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      06.06.2013 16:59
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      great

      For Hope's birthday last year we bought some of the Tesco Value balloons as we thought that they would be perfectly fine but actually they were hopeless, they didn't blow up well and they popped at the slightest touch so they were not ideal at all for being around toddlers so this year we decided to pay extra money and buy these balloons instead and I am glad we did as they are much better quality. In the packet you just get 10 balloons which isn't much if you're decorating a large room but it was perfectly fine for us as we just wanted to have a few around for decoration. They all seem to be a different colour and all the colours are very bright, some are see-throuh some opaque so you do get a good variety which is effective and makes the room look nice and cheerful. On the side of each balloon is a picture which reads 'Happy Birthday' and has a few stars, streamers and balloons around it, this is in black and is the same on all of the balloons. I think this picture is very nice, it's simple but it makes the balloons that bit more interesting than just being plain colours. When we blew the balloons up we realised that they were good quality as they could get blown up to be rather large and didn't even look as though they were straining. They were strong too, you can tell that the rubber is not thin and flimsy like the cheap ones which we had previously. The only thing I didn't really like was the smell; as soon as they were blown up you could smell rubber in the air but we soon got used to this and I don't think it lingered so must have worn off. They were quite easy to tie up too as the rubber was flexible enough to get a good amount of it to tie the knot even when they were fully blown up. The balloons looked great when they were first blown up so were large and bright. Hope was very pleased with them as were her friends at the party. She is not at all gentle with balloons and these withstood her bashing them around and throwing them everywhere. Not one of them popped no matter how much she tried to do so by sitting on them and rolling around on them! This is a huge difference to last year's cheap ones which would pop if she so much as looked at them! The balloons are still in our lounge now almost two weeks on and I don't think they have gone down in size at all. We paid £2 for these balloons. This is a lot of money to pay for something that is only temporary but I am pleased we did as they have lasted well, they are bright and cheerful, they didn't pop despite toddlers playing with them and they are very good quality.

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      19.03.2013 20:04
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      These balloons were well worth the money as they offer reliability for a reasonable price.

      I bought these balloons for my younger brothers 8th birthday as I believe that balloons are one of those thinks that are necessary for a memorable birthday. I went to tesco to get the birthday supplies and as I was looking at the birthday candle area I noticed these in the corner (I bought 3 packs). These balloons cost £1 at Tesco, you get 10 assorted balloons with a birthday cake and happy birthday written across the balloons. I chose these as the colours are vibrant an they have all the main colours + they are appropriate design and theme (birthday). I would think that these colours (green, white, blue... ect) are liked by most children girls or boys, so you cant really go wrong with the colour. The balloons are slightly hard to blow up so I just used the balloon pump that we had from last year, as I did not want to spend my whole morning blowing up balloons. I have also blown a couple with my mouth and found that they are very easy to blow however a few did need a bit of stretching to ensure easy inflation. What I soon noticed was that they are very durable when comparing to cheap balloons that you get over 30 for a pack. This is due to the rubber being made from higher quality rubber + being noticeably thicker all around. The balloons also keep the air longer than cheap balloons as these balloons lasted days after the birthday party even with long hours of playing keepy-uppies and slow motion tennis. These balloons livened up the party with the kids really enjoying playing with them. I would definitely recommend these to any one needing quality balloons that will last days after the birthday party. So if you are looking for simple but effective balloons for a birthday then these balloons are more than enough for a happy birthday boy/girl.

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        19.03.2013 16:10
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        Thanks for Reading :)

