“ Brand: Tobar „
My sister had these for her wedding. The packaging design was a little different to the picture shown above and hers had a white label which personally I think made the product look much better as it had gold detailing etc. Currently these can be found at around £12.50 for 36 bottles which I thought was a very good price as you are paying less than 35p a bottle and they were certainly a hit at the wedding amongst both children and adults.
The bottle shape is as shown above but as I said, the label on ours were a different colour. The bottle stands at approximately 3 inches tall and at the widest point it is around an inch round therefore making it a good sized bottle in my opinion. Yes, it is probably around half the size of a normal bottle of bubbles but these usually retail at around double the price and a lot of the novelty of these bubbles is of course the shape of the bottle and it does add a touch of sophistication to what would normally be viewed as a childrens product.
My sister (or whoever sorted out the reception venue) placed a few of these on each table at the reception. They actually looked really good amongst the other decorations and as soon as people began coming into the reception the bottles were being picked up and admired and of course used. Parents especially enjoyed using these to allow their children to catch them, pop them etc. They were often floating across the dancefloor and they looked really pretty against all the lights.
The bubbles were easy to open, you just twist the gold coloured piece at the top and then pull it out and you have your wand. I did think that it was likely these wouldnt be very good, I expected the solution to be watery and for the bubbles to be small, shortlived etc but this was not the case at all. The solution provided large bubbles and each time the solution was dispensed bubbles were produced. The bubbles were strong but of course they did pop but it wasnt like cheaper bubbles when as soon as they came into contact with anything they would pop.
These were really popular with all the guests and they were a really nice addition to the reception. We actually had a few bottles left and one has been sat on our mums kitchen side since the wedding (5+ years ago!) and I have picked it up and used it once a month or so since and the bottle is still half full and the solution still works. For a bottle of bubbles that cost just 35p you really cannot knock that in my opinion.
Bubbles are a great addition to a wedding but the great thing about this design is that they can be used for any celebration. They would be brilliant at christenings as it is likely there would be a lot of younger guests or at anniversaries, birthdays, anything really. They are brilliant quality and they offer exceptional value for money.
We used these Tobar Bottled Bubbles last Christmas as a table decoration and as something to keep guests interested as they waited for their meal. The product costs around the £1.29 mark and we bought a few of them as they come in packs of six. The bottles are very small indeed, and don't last very long as there isn't a great deal of solution in each bottle. The plastic packaging is easy to open, and then we placed one bottle of champagne on each placemat. Guests used the bubbles and had a little competition to see who could blow the biggest bubble. This wasn't much of a contest though as the bubbles that are achieved are only small. The 'cork' cap can be removed and the wand is attached to this for making your bubbles. The flexible plastic wand can generate hundreds of small bubbles in an instant and gave everyone a good laugh in the process.
Each miniature champagne bottle is around 9cm tall, so they are obviously tiny, but they did occupy the minds of everyone and in the festive atmosphere they were something to do. The plastic bottles the bubbles come in are fair quality and for such a low price you can't complain. Cheap and cheerful would be a little bit harsh to suggest, but they are a novelty item that will cheer up any party. Ideal for children or adults alike this is one thing to brighten up the mood at a special occassion, birthday party etc.
I stole a few of these bottles from a Wedding we were attending last year, well I say stole I did ask the Bride's mother first.
As you've probably gathered by now I have a big bag of toy, games, puzzles and activities for the children I work with to choose things from when they have been working well. I have an even bigger box at home and these are filled with all sorts of items so that every week I can change the things I take to work and keep the children interested in what I have to offer. Bubbles, however, is my only constant item, I tend to use one pot until they run out and then use another with a different design.
The most important things to me are that it produces a decent amount of bubbles and that the container doesn't leak! I have found the Tobar Bottled Bubbles are perfect for my work. They are small and easy to fit into an outside pocket of my bag so that if it leaks it is contained, thankfully it has never leaked. The size also makes it ideal for small hands to hold. The lid is styled like a cork and it seals that way too, just push it in and it's sealed. The bubble wand is slim and seems to reach the bottom of the bottle. The bubbles that it produces are small and many. It's also very easy for small hands to operate. Because the opening is very small it's difficult to spill so this makes it perfect for young children as they always seem to forget that they're holding the bottle once they start blowing the bubbles.
If you ignore the poke about the bubbles coming out from the champagne bottle and get over the fact that this isn't very child appropriate, if it bothered you in the first place. It's not only great for weddings and other celebrations but it's perfect for children too. As you can pick them up at about five for £1.00 they're well worth the money.
A perfect little gift for guests, at any celebration. Paticularly good instead of confetti at weddings.