An effective way to add colour to your event is to ask one of your major sponsors to provide custom printed balloons. Details of your event can be printed on one side and the sponsor’s details on the other. When filled with helium and handed out, they provide a very eye-catching and popular way of promoting an event. Kids always want a free balloon and will happily walk around your event for hours carrying your sponsor’s name. Just be sure to add a weight to the balloons so they don’t fly away.
Foil balloons add real colour and spectacle to any event, coming in many different and exciting shapes than your standard rubber balloon. Vending foil balloons can be very profitable at a school fete. They come in a variety of shapes and themes ? Wiggles, Harry Potter, Dolphins, etc to please the kids.
Small heart shaped balloons are a wonderful fundraiser leading up to Valentines Day. These inexpensive balloons are a great alternative to buying a rose for someone special. High school students especially love to buy them.
In the 60′s and 70′s balloon races were very popular however this type of fundraising event is no longer encouraged for environmental reasons and in some states is illegal.
A variation on this is to sell helium filled balloons and encourage people to write a message to a loved who has passed away. After writing the message, the balloon can be released. Many people find the idea of sending a message in this manner very therapeutic. It is a good fundraising idea for charities involved with illnesses such as cancer, where so many people have a loved one who has been affected by the disease. Use professional quality balloons and ensure that nothing is attached to the balloon – balloons are biodegradable and cause no harm to the environment, but attachments are not. You will also need to check on the regulations for releasing balloons in your state. For example in NSW it is illegal to release more than 20 balloons at any one time.