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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
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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.

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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

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Halloween fun with Creative Decorations

Halloween Fun with Creative Decorations

With Halloween quickly approaching you’re probably looking for a few scary party ideas that’ll really help things get spooky. Creative Decorations can help! Halloween is the perfect time to really let your creative juices flow. If you have already got your scary Halloween outfit organised, chosen the spooky nail art you’re going to have and picked out the recipes you’re going to bake for the big day, then there’s only one thing left to do; organise your Halloween Party! Here are a few good ideas for some scary activities you can plan for your upcoming Halloween party.

1.Grab the Ouija Board!

Back when you were younger, there’s a good chance that you were curious about the Ouija board, especially because your parents were usually against it! This is a fun party game that can easily get a little bit spooky, depending on the crowd you invite over (or the spirits that are hanging out in your house).

2. Crack open the scary story book

You don’t need to illuminate your face with a flashlight, but you can still make your stories spooky. A good place to look is on the internet. Most of them are fictional and some are so ghoulishly good that you’ll be up all night!

3.Make some spooky Halloween treats

There are so many recipes out there. Have a look on the internet for tips and keep it simple! Biscuit ghosts, grape eyeballs, blood punch and spider pop cakes are all fun and easy to make.

4.Grab your favourite scary movies

One of my favourite parts of Halloween are the scary films! With so many to pick from, why not have a scary movie marathon. Psycho, Halloween, Scream, Paranormal Activity and The Shining are some of my favourites to get your hearts racing!

5. Play Pandora’s Box

Fill four shoeboxes, one with something unpleasant (like ice, or sandpaper) one with something creepy (plastic spiders or vampire teeth), one with something gross (worms, or spaghetti) and one with something nice (perhaps feathers or marshmallows). Get your friends to dig in to each box and watch them squirm!

6. Adult Hide and Seek

This might be seen as another children’s game, but you know what? Hide and seek can get kind of creepy. Especially if you’ve got a lot of decent places in your home to hide. Make the house pitch dark and let someone try to find the rest of the gang.

7. Murder Mystery Evening

Grab a murder mystery game, there are loads available for you to play at home and available for all party sizes. Get everyone to dress up and your friends will be talking about your party for years to come.

Creative Decorations can supply the following for your party:

• Balloon Decorations

Make your house spooky with our balloon arches for selfies/front of house or mini witches!

• Sweets

Of any kind, in cones or cups! Give your guests a fright with our frightfully tasty sweet hands!

Halloween Balloons and sweets

Until next time,


Helen