Beautifully Wonderful Stuffed balloons. How to make your gift stand out.

New to Creative Decorations – Stuffed balloons.

You may be thinking what are stuffed balloons?

Well its a balloon with gifts in it.

Stuffed balloons are perfect for any occasion and are suitable for the young and old.

From teddies, to sweets, to jewelry, they can all be displayed in a stuffed balloon. The recipient then has to POP the balloon to get their gift out.

And yes, I can put alcohol in there too.

Check out this video on my Facebook Page of this birthday gift being popped by the birthday girls daughter.

Pink Teddy in a stuffed balloon

How does it work

All you need to do is, to bring me your gifts and I do all the rest. Its just a different way of wrapping your presents. There is a size limit on what I can do though, nothing to big, or it wont be able to fit in.

Jewelry gift balloon

Having said that, I do supply a few different items for these balloons. Personalised teddies and personalised baby items. Who I get from the wonderful Sarah at Little Makes By Me. We have teamed up on a few different items to give you some great package deals. And we are currently chatting about what we can do together for Christmas!!

Baby gifts in a stuffed balloon

The above shows a personalised set – A blanket, a bid and a comforter. A perfect gift to take to a baby shower or to give to a new mum.

Stuffed Balloons are also the way that annoying little man can arrive at the beginning of December. These will be available to pre order soon.

Would you like to get the gifts you have bought someone put in a stuffed balloon? Or are you interested in some personalised gifts to put into a balloon?

You can also choose to have your balloons personalised.

Contact me here, so we can chat about what you have in mind.

Until next time,

Helen

A Guide to having a Balloon Hoop at your special occasion.

Balloon hoop / moon gate / wreath

Whichever name your prefer to call them, they are so on trend right now.

The top 5 places to have a balloon hoop is:

  • Weddings
  • Baby showers
  • Birthday Parties
  • Communions
  • Halloween Parties

I offer 2 different sizes of balloon hoops – A large hoop or a small hoop.

My large hoop is a hire item & will need to be collected after your event and the small hoops are your to keep.

Both designs can have the balloons displayed in all different ways from, half designs, to full designs.

Large Hoop Design

If you want to make a feature out of you balloon décor, this is way to go.

Standing at just over 6ft tall a large hoop / moon gate will WOW your guests.

The most popular way is have the hoop as a backdrop for your cake. Either framing the cake or having it as a backdrop, so there is still plenty of room for you to have your photos taken with it too.

Small Hoop Designs

If you looking for something a bit smaller. Maybe for a smaller house party or a birthday gift for someone, a small hoop is perfect for this.

You can hang them, or sit them on a table.

You can have names, letters or words, ages added or themed ones – Take a look below to see the Halloween themed one!

Love - Small balloon Hoop design

I hope this has given you some different ideas about adding a balloon hoop into your special occasion. Contact me if you want to chat about your event and if you need even more inspiration take a look at my Pinterest board.

Garden Parties

With most venues still being closed and people having to social distance. Garden parties are the way to go this summer for all your celebrations.

Birthday parties, baby showers, anniversaries, retirement parties and anything else you want to celebrate, can be done this way.

Make sure you keep up to date with all the latest guidelines to ensure you are keeping everyone safe and if you do this, you will still be able to have a great party.

Once you have done this and worked out who you can have round to party, you will need to think of your balloon decoration.

Here a few ideas for you –

Balloon Arches

Pink and white balloon arch for garden parties

Do you know What style do you want? There are sooo many!!

An air filled design is much better for outside, so this narrows it down slightly, but then you need to decide if you want a full arch or half an arch, maybe a garland would be better for what space you have.

Then you need to think of colours, do you want it one colour, mixed colours and do you want themed balloons added?

Balloon walls

Perfect for any occasion.

It can hide a space you might not like and provides the perfect backdrop for photos.

Letter balloons

These can be hung on a fence and spell out what ever you would like. Letter balloons come in 2 different sizes, so if there isn’t much room, the smaller balloons will be perfect.

