Eeek so exciting! Only 11 kids spaces left!! What a crazy journey it has been!
STORYTIME: When the pandemic first began we were only doing other people's events. We mainly worked weekends and we were happy enough.
When we went into lockdown it was great for about 2 weeks, then we started to worry. All our income was shut off, we had nothing coming in at all and our savings started dwindling. After a couple of months of no income (and no end in sight) we were stressing and struggling.
Then very luckily a good friend asked us for 2 balloon sculptures for people's birthdays. We'd never done balloon deliveries before (only big installations at The Quay Glasgow etc) so we were so grateful for some sort of income.
I remember we hadn't bought ourselves anything nice for a while at this point (except essential food). We were trying to use up as much cupboard food, lentils etc as we could and this sudden extra money was such a treat I was allowed to buy a beautiful teacup for £5 (which I felt so guilty about for a week) but I had been admiring it for weeks and we'd said as soon as we started making money again it was going to be my first treat 🥰 I called it my abundance cup and I swore to myself I was going to work so hard to get more orders and make enough to get back to normal for us. Every morning I would make myself a lovely cup of tea in my beautiful teacup, set myself up infront of the computer and get to work.
I started promoting everywhere, I did everything I could through Facebook and messenger (I am useless at insta), I remember a day I was replying to messages relentlessly for nearly 11 or 12 hours that I had a blister on the heel of my hand from the mouse pad 🤣 Donnie worked his butt off on the balloon side making the most incredible creations that our little delivery business just took off! We were working 10-13 hour days most days, we even did a 17 hour day at one point! It was intense!
By July we had to close orders and build a website because I couldn't keep up with the messages and help him with the orders at the same time. It took us a month but we taught ourselves how to build a website from scratch and (while it is so far from perfect) it has saved us so much time and stress.
It was still a while before events slowly started happening again. It started with the Big Feed first but still very few other events or parties were able to go ahead.
When we took on our wee studio during the midst of all this we had no intention of running our own events in there. It's not a big workshop! We looked at other bigger spaces but couldn't take the risk with something so unknown. But as the rules started relaxing it occurred to us that we could trial some really small events in our little studio space.
It was close to midnight, one night in February this year, when we made a spur of the moment decision to put on our first Rainbow Wonderland event for February week. I stayed up most of the night buzzing with ideas, getting the tickets on the website, letting everyone know and generally trying to figure out if we could actually pull this off. We were so worried and so scared people weren't going to be up for it or even worse, hate it 🙈 But thanks to all the customers that rallied behind us we managed to build it, sell the tickets and open in under a week! It was terrifying but exhilarating and it was a huge accomplishment for us (but probably not our most streamlined event 😂). All the feedback was lovely which encouraged us to keep going. So we did it again for Easter (added an Easter egg hunt), then again for summer (added a bubble show) and now again for Halloween (added slime and upgraded the bubble show).
I'll be honest, because the event space is so small it's probably our least profitable business activity but it's definitely the most joyful and memorable 😊 In the meantime, birthday parties, other corporate and community events have been coming back (and we're still doing lots of balloon installations and deliveries) which means we feel like we're working 3 or 4 different jobs sometimes 😵 most weeks we don't get any days off at all, we're always working on something 😂 But we've been getting much better at taking small little holidays and breaks (mostly to Barra ♥️).
