Helium is presently available in Albuquerque at a PREMIUM price.
There are many NON-helium options. Please CALL Debi or see the various photo pages.

BALLOONS
* We use the BEST quality balloons available...Qualatex by Pioneer.
* Balloons vary in color (standard, jewel tones, and pearl/metallic). Balloons vary in size, color, shape, and price.
* We can use special balloons including hearts, stars, special shapes, printed balloons, geo blossoms, twisting balloons, mylar balloons (foil balloons) etc.

* We use Mylar balloons from various manufacturers. These designs vary in size and shape as well. Special orders require at least two weeks notice as there is not a balloon distributor in New Mexico.

DEPOSITS
One half the cost is required when the event is scheduled with the balance is due before or at the event.
Payments may be made by check after scheduling the event or by credit card online on this website. New Mexico sales tax is extra. $150 minimum order. Rescheduling an event is possible with at least four weeks advance notice, without penalty. Significant late fees and penalties are assessed for payments past the due date and/or the event date.

DELIVERY/TRAVEL EXPENSE
Delivery and set up in Albuquerque is usually included. Delivery is extra for some areas including events NORTH of Paseo del Norte and areas WEST of Coors (including Ventana Ranch, Rio Rancho, Corrales, Tijeras, Isleta, Bernalillo, Edgewood, Estancia, Moriarity, Santa Fe etc.). Return trips may also include travel expense. Travel outside of Albuquerque is charged at $1 per mile both ways.

STANDS & FRAMES
ALL Stands and frames used in decorating remain the property of ABC Balloon Decorating and will be picked up by the company following the event UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE in advance. A refundable deposit may apply and the customer is responsible for the equipment until it is picked up.

BALLOON RELEASES
I will not create a balloon decoration that is intended to be released into the atmosphere. Releases of individual balloons with bio-degradable or without ribbon will be considered. This policy is due to consideration for the safety of aircraft aloft and for the protection of our environment.


STRIKE FEES
A strike fee (clean up/tear down) may apply. IF OUR services are not required for clean up…PLEASE pop the balloons and discard the broken balloons. Balloon pieces can be ingested by people, animals, and birds and can be very dangerous-even deadly. Thank you for your kind assistance. PLEASE DO NOT (UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES) RELEASE HELIUM BALLOONS AS THEY CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO AIRCRAFT.


FUN FACTS…
* The rubber balloon was invented by Michael Faraday in 1824; it was inflated with hydrogen and used in his experiments with that element. [1] Rubber balloons were soon after sold for a penny a piece in parks and circuses in America. The more familiar latex balloons of today were first manufactured in London, 1847, by J. G. Ingram, [2] but mass production did not occur until the 1930s. According to the Reader's Digest, children and adults send up a billion balloons each year in celebration.
* Pioneer manufactures nearly one billion Qualatex latex balloons per year.
* For more than 80 years, Qualatex balloons have celebrated big events worldwide — from American political conventions to Korean television specials.
* The life of all balloons depends on their atmosphere and the care they are given by the recipient. ABC Balloon Decorating uses Qualatex (TM) latex balloons; it is the premium latex balloon in the industry. Latex balloons prefer a cool room and they don't like anything sharp including rough ceilings, pet claws, teeth, grass, sun, sand, wind, thorns, and powerful magnets!
* Qualatex latex balloons are made from 100% natural latex — not plastic. Latex balloons are biodegradable and decompose as fast as an oak leaf in your backyard!
* Latex balloons come from rubber trees. Latex is collected by cutting the tree’s bark, then catching the latex in a cup.
* Latex balloons are earth-friendly! Rubber trees grow in rain forests. Latex harvesting discourages deforestation because latex-producing trees are left intact. A tree can produce latex for up to 40 years!
Latex harvesting does not hurt the tree! (I love this fact!)

SAFETY ISSUES…
BALLOON COUNCIL
A look at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) records from 1973 to 1998 shows that the number of annual small child choking deaths caused by balloons reached a high of 17 in 1989, but by 1998, the number was 4.


WARNINGS: LATEX BALLOON WARNING - CHOKING HAZARD. Please Avoid Choking Accidents! Adult Supervision is required! Even one accidental death is unacceptable. The balloon industry emphatically agrees and every retailer, distributor, and manufacturer is committed to helping create widespread public awareness among consumers in an effort to eliminate these needless tragic events. ABC Balloon Decorating is not responsible or liable for any harm caused by balloons. Anyone can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons - and medical staff can’t help. PLEASE PROVIDE SUPERVISION WITH BALLOONS. Even animals can be harmed. PLEASE discard broken balloons and balloon pieces immediately.

MYLAR Balloons - Keep all mylar OR foil balloons and metallic ribbon away from ALL power lines.



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IF you have any questions please call 505.293.3636