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Winter wonderland in the tropics!!!

Happy Santa - Christmas party decorations

Happy Santa – Christmas party decorations

“A Winter Wonderland ” in the Tropics ? was the response everyone informed about the party theme for a Children’s Christmas party held in Lagos, Nigeria not so long ago…

The conundrum presented by the sweltering December weather along with the theme’s allusion to the coldest season of the year in more temperate climates was a relished challenge for the designer at Balloon Inspirations. The party was held in a large party venue, framed with off -white textile swags, enhancing the transformation into a winter wonderland.

giant balloon snowmen and angels

giant balloon snowmen and angels

Silver foil balloons sculpted into large “disco” balls were hung around the ceilings along with balloon star-bursts to help fill the large space.

Balloon star bursts and disco balls ceiling decorations

Balloon star bursts and disco balls ceiling decorations

Additionally, large balloon sculptures of welcoming snowmen and angels ushered in the children to the party, complemented by small table centrepieces of balloon snowmen.

Balloon "Disco Balls" form part of the ceiling decorations

Balloon “Disco Balls” form part of the ceiling decorations

Balloon “Disco Balls” form part of the ceiling decorations
Santa’s grotto fully epitomised the “winter wonderland” theme with the predominantly white balloon décor, silver tinsel and artificial snow.

Decorating for Royalty…

patriotic colours blue white and red balloons frame the entrance door

blue white and red balloons in atwo columns frame the entrance door

Royal Wedding Party decorations:

Well, with the Royal Wedding hitting the whole of the UK, thanks, in part to the extra Bank Holiday this month, celebration fever has hit almost the entire populace.

Street parties are being planned up and down the UK, though possibly not quite on the same scale as the Lady Di and Prince Charles Wedding all those decades ago.

Rather than having a full street party, (due in part to the hassle of getting permissions for street closures) a large number of people are taking advantage of the good weather  and extra holiday to plan garden parties and join in the revelry of the crown prince and his future Bride.

In addition to the traditional flags, banners and bunting which are strewn across lawns,  balloons make a statement which says “Time to party”! like no other medium can. It is relatively easy to transform your garden or even your front room  into a patriotic and fun venue for your party.  This get you firmly in the mood to toast the newly weds with style, or if you are not a royalist, just celebrate anyway!

Right from the street, a large bunch of blue, red and white balloons could greet your guests, assuring them they’ve found the right place! Then, depending on how large your front garden is, you could have small balloon columns leading up to your front door.

Helium filled balloons with ribbon streamers as used here:

Balloon party decorations - Ceiling decor

Ceiling filled with helium-filled balloons and streamers.

make for really effective ceiling/indoor décor and would instantly transform your Lounge into a fun party venue.

If you really wish to splash out and have the space to do it in, BalloonInspirations.com could create a balloon wall in the form of the Union Jack – a great backdrop for any party

Balloon Wall with Company Logo

The Balloon wall creates a great backdrop for any party, while making a statement!

Anyway, whichever way you choose to celebrate with family and friends this long weekend; glued to your TV or basking in the sun, do have a great time!

Christmas decorations – White Christmas 1

Winter wonderland theme - Balloon trees make great table centrepieces

Balloon trees make great table centrepieces

It was definitely a White Christmas at a Corporate Christmas party held in South Essex in the UK recently.

Balloon arches in white and silver spanned the dance floor, anchored on large, white balloon Christmas trees which were topped by large foil stars.

Table centrepieces comprised small, white balloon Christmas trees on each table. The table centrepieces were lit to cast a bright blue glow and topped with a reflective silver foil star balloon. Balloon star bursts and other festive ceiling decorations helped to “suspend ” the high ceiling to create a more intimate scale.

The balloon colours and lighting, complemented by the furnishings carried the theme through the entire room and was further buttressed by the choice of scenery décor strategically placed around the room.

Christmas decorations – Toy Soldiers

Balloon sculptures featuring Toy soldiers

Balloon Sculptures in the form of Toy Soldiers guarded the entrance to the mini- Santa’s grotto at a Christmas party held in Essex in the UK recently. These balloon “Toy Soldier ” sculptures were loosely based on the army of soldiers from the Nutcracker Story which have been a staple feature of both residential and commercial Christmas decorations for a very long time.

A single balloon arch in the traditional Christmas colours of green and red spanned the lively and festive coloured toy soldiers balloon sculptures to delight the party goers while various balloon decorations, including large (jumbo) balloons hung from the ceiling to complete the festive look.

Christmas decorations – Santa Claus

Santa Claus balloon sculpture

Father Christmas balloon sculpture

For Christmas party decorations, balloon sculptures create immediate impact as they easily capture the hearts of the themes they are alluding to. Christmas decoration props and elements such as Christmas trees, wreaths, Santa Claus sculptures and lots more can be created entirely of balloons (with small accents of other materials).

We have over the years created several versions of this jolly seasonal figure and the images below show many of our Christmas balloon sculptures of Santa Claus:

Christmas decorations – Balloon Tree

Winter wonderland decorations 1

Balloon Christmas tree and sculptures

Winter wonderland Christmas party themes – Balloon Snowman sculpture and small angels with balloon candles.

Creating Winter Wonderland themed decorations for a Children’s Christmas requires the inclusion of several elements which together create the sort of fantasy atmosphere that children would enjoy. For the Christmas party (Winter Wonderland) created here, white balloons with some silver balloons were used to create pathways, balloon sculptures such as : Christmas trees, snowmen, angels, lampposts and lots more. The clever use of lighting and effects as well as props all helped to transform the large venue into a truly magical winter wonderland.

More balloon Christmas trees are shown in the images below:

Christmas decor Large Maquee

White and Silver Balloon Christmas tree and glowing table decorations.

White and Silver Balloon Christmas tree and glowing table decorations.

A large marquee was the preferred venue for this Company Christmas party. Clear balloons stuffed with white balloons created the 7 foot tall Christmas trees while miniature balloon christmas trees made elegant table centrepieces. The table centrepieces were lit internally, creating a blue whimsical glow on each of the guest tables while silver and white balloons were hung from the ceiling completing the overall design.

White and Silver Balloon Christmas tree and glowing table decorations.

Ostrich feathers

Ostrich feathers centrepieces

Ostrich feathers centrepieces – Corporate christmas party decorations in marquee

Ostrich feathers integrated with balloons formed the table centrepieces for this Corporate christmas party in a marquee in central London.

Alternate tables had centrepieces created entirely of balloons in different forms and shapes tied together