About Us

Founded in 2001, Frog Orange has two stores in Oxford and a successful balloon decorating wedding and event business. Becky and Lucy Lee-Allen lead a team of fully trained and meticulous staff who are passionate about delivering the best possible service. Our small, family-run business prides itself on our ability to make things work and our innovative ideas. We believe that what we offer is the best in the business and our attention to detail is second to none.  

Balloons can be a challenging material to work with. They can be popped, fly away, make a dash for the ceiling, deflate and even explode in very hot weather! Fear not though, we are more than aware of all the things that can go wrong and because of our expertise we have very few problems. We always carry plenty of spares and use a belt-and-braces approach to all our decorating jobs. We've occasionally lost balloons to the highest of ceilings in some very grand buildings; however, we have a secret way of getting these down without even using a ladder! 

We help people with their celebrations, we make sure our part goes smoothly and it's a priviledge to be a part of their big days. We consider ourselves to be very lucky. 

Lucy'Balloons have a life of their own; they have a certain energy, they dance. I like our bouquets to reflect the natural movement you get with balloons, a kind of untamed wildness. I can get a bit carried away when I'm designing a new bouquet. Colour, texture and balance is important to me and a good bouquet has to have these elements right. I love working on site and transforming a room or a marquee. The only thing I'm really not keen on is those twisting balloon animals...please don't ask me to start twisting, I'll leave all that to the children's entertainers!'

 

Becky: 'What I love most about my job is helping our customers choose what designs to have for their event. They often arrive at the shop quite confused as to what they want and they leave all excited and inspired. Often they can't believe the choice that is available. I love it when we get customers on the phone from overseas who want a bouquet delivered and they can't believe how easy it all is. We often pick up Champagne or chocolates for people. Once a lady rang up and said she needed a balloon with a cowgirl lassoing a sheep - we had it done for her that day, and she was thrilled. We've had some strange requests which all add to the fun and I don't think we've ever said 'can't be done.' We erected twenty foot high balloon columns outside the Odeon in Leicester Square once for a 9am film launch, and the organizer said the only thing that went to plan that day was our balloons.

 

Woody: I hate balloons, I can't even eat them.

  

 

 

 

Ginger, our company mascot

 

Mr Woody Allen, our resident Jack Russell who's been coming to work with us his whole life (nearly 15 years). He flits between shops, but prefers Jericho on account of its nice carpet, and southerly-facing aspect.

He's even had his very own Get Well card published by Woodmansterne Cards (photograph by Barker Evans).


frog orange ballons
4 The Parade, Windmill Road,
Headington, Oxford OX3 7BL
Tel: 01865 766777
179 Kingston Road, Jericho,
Oxford OX2 6EG
Tel: 01865 311266
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