Rainbows and Clouds – brightly coloured birthday balloon decorations


When planning child’s birthday celebration, there are many things to consider. Of course one of the first things to consider would be what form the birthday celebration is going to take? Would you or should you go for a quiet evening at home (if you – the parent can get away with it!), a shopping trip – (when they get to a certain age)… Once you have resigned yourself to the reality that you are not going to get away with a quiet evening at home and you know for sure you are having a party, other considerations have to be made. Where is this party taking place? in your living room, your garden (many people are getting away with this even with the UK’s dubious climate) or some other function hall or function room somewhere.

As soon as the party venue has been decided, you can decide whether or not you would like to go for a “themed” party or not. Themed parties are particularly popular especially for children who already know their own favourite colours, TV shows or fictional characters.

A party  “theme” that would hardly ever go out of fashion or favour is the simple use of primary colours or rainbow colours, due mainly to the fact that these bright colours have the inherent ability to brighten up any room. Balloons have that special advantage of adding vibrant colours to a space, instantly filling even the most drably decorated room with fun and life!

Tope Abulude of Ballooninspirations.com; serving Essex, Kent, London and beyond within the UK has had the pleasure of designing party decorations featuring multicoloured  rainbow balloons. One of the more recent of such parties was a birthday party featuring an actual balloon “rainbow” which served as the room focal point, framing the celebrant’s cake table. The guest table decorations comprised small balloon rainbows floating above balloon clouds as shown in the pictures below.


The use of balloons in bright colours (rainbow balloons) for birthday party decorations is especially effective when there is a desire to mask the decor of the function venue. As balloons help to fill up spaces with large blocks of colour, bringing attention to themselves; this attribute was utilised for another birthday party venue recently.

These pictures show varied interpretations of the same theme:- Clients may choose to focus the decorations on creating specific focal points such as the birthday cake table, ceiling decorations (useful when the space has a high ceiling ), the dancefloor, individual table decorations/centrepieces or you can have full room decorations – a “splash” of colour all over the room, creating a unified whole. The colours and the giant “O ”  or ring in the pictures below actually allude to “loom bands” ; a firm favourite with the birthday celebrant.


Room view of corporate party decorations

Room view of corporate party decorations

The New Years Eve party, often termed the biggest party night of the year springs to mind as each year draws to a close. Around the end of the year, almost everyone, young and old begin to explore where and with whom they would like to usher in the New Year.

At Balloon Inspirations, we are able to help you create fantasy filled party decorations which would remain in the minds of  your guests for a long while afterwards, as we design truly spectacular party decor.

Ice themed party table centrepice

In particular, large hotels and function rooms catering for varied clientele on New year’s eve would benefit from our design expertise, utilising a combination of clever lighting incorporated into balloon decorations which would keep your guests enthralled. There are various design elements we can include in your design from the entrance right through to your guest tables, dance floor and even a stage if you have one.

Entrance Archway with a twist – Combination of latex and foil balloons give feel of excitement in the air.

The stage or dance floor treatment can be as elaborate or as simple as desired – depending on the atmosphere or feelings you wish to evoke within the party goers. The choice could therefore be between having fun- filled  bright and cheerful decor (usually using latex balloons and accessories) glamour or even understated luxury.

great for New Years Eve party - Stage decorations

Elaborate Stage balloon decorations

As it is traditional to countdown to the New year, creating a loud “bang” or explosion from part your balloon decorations is very effective. Guests would be caught unawares as to the source of the noise until the balloons and confetti flutter down from where they would have been previously rigged. Exploding balloons are explained further here: EXPLODING BALLOONS.

In addition to exploding balloons, we create other “interactive balloon decorations such as our very popular balloon-stick-men. These are very lightly weighted balloon sculptures which we often place around the dance floor in order to generate a lot of fun for guests as they appear to “move” with the music.

