Alison Galley

alison-galleyProfessional Balloon and Event Decorator and Owner of Celebration Balloons and Event Decor – Leeds.

Owner of Celebration Balloons, Alison is passionate about the unlimited possibilities and fantasy world balloons can create and Celebration Balloons of Rothwell has become her way to express her creativity and share her passion with the world leaving smiles and celebrations in her wake. She has now celebrated 10 years in business and is one of the leading balloon decorators in West Yorkshire. Alison has now expanded into Wedding and Event décor to further enhance your special occasions.

Celebration Balloons now specialise in high-end balloon art and balloon decor. So, let us create amazing balloon decor to transform your space into a magical setting and make your event extra special and memorable.

With thirty years’ experience in the printing and graphic design industry, Alison has always been creative, but it was balloons that sparked her imagination when she saw how balloons can be so much more than just a simple three balloon centrepiece!. She was immediately inspired to become a professional balloon decorator and show the world how balloons can transform an event from the ordinary to the extraordinary!

From that moment on, she started taking courses and attending various seminars in an effort to learn everything she could about balloon decorating and arranging, culminating in competing for Team GB at The World Balloon Convention 2018 in San Diego, US, where her team won the Bronze Award in the Medium Sculpture Competition. Alison has also attended some of the largest balloon builds in the UK, the latest in December 2018 when she was part of a team of 35 to complete a 40,000 balloon build in South Wales. Today, she uses almost any material and a wide range of techniques including twisting into her balloon arrangements to enchant children and adults of all ages.

Alison works closely with a wide variety of clients, from individuals and families organizing birthday parties, to couples planning their wedding, and large corporate clients requiring balloon and event decor for an event or product launch.

Corporate clients have included Leeds Trinity University, Sky Bet, Lowell Financial, Ahead Partnership, National Autistic Society, NHS England, Wakefield Audi, Unilever, Leeds University, Asda, Morrisons, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds and Bradford Airport, First Direct Arena, Leeds City Council, The Marriott Hotel, Cape Clarke, The Gym Group, Simply Better Events, Sodexo, Leeds Building Society – to name but a few!

Alison is a member of two of the main Balloon Associations in the UK – NABAS and The Qualatex Balloon Network (QBN).

Certified Balloon Artist

Alison has successfully completed the required correspondence and practical examinations of the Qualatex Balloon Network Certified Balloon Artist Programme and she is one of only 2,000 CBA’s worldwide. The most respected and comprehensive certification program in the balloon industry, the CBA designation recognises dedicated individuals who have achieved the highest levels of skill and demonstrated their ability in balloon gifts, bouquets and decorating.​

Alison is also proud to be a member of the following professional bodies and associations, who lead the way in training and establishing best practice and codes of conduct for balloon professionals:

We are fully insured and can provide disclosure certificates for DBS purposes.

Certified Balloon Artist

Certified Balloon Artist in LeedsThe Qualatex Balloon Network Certified Balloon Artist Programme is the most respected and comprehensive certification program in the balloon industry. The CBA designation recognises dedicated individuals who have achieved the highest levels of skill and demonstrated their ability in balloon gifts, bouquets and decorating.


NABASNABAS is the original and credible trade association for the party and promotional balloon industry in the UK, representing balloon decorators, retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers. Its members also include suppliers of balloon-related services such as accessories, inflators and balloon gas.

The association acts as the voice of the balloon industry, providing a comprehensive source of information and education for all industry concerns. Key objectives include supporting quality training, promoting good environmental practices for balloon releases and keeping members up to date with industry developments and trends.

The Qualatex Balloon Network

The Qualatex Balloon NetworkThe Qualatex Balloon Network (QBN) unites and supports businesses that offer value-added balloon designs featuring Qualatex products. QBN Business Members are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in balloon decor and bouquets.

We’re committed to sound and honorable business practices, continuing education, and the belief that balloons create atmosphere and communicate emotion in a uniquely effective way.

We believe that the high quality of the products we sell, and professionalism in the services we offer, provide superior value to our customers and form the foundation for the future success of businesses featuring value-added balloon designs.

To become a QBN Member you have to pass three exams which incorporate balloon basics, classic balloon decor, designing with Balloons, proportion & scale, color harmonies, texture and principles & elements of design, balance, rhythm, & harmony.

Being a member of these two prestigious organisations assures you when you order your balloons by Alison, the quality of the work produced and the service you receive are the best possible – it’s what makes a professional balloon decorator.

Celebration Balloons of Rothwell New Van“I must admit, I have never grown up and balloons bring out the inner child in me and they are a perfect outlet for using my creative background” – Alison Galley, Professional Balloon Decorator and Owner of Celebration and Event Decor – Leeds

You can see some of her work in the gallery or if you need further inspiration or an idea of what Alison can create visit Alison’s Facebook Page via the link at the top of the page and when you’re ready, contact Celebration Balloons and Event Decor to discuss your requirements.

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