I stumbled on these a few months ago whilst perusing the 100 Layer Cake Marketplace area and I noticed a bride who had posted "Geronimo Balloons (8): $500" Now, I love me a good balloon as much as the next person, but $500 for some balloons? Was this girl on crack (is whack)? I clicked through her post and realized very quickly these were not typical balloons...these were like....heaven with helium. The Geronimo Balloon Company is actually a really amazing little story--the girl who started it is young, adorable, creative and just had a passion for balloons. She originally started making them to bring to family and friends' birthday parties and eventually started a business--and now it's blowing up (pun sort of intended, but after I typed it I realized that was sort of lame. Oh well). Her balloons are an amazing addition to stylized shoots, weddings, baby showers or even just for a birthday party or engagement session.
1) Plastic table cloths (available at any party store) in at least 2 colors. These will create the bulk of your fancy string. It's MUCH easier to work with than tissue paper.
2) 36" balloons (Note, you do NOT need to have these filled with helium, though it helps the balloons look rad. Next time, I will not use helium, but rather am planning to create "lollie sticks" so the balloon is lofty without depleting our already depleted helium supply).
3) ribbons, bakers twine (best friend, remember?), garland, cupcake wrappers, anything sparkly and flowing, tissue paper to attach to the string.