What fun we had decorating the Hard Rock at Fourth Street Live for the annual Pinktober celebration! Since it is always a packed house, we did lots of air-filled sculptures suspended from the ceiling to save precious floor space. One piece was a chandelier complete with white and, of course, pink lights. Things turned out beautiful! Check it out...
Add a balloon drop and a few balloon columns - (save the boobie trees) and the Hard Rock was looking Pretty In Pink!
In sound check, the bands sounded awesome! I am certain it was a rocking night! On to the Belle Birthday decor for Sunday - pirate theme! Thanks for reading! Mimi[ read more ]
Happy Halloween!! Hope everyone has wonderful things planned for this tasty holiday filled with goodies of all sorts! Here at Mimi's, we will be hard at work helping to make some Spook-tastic events happen in the next few weeks. Be on the lookout for some creepy balloon decor for the Belle of Louisville's Boo Cruise on October 26th, (http://www.facebook.com/TheBelleOfLouisville ), everything from Dracula to Frankenstein and Spiders!
Mr Pumpkin is sure to delight children of all ages as will our silly scarecrow...
If you are still costumer shopping, you might want to check out our balloon masks, made to order!
And let’s not forget my favorite part of Halloween --CANDY!! Here at Mimi's we have every kind of candy you could want, from everyday to gourmet! In addition to are normal assortment of gourmet candies and over-sized truffles, our orange cream pumpkins and pumpkin-spice malted milk balls are here – folks start asking about them as early as August! And don’t forget our chocolate covered Oreos with Fall designs. New this year, we have iced sugar cookies – ghosts and jack-o-lanterns. We have something for everyone on your list and every type of candy lover!
Hope you have a Happy Halloween from all of us here at Ah, Whatta' Bout Mimi. For more information check out our website at http://www.whattaboutmimi.com and Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ahwhattaboutmimi[ read more ]
We recently partook in Louisville's kids' fair for the first time and had so much fun. We decided that our booth should be farm themed and it was a great success. Our arch represented a barn and had a cute little baby pig sticking out of it.
We started off having kids help us make mini balloon towers that they got to take home with them but our line never seemed to end. They got to pick out 8 small balloons and we helped them pump them up with small hand pumps. Then formed quads and attached their choice of foil balloon or smiley face to the top. A lot of kids just wanted to blow up a few balloons, and I mean who wouldn't want to? It is fun! We do it every day at Ah, Whatta'Bout Mimi (http://www.whattaboutmimi.com). Our mini towers make the perfect centerpiece for a table or display so if you want one just let us know. Our scarecrow man was a HUGE success (pun intended) and kids loved having their picture taken with him and going in between his legs. He watched over our little cow and pig balloon sculptures, little farmer boy, and display table. We modeled him after our giant Frankenstein we did for a Halloween ball, which you can see in a previous post.
We had so much fun walking around with our "My Own Pets" and letting the kids pet them and play with them. They were a huge success. Every kid wanted their own pet to follow them around. They also added a lot more animals to our farm. Getting people into our booth was simple. We had the eye catching balloons which were perfect for parents and grandparents to use as backdrops for their kids pictures. We handed out flyers with our information and hopefully will be getting to do more themed birthday parties! These are always so much fun and give us the opportunity to grow creatively with our design skills and conquer any challenge.
There was so much to see and do at the Kids' Fair and most of the people were really awesome! We love getting to interact and meet new people. Plus one of our main motto is "Recognizing people" making them feel better and more simply put "making lives better by brightening them".
If you like what you see, and want something similar to it for your next party just give us a call at 502-583-4933 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website www.whattaboutmimi.com[ read more ]
Here at Ah, Whatta'bout Mimi, we rise to the occasion all the time. This week we were given the challenge to create an 8 foot tidal wave with balloons. This was an interesting challenge and our master balloon artists figured it all out. Now our store looks like Sea World!
So this post is going to be about all the sea creatures we can create for your next event. As you can see above, we created little fishes that are swimming in the wave. These little guys can be any color and we love the challenge of trying to create them to look like different kinds of fish, as we know there are "many fish in the sea".
We also created an octopus for the top of our tidal wave. This guy can be in a few different colors. Making the squiggles for his legs can be lots of fun, because we get to wrap poles to create the curled look with the balloons. It's always a challenge to get the air to go into the balloons like this, but once you get it going it is a breeze.
We pride ourselves in having a wide variety of foil balloons and with sea creatures there are no exceptions. We have everything from whales and sea horses, to crabs, fishes, and turtles. We added a crab to this tidal wave to give it a finished look. Plus everyone knows that there is lots of fun "under the sea". This little guy is cute and can even be the topper for any kind of balloon column or the wave itself.
