We love balloons!

We love balloons! In fact everyone loves balloons and they never fail to put a smile on people’s faces.  We pride ourselves on our balloon services and have been supplying balloons for parties, christenings and weddings for over 10 years.  We are always looking to add new balloon products and displays to our services and below are a few of the latest balloon displays we have in store.


Keepsake Cards

Image of cardsWe were really pleased to discover these beautiful keepsake cards last week and think they make a lovely addition to our card range.  Not only are the cards themselves gorgeous but they have great verses and also come with a free credit card sized keepsake card attached.  They are fantastic for that special person in your life.


Thank You Teacher Gifts

Say a great big THANK YOU to your teacher

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We simply cannot believe that another school year has passed! All of our children are yet another year older and we have the six weeks of the summer holidays stretching out Image of thank you teacher cardsahead of us and we are all full of plans about how to keep the kids entertained this summer. Love or loathe the summer school break it is now only a matter of days away and it’s that time of year again where we have to rush around and quickly find a thank you gift and card for our child’s teacher. Luckily you don’t have to go far to find a card to say that special thank you and a gift to show your appreciation because here at Cards & Fancy Dress & Balloons Etc we have carefully selected a range of cards and gifts to suit any budget. We even have thank you cards for all of those wonderful, hard working teaching assistants so why not pop in on the school run to have a look around?

Finally, since all of you mams and dads are among our most treasured customers we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy, hot and safe summer…


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Father’s Day – Sunday 21st June 2015


Father’s Day is always held on the third weekend in June so this year it takes place on Sunday 21st June 2015. We are now fully stocked up with fabulous cards, gifts and balloons for that special man in your life.  Whether you’re buying for dad, daddy, grandad, great grandad or even husband we have a card to suit you at a price you can afford.  Please pop in and have a look around.


Gateshead taxi firm join Ant and Dec in backing Sunshine Fund charity Superhero Day

Please support the guys at Streetcars today as they support The Chronicle Sunshine Fund and Cash for Kids by wearing superhero costumes all day.


We have donated 5 costumes today to help them raise as much money as possible for the charities.  For more information about how to get involved, visit metroradio.co.uk/superhero or to make a donation of £5, text HAPPY to 70070.

NEW Giftware in stock

The team at Cards & Fancy Dress & Balloons Etc have recently reviewed and refreshed the selection of giftware we have available in store.  Whether you want a teddy for a new arrival, a photo frame for your gran, a pint glass for your brother or a fragrant reed diffuser for your mam, we have a gift to suit you, at a price you can afford.  We are open 7 days a week so come along and have a look around!

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Christmas Raffle in aid of Brysons Animal Refuge

Thank you to all those who took part in our Christmas Raffle in aid of Brysons Animal Refuge.  We raised £75 in total and we took the money up to Brysons last week who were really grateful for our contribution and support.

Brysons goal is to provide temporary care and shelter for stray, abandoned and relinquished animals, and to place as many as possible into responsible and caring homes.

Brysons welcome donations to help them with their vital work – www.brysons.org.uk