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Ronald McDonald House

December 2nd, 2012
Posted in Character Greeters, News, Parties, Uncategorized

One of our favourite charities – Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham – celebrated its third birthday on Tuesday 27th November 2012.

For Tuesday’s party, Huff, Puff and Away! was happy to supply some decor and balloon sculptures including a Cricketer Greeter as we had been told that some of the Warwickshire County Cricket team were to visit as part of the celebrations.
We would urge everyone to support the fantastic work that they do; they still need help to raise much needed funds to cover the ongoing costs of running the House.
Or visit: to see what they’re all about!

Air-filled decor

August 1st, 2012
Posted in Character Greeters, News, Uncategorized, Weddings

One of our jobs this weekend was to provide balloon décor at a wedding at The Granary, Shenstone. It’s the first time we have visited this venue, and what a fine venue it is, too.

The décor we provided was unusual in that it was all AIR-FILLED, which, in these times of worldwide helium shortages, is great to achieve. We supplied a balloon Bride and Groom, an Exploder which hung from the ceiling, and a Champagne Bottle Arch.

There are definite problems with helium supply, but we would like to stress to all our booked-in customers that we have sufficient for our needs. It may well be more problematic in the future, but we are a creative team and we know we can design viable alternatives. Indeed, the décor shown on the ‘Highbury’ venue page of our website is all air-filled, as helium-filled décor is not allowed there.

The world of balloon venue décor is undoubtedly changing, but we’re well equipped to adapt and we see ourselves as ‘staying ahead of the game’ thanks to our design capabilities.

Anarchy and patriotism, a heady mix!

June 20th, 2012
Posted in Character Greeters, Parties

We get to do some great stuff, it’s such a nice business to be in. Every job is unique, but they don’t come more unique than a ‘Punk Britannia’ theme for a birthday party.

Jubilee Celebrations!

June 4th, 2012
Posted in Character Greeters, News, Wedding Fairs

Wow, that was a busy weekend…

We had Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Character Greeters on display in the Council House, balloon decor on display in the Waterhall Gallery and our Morris J-type van (made in Birmingham in 1959) outside in Victoria Square. Somehow we also managed to fit in wedding work and taking Abi to do balloon modelling for the children at The Ronald McDonald House Jubilee Party. Anyone not aware of the fantastic work that the charity does should visit, it’s a fantastic set-up which we’re happy to support in any way we can.

Getting in touch with their pink side!

May 7th, 2012
Posted in Character Greeters, Weddings

It was lovely to turn up at Sketchley Grange and see four lads (inc. groom!!) dressing the wedding breakfast room in hot pink and white. It was almost like walking into an episode of Don’t Tell The Bride! They did a fantastic job, and we just put the cherry on top!

‘Royal Wedding’ 2011

April 30th, 2011
Posted in Character Greeters, News, Weddings

The Royal Wedding in balloons by all at Huff, Puff and Away!

With many thanks to Civic Catering staff at Birmingham City Council House for allowing us to do this photo shoot, now a ‘theme’.

We were able to get coverage on BBC Midlands Today! Bez was interviewed By Ben Sidwell of BBC Midlands at Highbury, the clip was only up for a day or two, but we have some screenshots of all the best bits!

Ben Sidwell with 'The Queen'

So many thanks are in order;

-To the Civic Catering staff at Birmingham City Council House for letting use do a photoshoot in the first place!

-To the Civic Catering staff at Highbury for letting the BBC film us there.

-To BBC Midlands for featuring us in their Royal Wedding coverage!

In Radio WM’s studio!

April 2nd, 2011
Posted in Character Greeters, News

Well done the Blues! To celebrate Birmingham City winning the Carling Cup, we dropped a ‘Blues footballer Greeter’ in to our friends at Radio WM, who’d done a great job with match commentary and follow-up. Our Character could be seen on the WM webcam for the duration of Phil Upton’s show.