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Happy 1st Birthday

Lovely delivery for a 1st birthday


Equipment used:

Mini Cool Aire Dual Pro Inflator
Premium Mini or Maxi Heat Sealer

1 x  Twistix® Balloon Sticks and cup
1 60 - gram Lite Heavy Weight
1 x Multi tape




Additional Ingredients
  • 4 x  6" White latex Hearts
  • 1 x 6" Pink Geo Blossoms
  • 1 x 11" Blush latex balloons
  • 1 x 11" White latex balloons
  • 1 x 5" Pink latex balloon
  • 2 x  260 Blush
  • 2 x 160 Blush
  • 1 x  Pink tulle bow
  • 2 x Pink tulle small bows scrunched
  • tulle Pink squares
Designer: John Preston and Peggy Butland
Company: The Great British Balloon Company
Country: UK
Step by Step Instructions:

    Step 1
    Using the Mini Cool Aire® "Dual ProTM" Inflator, inflate 2 6” white latex hearts to 6 “, and make a duplet

    Step 2
    Repeat step 1, twist both duplets to make a cluster

    Step 3
    Stretch the neck of an 11” White balloon, and push in a 60 - gram Lite Heavy Weight, (so getting the weight the same colour as your cluster). Tie the weight into the heart cluster, using the neck of one of the balloons from the cluster and the neck of the balloon covering the weight

    Step 4
    Inflate the Geo blosson and tie off

    Step 5
    Using the 5" Pink make an apple twist with a conection point at both ends

    Step 6
    Take the excess 260 from the apple twist and pass it through the middle of the Geo blossom

    Step 7
    Tie into the middle of the heart cluster, making sure it is a snug fit

    Step 8
    Inflate an 11" Blush to  9" and tie to the top of the apple twist, making sure it is a tight fit

    Step 9
    Inflate a 160 Blush to about 9", and Knot

    Step 10
    Make two small pinch twists, to create the hand, so now you have made one arm

    Step 11
    Repeat Steps 9 and 10, to create the second arm

    Step 12
    Tie the two arms together by the uninflated ends

    Step 13
    Wrap under the apple twist

    Step 14
    Take a 260 blush and inflate to about 10
    , and knot

    Step 15
    Make a tulip twist
    , this is one leg

    Step 16
    Repeat steps 14 and 15 to make another leg

    Step 17
    Tie the two legs together, and tuck under the geo blossom

    Step 18
    Take the square of tule and push into the cluster of hearts, to give a soft look

    Step 19
    Using a black Sharpie, draw on the face of the baby

    Step 20
    Take the Pink Tule bow and using a Multi Tape dot, place on the top and to one side of the head

    Step 21
    Inflate the 4" Pink heart foil

    Step 22
    Hold the neck of the balloon with your finger and thumb, ensuring that no air leaks from the foil. Place in the Heat Sealer making sure the neck of the balloon is flat. Heat seal the balloon. Please note: For best results, the Heat Sealer's setting should be between 3 and 4

    Step 23
    Wrap the foil 4" heart onto a saddle stick, and tie in the 'scrunched' Lilac and Pink bow to the front and back, to hide the neck of the foil balloon

    Step 24
    Push the saddle stick between the two pinch twists on the arm

Tips and Additional Instructions

Do not forget to Balloon Shine this design. this is a cute design which is very versitile, by changing the colours and by adding a message balloon