Last weekend I spontaneously decided to head over to Balloon Wonderland at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress after seeing a post about it on Instagram. A trip to the Hyatt is always a pleasure. This was my second visit and I still know I have only scratched the surface of exploring this expansive and stunning property.
Tucked away in one of the ballrooms, Balloon Wonderland benefitted Give Kids the World Village. It’s an 89 acre non-profit resort in the area where kids with charities such as Make a Wish stay with their families while visiting Orlando. It is definitely a worthy cause. And their wishes were written on stars placed all around this stunning balloon exhibit. What a touching addition to the show that was, and more than that it was a reminder of why we were all really there. To support these kids who really do deserve the world.
Inside the ballroom, 750,000 balloons were transformed into an underwater scene, a candy factory, a prehistoric island and so much more. I wish I could show you every single thing, but the truth is I am certain I missed a lot of cool things even though I walked through a couple times and tried to notice all the details.
Details like gnomes and tiny fish and fairies caught my eye amid the rainbow and volcano and giant octopus. Everything was not only fun and brought out the kid in me and everyone who walked through the door, but also stunning. The people who created this show are true artists, stretching the term balloon animal to another universe.
I will be back to Balloon Wonderland at every single opportunity. It is unlike anything I have ever seen, and I certainly will never forget it.
For the event I wore a super colorful dress and shoes and bag, duh! I wanted to blend right in with the assortment of colors inside the ballroom, and I most definitely did. My outfit and all the balloons, not to mention the good cause, brought the biggest smile to my face.
I also wanted to share my latest Tasty Chomps post with you! I got to check out a vegan restaurant in a kombucha bar and shop in the heart of Winter Garden. I hope you will read it 🙂
Dress: Caroline Constas // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Bag: Burberry
John / Kitchen Riffs says
Wow, SO many balloons! That looks like a fun excursion. Some of those balloon creations are so creative, too. Fun post — thanks.
Yes, it’s hard to believe all of that was made with balloons. People are so talented!