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  • Balloon Drops and Pops

    We are all familiar with a balloon drop, the countdown begins and at "Happy New Year" balloons magically float down from the ceiling! Que Auld Lang Syne! Such a fun tradition! If you would like to make your balloon drop more memorable - jazz it up by including some oversized balloons versus the traditional 11" balloons that are normally used. Include a few 3ft and 2ft balloons among the regular size balloons and watch as your adult party guests revert to their 10 year old inner selves and start batting the balloons back and forth keeping the party going for 15-20 minutes after the drop has happended! 

    Another twist on balloon drops (pun intended) have a few balloon dogs, flowers, smiley faces, etc in the drop. People will have fun trying to catch their balloon of choice.

    Door prizes awarded with the balloon drops is exciting. Place slips of paper inside the balloons that indicate the prize. Be warned, though, this can really create a frenzy so not advised for crowds that may be too rowdy! This works best for corporate parties and conventions. 

    Before deciding on a balloon drop, you will want to consider your space - how large of an area do you want the drop to cover? How many balloons will you need? What size net? Is you ceiling tall enough for a drop? Are there rig points on the ceiling to hold the net? These are all questions you will want to ask yourself or contact a balloon professional.

    If it is determined your area is not large enough for a traditional balloon drop, you may want to consider a Pop Drop. Pop Drops are a fun surprise for your guests as they hang in the ceiling looking like a fun decor piece. A giant 3ft balloon filled with 5" balloons is a lovely decoration. It can be suspended from the ceiling or used as a balloon column topper. Just imagine, your guests surprise when you pull a line and the outer balloon bursts sending sending the 75-100 small balloons inside flying. These drops so affordable, you may want to have more than one!

    Just a little something to think about for your holiday parties!

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  • Balloons Outdoors

    Recently a client called for a 48ft arch to be outside on a day when the temperatures were predicted to be in the upper 90s. The arch needed to go up about 1pm and come down after 5pm. So the arch would be outside in during the hotest part of the day.  When we retruned to strike, no balloons had popped and the arch still looked beautiful! Why did the balloons last?


    1. The client had requested black and red. We advised her to choose a lighter color than black, so she went with white. (Darker colors absorb more heat)
    2. We only buy quality balloons that have tested well in extreme temperatures.
    3. We prep our balloons to strengthen them when we know they will be in extreme temperatures.
    4. We inflate with nitrogen, not air.
    5. We installed as close as possible to the event time.
    When ordering balloons for an outdoor event, discuss with your balloon professional what brand of balloons will be used and if that is a top quality brand. Ask the balloon artist if they treat the balloons to help strengthen them and what gas they will be using for inflation. Request your set-up be as close to the event time as possible.
    We cannot guarantee these amazing results against the extreme temperatures, but we can guarantee that we will do everything in our power to provide these results. The rest is up to Mother Nature!
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  • Employee Recognition

    More and more companies are realizing that employee recognition is not only a nice thing to do, but a necessary business practice.  By recognizing employees effectively, positive actions and behaviors are reinforced.  Effective recognition comes in all shapes and sizes.  Sometimes a simple, yet sincere "Thank you" with a smile and a handshake is enough.  Other times, a small gift is appropriate but always with a sincere "Thank you" and smile. 

    We recently did these gifts for one of our clients.  They had a sunflower theme so we did sunflowers on black stack boxes.  The top box has a giant truffle and the bottom box contains several cello bags, each with a different gourmet candy.




    Team celebrations can be the best!.  Team recogntion is a great way to celebrate a team win and reinforce the positive behaviors that contributed to the goals being met or exceeded.  We sometimes do team baskets by the 100s for clients as they are shipped all over the country. 



    Our favorite is delivering these locally and seeing the excitement they create!  

    Remembering an employee's birthday is a great way to remind him or her that he or she is appreciated.  We have automated birthday programs to support busy managers so they never overlook a birthday.  Somedays it is all hands on deck to fulfill our birthday orders.


    So the next time you have an employee or co-worker who you want to recognize, give us a call.  We would love to help you celebrate!

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  • May Is Here

    Everyone assumes that Christmas is a really busy season for us, and it is, but we need our elves in May as well.  The first weekend in May is the Kentucky Derby.  Our derby baskets are the BEST - stocked with Kentucky Proud products including Bourbon Balls!  So grab your Derby hat and come on in - don't have a hat - we will make you one!


    Immediately following Derby, we will be preparing for Nurse's Day and Mother's Day!  We have unique gift ideas, flowers and balloons. 


    Immediately following the week of Nurses and Moms, here come the proms and graduations.  Our decor packages are awesome as we customize for any prom theme or graduation party.  And don't forget the candy buffet for your graduation party - all color coordinated for your school's colors. 

    Graduation gifts are A+ at Mimi's - flowers, balloons, gift baskets and candy bouquets!  Graduates may want to thank a special teacher with a cool gift. we have lots of new teacher gifts to choose from this year, so come in and check them out. 

    Oh yeah and on May 31st it will be only 238 shopping days until Christmas!  Whew!

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  • Easter

    Easter is right around the corner and we are READY!  Our giant fudge-love truffle eggs are beautifully decorated and ready to go.  Some would say they are too pretty to eat, but they won't be able to hold out for long.  We also have bunny decorated oreo cookies that have been triple dipped in delicious chocolate, so good!  Isn't it funny the things we cover in chocolate - marshmallow eggs, peanut butter chicks and bunnies, cookies and cream bunnies and fudge bunnies! 



    Some of our Easter grab bags include; speckled malted milk eggs, candy coated chocolate covered marshmallows (my personal fav), peas and carrots (yes, the candy, not the veggies), bunny corn, sour bunnies, gum drops and mint lentils. 

    Of course our everyday grab bags are awesome too - orange slices, cherry slices. cinnamon butter almonds, dark toffee almonds, peanut butter bites, chocolate covered raisins and peanuts, espresso beans - both in milk and dark chocolate, Greek yogurt covered blueberries and cranberries and of course, chocolate covered strawberries. 

    We also have some great balloon bouquets and balloon sculptures to celebrate the season.  We would love to see you here at the store, but if you cannot make it in, please call us or order online!

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