Aug 23

Arches of fun!

As a balloon decorator, Balloon arches are such a huge big part of our business. If you are looking for an element to take your next celebration to the next level, whether you’re hosting a birthday party, welcoming a new baby or celebrating a hen party, a balloon arch is just what your party needs and we can create just about anything for you!

Balloon arches are such a wonderful way to set the scene, bringing attention and colour to any event. When used outdoors, they work fabulously well for sporting events, the opening of new shops or businesses, and to indicate where an event is happening to bring in the crowds! Indoors, they are often used for entrance decor, welcoming and greeting guests as they arrive at their event. For theme events and parties, they can create a big statement and are often used as backdrops for photo opportunities.

The great thing about balloon arches is that we can make them in so many different ways to suit your event. Below is a list of ways you can use balloon arches and the impact they make!

Weddings

use a balloon arch for the entrance of your reception area, to go over your dancefloor or over your cake stand. We will match the balloons to your theme and your wedding day colours.

Birthday Parties

use for the entrance to your hall, venue or your home!

Baby Showers

colour coordinate your balloons to the gender or have lovely neutral colours. These look great on a wall over your food, cake or present table!

Fayres and Fetes

Draw the crowds in with our eye-catching displays! Our balloon arches are suitable for outdoor weather and look fantastic against a blue-sky back drop.

Openings

Again, attract the crowds with a balloon arch at your grand opening to create that wow factor! Great for press photos.

Photo Backdrops

put a balloon arch anywhere and there you have a great photo opportunity! Create a perfect photo booth backdrop with an arch.

Festivals

Adding a pop of colour to any outdoor festival entrance or over the stage for performances.

You can use Balloon Arches in so many different ways and they add so much fun and excitement to an event. For competitive quotes for your event, contact me today!

Until next time,

Helen

Aug 12

All things sweet

Sweet Carts

are still a firm favourite at weddings, parties and events and it doesn’t show any sign of slowing! It’s a great way to surprise your guests and is ideal for Weddings, Parties, Christenings & Corporate Events. Our Cart is a great focal point and guaranteed to have your guests mingling and children full of excitement!

Sweet cart hire

Our Sweet Cart includes full set-up, decorations to match your colour scheme, sweet jars and vases (we have a range of different vases available for our Sweet Cart. Some are glass and some are plastic. The plastic vases are perfect for children’s parties as you don’t have to worry about glass breakages), scoop bags and collection after the event.

Each Cart is individually tailored to suit your requirements, and you can pick and choose from all your favourite sweets. We can provide just about any type of sweet that you can remember from your childhood…. from retro to colour co-ordinated!

Sweet cones

Sweet Cones

which are fantastic for children’s parties! Instead of party bags, give your guests a Sweet Cone to go home with. Filled with delicious sweets, they are always a hit with the kids and something different.

They also make great wedding favours and baby shower favours. You can add on personalised tags, add names or dates. If you are using the cones for a baby shower, you can colour theme the sweets blue or pink.

Sweet tower

Sweet Tower

and Candy Castle are also available to hire and are sure to create that WOW factor. Whatever you choose to fill it with, our Tower and Candy Castle are sure to cause a ripple of excitement through your guests, as they admire and salivate at the display of chocolatey treats and sugary sweets!

Vegetarian sweets are also available! We cater for everyone and every event.

Contact us today to discuss your event details and see what we can do for you!

Until next time,

Helen

Jun 27

Air filled balloon displays

No Helium? No Problem!

Of course, Creative Decorations believe that no party is complete without a balloon. As far as we are concerned one single balloon can create a party and look amazing! Balloons are a staple of every party, but some venues say no to helium balloons!

If your venue has given you a big fat NO, do not fret! We have some awesome alternatives here for you. It turns out, there’s a lot you can do with balloons, even without helium. So here are our favourite air filled balloon ideas for you to ensure your party still looks just as fabulous!

Balloon Arches:

Air filled balloon arch

They bring the WOW factor to every event we have done them for and are a great addition to any party. Simply let us know your colour scheme and let us do the hard work for you. Imagine walking into your evening reception through a balloon arch or getting married under one!

Balloon Wall:

What better backdrop for your evening photobooth than a balloon wall! These look fab in different colours and really create a perfect ‘selfie’ moment for your guests.

