Meet the  Great Event Decorations Team

Meg Johnson, CBA


Over the past 30 years, Meg Johnson has been servicing the Special Events industry. Meg has become a market leader in the field of event decorating. She produces arches, centerpieces, company logos, exploding balloons, and life size sculptures, to create exciting and memorable decorative touches for every corporate and social event. Life's celebrations are enhanced by Meg's enthusiastic service and her ability to stay focused on the details, features that are of immeasurable importance to her clients.


In 1996, Meg became Connecticut's first Certified Balloon Artist (CBA) through the successful completion of the Qualatex Balloon Network's Certification program where she received training in business operations including job costing using mathematical formulas and important principles of design. Meg has been described as a sculptor who uses balloons to create a specific atmosphere that translates a client's vision into art.


In 1999, working as a team member of balloon artists, she helped create the World's Largest Balloon Sculpture which is now in the Guinness Book of World Records. A graduate of the Women's Entrepreneurial Program at the Hartford College of Women and Johnson & Wales University of Culinary Arts, Meg is an active member in the Chamber of Commerce.


In 2006, Great Event Decorations became certified as a Women Owned Business by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Meg has appeared on the television programs "Women in Business" and on Channel 12's "The Exchange." Meg has been featured in the Connecticut Post's WomanWise section. She has also been interviewed for numerous publications including the Bridgeport News, the Connecticut Post, the Fairfield Citizen, the Fairfield County Business Journal, the Stamford Advocate, the Trumbull Times and the Valley Republican-American.


Meg Johnson

Certified Ballon Artist / Managing Member


"At Great Event Decorations we produce welcoming and visually exciting decorations to create memorable event experiences."

Eric Johnson


If you've ever thought or said... “Do you know what you could do with that?"...

you can begin to understand how Great Event Decorations has grown and how Eric's skills became a natural compliment to a business specializing in selective and unique décor.


Combine latex with wood, plastic or fabric and enliven these with color, motion and design and the possibilities for presenting themes and creating atmospheres increases dramatically. Because of Eric's extraordinary combination of artistic design and construction knowledge he has created parade floats that have won numerous awards for the Barnum Festival Ringmaster, Housatonic College, the Barnum Festival King and Queen as well as Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren.


The incredible parade floats, backdrops and staging décor that Eric has built stems from his years of carpentry and decorating experience. The satisfaction of creative solutions and of customer delight continues to motivate Eric's contributions to Great Event Decorations.

Eric Johnson

Creative Director / Managing Member


"I help clients with design and fabrication with creative solutions."