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Thursday, December 13, 2012


Have you ever met someone that doesn't like balloons? Us neither. Balloons are fun. There are no instructions on how to play with a balloon, no complicated rule book, they're just simply there. They can make people feel comfortable, and relaxed, and are a definitive sign of a good time going on.

Balloons also have a funny way of mimicking the people with whom they're attending the party. Before everyone arrives, it takes time for them to prepare and get ready for the party. They simply can't be rushed out the door! It's a meticulous process full of hot air and getting the knot on their tie done just right. And of course they can't go anywhere without the approval of their friends. When the party commences, the balloon floats around the room, quietly greeting and mingling with its rubbery friends. They dance, and are especially competent at the crowd surf, being held up and bounced around by the guests beneath them. But not all are so accomplished at dancing, and often a corner of wallflowers evolves as the dancing continues on into the night.

But what happens when the party ends? Where do the balloons go? This is when the parallel between guests and balloons end. Guests return home with their loved ones to rest and prepare for the next day. Sadly, the balloons have no home to go to. There is no next day to prepare for. The party was their first and final hurrah, and they're left sitting there when all the lights are turned off

So what do they do? They party! Thanks to all of the dancing and partying going on during the party, the balloons have a bit of an electrical charge running through them. This causes them to attract, not unlike magnets, and come together in certain areas. So when you're home in bed, after a long night of partying at any location, whether it be the Manhattan Penthouse, the Alger House, or any of the great locations all across our wonderful city, just know this: the balloons will always party harder than you do!