Surprising Our Best Friend | Bubblegum Balloons Review – AD

*Disclaimer – The bespoke balloon featured in this blog post was gifted to me by Bubblegum Balloons for the purpose of advertisement. All opinions are my own. 

I like to think I am pretty good as surprises. I’m a creative person in general so when it comes to special occasions, I always like to go all out to make the people in my life happy, so when it came to celebrating the one year anniversary of one of my best friends’ business, me and my other friends decided to go all out.

We decided to plan a little surprise get together at my house before heading into town for a night out and we wanted to make it as special as possible for her.

As well as going to the shops near where we live and picking up some standard balloons from Card Factory, a banner, a card and a cake, we knew we wanted to get her a personalised balloon with her business name on.

I was so excited when an email from the lovely team at Bubblegum Balloons dropped in my inbox asking if I’d like to check out their range of bespoke balloons. Now I always reiterate that I only ever collaborate with brands that are relevant to my life and that I think you guys will like, so this opportunity couldn’t have come at a better time.

They’re inflated bubble balloons were exactly what we had been looking for as a surprise for our friend, so when the team at Bubblegum very kindly said I could pick one of the balloons to have sent out for my friend’s surprise, I was thrilled.

We had a look through the site and decided we wanted her business name writing on it, so we just had a look through all the designs, ignoring the text they already had on them and just chose the one we liked the look of.

This is something I really liked about Bubblegum Balloons, although the balloons on the website are designed for certain occasions, you can change the text on all the designs to suit your occasions, meaning you can have something really bespoke to you.

We were going with a rose gold and pink colour theme for the rest of the decorations, so in the end we actually chose one of the engagement balloons and had the text changed as this fitted our chosen colours.

The actual balloon was the ‘He Put a Ring On It’ balloon but we had ‘Kelly Gordon Fine Artist’ written on it instead. It’s a clear balloon with pale pink heart confetti inside and gold, pink and white hearts going down the ribbon.

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This balloon retails for £30 which given the quality and detail that goes into these, I actually think that is really good value.

The balloon turns up fully inflated and in a large cardboard box. We actually got the balloon out the box for our surprise but the box means you could easily surprise someone with it or do a reveal using one of their balloons.

You can get next day delivery if you order before midday and mine was delivered by DPD. I got a text in the morning with a one hour delivery slot and it turned up right on time.

I honestly could not believe how gorgeous it was when it turned up and our friend was over the moon with it. It has stayed inflated for days now and isn’t showing any signs of deflating anytime soon, making it even better value for money.

Personalised balloons are seriously on trend now for all kinds of occasions and they make great props for photographs, so if you’ve got a party, wedding or other kind of occasion coming up then I would highly recommend Bubblegum Balloons for your decor!

Anyone else kind of want a balloon with their name on now? Yeah me too!

(If you’re interested in checking out my friend’s business, she’s a digital artist and illustrator who works on commissioned pieces. She specialises in animal portraits and caricatures but is available for a range of design work. You can find her on Instagram @kellygordon_fineartist)


Author: Life With Ellie

18, full time Content and Social Strategist, beauty enthusiast.

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