Happy Birthday if it’s yours today, just been or coming up soon!
Approximately 170 balloons were used to make this cupcake balloon sculpture and some time.
This has been my big practice project this week working with a method to make the round layers, a technique I’ve only used once before when making the handles for balloon scissors for Ambiance Salons.
There’s no frame in this cupcake, it’s all held together with ribbon.
My next project is going to be something much smaller but equally creative!
We loved taking part in One Million Bubbles today, read the press release below for more information:
Nothing brings smiles to people’s faces like balloons do, and the professional balloon decorating and entertainment industry wants to help people find their smiles and joy during this challenging and frightening time we have entered.
On Thursday, March 26, 2020, over 200 balloon artists from around the world are going to participate in “One Million Bubbles of Joy”. The intent is for the professional balloon industry to share their talents and skills that day to help bring happiness to as many lives as they can and remind the world that there is hope and kindness still out there as they face the new realities of COVID-19.
“With all the fear and uncertainty going on in the world right now, I felt like we had to do something,” said Steven Jones, project leader of Balloon Designers in Seattle, Washington. “Balloons make people happy in ways nothing else does, so if working balloon professionals cannot make people smile right now, who really can?”
Artists will be participating in a variety of ways:
Balloon professionals are encouraged to create something artsy and fun either in their yards at home or in a public place, but convey the message of “Be Safe Be Kind”.
Other artists working from home will be broadcasting live on social media conducting live Q&A sessions as they create fun pieces; this will be an excellent opportunity for children stuck at home to learn from these talented and experienced professionals in a unique way like never before.
Because of the #StayHome campaign currently going on, our artists are encouraged not to further complicate the possible spread of COVID-19 by making deliveries to locations other than their homes, places of business or permitted public spaces.
It is our hope that when this is all over, over one million balloons will be used to create ten times as smiles during this scary time for so many around the world.
Despite the strange circumstances we find ourselves in with the Corona Virus, it was a lovely Mother’s Day delivering a variety of bouquets of balloons and personalised bubble balloons with coordinating balloon weights!
This was a special surprise balloon arch for the Brine Leas school sixth form leavers as it was dropped on them suddenly with the covid19 crisis and the schools closing. We had a last minute request for an arch and we offered it up free of charge, leaving school, proms, celebrations of last exam is something this year’s leavers are missing out on and we wanted to help the school out.
Silver clouds hug a rainbow with a personalised blue heart at the peak of the arch and “2020” in silver numbers.
We were in at the gorgeous holliesbarn.co.uk yesterday decorating one of the bedrooms for a romantic birthday retreat!
It was Sophia’s first birthday and christening on Sunday which was celebrated upstairs at Nantwich Civic Hall.
A personalised bubble balloon, cake hoop and table bouquets in ivory, white and pale pink for the celebrations.
A birthday bubble for Jasmine pretty in pinks and rose golds!
We built this gorgeous balloon hoop for the Diva Wedding Fayres event at Crewe Hall. A mix of pinks, grey and silver and wound through with roses, it’s a really beautiful hoop that looked stunning to be used as a backdrop or to use as a photo frame.
I donated this to Charlotte Talbot Photography after the wedding fayre, she’s got some gorgeous images with it, have a look here.
Our baby balloon weight in it’s spotty dress and holding a spotty bubble and baby shower foil balloon is modelled well by the Butler in the Buff!
Some photos of last night’s 40th birthday party at Aroma Nantwich for Clive!
A personalised bubble balloon at the entrance, a black, white, silver and marble demi arch, a personalised cake hoop and some coordinating table bouquets.
A bubble balloon for the birthday boy, Tobias’ first! Super cute with the baby foot print.
Albie’s christening day today with the party held after at The Wheatsheaf Inn Onneley.
Table bouquets in pale blue, ivory and confetti gold. A helium filled gold “A” and a personalised bubble balloon in matching colours.
A bit of a terrible photo snapped on the old phone but a lovely surprise setup for a birthday celebration at Wychwood Park Hotel – managed by Legacy Hotels & Resorts.
Making their stunning debut for Lucy’s birthday bash tonight are our mosaic numbers filled with black and two different golds and edged with fairy lights!
