Fataima prides herself on working closely with each client to make every event special with one-of-a-kind balloons. She has trained with internationally known balloon decorators, and is a Certified Balloon Artist (CBA). The CBA is a globally recognized certification awarded to balloon decorators who have demonstrated mastery of the principles and elements of design in balloon art.
In Fataima's past life, she was a lawyer.
Organic Balloon Installation | Balloon Zoom | DC
LEFT: Teddy Bear Baby Shower Balloon Installation | Balloon Zoom | DC
Meet the Balloon Artists of Balloon Zoom!
Photographer: Malek Naz
Balloon Chandelier | Balloon Zoom | DC
Balloon Zoom started as party business founded by Fataima's three daughters, Anna, Leila and Noor. When the three began twisting balloons, they wanted to build a business that was not only fun, but also gave back to their community. They have donated their balloon art to Janney Elementary, Alice Deal Middle and Woodrow Wilson High schools, and Prana for Preemies, and purchased coats and food for Washington, DC, children in need, as well as groceries for refugee families building new lives in our area.
Today, Balloon Zoom continuously supports a girls' education through Camfed, feeds families in Washington, DC and the DC Metro Area through Feed the Fridge, and families in need elsewhere through World Central Kitchen. We're also passionate supporters of other local businesses. Scroll down for a list of local women-owned businesses we love!
Noor, 17, built Balloon Zoom's first column frames at the age of 5. She continues to contract with Balloon Zoom when the company needs experienced hands to build balloon arches or put up an organic balloon wall.
Noor's solo venture, a socially responsible toy company (Imagine Plush LLC) she started as a middle school student, sold limited edition plush bees she designed and manufactured to support her official partner, the Pollinator Partnership. Although her bees have sold out, a few may still be available at Barstons Child's Play, Anglo Dutch Pools & Toys, American Plant (Bethesda), Suburban Hospital, and Sibley Hospital in the Washington, D.C. area; Franklins in Hyattsville, MD, and The Bee Store in Woodbridge, VA; and The Savannah Bee Company in Savannah, GA. To learn more, visit Imagine Plush, or follow Noor on Instagram or Facebook.
Leila, 19, was the driving force behind Balloon Zoom's first charitable project: donating goats, chickens, ducks and goslings to families in need through Heifer International. Now a psychology, sociology and environmental studies major at Tulane University, she remains involved with Balloon Zoom as an independent contractor.
Anna, 21, a Balloon Zoom founder who created many of our most popular designs, is majoring in biology and French at The Ohio State University. She is expert at building and installing organic balloon garlands, and continues to run decor jobs as an independent contractor, when available.
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