The Balloon Stop was founded by Elaine Ollewagen in early 2010. Opening a retail shop that specializes in balloons was a bit of a strange concept. The idea struck, when Elaine was sipping on a cold Strawberry Daquiri in a shopping village, while curiously watching happy customers load helium balloons into their cars. Half the time the balloons slipped out of their fingers and flew into the distant sky, never to be seen again. Elaine knew she had to do something about this, opening a balloon shop that delivers helium balloons to customers’ homes was the answer and so the journey of The Balloon Stop began.
Elaine sold her business in 2017 to Elizma which gave her the creative outlet she was searching for. The Balloon Stop Dream Team was born and fueled by Elizma, the ambitious and creative owner, Ziyanda the always smiling and happy to help assistant and Professor the balloon guru filled with amazing ideas, resilient fingers and a bubbly personality. The three of them are always willing to go the extra mile, help with creative ideas and make your event extra special!
Nine years ago, balloons were not as popular as they are now, most people ordered helium balloons for birthday parties, baby showers, etc. Corporate companies generally only made use of the standard balloon arch or balloon pillars to create attention.