Product Type: Tesco in Homeware
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Balloons For Boo!
Tesco Happy Birthday Balloons
Member Name: angelboouk
Tesco Happy Birthday Balloons
Advantages: price, easy to inflate, design
Disadvantages: value for money compared to larger poundshop packs, not very big
Last year we had a proper birthday party for my son and we had a Thomas theme. This year we arranged to take him out but opted to have a small tea party for him yesterday for his 4th birthday. I decided to purchase a few birthday related bits from Tesco on Friday last week and one purchase was balloons!
Tesco offer various packs of balloons including animal shaped and pearl effect balloons. I purchased a pack of 10 'Happy Birthday' Balloons. These balloons are part of their Party range and cost just 63p (they were 67p at the time of writing the original review).
The balloons are simply packaged in a plastic packet. They are standard balloons - no fancy shapes or styles but simple balloons which are perfect for a toddler party. There are 2 each of 5 different colours - red, white, blue, yellow and green.
10 balloons were perfect for our little tea party as only 4 children would be attending. I had the job of blowing up the balloons at 1am on Monday morning and my son was pleased to see them when he woke up the next morning. The balloons have a fair bit of stretch and blow up easily without a massive set of lungs being required. They aren't massive when fully blown up but are colourful and they do tie easily which is something I often struggle to do with balloons.
The balloons aren't completely plain. I don't like completely plain balloons hence why I chose the 'Happy Birthday' balloons. Each balloons has quite a large decoration on it and they are all identical. The quality of the print on each balloon is good and it stands out against the transparent body of the balloon. The words 'Happy Birthday' are imprinted as well as a picture of a birthday cake and little stars around it. They look good.
I sellotaped a few balloons up on the door and they held well. They were fun to throw about and hit between the children without deflating. Boos little cousin who is 6 months old enjoyed hitting the balloon with the help of his Mum and even Papa joined in so balloons can be fun to play with by everyone. The balloons can take quite a bit of pressure before they burst (except when something sharp comes into contact with it of course) which was demonstrating when my sister decided to sit on one! They do make some noise when they burst though and split into quite a few pieces!
These balloons are a decent quality. Except for the few we burst yesterday, the others are still inflated and bouncing about the living room and toy room. They are cheap but of course you can buy a much larger pack in Pound shops which means they aren't as value for money but they suited our needs and I will buy again. They add a bit of decoration for a party.
Thanks for reading :)
Note that I originally posted this to ciao just after my sons birthday in May 2012. It has been updated for dooyoo.
Summary: fine for a little tea party