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I Can Do It Cheaper! DIY Balloons

I Can Do It Cheaper!

“I am having a birthday party and I want balloons for the tables. I have contacted the professionals and was shocked at what they were charging!  I just know I can do it cheaper diy balloons; the balloons are only 99p for a pack of 10 in most card shops and I need 30 so it will only be £2.97 for all the balloons. Alternatively, I can get them on EBay for a few pounds delivered to my door…”

Ok people! Let’s first clarify some common misunderstandings!

The first being that If you think you need only diy balloons to make table clusters then you are mistaken!

What you actually need for 10 clusters of 3 balloons for effective table decorations is:

  • ·         30 Balloons (plus several extra should any burst)
  • ·         A bobbin of ribbon to tie them to (so you are able to float them at different heights)
  • ·         10 balloon weights
  • ·         A measure to ensure balloons are all the same size
  • ·         Helium gas

So what is the cost to buy all these items most cheaply?

Here’s the actual, real-life cost of the above items, broken down to show the cost from the high street or if purchased on eBay for diy (all prices correct at the time of writing)

Material

High Street

eBay

Balloons

£2.97 (exactly 30 balloons)

£11.87 (exactly 30 balloons)

Ribbon

£1.50 one bobbin one colour

£1.20 one bobbin one colour

Balloon weights

£15.00

£7.50

Measure

A piece of card to make a template should do the trick

A piece of card to make a template should do the trick

Helium

£60.00 – Why?  because although those party cylinders that are £20.00 in supermarkets say they will fill 30 balloons, they will but only if each balloon is the size of a tennis ball. This will mean floating time will be around 3 hours and your balloons will be over before your party

£62.00 including delivery – Why? because although those party cylinders that are £20.00 in supermarkets say they will fill 30 balloons, they will but only if each balloon is the size of a tennis ball. This will mean floating time will be around 3 hours and your balloons will be over before your party.

Total

£79.47

£82.57

***Some balloon decorators will fill the diy balloons that you provide and the cost of this service averages out at around £1.00 per balloon. It is important to note that not all will, as diy balloons provided can vary greatly in quality and the overall finish can look hugely disappointing with poor quality diy balloons, or balloons that burst just a few minutes after being displayed.  So with five spares thrown in for good measure, that is £35, without any ribbons, weights or other additional items.

Add on £20 for the other items and you are still looking at a total spend of around £55.00

Your ‘cheaper’ options currently amount to £55.00, £79.47 and £82.57, depending on where you buy and how you choose to fill them.

So, how much do Balloons by Steph charge for 10 clusters of 3 balloons?

Alternatively, the other option is that Balloons By Steph can provide 10 clusters of high-quality, plain or printed balloons, based on any theme, of any colour, with matching coloured ribbons and weights for just £32.00 – plus a small delivery charge if you live outside the five-mile, free delivery radius.

How can we offer these ultra low prices?

It’s simple, we buy everything in bulk, which is a lot cheaper than buying for a single event, especially when it comes to balloons, helium, ribbon and weights. In turn, we pass these savings on to YOU.

That’s why we are over £20 CHEAPER than the supposed “Cheapest” option!

Remember too, Balloons by Steph are individually created to your specifications and filled not only with Helium but Hi-Float, to ensure your balloon display stays looking fabulous for longer – all at no extra charge!

So if you really want to do it cheaper than any other option, give Balloons By Steph a call today on 07707702378 or email me on info@balloonsbysteph.co.uk .

 

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