Photos by Natalie Snyder Photography
Ellie Dhar was a new mom with a 7-month-old baby when she first caught the balloon bug. She had just installed her first balloon art for her best friend’s wedding shower and was captivated by the potential delight bespoke balloon installations could add to celebrations of any kind. Now, she is the owner of Minne Merriments, where she works with clients to design unique and colorful installations and parties.
“Balloons started as a hobby, a creative outlet, a challenge, a moment of self-expression and now it is my passion project I get to share,” she writes on the website. “I love to discover the latest party trends and will put together full designs for myself. I also enjoy sharing my love of party brands with others and will put together party plans for friends, family, and coworkers.”
The Minne Merriments Instagram bursts with enchanting installations for birthdays, weddings, graduations, and other celebrations. Whether it be garlands and arches, columns and mosaic assemblages that curve down stairwells or across fireplace mantles, or festoon ceilings and patios, Minne Merriments is ready for the project. The balloons come in colors from pretty pastels to earthy teal and sienna, as well as bright primaries and sophisticated silver and gold.
To collaborate with Dhar, fill out this form. “We will work together to pick out colors, size, design, flow,” she explains. “I look forward to being your creative partner and working with you.”