Birthday Balloons – Choosing the right balloon for the birthday party

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

My livelihood  has been balloon twisting at private and corporate parties and I have been working around balloons since 1985 and have seen many arrangements.  Let us start out with the basic balloon types that people use at birthday parties. Latex Balloon These balloons are not rubber balloons, but are latex balloons.  Therefore, you need … Read more

Mylar Balloons Seller Regulation Vetoed by Governor Schwarzenagger

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

This past year has been a battle between the balloon industry and Senator Jack Scott who implement California Bill SB 1499 which bans the sales of Mylar balloons. After many months of heated discussions, email campaigns, and protests – the SB 1499 pass through the California assembly to be rejected by Governor Schwarzenagger. Governor Schwarzenagger … Read more

Mylar Balloons are OK according to California Politician

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Early this year California politician Jack Scott was on a crusade to ban the sale of Mylar balloon at retail stores by introducing California SB 1499.  According to Scott, at the request of Burbank officials concerned that business, including major movie studios, are losing power too frequently because of Mylar balloon-triggered outages. After pressure from … Read more

Compromise on California SB Bill 1499

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

The balloon industry has reached an agreement with Senator Scott (bill author) and his staff on SB 1499, and it does NOT include a ban on helium-filled foil balloons. The bill was amended 7/15/2008. SB 1499 had a hearing today in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, where it went to the “suspense file”. The suspense file … Read more

SB 1499 Flies out of the Business & Professions Committee

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

This past week I contact Pioneer Balloon Company this past week to get a reaction to California Bill SB 1499. Here is their response: SB 1499 was set for reconsideration on Thursday, June 26, after the Business and Professions Committee’s initial rejection. Unfortunately, one member changed her vote, and the bill was able to pass … Read more