NASA’s war on balloons began with the space shuttle, which strove to replace the colorful rubbery spheres as the most viable form of transportation to the moon. Deflate the government’s monopoly on fun with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of balloons and balloon bouquets from Hawaii Balloon Company. This Groupon expires in three months, and is only valid for delivery locations on Oahu.
Hawaii Balloon company’s tastefully head-turning assemblages of colorful air pockets can make a bold statement at a party or convey a thoughtful, personal message to a loved one. Standard bouquets available in any print or design present a worthy anniversary alternative to allergenic flowers ($40), while 3-foot jumbo Mylar bouquets can serve as oversize graduation presents or beach volleyballs for dexterous rabbits ($45).
Thematic arrangements such as the Jazz Bouquet ($40) and Rainbow Bouquet ($45) compile a helium-filled hodgepodge of house-specialty balloons such as the Twisty Gumball—a mind-bending construction of balloons inside balloons—and sparkling Glitter varieties. Character towers fill out the corporeal figures of your favorite cartoons or presidential prospects with rounded musculature, and top off the arrangement with a giant character head ($50). Delivery charges range from $10 for the greater Honolulu area to $50 for more remote areas of the island.