Sing & Dance & Inflate!
Everyone’s guilty pleasure is that purchase of your next concert or festival ticket. Now that the 2017 tour season is in full swing, we can all start indulging in tickets for our favorite shows! Here at Inflatable Design Group, we have two guilty pleasures. We love going to the shows, but we love creating custom inflatable props for them even more! Inflatables are perfect for any stage, venue or crowd! Customize your tour with a custom inflatable designed specifically for your concert. Everyone will be talking about the concert of the year with awesome inflatables on stage.
Hit the right note with custom inflatable props!
Create an unforgettable experience with inflatable inflatable props and stage sets. With all the hustle and bustle of a tour, we made sure our inflatables are the easiest to set up and take down. Inflating and deflating only takes minutes and you can store our inflatables in the smallest spaces. Inflatable sets and stages will take your concert to the next level by giving the crowd awesome visuals. Spending life on the go during a tour is easy with inflatables that can be packed up quickly and with ease. You can take advantage of your venue space by adding custom inflatables to spice up the location! Having inflatables at your venue gives concert goers the perfect photo op and bring fun to the entire event. If you can think it, we can do it at IDG!
Custom inflatable props are perfect for any concert or festival. We have had the pleasure with creating custom stage sets for Katy Perry, Thompson Square, Jon Bon Jovi and so many more! We even made an awesome 35’H inflatable for Life in Color, the world’s largest paint party! Take your crown entertainment to the next level with the help of inflatables that will tower over everyone. Now the only thing you need to add to your lineup is a giant custom inflatable from Inflatable Design Group!
The Month for Love
At Inflatable Design Group we had the privilege of partnering with Interactive Exhibits to create an inflatable interactive heart among the many other custom medical inflatables we have created. When you think about the month of February you probably jump straight to the thought of Valentine’s Day and heart shaped boxes of chocolates. Did you know that February is also American Heart Month? Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the United States totaling more than 600,000 deaths per year. Our inflatable heart has been travelling the country teaching people of all ages why they should love their heart and how to keep a healthy heart. Using custom inflatables as an educational tool has been greatly received and we look forward to manufacture more inflatables to educate and teach others! So, we take pride in being able to help others with this awesome looking inflatable custom heart.
How It Works: Custom Medical Inflatables
The better you know how your heart works, the easier it is to make sure you stay healthy throughout your life. The inflatable heart is used as an education tool to help teach people about all the elements of the human heart. The inflatable heart exhibit enables your senses through sight and touch to learn about the heart. When going through the exhibit you can see and feel the features of the heart like the chambers and the paths of blood flow. In addition, the inflatable heart includes LED lights to represent how the blood flows through the heart and the ways blood flow changes due to heart disease. Finally, visitors to the exhibit get to experience firsthand what the effects of heart infection, heart disease, plaque buildup, bypass and so much more have on the heart with our inflatable exhibit.
How to Help
The main goal of the inflatable heart is to assist people in understanding the importance of leading a healthy life. We learned so much from creating this inflatable and working with Interactive Exhibits. So, our custom medical inflatables are a fun and easy way to educate yourself about your body and health. Since February is American Heart Month there no better time to start living a heart healthy life. Take control of your life and know how to prevent heart disease. Here are some steps to ensuring you stay heart healthy.
• Refrain from smoking or using tobacco products
• Exercise for 30 minutes a day
• Eat well balanced meals
• Sleep the recommended amount every night
• Control your stress levels
• And visit your doctor regularly for checkups and screenings
More fun at a run with inflatables!
Here in San Diego we are used to sunny days and winters spent at the beach. Since we have such great weather, it is always the season to have a 5k run/walk with race day inflatables! We love being able to make custom inflatables for different 5k runs all across the United States. With race day right around the corner, we can help make your race stand out by using custom inflatables. Custom inflatable archways are the perfect start/finish line to get runners excited for the race and have the race be seen for miles! However, the excitement doesn’t stop at archways. Any race can be dressed up with race columns, giant mascots and product replicas that are as big as your imagination makes them.
