Face to face training is back!

Thank you for enquiring about NABAS training from Executive Events & Balloons.  Level 1 course dates have been released, along with other approved courses.

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We strongly recommend you join NABAS to gain support and guidance, plus to ensure you’re fully insured and protected for any public liability and product claims, during these difficult times. 

Please don’t risk selling a single balloon without having PLI in place.

As a NABAS Member there will also be member-only webinars and online mini training courses, plus you get access to all member-only resources and closed Facebook group, and a Google searchable business listing within our website.

Please keep an eye on our fb page for new training dates.  They are listed under our Executive Balloons Training page: – › ExecBTraining

Our NABAS Level 1 courses are kept to a maximum of 4 students so they are very hands-on and involved, giving you the confidence to start creating and selling beautiful balloon displays and growing your business.  They are run in compliance with strict risk assessments and procedures to keep us all as safe as possible.

Our Approved Courses are currently maximum 6 students.

We are committed to your safety, and helping you grow as a business.

I look forward to meeting you and showing you the wonderful World of Balloons! If you have any further questions, please email or call me.

Stay safe,

Liz x

Some of our Upcoming Courses

Level 1 – Balloon & Business Basics


SATURDAY 24th JULY 2021 / FRIDAY 13th AUGUST 2021 

Essential for anyone starting a balloon business – it not only explains all about different balloons, inflation and equipment but also the way to price jobs for profit and market your business to generate customers:

Some of the topics covered include:  

  • Explanation of different gases and equipment
  • Safety and handling
  • Principles and Elements of Design
  • Marketing and Promotional advice
  • Pricing for Profit and Job Costing
  • Correct inflation of various types of balloons, sealing and tying, arranging into displays, arches and garlands
  • Calculations of helium capacity used in balloons
  • The science behind balloons and gases
  • Effects of temperature and altitude on balloons
  • Manufacturers and wholesalers
  • History of NABAS and its place in the Balloon Industry
  • Codes of Conduct
  • Understanding business, overheads, expenses and insurancesPlus much more including tips and techniques to help you troubleshoot and kick-start your business with confidence.

Also upon completion of the Level 1 course you not only get an industry recognised qualification and certificate, but also 10% off your first year membership to NABAS – The Balloon Association – which includes the most comprehensive liability insurance in the industry, access to a members-only business support, webinars and forms, quarterly trade magazine, access to our closed Facebook group and lots of other benefits – please see

As part of the course you’ll also get me as your point of contact for any questions you may have in the future – I’m always here to support and help you with your journey.

Deco Bubbles -V- Aqua Balloons and introduction to Clearz



The Aqua Balloons are made by the same company who manufacture the deco bubbles, Takara Kosan in Japan.

Both of these clear bubble balloons will play a major part in professional décor – this course shows you how to use both correctly and when to use them to get the most impact in your displays.

It shows the similarities and differences between them both and gives you hand-on experience in using both balloons effectively. We also look at the Amscan Clearz balloons as well as LED lights with bubble balloons.

Covering a lot of the standard deco bubble techniques – confetti, static, foils inside bubbles, feathers – you’ll also learn about bead aquas and flowers inside the aqua balloons, with and without water plus, crucially, job costing the displays.

This is an intermediate/advanced course and requires that you have experience in dealing and handling balloons already.

Course notes and after-course support group come as part of your training.

Under current trading standards we are unable to offer refreshments or lunch – please bring your own.

On-trend Air Filled Designs 


THURSDAY 1st JULY 2021 / TUESDAY 6th JULY 2021

This is an exciting new class, demonstrating completely air-filled designs.  Social media is massive when customers are looking for their next design and these designs are certainly worthy of sharing on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

Learn the latest on-trend décor techniques: –

  • Crescent organic bubble/orbz/clearz centrepieces (also known as hugger displays) – currently one of the most popular designs.  Covers an introduction to organics, affixing garlands to a variety of balloons, confetti balloons, embellishing design and upselling.  Discuss seasonal themes and how to maximise your profit, from small scale to grand displays. 
  • Majestic balloon displays (also known as marquee displays) – currently one of the biggest trending designs. From petite, to extravagant, learn how to combine an amalgamation of shapes and colours to shine and show your balloon artistry skills.  Learn techniques including curly entertainer balloons, distorted flowers/hearts, string of pearls, building bases and adding organics, positioning and repairing of foils. You will be shown how to embellish and upsell these beautiful displays and tailor them for seasonal events.
  • Floor standing centrepiece. Techniques include making clusters, attaching securely to a pole, bases for centrepieces, adding foils and embellishing displays to upsell. Introducing seasonal and staple designs to make profit.
  • Learn how to job cost designs correctly to ensure you make maximum profit.

This course is designed for event decorators and retailers looking to learn on-trend themes.

Combining demonstrations, job costing and hands on exercises.  Recipe sheets included with professional photo’s.

Participants should be trained in Level 1 Nabas balloon basics or similar course.



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