Kalli Edelman brings the party

Kalli Edelman of Sabetha is the owner of Balloontique by Kalli. Pictured are Kalli and her daughter, Haidyn.
These balloon arrangements and backdrops are created by Balloontique by Kalli for a baby shower.

Balloontique by Kalli is a Sabetha-based small business that specializes in creating balloon arrangements to bring some pizzazz to any party or celebration.

In September 2023, Sabetha native Kalli Edelman started up her first-ever small business called Balloontique by Kalli, which offers elaborate balloon decorations and other items for any special occasion.

In the beginning, Balloontique only offered balloon arches and garlands, but recently, Kalli added balloon stacks and backdrop rental items to her business. She can create custom balloon arrangements and backdrops for all sorts of events, including birthday parties, baby showers, wedding showers, wedding ceremonies, graduation parties and more.

Working with balloons for parties is something Kalli already had some experience with before starting Balloontique. Her experience and love for celebrating are in part what led her to create a business from this hobby, among other things.

“I decided to start this business for several different reasons,” Kalli said. “I have a lot of fun making balloon garlands and wanted to share this with other people who may not know how to make them or don’t have the time to do so. Shortly after having my second child, I just needed a creative outlet and a way to connect with people. It has been so fun to meet with people and work with them to create their vision.”

“I have helped plan several birthday parties, bridal showers, graduation parties and baby showers [before starting my business]. It seemed like I was always making a balloon garland for each event and I enjoyed doing it!” Kalli said.

“One day, I was helping a friend with a balloon garland and, jokingly, I said, ‘I should make a business out of this.’ And she said, ‘You actually should.’ I then was able to learn from another girl who has a balloon business in Kansas City [Balloons by Cathryn], which really inspired me to start my own!”

When looking at the event spaces around Sabetha, Kalli can see their potential. She greatly enjoys bringing out that potential by providing something new to these spaces to boost what is already there.

“We have some great event spaces here in Sabetha and the surrounding areas,” Kalli said. “So, I love offering these fun balloon garlands and backdrop options to our community to add to these event spaces or even just to elevate a backdrop space in a home.”

As of Tuesday, July 2, Kalli has been a part of 37 events and has nine future events already scheduled. Also in the future, Kalli plans to expand Balloontique and offer more products and services.

“I plan to slowly add more items [to my business] as time goes on,” Kalli said. “I have also started making custom backdrops if the customer is looking for something unique. I am currently working on a fringe background to go along with the balloon garland for a graduation party! Also, I have recently partnered with D & C Event Rentals and Planning [of Lincoln, Neb.] to provide their customers with balloon garlands/arches whenever they request one.”

The prices of Balloontique’s products vary – they all depend on what the customer is looking for. Currently, Kalli charges $70 to $80 for balloon garlands/arches and $40 for balloon stacks. Prices for her rental items vary for each item. Kalli is currently working on a detailed price list for her business. She hopes to finish this list very soon.

Kalli is very thankful for her community for encouraging her and supporting her small business.

“I am so thankful for how supportive this community has been!” Kalli said. “People have been so kind with their encouraging words, reviews and recommendations.”

Kalli is available at any time for booking, and she can be reached via Facebook @Balloontique by Kalli or Instagram @balloontique.bykalli.

About Kalli

Kalli is the daughter of Jodi and Jesse Broxterman of Topeka. She works full-time as an Occupational Therapist Assistant and Rehab Director at Sabetha Manor, and Kalli works for Therapy Management Corporation at Sabetha Manor as well.

She is married to Alex Edelman, son of Margaret Rebant and John Rebant of Sabetha. Together, Kalli and Alex have a son, Grayson, and a daughter, Haidyn. Their family lives in Sabetha.

Balloontique by Kalli offers balloon stacks like this — as well as other products — for birthday parties, baby showers, etc.
Kalli Edelman of Balloontique by Kalli put together this balloon arch for a six-year-old’s birthday party.
Ballontique by Kalli made this balloon garland for the Oak & Willow Birthday Bash/Grand Reopening that occurred on Saturday, March 16, in Hiawatha.
Balloontique by Kalli created this balloon garland and arch backdrop set to be used for graduation parties.
Balloontique by Kalli created this balloon garland for a birthday party.

 

 

 

Erin Herrmann74 Posts

Erin Herrmann is one of two co-editors at The Sabetha Herald. She specializes in school board reporting, features and advertising design. Erin lives in Sabetha.

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