Number Balloons

If you celebrating a birthday, you cant forget those big numbers, why not make them even bigger buy having them made into a display.

Personalised Balloons

So popular right now!!

Just something a bit extra for the person who is celebrating. You can have whatever message you would like added. Or perfect to take as a gift if you have been invited to a garden party.

Gender reveal Balloons

If you planning on telling everyone what the sex the baby is, my giant gender reveal balloons are the perfect way of doing this. And if you don’t fancy hosting a garden party to do it, you will still be able to show everyone while hosting an online party.

I hope this has given you some great ideas balloon wise, for your summer garden parties. If you would like to chat to me about any of these ideas you can contact me here

If you need even more, then head over to my Pinterest Board, where there are lots of different ideas for everything else you may need.

Until next time,

Helen

Natural Barn Wedding

Natural Barn Wedding

Pinterest graphic

At the end of 2019 I was asked to take part in a natural barn wedding shoot at South Farm.

I had never been to this venue before, but had heard lots about it and was very excited as they have PIGS!!!

Natural barn weddings - balloon arch
Photo Credit – Nikkis Moments

The shoot was for a natural themed barn wedding, I provided balloons in nude/blush. I was to place them around Sam’s copper frame to form an arch style display.

The thing with nude/blush balloons, is that they look nice, but they are VERY plain.

Natural barn wedding - wedding cake
Photo Credit – Nikkis Moments

So to add some depth, I added a few rose gold balloons, they matched perfectly with the butterflies on Mel’s cake.

Using a mixture of different sized balloons, I decorated half of the framework.

Natual barn wedding - wedding cake and balloon arch
Phot credit – Nikkis Moments

So you could still see the wooden beams from the barn. I then left gaps for the copper pipe to show through.

Alina then added some of her flowers. They matched what she had used around the venue and in the brides bouquet.

Using wooden crates instead a table, helped the cake area fit right in with the natural barn theme.

The images below, show the balloon arch being used as a backdrop for photos. You could even use it as part of ceremony.

After the indoor shots, I took the balloons and wrapped them around Jo’s wooden Love Letters.

Natural barn wedding - Wooden Love Letters with Balloons
Photo Credit – Nikkis Moments https://nikkismoments.com/

I think you will agree, if you are having a natural barn wedding, you can have balloon décor too and if will fit perfectly into your theme.

Instagram links to all the suppliers –

Venue – South Farm

Photographer – Nikki’s Moments

Planner & Stylist – Miss Carlysle and Co https://www.instagram.com/misscarlysleandco_events/

Florist – Saras event flowers

Balloons – Creative Decorations

Cake – Mels Cakes and Bakes

Props – Wren prop hire, Stardust Events, Samsa Mays

Car – V-Dub Rides

Dress – Lisa Lyons Bridal

Hair & Make up – Sasha Wren Make up & hair

Stationery – Tiggity Boo

Models – Ruby & George

Need more wedding inspiration? Take a look at my wedding page to see what other themes wedding balloons can fit into.

Until Next time,

Helen

Balloon Number Displays

Balloon Number displays

Balloon specialists like myself can do so much more with your number balloons.

Why just have a floating single number when you can have a balloon display and make a feature out of the number balloon.

Pink balloon number display

You can have personalisation added, themed balloons added, small numbers or big numbers there so many different options.

small number balloon display

All these designs are air filled too, which makes them longer lasting, so as well as looking so much more impressive, you will be able to enjoy them for longer.

As well as being the perfect item for your birthday party they would make a great surprise for a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary, why wait for one the main significant years, why not just do any year.

A new trend which started last year is balloon mosaics –

Big number balloon display

These are big 5ft letters filled with balloons and make a great addition to any party.

I make all my balloon mosaics to order and yes they are a bit more expensive than your normal number balloons, but you get to take them after the party.

I hope this has given you some thought on what you can do differently for your next birthday.

Which number balloon displays do you prefer?

And if you still do just want your number balloons helium filled, of course i can do that.

As always if you do need more inspiration, head over to my Pinterest board board all about balloon number displays.

