It’s All About Number Balloons!

We are doing more and more milestone birthdays and anniversaries at the moment which is absolutely fantastic.  We are getting requests for decor incorporating the foil number balloons on a daily basis.  We wanted to show you a snippet of what can be achieved using those numbers rather than just having them inflated and put on a weight.

One of our bestselling designs is the ‘Fab & Funky Number’ displays with both the supersize numbers and the mini numbers.  The supersize numbers currently are available in silver, pink, blue and black so there is something to suit everyone and each one of those colours can be combined with other colours to compliment your event.  The mini numbers are currently readily available in silver but other colours are available to pre-order.

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Supersize Fab & Funky Numbers

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Supersize Fab & Funky Numbers

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Supersize & Mini Fab & Funky Numbers

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Supersize Fab & Funky Numbers

We can also create characters from Number balloons – again both big and small and also themed pieces which can personalised to suit your theme.

 

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Supersize Number Character Personalised Display

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One of our most popular supersize number displays – Minecraft

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Pirate themed and personalised supersize number display

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Seasonal supersize number display

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Mini Number Character Display

Another variety of displays is using a pole and display – both large numbers and mini numbers can create stunning decor pieces.

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Supersize Number Balloon on a pole and base with Sparklelites added.

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Mini Number Display on a pole and base with Sparklelites added

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Mini Number display on a pole and base

Another popular decor piece with the numbers is freestanding columns.  Again these can be done in colours to suit your event and they stand approximately 5ft tall.  This is one of my favourite colour combinations that we did recently.

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Freestanding Balloon Number Columns

Moving onwards from there – we can provide you with framed number sculptures.  Yet again they are available in any colours with or without lights!  They are very, very pretty.

 

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A framed number 1 balloon sculpture

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A framed number 8 balloon sculpture

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A framed number 16 balloon sculpture with lights added

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Completely frames and free standing.

And finally for today, one more idea – a completely frameless, freestanding 5ft balloon number sculpture available in numerous colours!  Very simple and very pretty balloon decor.

The possibilities are endless and we have just given you a few ideas to set your imagination running!  If you have an idea or a theme – just pop in and have a chat and we will discuss your requirements in more detail and work towards an affordable but stunning solution.

Remember, we are not just about balloons on a string!

 

Queen’s 90th Birthday Balloon Decor

So, just in case you missed it (not sure how though!) our beloved Queen celebrated her 90th Birthday on April 21st 2016  and the celebrations continue throughout May and June.  We know that a lot of places across the UK are planning street parties or other celebrations to mark the occasion, so we thought we would give you some ideas on how to spruce up your very own Royal Celebration with your very own Queen’s 90th Birthday Balloon Decor.

 

Happy Birthday

Happy 90th Birthday Your Majesty!

 

Your celebration decor doesn’t have to even mention the Queen’s actual birthday.  You can celebrate using the United Kingdom colours of red, white and blue.  Nothing is more eye-catching than these colours being used together.

If you’re a business you can celebrate too.  Nothing attracts attention to a shop or business premises like a balloon arch or display.  Balloons signify that something special is happening and people are naturally curious to find out what it is and so they will come and have a look.  An easy way to attract new custom.

For the Queen’s Jubilee a few years back, in conjunction with the White Rose Centre in Rhyl, we did a stunning display.  We inflated the balloons and constructed the pieces in full view of the public.  The attention it attracted was brilliant and people were coming back throughout the day to see how we were progressing.  Now Mike and I can both talk for Britain so it took us a lot longer than it should have done but nevertheless, it attracted attention which was the whole point.  Here’s what we built in the White Rose Centre.

Queens Birthday Celebrations

The Build Progress and Finished items

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Union Jack Flag for the Queen's Jubilee/Birthday

The Finished Union Jack Flag

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The Union Jack Flag hung in place for the Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations

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Sara working in the next piece

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The Finished Piece

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Both pieces finished, hung and on display

 

So far as those wanting street parties or such like, decor is also possible for those events too!  Here’s some outdoor decor we did for a street party for the Jubilee.  It looked fantastic!!

 

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Outdoor decor for a street party which looked amazing.

 

Want to attract people to you business but still in keeping with the celebrations – that’s easy – have a look at these very effective arches, showroom displays and outdoor displays.  Car Showrooms are a great example of how to brighten up a space – happy people mean they will spend money!!

jubilee balloon decor showroom starpoint wall

 

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So you see, balloons are very, very versatile and can be turned into stunning displays or decor – not just a balloon on a string!!!

So, if you’re planning a party of any sort,  an event or even if you want to attract more people to your business, give us a call and we can help you out!!

Winter Wonderland on Water

We were approached by a client, one of our local holiday parks, to decorate their end of season party.  The theme was winter wonderland.  Not a problem…. but then they dropped the bombshell, it’s around a swimming pool.

