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Balloon Drops

dropsNothing is more spectacular and effective as a classic balloon drop. We specialise in balloon drop installation large or small. We have never failed to rig a drop anywhere – no matter how low or high the ceiling area.

Our drop nets are cut to size to fit your venue and we inflate all balloons on site, rig the net and place the pull string where required. We also make sure the pull string is in a secure area away from the public.

We use a chain stitch to seal the long open side of the net. This is a tried and tested method which produces no friction when pulling. It also means the net can be dropped from anywhere on location, not just in a direct straight line view of the drop.
The nets are tube shaped rather than a flat square. We support them using 500lb nylon line and a thinner 50lb dacron for the pull cord.

On 22nd July 2015 we dropped 7000 balloons over the Liverpool One shopping mall. This involved 5 crew working overnight inflating and rigging. We inserted 3500 vouchers into the balloons which included 500 winning prizes. The marketing team at the shopping mall launched an online viral campaign and their Facebook video hit 30,000 views in the first 24 hours.

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3ft Balloon Drop

If you’re looking for something different we can drop larger 3ft balloons. The principle is the same and the total weight of the installed net is no different. 3ft Latex are usually knocked back into the air so beware of broken bottles and glasses if your venue is not conference style.

See also this awesome photo of a drop in action at The Roundhouse, or videos of drops at The Blackpool Tower Ballroom in 2015 & 2016.

Here’s some of our recent drop:

NYE 2017

NYE 2017

All went to plan this year for New Years Eve. It was 3 long days starting in Brighton on the 29th, London on 30th & London and Birmingham on the 31st. I think next year I might consider missing out Birmingham as I was pretty exhausted (2am to 6pm on the 31st). The...

Hippodrome London

Hippodrome London

This years Hippodrome NYE drop was a straight forward rig as it was a mirror of last years. It's always easier working somewhere the 2nd time round. The Hippodrome, Leicester Square pic.twitter.com/RwRCLCiYlE— balloon (@balloon) December 30,...

Roundhouse 2018

Roundhouse 2018

This years December drop at The Roudhouse was rigged slightly differently. The central Hex Truss was being used for a trapese act so I had to hang the net clear of this area. I was allowed up above the truss onto the open mesh where I dropped down 2 lines to pull the...

The Dorchester

The Dorchester

2 x 400 Drops at The Dorchester. These were for a Charity Ball and each net had 12 Black Balloons inside, grab a Black Balloon and you win a bottle of Champagne. We stayed on site to pull the lines at 3pm for the grand finale.

Albert Hall Mcr

Albert Hall Mcr

To celebrate the 1st Birthday for the reopening of The Albert Hall in Manchester I rigged this 750 drop with 11”, 16” and 36” balloons. It was a last minute thing so I did this on my own as we also had arches in Chelmsford &...

Trinity

Trinity

Trinity Shopping Mall in Leeds put on a real show for it's Christmas light switch on. For the grand finale we dropped 1500 balloons & 50 large balloons with flashing lights inside. The flashing lights have a small spring attached that activates the lights when the...

Kensington Town Hall

Kensington Town Hall

Here we are filling another net from the balcony at Kensington Town Hall. This was a 700 drop and the balloons were stuffed with tickets. 52 'Winners' & 650 'SORRY'.

Wicked 11

Wicked 11

We helped Wicked celebrate 11 spellbinding years with another WICKED 2000 balloon drop. To mix things up I went for a brighter Lime green balloon as the branding on their website had changed. You can see previous installations here. As cameras are not allowed in...

Bibas 2017

Bibas 2017

We were back in Blackpool for 3rd consecutive year to install these 2 x 750 drops. This year they wanted us to pull the strings so lucky for me Colin Gledhill from Roys Balloons volunteered (after fish n chips with mushy peas). AWARDS: Great evening at the @BIBAs2017!...

Village Underground

Village Underground

This 250 balloon drop at Village Underground took me just 2 hours to install thanks to help from the friendly genie lift driver. The drop became part of the Rex Orange County performance.   @rexorangecounty with my Apricot Princess 💫 A post shared by Lewis Grace...