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!

 

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.

Swimming Pool

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!!!

Strictly Come Dancing for BBC

Back in October 2014, while painting our daughter’s bedroom, we had a phonecall from the BBC!  It turns out that they wanted some balloons for Saturday’s show and we had been recommended to them from one of the technicians who worked on ITV’s Keep It In The Family which had recently filmed.  The brief was explained to us, they had very specific requirements and knew exactly what it was they wanted for the show.  Now, Sara is a HUGE Strictly fan so there was no doubt who was going to travel to do this job!!  The only downside was she would be travelling on the Thursday, doing the build and returning on the same day so sadly, no dancers would be there.

Thursday arrived, Sara was up at the crack of dawn with no problem!  She caught the train to London Kings Cross, travelled across London to Elstree Studios.

At this point, Sara takes over the story.  At the security gate, I gave my details and was directed towards the studio.

Elstree Studios

Elstree Studios

Now, the George Lucas sound stage is a fair walk away from the security gate but I thought I had missed it.  I hadn’t.  I asked for directions and was taken to the studio.  It was a massive building which I can only describe as a  ‘big tin shed’ like building!!  I was greeted by security and shown into the building.  It was immediately sparkly and as I walked through another door, I was straight onto the Strictly Dance Floor.  It was very surreal.  Inside I was screaming with excitement, but had to remain professional at all times.  I was to inflate and build the clouds on the stage where the band are located!!  I just had to get on with the job.  The crew were playing around with lighting ideas for Saturday’s show while I was inflating and I found myself talking to myself about how pretty the lighting was and telling the crew what I thought too!.  The crew were fab!!  After an hour I had finished building.  I showed the crew how to replace a balloon if one should pop and also put rigging points in ready for them to rig the balloons later that day.  The creative director came to chat with me about the possibility of providing balloons for the Strictly Special in Blackpool and whether it would be possible to do something like the picture she showed me.  Of course we can (again screaming with excitement inside!).  That it was, I was done.  However I couldn’t help myself from asking if I could take some pictures sat at the Judges desk.  Now I said before that the crew were fab and they really were!!  I said at Darcey’s place.

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Sara in Darcey’s space

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The finished clouds for Kevin and Frankie’s dance

I left with a very big smile on my face after a fab but very tiring day – headed home to celebrate my parents Diamond Wedding Anniversary.

On the Saturday night we watched nervously but the balloons looked fab!

A couple of weeks went by and that we got a phone call from them to say that they wanted us to do the special in Blackpool.  Again they had very specific ideas of what they wanted and it involved very big balloons!  This time we would both be going and it would be on the Friday of rehearsals!!

Set off early on the Friday to arrive at Blackpool Tower for just after 9.00a.m.  Parked on the front of the Tower (with the help of some very friendly Traffic Wardens!)  We set up and set about inflating.  The first job was balloons for Anton and Judy’s dance.  Very simple for very effective balloons.   This time we actually got to go on set and help rig the balloons.  It was quite nice because we knew some of the crew as they had worked on Keep It In The Family, so hugs all round!!

That job done so it was time for lunch.  We were told we could help ourselves from the catering facilities.  So we sat down for lunch in amongst all the stars.  Now Sara’s favourite dancer is Brendan Cole who we hadn’t seen all day.  Lunch finished, we were clearing away our plates, Sara put down her plate, turned around, and ran straight into him!  She couldn’t say anything, just made a stupid noise and walked off!!   Anton and Judy were doing interviews and they were doing them next to where we were working.  They were both so lovely and friendly, as was everyone else.

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Sara with Anton

So on to the next job, inflating the big bouquets of balloons.  This took a while to do.  They were massive bouquets.

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Mike against some of the bouquets

They wanted to place a single bouquet on set to get an idea of how they would look and whether or not they would actually need more bouquets than they had anticipated.  Now to carry a bouquet down to the studio, we had two flights of stairs to go do and in through a narrow doorway (just about made it through the door)!  We showed the crew how to move them when it was time for the show.  Job done we left very happy.

So Anton and Judy’s dance looked fab and the picture of them with our balloons was used in most of the national newspapers!  This was the picture!

 

Strictly Come Dancing Blackpool

Anton du Beke and Judy Murray

The big balloon bouquets were used for the group dance on the Sunday.  Sadly some of the balloons did not make it in one piece to the studio but they still looked fab!

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Group Dance Blackpool

Strictly Come Dancing

Group Dance Blackpool

We loved doing these balloons, especially Sara, it was like a dream come true for her!

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.

 

It’s Snowing at Venue Cymru

Well yesterday was a fun day at Venue Cymru.

We installed 12 Giant snow flakes 8 mini snow flakes and 2 balloon sculptures.  All will be available to view through December during Panto.

We did the sculpture build at our balloon shop in Rhyl then moved them in pieces to Llandudno.  The Snowflakes where built on site due to size.

Here is a sneak preview.

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To see more of our sculpture work visit either www.foreveryoccasion.co.uk or www.facebook.com/foreveryoccasion

 

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For Every Occasion Balloon Artists Ltd are a North Wales company providing:

  • Balloon Deliveries
  • Balloon Decor
  • Wedding Decor
  • Christening Decor
  • Birthdays Parties
  • Corporate Functions
  • Product Launches
  • Balloon Twisting

Our balloon twisting has been a big hit this year with our corporate clients.  We can keep children occupied whilst their parents spend time looking at your products and purchasing.

The Famous Balloon Twisting Suit

The Famous Balloon Twisting Suit

Don’t forget we also have a huge range of personalised gifts available on our sister website www.personalisethem.com