        I remember planning my nephews' birthday party not that long ago, and one of the key things for any kids' party is balloons. It can get a bit stressful when organising birthday parties, especially if there are going to be over fifty people attending (Yes big family!), therefore there are some areas on the shopping list that I like to just go for the simple less expensive options and Tesco birthday balloons were the first thing that caught my eye when I was browsing the party section at my local Tesco. I didn't really spend ages looking around for balloons, because at the end of the day they are just balloons! Also I had been happy with other Tesco branded products in the past, so didn't really second guess my decision to purchase a few packs. ==PRICE== One pack contains ten balloons and is priced at £1. I believe it is well priced and you get a good number of balloons in one pack. ==PACKAGING== The balloons are packed in plastic transparent packaging, so all the colours are easily visible. The packaging is held up by a card that has a nice streaky colourful design. ==DESIGN & EXPERIENCE== The balloons are round shaped and made from thick rubber material and come in blue, white, red, green and yellow colours. Each balloon has a nice small image of a cake on the front which is accompanied by happy birthday text which is clearly visible once each balloon is blown up. I personally liked the added factors of the happy birthday message and the cake images, as it makes a nice change to the boring plain coloured balloons. I personally found these balloons fairly simple to inflate, all I had to do is stretch them a little and then blow in through the rubber hole. Each balloon did not take too long to inflate, and once inflated did so to a good size. The balloons lasted for a surprisingly long time, even a day or two after the party my nephew was still playing and throwing the balloons around. Overall I would recommend these for any birthday party; they are well designed, colourful, long lasting, and fairly easy to inflate.

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          18.03.2013 21:31
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          Highly recommended balloons - great for children or adults.

          In the party section at Tesco they have their own brand of balloons, these are £1 and for that you get 10 balloons in a pack. That works out at 10p per balloon, so good value for money. These are great for kids parties and adults who still enjoy balloons. I certainly do, who doesn't? These are good quality balloons actually, the rubber doesn't feel rough or bumpy in any way. They're not too thick either, you can still see inside the balloons with sun shining on them and they stretch out quite a lot. The stretchyness (I know, not a word) is excellent considering the price. The rubber does smell quite strongly of... well, rubber. It isn't offensively strong but the smell does linger when you open the packet and you can still smell the new rubber smell after blowing them up when you sniff close to the balloons. Blowing them up takes roughly 20 seconds although people who like to pause before they pass out will take around 30 seconds, this was about the time it took me. This works out at around 5 minutes to blow the whole lot up. I'd recommend a break though, so add a minute or two to this time. It's not like these burst easily either, It takes a lot of puff to blow these up to the point of exploding and when they are close to that the rubber copes well. There's no real strain until you're right on the limit at which point it's obvious since the balloons stop expanding. At this point its just 1 breath away from exploding. Without sounding too sinister there... These take a few days to deflate, I had one that took 4 days to go down to an unusable level. The rest were popped after 2 days to get them out the way. The one balloon that lasted 4 days was kept after protest from our daughter. I was told off for popping most of them anyway. The packaging is partly recyclable. There is a piece of card at the top which can be recycled but the plastic bag has to be binned. The balloons themselves also have to be binned. Overall a great pack of balloons which i highly recommend. They do their job well and I am generally pleased with my purchase. I highly recommend these for any birthday party, child's or adults. You're never to old for balloons dooyooers.

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          15.03.2013 09:32
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          A good buy when money is tight!

          Not long ago it was a very good friend of mines birthday and a couple of us got together to throw her a little party, nothing big or too fancy we just wanted a few balloons and a bit of cake and the likes. The balloons I bought were these as we were keeping the cost down to blow on a nice cake and a bottle of champers and they only cost me £1.00 for a pack of ten assorted colours of the balloons. These came in a see through bag with the top part being made of multi coloured card where we were were clearly told what they were on them and it was minimal packaging. Within the pack there were 10 balloons as promised and I got two red, two blue, two green, two white ones and two bright yellow ones and each one on it in black writing says happy birthday on it and there is a picture shown of a birthday cake on there and a few little stars, simple enough in design these are but at least you can tell by a glance what they are for! Blowing them up is simple enough and they make average sized oval shaped balloons and then you simply tie them up at the bottom. You need a bit of puff if your going to use your own mind you for 10 of them so I do recommend on enlisting help if at all possible! Tying them at the bottom was easy enough providing you don't over blow them up and once we did that (me and my mate) they never lost any air for a good couple of days according to my mate who's birthday it was and in the end she popped them to get them out of her tiny kitchen for fear they weren't going to go down by themselves! All in all these are simple in concept and offer value for money. They are not posh or fancy but make the statement there is a birthday going on and all round yep I do rate them quite highly and think that they are excellent value for money and I would buy them again when my budget is tight though have to admitting to appreciating something a bit more fancy! Available from Tesco stores at a pound a pack of ten! This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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          14.03.2013 15:10
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          a great set of birthday balloons

