Thursday, 6 October 2011

Balloon race great party and fundraising idea


                                                                         1,2,3 race !
  
 A couple of weeks ago it was E's 3rd birthday with a Ben and Holly's little kingdom theme. You may remember he helped me make the Gaston ladybird cake and pass the parcel featured in upcyling wallpaper post!

 The weather in the UK being so unpredictable for a garden party and our house (as we found out last year)is just is not big enough to hold 10 toddlers and 20 adults. So we decided to hold his party at the local leisure center which  amazingly worked out cheaper than having it at home was less stressful and someone else clears up the mess.

 It did however seem a shame to not be outside if it was a nice day so we added a twist after the party if the weather was good we would go to the park for a balloon race.


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  The party was a real success having it away from home was a winner as i was able to spend time with the birthday boy instead of spending half the day making food and the other half clearing up.

 The weather was kind to us and after the party everyone made their way to the field next to the park for a balloon race which was a real hit the children were so excited watching the balloon's soar through the sky on a clear September day. Once the balloon's were out of sight the children all ran to the park and everyone spent another hour together enjoying the last few rays of summer.

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 A couple of weeks have passed and already the party seems like a distant memory and had given up hope that any balloon's would be found or that anyone would  contact me. Then suddenly today i had several lovely emails from kind people who took the time to reply one even gave me the exact map reference point. So far the winning balloon is Josephs that made it all the way to West Sussex and was found on the 5th October. The birthday boys balloon is still out there somewhere waiting to be discovered so keep looking.

 In the past week i have been blown away several times by human kindness, first my town turning pink for breast cancer, then other blogger's coming together to turn their blogs pink and now strangers taking time to complete a little boys party game .

 Maybe if the ballon race has inspired you i have added a link for a company that do ballon race packs and are kind to the environment. A ballon race can be another great fund raiser to bring a town together maybe hold a pink ballon race for breastcancer awareness.

 http://www.balloonraces.com/


Thought of the day...........  small gestures can make a big difference



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