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Geronimo! began when balloonatic Jihan Zencirli starting gifting oversize, perfectly round balloons with long, flashy tails to her friends and family as markers of birthdays or important events. It didn't take long before intrigued strangers approached the woman-about-LA with a massive cluster of balloons trailing out her car window. "Where did you get those fabulous balloons?" they'd ask. Jihan's answer: "I made them." And so a business was born that custom designs balloons as gifts or festive additions to party décor. Geronimo! offers the 36-inch round latex balloons in a range of styles that differ in tail length and variety of ribbon, hand-cut paper, and tissue used. Single-order prices span between $55 and $125. So whether you give a Geronimo! balloon as a shower present or incorporate a grouping into your reception design, either way the balloons will have your eyes and your spirits looking up. —Phillip B. Crook