#BeSuper with Barbie Princess Power

#BeSuperIn celebration of National Superhero Day Barbie invited us to enter the world of Superhero Power and enjoy a party with friends and watch the Barbie Princess Power DVD. In the DVD Barbie celebrates how girls can be Super, just through simple small acts such as kindness and helpfulness.



LissyLou was incredibly excited about the prospect of a Superhero party aimed at girls, she’s not adverse to dressing up as a superhero herself, but she loved the free Mask that came with the DVD. The film itself was engaging and uplifting, even C who thinks Barbie is just for girls had to stop playing with his toys and come and watch it. He liked the storyline even if he couldn’t quite bring himself to like Barbies!


LissyLou doing her best serious Superhero face!

Stuffed full of catchy songs and inspiring characters the Barbie Princess Power DVD will be a hit with the girls (and the boys too – although they possibly won’t admit it!)

The new Barbie Superhero toys were met with gasps of awe and amazement by LissyLou who prompted insisted they play with them all straight away, her friends were thrilled with the little makeup sets that were their party presents too!.

I love the makeup station for Barbie that converts into a Superhero station – very easy to swivel and the added bonus of it being able to fit a mobile phone means you could record and play your own Superhero messages for Barbie to watch!

Little Chelsea on her scooter is so sweet, I think she was my favourite.


Both kids were amazed by how Barbie’s skirt converts into a Superhero cape and vice versa, perfect for role play and full games! So much cooler than Superman changing in a phone booth.


I like the ethos of #BeSuper because I think the focus on even little things being Super is empowering for children and strong. The DVD was just the right side of sweet and uplifting without being saccarine.

Barbie Princess Power is out now on DVD, #BeSuper

We received the DVD and toys to hold our party, all thoughts are our own.

Barbie™ Bubble-tastic Mermaid

Barbie™ Bubble-tastic Mermaid

LissyLou is really into Barbie at the moment. She got a Barbie house for Christmas and since then she has been wanting more Barbies to extend her collection. We were sent the Barbie™ Bubble-tastic Mermaid to review and LissyLou was very excited to see that it combined two of her favourite things, Barbie and bubbles.

The first thing to note is that the Barbie™ Bubble-tastic Mermaid comes with the Barbie, some bubbles and a bubble tray. Barbies mermaid tail provides the mechanism to make bubbles.

Barbie™ Bubble-tastic Mermaid

LissyLou was instantly impressed by the purple and pink theme (her two favourite colours). I was pleased that Barbie’s ‘clothes’ are painted/moulded on. Nothing to get wet other than her hair! We followed the instructions and poured bubble mix into the tray.

Barbie™ Bubble-tastic Mermaid 2

Barbie™ Bubble-tastic Mermaid


Then you pull the pull cord on the back to set the bubbles flowing. We found it quite difficult to get the bubbles flowing and did find that the bubble mix flies everywhere (you might want to encourage outdoor play with this one!) but LissyLou loves it! It’s a really girly, fun toy and I have to admit the Barbie™ Bubble-tastic Mermaid is very pretty!

Barbie™ Bubble-tastic Mermaid

We were sent the Barbie™ Bubble-tastic Mermaid to review, all thoughts our own.

Balloon Time Helium Kit #Balloon Time

Balloon Time Helium Kit #BalloonTime

As part of the BritMums and Balloon Time Celebration Club I was sent a voucher to get a Balloon Time Helium Kit from Asda in preparation for C’s 6th Birthday party. The idea is simple, a light weight, portable helium kit to allow you to create helium balloons at your venue to make it easier to have balloons when and where you want them.


The reality? The kit is light, surprisingly so. I was impressed by the small size and portability of the tank and very impressed with the ease of creating helium balloons myself.

The Balloon Time kit comes with, one tank of helium, 30 different coloured latex ballooons and a spool of white ribbon for tying.


Creating your balloons is very simple, just watch the video below to see how quick and easy it is to inflate a balloon and the photo to show it tied and ready to use. I was really pleased that it was so simple and stress free. I would definitely buy the kit again, at £22 it seemed very good value for money!

I’m looking forward to using the Balloon Time kit to decorate a church hall for C’s birthday. I think the kit will allow us to brighten up the space and all kids love helium balloons don’t they?  It would be very easy to create displays with either a number of balloons tied at different heights and weighted with a small bags of dried lentils or similar or to have individual balloons that could be given out to each child. Unfortunately at the time of writing C’s party had been rearranged but I will update the blog later when I’ve blogged about his party. Check back for a link shortly!


The helium tank is also recyclable, more details are available at www.balloontime.com/recycle On the website you will also find full details of stockists.

“I’m working with BritMums and >Balloon Time as part of the ‘Celebration Club’, highlighting inventive and fun ways of using balloons. I was provided with a Balloon Time helium kit and have been compensated for my time. All editorial and opinions are my own. Visit www.balloontime.com for more information and party inspiration.”

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