Until next time,

Helen

Pastel Parties

Pastel Parties

Following on from my Blog about pastel weddings this blog is all about pastel parties.

Whether you are having or planning a birthday party or baby shower, this will give you some ideas to think about.

All of the following will help you set out the theme for a perfect pastel party.

  • Invitations
  • Balloons
  • Décor
  • Accessories
  • Cakes
  • Favours
  • Dessert table
  • Outfits
Pastel Cookies
Pastel Cookies From –
Mel’s Cakes & Bakes
Pastel personalised bubble and sweet buffet
Pastel balloons & Sweets
Creative Decorations
Pastel cake treats - mini lollies
Pastel Cake treats from –
Amara Cake Boutique
Photo image from –
Perfect Timing Photography

Creative Decorations can do so much for your pastel party balloon wise.

Pastel party -  balloon arch

Balloon Décor Ideas –

  • Arches,
  • Walls,
  • Pillars,
  • Personalised balloons,
  • Balloon centrepieces,
  • Giant balloons,
  • Confetti balloons

And any of these options fit in perfectly with any aged birthday party or baby shower.

Another thing to think about is – where you are having the party. 

Are you having the party in a hall or at home?

This may limit you on how much décor you could have or the size of the décor – for example do you have room for a balloon wall, or would you be better off with an arch?

And do not forget if you are hiring a hall, make sure there is enough time before the party starts to get all the décor you want set up!

1st birthday balloons - Pastel pink

Pastel Colour Scheme ideas –

  • Pink or blue with a hint of gold
  • Blue with navy and sapphire blue
  • Green and rose gold
  • Green & pastel Yellow
  • Blue and pastel yellow
  • Lilac & pastel Yellow
  • Mix all the pastel colours together for a rainbow theme
Unicorn themed pastel party

Theme ideas –

  • Unicorn
  • Mermaid
  • Rainbow
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Transport

I hope this gives you some great ideas for your pastel party and don’t forget to go over to my Pinterest board if you need even more inspiration.

Until next Time

Helen

Retirement Party

Retirement Blog image

Retirement – Another one of life’s milestones.

Did you know that around 10,000 people reach retirement age every single day!!

That’s a lot of parties.

Having a retirement party is a great way to celebrate leaving work life and enjoying the next part of your life.

Whether you plan on doing lots of travelling or just relaxing. It is a time to celebrate.

Here a few things to think about when planning a retirement party for yourself or for a colleague.

  • Where are you going to hold the party?
  • Are you going to have a theme?
  • What about music you will need a DJ – Think about favourite music
  • Do not forget to invite family & friends not just work colleagues.
  • And what about old colleagues, who have already left.
  • Are you going to do presentations? Are they going to be serious or funny.
  • Do not forget the food.
  • or the cake.
  • Photo booths are a big hit for any age and very on trend right now.
  • You will need decorations – do not forget the balloons!!
  • Old photos – maybe Include achievements
  • Are you going to do Speeches – who is going to do them?

What if you are not going to do a full evening party. That ok, most of these options can be done for a fun last day at work.

Whichever option you decide on, remember it is all about an enjoyable occasion. Creating new memories and remembering the old memories.

Until next time,

Helen

Personalise your Balloons

Personalised balloons are another trend that is not going to go away.

Going back just a few years, a personalised balloon involved actually writing on to the balloon with specialised pens or glue and glitter.

But now balloon professionals like me have invested in all the right equipment, to help make the job as easy as possible. And now we use cutting machines and vinyl to personalise your balloons. Which is so much easier!!

There are lots of reasons & celebrations to personalise your balloons.

Here are my top 7:

Birthdays

Whatever age you are a personalised birthday balloon is a perfect gift.

Or you may chose to have them as part of your party decor around the room.

Retirements

Add a message to your work colleague’s retirement balloon and either put it on their work desk or take it to their leaving party.

Christenings or Communions

Add your child’s name and the special date.

Get a cute photo of them with their personalised balloons for your memories.

Weddings

The list is endless for wedding days.

Personalised messages to your other half on the morning of the day.

