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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
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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
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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

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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,

 

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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