Balloon displays across the UK have grown massively in popularity, with more and more people looking for party balloons suitable for a range of occasions. With an increased demand, there is also an increased need for the amount of people making balloon displays.
At CraftCover, we can provide a specialist balloon display policy to suit your business’s unique needs.
It’s our job to ensure you have the best possible cover to protect you against incidents that may occur as you grow your balloon making business.
Is a balloon business profitable?
Yes, balloon businesses can be extremely profitable. Like any other business, it will take a lot of hard work, but it can be extremely rewarding and can set you on a career path for life.
Many balloon businesses will start simple, offering classic designs for decor but with a high quality finish.
If you are looking for a business which you can do from home with low-startup costs, balloon decor businesses may be just what you’re looking for!
How much do people sell balloon arches for?
How much you charge for balloon arches can vary depending on the cost of materials, but generally, balloon lined arches can range from £10-£20 per foot.
Some may charge less than that, at £5 for very simple helium balloons without much customisation, whereas oher may charge £50+ for more extravagant designs.
What are decorative balloon displays?
Decorative balloon displays are decorations for parties and events which consist of creating balloon-based arrangements and shapes, covering walls, ceilings, door frames, centrepieces and much more.
Types of decorative balloon displays
Many people choose to have decorative balloon displays at events such as weddings, birthdays, christenings and even seasonal events such as Halloween.
The great thing about balloon displays is that they are fully customisable. Many balloon display makers offer a wide range of colours and designs for their customers to choose from.
Some of the most popular types of balloon displays include:
- – Balloon arches
- – Characters
- – Balloon trees
- – Balloon centrepieces
How do you make a balloon arch?
If you are planning on making a specific balloon business, such as a balloon arch business, it’s important you nail the basics first. You may need some practice first before you start selling.
Follow the steps to learn how to create a balloon arch:
- Inflate the balloons with a balloon pump: Pumps aren’t essential, but it will make the blowing up process much quicker. Try to inflate the balloons to a round shape, rather than an oval. Try to make a variety of sizes, with the larger ones being around 12” in diameter, and the smaller ones around 5”.
- Create the frame of your arch: You can buy specific balloon tape, which has small holes for the balloon knots to sit in. Try to start with the larger balloons first and then move onto the smaller ones. Make sure to leave a 30cm gap at either end of the tape so you can adjust the length easily if necessary.
- Set up your balloon arch: Once your balloons have all been attached to the tape, you will want to install them in a place to make sure they stay put and look great. You can use command hooks for walls, or even attach to a wire/ plastic frame.
- Add finishing touches: If you want to add extra details to your balloons, now is the time to add it. You can add flowers, leaves, pampas grass or even glitter to amp up your design.
Why do I need to insure my balloon business?
Whether you only sell your balloon decorations online, in store or at craft fairs, it is vital that you seek out insurance. If you are not insured, you could be financially liable if a customer gets into an accident with your product.
Accidents can happen, so it’s always best to be covered rather than running the risk of being legally liable for the accident. This could end up ruining your small business financially.
What insurance do I need?
At CraftCover, we can create and tailor insurance policies to suit balloon display businesses. Our policy covers the two main types of insurance you are most likely to need, Public Liability Insurance and Product Liability Insurance.
Public Liability Insurance covers claims made by the general public for accidents that may arise from your businesses activity. You will be covered against the costs of compensation for any damage or harm caused to a member of the public, or to third party property.
Product Liability Insurance will cover claims that could be made against the products you make in your business. If an accident or incident occurs with your products and it causes damage or injury to a customer, your insurance will cover the legal costs to fight the claim.
For example, if the balloon arch causes any damage to the customers home, they may pursue a claim. In this instance, not having insurance could put your business in danger of financial collapse as these costs can mount up quickly.
Insuring your business at personal and corporate events
As mentioned, there are a variety of different events where your balloon decorations may be needed, which is why it’s imperative you have the right level of protection.
At CraftCover, we can tailor your insurance policy packages to suit both personal and corporate events, so no matter who your balloon displays are for, you can have peace of mind knowing your business is fully protected legally.