Balloons Hooters and Whistles
No party is complete without a few balloons, but too many can prove a nightmare.
I went to a party in Pinner last week and the party room looked lovely. Everything was lovely except about 100 balloons scattered on the floor. They did look great and the children did have a lot of fun with them when they first arrived, but what happened to them during the show? To be fair on this occasion a fair wind through the door blew them to the far end of the room and other than a toddler and her mum playing with one they didn’t cause me a problem.
However, I was lucky. Often a single loose balloon can cause a distraction and ruin the show. The children can fight over them, some can be frightened of them bursting and some are allergic to the latex. ( although this is rare)
Here is my suggestion. Tie a couple of balloons to the entrance of the hall, especially if it is hard to spot from the road.
All other balloons should be tied high enough to be out of the reach of the children. There should be no loose balloons in the hall. Any that come loose should be removed and placed out of sight. No guests should be allowed to play with any balloons during the show. They should be watching the entertainment.
Balloons and Clutter – more great things to avoid
Take away anything that could cause a distraction.
Some halls are used by several groups. Cover or remove anything the children shouldn’t play with. This includes play equipment and things like table stacking trolleys or highly piled chairs. Also avoid things like hooters or party poppers; they cause unnecessary noise and mess. You have to trust me when I tell you that you don’t want to hear 30 party whistles going off at the same time. Save them for the party bags.
They can also frighten some children, and it takes time to build their confidence up again.