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Event Decorating Academy

The first international accredited event designing school. Get certified and begin your career today!

The Event Decorating Academy is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). The Event Decorating Academy complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, The Event Decorating Academy is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

The Event Decorating Academy is a global center of excellence, working with event designers and entrepreneurs to transform their creativity into profits.

Our highest value is to help students achieve success through originality, leadership, and commitment, While supporting every student’s growth.

Our mission at the Event Decorating Academy® is to provide powerful tools and strategies with online and hands-on training providing students with the knowledge for professional development towards career enhancement to become exceptional event designers. As the originators of event design schools, we are their road map to success since 2007, offering credentials that add trust, credibility, and value to our designers


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Designer Retreats & Masterminds

If you’re like most of our clients, you find it difficult to relax and take time off from your business. Focusing on yourself may feel like an indulgence you can’t afford to take. We’ll practice balancing work with relaxation and playtime during our retreats & mastermind events. You’ll discover how practicing this balance naturally increases your creativity, enthusiasm, optimism, and productivity.

Carmen and her team can help you overcome some of the biggest challenges you face. Our events will be focused on creating a road map that will lead you to achieve your biggest business goals. You will work on finding incredible strategies to take action and improve how you run your business.

We bring speakers and instructors up-to-date information to open a business or help your current business grow.

Our seminars, retreats, and masterminds will help with:

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Aqua Marina Beach Club Rincon Puerto Rico



Aqua Marina Beach Club in Rincón, Puerto Rico, is a versatile destination. It combines natural beauty, surf culture, wellness amenities, and event hosting capabilities. Whether you're craving adventure in the waves or a serene poolside escape, it caters to diverse preferences. Event Spaces:

    Pool Deck: Ideal for open-air gatherings, the pool deck offers a picturesque setting for events, from birthday parties to cocktail receptions.
  • Three Terraces: These versatile terraces adapt to various event sizes, providing intimate spaces for small gatherings or combining for larger functions.
  • Rooftop Lounge: With a 360-degree view reminiscent of a cruise ship, the rooftop lounge is perfect for weddings, anniversaries, or corporate events.
  • Crucero Seafood Restaurant: This unique restaurant, available for rent, offers an elegant setting, especially suitable for seafood-focused events.
  • Upcoming Banquet Hall (Summer 2024): In summer 2024, we're adding an air-conditioned banquet hall, expanding event options for year-round use.
  • Guest Accommodations: Aqua Marina Beach Club offers 15 guest rooms, convenient for event attendees or those preferring on-site lodging. This feature enhances destination events' appeal.

In summary, Aqua Marina Beach Club presents a diverse array of event spaces and accommodations, all in a stunning open-air beachfront setting, accommodating various event types and sizes.

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Wabbles Milk Bar: An aesthetically enchanting and dietary-conscious haven, now poised for exciting expansion. Nestled in a vibrant corner, this bistro cafe has become a go-to spot for artisan Italian gelato and an assortment of customizable, exquisite pastries.

Wabbles is celebrated for its delightful daily brunch, offering unique treats like pink coffee, milkshakes, and the much-loved mini donuts. Catering to diverse dietary preferences, our menu features gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and sugar-free options, alongside boozy milkshakes and a delectable cocktail menu, with highlights like the chocolate martini.

Our eco-friendly commitment is evident in our use of solar panels, compostable straws, and to-go containers, underscoring our dedication to environmental stewardship. The cafe's vibrant pink theme, enhanced with selfie walls and unique decor by award-winning designer and artist Carmen Ballering, offers an Instagram-worthy backdrop that has quickly captivated influencers and families alike.

Wabbles features two air-conditioned rooms and a sculpted train, paying homage to Puerto Rico's railroad history, ensuring comfort in every corner. Ideal for birthdays, photo shoots, or family gatherings, Wabbles guarantees a memorable experience for all visitors. As we gear up to franchise and expand beyond Puerto Rico into the states, Wabbles invites you to be part of our journey. Don't miss out on this visually stunning, environmentally responsible, and health-conscious destination, where every visit is an indulgence in flavor and style

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Wabbles Milk Bar at Aqua Marina Beach Club Rincon Puerto Rico


Aqua Marina Beach Club Rincon Puerto Rico





Welcome to Aqua Pool Bar, your personal Caribbean oasis. Sink into the lap of luxury in one of our plush lounge chairs, where you can bask in the warm Caribbean sun while sipping on a refreshing drink from our captivating swim-up bar. The crystal-clear waters and tranquil ambiance make our pool bar the ultimate haven for relaxation, offering you a taste of paradise.