          We throw quite a lot of birthday parties in our house because we love a good family get together and it is much cheaper and more fun than going out for a meal or out anywhere too expensive. The last few parties, I have picked up Tescos Happy Birthday Balloons because they were cheap and looked the part. What They Looked Like In a packet of 10 of these balloons you get a variety of colours. There are two of each colour, blue, red, white, green and yellow, I think that these are good colours as they are pretty unisex and can be used for all ages. The balloons have Happy Birthday wrote on them and a nice big picture of a birthday cake as well, they look really good when they are blown up. Balloon Quality These balloons are really easy to blow up, there is a decent amount of stretch in them, so I can blow them up to quite a big size without feeling as though they will explode. Also the end piece of these balloons is quite long so it is easy to tie them in a knot at the end which is really handy. These balloons lasted us quite a few days after being blown up, they were really thick and I think they were really good quality. Price and Availabiliy You can buy a packet of 10 balloons in Tesco for £1, this is great as 1 packet is usually enough for my kitchen to decorate and the balloons work out at only 10p per balloon. I think this is a great price for such attractive balloons and the house looks really well when I decorate them with them. Overall I think that these balloons are great, they look the part and are cheap and cheerful. I think that these are a great little bargain buy and will definitely buy them again. These balloons are 100% recommended and overall I would give them 5 out of 5 stars. *also on ciao under lorrainek90

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          21.02.2013 22:22
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          Great balloons for the price, would recommend.

          For Oscar's 1st birthday, I threw a tea party at home for his cousins and little friends to come to. I wanted to buy some balloons, as they instantly turn a normal front room into a party (or they do for a 1 year old anyway!). I was doing the weekly shop in Tesco and noticed this pack of 10 balloons for £1, so got a couple of packs. The packaging is quite simple, just a celophane bag with the cardboard label stapled to it. The label is very bright, with multicoloured stripes and the Tesco Party logo (as other stuff in the same range also display). The balloons are a variety of colours and have 'Happy Birthday' printed on them with a picture of a cake. I like how the picture looks upside down when you first look at it... This means that once they are hanging up, the logo will be facing the right way (unless you wanted to fill them with helium and use them the other way round, although I don't think this is recommended for this material). They blow up quite big, and are easy to blow up and tie. Some cheaper balloons tend to burst if you blow them too big and then are a nightmare to tie! Once blown up, most of them lasted a couple of days, although a few (out of 20) had deflated to about a quarter of their original size by the morning. For the price of £2 for 20 though, its not much to complain about! Oscar and his friends were very impressed with them.

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          11.02.2013 20:23
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          Why pay more?

          My grandmother recently turned 89, and we had a little party at our house for her. I popped to my local Tesco to stock up on some party stuff and purchased a packet of these balloons for the small price of £1.00. These balloons are simply packaged in a clear plastic bag with a cardboard label stapled along the top. Through the plastic you can see the balloons inside. Each pack contains 10 balloons - 2 of each of the following colours: green, yellow, red, white and blue. The colours are quite bright and bold, and not really gender-specific which would make them suitable for most birthdays, male or female. These balloons are easy to blow up and to tie - the bottom part that you tie is quite stretchy and long enough to be tied easily. This is helpful for me as I find other, less stretchy balloons quite difficult to tie. I successfully blew up all 10 of these balloons and there were no faulty balloons in the pack. When blown up these balloons all have the words "Happy Birthday" and a picture of a birthday cake printed on them. The balloons blow up to be a standard balloon size. These balloons appear to be made of quite thick rubber and aren't easily burst - I can vouch for this as by the end of the party there were 3 boisterous children and 2 equally boisterous dogs playing with the balloons. Cheap entertainment! All in all, these basic balloons are good quality and fit for their purpose. At the price of 10p per balloon, I would definitely buy them again. I give them a 5* rating along with my full recommendation. Thanks for reading and I hope you found my review useful.

