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Hot air ballooning ūüėÜ

There is a lot in the air at the moment about Gift Balloons and hot air balloons

These gift delivery balloons I am making at the moment are going crazy

they are extremely bespoke, down to what colour you want the clouds, red/white or bubbly, if you want chocolates with them

I have been asked about doing different styles, EG halloween, what do you think? would anyone be interested in a hot air eyeball or witch?

also, what would I put in the basket? gummy worms and things like that?

Let me know what you think would someone would like to get

Cheers

Mel

 

 

Remember, when you are working with balloon professionals in Australia, make sure they are part of BASAvic  The Balloon and Suppliers Association of Australia

We are well trained and professional, we can bring your ideas to life and help you create your reality

We are against balloon releases, only use 100% biodegradable latex balloons and request our customers Pin and Bin for the best environmental results after you have used them

Balloons are Part of your Memories, when you celebrate with them, they add to the Atmosphere and the joy of your event, the photographs taken will last for ever and be seen by everyone you want to share that joy with. A joy shared is a Joy doubled, Just as the feelings you get when celebrating come back every time you look at those photos again.

Have a great week

Mel

 

 

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3ft (90cm) Balloons as Decorations

Hi there, i’ve been wondering what balloon has the most impact on an event and is also the most versatile, after much discussion with peers I think the 3ft (90cm balloons) are arguably the most versatile balloon, These have been a big winner for everyone, they create amazing atmosphere and we can make them into anything.

They come In every colour, we can create custom colours with double stuffing,  plus clear and even marble swirls,

In the hands of a Professional, 3ft Balloons  can be anything you can imagine, from the belly of an enormous Easter Bunny to the topper for a huge column, you can fill clear ones with confetti or smaller balloons to explode for a gender reveal or even a mini balloon drop (see the just married picture).

3ft balloons can make an enormous flower centre,¬† they are big enough to write anything you want on them in Vinyl so you can have them¬† personalised,¬† and, Elegant enough for any occasion from a Wedding or Christening to Corporate promotions and even a make an outstanding and inspiring gift delivery to someone’s door (or make everyone else envious when it arrives at their desk at work)

Remember, when you are working with balloon professionals in Australia, make sure they are part of BASAvic  The Balloon and Suppliers Association of Australia

We are well trained and professional, we can bring your ideas to life and help you create your reality

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We are also a proud Member of PEBA, the Pro Environment Balloon Alliance

We are against balloon releases, only use 100% biodegradable latex balloons and request our customers Pin and Bin for the best environmental results after you have used them

Balloons are Part of your Memories, when you celebrate with them, they add to the Atmosphere and the joy of your event, the photographs taken will last for ever and be seen by everyone you want to share that joy with. A joy shared is a Joy doubled, Just as the feelings you get when celebrating come back every time you look at those photos again.

Have a great week

Mel

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Unicorn party – games and set up

There are just so many ways to theme up a party, and play around with what you can do

Depending on their ages, there are so many things that could work for this style of party

I recently did an 8yo Unicorn party, it was Fabulous, here are some of  the games we played

The most important thing is to engage their imagination, and for this, you don’t really need much, just a dash of silliness and some coloured material

First step is, decide with the kids (I have had them tell me it’s a fart/tinkle noise) ¬†what noise a unicorn makes and that is the sound to start and finish games

Have pockets of glitter and make the unicorn sound and throw glitter in the air

  1. tell a story together, this is done with a lot of engagement from the children, we tell a story of a little unicorn (children name and age the unicorn) you start the adventure with this unicorn sleeping and have the children be asleep. ¬†then make up a story with the kids input (remember the input because you retell it backwards as the unicorn goes out for an adventure then finds it’s way back home. ¬†The children absolutely love this game, because it engages them in all forms, they get to create a character and take it on an adventure that is all their own

2. Team games, make two hobby horse unicorns out of balloons and have the two teams race once around the table/chair/clothesline and then hand the hobby horse (they mush ride it like its a horse)  over to the next one in line, the team done first starts neighing loudly

3. balancing games with a parachute Рkids in the centre are wearing the unicorn horn (balloon horn perhaps) and then you can wash them in the huge unicorn  washing machine (everyone runs around the circle with the edge of the parachute, it twists up and the unicorn in the centre needs to keep their balance

more parachute games here

Running games Рblow up a balloon if they can (most cant) assist with your balloon pump and tie off  then they have races frontways backways sideways all together around the yard

2 teams

Jelly bean / Marshmallow run – spoon in mouth,(everyone has their own spoon) picking it up from one bowl and putting it in another

Unicorn tails (snakes or rainbow straps) pegged on a string and have an eating competition

