Saturday, July 26, 2008

Be the talk of the town at the next birthday party!


Connor is a balloon nut, actually walking past a display of prefilled helium balloons at a store is the same as waving a steak in front of a hungry dog as far as Connor is concerned. Give that boy a balloon and he is as happy as punch for hours, or days, pretty much as long as the balloon lasts. Have you actually bought a helium balloon lately? Seriously, I don't even remotely remember them being quite so expensive. You can end up paying anywhere from $2 to $20 for some of the fancier balloons.. per balloon!! I had considered buying a balloon or two for each of the kids at Connor's birthday party, but it was going to end up costing more than the birthday party itself just for basic balloons.

I'm not sure how many times I walked past the Balloon Time kits when I was making my birthday party plans for Connor. I'm honestly not even sure why I never bought one. I guess I figured it might be hard to use, or hard to store, and there is always that question of what to do with the tank once your done. Boy was I wrong!

As for the question on if Balloon Time Kits are hard to use, the answer is a unanimous NO! A child could do it, and its so simple in fact I would keep it out of the reach of your kids as you may just come home to all the balloons blown up before they should have been. Basically you just tear the tab around the outside of the box and flip the top down, once thats done you not only have a work area in the inside of the lid but it exposes the top of the tank. You can then thread the balloons onto the spout of the tank, turn the knob at the top of the tank, and press down on the spout to fill. The balloons included with the kit are far better than average balloons you can buy as they have exceptionally long necks which fit nicely on the spout and are easy to tie once your balloon is filled. You don't want to fumble around with the balloon and let your precious helium escape!

Everything you could possibly need is included, ribbon, balloons (foil and/or regular depending on which kit you choose), anchor clips, and of course the tank. When you are done using the kit you can just fold back the lid and store it in a closet or and save it for next time. You do not need to use all the helium at once. We actually use our kit now to attach a balloon to each birthday present we give at parties. Its a neat touch, plus its a gift all in itself.

I did the math on the kits... with kit prices ranging from about $22-$29 here locally thats bring the prices per balloon to about .89c for latex balloons and 1.50 on foil balloons on average if you buy the kits that include the balloons, you can also buy a helium tank by itself and use your own balloons as well and depending on the balloons you choose you may get the price down a little less but overall its far cheaper than buying balloons at a party store and having them filled. Its also kind of neat to know that you can just pull out your tank and do your own balloons anytime you choose.

Visit Balloon Time's website to learn more about their kits or to use their store locater to find them locally. I've seen them at most party stores, sams clubs, and many of the major retailers here in town. While your over there check out their Put A Face On Fun contest and enter your child for a chance to win $1,500!

The best part is that I have a whole Balloon Time combo kit to give away to one lucky reader!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Balloon Time on tell me which kit is your favorite and what you like most about Balloon Time!
  • No "i want to win" stuff without a little effort (and I do mean little!)
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end August 1st at midnight!

31 Comments:

Stephanie said...

Combo Latex and Foil Kit because my little boy loves "baallooos" and the foil ones last longer. Love the balloon time makes baalloos more affordable since we pretty much have one in the house at all times.
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misty said...

I like the Create A Face Sticker set. My daughter loves to draw faces on her balloons. I love Balloon Time because it allows you to make so many different balloons. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

planetmisty at gmail dot com

misty said...

I am also a subscriber.

stampedwithgrace said...

myd aughter will be 5 in a month and she would love the Create-A-Face Sticker Kit!

Stacey Moore said...

like the Balloon Time Party™ Foil Helium Balloon Kit the best and really enjoyed the partying planning with penny section!
thanks!
moore.g at insideconnect.net

semtaylor said...

Like the first sentence I read on their site says "Nothing lifts spirits and puts smiles on little faces quite like a Balloon Time® Helium Balloon Kit"....All kids like balloons...Also great it is available at so many places. Balloon Time 50 Latex Balloon Kit is my favorite.

TinaJewel said...

I would love the balloon time 50 latex kit for my sons birthday!I subscribed to you and linked to you on my Giveaway Blog, too.
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Marci said...

I love the idea of the create a face kit - my kids would have a blast doing that :-)!
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Uniquely Yours said...

I would love to try the balloon kit for 50. My daughter loves balloons now with the shortage of helium my daugter doesn't get her balloon a Publix anymore. She would love this!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

I've got a lot of birthday coming up in August (3 of our children, a sil and two brothers not to mention our anniversary). This would be fun to have.

I like that The kit's flip-top package houses the helium tank during use and provides a handy tray to store balloons and other decorations during inflation.





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Internet Secrets Investigator said...

I have seen these before myself and just never thought they would be the best choice. But I just might be wrong. I really think my boys would like the make a face kit. I just might have to look into this for our next birthday party.

CanCan said...

I like the A La Carte regular sized tank. This would be incredibly fun for a child's birthday party!

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Megan & Ryan Reed (see our blog too!) said...

I like the A La Carte Large Tank Kit because then I can pick out my own at the dollar store. It's a great product because it means one less stop for me on party day and I won't have to tote around balloons in my car.

Thanks

Megan

Sarah S said...

What a great prize!! I would love the Balloon Time 50 Latex Balloon Kit. That would be great for my next party...

Bebemiqui said...

The Create a face sticker kit is cool.
Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Alyce said...

I like the combo foil and latex kit. I think this is a great idea for birthday parties, or tied onto presents like you said. I'm planning two birthday parties for the next couple of months so this sounds great!

Shelly said...

I love the Balloon Time® Party™ Create-A-Face Sticker Kit

Shelly said...

I subscribe to your feed

windycindy said...

Hi, I would like to try the 30 balloon helium kit. It would be fun to have a treasure hunt. I would divide kids into teams with their own set of balloons. There would be clues inside the balloons. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Nicole said...

My daughter turns 4 in September. We always let the kids go to the party store and pick a few balloons to have at their party. This kit would make it so she could have a lot of balloons. Since we're planning her party at home this year, something fun like Create a Face would give us some for preparing ahead of time as well as an activity to do during the party!

Nicole said...

Bonus entry! I'm a subscriber. :)

Nicole said...

Bonus entry! I have your button on my side bar at http://sahmtoo.blogspot.com

blueviolet said...

I like the combo latex and foil kit to mix things up a bit and I'm partial to the foil balloons myself. The website is so colorful and pretty that it makes you feel like having a party!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

blueviolet said...

I'm a subscriber too.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Paige said...

I have used Balloon Time before! It was so much fun to actually do our own helium balloons at home. I like the balloon time 50 latex kit!

Krisinda said...

I love the 50 helium balloon kit since I cannot blow up a balloon to save my life. But, it's all worth it just to hear my little man say "boon!"

krisindam at mac dot com

♥tnchick♥ said...

My fave would be a balloon kit (either size) with the create a face sticker kit. My kids love to make faces on balloons and this would be so fun for them. Thanks for the chance to win the combo kit - it would be nice to have the ability to do your own balloons without the floral shop cost! =)

♥tnchick♥ said...

(me again). I just wanted to let you know that I am sub'd to your site feed via bloglines for an extra entry =) Thanks for the give-a-way =)

PowerSweepstaking said...

50 Latex Balloon Kit, 'cause the more baloons the merrier!

Leigh said...

Love the Combo Latex and Foil kit because it allows you to make a couple really great "balloon bouquets" before you have to buy refills. I love balloon time products because it gives you a way to avoid paying $5 a balloon at the grocery store (or more!) and our little school has also used them as fund raisers at the school carnival (you can spend your tickets on a balloon).

Leigh said...

I am also a subscriber to your feed through my google homepage :)

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