Custom, Creative and Catchy Race Day Inflatables
We had a blast making a giant record for Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego. Most of all, our inflatables draw attention to every event, whether it’s a day or night run. We are constantly in awe of how many awesome races there are to run across the country and how much fun they each are! So, using advertising inflatables ,as your race day inflatables, opens the door to endless possibilities for your run and is a great fit for any run. We have seen runs in mud, slime, glowing in the night, with superheroes everywhere and this list goes on! As a matter of fact, we want to create the craziest inflatables out there. When someone came to us with the idea of making a P.F. Chang’s inflatable for a 5k race, of course we said yes!
It’s as easy as 1,2,3!
Check out our YouTube channel to see how simple it is to set up and take down a custom inflatable. In just minutes your race can be taken to new heights, literally! So, making the first step towards getting your own custom inflatable is easy. Just contact us here at Inflatable Design Group and we will take your idea and bring it to life in just a matter of weeks!
The Key to Fundraising is here at IDG!
Booster Club fundraising has begun! It is that time of the year when meetings are taking place across the U.S. to decide on what will happen for the 2017 High School Football season. High school booster clubs are a necessity to help raise money to make it happen! In our last booster club blog we spoke about getting started with fundraising and some simple steps to begin. So, now we will dive a little deeper into the details of having sponsors work for you. Sponsors come in all shapes and sizes, from big car dealerships to small local businesses and everyone wants to showcase or advertise their name.
Effective & Affordable!
Booster club fundraising is all about getting your name out to everyone in the community. Every booster club wants to make a package that will sell itself. How can your booster club do this? Showcase businesses on an inflatable with their name or logo and this printed message will be in front of hundreds to thousands of people at every game. Therefore, repeated exposure of their name in lights equals sponsorship money for you and one of kind advertising for them.
Sponsor banners can be placed on any type of inflatable we manufacture. The beauty about sponsor banners is that they can be removable. So, each year when a new sponsor comes along you can advertise a new message and receive more funds for the inflatable or the booster club. Various banners can be made and displayed on inflatables to show off your sponsors and their investments!
Booster Club Fundraising at IDG
Here at Inflatable Design Group we are visual people- ( ha! We like to see our name in lights as well!). We are more than happy to help you with a sketch or concept to show off that local business. Show the whole city your sponsors on a 25’L inflatable tunnel or 15’H Helmet. Start fundraising today by taking the concept or sketch around to local businesses to show them how it can be a win/win for the booster club and business. We would like to encourage you get to get started early as the manufacturing process does take time! We want to manufacture a great investment for your high school/team. Check out the article at gameops.com showcasing our company so, you’ll know that your inflatable investment can be win for 2017!
Advertising just got easier with the help of Inflatable Design Group and our promotional inflatables! What better way to draw consumer attention than with an inflatable product replica as big as your imagination can create? No one will be able to miss the sight of your product towering over EVERYTHING! Our promotional inflatables are made to the exact tee of what your product looks like. Here at IDG we’ve worked with companies like Scott and Crest to create the best inflatables possible for their products.
Get Creative with Promotional Inflatables
Watch your imagination come to life with giant inflatables of your product. There are no limits to what your product can transform into. This bag of chicken tenders had all of our teams mouth’s watering and ready to go buy a bag for themselves! Take your company to the next level with the help of Inflatable Design Group.
Up & Exercising
Walk, crawl, run and exercise with interactive inflatables in 2017. Inflatable Design Group is the perfect place to get started to produce some of the best branded inflatable games in the industry. Bring the fun to working out and staying healthy this year! We offer the largest assortment of interactive inflatables on the market so, there is always an inflatable for you!
Fun for the masses!
Exercising can be fun with an inflatable obstacle course as you challenge your opponent to a race through a giant 45’L inflatable that is filled with crawl thru tubes, climb, slide and various obstacles! This game will get your heart pumping and entertain the crowd. Make everyone want to be active will interactive inflatables! Check our this awesome interactive inflatable we created for The Slime Run. There is no doubt you will have the crowd smiling with inflatables at your run!
