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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
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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

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8 Reason To Visit Wedding Fairs

Wedding fairs range from the large national events attended by thousands, to small and intimate afternoons at local venues. Whether they are big or small, they are all worth a visit. As the bride, you can expect to be treated like a celeb from the moment you get there, and everyone will want to talk to YOU! It’s also a fab day out with your friends and family.

Here are 8 reasons to attend wedding fairs;

Amazing Suppliers!

Wedding fairs are full of suppliers with everything you need plus more for your big day!
It’s also a great way of seeing products and meeting people in real life, so you know exactly what you are getting. There is simply no other place to meet so many suppliers face-to-face, and many brides will book a supplier not just because their work looks amazing, but because they make a really good impression

Catwalk

Most wedding fairs have an amazing catwalk showcasing all the best dresses and designs for brides, grooms, bridesmaids and even mothers of the bride!

Bubbles!

A huge added bonus! There is usually a bar providing yummy prosecco or champagne for you to have a glass or three while you take a well-deserved rest from all that wedding browsing!

Tasty Cake

There will be lots of wedding cake suppliers at each wedding fair offering samples of their finest cake! Chocolate, strawberry and champagne are just some of the flavours you would expect to sample! There will be a few unique ones in there too if you fancy something a little more unusual. You will fall in love with flavours you didn’t even know existed and your cake will be unforgettable.

SALE!

Lots of wedding fairs will offer you a discounted rate for anything bought or booked on the day. You could save hundreds on your dress if you are feeling brave enough to buy one on the day. For a supplier, attending a wedding fair has to be worthwhile so many will prepare a special offer for the show too!

Inspiration

This is a great advantage of major fairs – there are so many suppliers, you’re bound to see a huge selection of all kinds of things, from stationery to honeymoons to hen do packages. You’ll see things you never even thought of before! Make sure you take lots of pictures of everything you like so you can look back at them when you get home.

Check Out Trends

Suppliers usually bring a selection of items to please everyone – both the traditional brides and the trendy ones. With so many displays in one place, it’ll be easy to see what’s hot and interesting right now and for next year. A great idea is to chat with the suppliers about what other brides are asking for – you’ll get tons of great suggestions you may not have thought about yourself.

Wedding fair Sweet Cart Ask!

Whether you attend a big or a small event, it’s a good idea to talk to as many suppliers as you can. If you see something you like, go for it – ASK!      Ask about them, ask about their experience, their best-selling products or services, suggestions, anything at all.

 

Creative Decorations will be attending the following wedding fairs this year.

Pop by and say hello for all of your Wedding Day Balloon and Sweetie Cart needs!

 

Looking for something different? The Engage Wedding Planning Party is where you need to go – Thursday 8th November
https://www.engageweddings.co.uk/party

The Harpenden Wedding Fair -Sunday 18th November 2018
http://www.wedding-exhibitions-uk.co.uk/venueDetails.asp?venueID=45

Until Next time,
Helen

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Balloon Decorators – Why you need one

Balloon Decorators- Why You Need One

So, you’re planning a special event, maybe a wedding reception or a birthday party, and you want to incorporate balloons in some way. In this blog, we are going to let you know WHY you should hire a professional balloon decorator rather than doing it yourself or getting someone unqualified in to cut costs.

Hiring one of our professionals allows you to completely relax and enjoy every bit of the party, without feeling the pressure. With that said, you may still be having doubts as to whether you need to hire a specialist for your next party, so here are some more reasons to give us a try:

1.You will be too busy dealing with other things on party day

It’s impossible and stressful trying to be sociable with everyone at your party anyway, making sure all your guests are entertained and keeping an eye on the kids/animals/drunk friends to make sure they stay out of trouble, without the added stress of trying to organise balloon arches, and balloon walls! Creative Decorations will take all of that stress away, we’ve got you covered.

2. Disposable canisters never expel the full amount stated

True story! I get lots of last minute calls from people who use disposable canisters and quickly realise it’s not enough for the required number of balloons they need. I’ve also had panicked phone calls from mums and dads who have spent the whole night before their child’s party filling up heaps of balloons, only to find by the morning, the balloons are on the floor!
Hiring a professional means that the set up for parties/weddings/events will be done the night before and your balloons will still be floating by morning. Win!

3.You were just going to ask one of your friends or family to take care of the balloons

Firstly, they’re guests and are probably keen to have fun too. Secondly, are you sure that you want to risk having a potential disaster with the balloons just to save a few quid?

4. Buying cheap balloons online doesn’t always save you money

Especially if you have to end up doing it twice. Cheap foil balloons online don’t always float and small foil balloons are not suitable for helium so will also not float!
We used to offer a balloon filling service but do not anymore. Why? Because of the amount of bad quality balloons we were being asked to fill. Most were not suitable for helium and would never last the duration of an event.

Here’s a few points to remember when hiring us as your balloon decorator:

1. Creative Decorations are fully trained and insured
2. We do the job for you, allowing you more time to get ready for your event

3. Our balloons are QUALITY and will last the duration of your event and beyond!

Remember cheap is not always best

Until next time,
Helen

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Letter Balloons

 Letter Balloons

Letter balloons are becoming increasingly popular bringing that ‘WOW’ factor and talking point to any event. These letter balloons are all over our Pinterest and Instagram feeds right now, and we’re not complaining! This trend is so fun and perfect for all occasions.

They are perfect for everything from baby showers and weddings to company events/exhibitions, birthdays and more even school proms! There are  a variety of different colours, even the new on trend Rose gold!

We offer two different sizes of letter balloons;

Hoop with Letter Balloons

Large 34″ which are helium filled and can be put in an arch or on individual weights. These foil balloons will float with helium for several days.


The smaller 16″ are proving to be very popular also. They can only be air filled and need to be hung up as they cannot float, adding them to a hoop just adds something a bit different.

Here are some cool ways you can use our funky letter balloons to spell it out

Engagement Letter Balloons

1. Birthdays! Rather than having the number 1, spell out ONE for your little darling or have their names up in helium!


2. Engagements! LOVE in huge letters is always a hit, or simply ENGAGED is bound to get everyone at the party talking.

Mr & Mrs Letter Balloons

3. Wedding Day! Mr & Mrs looks fab, you can even have balloons above the cake or as a backdrop to the dance floor.

Baby Letter Balloons


4. Baby showers! The words BOY or GIRL looks great, or even BABY. Someone recently had BORN TO BE WILD! Get creative!

So next time you’re looking for a fun and unique addition to your party or event, why not consider our letter balloons?

Until next time,

Helen