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            11.02.2013 16:54
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            Bargain buy

            As mentioned a few times in earlier reviews I have worked with children in different settings. In one of the settings I worked at I found there were a few children's birthdays on the same day/next day so I thought it would be nice to purchase some birthday balloons for the classroom. This wasn't really a planned purchase, I was just shopping at Tesco one day when I saw them priced at £1 and thought they would be quite a nice buy. The balloons came in a pack of 10, which meant it only cost 10p a balloon which was a great price. They were packaged really easily in a cellophane wrapper which had a cardboard header that could be unpinned and opened without tearing the bag. This meant easy storage for leftover balloons. The balloons are all different colours from white, red, green, blue and yellow. On the balloon it states happy birthday with a picture of a cake in the middle so they are clearly birthday balloons and can only be used for that occassion. I found the balloons really easy to blow up and tie a knot with. The material is nice and stretchy so it wasn't hard to tie the knot at the end. I used a piece of ribbon and tied the balloon on the chair that the child would be sat on for the day as it made it more fun for the child and everyone got to remember it was their birthday. The balloon stayed up well and it was bright and eye-catching. I can't really complain about the quality of the balloon as the colours were fine and the writing and image was of good quality and not faded. At the end of the day I let the child take the balloon home with them so I can't really say how long they stayed inflated for, but for £1 for a pack of 10 I can't really fault them. Overall a nice little bargain buy.. I give it 5 stars. Thanks for reading :) (this review may also be found on ciao)

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            11.02.2013 14:11
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            birthday party balloons from Tesco

            Let me begin my saying I am not a fan of balloons. As a child I remember hating balloons and would scream in fear in case they popped. As an adult I no longer scream,but still don't like them and refuse to let my children have them in the car! However a birthday party is not really complete without balloons and so it was that I recently found myself having to buy a few packs from my local Tesco. Balloons come in all shapes and sizes including really expensive helium ones, ones with lights inside and massive affairs with equally massive price tags! I really don't see the point in buying anything too elaborate and my children also seem to have just as much fun with *normal* balloons! The Tesco happy birthday balloons come in a small plastic bag with cardboard seal. Each pack contains 10 balloons of assorted colours;white,green,blue and yellow. There are two of each colour included. The ones I recently purchased had happy birthday in black writing with a small birthday cake picture surrounded by stars. Tesco also have birthday balloons with the child's age included. The balloons were fairly easy to blow up and tie. They all have a good regular shape and are a good size when inflated. I am pleased to report that none of the balloons burst whilst being inflated! I bought two packs of these party balloons a few months ago for my sons birthday party. I like to decorate the room with balloons and find they are also fun to use for party games. It also helps your guests spot the right house for the party if you hang balloons on your fence or gate! Before tea I like to organise a few games. One that the children enjoyed was played using balloons. Take a couple of large cardboard boxes and then split the children into two teams. Throw some balloons into the room and then tell the children they have to pretend the balloons are sheep and that they have to be *rounded up* into the pen (box). The children have to keep their hands behind their backs whilst rounding up the sheep! The winning team is the one who rounds up the most sheep. This is s good game to get children to work together. Another game with balloons is similar to pass the parcel. However instead of a parcel a balloon is passed around a circle. When the music stops whoever has the balloon is out. The last child remaining wins a prize. There are lots of other games using balloons! My children really enjoy batting a balloon back and forward to each other. I am really impressed with the quality of these Tesco balloons. They lasted for weeks after the part,although gradually became smaller! They are really quite strong and don't seem to pop too easily. I actually wish they didn't last as long as the noise of my children constantly batting them can become very irritating!

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              10.02.2013 16:02
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              Fabulous quality

