The Balloon Council
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 14:06:53 +0000
Subject: Re: Chili cookoff
From: "Melanie Binkley, CBA  " <applause2x@earthlink.net>
To: balloondeco@balloonhq.com

From -->Joanne/Creative Balloons 

Do you have any other chili cookoff ideas?  I would really appreciate it. 


Earlier we sent the cactus sculpture with sage brush idea with a chili
pepper bouquet.....

This is a good theme to just free associate with...what come to mind?

Chilies
flames
beans
cows
beer
western stuff
cowboys 
hats
horses
the old west
corrals
horseshoes
latin stuff
sombreros
panchos
margaritas
tequila
desert life
many different kinds of cacti
cacti flowers
sagebrush
lizards
salamanders?
tumbleweeds
competition stuff
awards
ribbons
cooking stuff
chef
pots
spoons
campfires
maybe picnic stuff
checkered cloths
ants
baskets

and more more more I am sure.....


what to build depends on what angle your chili cook-off is taking.  Talk
with your client.
Get a feel for how it's been in the past.....get an amount for their
budget.....maybe they can only afford brightly colored chili pepper
garland.......or just a few yards of fabric.

Most of the items above can be built with the sculpture process though many
are additional decr items as well....

Try this process for your next theme......

Just write down everything that comes to mind....don't think of it first in
terms as to wether or not you can build it from balloons.....


We Keep'Em Flyin'High!
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Melanie Binkley, CBA
Applause! Applause!
Balloon Decor & Event Design
Redondo Beach, CA, USA