Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with balloons!

Shamrock with Leprechaun created by various artists
at the Qualatex® Event in Dublin, 2007.
The 17th of March is St. Patrick's Day, celebrated by many around the world and reportedly at the International Space Station, too!

I remember when we used to attend the International Balloon Arts Convention (IBAC) in Chicago. Each year we would visit the city to see the Chicago River turn green. What a truly awesome sight!

So with that in mind, here are a few ideas that are perfect for St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

Probably the most iconic symbol for St. Patrick's Day is the shamrock. Fiona Fisher, CBA, created this stunning shamrock using Qualatex Quick Link Balloons® 

An Instruction Sheet for this design us accessible to QBN members. QBN members click HERE for a direct link to the recipe.

Another fun and fast design is the Quick Link Rainbow Arch - Click HERE to download the step-by-step recipe.

Here are some great balloon bouquet ideas. I love the 18" "Smiley Face Green," with the 11" Assorted  Lime Green and Emerald Green "St. Patrick's Day!" along with the new 35" "Cheers! Beer Mug."

Here are a couple of little characters that I made recently that I think will be perfect for St. Patrick's Day deliveries!

How about making one of these adorable Lucky Leprechauns!

In 2007, Qualatex held an event in Dublin. The theme for this even was, of course, St. Patrick’s Day. I would like to share with you some photographs from this event.

Balloon sculpture created by Fiona Fisher, CBA.
Luc & Ines Bertrand wearing their St. Patrick's Day hats!
Rainbow and shamrock entrance decor with Anna Hickman of Pioneer® Europe Ltd.

Check out the 2016 Spring and Summer seasonal Qualatex catalogue for the full-range of St. Patrick's Day balloons. Click HERE for a direct link to the US version of this catalogue.

I hope that this gives you a little inspiration for St. Patrick's Day... good luck!

Happy Ballooning!


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