Reviewed by DT (note – initials used for reasons of my childrens’ privacy)
My twin sons recently had their 9th birthday and we were delighted to be able to spend it at Nanny’s house. We were delighted to be sent some fantastic Bunch O Balloons products to review. I actually think that these products made my sons’ birthday and here is why….
The products themselves arrived well packed and therefore in perfect condition. The packaging looks so appealing…. Yes, even to a 47 year old adult. We planned a little get together for T and J’s birthday. T and J couldn’t wait to try out the Bunch O Balloons products that we were sent and so we went out into the garden to fill the paddling pool. Doing this task was not exactly uneventful as I managed to spray myself in the face with water with my mum’s hose. That said, it just added to the fun of the day as well as providing amusement to those present.
The products received are not suitable for children under 3 years old. They are for use with adult supervision. This I completely agree with.
We had received 2 x Bunch O Balloons Soakers. These are multi purposed as I was delighted to find out. I attached some of the balloons which came with this product onto the end of the soaker, which was very easy to do, and then submerged it in the paddling pool. My children and I then set about pumping the soaker and around a minute later we had 100 filed water balloons. One of my pet hates is tying balloons. I either seem to break them or let the air out. The fact that Bunch O Balloons are self tying makes life so much easier. Now for the even more fun part. We set about throwing the water balloons and watching them burst. There were shrieks of laughter. Even my now 16 year old daughter got in on the act. I think it is possible that I had as much fun as my children. We also received 2 x 3 packs of 100 water balloons so there was plenty for a good water soaking session and enough left over for us to have more water fun on a future occasion. It was great having 2 soakers so that my sons could squirt water at each other. The pump of the soaker was really easy to use. The soakers themselves are brightly coloured and look appealing. I wouldn’t rule out getting the soakers out on a future hot day to help cool down when none of my children are in sight.
These products absolutely made both of my sons’ birthday. The products themselves are clearly of excellent quality and I can see the soakers lasting for years. The burst water balloons did end up scattered around the garden, but with teamwork didn’t take long to clear up at all. The bright colours made spotting them very easy. I was delighted to find out that the stems and O-rings are fully recyclable and the balloons themselves made from natural rubber.
I think that all of the Bunch O Balloons products which I received to review represent great value for money and I would pay more for an environmentally conscious product such as this.
RRP and Buy links:
Bunch O Balloons Soaker RRP £12.99
Bunch O Balloons 3 pack RRP £9.99
This review has been written as part of a wider piece of coverage about a Summer Birthday Celebration. Do have a look out on the website for the other reviews that are a part of this coverage plus the main review-led article. At the time of writing this review, the review-led article is not yet online.