SORC offers a full-scale balloon delivery service, managed by the talented team of student employees. What you need will help you determine which form to complete.
Just want a few balloons to surprise someone for a special occasion? We can do that! Think of them as balloons for individual recognition.
If you just need a small bouquet for a birthday, get well wish, etc., we can generally make them for you on the spot. We do appreciate advance notice when possible because we never know how busy it's going to be at SORC. If we are working on another order, we might not be able to complete yours right away. If convenient, stop by and choose your balloons at lunchtime (you'll have to pay for them when you pick them out) and we'll have them ready for you at the end of the day when you're heading home. SORC is cashless as of 12/17/19. We can only accept check or shortcode for Walk-in orders. If you want us to deliver it, click on the order form below to choose colors, destination, etc. Delivery for a single bouquet to any campus location ranges between $5-$10.
Event balloons are typically larger quantities of bouquets for decoration at campus events, ordered by people who work at U of M departments or leaders of student organizations. A U of M "uniqname" and password are required to submit an Event balloon order. Typically, the balloons ordered on the "Event Balloons" order form are all latex or plain colored mylar stars. Think of them as balloons for decoration.
If you wish to incorporate message balloons into your event order, it is best to visit SORC and check out the selection of "message" balloons in person. Payment for Event Balloon orders can be made by shortcode only; payment by credit card is not possible. Sales tax is not charged for orders placed for department and student organization events. The delivery fees for Event orders varies by destination and size of order. For example, deliveries in the building where SORC is located are free. Deliveries to other campus destinations range from $5 to $50 (most deliveries are $10-20). Examples of Event Balloon orders:
- Six bouquets of maize and blue for the tabletops at a luncheon.
- Two bouquets of purple, black, and white (the colors of your conference logo) for the registration table on the weekend of your conference.
- Twenty bouquets of 3 balloons in primary colors for a recruiting fair (one for each recruiter's table).
- Eight bouquets of 5 balloons in maize and blue to stand on the floor in the lobby of a sit-down dinner for a special event for your department.
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Not sure what is best for you? E-mail us and tell us a little bit about your event. If what you need is a little bit "event" and a little bit "recognition," we can create a custom order for you that meets your needs.