When the leaves start to show the first signs of changing color, I start preparing my balloon inventory for Halloween. I avoid the specialty balloon. I’m just not a fan of imprinted balloons, due to the cost, and the fact that I can never use them all up in one season. I spend the next 11 months storing the leftover balloons and looking for ways to use them up.
Yet, here are the things I must have for Halloween balloon entertainment.
- An excess number of the following 260 balloons.
- White 11-inch rounds. I love making my ghost, which can be cute or scary. It is great for line work or private parties; a versatile design that works in any environment.
- Orange Link-O-Loon – 12-inch preferred. This is a great balloon for making pumpkins, and has ample space to draw a Halloween face to your liking. This too is another balloon great for line work or private events.
- Markers – I use more colored paint markers at Halloween than any other time of the year. Orange, Purple, Yellow, White, Red are there to add accent details that put the finishing touch on a Halloween balloon design. The simple process of switching white for yellow, blue for red, can take the cute, to creepy in minutes. A technique that I love and use regularly at Halloween.
Do you need 20 different balloons, imprints, and specialty designs, or do you work with what you have? Leave me a comment, and let me know your list of must-haves at Halloween.