Run under a giant inflatable archway as you blast past the finish line at the 5K race. Inflatable Finish lines are a great way to dress up your event and an excellent finish line for your participants. Inflatable archways come in all shapes and sizes. Picture perfect moments are only one step away so, get your inflatable archway now! There is no better addition to your race day.
Make your next sporting event a winner with the help of Inflatable Design Group! Check out all the inflatables games we have to offer from bungee runs to obstacle courses. Show off with interactive fun in 2017. Interactive inflatables are the most unique way to make your event stand out this year. Our team is ready to help you create the inflatable of your dreams. Contact us now to start your inflatable journey! You won’t believe the places a custom inflatable can take you!
Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017
Before we usher in the new year, here is a look back at 2016 with amazing custom large inflatables from Inflatable Design Group! As many people look back at popular or controversial stories from 2016 we like to look back and see some of the fantastic inflatables that has made 2016 a year for the history books!
We started the year with a one of kind inflatable stage prop, a giant custom inflatable lion head for an electronic music festival that has toured all over the United States as well as around the world.
This work of art was a beautiful and yet ferocious custom inflatable.
2016 was a grand slam with large inflatables!
Minor League Baseball came in with many awesome branded inflatable interactive games!
The Columbia Fireflies had an amazing fun zone filled with custom slides, branded bounce houses, inflatable mascots and much more! The ballpark for the Fireflies looks fantastic!
Made it to the Finish Line
5K Runs and marathons were active throughout the year and we had the chance to make countless custom archways and inflatable start/finish line inflatables showcasing their event!
Inflatable archways have been a great asset to have as they have been well received as something quick, light weight and easy to set up.
Going out with a BANG!
We can’t forget some great promotional inflatables that were so well received people waited in long lines to take a pictures with the inflatable!
The inflatable skillet was one of my favorite inflatables! People dressed as bacon and eggs and jumped in the inflatable for a one of kind photo opportunity!
Imagine it and we can create it!
School Pride Soared
Universities, Colleges and High schools also played a big role this year with some really unique custom entranceways and inflatable games.
Clear Springs High School had a large inflatable mustang head entryway that looked amazing on the football field.
Our name in lights…
We won’t forget inflatables for the movie scene!
Kung Fu Panda kicked his way into our shop and looked adorable in front of the Chinese Mann Theatre. We will never forget that giant inflatable.
It is hard to remember all the custom inflatables as we have manufactured….. inflatable food that made us hungry, inflatable bottles we wanted to sample, inflatable tents and large inflatable logos …. the list is endless.
A year of great inflatable advertising in rewind. Launch into 2017 with a new custom inflatable from Inflatable Design Group!
New Year, New Marketing!
Inflatable promotional products can increase your revenue for 2017! Many companies are busy looking over the budgets from 2016 and preparing to launch in the 2017 year with new assets and looking for that return on investment. Here at Inflatable Design Group we believe that inflatable promotional products can offer a great return. So, here is why!
Inflatable Promotional Products
Inflatable promotional products can be seen and can be used at any event, making them a versatile marketing item. So, inflatables are the perfect addition to any event or business.
In addition to their versatility, custom inflatables can stand the test of time! As opposed to running a print advertisement in a newspaper or print magazine the inflatable can be seen and used for years.
Social media drives business this day and age and a GIANT inflatable of your product or an interactive inflatable game can be used for photo opportunities. Post your inflatable photos on FB, or promote in every day social media outlets! So, everyone wants to see their picture and with your inflatable in the background, this keeps your brand front and center!
Looking for something to fit your budget? We can work with you to fit your budget! So, inflatables are affordable!
When deciding on where to spend your money in 2017, choose Inflatable Design Group. We will help promote your product, brand, school, team and much more! So, inflate your message in 2017.