Mike went to do a site visit and meet the client and made a few suggestions.  It was a limited budget but the table decor was candles so we only had to decorate the pool.

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Swimming Pool before the decor

We put together a proposal and the client loved our ideas.  Here are a few pictures of our Winter Wonderland on water.

Pool Decor with Super Size Balloon Lites

Pool Decor with Super Size Balloon Lites

Pool Decor with Super Size Balloon Lites

Pool Decor with Super Size Balloon Lites

Pool Decor with Super Size Balloon Lites

Pool Decor with Super Size Balloon Lites

 

Pool Decor with Super Size Balloon Lites

Pool Decor with Super Size Balloon Lites

Pool Decor with Super Size Balloon Lites

Pool Decor with Super Size Balloon Lites

Pool Decor with Super Size Balloon Lites

Pool Decor with Super Size Balloon Lites

Pool Decor with Super Size Balloon Lites

Pool Decor with Super Size Balloon Lites

Pool Decor with Super Size Balloon Lites

Pool Decor with Super Size Balloon Lites

Pool Decor with Super Size Balloon Lites

Pool Decor with Super Size Balloon Lites

The client was absolutely delighted with the final outcome and, even though we say so ourselves, it looked absolutely stunning!  We’ve always wanted to do pool decor but living in North Wales, there really isn’t much call for it like there is in Florida!!!

BACI 2014

Once again this year Mike went out to Italy to provide decor and pass on his knowledge to delegates from many nationalities at the Balloon Arts Convention Italy, BACI 2014.  This year he again worked with Matt Lewis CBA of Matthew Lewis Displays, Coventry and Dominic Casidy CBA of All Things Fun, Horden.

This year the event was moved from its normal venue of Florence to the Town of Patti on the beautiful Island of Sicily.

The venue for the week was the Simenzaru Wild Village Holiday complex.  The venue was directly on the beach, very open to the Mediterranean strong winds and of course extreme heat.

Our brief was to create fun Jungle and Tropical decor.

Day one saw us working in a Marquee in Patti Marina creating the entrance decor for the Large Sculpture competition.  We used a mixture of Palm Trees printed balloons and Monkeys to create a fun entrance.

Marquee Entrance BACI 2014

Marquee Entrance BACI 2014

Marquee Entrance BACI 2014

Marquee Entrance BACI 2014

We now had 2 days to fight the wind and create decor that would move in the wind but still look good.  We used lots of Aeropoles for arches.

Opening Decor BACI 2014

Opening Decor BACI 2014

Opening Decor BACI 2014

Opening Decor BACI 2014

Opening Decor BACI 2014

Opening Decor BACI 2014

Cactus’s made from Quick Link Balloons are great fun.

Cactus

Cactus

Next we needed to include the jungle animal element but it mud withstand the wind.  I think our solution proved it worked great.  Our moving Animal Pillars known as windy’s worked a treat.  These are available to order from For Every Occasion now.

Tiger Windy

Tiger Windy

Giraffe Windy

Giraffe Windy

Windy's on the Beach

Windy’s on the Beach

Our next task was to decorate the street in Patti Marina for an evening festival.  We wanted to create colour that would move and have impact.  Our Balloon Fireworks were perfect for the job, how ever putting a ladder in the middle of a road with cars travelling down either side was a challenge.

Balloon Fireworks

Balloon Fireworks

Balloon Fireworks

Balloon Fireworks

We now turned our attention to the final night party.  Once again our biggest challenge was the wind.  Table centres had to be pinned to the tables decor had to move and it needed to be fun.  We once again used the Aeropole arch system this time with balloon fireworks.  2 balloon walls using Zebra print and personalised balloons where created for the stage and a sunny Jungle entrance was created.

Giraffe Centre Piece BACI 2014

Giraffe Centre Piece BACI 2014

Monkey Centre Piece BACI 2014

Monkey Centre Piece BACI 2014

Tiger Centre Piece BACI 2014

Tiger Centre Piece BACI 2014

Aeropole Fireworks

Aeropole Fireworks

Stage Balloon Walls BACI 2014

Stage Balloon Walls BACI 2014

Stage Balloon Walls BACI 2014

Stage Balloon Walls BACI 2014

Stage Balloon Walls BACI 2014

Stage Balloon Walls BACI 2014

Sunny Entrance

Sunny Entrance

Another fantastic event in Italy.  Outdoor decor can be provided in high winds and extreme heat.  It’s a challenge but we can do it.

 

Silverstone 2014 Lewis Hamilton

Once again this year we were asked by Matt Lewis of Matthew Lewis Displays in Coventry to assist with the decor for the Silverstone Racing Club Marquee at the British Grand Prix.