Balloon Centrepieces:

These always look really cool. We can create just about anything for you! Balloon topiary tree’s look great and are different to your normal centre pieces. Your guests will be impressed with how lovely these look at your event.

Upside down balloons:

There is no reason why you can’t have balloons attached to the ceiling, and this can be done easily without helium and still looks great.

Attach to the walls:

This works great for balloon letters to spell out a name or phrase. Maybe to go behind the new ‘Mr & Mrs’ at your wedding meal, or to spell out ‘Dance’ next to the dancefloor. The possibilities are endless and there are almost no restrictions.

Balloon Garlands:

Balloon garlands are so simple to create and look beautiful. This is a really good way to use balloons in an outdoor setting too as they won’t blow away!

We hope this shows you that you do not need helium to decorate your venue and create a beautiful looking space for your event. So, for your next event consider one of these air filled balloon decorating ideas! if you need more inspiration, head over to our Pinterest board

Until next time

Helen

Jun 03

Weddings with Creative Decorations

Make your big day extra special. Wedding balloon arches, balloon centrepieces and unique floating creations from Creative Decorations Balloons can transform any venue into one of beauty. Mix helium, foil, latex and double-bubble balloons. Leave them loose for the dancefloor, create a balloon path or balloon bouquets. Mr and Mrs balloons have proven to be extremely popular and create beautiful wedding images. The possibilities are endless!

Here’s a list of the types of balloon decorations we can provide:

Table Decoration
Candle centre pieces and flowers are lovely, but they can ruin the conversation on a table if the people across from each other can’t see who they are talking too. Instead, go for a helium filled bubble balloon to make an impact. You can easily tie them into your theme by having them filled with confetti in your colours or have them printed with the wedding date and couple’s names. By having them on a long piece of ribbon, it opens up the table for the guests to talk!

Dance Floor Back Drops
Helium filled letters are a cost-effective way to decorate your dance floor. Whether you want to spell “Mr & Mrs”, “LOVE” or maybe the date of the wedding They are a Creative way to personalise your venue. You could even have a balloon drop where a sea of balloons float over you and your new husband/wife during your first dance as Mr and Mrs!

Bouquets 
Step away from the normal flower and hoop bouquets and opt for something different to accompany you and your bridesmaids down the aisle.

For the Evening
Sparkler tunnels have become a very popular for wedding evenings and yes, they look great on Instagram, but be unique and break away from this trend and go for a dramatic balloon arch! They look wonderful.

We can also offer you a Sweetie Cart for your evening reception. This is always a huge hit for children and adults!

Simply tell us your colour scheme, the look you’d like to achieve, and we will design some amazing balloon creations to give your space just the right atmosphere and look. Working with Creative Decorations is easy, we are punctual, understanding and have impeccable attention to detail. Go on, give us a try, we are confident you won’t regret it.

Until next time,

Helen

Apr 18

Have a smashing time

Gone are the days of balloons and a Victoria sponge. If your baby is having a birthday, there’s only one way to celebrate: with a cake smash!!

Turning one is an important milestone, a very proud moment for parents and family.

A photo session to mark this occasion is a really valuable investment, after all, your child will never turn one again! Cake smashes are messy, fun and a perfect way to capture that cheeky and innocent personality.

DECIDE YOUR THEME – have a look on the internet, Pinterest is great. Save some examples of what you really like and have a think about how you can make it happen. Do you have an outfit to go with this particular theme? Or do you need to pick up something new? Do you want bunting to go with it? Flowers? Balloons?

CHOOSING YOUR CAKE – your cake doesn’t have to cost a fortune! It’s a great idea to approach a professional cake maker, but if that’s not in your budget, have a browse in the supermarkets. You can get a great cake for a tenner and they look really lovely! Remember the brighter the colours of the cake the better!

PROPS – Spatula’s, different outfits, favourite teddy bears and cake stands, all of these things can add to a cake smash shoot and make it look super amazing!

TIME – Choose a time in the day when you child is happiest. Ideally not straight after a nap or right before. We also want your child to be interested and hungry for CAKE! Timing is very important so think about when is most suitable.

To take the hard work out of planning and arranging all of these details, Creative Decorations are offering an amazing Cake Smash Offer alongside Ami Louisa Photography and Dunstable Cake House! This offer includes:

  • 30 Minute Photo Session
  • 5 Digital Images
  • Beautiful Cake
  • Giant Number 1 Balloon Decoration

All of this for just £210!!

