About Us

Balloons Are Taking Off are a family run business and have been trading in Edinburgh since 1999.

We hold the CBA (Certified Balloon Artist) qualification which is awarded after 3 written exams and a practical demonstration which prove our ability to provide an industry approved standard of balloon decoration. We use only the best quality balloons and party products and refuse to provide cheap imports which are unlicensed.

We have 4 members of staff who are extremely friendly and will help you to find the perfect balloon decoration for your event. Evelyn, Katrina and Jayme can be found in our retail shop and Malcolm can be found in our workshop where we personalise our own foil and latex balloons.



I started my balloon decoration training when I was 16 years old, back in 1999 when our shop first opened. I started off part time while I finished school and went to university but I soon realised that this was my perfect job! I have completed my CBA (Certified Balloon Artist) qualification and I love going on training courses to learn lots of new skills and techniques.


We specialise in balloon decoration for weddings, parties and corporate events, from a few single balloons to a few thousand balloons, we have the ability to create your perfect event décor. We can cater for single gift balloons and small house parties to very large corporate events with very specific requirements. Every event is different and we can provide a personalised quote to ensure your balloon decoration is exactly what you are looking for.

We offer a delivery service where we can deliver and set up your balloons or you can collect from our Edinburgh based shop where you will find a selection of party products.

In November 2019 our little shop was broken into and set on fire. This has been a terrible time for all of us but I am pleased to say that we are back open again as of July 2020.