Monday, 20 April 2015

Glo Tots and the Balloon Time Adventures



We recently got gifted a balloon time Helium Tank to use for a special occasion. They can be picked up in Tesco's and Asda for £25 and can make up to 30 balloons. They also come with ribbon too which is helpful (but don't do what I did and cut it far too long so you run out quick!


After some thought I decided to use it with our little toddler group at my church. I was going to take it along to spring harvest but my husband started banging on about latex allergies so I left it with my original idea. Also my little toddlers would love it too, so after telling the people who run the group that they will have a some colourful balloons to use in a session they decided to do the last supper. The last supper you say I never remember those in the last supper lol.


I filled them up that morning. such fun that was two toddlers fighting over the balloons and me cutting the ribbon too long and them all getting tangled was hilarious.... Then trying to fit all of them in the car even more hilarious. I managed it with no escapes and casualties, also avoiding all the kids who followed me thinking I was some kind of piped piper of balloons, after some impressive dodging skills I was in the safety of the glo tots room with small children looking through the windows in awe of colourful balloons. 


The Glo Tots team had done a wonderful job of setting the room up with a table for the last supper, and a tomb with empty bandages. I set the balloons up and took some pictures got the briefing and wondered what I would take picture of. When the children came in they sat down to the table and broke bread and had some wine (not real wine just Red Grape juice). They they then went to the tomb and looked at the bandages, then make biscuit tombs. You may be thinking where are the balloons going to come in. well hold your horses here's one of the fun bits. 

All the children got to choose a balloon and decide who they wanted to pray for, with that the names were written on the balloons. Most of the toddlers choose to write Mummy on the balloons clearly they think we need alot of prayer! Then the fun part for them to take them outside and realise the balloons to heavens. They loved it and let the balloons go with no tears and alot of joy. They then went inside and got to have another balloon and a bit of a dance.


All in all they absolutely loved it and who doesn't love the balloons. The instructions said to blow the balloons up 1-2 hours before the event but I did so and they has shrunk lots and some did not make the end of the session, a little disappointing but next time would blow them up last minute so they would last longer. A fun Glo tots session and there was enough balloons left over for them all to take one home at then end too. 


“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.”



23 comments:

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  3. Aw, looks so much fun! My little boy is nearly two and would absolutely love seeing so many balloons :)

    Our Seaside Baby

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  4. What a wonderful way to incorporate the balloons. My daughter and her friend did something similar with all of her helium balloons left over for her birthday they released them with notes and little quotes if ever found :)

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  5. Oh that looks like a really fun exercise. I love the fact that they wrote who they were praying for and released them

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  6. Balloons are such fun, did you do the squeaky voice thing with the helium too?

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  7. *whispers* I'm scared of balloons!

    But, we have had a balloontime helium kit before for a party and it was ace.

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  8. I love the writing on the balloons, what a special day

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  9. Aww what a lovely activity. It looks so much fun x

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  10. It looks like the kids had a great time with the balloons!

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  11. Awww how cool looks like they all had a good time.

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  12. That sounds like it was so much fun, what a lovely idea for the helium kit. The children must have absolutely loved it. :)

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  13. Little man loves balloons, so I can't wait to see his face when he finds out that we will be having Balloon Time for his birthday party. I know he will love it, so I am leaving as a last minute surprise x
    http://lilinhaangel.com/

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  14. What a lovely idea! It looks like the kids had lots of fun!

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  15. Looks like a lot of fun. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.

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  16. looks like they had a great time and ts not party unless theres ballons

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  17. this looks like you had an amazing time! i love balloons :-) xx

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  18. So many ballons , looks like such awesome fun for kids.

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  19. Oh this looks so much fun! I love balloons x x great photos

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  20. and thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

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  21. This looks so much fun - what a great idea

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  22. I'm in the process of writing up my review too - it's so much cheaper to have a kit at home than to pop to the card shop and pay for helium filled balloons there x

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  23. My boys love playing with balloons! #magicmoments

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