Newest Review: ... add helium for a fun addition to your hen party for the bride-to-be.' on the website I just did not register the fact that this balloon wa... more
A helium balloon that stood up a lot longer than I did!
18 Inch Hen Night Party Balloon
Member Name: katykicker
18 Inch Hen Night Party Balloon
Advantages: Reasonably priced, looks nice, long lasting, good quality.
Disadvantages: Had to get someone to blow it up and forgot about that!
So after having to organise my own hen night recently I ended up on the hennighthq website ordering a few different products and getting them despatched the same day. I was very pleased with lots of my purchases and at how reasonable the prices were. One of the items that I purchased was this helium 'hen night party' balloon which I wanted in the corner of my living room just behind where all the food was to be placed out for those people that were coming to my house first. I actually didn't think about whether this balloon was going to be inflated or not and despite it saying 'Simply add helium for a fun addition to your hen party for the bride-to-be.' on the website I just did not register the fact that this balloon was not going to be delivered blown up, I guess I was caught up in the excitement of it all and the last minute rush of having to organise it all myself!
This balloon arrived, you've guessed it, flat packed, in a little plastic wrapper. The balloon was nice and neatly folded and all I had to do was take it down to my local florist who was happy to blow it up for me for just £1.50 and this included a pretty pink ribbon and a weight on the end! I was quite happy with this as the actual balloon was only £2.99 with free delivery making it a very reasonable purchase indeed.
The balloon opened out nicely once it was inflated and a simple tab at the bottom was knotted to ensure the helium did not escape. It was very easy for the florist to attach the string and the weight to keep it from floating away and overall it was very simple and cheap to get it filled up and it only took a matter of seconds.
The balloon itself is a very pretty shade of pink, more of a candy pink, with this lettering that I think looks a little bit like Mexican style writing, if that makes sense? The letters are all well spelt out and I got several comments while carrying this down the road from the flower shop back to my house. There is also what appears to be the silhouette of a lady dancing flamenco style, it's a little strange to be honest! I wanted a hen night balloon and this is what was on offer to me. I did quite like the style of the balloon once it was inflated and it looked quite nice bobbing away in the corner throughout the night. The balloon is very sturdy and despite being knocked around lots by people, the cat and the wind from the open door it did not burst or leak at all. This balloon has been up for a couple of weeks now and it's stayed upright with minimal loss of helium. This balloon has begun to deflate a little now but nothing that I wouldn't expect from a helium balloon after this length of time.
Summary: A decent helium balloon that is good quality and long lasting.