficult to miss and can then be used as a centrepiece or focal point for your party decorations. The impact that a cluster of balloons can have in a room means that there is less of a need to go too overboard with banners, streamers or tinsel. This means less effort required from you while saving money at the same time. 

Parties are a chance to get friends and family together, have fun and escape the daily grind for a night. Your decorations should reflect this. Balloons remind everyone that the party is in full flow and time to relax and let loose. Balloon printing is a quirky way to personalise your party and help make your party memorable to your guests. Your balloons will instantly get people talking and help contribute to making sure your party is remembered long after your last guest has collected their coat. 

Another way to celebrate Balloons Around the World Day is by trying the art of balloon animals. We are sure you have all seen a balloon animal before, whether it was at the fun fair or at a child’s party. Why not pay honor to Balloons Around the World Day by trying this art yourself? There are a lot of different tutorials online that can help you when it comes to creating balloon animals, so why not give these a try? You can then share your creations on social media to encourage other people to do the same. 

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