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illooms LED Light Up Latex balloons – Review & Giveaway

illooms are the perfect balloons for celebrating with and the LED light up feature gives them a gentle glow so that they shine right through the evening but equally look stunning in colour and design during daylight.  Available in a variety of colours, designs and finishes we were delighted to try out the world’s first latex LED balloons for our combined New Year’s Eve and birthday celebrations for my daughter who turned 12 on New Year’s Day.  A fantastic way to ‘Light up life’s special moments’.

The illooms are simple to use and come with guided instructions on how to inflate and deflate.  There is a paper tab you need to pull from the end of each balloon to activate the LED light inside, then you simply pump the balloon up as you normally would.  With a minimum glow time of the LED light for 15 hours, although this may last considerably longer until it fades away, this allows you time to set up your balloons before any event.  Fortunately I had a group of helpers to get ours pumped up fairly quickly on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve.

There are some really fun and different designs of illooms to choose from, such as silver, gold, stars, marble, happy faces, aliens, special celebratory and themed designs for things like birthdays, halloween etc and even unicorns!  We opted for silver and stars along with a special personalised balloon for the birthday girl.  As you can see below they are quite pretty and vibrant in daylight.

When the lights go down, you get this really pretty glow…

They are so pretty close up.

The personalised balloons from illooms are foil and perfect for ‘Making moments more memorable’.  Ideal for filling with helium and with a LED light that last for up to 24 hours they really do help to make a celebration special. They come with a large black sticker sheet full of letters, with duplicates for common letters that get repeated in names.  You simply peel off the letters you want to use and then stick them to the balloon. I found this really easy to do and they stuck perfectly first time.  They are available at Card Factory from £5.99.

Overall we are really pleased with the illooms and they certainly brightened up our evening with both adults and children enjoying the decor.  I have to say also that a week later the balloons are still looking fantastic, although no longer glowing but have a great colour and fullness still to them so will make the perfect backdrop when my daughters school friends come to celebrate with her this weekend.

Stockists for illooms include: Card Factory, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda (selected stores) with an RRP from just £1

I’m pleased to say that I’ve teamed up with illooms to offer one of my readers to win both a Silver 5 pack & a Mixed colour 5 pack to use at their next celebration.

To enter the giveaway simply fill in the Gleam form below:

illooms balloon bundle

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.

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  1. My little boys birthday is coming up and he would absolutely love these.

    1. Rebecca Sutton says:

      I would use them for my daughters birthday, she would love them!

  2. Craig Austin says:

    Daughters birthday is next month so would be for that

  3. Emma Walters says:

    these would be great for valentines

    1. Natalie Burgess says:

      My daughters fourth birthday party in March xx

  4. Solange says:

    Valentine’s Day.

  5. Yasmin0147 says:

    I would use them for my sons 3rd party, he would absolutely love them

    1. Helen booth says:

      It’s my parents ruby wedding anniversary next month so I’d use them for that!

  6. Iain maciver says:

    my daughters wedding

  7. ashleigh allan says:

    For my son party!

  8. Angie McDonald says:

    I’d love to use these for my nephews birthday!

  9. Annabel Greaves says:

    I would love for them for my kids’ birthdays

  10. Margaret Gallagher says:

    16 th 18th and 21st x 2 – in the next few months – they are fabulous

  11. andrea tinkler says:

    My grand daughter has a birthday in march and she would love these

  12. Lorna Ledger says:

    My nieces 13th birthday in the summer. These are very cool

  13. Leanne Hansell says:

    I would use the balloons for my daughter’s birthday.

  14. Adrian Bold says:

    I would love to use these for my nephews birthday in a few months.

  15. Clara says:

    My daughter’s birthday

  16. clair downham says:


  17. sj straw says:

    I’d use them for my dad’s 70th birthday

  18. For my Mum’s 94th birthday, she loves balloons and would be really excited by the lighting up ones!
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  19. ADEINNE TONNER says:

    I would use them for my best friends 40th birthday party

  20. Natalie Charman says:

    It’s my birthday soon and I love balloons!

