Think Bubble goes BIG and gets a SCREAMING STREAMER BACKDROP

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Well, it’s been a while….but happy to be back blogging!  This is more of a ‘News-ey’ post, as it’s been a busy Summer…..I’m delighted to say we have spread helium happiness to:

Many, many gorgeous weddings…..

Beautiful Milestone Birthdays….

baby showers and one or two mysteries as well….???!! (we don’t ask questions – we just make, personalise and deliver!).

So, it’s great that we’re now able to spread out at HQ…. we will be expanding Our Studio, ‘out the back’, across the whole of the ground floor at No 88.  This is very exciting news for us!  It does need a bit of work though, and refurbishment should start later this month.  In the meantime, we’re not looking our absolute sparkly best, we are busy planning how best to use the new space….

Our new found Studio space will give us much more room to showcase beautiful things like this, Venue Décor at its best….

This is our new SCREAMING STREAMER Build Your Own Backdrop!  It’s FAB-U-LOUS!! It’s basically a frame that we can size to suit your space.  This one was 2.5m wide x 2m high.  We then add layers of lovliness in the form of streamers, shimmer, balloon garlands, flowers, foils, whatever you want, pretty much!!  It’s dressed to work with your colour scheme or theme….  We went for a Unicorns and a Flamingling vibe for our shoot….

With the recent launch of The Selfie Factory in Brighton, if you can’t get to Brighton, we thought it would be a great idea,  to bring a Selfie Wall to YOU!!  So, if you want the perfect backdrop for some amazing, and memorable party pics, this is for you!!  Pop confetti balloons in front of it…

 

….dance like lunatics in front of it….

Great fun!! And perfect if you’re planning some dressing up props too, how about some balloon animal head poses in front of it..?!!

Be silly…

Be beautiful….

Or be BONKERS!!

We just love it!!  We are obviously able to do more sophisticated set ups  too.  We can dress the backdrop with flowers and foliage too, making it perfect for weddings too.  More versions to follow…

We are also looking at having other display pieces made… with our bigger and better HQ, we are definitely focusing more on the big stuff, Kent’s parties are never going to have been so well dressed!!  We’ll keep you posted on our studio’s refurb and our branching out plans over the coming months.  Watch this space……lots of love xxx

 

 

Our brand New Balloon Room officially opens its doors …

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Well, look at us all posh and ready to party?!!  Welcome to our new Balloon Room, tucked away down the leafy lanes of Kennington on the edge of Ashford.  This is our new, little, balloon studio and workshop, it’s where we work our magic.  We are currently only open for pre-ordered, online, collections or pre-booked visits.  BUT…. as from 10th January, we will be opening the doors on Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10 – 5pm, so you can just drop in!  Two days a week you’ll be able to buy or order balloons off the shelf….!   (The rest of the week will be by appointment or for pre-booked balloon order collections.)  Look out for our bright pink door, black and white stripy frontage and our fabulous windows!

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And then come inside and see all of this……

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Our Pick ‘n’ Mix Balloon Wall our full range of gorgeous colours of balloons, in mini 5″ versions, through to big 3-footers.  We will also have a good stock of foil number balloons, mini foil letters and all sorts of supershape foil balloons too.  And if you’re spoilt for choice and need to sit down, our bright pink hot-seats are very comfy!  We can take our time and go through all your options, till we get it absolutely right.  (I think we may have a coffee machine by January too, and could even stretch to a biscuit, yay!!).

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The studio will be full of balloony gorgeousness for you to see like all of this….

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You can come and choose your colours, paper tails, flowers and accessories….

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And if you can’t find it ‘off-the-shelf’, we can make it up for you…

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We hand make lots of our orders (fuelled by Gummy Bears, obviously…).

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So, if you come and visit, and love it half as much as we do, we know we’ve got something right.  This place is a real labour of love.  Remember, at the moment, you’re more than welcome to visit by appointment, or to come and collect your pre-booked, online balloon order.  BUT as from Wednesday 10th January 2018, on Wednesdays & Thursdays, you can swing by anytime between 10-5.  We can’t wait to see you and show you more of all this….

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Lots of Love ….. Think Bubble xx

 

A Very Deathly Dinner Party….

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What a wickedly wonderful Halloween week we’ve had.  Culminating in a Baroque themed banquet hosted here at Number 27.  Well, I say banquet, more like industrial size stew and roast potatoes for 20.  We had great fun this week styling the dining table with decayed dinner guests and other gothic touches. We dressed the table with black, lacy, spider web runners, bones, skulls, spray-painted trails of black ivy and candle-light.

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We added black, glossy charger plates with Talking Tables Party Porcelain Baroque Classical Range paper plates over the top.  We placed matching paper napkins in this fabulously, lux-looking range with its rich reds and smoky grey florals, to the side of each place setting, and then finished with pops of blood red waxy candles on our mismatched candle-holders.

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We posed for portraits and hung out with, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Diddled, our skeletal friends, whilst awaiting the arrival of 16 deathly dinner guests.  We then devoured a very boozy stew (containing 3 bottles of wine and half a bottle of brandy), followed by Death by Chocolate Fondue.  Entertainment included, two pairs of tights and an apple, after-dinner mint facials and a Taste the Difference Cheese & Bacon Quiche (don’t ask).

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Whilst the rest of the house looked like this….

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A very happy Halloween had by all in this household.  And on to a new week.  And now all that’s done and dusted, it’s the official run up to CHRISTMAS!! Yay!!  Bring it on…xxx

Our new life at Number 27…

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    Well, this is it.  This is life after things don’t go quite to plan. …

Two years ago, I was busy planning.  I was opening my first, ever, real, live shop at Evegate near Ashford.  I’d always wanted a shop you see, ever since I was about ten.  I wanted to fill it with beautiful things. Things I’d sourced from lovely places, or lovely people or just had a lovely time watching You Tube and then making myself.  Then lots of customers would come and see all these lovely things and just buy them.  Loads of them.  And then they’d tell all their friends, and their friends would come and buy all the lovely things too.  Then I’d need  another shop, and another shop and another shop and there’d be fireworks, industry awards and unicorns and everything would just be AMAZING!!…Hurrah!!

Well, I did have my shop.  It was completely lovely, and full of beautiful things.  Customers did come, and many of them brought their friends.  But, sometimes that’s just not enough.  Sometimes, sadly, it just comes down to the numbers and the lifestyle.  The hours and the outgoings vs. the income.  The reality vs. the dream.

So, I made a decision and changed the plan.  And believe me, there is definitely a new plan.  And now I’m here, at home, in my former dining room, still surrounded by all my lovely things but also now by my husband, two children, two dogs, the school run to do, the PTFA to join, the shopping, the washing, the ironing, the cooking,  cleaning and a small business to continue to build.   Yay!!

But, do you know what?  I think I’ve got this.  I’m actually loving it.  Work-Life balance is now well and truly re-adjusted and I’ve completely refocused on those fireworks, the pending industry awards and bring on those unicorns!  This is a new era and I can’t wait to share this journey  and all our lovely things with you, via our blog – let’s do this!!  Stay tuned- I’ll let you know how it’s all going week-by-week….xx