Balloons are a must at children's birthday parties, especially when the child is young. Children are heavily attracted to balloons, making their presence a valuable addition when a group of kids are together. Instead of buying a bag of balloons and blowing them up yourself, visit a party store to get some helium balloons. Their fun factor is significantly higher, which can dramatically augment your child's enjoyment of his or her birthday party. Here are some tips for dealing with helium balloons that you'll want to remember.
Bring Them Out At The Right Time
Helium balloons are such a hit for children that you should ensure to only bring the balloons out when it's the right time. When you present yourself with balloons, whatever the children are doing will stop and they'll flock to you. If your spouse has just started to play a game with the children, keep the balloons out of sight until the game is over. Waiting until the right time to reveal the balloons is also beneficial in terms of having a specific plan for them. Because children can sometimes pop the balloons, you want to set them up in your desired manner before children start grabbing them and playing with them.
Tie Them To Something
Whether the child's birthday party is indoors or outdoors, you should always endeavor to keep the balloons tied to something to keep them from floating away. It's not simply enough to hand the balloons to the children; they'll inevitably let go of the strings at some point and be dismayed to watch their balloons rise out of reach. Inside, balloons can pop on the ceiling or get caught up in overhead fans; outside, the balloons will simply float away. Tie the balloons to furniture and even to children's wrists so that they can play with them longer.
Use Them In Different Ways
Beyond being a fun decoration, helium balloons can also have a practical use at a child's birthday party. If you're thinking of ways to make a game out of the balloons, one idea is to tie them to weights and set them up around the yard in some manner of maze/obstacle course. You can then have the children run through the maze and attempt to bump each balloon on the way past. Or, you can use balloons for makeshift nets for a game of soccer in the backyard.