Diana Glandon

Dianna Glandon, CBA®, founded Above the Rest Balloon and Event Designs in 2006. She is a former teacher who planned numerous small- and large-scale events for over 15 years, often using balloons to create excitement and motivation. While planning a convention, she discovered the exciting, magical power that quality balloon décor can bring to an event - Above the Rest Event Designs was born.

Glandon has studied with the best instructors in the balloon event decorating industry from around the world. She is now considered an expert in the balloon industry who stays abreast of the most recent trends and designs as well as continually honing her business skills. Fellow balloon artists often seek her guidance to improve their businesses, and she has taught classes at other balloon conventions and workshops.

A lifelong learner, Dianna holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Tennessee and an Associate Degree from St. Petersburg College. Dianna definitely LOVES “playing” with balloons and making friends with other balloon artists from around the world!


              • Service/Supplier Provider of the Year 2016 PAULY Awards from Greater Knoxville  

                 Hospitality Association

• Second place Medium Sculpture World Balloon Convention 2012 (Rachel & Dianna)

Member of Steve Jones’ first place large sculpture team at West Coast Balloon Arts   Convention, 2011

              • First place portfolio competition 2009 & 2011 FLOAT Convention

              • Best Dressed Table Award at Annual Farragut Chamber Auction

              • Second place National Betallic Designer’s Competition 2009 (Rubber Ducky)

              • Second place National Betallic Designer’s Competition 2008 (Spider)

              • Third place Centerpiece Competition 2009 FLOAT Convention

              • Published several times in Party & Paper Retailer magazine

            • Published in BALLOON images magazine


            • FLOAT 2015 Teaching Staff

            • Master Class FLOAT 2015

            • Ballooniversity® 2012

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    Bogart, GA 30622-1766