Monday, October 3, 2011

Pinch me... am I dreaming? An amazing opportunity to decorate a party of a lifetime!

"Imagine being able to create the party decor that only dreams are made of, where the balloons are unlimited and you have a full staff to help you to bring it all to life"! ...

Final Night Gala WBC 2011 designed by Rocky Toomey CBA

I am so very lucky, I have attended balloon event gala's and parties world-wide over the past 20 years that has stimulated every emotion within me ... from that amazing WOW factor as you walk into a wonderland of awesome decor, TINGLES that have run through my whole body as special effects have created sheer magic within a room,  and TEARS of joy knowing that this is an industry that I am so very proud to be part of.

Balloon IMAGES Sept/ Oct 1996
I have had the honor to be part of a number of these magnificent gala's and parties, as a delegate at IBAC 13 (International Balloons Art Convention) 1997, I worked along side Marloes Bakker-Marsden, where she taught me how to use 260Q's to help create beautiful Grecian Urns for the 'Golden Age of Greece' final night gala. Marloes first wowed our industry in 1996 when she and Gunter Blum of Australia, used their innovative technique using 260Q to create their sculpture 'Fishing for Compliments', as featured on the front cover of Images magazine September/October 1996.

Balloon Images Nov/Dec 1998
I have also had the honor to work long side other incredible designers such as Rocky Toomey and Terry Mulryan Toomey of Future Affairs Productions in Providence, RI, USA, who are absolute Masters when it comes to creating grand gala decor and special effects. I will never forget the incredible final night gala 'Phantom of the IBAC', IBAC 14 1998. There is a great article on this fabulous gala in IMAGES November/ December 1998, it is well worth a read.
I could go on, there have been so many spectacular parties and gala's, each one special but they all have one thing in common, they are all memory makers that leave a wonderful lasting impression long after the event has gone!

Now you have the opportunity to make that dream a reality!

For the very first time, Qualatex in conjunction with the World Balloon Convention is giving you the chance to rise to balloon stardom by offering  2 opportunities at the 2012 World Balloon Convention to take the leading role in designing one of two prestigious parties : the Thursday Night Theme Party or the WBC Grand Gala.
Along with the opportunity to design and execute the winning decor, each winner will receive:
· Transportation to and from WBC 2012
· Full-package Registration for WBC 2012
· Lodging for the duration of the event
Where do you start? Well if you are anything like me, your mind will go into 'creative overdrive', but on a more practical note you should start by reading the How To Enter and the Eligibity section by visiting  you can then download the entry form that gives you full details of what you have to do next! But you need to get started as the closing date is 15th October 2011!
Opportunities like this are very rare, the kudos that designing and creating decor of this magnitude can bring you and your business is enormous, what better way to impress your clients and demonstrate your skills as a 'Master' event decorator.

I wish you every luck and am very much looking forward to meeting the winners at WBC 2012!


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