Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Christmas Arch Outdoors ?

I was called by Forth Wall Events and they wanted a "Grand Entry" for their clients Christmas Party. It had to incorporate '80' because the client was celebrating 80 years in business in Australia. Also it was outdoors, so had to be able to withstand the elements..... The easy part of the brief was the 1000 balloon drop and confetti canons from the stage inside the marquee, but I'll do a blog for drops and confetti another time.

So we settled upon this design that fulfilled all the requirements. It was a very hot and windy day at Randwick racecourse early in December. We had to underinflate the balloons so they wouldn't burst in the heat, and we had to secure the frames of the almost 3mtr tall 80 sculpture so it wouldn't be blown over.

...Alicia would love to be able to give up balloons to be Australia's Next Top Model. Please no-one tell her I posted this pic.

A Masquerade Christmas

I love masquerade parties. A company came to me with some great ideas and the budget to make it a reality. They had hired out the dungeon of a castle for their event and every room was to have a different colour scheme and different designs.

At the entry we created some masquerade twisted towers.

The red room was to have funky top centrepieces.

The black room was to feature lots and lots of feathers.

...even on the floor bunches

The blue room saw some topiary trees with feather highlights - add lots of blue lighting for effect.

To finish the whole thing off we did some floor to ceilig columns. And of course all the designs had co-ordinating masks on them and lots of lights in the balloons.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

An Evening with the Stars

The one thing I am quite proud of is the fact that over the years MAD Ballons has built a very loyal customer base. We do two functions a year for this client, and their Christmas party is always the highlight. This years theme was an evening with the stars - colours red, black and gold.
The only thing with loyal customers is that we need to give them something different for each of their events, and this event was no exception.

First up you need a grand entrance if there are going to be "stars" at the party. Each group of "stars" had their photos taken on the red carpet as they arrived, and our ballon rails were the perfect backdrop.

I LOVE the Masterbow Maker, and I got to have some serious fun for this years centrepieces. My deluxe masterbows are mounted on cakeboards and we add in lots of accessories for huge visual impact and interest. Each table had a number of these, depending on how big each group was.

We added 20" gold stars to each masterbow centrepiece and put the table numbers on the stars. This made it quick and easy for the guests to locate their tables. The red and gold boxes were personalised with their names, so they really felt like stars.

Once the formalities were done it was 'to the dancefloor' to bop the night away. "Dancing with the stars" ...sorry, bad pun.