Merry Makers was founded in 2001, by Allison and Brian Dunning. The venture quickly became Merry Makers & Decorators LLC as balloon decorating was added to their list of creative genius. Over the past 16+ years they have operated under that name as both a family entertainment company and a balloon décor company. In 2017, we started the journey to re-brand. We decided to separate our company and give the decorating end of our business its full due. Officially we now operate as two separate companies. Merry Makers LLC, the entertainment side of our company, and Balloon Art by Merry Makers, the Award Winning balloon art, balloon decorating and balloon delivery side of our business!
Merry Makers LLC is an entertainment business that provides Award Winning balloon artists, face painters, glitter tattooists, caricatures, magicians, and even Santa! Balloon Art by Merry Makers works with corporate and company event planners to create fun, fabulous and friendly events with her balloons: including Award Winning dance floor canopies, arches, columns, balloon drops, and bouquets that will make your event stand out from the rest!
In 2018, we won an ILEA IDEA award Best Social Event Category for the Balloon Bubble Canopy décor as well as the ILEA IDEA award for Best Design/Decor for the Balloon Canopy we built for the Denver Wedding Association’s 2017 birthday party celebration.
Balloon Art by Merry Makers works with our community to planning event that will create once in a lifetime memories with our balloons! Consultations are free, however a travel charge may be applied if needed.
Allison Dunning has lived in Greeley with her husband Brian and their three daughters for over 20 years now, building the Merry Makers LLC and Balloon Art by Merry Makers businesses into what they are today. Allison is very active in her community, as a member of the Greeley Creative District, the Greeley Events Group, the Monster Day Board, the Do Tell Board, and Northern Colorado Women in Business. These ventures may keep Allison busy but she enjoys every minute of it! “I live, breathe and dream everyday about how to make the world a better place by bringing happiness and joy to the people around me with my art businesses,” Allison says. Allison is also a ceramic and stained/fused glass artist, a budding watercolor artist, a Bee Guardian and an avid gardener.
Allison keeps a very busy schedule, so if you need to get a quote or schedule a consultation, texting or email will be the BEST way to reach out to her. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!