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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 drops:

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...

Audacious

Audacious

Whilst driving around Manchester looking for Audacious Church I was expecting a small Cathedral but this place was more like the O2. I think they'll go for more balloons next year as a 500 drop was slightly lost in such a big area - but still looks cool.   Thank you...

Ubuntu Fund

Ubuntu Fund

Here's our 3rd drop at The Roundhouse in Camden for a charity event to fund a primary school. We attached our net across the Hex-Truss as usual and this time the 2 pull lines were run to the control desk on the balcony. We were asked to pull the strings and drop the...

Barbican

Barbican

Here's my first drop at the Barbican Centre in London. This was 1000 balloons held back stage and you can see part of the drop in action in the tweets below:

NYE 2016

NYE 2016

This New Years events all went smoothly (a bit like last year). I had more work in London this year including the above photo from The Hippodrome in Leicester Square. You may be interested to know that at the turn of the 19th century live animals were thrown from this...

Schneider Electric

Here's another drop at Old Billingsgate. This one was more difficult to rig as there was no simple route for the pull line. The 4 banners under the net were held in place with 4 steel cables which were sharp to touch. I didn't want the pull line going anywhere near...

Wicked10

We were back at The Apollo for #wicked10. You can see some previous installations here &...