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I am a huge cheese fan. Some of my favorite varieties of this dairy food are sharp cheddar, mozzarella, Romano, and parmesan. Over the years, I’ve come up with many different ways to enjoy this dairy staple. For instance, I add cheese to steamed broccoli, enjoy cheese with a sweet apple and walnuts, make grilled cheese sandwiches, and add cheese to grits. Recently, I’ve discovered that many people make cheese in their own homes. Since my family consumes so much of this dairy product, I’m interested in learning how to make cheese myself. If you want to take up cheese making as your new hobby, consider investing in an instructional manual. On this blog, you will discover some of the best cheese making resources on the market today.


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99-Luftballoons? Nine Nifty Ways To Dress-Up A Bunch Of Balloons

Denise Lopez

Want to send a gift that is slightly more fun than a floral arrangement but a bit more special than a bouquet of balloons? Try putting your own personal spin on a simple balloon bouquet-- latex or Mylar balloons filled with helium--or customizing the balloons you find from your florist.

Try these nine nifty ways to dress up a bunch of balloons:

  1. Wrap them in a box. A fun way to present a balloon bouquet is to wrap it in a large cardboard box so that when it is opened, the balloons fly out and surprise the recipient. Make sure to use helium when filling, and you may want to tie something to the balloons to anchor them when opening the box outside or in places where the balloons could float away.
  2. Weight them with a dog toy. Go with a dog- heme for a pet lover ,and tie cute dollar store dog toys to each balloon string. This will keep the balloons anchored while also giving the recipient some treats for their furry friend.
  3. Anchor with a jewelry box. If you want a dramatic presentation of a gift of jewelry, use the box to anchor a bright and vibrant balloon bouquet. Consider gluing crystals or sequins to the latex or Mylar balloons to echo the gem theme of the gift.
  4. Add some fringe. Cut fringe from crepe paper or streamers and arrange around the tied end of each balloon. This also has a tropical vibe, as it almost appears that the balloons are wearing little grass skirts!
  5. Look for long feathers. Some crafting stores may sell long feathers that can be mixed in with a balloon bouquet for a festive, distinctive look. These can be tucked in an arrangement or glued to the anchor.
  6. Attach to a pineapple. Pineapples symbolize a welcoming home, which is why they are a great gift for a housewarming. Use this theme by attaching your helium balloons--in shades of yellow and green--to the top of a pineapple. The strings should tie easily around the leafy end of the fruit.
  7. Hang currency from each balloon. Tape a string to some currency, and allow each bill to dangle from the balloons. Tape or tie the other end of the string to the tied end of your balloon to secure.
  8. Get artistic. Draw fun faces on each of your latex balloons. Go wild; use oil paint pens to capture details and make the bouquet look like a crowd of happy guests!
  9. Order personalized balloons from your florist. Your florist may be able to order custom balloons with lettering, photos, or motifs that you select. Talk with them about this long before your event, in order to allow plenty of shipping and handling time.

Try these tricks to customize your bouquets and bunches of balloons for your special event. Talk with experts like those at Tampa Bay Balloons​ about recreating some of these ideas, or visit dollar stores in your region to find your own materials to craft some fantastic balloon bouquets and gift ideas!