About Us

Welcome to The Balloon Stop!

Welcome to The Balloon Stop!

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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.

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Fast forward to 2019 and you are spoilt for choice, with so many options and designs available at your fingertips. Now there is talk of balloon garlands, organic balloon arches, foil letters / numbers, confetti balloons, bubble balloons, balloon sculptures, personalized balloons, only to name but a few.

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When it comes to balloon availability in this country, we are a little behind, there are many balloons we see on the world wide web that we are not able to source in our third world Southern tip. Having said that, we are always ready to help with alternative options.

The Balloon Stop is a Level Four contributor with 100% B-BBEE procurement recognition and is an empowering supplier in terms of the DTI Codes of Good Practice.

Please feel free to visit our shop at 117 11th Street, Parkmore, Sandton. (Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm, Saturdays: 8am to 3pm and Sundays open upon request).
For assistance please contact our offices on 011 087 5212 or call Elizma on 073 691 5321. You can also email us on elizma@theballoonstop.co.za.
We deliver and service the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, namely, Sandton, Bryanston, Rivonia, Randburg, Illovo, Morningside and surrounding areas. We are able to deliver outside of these areas upon request.

We look forward to meeting you and making your balloon dreams come true!

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“Yours in balloons, Elizma, Prof and Zee”