Saving you £140 on our individual prices.

You can also choose between three different colour schemes (Lilac, Green or Rainbow)

Sessions are being held at Whipsnade Village Hall on the Sunday 2nd of June between 10am and 3pm.

Click here to find out more and to book in your 30 minute slot.

Until next time,

Helen

Mar 17

Tepee Parties

Who doesn’t love a sleepover! Tepee Parties are growing increasingly popular and we have provided some lovely balloons for these events (see pics). The best thing about hosting your very own sleepover party for your little ones and their mates is that you can pull off pretty much the best sleepover set up ever without spending too much. Forget hiring a venue. Stay home and have the ultimate sleepover yourself!

Creating your own tepee party is easily done. Below we have listed our top 5 ideas for hosting the perfect tepee party.

1.FOOD!

Pizza, Hot dogs or burgers are an easy option.  For breakfast whip up some pancakes with a topping station with chocolate chips, fruit, and whip cream for something fun.  For snacks, a sundae station may be fun.  If you plan to watch movies do popcorn.  Kids also always love baked cookies and sweeties! Ask us about our sweetie cart and sweetie cones!

2.Balloons!

Glitter balloons, different coloured balloons, personalised balloons, you name it, we’ve got it. They create the perfect fun atmosphere for a Tepee party.

3. Games Galore!

You can stick to the typical party games (like pass the parcel) but you can also find games that suit your specific theme. And nail polish spin the bottle is always a hit for the girls! ff

4. Decorate!

It’s easy to make a cosy and comfortable sleeping space for your excited party guests. Make your own or hire Tepees! You can create a great atmosphere just using lights, so black out the windows with newspaper or towels and string up some fairy lights or dot the room with different coloured lamps. Arrange individual sleeping spaces in a big circle on the floor so that when it’s time to bunker down for the night, everyone feels included. The more bean bags, cushions and blankets, the better!

5. Matching PJS!!

For a real treat why not buy the kids matching pyjamas. They’ll love twinning together and it will be a lovely treat that they’ll remember forever!

Until next time,

Helen

With thanks to:

Photographer: Ami Louisa Photography  https://www.instagram.com/amilouisaphotography/

Styling: Pitch Boutique – https://www.instagram.com/pitchboutique/

Soft Furnishings: Lily Mae Designs – https://www.instagram.com/lilymaedesigns/

Head dresses and Capes Just for one day – https://www.instagram.com/forjustonedayatelier/

Teddies: Nelly and Me – https://www.instagram.com/nelly_and_me_clothing/

Balloons: Creative Decorations – https://www.instagram.com/creativedecorations/

Cookies: Happiness Factor Cakes – https://www.instagram.com/happinessfactorcakes/

Vintage crockery Herts Vintage Hire – https://www.instagram.com/hertsvintagehire/

Watercolour sign Mummy & Moon – https://www.instagram.com/mummyandmoon_/

Face painting https://www.instagram/onceuponafacepaints 

Feb 16

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day, or St Valentine’s Day is celebrated every year on 14th February.

It’s a day when people show their affection for one another.

Where did it all start, and why do we celebrate it? Well here’s a little bit of history of Valentine’s Day for you all:

St. Valentine was actually four different people, all of whom were canonized by the Catholic Church due to their various good works. One of the first of the St. Valentines was executed as a martyr for helping Christians wed. At the time of his good deeds, marriage was sometimes controlled by the state, so it was considered a crime for some to wed. He helped people get married at the risk of his own life, as well as performing other good deeds. The other three Valentine’s also suffered a similar fate, due to their insistence of helping people who wanted to be married or wanted to live their lives in their own way that was not endorsed by the Roman government.

Knowing the sacrifice these men made to help others be married shows their compassion for human beings and the lengths they were willing to go to, in the name of love.

At Creative Decorations, we have plenty of ideas for the big day. Below are 3 ways you can surprise your loved one on the 14th!

  • Send a beautiful helium-filled bubble balloon. Personalise your bubble with your own words of ‘love’ and personalised messages. Don’t forget to select your Bubble filling & ribbon/garland. We have a range of feathers, confetti & mini heart balloons to choose from.
  • Send a helium-filled large Ring Balloon – Maybe you are going to ‘Pop’ the question this Valentine’s Day?
  • Decorate your space! Make your workplace or bedroom look amazing with some beautiful balloon decorations, LOVE letters and confetti balloons.

