Elegant hoops are all the rage for party decor right now – especially at weddings! In honor of the royal wedding, we asked Sue Bowler, CBA, of the United Kingdom, to provide her top tips for memorable hoop decor.

Sue Bowler’s 5 Tips for Stylish Hoops

Choose your colours carefully so they blend together well. Remember the Principles & Elements of Design!
Double-stuffing balloons allows you to create tints, tones and shades and a much wider colour palette within one hue.  Use the Qualatex Rainbow of Colours flier and the Qualatex Chrome™ Custom Colours flier for inspiration.
Create added visual texture with glitter balloons or greenery and flowers. 
Try to keep the shape of the hoop visually round.  You can easily alter the shape with the positioning of the balloons. If in doubt, take a photograph as you are making it to more easily see problem areas.
Pre-cover the hoop by spraying with paint or wrapping it with 260Qs.

Want to learn more on how to make these? Why not attend one of our “Wedding Trends” masterclasses this autumn to practice these and more techniques? Keep checking out our Education pages, as we’ll be announcing some new dates soon! 

Hoop Inspiration 

Splendid Spring Hoop

Ring in the spring season with this hoop of pink, orange, and yellow pastels interspersed with springtime greenery.

Whimsical Winter Hoop

Icy blues, cool violets, and placid pinks are the perfect combo for this wintry hoop to celebrate the season. 

Opulent Autumn Hoop

Luscious red, fiery orange, and resplendent yellow tones are all tied together in this amazingly autumnal hoop.

Newborn Hoop

Here’s a perfect door decoration for the parents of a newborn baby featuring The Very Best™ Balloons from Qualatex®!

Wonderful Cake Table Hoops

Whip up simple but beautiful cake table displays with this set of three hoops decorated with The Very Best™ Balloons.