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September 23rd, 2019

Happy Birthday, Katie of Big Ass Balloons!

Today's birthday girl is Katie Nolet, co-owner of beloved local Big Ass Balloons.

Happy birthday, Katie! You co-founded @bigassballoons, a celebration company. Are you big on birthdays?
I like when there is any reason to celebrate. It brings people together in a special and memorable way. Balloons are a classic representation of celebration and we love being a part of so many special moments. 
Best spot to celebrate?
Karaoke at Yes KTV in Bellaire.
Go-to karaoke song? 
"That's What I Like" by Bruno Mars.
What cocktail pairs best with a BAB?
For kids - Shirley Temple.
For adults - Margarita.
Fave new trends in balloons and balloon installations?
Balloons + florals. Also hand painting on balloons - the more creative and unique, the better! 

For Girl’s Night Out you usually suggest…

Where do you always take your out of town visitors?

Best spot to refuel?
Yoga at Black Swan followed by a Whole Foods run.
Where can we find you right now? 
In the South Pacific ocean on @sailingzoe working remotely for a year and visiting Houston frequently for marketing events. It's a temporary lifestyle change! As CMO, I just need access to the internet and I work every day just like I would if I was back home, just now in exotic and beautiful places as my backyard.
How did you know this was your calling?
I knew creativity and marketing was my calling. We picked a product we personally loved (in 2015) and made it better with those strengths. 
Who inspires you?
Many of the small business owners I've meet in Houston that we've worked with recently through our photo series #BOSSESwithBABs. It's inspiring to see all these women who started a company completely on their own and have grown it to be so successful. 
How many candles are you blowing out this year?
What’s on your wish list?
Handmade cards. 
How are you celebrating?
On a 7 day sailing passage from Bora Bora to Tonga with my husband. No internet for 7 days!
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