Baby Showers – Oh Baby!

Creative Decorations love a Baby shower and I’m sure from the images you have seen on my social media pages you can see why. Perfect pastel shades, family, friends, games, fun and a beautiful occasion to celebrate. Total perfection! Baby shower ideas aren’t always the easiest to come across and celebrities definitely set the bar high. However, whatever you’re after, I’ve got you covered.

Below are some examples of what some celebrities have done to give you some inspiration:

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Binky Felstead’s had a lavish theme with a gorgeous flower wall at the entrance with super-sized baby blocks. The cake had the cutest décor with a little elephant on the top, and the table setting was filled with flowers.

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Nicky Hilton’s theme was blue and pink as the couple were keeping the sex of the child a surprise, and guests tucked into a spread of macaroons and sweet treats from Maison Ladurée.

Khloe Kardashian had a plush bash that was sponsored by Amazon and was thrown at the Hotel Bel-Air.

It involved a pink flower wall, floral covered ceiling, giant elephant topiary and hundreds of balloons.

Stacey Solomon ensured her baby shower was Instagram-worthy with an exquisite flower wall, arches of foliage and bouquets of balloons alongside topiary elephants and bears.

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Providing the soundtrack for the bash was a saxophonist, who blared out tunes in the spring sunshine. 

I hope you like the ideas and feel inspired, if you need even more inspiration, you can go over to my Pinterest board

Remember if you need any help with balloons, sweets or any other decoration queries, just contact me, I am always happy to help!

Until next time,

Helen

Biodegradable Balloons!

I always use 100% biodegradable latex balloons –

Did you know that biodegradable latex balloons are made of latex rubber, which is a completely natural product that comes from the sap of a tree called a Hevea Brasiliensis?

They are made of natural rubber, NOT man-made rubber or plastic. 

Studies have shown that the decomposition time for a latex balloon is six months. The same time as an Oak leaf!

When latex balloons are released, most of them go very high up into the sky, around five miles, where there is little pressure and very cold temperatures. The helium inside expands and then shatters the balloon into hundreds of spaghetti like fragments and float back to earth.

Latex Balloons will completely decompose over time. But please don’t let go of your balloons for them to litter the environment. Please dispose of Latex Balloons in your household waste where they will decompose in landfill.

Creative Decorations do not support balloon releases and I urge all our customers to not let go or hold balloon releases. When Balloons are released into the air they will fall into our environment and simply become ‘litter’. Although they will eventually decompose, until that time they will litter our beaches and countryside.

I am a member of the PEBA UK (Pro Environment Balloon Alliance), who are a worldwide organisation committed to striking a balance between the balloon industry and environmental responsibility.

Until next time,

Helen

Christmas is approaching

Everyone can now say the C word…………. it’s almost CHRISTMAS!!

Christmas is coming and along with it comes the festive party season. I have put together top 5 festive fun games for you to play with your family and friends during the Christmas period:

CANDY CANE CATCH –

Candy Cane

Tie a piece of ribbon or twine from one post or chair to another. Players must stand on top of the chairs and try to be the first to drop a candy cane from the chair onto the ribbon and get it to stay there.

Play until the first player gets a candy cane to catch on the ribbon or see who can get the most in a minute.

SNOWMAN SHAKE –

Snowman Face

Decorate white ping pong balls to look like snowman faces. Fill an empty tissue box with the snowmen ping pong balls and tape the tissue box (or use a Velcro belt glued to the box) to someone’s backside.

Player has to shake all of the snowmen out of the tissue box before the time runs out. Or if you’d rather not decorate like snowmen, use ornaments instead.

RUDOLPH RACE –

Give each player a red pom pom and a spoonful of Vaseline. Players have to race to be the first person to put a red pom pom on Rudolph’s nose (make sure to put a bit of Vaseline on his nose as well) on the other side of the room.

To play, players must dip their nose into the spoonful of Vaseline then get the red pom pom to stick to the Vaseline on their nose. Once the red pom is on their nose, they must move across the room and stick it to Rudolph’s nose. The catch? They can’t use their hands at any time.

JINGLE BELL ROCK AND ROLL –

Jingle Bells

Place five ball ornaments lined up on the end of a table and give the player 10 jingle bells and have them stand on the opposite end of the rectangle table.

To play, players must roll their jingle bells from one end of the table and attempt to knock off all five ornaments from the opposite end of the table.

NORTH POLE POP –

Player have to pop 10 balloons using just their hands with winter gloves on before the time runs out.

This one is hilarious, especially after a few mulled wines!

I hope you enjoy playing the Christmas games.