  21. Jessica Swift says:

    It’s my eldest daughters 5th Birthday a month today, we’re throwing her a Princess/Superhero disco themed party and have invited her entire class (slightly mad I think) these balloons would be absolutely perfect!!

    Incredible prize.

  22. Mandy Doherty says:

    My twin granddaughters 2nd birthday

  23. jenn fike says:

    These would be so fun for my oldest daughters 15th birthday

  24. Lynne Durkin says:

    Will be my grandaughters 6th birthday next month so these would be perfect for her party.

  25. Tina Hall says:

    My daughters 21st in March

  26. Peter Watson says:

    These would be perfect for my granson’s birthday later this year.

  27. Mark Mccaffery says:

    I’d like ti6use them for a surprise birthday party.

  28. claire woods says:

    My son’s birthday.

  29. Sarah Lambert says:

    For a surprise baby shower what I’m hosting for my sister in May they would be great scattered around

  30. Martina Pichova says:

    They would be perfect for my son Birthday party.

  31. Sarah McCaffery says:

    I would love them for my daughters birthday coming up in March.

  32. Margaret Mccaffery says:

    My sisters birthday is fast approaching and I’d love them for that.

  33. Laura Pritchard says:

    My son & daughter’s birthdays, both in March!

  34. Susan B says:

    Our youngest has her next birthday in the Spring. These would be such fun.

  35. Emily Hutchinson says:

    I’d love to use them for my birthday!

  36. Sandra Fortune says:

    My wedding anniversary coming up soon

  37. Louise Mcarthur says:

    I would have these for my son’s 16th birthday, we are having family round and loads of food

  38. fiona waterworth says:

    my daughters birthdays coming up so I would use them then

  39. Angela treadway says:

    my sons birthday, these are lovely x

  40. Kelly Wheelhouse says:

    I would absolutely love these for my son’s birthday!

  41. Lindsey Stuart says:

    I would love to use these balloons for my daughter Heidi’s birthday 🙂 We love celebrating birthdays. 🙂

  42. Charlotte Carter-Dunn says:

    I’d use them for my niece’s birthday because she loves balloons.

  43. Gemma Hendry says:

    id use them for my daughters 4th birthday

  44. Susan Smith says:

    Would use these for my Granddaughters birthday, she would love them

  45. Joanna Kasznicki says:

    My daughters 1st birthday in April.

  46. Helen Arlow says:

    We have a few milestone birthdays coming up in our family this year, these would be great for parties x

  47. Julie Ward says:

    Either my sons birthday in Feb or grandsons birthday in March

  48. Katie Challenger says:

    Id use them for my son’s birthday in March, hes autistic and loves balloons and lights for sensory 🙂

  49. Kyomi Johnson says:

    For my little nieces birthday she’d love these definitely amazing and so different

  50. Carolyn E says:

    My wedding

  51. michelle o'neill says:

    my daughters 30th is coming up!

  52. Kirsty Hosty says:

    Would love to use these for my little girls birthday

  53. laura nice says:

    My two sons joint birthday party.

  54. Carole Nott says:

    For a a birthday surprise for my sister

  55. Tracy Higgs says:

    Well I don’t want everyone to know, but I will be hitting the big 50 this year so I might aswell party in style.

  56. Karen Barrett says:

    Big family party when my sister comes to visit from Australia

  57. Ella L says:

    My sister’s 25th wedding anniversary celebrations

  58. Sean Eccles says:

    Be perfect for my son’s birthday party

  59. Ruth Harwood says:

    A big party to celebrate my son’s birthday! xx

  60. Jules Eley says:

    My daughters 12th birthday in Feb x

  61. Amanda Baggott says:

    My nephews birthday

  62. My daughter would love these! I’d use them for her birthday.
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  63. holly harmsworth says:

    My daughter mias birthday at the end of february

  64. Jane Shaw says:

    A summer party and BBQ as we are having visitors from America thank

  65. Rachel White says:

    It’s my birthday at the end of February so they’d be great for that!!

  66. Patricia Avery says:

    At a family gathering when we are celebrating with children and grandchildren

  67. MichelleD says:

    My daughter’s birthday!

  68. Angela Wilcox says:

    I would use them for my daughter’s birthday

  69. Felicity Kelly says:

    My sons birthday is early feb – he would love these!

