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Balloon arch, plants, and party decorations

Custom Party and Event Decorations

Do you have a party or event coming up? Do you need someone to take charge of the decorations, set up and clean up? 


Look no further! We are Balloons by the Rankins and we are your local party and event planner. 


We are professional event planners who focus on balloon decor. We love how balloons can make a party feel fun, elegant, whimsical, exciting, and many other things! We know you’ll love it, too!


We use professional-quality, biodegradable balloons in every display we make. This is important to us and our customers. 


When planning a party, you may already have an idea and a budget for what you want. Even if you don’t, we can bring your vision for the best party to life!


There are many good reasons to throw a party. And we will help you throw the best party in town!


What types of events do we do?


  • Birthday Parties: Whether it’s for someone turning 1 or 100, there’s a reason to celebrate! Plus…. Cake. 

  • Weddings & Bridal Showers: This is the time to be happy about a new beginning. New couples are full of hope! 

  • Baby Showers: Babies coming into the world is always a good reason to gather together. The baby won’t know how much fun you had… until pictures come up later in life!

  • Corporate Events: When you’re at work, it’s all business. But corporate events can be fun and interesting. 

  • Anniversary Parties: It doesn’t matter what the anniversary is for, there should be a party! 

  • Retirement Parties: You deserve to invite everyone over and party when you retire. It’s a big deal!

  • Graduation Parties: Kindergarten, high school, college… Graduation is always a reason to be proud. Help your grad make lifelong memories.

  • Nonprofit Events: Helping those in need is a good way to stay connected to the community. 


Locations We Serve

We are located in Big Flats, NY but are happy to serve the following locations:


  • Elmira/Horseheads

  • Corning

  • Ithaca

  • Watkins Glen/Montour Falls

  • Bath

  • Addison

  • Campbell

  • Spencer/Van Etten

  • Mansfield

  • Sayre/Athens

  • Troy

  • Tioga/Lawrenceville

  • Knoxville

Nicole, Elmira, NY

I hired Balloons by the Rankins for my daughter’s bridal shower. To say I was blown away would be an understatement. Alyssa surpassed my expectations at every turn. I gave her very little direction other than some colors and a sunflower theme. She took that direction and ran with it, but still came in under budget. My daughter said it was her “dream shower.” The balloon arch was stunning and perfect for pictures. The tables were decorated so elegantly with custom-crafted centerpieces and lovely sunflower accents. She thought of EVERYTHING. I’m so impressed and recommend Balloons by the Rankins to everyone who needs a party planned. Alyssa can do it ALL.
Alyssa Rankin

Contact Us Today for Your Next Event

We are always booking events. Dates get filled quick, so it’s important that you call in advance to reserve the date you need. We need a 2-week minimum to book to ensure we have time to get everything we need for your event. 


Our service area is within a 30-mile radius of Big Flats, NY but we will go outside that area. We will add a travel fee for this service. 


We can do indoor or outdoor events. Outdoor events come with fees due to their difficulty and the extra supplies to anchor the balloons. 


My name is Alyssa Rankin and I am the owner of Balloons by the Rankins. I value my customers and have a passion for giving them the best party ever. 


You can contact me in several ways:



I can’t wait to meet you! Let us bring your party to life!

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