An Uplifting Balloon Movement
The ladies behind Mix + Mingle Events may have had to cancel their actual events for the foreseeable future, but they've still found a way to continue bringing people together. To spread positivity and support local businesses, they've launched a movement inspired by their Westfield neighbors (the Roofener family, left, who created an elaborate outdoor balloon display to uplift their community). Though its store is currently closed, Dream Factory Balloons is providing balloons; to order or ask for more details, send a direct message to @mix_mingleevents on Instagram—or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. (20 percent of purchases go to Westfield United Fund's #WeLoveLocal initiative to help local independent businesses.) If you follow suit, take a photo and tag @mix_mingleevents. If you're in Westfield, use the hashtag #LiftYourSpiritsWestfield; otherwise, replace "Westfield" with your town of residence.