• 04 Mar 2016 2:27 PM | Deleted user

    While some activist groups in Holland have begun to put out false claims and information about balloons, the EBPC released this press release in an effort to get the truth out to the public. "Balloons have been part of our growing up since the early 19th Century and are a much loved consumer product for the young and old." We need to protect this product so please help us by promoting the facts.

  • 05 Feb 2016 12:45 AM | Deleted user

    A NEW, Europe-wide initiative designed to raise awareness about balloon safety and the environment...

    The EBPC recently announced a new program designed to educate consumers about how to properly handle balloons so that we can remain safe and keep our environment clean while still enjoying the FUN that balloons create. 

    Balloon retailers will be instrumental in helping EBPC to promote this initiative. Because the EBPC values your commitment to the program, they have made it easy for you to participate! In fact, they are providing a wealth of downloadable marketing aids that can be customized with your business logo and contact information.

    By providing a variety of marketing materials for balloon businesses, the EBPC also hopes you will all gain some positive exposure from this industry-wide effort.

    For full details on the campaign and how you can join, visit the EBPC Code of Best Practice website for retailersThere is a website for consumers that you can promote to your customers as well.

    The European Balloon and Party Council (EBPC) was formed in 2001 by a group of like-minded manufacturers who faced common challenges within the industry. Today the EBPC is made up of 35 key manufacturers and distributors across Europe and BAPIA is one of those members.

  • 11 May 2015 3:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     Summer 2015 membership drive begins!  

    Both existing and new members can benefit from this membership drive, for more information go to 

  • 07 May 2015 12:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Paul Adamson set up the JAM Fund in his son's name and every year releases balloons on his birthday

    Click here to read the article in full.


  • 30 May 2013 6:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It’s no great secret that there are a number of campaigns to ban balloon releases, with some even looking for complete balloon bans.  Are our balloons really so terrible to livestock and the environment?  Well, it seems that others are asking the same question, as a report was recently commissioned by DEFRA (Dept for Environment & Rural Affairs), and the Welsh Government, Dept for Environment & Sustainable Development.  The report was titled:

    Sky lanterns and helium balloons:

    An assessment of impacts on livestock

    and the environment.

    Click here to see the report on the DEFRA website.

  • 12 Feb 2013 1:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Robbie Furman is coming to town!

    Keep watching for more details as dates and locations are released.

    To read the full article you candownload the First 2013 Newsletter here Jan 2013.pdf 

  • 10 Feb 2013 1:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The first BAPIA newsletter of 2013 has just been published with some interesting and informative articles inside. To download a copy simply                 click on the download button below. If you would prefer to receive a hard copy please e-mail your name and address to


    Jan 2013.pdf

  • 02 Aug 2012 6:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BAPIA has just announced the winners of the photograph prize draw that has been running through June & July.  All members were eligible to enter, they just had to upload some of their own balloon decor photos to their profile on the BAPIA website.  The winners will each receive one of the eductaional DVD's currently available from BAPIA.

    The winners are:

    Downend Balloons, of Downend, Bristol

    MD Weddings of Ferrybridge, Yorkshire

    Ballons by Down The lane, of Banchory, Aberdeenshire

    Congratulations to the winners who will be receiving their prize very soon.

    Keep watching the website and facebook page for more competitions/prize draws.

  • 20 Jul 2012 9:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Helium Situation July 2012

    Due to a number of factors there is currently a global helium shortage affecting all users of helium, from medical, industrial and scientific usage, to our industry using it for balloons.  Much of the helium for balloon gas is recovered from other helium processes and is impure, but due to the global situation this is also in short supply.  The current helium situation means that many suppliers are unable to take on any new balloon gas accounts as they don’t have the available balloon gas at this time and could not guarantee regular on-going supply.  As mentioned, this is not confined to the

    UKor Europebut is truly affecting the industry around the world.

    As stated there are a number of complex reasons why we are currently experiencing this situation and there is no single solution, therefore it is very difficult to predict how long this may last but we know that the gas companies are working very hard to reduce the impact it will have on all helium users. At this time, the latest forecasts suggest that the global helium situation will improve towards the end of the year, but this may be a gradual process and could also be delayed at any time.  In the meantime we can look for alternative ways to fulfil our clients requirements by using air filled balloon décor or where possible using 60/40 helium/Air inflators.

    We are sure that balloon manufacturers will be working on designs for air filled décor and here at BAPIA we will post some air-filled designs to our website which will hopefully give some inspiration.

    BAPIA…working for the balloon and party industry!

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