Booster Clubs to Boost the Fields
It is that time of year with all the holiday hustle and bustle. However, some high school booster clubs are looking forward to the 2017 football season with fundraising inflatables.
Inflatable Design Group has made some great looking custom inflatable entranceways and tunnels for the high school market and we are here to help kick start your new year with more exciting designs, competitive pricing and putting the booster club funds to good use.
How to Boost the Best
So, here are some questions you might be thinking:
How do I get started?
What will fit in my budget?
How can I make this unique one of kind piece to show off my school and football program?
We will get you started and make your fundraising for an inflatable helmet, tunnel or custom entranceway an easy process.
Let’s get started with the biggest question you might be asking yourself…the budget!
Inflatable Design Group has a wide range of products to fit into almost any budget from smaller tunnel to large custom inflatable entryway and everything in between. A big help for the booster clubs is finding sponsors in the community. Inflatable Design Group manufactures almost every inflatable with the capability to add sponsor banners to your fundraising inflatables thus highlighting the local or corporate sponsor.
Everyone likes to see their name proudly displayed on the inflatable. Therefore, you can sell varied sponsor placements on the inflatable and make your money back in no time!
Don’t wait to inflate with fundraising inflatables!
Next, let’s address the question of how and when to get started. The answer is now…this is the fun part!
Here at Inflatable Design Group we like to be visual and show you what we can do. So, gather your school or team mascot, colors and logos and send them off to us. We will help design the inflatable tunnel, custom entranceway or mascot tunnel that will work best for you!
Watch as your ideas come to life! As this process comes to light you will see that your school inflatable is unique and one of a kind. Proudly display your school’s inflatable as the team runs out onto the field!
Check out some of the amazing designs we have done for schools all across the U.S.
Start your inflatable journey with Inflatable Design Group. Beat your opponents before they even step out onto the field!
Look forward to HIGH SCHOOL football for the 2017 year with custom inflatables!
‘Tis the season for holiday inflatables!
Start thinking about all the holiday inflatables popping up because the holiday season is upon us! The Thanksgiving holiday is a couple days away and everyone is busy with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Singing the holiday jingles may be the #1 thing on your mind, but we have some others on ours. Trying to think of some great holiday inflatables we have done in the past, but with the big looming holiday feast I have this large inflatable treadmill and Turkey Trot Inflatable archway on my mind. Keeping in shape this holiday season can be done with lots of area 5K races, marathons, Turkey Trots and so much more. Our holiday inflatables will make fitness this season fun and interactive! Enjoy the season in a whole new way with the inspiration of inflatables.
All I want for Christmas is…
The inflatable treadmill is a larger than life inflatable that will bring people into the stores this holiday season. Everyone will be looking for a way to get fit for the new year after all those holiday dinners! Make good on your new years resolution with the motivation from this giant custom inflatable. Don’t feel guilty indulging in holiday favorite foods when there are hundreds of inflatable motivators all around the country. Run through that inflatable archway finish line or be inspired by a giant inflatable treadmill. So, stay on the lookout this season for your favorite holiday inflatable! Spread the love this holiday season. Encourage friends and family to be active with you. Inflatable Design Group is proud to promote a healthy and happy holiday season!
Huge inflatables and happy customers are just two things we are very proud to have at IDG! It’s that time of year when we like to give THANKS to all our customers both old and new for some amazing designs and the business we have been given this year.
Happy with the Huge Inflatables!
Getting the magic of a custom inflatable started is all thank to our customers. Designing and creating custom inflatable is what we do best, but we couldn’t create without our customers! We have been very fortunate to have an amazing staff to design, sew, paint, and ship these fantastic inflatables.
Work hard, play hard
Inflatable Design Group has been hard at work this year manufacturing everything from custom lion stage sets, branded inflatable giant slides, inflatable cups and cans, football entranceways, baseball games, inflatable characters and mascots and so much more.
So, We are grateful for your business and we are excited for 2017.
Medical Inflatables Doing Good in the World!
