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Queen’s 90th Birthday Balloon Decor

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

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!!!

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.

 

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.

Swirl Arch
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.

 

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.