In yesterday’s blog we spoke about why VIP Balloons joined BAPIA to help transform a large empty event space in central London for the Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Christmas Party.
The area was so large (over 700 square feet) that the crew split up into three groups to tackle different areas of the design. Today we will look at the sections designed by Chris Horne.
Chris Horne is an inspiring designer who works for Anagram, a manufacturer of partyware and mostly foil balloons – perfect for this design as latex balloons were not able to be used, due to some of the children’s allergies.
Whilst working in Chris’ group, we took silver crescent moon and star balloons and joined them using ‘stretchy balloon tape’ to form a garland to suspend around the dance floor. Each balloon was inflated with air before being joined into a very long chain. Hanging from the stars alternated a snowflake shaped foil balloon and a snowflake round balloon. These were to hang slightly lower than the main garland, but above reach of any children (or adults!).
To ensure there were no visible fixings showing, we used magnetic hooks to secure the design to the ceiling, this proved a little tricky at times to find the metal hidden behind the plasterboards.
This design was to frame the dance floor area which had an impressive chandelier hanging from it. Either side of this chandelier we then created our own balloon crowns using a mix of crescent balloons in both silver and light blue, stars and a snowflake Orbz at the centre. An Orbz is a new type of balloon created by Anagram which is made of plastic – it’s best described as similar to a beach ball.
Once the ceiling crowns had been completed it was a simple job of letting them go and watching them float into place. The whole design was helium filled, so no fixings were need to keep the design up, just a simple pole to nudge it into place.
Tomorrow we will take a look at the designs created by Dr Bob to hang over the main seating areas.
VIP Balloons loves to create designs like this for any occasion, no matter how big or small. If we have inspired you to have something amazing at your event, please do contact us and we will be more than happy to come up with something special for you.