A special message to the bride form all the bridesmaids.

From just Mr & Mrs, to both your names and dates or the best day ever

 Add table numbers or names onto your table balloons.

Gender reveals

Personalised balloons are perfect for this, you can add your family name involve other children or have the message just bespoke to you and your other half.

Then just pop them to see what colour balloons fall out.

Company events/promotions/parties

Having an open day an in-store promotion, doing an exhibition stand or having a party – personalised balloons with your logo on always looks great.

Just because

I love doing these balloons – random message balloons – the perfect way to let someone know you are thinking about them, whatever the reason. Or to tell them something specific.

As you can see from the images, I mainly do personalise you balloons, by using bubbles, foils and large latex balloons. This is because they are longer lasting balloons and you would get even less float time with a standard sized latex balloon, having said that, I can do latex balloons as long as you only need them for the day.

I hope you enjoyed looking at all these different reasons and it has given you some thoughts on who you could give a personalised balloon to.

For even more inspiration you can head over to my Pinterest board.

Until next time,

Helen

Company Anniversary

A Company anniversary / birthday is a big reason to celebrate. Whether you are celebrating your first year or your 100th year – yes I have decorated for a business celebrating its 100th year!!

Whatever stage you are with your business, make a point of celebrating your company anniversary and hold a special event.

Fit Base UK Gym Turns 1

On Saturday the 7th of March Fit base uk gym in Dunstable had their first birthday. They had lots of fun things planned for the day, there was even cake and I was asked to provide them with balloon décor, to help with the celebrations.

I met up with Nathan at the gym to see what space there was and showed him a few different ideas that he could have.

The decisions were made to have an outdoor organic arch over the main entrance and some pillars dotted around the gym area.

All the balloons needed to be lime green and black to match Fit base uk’s branding.

There were 3 balloon pillars, 2 of them were placed either side of the cake to make a feature area and one was placed the other side of the room.

I decided to do big round balloons as toppers for the pillars, as I felt these fitted in better with the look of the gym. I also put the Fit Base uk’s logo onto them.

The cake was made from Creme de la cakes who are also based in Dunstable. She made a mini replica of the gym, it looked fabulous!!

The organic demi arch outside was a mixture of all different sized latex balloons, that was the first thing people noticed as they approached the gym.

Do you need balloons for your company celebration, get in touch and we can chat about different ideas

Until next time

Helen

Pastel Wedding

Pastel colours are so popular right now. Are you thinking of having a pastel wedding?

They are described as light, soft, and calming. It is said if you like pastels and use them as a colour scheme you are probably someone who is friendly, sensitive, gentle and caring. Does that sound like you?

First of you will need to decide if you are going to stick to one colour for your pastel wedding or are you going to go multi coloured?

Once you have decided this, you then need to decide whether you are going to go full out and have everything pastel or are you going to just add a hint of pastel into your scheme.

5 Ways to add pastels into your wedding day

1. Balloons

Yes, balloons now come in your favourite pastel colours too. Add them as an arch or to your tables as centrepieces, there are so many different ways to add balloon into your wedding day.

Pastel balloons
Balloons from Creative Decorations
Photo credit H N Photography

2. Flowers

From your bridesmaid’s bouquets to your table centrepieces. You can even add them to your cake (see number 3)

Pastel pink wedding centrepiece
Photo credit H N Photography

3. Cakes

Add pastel details to the cake or make the whole cake a pastel colour, which do you prefer?

Wedding cake with pastel green flowers
Cake from La Belle Company
Photo Credit Pho2u

4. Nails

Whether you prefer gels or acrylics, adding the colour to your nails or your bridesmaid’s nails, is a nice subtle way of adding the colour into your day.

Pastel gel nails
Gel nails from KG Salon

5. Dresses

A big way to make the colour a big part of you day is for your bridesmaids to be dressed in the colour or colours you have chosen.

Or maybe add the colour into your wedding dress.

pastel bridesmaid dresses
Photo Credit H N Photography

I hope this has given you some different ideas and helps you with planning your pastel wedding

Until next time

Helen
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