When mum and daughter combined a 30th birthday and christening we were called in for the balloon decor!
Table bouquets in ivory and pink foil hearts with flower balloon weights, a personalised bubble balloon with pink and ivory mini balloons inside and a number extravaganza 30.
A bubble balloon nestled in a bouquet of pearl pink balloons for a family birthday lunch today.
It’s a crazy busy day! We’ve just delivered this personalised hoop for Mermaid mad Millie for her 5th birthday party at home…she loved it!
Thank you to Paper Anchor Designs for cleaning the photo up for us!
More lovely bubble balloons out and about today, this one trimmed with rose gold, baby pink and gold.
A rose gold bubble for Lauren’s 21st birthday.
We were a bit hot off the mark posting this yesterday and it hadn’t been delivered! If you caught a glimpse of it, here it is in full!
A new baby bubble balloon!
It is the first time we’ve used this design incorporating the details of the new arrival including his name, weight, date, time and location.
Welcome to the world baby Freddie!
I’m forever blowing bubbles, Pretty bubbles in the air!
A pretty rose gold bubble for Chez’s birthday at Firenze Nantwich.
A goodbye and good luck gold confetti bubble for Lydia leaving Amy Louise Beauty, Shavington.
It’s the Team Lewis Trust Valentine’s Ball tonight at the Bet 365 Stadium.
Personalised bubbles and columns with toppers to go by the podium.
Have a lovely, successful evening.
We love bubble balloons! Happy Valentine’s Day
Colourful was the request for this birthday bubble!
For a 5th birthday we battled through Storm Ciara to deliver table bouquets, a large pink 5 and these two balloon columns. Topped with Cinderella and Spider-Man with a spider climbing up, the birthday girl loved them.
We’ve been creating some Valentine’s designs and they’re all in our online shop. Some of them can be personalised and if you can’t see what you want, please get in touch!
Liz’s baby shower at home was decorated with this lovely rose gold bubble balloon!
A cheeky monkey with a stuffed belly for a young gentleman’s birthday! Holding a helium filled balloon, he brought a big smile.
Jess’ baby shower at Bench Bistro Bar with helium filled balloon bouquets in dark blue, gold and pearl white.
The guests are greeted with a personalised gold confetti balloon with matching dark blue, gold and white balloons inside.
It was lovely to do Sinead’s gender reveal back in the summer and to be invited to decorate the lounge of The Rising Sun Vaults Crewe for today’s baby shower.
Table bouquets in blue for a boy and personalised bubbles.
Jenna’s 18th birthday at The Mill Hotel and Restaurant in Stone.
5 personalised bouquets with a black, white and rose gold colour scheme with a message for the birthday girl on the foil orbs. Plus a helium filled rose gold 18.
All set for Janet’s 50th birthday round the corner at the The Red Lion at Wybunbury
A personalised bubble balloon, large rose gold numbers and some table top bouquets in rose gold, white and a printed foil.
Birthday bubble for Barry’s Boxing Day Bash.
We were asked to do something fantastic for this Disney reveal helium filled balloon. We decorated the box inside and out, personalised the balloon and finished the box off with a big red ribbon.
Personalised bubble balloons for Christmas!
In Hope House colours the Christmas gifts arch marked the finish for around 300 Santas on the fundraising fun run in Nantwich. It was an amazing turnout on a cold day!
All setup at the Globe Inn, Nantwich for an 18th birthday.
Black, silver and white table bouquets and a large silver 18 decorated the snug.
Greige, rose gold and metallic gold for the bouquets for this joint 13th birthday party – an ultra pretty colour scheme with an added 13 column too.
We were asked to do something extra special for Lydia’s 18th birthday and went all out with this bubble balloon.
Kept exquisitely feminine with rose gold embellishments we personalised the helium filled bubble balloon and added lights to it too.
We decorated the box and added a puff bow too. Extra special is our thing.
Jessie’s 11th birthday balloon went out with pale pink, rose gold and curling ribbons. It was finished off with a personalised message in sparkling rose gold vinyl.
Beautiful and elegant with white and lilac feathers for this helium filled bubble balloon.
For Haig’s birthday at Blonde hair salon we’ve delivered a helium filled bubble balloon with mini rose gold and midnight blue balloons inside and matching ribbon. Loving the colour combination!