A custom inflatable is ideal for any event because it is customized to your needs! Medical inflatables can draw a big crowd and be a great landmark at your next event or healthcare symposium. A 3D walk through experience will be remembered as you touch and feel your way through each inflatable exhibit. The 3-D Inflatable brain showcases various elements inside the brain such as the brain stem, cerebellum, tumors, and much more.
Custom Inflatable for a Cause
The 3-D inflatable breast has toured across many cities in the United States to raise awareness and be a great educational tool. This unit is a unique, informative and interactive custom inflatable.
The 3-D interactive colon highlights a part healthy colon and the other side shows polyps and cancer. The unit comes in various sizes and is easy to set up and transport.
Check out some of the highlighted 3-D interactive medical inflatables we have on our site or create something new? So, promote and educate with custom medical inflatables!
Be a PRO with Interactive Baseball Games
Want to feel like a World Series champion with interactive baseball games?
Game 7 of the World Series was last night and the Chicago Cubs grabbed the title of champions!
It has been 108 long years since they won their last championship. Way to go CUBS!
We have been very proud to have made inflatables for the Chicago Cubs as well as many of their minor league teams. One of their affiliates, the South Bend Cubs tasked Inflatable Design Group to help create an incredible FunZone!
This Fan Zone area consisted of a giant custom inflatable belly bounce, giant inflatable slides, custom inflatable bounce houses, interactive inflatable speed pitch and so much more.
A great hot spot for families to enjoy the game day experience!
Inflatable custom branded games like the Cubs inflatables can really showcase your team, sponsor and/or event. Interactive fun can bring the crowds to your event and keep them coming back to the ballpark.
We are looking forward to new games and new exciting inflatables for the 2017 Baseball Season!
Quench your thirst with inflatable beverages!
It’s hard to believe November is here and the holiday season upon us! Inflatable beverages are your holiday season go to.
Nothing like a cup of joe to warm you up as you shop around for those holiday presents. Inflatable product replicas such as these GIANT inflatable mugs and coffee cups are a great way to bring in weary shoppers.
Inflatable Product replicas are some of my favorite inflatables because you take that one product, food item, drink, candy bar and you make it BIG! Your product is showing off BIG TIME! We all like to show off from time to time and bigger is better to help leave that lasting impression.
We can make GIANT inflatable presents as well… just need a GIANT inflatable tree to put them under!
As Seen on TV: Television Inflatables!
Have you spotted our television inflatables on your favorite Fall show? Don’t forget to record all of your favorite shows. It’s time to grab the remote, settle in on the couch and get ready for some great new television programs. So, custom inflatables are a great way to promote a new show, commercial, or movie!
As you can see from one of our previous blogs, we hand- craft each and every custom inflatable with unique attention to detail. We bring the Hollywood glitz and glamour to our inflatable creations. Bring your imagination to life with a custom inflatable. Our team works with you every step of the way to ensure a perfect inflatable! So, be a show stopper with a GIANT custom inflatable from Inflatable Design Group.
Need to get your foot in the door with inflatable replicas?
Inflatable replicas can make a great imprint on customers! Companies are always looking for alternative ways to bring in a crowd and leave a visual imprint with their customers and thinking BIG is a great way to do just that.
Inflatable replicas such as these BIG shoes are a great way to leave a lasting impression and get a crowd talking about your product. It’s not every day you see a Gigantic running shoe or huge inflatable boot! At the end of the day, it is all about the most attention to your product and bringing in sales. THINK BIG and give your competitor the BOOT with a GIANT inflatable.
Here at Inflatable Design Group we always like to put our best foot forward to help you on your way.
Welcome to October!
Every October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the perfect time to talk about educational interactive inflatables. This year alone there were 2.8 million women who had a history with breast cancer. Breast Cancer develops in about 1 in 8 women; besides skin cancer breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. So, we decided to contribute to the education and fight against breast cancer.
