Floral gala centerpieces are the norm at most of our auctions, but are other ways of decorating your table.
Check out this NON-floral, balloon centerpiece I saw in St. Louis, MO last week at the Missouri Meetings & Events Expo. The “Boot Camp” theme of the Expo wasn’t lost on the company that brought this balloon bouquet.
American Carnival Mart decked out their booth in full Boot Camp motif, so this “floral” arrangement is on the green-and-black side.
As you can see, the balloons aren’t filled with air; they are stretched over frames to create the look of flowers.
Here’s what you might like about about this idea.
1. Flowers die; balloons don’t.
If you plan it right, you can use your balloon centerpiece at other functions or split the cost with the school holding an auction down the road.
2. Flowers could trigger an allergic reaction among guests.
Outside of a latex reaction (and doesn’t one need to touch latex for that to happen?), I can’t imagine a reaction with this type of centerpiece.
3. These are easily portable.
Keep in mind that there’s no water to splash about. It’s contained, seemed fairly sturdy and doesn’t have the liquid issue.