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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
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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
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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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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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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

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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

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Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday – Time to Think Outside of the (Chocolate) Box!

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and for a lot of us, it’s hard to think of something that really says “thank you” to our mothers. Below, we have created a short summary on everything you need to know about Mother’s Day to give you a helping hand.

When is Mother’s Day?
Mothering Sunday is a day to honour and spoil your mother, step-mother, grandmother or carer and show them how much they are appreciated.

What’s the History behind Mother’s Day in the UK?
Mothering Sunday is believed to have evolved from the 16th century practice of visiting one’s mother church each year. Every Sunday, churchgoers used to worship their nearest parish, known as a daughter church. It was considered important for people to return to their home or ‘mother’ church once a year, so each year in the middle of Lent, everyone would visit their ‘mother’ church – the main church or cathedral of the area.
This also became a time for families to reunite. It is believed that the tradition of children picking flowers along the way to take home led to the tradition of giving presents to mums.
This has now evolved into a whole day of appreciation for mothers all around the UK.

Traditional Mother’s Day Gifts
Before we get on to our alternatives, what are the traditional Mother’s Day gifts?
1. Flowers. By far the most popular gift. Usually spring flowers such as Daffodils, Tulips and Crocuses.
2. Perfume. A bottle of Ma’s fav fragrance is always a hit.
3. Chocolates. Always a staple; just a standard box of your mum’s fav choccies!
4. Lunch. Taking your mum out for some food is one of the most common things to do on Mother’s Day, with restaurants packed to the rafters and booked up months in advance!

Think Outside the (Chocolate) Box
If, like us, you think flowers are boring and have become the “vanilla” gift for Mother’s Day, then check out our alternative Mother’s Day gift suggestions:

1. Sweet Tree. Unlike flowers that last a week (if you’re lucky!), why not buy a sweet tree! “What’s a sweet tree?” I hear you ask. Well, it’s a collection of goodies in the shape of a tree, designed to satisfy every mother’s sweet tooth (and we ALL have one!) and… it will last!
2. Personalised Balloons. We’re not talking normal, run of the mill balloons. We’re talking big, colourful, personalised balloons!
3. Chocolate Bouquets. All your mums favourite chocolates put together, much better than just a normal box of chocolates.

If you want to show those awesome ladies in your life that you really care, why not opt for one of our alternative gifts. They won’t disappoint and I’m sure any one receiving them will be thankful that you thought of something different.

Do you know someone who would be interested in our choice of Mother’s Day goodies? Please feel free to share our article and let others enjoy. For more information on our products & services, please call us on 01582 513745 or email info@creativedecorations.co.uk

Until next time,

Helen