Cargo Van becomes a Balloon Art Van

If you subscribe to our newsletter, you may have seen this photo last week and a note about a special announcement: We all know that a photo is worth a thousand words, so instead of a thousand words, here’s a photo below (then read on for the announcement) Here it’s a plain white cargo van.  […]

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Cargo Van Becomes a Balloon Art Van

If you subscribe to our newsletter, you may have seen this last week… Last week, you sawphoto of a plain white van with a clue that a special announcement was coming. We all know that a photo is worth a thousand words, so instead of a thousand words, here’s a photo below (then read on […]

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Santa Greeted with Balloon Workshop, Knoxville

Above the Rest Welcome for Santa! Santa made his annual arrival at West Town Mall to the delight of about 300 youngsters. His grand entrance was brightened with Santa’s Workshop arch and spire and a busy elf wrapping up new toys.  We LOVE creating the decor for this annual event because we get to design […]

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Honor Air Veterans Receive an Above the Rest Welcome Home

At the end of WWII, thousands of servicemen and women came home almost silently.  They received very little recognition and appreciation for the very difficult jobs they had just done for our country. They simply returned home and went back to work and providing for their families.  Fast forward to 2011–These men are in their […]

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Double Decker Balloon Cheeseburger Sculpture Wins Top Award

It all happened in sunny California at the 2011 West Coast Balloon Convention Large Sculpture Competition.  A giant 7′ tall double decker cheeseburger was created by a top-notch All American team of professional balloon artists!  The burger designer, Steven Jones, of Balloon Designers in Seattle, Washington, gathered Rachel and I along with 7 other amazing […]

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Butterfly Kisses for a Bride

Our bride, Ashley, loves butterflies, bright colors, fabric, and balloons, which made us a perfect match to prepare her wedding decor.  She knew from the beginning that she wanted many bright colors incorporated in all aspects of her wedding from the ceremony to the reception.  She chose to get married at her home church and […]

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Balloons Help Frontier Airlines Take Flight

Today, June 7, 2011, was an exciting day in Knoxville!  Frontier Airlines began flying from here to Denver offering a “low-cost” fare for the flight.  This is a big boost for our area in numerous ways. For me, it was great for two reasons–First, my daughter lives in Denver. So now I can fly  to Denver without […]

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William Blount’s “Lucky 7” Casino Themed Prom

The Prom Committee for William Blount High School chose the theme “Lucky 7” for this year’s prom.  However, they didn’t was the stereotypical casino look with dice, playing cards, and poker chips.  Instead, they wanted their prom to have a more elaborate theme of one of the ornate hotel lobbies.  After listening to what they […]

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Above the Rest’s First Balloon Dress

After an episode of “The Unpoppables” (a series about 3 California balloon artists) was aired on TLC, we received a call with a request for us to create a balloon dress because the person had seen it on the show. Having never made a balloon dress before, Rachel and I were both excited and nervous […]

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Monkeying Around with Balloons

It’s so much fun when a client gives me an invitation to their special event so we can design decor to match. That’s especially true with baby shower invitations. The most recent one we got had the cutest drawings of baby monkeys I’ve seen. Using the invitation as my inspiration, I designed balloon monkeys to […]

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