Monthly Archives: May 2013

Idea of the Month – The Gumball

 Kaufman Mitzvah at Aish Denver 

The Gumball is balloon eye candy for sure. Your guests will be asking you, how did they do that? Well if I told you the trade secret, I would have to kill ya. Just kidding ! 

Replicate a traditional gumball machine with lots of colored balloons, or have a couple of different colored balloons or just have one solid color inside the balloon. The choice is yours.

The Gumball is a very versatile decorating item, use it as a topper on a balloon column or you can add tulle or ribbon streamers to give you a whimsical fun look. Your guest will certainly go “WOW” ! ! !


Memorial Day – Let’s Never Forget

 American Flag Arch

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of men and women who died while in one of the branches of our Armed Forces.

Most of us know that Memorial Day is the last Monday of the month of May and is a federal holiday. This tradition of honoring our fallen soldiers started after the Civil War and once was called Decoration Day.

Not to be confuse with Veteran’s Day in September, which honors all of our servicemen who have served our country. Memorial day is dedicated to honoring only fallen soldiers who died while serving our country.

Commerce City and Denver have the two largest Memorial Day parades. Other cities in Colorado have other celebrations honoring our soldiers, check the web for one near you.

So on Memorial Day take a few minutes out of your day of picnicking, fishing, camping, shopping and other activities to honor our fallen soldiers. We owe them so much, please don’t forget them.

The photo above is Balloons by Absolute Value rendition of an American Flag Arch.


May, Our Busiest Month

Boulder High School Prom at the Boulder Theatre

Historically the month of May is always our busiest month. I am so glad for all the great customers who remember us from year to year.  Thank you.

There are so many school related activities that we are so proud to be a part of. Award ceremonies, Proms and After Proms, Continuation ceremonies for elementary and middle schools, and Graduations from high schools and colleges.

Throw in four or five Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s, a bunch of corporate events and then the occasional wedding and we are working seven days a week for the entire month.

That means business is good and we at Balloons by Absolute Value “THANK YOU” from the bottom of our hearts. I always have said “that I have the greatest customers in the world”. Without you I would have been out of business a long time ago.

What this also means is you must plan and book ahead for your event. Book the day and we can always figure out what your specific needs are later. Use this web site as your idea book !


Idea of the Month – Centerpieces


Patriotic Theme Centerpieces

The centerpiece is the most individual type of balloon decor. There is so much to consider, color, type of event, desired size and style. Not to mention the budget.

The most common type of balloon centerpiece is 5 or 7 brightly colored latex balloons tied to a mylar wrapped balloon weight. It is the most affordable.

As we start to add items…..mylar or super shaped mylar balloons, plush, totes, feathers, candy and other goodies the price will rise accordingly.

The Centerpiece tab on my website are examples of some of my work…….I wish that I had taken more pictures of my centerpieces to give you more ideas to choose from.

No two events will have the exact same centerpieces, these are just ideas……….have a theme………..let us design a centerpiece or two for you to choose from.

Remember the only limitations are imagination and budget.


The Lighter Side

The return of the pun ……. One of Americas oldest forms of humor……Hope you enjoy this months lighter side as much as I do.

1. Velcro – what a rip off!

2. How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.

3. I stayed up all night to see where the sun went  Than it dawned on me.

4. This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I’d never met herbivore.

5. I’m reading a book about anti-gravity.I can’t put it down.

6. I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.

7. I used to think I was indecisive, but now I’m not so sure.