Thursday, February 15, 2018

So What's Hot for 2018?

Mermaid display created by Sue Bowler, CBA.
There are quite a few exciting new trends in the party world for 2018. I will feature as many as I can over the next couple of weeks.

Let's start with mermaids! Some say that mermaids are the new unicorn, but unicorns are still trending, too! 
The new Qualatex® 38" "Enchanting Mermaid" Microfoil® will definitely be a top-selling balloon! 

Jewel Tone with Chrome Balloons inside.
Balloons by Luc Bertand, CBA.
I recently created a display using some of the fabulous new Chrome Balloons™.  I used Chrome Blue and Chrome Purple. I also double stuffed Chrome Silver inside Jewel Teal, Sapphire Blue, and Quartz Purple to create the fabulously rich colours as displayed in the photograph above. I also added a few Gold confetti-filled Balloons, too, that helped to create the very sparkly base. Here are some fabulous double-stuffed Chrome balloons that Luc Bertrand recently made - the colours and metallic look are simply stunning! 

Here are some of the Qualatex range that I think will work really well for this theme.

A. 38" "Enchanting Mermaid"
B. 18" "Happy Birthday Mermaid"
C. 11" Chrome Blue
D. 11" Chrome Purple
E. 11" Chrome Gold
F. 11" Caribbean Blue
G. 38" "Merry Mermaid"
H. 18" "Birthday Mermaids"
I. 18" Rachel Ellen Age Five 
    Mermaid Polka Dots

Sea-world theme arch created by Sue Bowler and team!

I love to create sea-world theme decor; we have so many fabulous balloons to use within our designs. The addition of the mermaid, confetti-filled Diamond Clear, and Chrome Balloons will be fabulous! 

Another 2018 trend is anything with PANTONE Color of the Year - 
Ultra Violet! 
This ultra cool colour is guaranteed to be used at events this year, especially weddings.

11" Chrome Purple
I think that the new Chrome Purple will be absolutely perfect for this colour theme. These balloons offer a rich texture, reflective surface, and a truly radiant colour. 

Wedding Decor by Sue Bowler

Photo courtesy of

My third trend for 2018 is marble —marbled decor and marbled wedding cakes, too!

Qualatex® SuperAgates come in nine fabulous colours in both 11" and 30" balloons! Agates are often used in organic style decor to add visual texture and movement.

Elegant Black & White Decor by Sue Bowler.
I used 30" Black SuperAgates as part of the decor that I created for the Pioneer Balloon Company 100th Anniversary Dinner. They looked so elegant paired with Black & White Polka Dots, White, and Silver confetti-filled 36" balloons, creating a fabulous monochromatic colour scheme decor.

Watch out for my next blog where we will look at even more exciting trends for 2018!

Happy Ballooning!

No comments: