The Event Build:

Saturday is all about big scale balloon décor on the theme of Enchantment. Working under team leaders, guests will be hands-on recreating the vision of Tampilipe Corbelin. One not to be missed as it’ll give the confidence to tackle large décor.

The Training:

Then there will be a mix of 90 minute and 3 hour classes on the Sunday and Monday from 9am til 5.30 with a mix of masterclasses and hand-on classes. It has a brilliant line-up of international and home-grown Instructors to inspire guests and make balloon creations even more unique and amazing.

The Competition:

This year our competition is a pre-enter and bring on the day… it wants Enchanted Themed table centrepieces. These will be voted on by all the delegates and the one with the highest number of votes wins. The winner will be announced and collect their prize at the Gala Dinner on the Sunday evening.


Qualatex has kindly agreed to run a CBA exam at 09:00 on the Saturday for those wishing to attend – please book this via Carol Dack at Qualatex The exam will finish at 13:00, in time for lunch. Certificates will be awarded at the Gala Dinner on the Sunday.

The Gala Awards Ceremony:

A great excuse to all let our hair down and network with other balloonies. Who better to understand your little foibles and frustrations than other balloon decorators from all over the UK and Europe.

Networking in such a fun industry is a wonderful way to expand your support systems and put faces to names. The award-winning catering team at The Slate will be providing us with a fabulous meal, there will be drinking and dancing, plus awards, live music and entertainment, with the added bonus of your bedrooms being just across the road outside.

If you have ANY questions about this spectacular event, please contact one of the committee or the NABAS office by email or by calling 01787 221026.

Sponsors this year include; Qualatex, Tiger Feet, Grabo, Amscan, Capel Manor, CTI, Neviti, Delights Direct, Air Products, Oaktree, Premium Balloon Accessories, Jessops and GO International. Qualatex have also kindly agreed to run a CBA (Certified Balloon Artist) exam on the Saturday for those wishing to attend – interest can be registered on the event page of NABAS.

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