Now being huge F1 fans Sara and I made ourselves available for the event.  After seeing the pictures of our large sculpture of the red arrows at the World Balloon Convention, the client asked if we could do something special to celebrate 50 years of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.  They asked if we could create Lewis Hamilton’s AMG Petronas Mercedes W05 car.

We created a 2/3 scale replica completely from balloons.

 

Brooklands and Luffield from the Silverstone Racing Club

Brooklands and Luffield from the Silverstone Racing Club

 

W05 on the ground

W05 on the ground

AMG Mercedes WO5

Lewis Hamiltons Car 2014 AMG Mercedes WO5

Lewis Hamiltons Car 2014 AMG Mercedes WO5

Lewis Hamiltons Car 2014 AMG Mercedes WO5

#keepfightingmichael

#keepfightingmichael

GP3 Driver Nelson Mason

GP3 Driver Nelson Mason

TV pundit and racing driver Karun Chandhok

TV pundit and racing driver Karun Chandhok

Son of James Hunt, Freddie Hunt

Son of James Hunt, Freddie Hunt

F1 Racing Legend Derek Warwick

F1 Racing Legend Derek Warwick

A fantastic weekend and even better with Lewis winning.

 

More Arch Work

This weekend once again we took out our Aeropole system.  The Arches look great as an entrance to a shop or any event.

We are doing More Arch Work since we bought our Aeropole system.  The fact it stands up to our strange weather here makes such a difference.

Here are a few pictures of it from the weekend.

 

Funky Swirl Balloon Arch

The Task

So we had a booking recently for a basic swirl balloon arch.  Nothing too technical.  It had to go outside for a Pub refurbishment.  It was to look something like this.

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Simple Swirl Arch

The stock was ordered.  Ready for the job, it was a last minute job and thats where the problem started.  Due to problems beyond our control the stock which was ordered in time never arrived leaving us with only half the balloons for the project.

The Re-design

So what do you do when your stock has not arrived and you have to set up for the customer at 7:30am on a Saturday morning and it is 5:00pm on Friday night and you only have half the required stock?

You put your thinking caps on and get creative.  We looked at what stock we had and decided to incorporate some Quick-links and 160q’s.

The Funky Swirl Balloon Arch was born

We put the following design together.

Funky Swirl Balloon Arch

Add a touch of Funky to any party

The customer loved the finished design.  This just goes to show how versatile we at For Every Occasion Balloon Artists Ltd can be.

 

Wedding Fun in a Marquee

This Sunday we had the pleasure of decorating a wedding for a lovely couple Louise & Chris.

The venue was the Faenol Fawr Hotel in Bodelwyddan.  We had been asked to highlight 4 key areas at the wedding, the entrance, the cake table, the top table and the dance floor.

By the door. we went for a simple champagne bottle pillar, personalised with a message chosen by the Bride & Groom.

Personalised Champagne Bottle Pillar

Personalised Champagne Bottle Pillar

 

For the Cake Table, we created a very simple string of pearl arch and accented it with our very popular Lootle Bride and Groom characters.

 

String of Pearl Arch

9 Balloon String of Pearl Cake Arch

Bride & Groom Caricature

Lootle Bride and Groom Caricatures

The top table, being one of the main focal points of the wedding day, was decorated using our stunning heart frame.  The use of an ivory heart surrounding a purple heart in the centre and a clear heart around the outside works as a perfect backdrop for the bride and groom whilst sat at the top table.

 

Elegant Heart Frame

Beautiful Backdrop Heart Frame

For the dance floor, the couple wanted a wow factor that was also elegantly stunning and classy.  We surrounded the dance floor with 4 of our elegant pillars.  These were then linked to the centre point of the dance floor to create a beautiful canopy.  In the centre of the canopy we suspended a 3ft exploding balloon that, when remotely detonated by the DJ, showered the happy couple with 100 balloons, perfect for any wedding day.

The Bride & Groom were absolutely delighted with what we had created and couldn’t believe how our balloons transformed the marquee and gave that ‘WOW’ factor which we all seek to create. Great result for us.

 

Dance Floor Canopy

4 Pillar dance floor canopy with 3ft Exploding Balloon

All of the above items are available to order now in our brand new portfolio.  If you would like any more information or prices call us today on 01745 334299

50th Birthday Celebrations

This weekend we had the pleasure of decorating a 50th birthday party. To say the van was full would be an under statement.

Full van

How many balloons can you fit in a van

We started off with a beautiful Champagne bottle entrance arch complete with twinkle lights to give movement in the design.

Entrance Arch with a bit of bubbles and lights

Entrance Arch with a bit of bubbles and lights

To enhance the cake table we added a simple string of pearl arch in rainbow colours.

Cake Arch

Rainbow cake arch

and to finish off 18 of our basic table centres in an amazing array of rainbow colours.

Basic Table Centres

A mix of colours brightens up the room

The client was happy, we loved the look of the room.  Job done and on to the next one.