For a homecoming theme that will surely send your rivals down the rabbit hole, look no further than through the looking glass. This past summer’s highly anticipated film brought magic and life to Lewis Carroll’s epic rhapsody. The fantasy of Wonderland as dreamily envisioned by producer Tim Burton can be made a reality with a little help from your friends, Affairs in the Air.
Imagine yourself walking through a field of giant mushrooms, and as you ponder your life a larger than life hookah-smoking caterpillar greets you with “Who are you”. These fantastically large members of the fungus family can be built similarly to our balloon columns.
How about a Mad Hatter Tea Party; this can easily be set up using a long table covered by a tablecloth and cluttered with various kitschy teapots, stacks of plates, and various cakes, biscuits, and pastries, real or faux. And what kind of unbirthday party would it be without the Mad Hatter himself, as well as the pocket-watch obsessed white rabbit? We can build statues of these characters out of balloons. Or you can ask your favorite math teacher or football coach if he is willing to get suited up and wear mad makeup!
Wouldn’t it be novel to get lost in a balloon hedge maze and try to find your way to the other side, the Red Queen’s court? In her queendom you can find solitaire cards frantically painting white roses red, with the red-painted white roses tucked within heart-shaped balloon topiaries. You can also play a round of mini golf with flamingos used as clubs. (Not using real flamingos, of course.) Just take care not to incite the Red Queen, or she will scream “Off with your head!” But no worries, here you can have the time of your life and no heads will roll.
In another room you can find the hall of tiny doors and a bowl of candies with a note that says “eat me”. Your high school homecoming planning staff can simply cover the walls and doors with posters of small painted doors of various sizes, all too small for a normal size human being to enter. Or your woodshop class can volunteer or get credit to craft these tiny doors to be set up around the room. They can be painted different colors and the doorknobs can be given faces. Once guests have eaten the right candy, they can be given a key to enter the regular size door. In our version of Wonderland, though, you can have your cake and eat it too – without worry of transmorphing.
Affairs in the Air can build the rabbit’s home with the giant Alice inside, arms and legs sticking out, all out of balloons. We can also make balloon sculptures of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, as well as the Cheshire Cat laughing on top of the cherry orchard tree. All in the Golden Afternoon, you can find Alice among towering flowers that talk, with bread-and-butterflies. Just beware of the Jabberwocky, as his fierce talons guard the punch bowl.
You can also crawl, not fall, down the rabbit hole. (Unless it’s a very short, safe, well-cushioned fall). You can set up random teapots and solitaire cards and books and chairs everywhere, or these various items can be made from our balloons.
Don’t be Late! Book your appointment now for this very important date!