Saturday, May 31, 2014

Topiaries With A Twist

We have been doing SO MANY topiaries lately!  Of course, they are great for occasions elegant to whimsical, and this time, we added a bit of a twist for a bat mitzvah this morning.  We had matching long balloons connecting the top to the bottom.

Today's centerpieces had a fun and fresh feel and matched the bat mitzvah girl's invitations to a tee.  This event was held at MacGregor Downs in their clubhouse.

I think I will do a post on our most popular centerpiece ideas soon - and topiaries will be just one of them!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Carolina Hurricanes Bar Mitzvah

After a very busy week of corporate decor (no pics because the company we did two events for does not allow photos on premises due to the research done there), we got to do a very fun Carolina Hurricanes themed bar mitzvah this morning.  We built a 15ft x 8ft balloon wall with the Hurricanes logo, dance floor topiaries, along with topiary centerpieces and some topiary party poles.  It was a fun job!  We love creating logo balloon walls!  Congratulations to Jeremy as he becomes a bar mitzvah and thank you for letting Blooming Balloons be a part of this special day!
15ft x 8ft balloon wall with Carolina Hurricanes logo

Topiary Party Poles

Topiary centerpieces

Hanging topiaries on dance floor with wall on stage

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Coldwell Banker Howard, Perry, & Walston Annual Meeting

10ft tall house made for the welcome area
 We love working with ColdwellBanker Howard Perry and Walston on their annual meeting each year!  This year, the theme was "14 For 14" and their decor was created to highlight that theme.  Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston is the #1 Triangle Real Estate Company According to the Triangle Business Journal and are just great people to work with.  We created columns with the number 14 for all around the room, stage decor with their sales slogan, and a 10ft house for the welcome area.  Such fun!  Call us for your annual meeting and see what we can create for your company!
Stage Decor with Sales Slogan

We made 6 of these columns for around the room.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Joy Prom at Providence Church

Every other year, Providence Church hosts the Joy Prom, an event for people ages 16 and older with developmental and/or physical disabilities.  The principal decorator is our friend, Willie Brubaker.  We are helping Willie to create circus theme decor this year and we are responsible for the dining room decor (overhead trapeze artists!) and the welcome arch, as well as anything else we can lend our time to.  Here are some pics from set-up today.  We hope all attendees had as much fun Friday night as we had helping!

Clowns on the bottom of the Welcome Arch
Welcome Arch
Trapeze Artists over dining room
Girl and Boy Trapeze Artists
Boy Trapeze Artist sitting on bar

Here's some of the other decor that Willie and her volunteers were responsible for:

Big Top in foyer

Animal Cages

Tiger going through a burning hoop

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Topiaries For An Annual Meeting

Floor Topiary
Topiaries are a popular choice for any type of event!  We can create them in helium or in air-filled alternatives for centerpieces, columns, or even hanging from the ceiling.  Yesterday, we had the opportunity to provide topiary decor for Families In Action, a great community organization that works to prevent addiction by working with parents to educate and support families.  Their annual meeting was at the Doubletree Brownstone and while we were there setting up, the crew from Lizard Lick Towing, a reality TV show, was there filming a wedding scene!  I wonder if our balloons will show up on TV?
From the Families In Action website

Topiaries as Stage Decor

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Flowers For Mother's Day!

 Happy Mother's Day!  Each year, we decorate the Mother's Day Brunch at the Crabtree Marriott.  This year we put up a flower arch to greet guests as they arrive. Check it out below:

Flower Arch in Caribbean Blue, Rose, Spring Lilac, and Lime Green for the Marriott Brunch.
Here's some other flower decor we've done in the past, as well.  It is perfect for birthdays, quinceanera, Sweet 16, and Moms.
Flower Arch
Table Centerpiece
Kids' Table Centerpieces
Flower Column
2012 Mother's Day Brunch - Centerpieces and Hanging Flowers

2012 Mother's Day Brunch - Flower Arch


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Celebrating Israel's Independence Day!

8ft Star Of David
Happy Yom Ha'atzmaut or Israel's Independence Day!  We do a lot of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and love working with the celebrations around these amazing traditions.  Here are a few pieces of decor we've done featuring the Star Of David.  First, over to the right is a 8ft Star of David made from Qualatex QuickLink linking balloons.  It's great at the entry or for a photo op.

Below, we have a centerpiece, column and helium bouquet featuring the Star Of David foil balloon.  Notice that on the centerpiece, we've added an additional detail of a twisted balloon Star Of David right on the foil for added dimension.
Table Centerpiece
Column with Star Of David foils at top

Helium Display

Saturday, May 3, 2014

East Wake High School Prom 2014

10 x10 Photo Op Wall
As mentioned a few days ago, we had the honor of decorating the East Wake High School Prom again this year!  The theme was Underwater Extravagance (or Under The Sea, as it's also called) and they seemed really pleased with the results.  Here are some photos of the decor!

This was SO MUCH FUN to do!  We love do detail work like adding the twisted sea critters.  The tunnel was 8ft long and used beautiful Tropical Teal and Caribbean Blue (along with white upper waves) that matched the linens and other decor in the room.

8ft long walk-through tunnel with sea critters

8ft long walk-through tunnel with sea critters

8ft long walk-through tunnel with sea critters



nemo fish

8ft long walk-through tunnel with sea critters

fish column
fish column

octopus column and wave
seahorse column

starfish and seahorse with bubbles

lobster columns