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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

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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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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

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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

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Air filled balloons

No Helium? No Problem!

Air filled balloon heart

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

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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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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