Interactive silver balloon stick men

Interactive silver balloon stick men appear to move to the music

Suitable for New Years eve parties - Drinks bar clad in decor balloons

Suitable for New Years eve parties – Drinks bar clad in decor balloons

The pictures below depict some more of the varied treatments we at Balloon Inspirations are able to give your function venue; depending on the function room space, size and design brief of our Clients.

If you are looking for New Years Eve party decorations that would help bring your celebrations this festive season to the realms of the spectacular, we would love to hear from you! Please contact us at Balloon Inspirations in Essex  on our phone numbers: 01375 396100 or 07956 562543 or by email at:[email protected] and schedule a consultation today!

Shades of pink and lilac with accents of gold formed the design framework for a girl’s Disney princesses themed birthday party decorations.

vegas themed party decorations - entrance archway

vegas themed party decorations – entrance archway

The Class of 2014 graduating from a High School in Essex were treated to Las Vegas themed Prom decorations designed and implemented by Balloon Inspirations – One of the UK’s premium event decorating companies.

True to form,  once the theme and budget were agreed, we set out to design a large balloon wall spanning the entire width of the venue. This wall served the dual purpose of ushering the guests in to the party area as well as creating a distinct separation between the seating/dance floor area  and the bar area. Taking design motifs from the icons of a typical “Vegas” Casino, “Diamonds”, “Spades” and “Hearts” topped the Balloon clusters which served as Table decorations.

Las Vegas Prom decorations - Large Balloon wall incorporating entrance archway

Las Vegas Prom decorations – Large Balloon wall incorporating entrance archway

Vegas themed balloon clusters - Table decorations - Prom decorations

Table decorations – featuring typical Vegas Casino icons…

Continuing the Vegas theme were the bases of the table decor formed to look like oversize playing dice. Large foil balloon dice and playing cards were placed at the base of the archway leading to the seating area.

"Vegas wall" as seen from the other side

Through the archway – Las Vegas styled prom decorations


More photographs of the spectacular Vegas themed prom balloon decorations are shown below:


Balloon snowflakes 3

Balloon snowflakes 3

Christmas party decorations – large balloon “snowflake” sculptures.

As though the fact that Christmas falls in the winter in the Northern hemisphere is not enough, the penchant for creating “wintry” scenes and backdrops for Christmas party decorations does not seem to be lessening.

An effective method that Balloon Inspirations has utilised for filling up large spaces, particularly in rooms with high ceilings is the introduction of Balloon Snowflake sculptures often of varying sizes in order to mimic snowlake occurence in nature. These giant snowflakes are often made up of white and clear round latex balloons with accessories in silver light blue and other popular Christmas colours.

christmas party decorations Wintry Christmas scene - arctic balloon penguins on "Iceberg".

Wintry Christmas scene – arctic balloon penguins on “Iceberg”.

The incorporation of lighting within the decorations additionally enhance the atmosphere of a cold wintry evening where appropriate while other decoration elements such as lit balloon Christmas trees, lit balloon parcels and balloon table decorations all contribute to the general “Christmassy” ambiance of the party room.



Fire and Ice themed party decorations

Fire and Ice themed balloon party decorations – overview:

‘Tope Abulude from Balloon Inspirations was awarded the pleasure of creating the designs for table centerpieces at the Grand Gala night of the 2014 World Balloon Convention in Denver USA. As the theme was “fire and Ice”, two centerpieces were designed, each depicting Fire and Ice respectively and replicated multiple times to fill up the room .

As far as the centrepieces were concerned, no attempt was made to mask the inherent dichotomy of the subjects and the very large room was very visible and deliberately divided into two with a large central aisle separating Fire from Ice, just as these two elements could not coexist for a great length of time in the natural world. The individual fire and ice themed balloon party decorations table centrepieces were designed around shimmering foil balloons and high quality accessories.  These were further enhanced by the clever use of lighting to create a truly spectacular atmosphere within the Ball room.