We built a festive arch for Alice Charity and their Santa Dash in Hanley Park.
Alice Charity do a huge amount in the local community to support disadvantaged and vulnerable families and we were happy to donate our time to support them.
A Santa on either side and a swirl of red and white balloons to connect the two characters.
We added to the Christmas decor at Signature Financial Services with some jumbo balloon snowflakes, personalised baubles, a candy cane and Christmas gifts.
These are all air filled items which should last longer than helium filled. The great thing about the Signature Financial Services office from a balloon decor point of view is they have a suspended ceiling so balloons can be attached to it with magnets causing no damage to paint and plasterwork.
It’s been a lot of fun doing the Naughty Elf balloons, keep an eye out for them returning next year!
The second annual Merry Mile took place in Crewe’s Queen’s Park organised by the Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity. Our balloon columns for the finish line were sponsored by Alpha Omega Securities.
We worked with NetworkIn‘s corporate colours of teal, white and orange to decorate our backdrop with their logo and wrap it in a matching balloon garland for the festive party. We can customise this backdrop with logos or a message, have a look at our hire items section.
The table centrepieces were simple but elegant with large white balloons with luxury teal and orange ribbon trimmings.
This black and gold balloon arch was built in an hour on tight setup times for Nantwich Town Wolves VIFC black tie ball.
A classic swirl design makes a really great focal and photo point as well as framing the entertainment who were on stage for the event.
Have a look at some of our other balloon arches here.
We were at the North Stafford Hotel in Stoke On Trent bright and early to setup for this joint 40th and 50th birthday party for an aunt and niece duo.
We decorated the tables with balloon bouquets using the Qualatex Elegant Swirls range in black and silver – each bouquet had a numbered foil balloon and two coordinating latex.
We also delivered matching pairs of silver numbers – a 40 and 50.
For Lisa’s 50th birthday we were asked for a pair of bubble balloons in gold with a touch of white. The pair of them look stunning together!
All set for the relaunch celebration at Wychwood Park Hotel – managed by Legacy Hotels & Resorts with our elegant balloon columns marking the entrance and the stairs to the bar.
We didn’t have time to see beyond the lobby and reception area but it’s looking great; a really cosy and welcoming space.
Pretty rose gold large numbers and a personalised star made up Eva’s birthday bouquet.
There was a sleepless night worrying about what to do for Amy Louise Beauty salon’s 4th anniversary celebrations. The salon area is light, bright, very tidy, organised and minimalist and we didn’t want the balloons to clutter that space up.
In the end we suggested to Amy to go with helium filled Anagram Balloons satin star bouquets on the end of each of the beauty stations which kept the light and airy feel but still hi-lighted the celebrations.
For the reception desk for the salon’s 4th anniversary we personalised a helium filled bubble balloon with silver vinyl and added the mini violet balloons inside.
Get in touch via the contact form and tell us more about your event and we can put a quote together for you.
The Naughty Elf balloons are all personalised with your child’s name and decorated in festive reds, golds and greens with three different options to choose from; the Little Rascal, the Troublesome Tyke or the Mischief Maker. We can fit up to 3 Elves in one balloon.
You can collect from me in Wybunbury at CW5 7NA on 29th or 30th November so you’re all ready to go on 1st December.
Order and pay online through our online shop here. If you’ve already got an Elf to be included drop me a message and we will arrange collection.
I’m delighted to be working with three local charities on the balloon arch finish lines for their festive fun runs. I specialise in making each arch different and the great thing about these events is you don’t have to run; dress up, run, jog or walk while being sponsored to help these great causes.
The stunningly beautiful Churches Mansion in Nantwich was the setting for Alex’s prosecco and afternoon tea Baby Shower.
The colour scheme was rose gold and confetti. We delivered two bubble balloons to go either side of the fire place with rose gold, confetti and pearl white latex floor standing bouquets to dress the space.
We also delivered table bouquets in the same arrangements.
Have a look at some of our other Baby Balloon work here.
This was a lovely request to put together using black and gold mini balloons, ribbon and gold vinyl for a great looking bubble balloon for Erica’s birthday.
