About Us

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Hi everyone and thank you for taking the time to read about us here at the Potters Party Balloons website. Potters Party Balloons was the first of the websites for the Potters Independent Traders Company, owned and managed by Shirley and Lawrence.

Balloon Decorating has been a passion of Shirley’s for over 20 years. Her initial company ‘Dream Balloons’ has been trading from the beginning and as now been re-branded as part of our expansion and set-up of the Potters Independent Traders Company.

Shirley is a skilled Balloon Decorator with recognised qualifications in balloon sculpting and designing balloon set-pieces for occasions such as Weddings etc.

Potters Party Balloons gives Shirley the chance to share her skills, experience and ideas with you.

Balloons Make Us Smile

Every joyful occasion is simply made that little more special by the presence of balloons. Whether it be a Wedding, Engagement, Birthday or Anniversary the sight of balloons signifies it is party time.

Potters Party Balloons About USShirley’s many years of experience in designing balloon decorations for all occasions, colour schemes and themes has been a thrill for herself, enjoying the process through from design, creation and delivery to the many customers over this time.

From her large first wedding venue decoration to a simply beautiful valentine balloon bouquet, the customers smile has always been the ultimate reward.

Creations For You

Potters Party Balloons gives Shirley the opportunity to share her own ideas, designs and creations directly to you.

But the site will not be limited to only Shirley’s views, we will take the opportunity to share classic designs, market leading ideas and new innovations with the hope of inspiring you for your next occasion.

We will also highlight balloon and party products or services that can enhance your occasion and deliver the smile on the face of your party goers.

The Ultimate Choice

Wedding Balloon IdeasFrom traditional to unique themed weddings, from the latest children’s cartoon birthdays to adults celebrity themed anniversaries, we want to aid and inspire you with the ultimate range of balloon based ideas, creations and designs to make your party a success.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to contact us by commenting below or emailing us and we will be more than happy to help.

All the best,

Shirley (shirley@potterspartyballoons.co.uk) and Lawrence (lawrence@potterspartyballoons.co.uk)

22 thoughts on “About Us”

  1. Hi that’s a fun job you have. What a great way to be creative while connecting with others. A smile brings a heart ❤️ to fullness and warmth. I love your About Me page. Keep up the great work. 🥰

    • Hi Lili,

      Thanks for your kind words. Bringing a smile to people is what we are all about at Potters Party Balloons.

      I also notice, you contacted us about your environment concerns regarding balloons.I will of course respond to your message, but thought I’d also address the issue here briefly.

      There are bio-degradable latex balloons available, but they are not great. They still take too long to decompose. I think the key method of staying ecofriendly is ensuring we dispose of the balloons correctly. Foil balloons are for example recyclable alongside some plastics. We will endeavour to make some posts regarding balloons in the environment in the near future.

      Potters Party Balloons are all about making people smile at parties etc. We will not endorse or promote releasing balloons into the environment. Let’s keep our animals safe!

  2. I can see how happy this job makes you. Your page sends major vibes of fun and good times. The foundation for any party or event. I always thought balloon sculptors were so talented for doing what they do in a way that the balloons don’t pop. Awesome site great work keep at it!

    • Hi Sabrina,

      You certainly are right about the job making us happy. There is nothing like the smile on a customer’s face when we have just delivered a balloon bouquet or decorated a wedding venue. It’s easy really because balloons just bring out that smile.

  3. Hey Lawrence,

    Where would a party or celebration be without balloons?

    The first thing anybody sees when they have been surprised and the joy on the face just gives it away.

    I love the name Potters Independent Traders Company and for many of your overseas readers, they wouldn’t know the link.

    Great fun I can imagine you have.

    I knew a guy who spent his life trading balloons and whenever there was a big fair he’d be there. If I can remember rightly he traded some really big balloons. Not the ones to fill with helium and pass to one of your kids though.

    Balloons for all occasions and thank you for sharing.

    • Yes Mick, balloons certainly do come in shapes and sizes and are for all occasions. In fact we have orders for tomorrow for memorial balloons, an event that you wouldn’t normally associate with balloons

      Glad you like the name of our umbrella company. The initials (P.I.T) are also relevant to us because they are synonymous of the fact that we are based in a traditional coal mining town, where most of the elder generation of my family used to work down the pit.

  4. Hey,

    This is a really fun and interesting site. Your about us page is very inspirational and you have a great talent. It would be great to maybe one day hire you for my nephew and niece. They love parties and they love balloons.

    Thank you for sharing and keep up the amazing work you do.

    All the best,


  5. Hey there,

    My 3 years old daughter adores balloons and we have them in our house even on usual days.

    Do you guys provide balloons bouquets for kids’ birthday parties?

    Kepp up the great job, you are awesome people!

    • Hi Natalie.

      We certainly do provide balloon bouquets for kids birthday parties. We will try to get some posts about these on the website in the next few weeks and will message you wen they are done. Hopefully we can inspire you!

  6. Hi,

    Lovely to meet you both! 🙂

    Wow! Shirley, you seem to be super talented in balloon decorating and also have alot of experience in this field which is an amazing and a peace of mind for those who are interested in hiring your services.

    Wishing you all the luck in expansion of your business.

    • Thank you Habib for your kind comments about Shirley. She certainly does know her stuff but like us all is learning all the while and always willing to try new ideas and designs.

      Thank you also for your good wishes!

  7. Hi Lawrence,

    I’m intrigued about the idea of decorating balloons. I’ll have to look around a bit more to see what that means. The foil balloons I’m sure you can decorate, since I buy those often at the store for a lot of occasions.
    I do think that balloons say a lot with just a simple gesture. It’s good to know that there are actually people that do this. 🙂

    Excited to see more of your stuff!


  8. Who does not like balloons? They add colour, a sense of warmth and creates an energetic atmosphere with the audience. When was the last time you went to a birthday party, and there were no balloons?

    All the events I have gone to had balloons as part of their expression or opening stages for the event. Ballons creates the feeling that something special is happening.


    • Too right Joseph. Balloons compliment most occasions and in some situations they would be surely missed, if they were forgotten.  

  9. And thank you, Shirley and Lawrence, for letting know about us know about you and the service you render. It is nice to know that you guys offer the service of balloon decorations, which would be nice not only for kids parties, but also for some adult parties like weddings, birthdays and so on. I do wish you both all the best in promoting your business with your business and hope it plays out well too.

  10. A truly unique niche! It requires a lot of creativity and some element of the “Wow factor.” A party wouldn’t be a party without balloons……

    Balloons bring joy to the heart whether adults or children With children, you can literarily see their eyes pop open wide when they step into a birthday party room decorated with balloons. Soon they get over the awe……..everyone goes home with one or two balloons.

    You have a great job spreading joy!


    • Thank you Ceci. Yes we both certainly enjoy our job and love to the faces on people that receive our balloon creations.

      You are right, balloons do bring joy to both adults and children. They not only compliment an occasion but sometimes are essential for the fun!


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