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22.3.15

A Birthday and Mothers Day Joint Celebration

March can sometimes see a clash of celebrations with Mothers Day sometimes falling on, or very close to, my husbands birthday. I'm always quite strict and put my husbands birthday as the priority.
This year we were able to get the family together the Sunday before Mothers Day, which was a couple of days before my husbands birthday, and it was a mini-joint celebration.
As we packed the car up to head over to my Mother in Laws house I felt it would be silly to not take advantage of the Spring feel in the air and to use our Balloon Time Helium Kit.
I adore my mother in laws garden. She keeps it looking beautiful and it's quite enclosed so we can relax without worrying about being spied on by nosey neighbours.

As we turned up after an hours drive the sun was still shining, and we could get away without wearing coats. So we hurried to make the most of this and decided to get the balloons up.
The kit is so easy and simple! You simply get the helium canister, 30 balloons and some pretty white ribbon. I thought I would be giving the job of blowing the balloons up to my husband, however it was so easy to do that I had them all up, floating on the lounge ceiling in no time!

We tied the ribbon onto the balloons once they were all blown up as it worked out to be a easier to do it that way, and got ready to take them outside....


Of course this is England after all and just as we had gathered up the balloons the sky turned grey and teeny tiny droplets of rain started to fall. Typical.
Still, we popped outside anyway as Charles really wanted to see if he would float away if he held all of the balloons. He didn't. So we went back in.
We didn't have any other kind of decorations up. No banners, or streamers. And simply relied on the balloons to add a "celebratory atmosphere".
It was funny to see how the atmosphere and feeling in the room changed as each balloon bounced onto the ceiling. The boys in particular were excited and, in all honesty, so were the adults too!
I've always wanted to have a party or get together with a ceiling covered in balloons but thought it would be expensive and difficult to do. However, now I know how easy and simple it is to do, without having to go to a balloon shop and spending a fortune on them inflating balloons. And I think it may become a birthday tradition for us all.


I'm working with BritMums and Balloon Time as part of the “Celebration Club”, highlighting inventive and fun ways of using balloons. I was provided with a Balloon Time helium kit and have been compensated for my time. All editorial and opinions are my own. Visit www.balloontime.com for more information and party inspiration.