But that's not all - for those seeking an elevated experience, our VIP area awaits. Dive into pure indulgence with our private hot tub and a TV for entertainment. Enjoy the full bar service and unwind in our comfortable cabanas, where shade and style blend seamlessly.

Experience the ultimate pool party extravaganza at our resort! Join us for the hottest pool parties in town, where the music never stops and the fun never ends. Our DJ takes center stage in the pool tower, spinning the latest and greatest tunes that will keep you grooving all day long. From sunrise to sunset, the beats are on point, creating the perfect soundtrack to your day of fun and excitement.



Sky Rooftop Lounge is a dream location in paradise. Perched high above with a 360-degree view that evokes the ambiance of a cruise ship, it's the ultimate setting for special occasions. This stunning venue is perfect for weddings, anniversaries, and corporate events.

Key Features:

  • Breathtaking Panorama: Enjoy a view of Rincon's sunsets and the Black Eagle Beach. The panoramic vista sets the stage for unforgettable moments.
  • Full Bar: The lounge offers a full-service bar, ensuring your guests are well taken care of with a wide selection of beverages. Comfortable Seating: Relax in style with comfy sofas and seating areas that provide both comfort and sophistication.
  • VIP Areas: Elevate your experience with VIP areas that offer even more amazing views and a touch of exclusivity.
  • Whether you're planning a romantic wedding, a milestone anniversary celebration, or a corporate event that deserves a touch of elegance, the Sky Rooftop Lounge is the ideal venue. It combines natural beauty, luxury, and a dreamlike ambiance, making it a great place for your special occasion in Rincon, Puerto Rico

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Crucero Seafood at Aqua Marina Beach Club

Embark on a revamped culinary journey at Crucero Seafood, situated in the stunning Aqua Marina Beach Club. Reimagined to capture the essence of a luxurious cruise ship, our restaurant is set to redefine your dining experience.

Crucero seamlessly blends fine dining with a relaxed atmosphere. This fusion of high-end cuisine and a laid-back vibe promises not just a meal but a voyage of flavors and sensations.

Join us at Crucero Seafood to discover how we're charting new courses in gastronomy, all while you soak in the ambiance that only Aqua Marina Beach Club can offer. With our refreshed approach, every visit becomes a journey to savor.

Charity & Fundraising


Art Basel Exhibit


Carmen was honored in 2013 to exhibit at the Miami Convention Center's River Art Fair. This of the many venues that were part of the 2013 Art Basel Week extrordanary art event.



Glam Air Flight 1975 Fundraiser Event

Presented by the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood

A fundraiser event for the art programs.

Miss Florida & Teen Florida USA participants modeled the wearable art collection where they had time to get some media interviews. Artist - designer Carmen Ballering donated her time and art pieces for a Featured fashion show right before Art Basel in Miami. Deco drive in Miami did a full report on Carmen's collection..

Gold for Life 2010

The Jills & Hope international, Palm Island, Miami

Gold for life was an evening celebration filled with unique gold art & lifestyle for a good cause.

The event's purpose was to give a gift of gold to " a Gift for life" foundation that funds research for pediatric cancer founded by Paula Roldos and "United Aliens Artists Fund," which teaches art to underprivileged children worldwide by Olga Ortiz Mera. Many artists exhibit their art.


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Balloon-a-Palooza at the Mitchell Park Domes was an annual event that showcased the creativity and talent of Carmen Ballering and a team of artists from all over the nation. The exhibit's purpose was to raise funds for the Milwaukee County Park's great public treasures, including the summer meal programs for less privileged kids. The balloon art exhibit ran from 2006 to 2008.

Pictures are worth a thousand words, or perhaps, in this case, worth 150,000 latex balloons per year. The unique and fantastic exhibit had balloon sculptures in all shapes & sizes up to 25' long.

The first year, 2005 Balloon-a-Palooza welcomed more than 9,000 adults and children. In 2006 & 2007, the attendance broke the previous record with more than 12,000 visitors per year.

Balloon-a-Palooza was covered by many local media outlets, from television to the Journal Sentinal newspaper. Gus Gnorski from Fox 6 interviewed us each year and television stations from the Fox River Valley and Northern Illinois. In 2006 we were honored with an interview on TMJ4's The Morning Blend talk show.

Carmen changes the event's theme each year, making it unique and different from year to year. All proceeds went to the Milwaukee County Parks. Local businesses sponsored the event.

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