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Lucky 13th birthday

simple centrepiece or delivery, easily used for other themes

Recipe

Equipment used:

Mini Cool Aire Dual Pro Inflator

 

Additional Ingredients
  • 1 x Qualatex 18 " Birthday Dazzling Sweets
  • 8 x 5" Quaaltex Robin Egg Blue
  • 8 x 5" Qualatex Pale Blue
  • 2 s 260 Qualatex Robin Egg Blue
  • 4 x Small Pale Blue tulle bows
  • Pale Blue curling ribbon
  • Pale Blue 2" florist Ribbon
  • 2 x 18g floral wire
  • 1 x 8" base
Designer: John Preston and Peggy Butland
Company: The Great British Balloon Company
Country: UK
 
Step by Step Instructions:

    Step 1
    Glue a Maxi Base to the middle of the board using Multi tape, stick a Mini Base on either side using the Multi tape (make sure you adapt the Mini Base to fit a saddle stick)
    Step 2
    Inflate the 18" Happy Birthday foil, 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)
    Step 3
    Wrap the foil balloon onto the Maxi cup
    Step4
    Place the balloon onto the Maxi stick, and put the stick into the Maxi base

    Step 5
    Using the Mini Cool Aire® "Dual ProTM" Inflator, inflate two 5” inch Robins Egg Blue balloons to 3 “, and make a duplet
    Step 6
    Repeat step 5, twist both duplets to make a cluster
    Step 7

    Place the cluster on the base with the Maxistick in the middle, twist two balloons around each other to hold in place
    Step 8
    Repeat steps 5 and 6, using 5" Pale Blue,  inflate to 2.5"and make a cluster
    Step 9
    Place this cluster on top of the cluster, with the Maxistick in the middle, twist two balloons around each other to hold in place, making sure the two clusters sit well
    Step 10

    Take a floral wire and make a small loop at each end (so it does not pierce the balloon)
    Step 11
    Insert the wire into a Robin Egg Blue 260, stretch down the length of the wire and knot
    Step 12
    Repeat steps 12 and 13 with another Robin Egg Blue 260 and floral wire
    Step 13
    Take one of the Robin Egg Blue wires, and bend into a "1" making sure that the neck of the 260 ends up at the bottom of the "1"
    Step 14
    Take the neck of the 260 at the bottom of the "1" shape and wrap it around the saddle stick, as normal, to secure
    Step 15
    Make an "3" shape with the other wired Robin Egg Blue balloon
    Step 16
    Take a small piece of Robin Egg Blue 260 and tie to th  bottom of the "3" shape and wrap it around the saddle stick, as normal, to secure
    Step 17
    Tie in a small Blue tulle bow to the bottom of the "1"  on the saddle stick front and back
    Step 18
    Repeat step 17 with the "3"
    Step 19
    Push the two numbers on the saddle sticksinto the mini bases, between the clusters to create the number 13
    Step 20
    Repeat steps 5 to 9, but this time wrap the clusters under the foil to hide the maxi cup, the larger cluster just below the foil
    Step 21
    Make two tiny Bow tie bows with the Blue florist ribbon and attach with a glue dot to the top of the tulle bow on each of the numbers
    Step 22
    Make another tulle and florist ribbon Bow Tie bow and attach with Multi tape to the top of the foil
    Step 22
    To finish off,  add some curling ribbon to cascade down the side of the clusters


     

     

     

     

    Tie a Pink tulle bow under the foil on one side of the stick
    Step 6
    Repeat step 5 on the other side of the stick

    Step 7
    Insert the Maxi Balloon Stick into the base
    Step 8
    Using the Mini Cool Aire® "Dual ProTM" Inflator, inflate two Zebra print 5" balloons to 4" and tie into a duplet
    Step 9
    Repeat step 8 and twist both duplets into a balloon cluster
    Step 10
    Place the cluster on the base with the Maxistick in the middle, twist two balloons around each other to hold in place
    Step11
    Repeat steps 8,9 and 10, but inflate the Wild Berry 5" balloons to 2.5", so creating a good tight cluster at the bottom of the stick
    Step 12
    Take a floral wire and make a small loop at each end (so it does not pierce the balloon)
    Step 13
    Insert the wire into a Black 260, stretch down the length of the wire and knot
    Step 14
    Repeat steps 12 and 13 with another Balck 260 and floral wire
    Step 15
    Take one of the black wires, and bend into a "4" making sure that the neck of the 260 ends up at the bottom of the "4"
    Step 16
    Take the neck of the 260 at the bottom of the "4" shape and wrap it around the saddle stick, as normal, to secure
    Step 17
    Make an "0" shape with the other wired Balck balloon, securing at the bottom of the "0"
    Step 18
    Take the neck of the 260 at the bottom of the "0" shape and wrap it around the saddle stick, as normal, to secure
    Step 19
    Tie in a small Pink tulle bow to the bottom of the "4"  on the saddle stick front and back
    Step 20
    Repeat step 19 with the "0"
    Step 21 Finish of each of the numbers with a small scunched bow , made from the small squares of  Pink tulle
    Step 22
    Add a small tulle bow to the top of the 9" balloon, attach with Multi Tape
    Step 23
    Push the two numbers on the saddle stick, between the clusters to create the number 40
    Step 24
    Push a small square of tulle into the top of the cluster
     

Tips and Additional Instructions

Do not forget to Balloon shine to give the best effect