              Product: Happy Birthday Balloons Quantity: 10 From: Tesco Price: £1.00 For several years I've always bought the Tesco Happy Birthday Balloons for peoples Birthdays and Parties. Balloons can be quite expensive and I personally don't see the point in paying too much for standard Happy Birthday Balloons which eventually deflate. I bought the above Happy Birthday Balloons from Tesco for a pack of 10, this works out at just 10p per Balloon which I think is a reasonable price. The Balloons come simply packaged in a cellophane packet with a colourful cardboard opening stapled to the cellophane. The cardboard opening as the Tesco Logo and the product description with all other relevant information printed onto it. The Balloons come in a variety of 5 different colours; Red, Yellow, White, Green and Blue, you therefore get 2 Balloons of each of those colours. The Balloons have Happy Birthday written on them with a picture of a Birthday Cake printed beneath the writing. The Balloons are great quality and are of a decent size. They blow up really well, are very stretchy and they keep their shape. The Balloons can take quite a bit of pressure before they burst, the children certainly have no problems in playing around with these, kicking and throwing them into the air. These are perfect for me, affordable and of fabulous quality, a product which I will buy time and time again. Dooyoo Star Rating: 5/5

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                10.02.2013 08:52
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                Quality balloons from Tesco

                Unless you're considering buying a full on helium filled foil balloon, which would cost quite a bit more, then I honestly can't see the point in spending too much time debating which balloons to buy or where to get them from. In my experience, balloons tend to be aiding the decorative element of a celebration to start with, and then after that serve as toys for a brief while and then exist to annoy parents. Therefore, when it comes to buying balloons for a birthday, then these ones represent good value. For £1 you get a pack of 10 balloons of 5 different colours, each with a birthday cake and the words 'Happy Birthday' on them. The colours are standard, and although they aren't brightest ones they are still a lot more colourful than other balloons I've seen. They're simply packaged, a bit of a faff if you just want to open the packet and use a couple and then keep the others - you'd be best to take them out and keep them in a drawer to be honest. The balloons themselves stretch easily and blow up to a decent size for the price. I've certainly known balloons that are worse than these, where they burst before you've even reached what you'd consider an acceptable size. These do stretch quite well, and although they don't stretch to a really big size, it's easily good enough, and you can see the picture and wording very clearly. I guess this is the crux of their existence really. They sit like normal balloons and when kids play with them they float like normal balloons. They also seem to retain their air particularly well, which has good and bad points. In our house, we tend to wait until the balloon starts to deflate before getting rid of them, to give our kids time to play with them - it's cheap entertainment quite simply! These ones give them a few extra days of play, and have even been known to have lasted a couple of weeks, which they love playing with for that extra time. The downside to this is that unfortunately my tolerance levels have their limits, and balloons are wonderful distractions to things such as instruction and conversation. I'm afraid many a balloon has succumbed to my spur of the moment popping when my patience has been exhausted, and I've wished that they'd have deflated a lot sooner. I suppose at least they pop easily and this is somewhat satisfactory! Overall then, these balloons are worth the money you pay for them. They're decent quality, the image and wording is clear and simple and doesn't confuse the issue, they blow up easily and maintain their state. At 10p per balloon, it's hard to argue with the value for money. Recommended.

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                  07.02.2013 22:24
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                  Nice and cheap balloons

                  I'm from a large family and in our family we always have family get togethers to celebrate all kinds of occasions. This meant that we were always in need of birthday celebration items like balloons, a cake, presents etc and with dozens of cousins, aunts, uncles and family friends it was always fairly expensive. As such whenever it was our family's turn to host birthdays we always opted for the cheaper option such as these balloons. The balloons come in a see-through plastic bag. The bag is closed up with a cardboard header which clearly displays the name and what they are. In my opinion, the colours on the cardboard strip are perhaps a bit nicer than the colours included in the bag which is a bit disappointing. A single pack contains 10 balloons. There are 5 colours, red, white, blue, green and yellow and there are two balloons of each colour. While I do think its a positive the range of colours are quite broad and not to gender-specific they aren't as light and colourful as some other balloons and may be better for older audiences depending on the person. However, the colours are bold and bright so they do add to a room making it looks nice and colourful. The design on the balloons is a birthday cake which makes them more suitable for a birthday celebration. While the design is pleasant enough it is quite plain in design, but still adds a nice focal point to the balloon. It also says 'Happy Birthday' which again makes it clear what the occasion is. The bottom of the balloon when deflated is quite long which makes it easy to stretch before blowing up. Unlike other cheaper varieties of balloons these balloons retain their elasticity and aren't too difficult to blow up which is something I sometimes struggle with on cheaper ones. They also go to a larger size than other cheaper balloons and so make a room look nice and lively when filled with them. The balloons cost £1 which is very reasonable at 10p a balloon and meant I could buy a few packs to last a while. Overall these are good balloons I would recommend. I would prefer there was more variety in terms of colour although I guess it makes a change from the usual pale pinks and lilacs. The design on the balloon is nice and makes it more specific to the occasion rather than normal balloons alone.

