Product Type: Tesco in Homeware
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Decent affordable balloons
Tesco Happy Birthday Balloons
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Tesco Happy Birthday Balloons
Advantages: Tick the boxes
Disadvantages: Distract my kids
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.
Summary: Quality balloons from Tesco
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