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60th Birthday

A quick and easy centerpiece or delivery.This design is very versatile, and can suit any occasion.


Equipment used:

Mini Cool Aire Duel Pro Inflator


PBA Ingredients:
Additional Ingredients
  • 1 x 18” Birthday Sparkle 60th foil balloon
  • 10 x 5” Qualatex Lime Green
  • 10 x 5" Qualatex Wild Berry
  • 10 x 18g florist wire
  • green floral tape
  • Pink tulle
  • Rose tulle
  • 8"plastic base
Designer: Peggy Butland and John Preston
Company: The Great British Balloon Company
Country: UK
Step by Step Instructions:

    Step 1
    Glue a Maxicup ll to the middle of the board
    Step 2
    Insert a Maxistick ll into the cup
    Step 3
    Using the Mini Cool Aire® "Dual ProTM" Inflator, inflate two Lime Green 5" balloons to 4" and tie into a duplet
    Step 4
    Inflate another 5" lime green balloon to 4" and tie into the duplet, creating a 3 balloon cluster
    Step 5
    Repeat step 3 and twist both duplet and the 3 balloon cluster into a  5 balloon cluster
    Step 6
    Place the cluster on the base with the Maxistick in the middle, twist two balloons around each other to hold in place
    Step 7
    Repeat steps 3, 4 and 5, but inflate the Lime Green 5" balloons to 2.5"
    Step 8
    Place this cluster on the Lime Green cluster with the Maxistick in the middle, twist two of these lime green balloons around each other to hold in place, making sure the cluster sits correctly on the other cluster
    Step 9
    Using the Mini Cool Aire® "Dual ProTM" Inflator, on the Low Pressure Foil inflation (that is when the large foil adapter is taken off the nozzle holder and put onto nozzle for inflation) inflate the 60th birthday foil
    Step 10
    Wrap the neck of the foil balloon onto the Maxi Cup ll
    Step 11
    Make a large double bowtie bow using both the pink and rose tulle and tie around the top of the Maxi Cup ll
    Step 12
    Repeat Step 11 and tie this bowtie bow to the other side of the Maxi Cup ll, make sure to fluff the bow out to hide the mechanics
    Step 13
    Make a smaller bowtie bow in the pink ,and using a couple of  Balloon Stik-ems™ place the bow on the bottom cluster
    Step 14
    Take a length of pink tulle, tie a short length of curling ribbon to the end of the tulle, and use this to attach the tulle to the MaxiCup ll
    Step 15
    Wrap the tulle ,gently down and around the length of the Maxi Stick ll ,and tuck the end into the middle of the top limegreen cluster
    Step 16
    Finish off by making a Fantasy flower out of Wild Berry 5" and place at the bottom of the Maxi Stick ll, do not forget to paint the fantasy flower with a small amount of Ultra Hi-float and water, to give a porcelain finish, and to balloon shine the limegreen clusters

Tips and Additional Instructions

Try this design using different foils for different occasions, such as Happy Birthday, baby, Christmas and also wedding