The bubble balloons are incredibly popular – we can add lights, feathers, mini balloons, ribbons, a vinyl message and make it really unique for the recipient. Have a look here at some of our previous bubble balloons and at our pricing page here.
The Little Paper Shop in Nantwich commissioned us to decorate the front of their new premises for their invited guests preview evening to be followed by their grand opening the next day.
We built an organic demi arch in pearl white and embellished it with flowers and smaller balloons to match their teal, fuchsia pink and grey colour scheme.
It made a real statement on Hospital Street in Nantwich with many people stopping to admire it.
Have a look at some of our other organic work here.
A balloon arch works so well to draw people in to your event plus it makes a great spot for photographs too.
This star point arch was used at the entrance to a ball room leading people in down the red carpet to the drinks reception and dining hall. It’s elegant and tied in with the night’s colour scheme in dark and silvery colours.
Have a look at some of our other Balloon Arches here.
Tasha had her bridal pampering with Amy Louise Beauty in Shavington today.
We delivered this lovely bubble balloon filled with helium and white feathers and added silver ribbons and a message to the bride to be in silver vinyl.
It was the Glitter Ball for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, also known as Dougie Mac, on Friday at the King’s Hall in Stoke on Trent.
We delivered an arch and 10 light up bubble balloons wrapped in fairy lights to the drinks reception area. These looked stunning. Simple but beautiful.
If you were looking for some of these for a wedding or celebration we can always add a message, logo and dates to them.
The third baby shower of the weekend, this one for friends and family at home.
A lovely, baby feet, personalised bubble for mum-to-be Lisa and some accompanying helium filled bouquets to decorate the room and the table.
I do love making these, they are so cute!
Two balloon babies went off the Bulls Head in Alton for a baby shower and each holding three helium filled balloons. These are great party and venue decor, a real talking point.
A setup in pink for this baby shower at Albert’s Corner in Crewe with a pink bear as the centrepiece and some helium filled table bouquets.
A rose gold dominant themed 18th birthday party at the Sydney Arms in Crewe.
A large 18 and table bouquets in rose gold, white and rose gold confetti. A really pretty look in a great venue.
A beautiful gift bubble balloon with Sempertex silver and pastel purple matte inside and all finished off with silver vinyl and ribbon.
TBM booked us for a graduated blue balloon wall for their 10 year anniversary. We went from light blue to dark blue through 5 layers for a backdrop for their photographs and finished it off with some large numbers.
Read the full article on the Nantwich News here.
Great to see my International Balloon Month #LiftUpSomebody get featured in the Stoke Sentinel.
The Cancer Research Pink Tie Ball at the Moat House in Stoke on Trent is a huge event and it was a lovely opportunity to decorate the bar for the event. Two large personalised columns high lighted the entrance and the photographer adopted the helium filled balloon bouquets to use in the backdrop for the photos. A great evening for a great cause.
A joint celebration with a birthday and anniversary was marked with two gorgeous bubble balloons. Both personalised in silver vinyl and with little silver and pearl white balloons inside.
The second #SmileySam in September sat quietly in the corner of the NetworkIn meeting this morning and then our winner, Josie, presented him to Josh as a thank you for making her feel so welcome and and for sorting out his mortgage with her. There were lots of smiles all round, job done! #LiftUpSomebody
We took the opportunity to dress an empty room for Halloween!
Faye’s fabulous 18th birthday # party. The original single pearl arch had 18 alternating rose gold and white balloons but it didn’t quite fit in the intended destination of the window so a couple of balloons were removed and problem solved.
The 40” Grabo Balloons rose gold 18 looks gorgeous, such a beautiful colour.
A busy weekend and this is the first delivery today!
All in rose gold, a “Baby Shower” foil letter banner and balloon bouquets too. It’s such a beautiful colourl
With trademarks and the like we have to be a little bit careful.
This birthday party had a stacked number extravaganza 3 decorated with Frozen orbs showing Elsa and Anna and then a mini Olaf snowman on the opposite shoulder. I only had about 20 minutes to unload and put everything in place so a struggle to snap some good photos so apologies for the quality of these!
It was family fun day at Cronkinson’s Farm in Stapeley near Nantwich today so I decorated my stall in a pirate theme. with a large character, a column, a bubble and a ship at sea.
We party bombed Matt’s desk at KFH Network to celebrate his 40th birthday!
A giant silver 40, lots of ribbons and balloons attached to the ceiling and a garland of balloons along the cubicle divider, it made a real impact!
I turn up with these fully prepared and they take about half an hour to install with banners, confetti and lots of balloons. Get in touch and let me know who and when you want to #partybomb and we will make them smile!
Adding a bit of personalisation to this number stack and that’s my last delivery done for this week. I’m away for the next couple of days, I am picking up messages and will reply when I can.
It was Sue’s 60th Birthday and her husband ordered up this numbered extravaganza along with some bouquets and bubble balloons. All personalised and pretty in a soft pink.
Keep an eye out for more of these, they’re air filled so beat the helium shortage price increases and look amazing!
One of the gorgeous new gold bubble balloons delivered to Amy Louise Beauty for a bridal pampering. There’s a touch of mint green in the wedding so that was incorporated in to the balloon.
I had a great chat with the birthday girl while delivering her fully laden llama balloon bouquet. Apparently having your birthday on a Monday in the school holidays is a good thing as you don’t have to wait until the weekend for your party but unfortunately one of her friends was away on holiday and going to miss it. Made me smile!
Hope Lauren has a lovely afternoon with her friends and family.
A cluster of 4 latex balloons with a llama 18” foil above and topped off with the llama bubble balloon#llamacrazy!
Another of my favourite bubbles for Jen on her birthday. With a mint green and spring lilac mini balloon filling and finished off with silver ribbon and a personalised silver vinyl message.
Grace’s polka dot and pearl teal #bubbleballoon. There’s a lot of different printed bubbles, the polka dots were what was wanted and I added some double stuffed clear polka dot balloons with the pearl teal inside to continue the theme. Personalised with a message to Grace entering her teenage years.
This bubble has gone as a surprise gift for the birthday girl. Sophisticated and elegant, the helium filled bubble balloon had rose gold and gold mini balloons inside. It was finished off with a personal message in gold with a gold satin ribbon.
The brief for this birthday girl’s balloons was that she loved her new fish so the centrepiece was a helium filled supershape fish balloon which was attached to a seaweed island with an octopus climbing over it and air bubbles.
This was accompanied by an air filled mermaid supershape on her own seaweed island. Helium is one of the biggest material costs and I’m happy to suggest different air filled designs to work with your budgets.
I also donated the mermaid tail to this party, seemed pointless to cut it down when there was an Under the Sea event happening!
Kitty’s birthday party was bright and early and princess themed, they will be eternally popular!
This ice princess popped up in a lot of the photos along with a supershape Belle from Beauty of the Beast and some helium balloon table bouquets for delivery to Stapeley, Cheshire.
It’s not the best photo but a gift for a friend expecting a new family member with added mini animals and a personalised touch all in pink.
I built this balloon kit today for a mermaid tail that I saw online. I was curious how it would go together because for less than £15 I can understand why you would be tempted.
I don’t love the finished result, I’d give it a 5.5 out of 10, it’s ok but not to my usual standard. The thing I want to tell you about these kits is there’s no instructions, the first picture shows what’s in the bag. I’ve no idea what the funny plastic tabs or balloon glue are for, not something I’ve ever used before.
The balloons are thin, two of them had holes in, one of them had a damaged neck. I wanted another 18 to 24 balloons to be able to taper the top in better to the tail fins.
This took me a little over an hour to build using an electric balloon inflater which sizes the balloons for me so I get a uniform look. If you’re blowing them up using your mouth or a hand pump it’s going to take a lot longer and then you’ve got to figure out how to size and then fasten them together.
You’re not paying a balloon stylist for the balloons but the time and investment that has gone in to learning these skills.
Since I started, less than a year ago, I’ve been on a dozen different training courses and activities and I’ll continue to keep learning so I’m delivering balloons that you’re delighted with having avoided the worry of trying to figure out how some instructionless kit goes together spending hours on the job!
I have rebuilt this, see below so you can get a better idea of what it should look like .
It was a double birthday celebration yesterday for Martin and Carli so personalised bubble balloons went out. Happy birthdays all round.