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

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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

Blue & Red Wedding

Read all about Catriona’s & Roberts Blue & Red wedding day.

Photo credit Perfect timing photography

Catriona & Robert wanted to add a fun to their wedding day and chose to have a superhero themed wedding.

From the grooms bow tie to the brides garter every little detail had a nod to a superhero.

Whether they were from Marvel or DC legends, they were included.

Room Décor

After the church service in Streatley, the wedding reception was held at The co op club in Luton.

With the help from Catriona’s sister they made their own table centrepieces. Each one featured a different colour that went along with that superhero.

Everything else was then kept to blue & red which matched the guest’s invitations.

 I alternated the blue & red chair bows, which I set up the previous day with help from Vikki from your wedding friend.

It is sometimes so much easier and less stressful if you can get into your venue the day before. It is always worth asking.

Their exploding first dance balloon contained a mixture of blue & red balloons with red confetti and the top table balloon display was also a mixture of both colours.

I set up a table with a wishing well, wishing tree and personalised balloon blocks, again these contained a mixture of blue and red balloons with blue details added to the wishing well.

Catriona & Robert also booked my sweet cart, this also had blue details added to it. They decided on family favourite sweets and also gave me a list of sweets they didn’t like, so I wouldn’t include them.

Other local suppliers who helped make Catriona & Roberts special day –

Venue – Co -op Club Luton

Wedding Décor – Creative Decorations

Wedding Photographer – Perfect timing Photography

Evening Dj – K&P Events

Classic Blue

Pantone Colour of the Year –

Classic Blue is Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2020!

The Colour Institute never disappoints and it always matches its annual choice of colour with what the world needs.

Carrying a deep meaning and symbolism, Classic Blue is a beautiful tone that comes just at the right time to convey calmness, stability, and honesty while it marks the world’s transition to a new decade. I simply love this colour.

“PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is a reassuring presence, instilling calm, confidence, and connection,” says Laurie Pressman, Vice President at the Pantone Colour Institute.

“While technology races ahead, often overwhelming our human ability to process everything around us, it’s only natural that we gravitate toward colours that bring a sense of peace, clarity, and even protection. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of Classic Blue highlights, our desire for a dependable and stable foundation from which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”

Creative Decorations can’t wait to incorporate this calming hue of blue into balloon creations this year. It is a solid, trusted colour that certainly brings excitement and provides a field for experimentation for me and my fellow wedding supplier friends.

I would love to know what you think of the Pantone colour of the year 2020.

Are you planning on using it?

Not sure how to add it to your wedding. Here are a few images to help you and if you need any more inspiration on adding the colour blue into your décor or accessories you can go over to my Pinterest board

Until next time,

Helen

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