We teamed up with Interactive Exhibits and created these interactive breast cancer awareness inflatables. These inflatables traveled around the United States to several hospitals giving people a visual on how breast cancer affects the body. So, people everywhere can better understand the risks, symptoms and effects.
More About Educational Interactive Inflatables
These inflatables measured from 12.5 ft high, 15.5 ft wide, and 19.5 ft long. In addition, here at Inflatable Design Group we create educational interactive inflatables that help people learn more about everything from breast cancer to colon cancer. So, join the fight against breast cancer with us here at Inflatable Design Group.
So, having these large inflatables give purpose as a visual educational teaching aid. Below we have attached a video of these inflatables in action. Check it out!
Vision to Reality
How do you get started building inflatable products is a question we get asked a lot and we would like to address it in this blog. So, how do I take my idea and turn it into inflatable reality?
As a custom inflatable manufacturer we don’t have inflatables in stock or sitting on the shelves ready to go because we hand craft each and every design that comes into our facility. Unlike other assembly line manufacturing companies, each inflatable product we make is unique in shape, size, color and detail.
Here is a snapshot of the on how we can create your next custom inflatable design. Discover the behind the scenes magic to creating an inflatable.
Step 1 – First, we like to begin this process by taking your idea which can be a logo, photograph, or product and sketch a concept or rendering. The rendering is the starting point to show colors, designs, size and any specific details.
Step 2- We take the approved rendering and create a 3-D computer model. Once the model is approved we begin the patterning and full design.
Step 3- During the design stage, our designer builds the patterns to cut on our cutting table. Then, puts together the sewing instructions.
Step 4- Once the pieces are cut the project moves onto our sewing tables to be stitched together.
(this process still amazes me as hundreds of pieces can be sewn together to make something so cool!)
Step 5- Depending on the project the unit can either be airbrushed or have digitally printed artwork.
Final and Step 6- The inflatable is inflated and checked off and moved outside for final photographs!
YOUR Inflatable Product
Inflatable Reality has come a long way and is truly a sight to see. Custom inflatables come in all shapes and sizes with varied details and specifications. The expert craftsmanship and detail goes into every job and ends with an inflatable work of art! Our team is excited to work with you on your inflatable creation.
Inflatable Sports Games: Fast Pitch Inflation
Welcome back to our fourth week of our How To fall blog series, this week we will be giving instruction on how to inflate and set up our Inflatable Sports Games: Fast Pitch game. Fast Pitch is an inflatable interactive baseball game perfect for testing your pitching skills. Inflatable interactive games like, Fast Pitch are great for any fan zones, family fun zones, and so much more. Setting up and the take down are easy and quick. Refer to our video at the bottom of this post for a visual instruction.
- Roll out inflatable
- Locate fan tunnel
- Secure tunnel to fan blower with tethers
- Turn fan blower on
- Locate four tethers at each corner of the inflatable
- Use these tethers to secure sandbags, to prevent inflatable from moving
- Untie all tethers from sandbags
- Turnoff fan blower
- Release tethers/ fan tunnel from blower
- Open all zippers to release air from inflatable (total of four zippers)
- Once all of the air has been released from inflatable close all the zippers
- Straighten & fold inflatable
- Begin to tightly roll
- Once rolled secure with tethers
- Store dry
Inflatable Bounce House Inflation
Welcome back to week three of our Fall How to Series. This week we will be giving instruction on how to set up and take down a Inflatable Bounce House. Bounce Houses are perfect for any event. Use inflatable bounce houses for fan zones, family fun days before the big game, festivals, and so much more. Set up and take down are easy and bounce house keep kids even adults entertained for hours.
- Roll Out and unfold
- Align all four corners
- While deflated, place banner on the front of the inflatable
- Locate fan tunnel, secure with tethers and turn air on
- Secure the bounce house using tethers and stakes
- Turn off air
- Locate zippers to release air trapped inside bounce house, there is one zipper on each side of the bounce house
- Lay flat, make sure as much air as possible is released
- Fold according to video ( at 1:00 min)
- Store dry