Fun with Balloon TIme

The lovely people at Balloon Time gave us a Helium Kit to help celebrate S’s birthday. For reasons beyond our control, we weren’t able to have a party on her actual birthday, but since we still had a rather exciting looking Heium Kit hiding in the cupboard, we decided to have a little Bank Holiday party instead. Our living room is quite small, so we only invited a few people – but it was a really lovely get together and the perfect way to kick off our Bank Holiday.

Having tidied the living room up, enlisted the ever reliable Auntie Af as assistant and procured some food, I suddenly realised we probably needed to inflate the balloons. Whoops! I was a bit worried about trying to inflate balloons with helium while S was running around. The idea of a helium tank seems… a bit dangerous or something. People inflating balloons in the shops always look like experts; they do it all day, every day. I was worried that, as a first-timer, I might end up popping all the balloons or letting all the helium escape the tank by mistake or… some other third option that was much worse. As it was, S probably could have done it herself. Here’s a video where Auntie Af demonstrates just how easy it is:



S thoroughly enjoyed “helping” us to inflate the balloons and was a great “balloon monitor,” keeping hold of them all as they were inflated. The pack we had contained a helium cannister, 30 balloons in a variety of colours, and some ribbon.

balloon timeThe balloons were gorgeous colours. Bunched together in S’s hand they looked like the balloons from the movie Up.
balloon timetoddlers love balloonsS’s cousin E was completely befuddled by a balloon that went up instead of down when he let go of it. He kept trying to throw them, and then just staring at them on the ceiling.

toddlers balloons

Look at that face! He was so enthralled by the balloons, it was such fun to watch.

enjoying balloons

The Balloon Time helium kit we received contained one tank of helium, 30 latex balloons and ribbon. Prices for these start at £22. You can buy them from Tesco, Asda and various other places; see their website for more details.

The balloons we had really turned a small get together into an actual party, and soon became the main source of entertainment for the children. Having experienced how easy it is to use the kits, I will definitely use one again for a party. It’s so much easier to do, and cheaper than going to a shop to buy 30 pre-inflated balloons (not to mention easier than getting that many helium balloons home!)


I’m working with Brit Mums 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 for mor einformation and party inspiration.

Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.


Mummy's Blog · 03/05/2015 at 20:09

aww look at her little face, she looks delighted. My sister used one of these kits, I had meant to get one for my daughter’s first birthday but I completely forgot, I’ll have to make a note for next year! x

    Vicky Charles · 04/05/2015 at 08:09

    They’re definitely worth it, the children had loads of fun with the balloons and S loved beating me up with them when everyone had gone home!

Kate Holmes · 15/05/2015 at 11:00

Great fun post and wonderful happy pictures. Really gave a sense of your day. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.

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