Wedding venue corporate decorThere are many ways to decorate a dance floor for a special event. It doesn’t matter if it is a wedding, prom, homecoming, mitzvah, or just a child’s birthday party. There are elegant and fun options for dance floors that can be created with balloons.

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Decorating with a Balloon Canopy
The most common choice for dance floor decorations is the balloon canopy. It usually consists of 4 or more balloon columns connected by strings of helium filled balloons which create a pattern over the dance floor. This canopy can be a full canopy, a criss-cross canopy, a square canopy, an abbreviated canopy, or any number of other combinations.

The full canopy would be equivalent to a blanket of balloons floating over the dance floor. If the dance floor is 20 feet by 20 feet in size, there would be a helium balloon above it for every square foot of dance floor. That would be 400 helium balloons floating over the dance floor. That can be expensive with labor and helium costs, but is absolutely gorgeous when completed. Designs can also be made in the full canopy which can add an extra level of awe and amazement to the guests who dance underneath the breathtaking decorations.

A criss-cross canopy makes an X-shape over the dance floor with crossing strings of helium balloons which reach from corner to corner on the dance floor. This is a very popular design and is often chosen when there is a large dance floor with limited budget.

School Dance Floor Decor

The square canopy is a canopy of helium filled balloons that also reaches form column to column without crossing over the center of the dance floor. This uses a few less balloons to get a similar effect as that of the criss-cross canopy and is the canopy of choice when there is a smaller dance floor and when the abbreviated canopy is not in the budget.

The abbreviated canopy is a mixture of the criss-cross canopy and the square canopy and connects the columns over the center of the dance floor as well as making connecting arches of helium balloons around the outside of the dance floor. This is another very popular choice for those that wish to have the feel of a full canopy balloon dance floor decoration, but who also are budget conscience.

There are plenty of other options for dance floor canopies as well, but these listed are the most common. Some event planners have also chosen to create dance floor décor without doing any type of canopy at all. This can be with columns surrounding the dance floor, ceiling décor, or even just a wall or backdrop which can accent the dance space.

Column only Dance Floors

Sometimes it is just as effective to use columns to accent a dance floor. This is typically when there is a low ceiling as helium balloon arches may not fit in this type of environment. They can also be used in conjunction with ceiling décor or other elements which are listed below.

Typically columns are air filled and range in height from 6 feet to 10 feet tall. These air filled columns may or may not have some sort of topper on them to help accent the dance floor. Common toppers could be large round balloons, themed foils, or even specialty shaped items. Columns can also be helium columns, but often that is steered away from as the air-filled balloon décor tends to be more durable.

Though many dance floors are rectangular and four columns can be used, there are many dance floors that are unique shapes or which would benefit from multiple columns placed around the dancefloor. As every event and every venue are different, the possibilities for dance floors are nearly limitless.

Using Ceiling Decor to Accent a Dance Floor
Balloon Decorations for Ceilings at VenuesCanopies are gorgeous, but there are other ways to accent a dance floor. Ceiling decorations are a great way to draw attention to an area of the room and to theme a dance floor without relying on columns or helium strands of balloons.

There are three common balloon ceiling decorations for dance floors. These are hanging balloon topiaries, hanging balloon garland, and large foil or latex balloons. Balloon topiaries are clusters of balloons tied together to create a gumball type appearance. The balloon garlands are elegant and hang from area to area, creating a series of upside down arches to decorate the ceiling area of the room. The higher the ceiling, the more impactful these draping balloon strands can be over the dance floor. And finally, the large foil or latex balloons can theme and add character to nearly any event. The large latex balloons are especially great at creating a clean, elegant look.

Within the ceiling decor category, there is also the option of having a balloon drop. Though a balloon drop is not meant to be for ceiling décor, it is often pleasant to look at before it is pulled and tons of fun after. The balloon drops can be pulled at the end of an event or at the beginning. Balloon drops are just one more fun way to accent a dance floor which can provide a fun and exciting atmosphere for guests a the special event.

Illusionary Dance Floor Decor and Other Options
Balloon Drop at corporate event For lack of a better term, illusionary dance floors are ways to accent the dance floor without directly using balloons to show it off. For this category, I would put walls and sculptures on the list. A wall can cut off portions of a room to show off the dance floor, but also keep it clear for other things.

A sculpture can do something similar. By putting a themed sculpture at an event near a dance floor, you can create a themed photo opportunity for the guests and also draw attention to the dance floor area at the same time.

Why Balloon Décor?
Balloons tell a story of fun. When added to a dance floor, it can really take the party up a notch and elevate the involvement at the event. No matter what the theme of your prom, homecoming, mitzvah, or wedding balloon décor can match it. There are so many things that can be done with balloons that nearly any theme can be matched.

Here are a list of the most common themes for balloon décor that can be used for themed dance floor decorations. If you have any themes you don’t see here, please feel free to let us know. We would be more than happy to work on developing a balloon décor package perfect for your event. Just fill out an event request form and we will get back to you within 24 hours (48 on the weekend).

  • Black & Gold Masquerade
  • Masked In Mystery
  • Peacock Masquerade
  • Mysterious Masquerade
  • Masquerade Nights
  • Phantom’s Masquerade
  • Vintage Hollywood
  • Hollywood Hills Nights
  • Red Carpet Affair
  • Hollywood Walk Of Fame
  • Glimmer Of Hollywood
  • Hollywood Premiere
  • Hollywood Hills
  • Bourbon Street Nightlife
  • Masquerade Memories
  • Mardi Gras Music
  • Vintage Luau
  • Tiki Island Luau
  • Surf Shack
  • Vegas Nights
  • High Roller
  • Fabulous Las Vegas
  • The Vegas Escape
  • Jackpot
  • Lost City Of Atlantis
  • Treasures Of The Deep
  • Depths Of Forever
  • Western Round Up
  • Nashville Nights Live
  • Western Rodeo
  • Night In The Old West
  • Carnival Spectacular
  • Vintage Boardwalk
  • Circus Soiree
  • Electric Carnival
  • South Hampton
  • Nantucket
  • Seven Seas Adventure
  • Treasure Bay
  • Moonlight Beach
  • Sweet Shop Soiree
  • Candy Land
  • Sweet Land Of Candy
  • Times Square
  • 1920’s Chicago
  • Evening In The Empire State
  • Bright Lights On Broadway
  • City Of Romance
  • The Still Of The Night
  • Midnight In Paris
  • Emerald City
  • Wild Safari Dreams
  • Jungle Allure
  • Out Of Africa
  • Rainforest
  • Starry Starry Night
  • Mystic Galaxy
  • Wishing On A Star
  • Glitter Stars
  • To The Moon & Back
  • Galaxy Rebellion

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