About Us

About Fun By The Yard

fun by the yard phot head shot for jennifer nikos with balloon decorations in indiana

In 2011 owner, Jennifer Nyikos, started a yard card company surprising folks in the South Bend Indiana and surrounding Michiana area.  Turning your front yard into a life sized greeting card.   After adding balloon deliveries to the mix, the business quickly transformed into a full scale balloon decorating company.

Whether we are bringing fun to your birthday party, corporate promotion or elegance to a wedding, we make sure to bring something that is unique, fun, and exciting. If you celebrate it, we decorate it!

While our primary customers come from the corporate world needing balloons for marketing, special events and promotions, we recognize that memories come in all sizes.  So we are here for our private clients as well.  From weddings to birthdays, anniversaries, and retirement FBTY has you covered!  And graduations…did we mention graduations?!  Celebrating grads is one of our favorite things to do!  We are well known for it so be sure to contact us early (REALLY EARLY) to have FBTY at your commencement or open house.


If you are interested in knowing a little bit more about what we do and how we got started, check out this short video where Jenn introduces herself, the business, and what we actually do.

Serving South Bend, IN and the surrounding areas including South West Michigan.

Taking the stress out of decorating for your special events with balloon décor and surprise yard cards is our wish for you.  Birthdays, Graduations, Anniversaries, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Retirement, Congratulations, Weddings, Birth announcements, and our favorite…JUST BECAUSE!

The owner, Jennifer, has always loved planning surprises, working behind the scenes, and letting others shine. When the opportunity came to create a company that did just that, FBTY was born. Let her show you how her passion for helping others can take the stress out of decorating your next corporate event or planning that perfect surprise.

Contact us with all the information to make your event FUN BY THE YARD!


Owner:  Jennifer

Production Manager:  Chris

Office Manager:  Michele

Décor Crew:  Stephanie, Brittany, Alexis, Andrea and Megan

Accounts Payable/Receivable:  Allison

Social Media:  Dave




Let us take decorating stress off your plateYour Graduation Celebration deserves to be remembered!

Bring the elegance and fun with balloon arches, columns, bouquets, garlands, columns, centerpieces, and more!
Choose your school colors, mascot, grades name, year, sport....whatever it takes to make this day special!