View down the aisle - Fire and Ice themed party decorations

View down the aisle – Fire and Ice themed balloon party decorations

View down the aisle – “Fire” and “Ice”
This party theme is very well suited to several party celebrations and can either be made even more elaborate or toned down to serve different budgets or price points. When thinking of Christmas party decorations, “Fire and Ice” themed balloon party decorations from Balloon Inspirations would create a truly stunning atmosphere for a Corporate Christmas party.

If looking for Christmas party decorations ideas, an option might be to concentrate on the “Ice” party decorations for “Winter-wonderland”, Christmas or indeed “Frozen” themed party decor.

The pictures detailed below give an overview of the table decorations for the “Fire and Ice ” themed party in Denver USA.


*Room decor visible in the pictures was designed by Akane Shibata.

Alice in wonderland themed party decorations: Croquet lawn emphasised here…

jungle themed party decorations

jungle themed party decorations

Children’s birthday parties provide fun environments for the children, their friends and parents to really let their hair down. At Balloon Inspirations, we have noticed a rising interest in having “Jungle themed” birthday party celebrations for both boys and girls who are interested in the natural world.

At the Jungle themed birthday party featured here, the venue with large windows overlooking trees and fields provided a great backdrop for the balloon decorations utilised. Various shades of green balloons were used to capture a sense of the natural colours of forests, while individual animal balloons as well as animal print balloons also tie well together. Balloon flowers and balloon monkeys swinging in the “trees” all help bring the decorations to a human scale.

More children’s themed birthday party balloon decorations from Balloon Inspirations:

childrens party decorations -minnie mouse-014


White Christmas balloon decorations

White Christmas balloon decorations

Undoubtedly, a large part of the year 2014 is spent as we move to the last quarter of the year, the colder nights draw in and our thoughts are drawn towards the great flurry of activity that would soon usher in that party season of the year – Christmas.

Over the years at Balloon Inspirations, we have had the very special privilege of participating in the preparation of these Seasonal parties; catering for individuals, faith groups, communities, event organisers as well as company marketing executives all intent on setting the best backdrop for their individual celebrations.

Whatever the final atmosphere or ” feel” our Clients wish to achieve for their Christmas party, we are able to utilise the extremely versatile medium of Balloons and associated accessories to create decor that “wows” their guests all the time. From formal to playful and light, monochrome to bright and colourful; clever use of balloon decor dictates the ambience of a room.

Somewhere in Essex, UK, the same marquee hosts Christmas party revellers year after year.

The photos below show some of the different ways Balloon Inspirations has treated the same party venue; easily showcasing the versatility of Balloon decorations from Balloon Inspirations.

Christmas party decorations

Several Santa Claus “representatives” in a Christmas party Marquee

The same marquee now looks like a magical winter wonderland

The same marquee now looks like a magical winter wonderland

Corporate Christmas party decorations - shared venue

Corporate Christmas party decorations within a shared venue


As this post is being written, a casual glance through the windows in addition to the definite “nip” in the air confirms this writer’s suspicions – Summer 2014 is definitely on it’s way to the realms of fond memories… Reminisce about those lovely and bright summer mornings in the not-too-distant past as you plan your next birthday party. In reality however, you need not wait for the summer months to have a garden party as the delights of modern technology means access to heating and electricity is instant even when partying alfresco.

If you are fortunate enough to be able to lay claim to some outdoor space around your home, you could, with some planning and our help at Balloon Inspirations transform your garden into a fantasy world.

As the game world of Minecraft is very large and varied, particular attention was placed on the use of colour as well as easily recognisable motifs in order to tie -in the various décor elements together.

Minecraft themed boys birthday party decorations
colours and game motifs allude to the world of minecraft games
Tall balloon arches and columns towering above the guests create the illusion of a ceiling even beneath the bright skies.

Minecraft games themed party decorations


You can also view some more children’s themed birthday party balloon decorations from Balloon Inspirations by clicking the following links:

Rainbows and clouds - themed party decorations