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                    07.02.2013 21:36
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                    Great value for money

                    I always buy my party balloons from Tesco - whether it's for my daughter or my husband or other relaive. I also buy their other celebration balloons and got some really lovely ones last Hallowe'en. Tesco do a wide range of party paraphernalia and it's all good quality at a really low price. Last time I bought their Happy Birthday balloons it was for my daughter's birthday. We just needed cheap and simple coloured ballons and I wasn't fussy about them being different shapes or anything so I bought these ones from Tesco's. The balloons are simply packed in a plastic bag with a small cardboard oblong shape on the top. You need to remove this before you get inside the plastic bag (and also take off the staples). Inside there are ten brightly coloured balloons in an assortment of colours. They do smell though. I think that all balloons smell rubbery when new, but these ones always seem to smell stronger than the other ones I've bought. Once they've been blown up for a short while, however, thankfully the smell begins to fade. The pack of ten balloons only cost £1 so it works out quite cheap for what is effectively, pretty good quality balloons, even thought they are uniform in shape and perhaps slightly on the small side. I don't think the children noticed too much, to be honest, after all, a balloon is just a balloon. They blew up fairly easily, though they required a bit of puff, so my hubby helped me out. The neck on these balloons is on the short side, hoever, so it's important not to overfill them otherwise it's murder trying to tie knots in them. We ended up having to release air in order to increase the length of the neck size. The rubber seemed surprisingly thick to me and they didn't pop or bang and stayed well inflated even after a few days. Eventually, of course, each one became deflated and frazzled and had to be thrown out or popped with a pair of scissors as they all eventually started to resemble dried wrinkly little blobs. I've used these particular Happy Birthday balloons before my daughter's last party and I've bought them again since and I'm sure I'll be buyig them again for her next one. They represent excellent value for money and are really good quality. Highly recommened if you are looking for a basic Birthday Party balloon. Also posted on Ciao! as basket of buttons

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                    07.02.2013 17:13
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                    Not one I can recommend

                    Recently my youngest daughter turned four and I decided to put together a mini party for her so I headed off to Tesco to buy some party decorations. Of course balloons were a must and Tesco had quite a nice selection of different designs at varying costs. It didn't take me long to chose some Tesco own brand balloons which were part of their "Party" range. My main reason for choosing these was because they had a "Happy 4th birthday" design on each balloon which I thought my daughter would like but I also thought they were well priced at £1.00 for a pack of ten. The balloons are packaged rather simply in a clear plastic bag, the balloons are clearly visable so you know exactly what you are getting before you make your purchase. Stapled to the top of the bag is a rainbow striped cardboard slip which gives the brand and product name. In total there were ten balloons, two of each in the following colours blue, green, orange yellow and red. The selection of colours were really nice, they were really bright and vibrant. It took my partner and I less than ten minutes to blow up two packs of these balloons, it was also really simple to tie the knots at the ends. I must admit that I was slightly disappointed with how small the balloons were but figured it wasn't something my daughter would particularly notice. The design on the front was nice enough, the writing was clear and easy to read. We decided to leave most of the balloons scattered about the living room for the children to play with and stuck the remaining ones up around the Happy Birthday banners displayed on the walls and the party table too. My daughter was over the moon to discover her mini party and the balloons were a big hit and she thoroughly enjoyed playing with them. Whilst I was expecting a few of the balloons to pop I was a little disappointed that only four managed to survive the day. The balloons I displayed lasted a little longer, but by the next morning they had shrivelled and shrunk considerably. On the whole I was a little disappointed with these Tesco Birthday Balloons as I was expecting them to last at least a few days. I feel that the quality was not great and that the rubber was on the thin side. That being said they did look nice whilst they lasted and my daughters did enjoy playing with them. For only £1 I can't complain too much but I wouldn't really recommend them.

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