And don’t forget your festive balloon needs, I can offer you an exciting range of party balloons and accessories perfect for all of those upcoming events that you may have planned. Remember not to leave it too late, Christmas is our busiest time of year.

Until next time,

Helen

Halloween is here!!

Its October!!! which only means one thing… Halloween party planning!

And to make sure you don’t miss a trick (or treat!) we’ve put together this handy Halloween party list to help you get your spooky celebrations underway.

Below we have a few ideas to help get your creative juices flowing, we can supply any one of these ideas for you.

Halloween party sweet cones

1.Scary Sweet Cones or Spooky Sweet Cart

No party is compete without sweets, and if your child’s party is near Halloween and you’re making it a Halloween party, these are the perfect alternative to party bags and everyone will love the sweet cart for your guests to dip in and out of throughout your party.

2. Terrifying Table Displays –

These make amazing centre pieces for your Halloween party tables and are a real talking point. We created some amazing ones last year, which featured a pumpkin, an eyeball and a spider’s web!

3. Freaky Balloon Frame

We can create an amazing Balloon frame or wall for your guests to have pictures with.

Sitting witch balloon

4. Any kind of balloon!

We can do any of them! Helium, air, foil, balloon arches and personalised ones! Let us know and we can create your vision.

5. Ghoulish glitter tattoos

Perfect for Halloween parties. Who doesn’t love glitter? Choose from all the traditional Halloween shapes.

If you want to call us and discuss your party needs, we are happy to do this, we’ve got some great ideas on how your party can be the talk of the town.

Whatever your plans are this Halloween, make sure you have all the balloons and decorations you need to set a spooky scene; whether it’s scary balloon designs for an event, witch shaped balloons or assorted spooky sweets to give away to trick or treaters!

Until next time

Helen

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 I 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 I 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

All things sweet

Sweets are still a firm favorite 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. My All things sweet range is guaranteed to have your guests full of excitement!

Sweet Carts

A birthday Party Sweet Cart
Sweet cart hire

My Cart includes full set-up, decorations to match your colour scheme, 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

Baby Shower Sweet Cones
Sweet cones

which are fantastic for children’s parties! Instead of party bags, give your guests a 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, I can colour theme the sweets blue or pink.

A Wedding Sweet Tower
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! I can cater for everyone and every event.

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

Until next time,

Helen

Air filled balloons

No Helium? No Problem!

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Of course, Creative Decorations believe that no party is complete without a balloon. As far as I am 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! I 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 my favourite air filled balloons for you to ensure your party still looks just as fabulous!

Balloon Arches:

Air filled balloon arches bring the WOW factor to every event I have done them for and are a great addition to any party or wedding. Whether you choose them to be at the entrance or as part of the feature on the cake table. Simply let me know your colour scheme and let me do all the hard work for you.

Balloon Walls:

Air filled 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:

Air filled letter balloons

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 centerpieces. Your guests will be impressed with how lovely these look at your event.

Air filled Hanging Ceiling balloons

Hanging balloons:

There is no reason why you can’t have air filled 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, even in an outdoor setting 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 my Pinterest board

Until next time

Helen

Weddings with Creative Decorations

Balloon Decor

Giant wedding balloons

Make your big day extra special. with Wedding balloon decor – arches, balloon centerpieces 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 all the types of wedding balloon decor I 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!

Wedding balloon decor

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!

Wedding Sweet Cart

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

Have a smashing time

Gone are the days of just balloons and a Victoria sponge. If your baby is having a 1st 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.

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Photo Credit – Ami Louisa Photography

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.

Here are 4 top tips to think about when planning your childs cake smash.

  1. 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?

2. CHOOSING YOUR CAKE – your cake doesn’t have to cost a fortune! It’s a great idea to approach a professional cake maker, ask your photographer who they recommend. Remember the brighter the colours of the cake the better!

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

4. 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.

Until next time,

Helen

Tepee Parties

Who doesn’t love a sleepover! Tepee Parties are growing increasingly popular and I 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 at home and host the ultimate sleepover!!

Creating your own tepee party is easily done. Below I have listed my 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 love baked cookies and sweets! Ask us about our sweetie cart and sweetie cones!

2.Balloons!

Confetti balloons, different coloured balloon garlands, personalised balloons, you name it, I’ve got it. Balloons help create the perfect fun atmosphere for Tepee parties.

3. Games Galore!

You can play 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 big hit for the girls!

4. Decorate!

It’s easy to make it cosy and comfortable for your excited party guests. You can create a great atmosphere just using lights, black out the windows with newspaper or towels and string up some fairy lights. 

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 

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