Being asked to organize a party is possibly one of the worst responsibilities you can put on someone. If the occasion is an important one, you will expect only the best. The appearance of balloon columns probably isn’t something that has entered your head as you sift through a number of friends who you’d consider asking to organize a party for you. You want a range of guests invited, some you know from school, others from university and the last group from the number of jobs you’ve held down over the years. Everyone coming knows a slightly different version of you, but you want the perfect party organised for them. An event that is going to impress and have guests talking about for the next few weeks and remembering for years to come. It’s not too much to ask and you have entrusted your best friend to deliver, safe in the knowledge that he is capable.
You ask your friend to do the honours. You explain to him how you’re too busy to do it but that have you full confidence in their ability to deliver. Other halves are to be invited so things must stay relatively classy while allowing for everyone to enjoy themselves. Balloon columns stay far out of your mind and never even nearly appear in conversation. You have no reason to think they’ll appear on the day either. The day approaches and you’re excited and you hope your guests are too.
In your friend’s mind, balloon columns are the perfect decoration for any party no matter the occasions, whether it be a birthday party, a wedding or a leaving do for a colleague. The friend is thinking that they would be missing a beat in not ordering some of these air-filled decorations, which can add a bit of much needed colour to proceedings. He knows guests will have probably seen them before and not taken any notice. Many companies use them as inflatable archways into their stores while they are running promotions. The organiser knows guests will have noticed all the colour just not what they were called. For him, the beauty of balloon columns lies in the fact that they are completely flexible, arches can be made of them as well as letters, flowers or any objects that you wish.
In his head he thinks about that, the beauty of balloon columns. He knows they are fit for purpose for any party and runs through the following scenario. If it’s a children’s birthday party that he was organizing, they would be used to spell out the name of the birthday girl or boy, create a lookalike of their favourite television or movie character, or even fill the balloon columns with chocolate so at the end of the party the guests can pop them and have a sugar filled feast. They will be the talk of the party and he wouldn’t be surprised to see them popping up at parties that follow once guests see how well they light up a party.
If it’s a wedding party you are organizing, and you couldn’t afford flowers than balloon columns are an excellent cheaper, more colourful replacement sure to make affair a classy one. Once more when the party comes to an end guests will aim to burst the decorations whether there is chocolate inside or not, doesn’t make a difference.
In his mind balloon columns are a must for the party, without them, guests would be disappointed, and the overall atmosphere of the party would be a subdued one. He decorates the function with several colours and designs sure to excite guests of all ages. They are everywhere, there is no doubt that the birthday boy, celebrating his 40th and his chosen guests will be delighted with how the room has turned out.
The night arrives, and guests flood into the function room. Balloon columns are the talk of the party but initially it’s not clear why. He expected the odd comment here or there but not what has sounded like incessant chatter about these simple but classy decorations. Happy with what he perceives to be a positive, the organizer allows himself to relax knowing that he has done a brilliant job.
It’s at this moment, that he realises, in fact he has done the opposite of a brilliant job. He turns to his left and catches a glimpse of the person who the party is in aid of, his best friend. The one who entrusted him with the responsibility of organising this soiree is clearly unhappy about something. For a few moments, it’s unclear why though. Could it be the music? Or the food? Or the guests? It appears not, the balloon columns have not been as well received as expected, not even that they were burst and chocolate came out could save what was a friendship ending decision.