We're so so grateful to all of you that have supported us and been so kind in these uncertain times. We've been through some big up and downs, but we're so proud we never gave up, no matter how terrifying and stressful it was at times 😂 to think that at the start of this year we hadn't run our own events since our big easter Wonderland and winter Wonderland in 2017 and then in 2022 we're finishing up our 4th one of the year with a 5th one in the works 😱
I honestly have no idea what next year will bring. Hopefully the most incredible, immersive and unforgettable giant installations with interactive themed events at The Glasgow Science Centre 🤞 All I know is we feel so ready and prepared for this opportunity now. We are full of ideas and have so much practice and experience with these events now. We are so excited about what the future holds and we promise to keep bringing you bigger and better events for as long as we can ♥️
Welcome explorer, let us take you on a journey towards a more sustainable future. ♻️
Through the wonders of mirrors and illusion, our infinity room aims to show people the importance of recycling drink cans by demonstrating the infinite recyclability of aluminium. ♾️
Every drink can you recycle brings us closer towards a 100% can recycling rate so although recycling your empty can might be just one small step for you, it’s one GIANT leap towards a more sustainable future for us all. 🌟
Our brand-new Infinity Room will be at the Glasgow Science Centre until 8th January 2023, so you have plenty of time to visit the exhibition. 🙌
For your chance to win a flight simulation experience at Glasgow Science Centre’s Newton Flight Academy all you need to do is share any photos or videos of your infinity room experience to social media with the hashtag and tag both us and Glasgow Science Centre on the appropriate social media channels. 📷
👉 Visit our website to see the terms and conditions of our prize draw and to find out more about this magical installation: www.everycancounts.co.uk/infinityroom
Finally finished setting up at the Glasgow Science Centre for their Halloween Party tomorrow! 🎃
Absolutely shattered as we have had a full on week with Halloween Wonderland (building it for over a week) then running the events for 4 days straight, then the Halloween event at The Quay Glasgow yesterday, then the installation for the Science centre all day today.... as well as several orders and deliveries in between 😅 we've decided to try and take it easy tomorrow as we have another full on weekend of events with Mini Manouveres and private parties.
We'll be back doing Halloween Wonderland next week, then V festival in Edinburgh on the 29th (15,000 tickets sold!!! 😅) as well as mini Manouveres events Saturday and Sunday. Then our last day of Halloween Wonderland on the 31st.....then onto planning Christmas 😂 but we very luckily managed to book a cheap and cheerful rural overnight break right after Halloween so we'll at least get a wee break before the fun begins again ❤️
It's been a great month and we're so grateful to everyone that has ordered, booked, visited, liked/commented/shared our posts and left us wonderful reviews. Thank you all so much ❤️We are so lucky and we can't wait to keep bringing you bigger and better events and installations 😁❤️
Enter a room full of infinite possibilities…
Our brand new Infinity Room has opened at Glasgow Science Centre. The exhibit is made from 1500 recycled cans and aims to teach everyone who steps inside about the importance of recycling drink cans. ♻️
The 25 square metres of mirrors inside the giant green can gives the illusion of being surrounded by an endless number of suspended drink cans and demonstrates the infinite recyclability of aluminium. ♾️
Oh, and in case you couldn’t tell from these pictures, it makes for an ideal photo opportunity! 📷
That’s why we’re holding a photo prize draw across social media, because we want to see your experiences inside our brand-new installation. For your chance to win a flight simulation experience at Glasgow Science Centre’s Newton Flight Academy all you need to do is share any photos or videos of your infinity room experience to social media with the hashtag and tag both us and Glasgow Science Centre on the appropriate social media channels. We can’t wait to see your posts! 💚
👉 Visit our website for full terms and conditions: www.everycancounts.co.uk/infinityroom
Scotland's biggest family fancy dress party is back this Halloween at Glasgow Science Centre TOMORROW and 28th October 🦇
There will be plenty of tricks and treats in store for the whole family, so dig out your best Halloween costume for a night to remember.
For more details, please visit https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/
Eeeeeek so exciting!! Today is the day we set up the Halloween Balloons at the Glasgow Science Centre for their big Halloween party🎉🎉🎉
**remember this is not one of our events** we're just helping with their decorations, but I've seen their plans and it looks amazing! So we hope everyone going has an amazing time and please send us photos with any of our balloon decorations you spot! 😊
Every Can Counts opens a brand new Infinity Room built entirely out of recycled cans in Glasgow Science Centre! More than 1.500 drink cans and 25 square meters of mirrors are used to create this immersive installation, that aims to raise awareness about the importance of drink can recycling and the infinite recyclability of aluminium through an otherworldly illusion ♾️
The exhibit will be open to the public until January 8.
Read the full story: https://bit.ly/3VEcRJj