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How Stuffing Balloons = Birth Control Lesson

Often, we have hilarious moments at Above the Rest!  After all, are working with balloons, so it’s a given, right? One this particular day, I was teaching my staff members, Jennifer Hamilton and Piper Wells, how to stuff  balloons.  How in the World Does that Become a Birth Control Lesson? First you need to know […]

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Creating the Perfect Paw-ty!

Hi all, I believe that all events we decorate are important and special events to the planner, the guests, and us.  There are some events, though, that have that extra special feel for me as the decorator.  One of those events happened this past Saturday.  We got to decorate the Perfect Paw-ty for a 4-year […]

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Despicable Me 3 & Wearable Costumes

One joy of being a grandma is getting to occasionally take my granddaughter to the movies.  This time, we went to see “Despicable Me3.” There were enough humorous moments to keep it somewhat entertaining for me.  My granddaughter rated it as a 3 out of 5 (she’s 8 years old) While it wasn’t at the […]

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Celebrating 75 Years with March of Dimes

Recently, Above the Rest had the pleasure of decorating for the March of Dimes Signature fundraising event, the Chef’s Auction, which was held at the Knoxville Convention Center and helped them celebrate 75 years of improving the lives of babies and mommies.  To greet guests, we combined deep purple and fuchsia fabric draping with sparkling […]

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Knoxville Balloon Artist Wins International Award

Attending the World Balloon Convention (WBC) is exciting, but competing and then winning is exhilarating!   I am very proud of Rachel on her recent Medium Sculpture 2nd place award!   Not only was this her first sculpture competition, but by winning, she was the ONLY American balloon artist to win an award out of […]

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Celebrating a Life of Dedication with Balloon Decor

To celebrate a life of dedication to ORNL Federal Credit Union, a retirement dinner and reception was held at The Foundry.  It was our honor to provide the decor.  Our client wanted fun but elegance with a masculine flair. The Foundry itself is a beautiful venue so not much was needed for this event to […]

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Where in Knoxville is Above the Rest?

Oh what fun it is to ride in a brand new fully wrapped van and giving balloon designs away! Okay, so I’m not a song writer, but that is a very true statement!  At the end of our first week of “Where’s Above the Rest,” four businesses have spotted and contacted us to let me […]

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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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