Four ideas for your Elf this year

Do you need some new ideas of what to do with your Elf this year?

Here are four ideas that I can help you with.

Balloon Arrival

Get you Elf to arrive On the 1st of December in a balloon. Your child then has to pop the balloon, to get him out. I have been supplying these for the last few years.

Elf with personalised balloon

Balloons can be personalised with your Childs name and then can say I’m Back if he has been on previous years or I’m here to help you get ready for Christmas, if you have never done it before.

Elf Isolation –

Keep your elf in isolation for 14 days, yes that means you have 2 weeks of not having to think of anything!! – bonus!!

You can put him in a jar with lettering on the outside. If you would like to buy the lettering you can do that here.

Elf in a jar

Or he can come in one of my balloons and stay in there for two weeks.

Elf in a balloon

I will also include stickers for your child to add the numbers onto, so they can countdown to the day they can pop the balloon.

You can book in these elf balloons here – if you are in local area of Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Luton or Toddington. Or if you would like a collection slot.

If you are a bit further out but still in Bedfordshire and would like delivery, you can can Email me – info@creativedecorations.co.uk

Leaving Cookies

When your elf leaves on Christmas Eve, Why not get him to leave a box of cookies behind for everyone, including Santa.

These are available to order from here and will be delivered to you in time for Christmas Eve.

Elf with cookie box

Baking Day

The perfect way to spend a Sunday – baking cakes.

Elf with baking box

The top image is your inspiration for the mornings set up and the bottom image is your box full of ingredients for your baking day. You can order your baking boxes from here and they will be posted out to you in December.

I hope this helps you with some different ideas for you Elf this year. and if you need even more inspiration, You can check out my Pinterest board.

Until next time..

Helen

Three Reasons Why People Love Giant Wedding Balloons

Here are my top 3 reasons why people love giant balloons on their wedding day.

If you love balloons and want them to feature in your wedding day, why not go full out and have giant wedding balloons?!

1. Decorations

Everybody’s reaction is always the same when they see giant balloons – WOW look at how big them balloons are!!

You will grabbing everyone’s attention straight away, as soon as they walk into the room.

Giant gold confetti balloons

Whether you choose to have them as a backdrop to your top table or as your décor on every table. Your wedding balloons will look amazing.

Giant blue wedding balloons

2. Photo Props

Some couples choose not to have balloons as part of their décor, but have them just for their wedding photos.

And as you can see from these images below, why would you not involve balloons in your photos.

Make sure you let your photographer know your ideas, when giving them the list of photos you want to have on your wedding day.

Photo Credit – Sammie Lee Photography

You can of course use your balloons as your wedding décor and then use some of them in your wedding photos as well.

But let me know if this is the case. The balloons will have to be slightly under inflated to fit in and out of doors!!

3. Versatile

Due to the size of the balloon, you can add extras to them and it wont effect the float time as much as it does with smaller balloons.

You can add in confetti, Organza around the outside, you can even add ivy or tassels to the the base of the balloon.

Mr & Mrs Giant wedding balloon

And yes I can add personalisation to it.

So can you see why giant balloons are so popular to have on your wedding day?

If you want to chat about giant balloons for your wedding day, just send me an Email and we can discuss what ideas you have.

Until Next Time..

Helen

How To Have a Happy Halloween This Year

As with everything, that we have done for the last 6 months, we need to do Halloween differently too.

This blog gives you some great ideas, on how you can still have a happy Halloween this year.

You’ve Been Booed

I absolutely love this idea, and wish I had know about it before.

You’ve Been Booed is a fun Halloween tradition where you secretly deliver treats to your friends or neighbors.

You put treats & gifts into something like a bowl or pumpkin ( my stuffed balloons would be great for this!!) make sure you include a card saying you’ve been booed.

You will also need a card saying I’ve been booed for them to display in their window, so they don’t get booed again.

The idea is that they, then go and boo someone else.

Halloween exploding balloon

An example of my Halloween stuffed balloons, the wording can be changed, to you’ve been booed and inside will contain all the different bits you need. You can book in your balloons here.

I spy Halloween

This idea has been taken from all the rainbows we had in our windows throughout the summer in lockdown.

Instead of going around to your neighbors trick or treating, you just walk around and spot all the Halloween decorations that have been put up. Then you the parent give the sweets out – why not make a bit more fun and give them a list of items to look out for, then for everyone they tick off, they get a treat.

Why not hang a balloon hoop in your window or garden for people to see, when playing I spy Halloween.

Spooky Home Cinema

If you really don’t want to go out and about, why not set a spooky home cinema.

Decorate your room up, get lots of spooky themed snacks and just put Halloween films on.

Here are some of my favorite kid friendly films

  • Frankenweenie
  • Halloween town
  • Monster House
  • Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie
  • Coraline
  • Corpse Bride
  • Goosebumps
  • Scooby doo on Zombie Island
  • The Witches
  • Toy story of terror
Halloween Candy Cups

Candy cups, make great treats for I spy Halloween or for when you are watching your spooky films.

Sweet cones are perfect treats to have at your spooky cinema or to have a on hand for trick or treaters.

I hope this gives you some ideas of what to do this year and hope you all have a happy Halloween what ever you get up to.

Until next time

Helen

Do you want to have an amazing blue wedding?

Blue is becoming more and more popular as a wedding colour scheme.

When pantone announced it as its colour for 2020 I know lots of people got excited.

As did Mel from Mel’s Cakes and bakes who organised this shoot.

From blue balloons, to a blue cake, a blue suit to blue candles, there is so much you can do if you want a blue wedding and we had it all.

Mel wanted to go for a mix of dark and light blues with a hint of gold.

So this is what I did with my balloons.

We had decided on a Demi arch – a half arch organic style – on my hoop framework. I used a mixture of Navy, pastel blue and azure blue balloons and added in a few gold chrome balloons.

Later throughout the shoot we attached the lets eat cake sign from Sparkling event hire to the hoop.

Toni from Glamavan even added blue glitter to the bride

Keshell came with her mobile bar and added blue bunting

I think you can see that there is much available if you want to have a blue wedding.

I hope this has given you lots of inspiration for your special day.

Please contact me if you would like to discuss your wedding day balloons.

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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
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