Beware Counterfeit Balloons

If you purchase balloons on a website trying to save money, please beware of counterfeit and copies of balloons. Look for the CE mark which certifies the safety of balloons for the paint and lettering on balloons.

The fake CE (seen in the image) is by China Exports, and these balloons may or may not float once inflated with helium. Some float lopsided or not at all.

Of course, you can avoid these kinds of problems by ordering your balloons from Lift Your Spirits. Stop by the shop at 1614 Pecan Blvd Ste 1 in McAllen, give us a call at 956-467-1922 or buy legitimate, high quality balloons from our online store.

New Candy Tables Now Available

This year we marked the new year by launching a new product for your next event: the candy buffet table! Use it for weddings, birthdays, gender reveals or any party needing an eye-catching table. Must be ordered 2 weeks in advance.

Price varies depending on number of guests. Special packages available. Call us at 956-467-1922 for more information.

#ShopSmall With Lift Your Spirits This Saturday

#ShopSmall This Saturday and Show Your Love for Lift Your SpiritsBlack Friday gets all the headlines, but the big day for us is one day later: Small Business Saturday! #ShopSmall this Saturday and support Lift Your Spirits and other small businesses with your dollars.

Whether you’re shopping for upcoming holidays like Christmas, New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day or looking for balloon decor for a birthday, wedding and other special event, Lift Your Spirits can help. We’ll make your next celebration even more special with customized balloon decor that fits your needs, budget and theme. Arches, columns, photo frames, centerpieces, bouquets, sculptures and many more creations are available.

Order online or contact us for more information at 956-467-1922.

Halloween Balloons Now Available

Your 2018 Halloween Balloons Are Here from Lift Your Spirits and our friends at Balloon Planet!

Hello boys and ghouls! It’s that spooky time of year again, and that means our Halloween balloons are back in stock. This year we are offering several great arrangements that will add a fun decorative touch to any Halloween party at the home or office. Choose from our lovely Halloween Bouquets featuring black cats, bats, and ghosts, a huge 3ft Jack O’ Lantern*, or, if you need a date to your party, take our 6ft Skeleton Airwalker* and you’ll be guaranteed to be the cutest (or creepiest) couple.

As always, Lift Your Spirit Balloon Decorators through Balloon Planet is proud to offer the world’s best balloons for your custom arrangement. Create your own bouquet decorate however you want with balloons from our Create A Bouquet department.

SPECIAL OFFER! Save $10 on deliveries between now and October 31st by entering the promo code BOO2018 at checkout. This discount applies only to bouquets that include Halloween themed balloons. The promo code expires Tuesday night, October 30th.

Happy Halloween!

*Available in select markets only. Please enter ZIP code and date of delivery to determine availability.

The Balloon Council Revises Stance on Outdoor Balloon Releases

The Balloon Council, an industry group that advocates for smart balloon practices and handlers, recently revised their stance on outdoor balloon releases. In short, in response to concerns about the environmental impact of balloon releases, they now say that balloons should not be released outside. Their simple reminder: “Don’t let go: Inflate. Weight. Enjoy.”

Here’s the full announcement:

Revised Stance on Balloon
Releases and Survey Results

TBC Shifts Official Stance on Balloon Releases and Reveals Survey Results

After years of thoughtful consideration, monitoring national and international trends and getting feedback from our diverse audience of balloon related businesses and balloon friends, TBC has decided to revise our stance on balloon releases.

“In the past TBC didn’t advocate for or against balloon releases, we advised people on the best practices to minimize environmental impact such as only using latex and not adding strings,” said TBC Chairman Dan Flynn. “Over the years, as the social and political climates have changed, our position has also evolved. This change in stance fully recognizes the need for everyone to be as ‘green’ as we possibly can be to protect our planet.”

The revised Balloon Release stance reads:

Worth the Weight: The Balloon Council says balloons should not be released. Americans love balloons, but for many reasons no longer support balloon releases. Balloon makers have worked hard to share and inspire the use of Smart Balloon Practices to keep balloons available for every occasion.

We stand with communities by encouraging that balloons be weighted, not released outdoors, and disposed of properly when broken or deflated. Whether it’s a single balloon or hundreds, let’s keep them from flying away.

Don’t let go:
Inflate. Weight. Enjoy.

TBC’s goal for the past thirty years has been to support the success of the balloon industry and to ensure the continued use and enjoyment of balloons now and in the future.

TBC will continue to monitor industry trends and work closely with balloon related businesses and the communities where they reside to actively review and revise balloon release language and oppose bans on the sales and use of balloons.

We strongly encourage all balloon-related businesses to help us educate the public and the media about the importance of using Smart Balloon Practices.

Please visit our website or contact us at (800) 233-8887, if you would like more information about the “Meet Faraday: Smart Balloon Practices” campaign.