Make unicorn Gel – clear aloe vera Gel plus a drop of glycerine plus loads of super fine glitter can be used for skin or cheeks or lips (always avoid eyes) This is an excellent one for older kids, get them to decorate the pots you put it all in after they have made their magical glitter Gel

Make glitter slime, I have been making slime for years with kids, however there is now an issue with borax so we don’t use it any more, here is a slime recipe that I have been using and adding glitter too so it’s all squishy and lovely

  • 1.5 cups ¬†of white glue
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Baking Soda
  • 2 tablespoons of ¬†saline solution (make it yourself with water and salt)

Mix it, add some shaving foam to make it fluffy, then add food colouring and glitter, loads of glitter, it’s a gooey slimey mess

Aaany way, I had heaps of fun at the party, so did my little friends, happy Unicorning

 

Peace and love

Mel

 

 

 

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Balloon workshop for Mother’s Day night¬†

Sooo many kids, I love teaching, it’s so much fun, tonight  I taught a huge bunch of kids how to twist balloons ūüéą 
We made dogs and swords and belts and flowers and butterflies, all for a fabulous Mother’s Day night.  What a wonderful life I lead #hardworkbutlucky

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Mother’s Day is in its way¬†

In the Southern Hemisphere(Australia), it’s late autumn and we are about to celebrate Mother’s Day, (2nd Sunday in may) all the pretties are out and about and I get to build some spectacular arches and decor for some stores, thank you for believing in my art, it’s an honour to do this for a living #blessed #balloons #lovethis 

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Show them you care with a fab balloon delivery 

Send something special so they know you care, call us now or message through the website 

We can make anything happen, tell the one you love whatever you want with this pop out balloon and gift delivery ūüď¶ box

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Fartlab in Melbourne International Comedy Festival 

The show continues apace, four shows down and two to go, happy Easter everyone, I hope this finds you happy and safe with those you love ‚̧ԳŹ 


It’s been such a crazy couple of weeks,  no photos but lots of laughs and farty fun 

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An interactive balloon show in a retirement Village 

So yesterday I was invited to perform for a lovely group of elderly residents in an assisted care facility, they were lovely, and apparently my outfit is properly bright enough for them to see me ūüėÜ

I’m not allowed to take any photos that could show The ladies and gentlemen in the center, but they seemed to love it ūüėć 

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End of fire season CFA party 

In the Southern Hemisphere we are now in autumn, it’s getting cooler more wet whilst the CFA do AMAZing work all through the year, they throw a little shindig to celebrate the end of the Fire season, this is the third year I’ve been invited and I’m very lucky to be a part of these festivities 

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Passing Work Around

Building a team can be tricky when you work for yourself, one of the things we do as Entertainers and Event co ordinators is share the love around, when there is a Job that I cannot do due to time constraints, I heartily recommend several of my competitors, and they in turn send work to me, when we have a big decor install or event, we book each other and everyone gets to wear each others T shirt or banner during that event/decorbuild.

This is important for two reasons,

  1. It’s always good to work with a team even on an adhoc basis, being alone all the time sends some small business people batty.
  2. What goes around comes around, this is true in life and n business, when we support each other, we all move a step forward, being jealous and guarding your customers can only make the customers anxious and therefore less likely to book you. by sharing the love with your peers, they in turn will share with you.(community is Awsome)

Have a Fab week my friends

MelIMG_4167

 

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This is what being a Professional is all about, Being Prepared

So many times I get questioned about why we are expensive, and I get it, you want to look after the budget, but this is why you want want to only work with professionals.

Today, I was twisting balloons and entertaining the crowd, 

A little girl about 12 so not that little I guess, at the front of my line fainted, as a Professional, I have all  my insurances and working with children’s checks, and a senior first aid cerificate, And nearly 20years working with children.

 I’m lucky to have caught her before she hit anything, I let her down gently and made sure her head did not hit the ground, put her into the recovery position and, as others (thank you parents that came in to assist when this happened, you are awsome) called her carers and management, we started cooling her down, this was all done calmly, and methodically.
 Her little sister was also in the line for balloons so after we got sister 1 squared away, cold cloths and cold water, carers in attendance I made her the best poppy troll-like balloon I could, I made sure she had down and got her to smile and relax.

This is my life.

 Being an entertainer means I am always prepared, I have a first aid kit with me should it be required, I am very conscious about health and safety because you and your children are my responsibility, both in entertainment and in safety when I’m booked, because accidents happen my friends, A professional entertainer will always Be Prepared, even if it’s not me, make sure you are sure of whom you are working with
Be well my friends 

Mel