  70. shayan says:

    Well I don’t need everybody to know, yet I will hit the enormous 50 this year so I may aswell party in style.

  71. Hannah Smith says:

    I would use them for my mum’s birthday as she deserves something a bit special

  72. Sharon Lou Johnson says:

    Would be amazing for my new adopted little boys 3rd birthday x

  73. Sophie Roberts says:

    I would use it for my niece’s birthday

  74. Ema J Lowe says:

    it is my daughters birthday in March, I would use the balloons at her party

  75. Charmian Filewood says:

    My mums 70th which isn’t til two years time but I like to be prepared!

  76. lynn neal says:

    My grandchildrens Birthday parties!

  77. Kim Neville says:

    my son’s birthday

  78. Tamara Foster says:

    My sons birthday xx

  79. Louise Reeks says:

    My daughters birthday get together in April

  80. natalie s says:

    These would be perfect to celebrate my 5 year old’s birthday with! Her and her friends would just love these!!

  81. Julie Winward says:

    My granddaughters birthday

  82. PAULINE HILL says:

    my 46th wedding anirversarie

  83. Sheri Darby says:

    My husband’s 70th birthday

  84. zoe brown says:

    its my 40th birthday and my nephews birthday a day after each other so would be for us both

  85. Charlotte Isobelle says:

    It would be great to win for a birthday party

  86. Christina Palmer says:

    I would use them for my Brothers 50th Suprise Birthday Party

  87. Carrie-Anne Brown says:

    my little boys 4th birthday

  88. Joanne Exley says:

    My Sons birthday

  89. Rachel hockley says:

    Perfect for my son’s 6th birthday in two weeks. Would be delighted to win. He would be so happy

  90. Laura Napier says:

    Id use them for my friends baby shower

  91. Kelly Fraser says:

    Do you need a reason to celebrate? My son and his cousin just love balloons haha!!

  92. betsy ferguson says:

    would be perfect to welcome my aunt, uncle and cousins who will be visiting this year from their native australia x

  93. Jade vaccaro says:

    I’d split between my daughters birthday and my sons

  94. Amy Bondoc says:

    my daughters 18thh birthday!

  95. Amanda Gregory says:

    My brother’s 50th birthday would be great to use these for.

  96. Troy Easton says:

    My dads birthday coming up.

  97. Maria Messruther says:

    I would use the silver ones for my baby shower and the mixed for my sons 12th birthday he absolutely loves balloons and this are even better because they light up x

  98. Eilean Fraoich says:

    My niece’s birthday

  99. My littlest would love these on his birthday. My fingers are crossed

  100. Laura Green says:

    my partners birthday!

  101. tricia cowell says:

    Wow, I would use for my Grandsons Birthday

  102. Emma platt says:

    My son is 3 soon and he loves balloons so he would absolutely love these!

  103. Joanne dawkins says:

    My sons 4th Birthday in March.

  104. Orange23 says:

    My nephew’s birthday

  105. Denise walton says:

    For my granddaughters birthdays we have four of them in the next few months

  106. champaklal Lad says:

    nephews and nieces birthdays

  107. Debbie Burfoot says:

    My daughter’s birthday in march

  108. Anthea Holloway says:

    My granddaughter’s birthday in April.

  109. Joanne smith says:

    It’s my hubby’s big 4-0 in April

  110. These amazing balloons would be perfect for my Mum’s 65th birthday celebrations on 16th February. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

  111. Laura Loo says:

    My mother and father in laws 70th birthdays (within a few days of each other)

  112. Tracy B says:

    My nephew’s 3rd birthday in April

  113. Tee Simpson says:

    I would love to celebrate my daughter’s birthday with these lovely balloons

  114. Dustin says:

    Well it’s a big birthday for my this year, so the balloons will certainly be out! We have a 6th birthday next month and a 4th birthday in May so these would be ideal for those. My son’s confirmation party is coming soon so that would be a good time to put them up. These would be wonderful for my son’s 6th birthday. Thank you.

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  116. Armin Peuli says:

    The only thing that improved the joyful mood was balloons. Not even party, Colorful balloons can brighten anyone’s day.

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