National Grid Christmas Party @ Ricoh Arena Coventry


Its another busy week for all of us here and the largest job of the week is the National Grid Christmas Party at Ricoh Arena Coventry. 90 tables in total each decorated with a single 36″ gold star foil with a 4 cluster collar and gold glimmer tulle dropper. The foils were screen printed last week and inflation started on Wednesday

All balloons inflated

Once all the balloons had been inflated we added the weights, lucky we have a large room to do this so storage in not a problem.

All weighted and ready for the collars and tulle dropper

Collars and tulle dropper added

The next step is to bag the balloons and load them into the van. Its much easier to transport the balloons in large bags as once at the venue it’s quite a walk to the function room on the 3rd floor

All loaded and ready for delivery

Once at Ricoh the balloons are delivered to the Eon Lounge

The Eon Lounge at Ricoh Arena

Right then! Lets get them out of the bags and onto the tables

Big rooms need BIG BALLOONS and the Qualatex 36″ stars do the trick

Room looks good and client very happy

Back at Ricoh tomorrow for 2 more events and then next week, well that’s another Blog so watch this space

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About matthewlewisdisplays

We are a small balloon company based in Coventry. We specialize in balloon decoration and balloon printing. We have our own balloon printing machines & print on Qualatex latex balloons from 9" to 36" as well as 4ft & 5.5ft Chloroprenes in single colour and foils balloons from 18" , 20" and 36" in multi colour. We also have a full digital print arm to the company supplying business stationary and balloon race labels. As for me I'm self motivated, love my job and private life. Im married to Traci, have two children Joshua (Josh) and Harriet (Harribo) and two dogs, Midnight is a black Labrador and Zara is a black shaggy coated Labradoodle. My main hobby is fishing which I find very relaxing and I can be found with a rod in my hand most Sundays (Weather permitting). I also run a quiz every Monday evening in the pub I live next door to raising money for SANDS My balloon decorating career started many moons ago in 1989. I was introduced to Qualatex balloons just after that, passed my CBA in 1994 and have never looked back since. My work has taken me length and breath of England and into Europe working on large scale decor at Euro Disney in Paris and as well as Alacante in Spain and more recently appearing on the hit TV show "Idiot Abroad" staring Karl Pilkington & Warwick Davis on location in Macedonia for the 3rd and final series. My passion for balloons and balloon decoration continues to grow and I am a great believer that to be the best you need to use the best so Qualatex are my first and only balloon I use for large scale WOW factor decor. Their education and training are second to none and their vast array of products tick all the right boxes in the creative juices department.
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