Contact us today and let us know how we can help you.

Until next time,

Helen

Feb 05

Supporting Great Ormond Street

Creative Decorations Supports Great Ormond Street Hospital

With thanks to BAPIA, for the 4th year running, we volunteered our time and expertise to help Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital with balloons and decorations at their special Christmas parties for children being cared for by the Hospital. The four parties were spread over two days with around 500 guests, giving children and their families time away from the hospital wards to enjoy having fun together.

The parties were the first in the series of ‘12 Days of GOSH Xmas’, where from the 14th to 25th of December Great Ormond Street Hospital featured some of the best festive moments taking place at the hospital throughout the Christmas period.

The children enjoyed fun activities such as face painting, arts & crafts, biscuit making and posing for pictures in a giant snow globe. There was an enchanting performance from the cast of Wicked, and a wonderful appearance from a choir put together by The Old Vic to get everyone into the festive spirit. Christmas would not be Christmas without Santa and he did not disappoint, surprising the children and spreading Christmas joy to all the families involved.

The families were also joined by an array of celebrity friends including Emma Bunton, Stephen Mulhern, Nick Grimshaw and Dan Beasley-Harling from this year’s Great British Bake off. We, along with 20 other balloon professionals, spent the day with GOSH creating arches and a spectacle of other balloons including festive chains, baubles, presents, a helicopter and an aeroplane. The show stopper was the beautifully designed stage area filled with letter balloons spelling out ‘Happy Christmas’ for all of the children to enjoy.

The balloons were all latex-free due to allergy concerns for some of the children at the hospital, and the décor was made to last as it was being used for four separate parties over two days.

For help with your next event contact Helen on info@creativedecorations.co.uk

Until next time,

 

Dec 16

The Top 8 Places To Visit New Year

The Top 8 Places to Spend New Year!

Are you tired of seeing the same faces on New Year’s Eve? Do you want to see new sites, new environments and meet new people? From fireworks shooting across stunning backdrops to crazy street parties in cool capitals and all-night raves on warm beaches, there’s no shortage of amazing ways to ring in 2019. So, start the year as you mean to go on! You could wake up on the 1st of January in a brand-new city after a night (and maybe morning!) of celebrations! Here’s our top 8 places to spend New Year!

London

London is a fabulous place at the turn of the year. At midnight on New Year’s Eve, London’s night skies will be a blaze of light and colour with a display of stunning pyrotechnics from the river on London’s famous South Bank. Get your family and friends together and say cheers to 2019!

Rome

New Year’s Eve is primarily a street festival in the Roman city centre. Many Romans eat at home or in the restaurant and at midnight they flock to the city centre, to the Coliseum or to the vantage hills to celebrate and watch the fireworks. Even the nightclubs turn up on New Year’s Eve, to celebrate the new year.

New York

An iconic Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration is not only a New York tradition, it’s a global phenomenon. An estimate of one million revellers will flock to the land of LED screens to witness one of the best NYC events in December, which includes star-studded New Year’s Eve concerts, the inevitable surprise engagement and a chance to be featured on live television.

Edinburgh

The Scottish capital’s famed three-day Hogmanay extravaganza kicks off on 30 December, with a Viking-style torchlight procession along the Royal Mile. The big night itself includes Franz Ferdinand headlining Concert in the Gardens, which wraps in time for gig-goers to catch unequalled views of midnight fireworks over Edinburgh Castle. An adjoining street party dance on into 2019. Celebrations continue on New Year’s Day with live music and the traditional fancy-dress dip in the freezing Firth of Forth (known as ‘the Loony Dook’).

Sydney

Sydney Harbour’s firework extravaganza is watched by more than a million people gathered along the foreshore – but a better idea is to join the boatfuls of people bobbing in the water. You can hire out a boat, bring your own bubbles and start the countdown early. You might prefer to reserve an outside table at one of the waterfront restaurants by Sydney Harbour Bridge for a front-row seat, but ensure you book early!

Krakow

New Year’s Eve has its very own name in Poland called “Sylwesters”. Head to Kralow for a celebration like no other as this city has a reputation for hosting one of Europe’s biggest open-air parties. Rynek Glowny, Krakow’s beautiful medieval square, has a huge light and laser show with live pop acts to dance along to. People gather at the free celebrations both in the square and around the city to wait for the clock to strike.

Dublin

If you’re looking for a city break closer to home, Dublin’s a great option and the Irish sure do know how to party! There’s the iconic Temple Bar, which is a must-visit for anyone’s first time in the city. It’s especially magical on New Year’s Eve, where you’ll find the celebrations spilling out of the pub and into the lively city streets. You could also choose to catch the Liffey Lights Midnight Moment, a light and laser show timed perfectly against DJ tunes that really get the party started. As one of the ‘friendliest cities in the world’, Dublin’s locals are always there to make sure you have a great time too. With quirky performances, dancing in the street and sharing a pint of Guinness with strangers-turned-friends; it’s all waiting for you this New Year’s Eve!

Barcelona

When it comes to New Year holiday destinations, nothing quite compares to hitting the streets of Barcelona. The Catalans sure know how to party, and from super clubs to avenues, the celebrations continue early into the morning. Greet January in a traditional way on Plaça d’Espanya, where you’ll find a stunning light show filled with music and special effects. All the excitement is centred around the Magic Fountain.

 

If you are partying at home here in the UK, don’t forget us! We provide wonderful celebration balloons for your New Year’s Eve party, our most popular being our ‘pop’ balloon with confetti creating a magical moment for when the clock strikes 12!

Happy New Year!

Until Next time,

Helen

Nov 19

Christmas is coming

Christmas is Coming!!

With Halloween well and truly out of the way, it’s time to start talking about all things…. CHRISTMAS!!
Christmas is coming and along with it comes the festive party season. Here at Creative Decorations we can offer you an exciting range of party balloons and accessories perfect for all of those upcoming events that you may have planned. But before we go into that, we’ve put together a few ideas for hosting the perfect Christmas party! Here’s our 8 must-haves for a great Christmas party!

1.Create a Christmas Playlist on Spotify.

Nothing sets the mood better than some good ol’ Christmas jams. Rocking Around the Christmas Tree, All I Want for Christmas and The Pogues are absolute winners to get your guests singing and dancing!

2. Ugly Jumper Theme

We all know someone that turns up on Christmas day with the worst Christmas jumper you’ve ever seen. Make it a theme! You could reward the person with the worst jumper with some festive treats!

3. FOOD!

Have lots of food. Food, of course, is the most essential aspect of your party. Everyone will be looking forward to your festive snacks and not having to cook dinner when they get home because they’ve filled up on all of your “goodies.” Cookie trees, marshmallow Santa’s, Christmas crunch popcorn, the list goes on and on. Get creative!

4. And Don’t Forget the Festive Drinks.

Have a pot filled with hot chocolate, some eggnog in the fridge and some hot apple cider in the slow cooker. It will fill the room with the scents of Christmas and add to the occasion.

5. Set up a Christmas Photo Booth.

It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. As Pinterest has taught us, throw a red sheet on the wall, grab some Christmas themed prop, like Santa hats and reindeer antlers, and you’re ready to go. Now you have proof of all the fun you’ve had… after all, if you don’t post a photo on Instagram of the party you had, did you even have it?

6. Party Games

Everyone loves party games and it’s a great way to have a laugh and relax. Some good ones include a gingerbread decorating comp, white elephant and the Christmas gift wrap relay. Have fun with it!

7. The Décor

You will already have thrown around a bit of Christmas cheer in your home with your Christmas tree and/or decorations. Why don’t you add a string of fairy lights across the ceiling or around windows and doors? Add a bowl or tray full of sparkly baubles and a few festive candles on your table, this will be enough to create a festive atmosphere. Or call us and let us add some Christmas balloon trees, personalised foil balloons or even some little elves for the shelves!

8. Invitations

The best way to get all of your friends interested and excited about your party is by sending out invitations rather than just sending out a mass group text. Throw some creativity and thought into your invitations!

 

Creative Decorations can help you with all of your Christmas party needs, we offer the following to add that extra special touch to any festive event:

Balloon Christmas Tree-

These look fabulous and add that wow factor to any party.

Balloon Wreath-

Add a touch of something different to your event with these wreaths, or just a decoration for your home for you! Beautiful.

Santa and Elf Balloon Characters-

With star balloons! Put your own message on them to make them personal.

Chocolate Crackers-

Great for secret Santa gifts, table gifts or stocking fillers

Until next time,

Helen

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