The actual set up of the event included a lot of balloon bouquets with beach balls on top of 3 color balloons, all filled with helium. This kind of gave it a different beach feeling, but still added to the Under the Sea theme.
The whole wave looked really cool, and guests pictures were taken as they entered the party. In this way, the tidal wave served two purposes. First it was decor for the room, bringing the theme together. AND it doubled as a photo booth for guests to have a keepsake of the event and their time there. As you can see here, Jim went surfing on the wave. The waves were over 8 feet tall and when they went over they were probably closer to 10 feet. It was a really cool adventure to get to create this balloon tidal wave. And we want you to give us our next challenge! So bring your event to us, and let us create your themed decor out of balloons. Your guests will be awed and jealous!
Call 502-583-4933 or visit our website at www.whattaboutmimi.com to find out more information about our different balloon sculptures.
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It's simple. All you need to do is tell us your color scheme, a budget, and an overall idea of what you are looking for decoration-wise. We can then put together a sample presentation for you. This will include some sample pictures or the items themselves for decoration, as well as candy sampling for the buffet. Creating your dream come true is all what we are about!
In a wedding we just completed, we not only created an amazing dance floor decor, we put together a candy buffet and decorated all the important tables (cake table, gift table, AND the alter). It's so much fun putting together all these beautiful things, and we always love a challenge. To start off the description, I am going to start with the candy buffet, because that is what I am in charge of myself. First I research candy in that colors from our suppliers. Then I put together a sample list including quantities according to your colors and number of guests. If you haven't had our candy before, we have the highest quality chocolate available and many colors and types available for your buffet.
Some choices are the delicious candy coated Dazzle Almonds. These are a candy coated almond available in a wide variety of colors and have a sparkle to them that makes them a perfect addition to any buffet.
Once we have the candies picked out I start to come up with fun names for each item to be displayed along side each candy. As you can see, this is where I get to be creative! If you have a certain theme, I will of course stick to that, or come up with one of my own. The signs can also bear descriptions of each candy, depending on how specific you want to be. For example, when I did the 100 year old candy last year (if you remember I blogged about it), I put a description of each candy underneath the title.
Choosing the proper containers for each item is essential. As you can see below, I like to adorn each container with some type of ribbon or bow. This can create different layers and add to the eye-catching appeal of the buffet. To the left, I have key lime cookie bites in an old fashioned cookie jar. This is just one way I like to stay creative while adding to the atmosphere and uniqueness of each buffet that I put together.
Ordering customized stickers is something I strongly suggest to clients. They work perfectly on the small plastic bags that double as the guests' keepsakes and the extras can be added to the jars of candy. They also work on the mini Chinese take-out containers or small boxes. The type of container you choose depends on your style and your budget, but with Mimi's team you don't need to worry about ordering things or putting them together; that's all taken care of for you, by us. Again it all depends on the look that you are going for and how much you want to spend; you can do a lot on a small or large budget.
The next step is of course the centerpiece for your buffet. For this wedding's buffet we did a giant suspended heart made of air-filled balloons in their colors. This heart was beautiful and not only completed the buffet, but added to the overall decoration of the event. This is just one way of doing your centerpiece. We have also done balloon arches over the table or actual centerpieces on the table, of either flowers, balowers (balloon flowers), or faux candy.
While all this might seem overwhelming, have no fear Mimi's team is here to calm all your nerves and take all the stress off your shoulders. Your wedding day is a day of celebration and fun, not worry and anxiety.
The rest of the decorations were simple and so much fun to put together. It included a mixture of balloons, tulle, and of course character. The dance floor was "fenced" off with a fun four column archway. We wrapped balloons around four mini poles and then attached helium arches to the top, which created a beautiful look.
The table tops had different balloon centerpieces and faux floral and vase centerpieces. We mixed and matched to keep prices down, while still creating an enchanted look. Using fake flowers can keep prices down while also lasting forever. You can choose to let guests take them home as souvenirs or use them in your own household. Mirrors and candles are also something that are very popular right now, the only thing to check is whether or not you can have actual candles or if you need fake ones.
Whether you have a wishing well, cake table, or alter to decorate, we can also come up with unique designs for each table. No one ever said that you needed to have everything identical. So show your unique side and vary your decorations.
For the wishing well table we created a floating topiary balloon that floated above, like the cloud of wishes for the newlyweds. This topiary matched the bases of the table-top balloon centerpieces we created, and was an added eye-catcher, too. It was a lot of fun to create and match the decor. Notice how both sets of balloons are similar but don't match? This creates a nice ambiance while not being overly repetitive.
As you can see, we love creating beautiful works of art for your special day. Whether you are hosting a large reception or just a small get-together, let us help make it beautiful and much less stressful for you and everyone involved. Let us know what you think!! And give us a call at 502-583-4933 for all your party needs!read more ]