Balloon Bash!

April 22, 2013  •  4 Comments

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This post is about the economically joyful hysteria one can create for children with a bag of balloons.

Balloon Bash! 

Recently my granddaughter turned three years old. My husband and I were fortunate enough to have her overnight and we had a small celebration on the morning of her birthday. 

We have a treasure chest for each grandchild at our house. Not EVERY time they visit, but periodically, they will find something fun in their treasure boxes when they arrive.

For Charlotte's birthday morning I stuffed her treasure box with a pretty pink dress, a princess crown, and a bag of balloons. Charlotte's 3-1

Charlotte was delighted with the crown, delighted with the dress, but OOOHHHH, the balloons!Charlotte's 3-18                                       You can blow them up...Charlotte's 3-22                                       ...and bat them around. You can draw on them,Balloon bash-3 ...kick them, and pop them. BUT what Charlotte loved most was to blow them half size and let go! The balloons shriek and flatulate around the room at a speed to set your teeth on edge. Charlotte's 3-45

Charlotte's 3-47 Charlotte's 3-68                                    So I said to myself, "Why not have a Balloon Bash dinner party?"

                                  When the day of the bash arrived, Great-grandma and Charlotte set the table...

Balloon bash-21 ...a few party favors were placed...Balloon bash-7 ...and we called in the Balloon Blower Brawn...(say that ten times fast!).Balloon bash-11 Piling up balloons for the guests was even fun.Balloon bash-26 Guests started arriving and there was mayhem in no time.Balloon bash-39 Balloon bash-37 Balloon bash-58 Balloon bash-61 Balloon bash-108 As the evening wore on, one clever boy got the creative idea to mix balloons and forks. (Adult supervision recommended for such a mix.) Mayhem and decibels escalated!                                              Balloon bash-99 Balloon bash-93 Balloon bash-120 The orange blob over Matias' head is the balloon remainder fluttering to the ground after being forked to death!Balloon bash-122 Before long there was an alarming amount of balloon debris littering the floor...Balloon bash-110 ...which had to be collected.Balloon bash-124 We rounded out the evening with some microwave s'mores.Balloon bash-125 Balloon bash-134 Balloon Bash Dinner Party pros: cheap, easy to prepare, kids have hysterical fun.

Balloon Bash Dinner Party cons: its loud, really loud! (And sort of messy.)Balloon bash-5                                       Try a Balloon Bash yourself, and let me know how it goes!


Comments

Angela P.(non-registered)
Delightful story! If you ever aspire to write some children's stories, this one makes a great plot.
Sue Smith(non-registered)
Oh, you've outdone yourself. The photos are beautiful and the story a delight. Thanks for sending a little bit of party to my house.
Carrie(non-registered)
Thank you for sharing. Not only are they beautiful pictures but they story helped me feel as though I was there. Thank you for sharing. Brought a huge smile to me for the day! Simplicity is often the best course of action. And as Anita said, you are the treasure. This will be a lifetime memory!
Anita Klumpers(non-registered)
You set the bar pretty high for grannys. The true treasure in the treasure box is you.
Everything about this post is delightful, and colorful balloons are almost as photogenic as your grandchildren.
And nothing was funnier than the flatulent half-filled balloons!
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