Balloon FAQ

Do the balloons arrive inflated?
All of our balloons are sent out flat and not inflated.

How long will my balloons float with helium?
Please see our helium chart

How much Helium do I need?
Please see our helium chart

Can I take my balloons to a local shop to be filled with helium?
Yes, we advise you contact your local balloon/party shop first to check but most shops will fill balloons bought from elsewhere.

Why won’t my latex balloon float?
The main reason a balloon wont float is if not enough helium has been added, check the correct size of your balloons and add helium until the balloon reaches its correct size. Adding too much weight to your balloon, tassels and decorations will also weigh down balloons so only add very light-weight items to smaller balloons.

How do I know I have inflated my latex balloons fully to the correct size? 
Measure the space that the balloon needs to be inflated to between the backs of two chairs or two boxes and inflate within this space. When inflating the giant latex balloons, please be aware of your door size! You will need to fit through your door! You may want to inflate outside on location.

Big 36″ Latex Balloons – How much helium do they need?
To fill a 36″ Balloon fully you need 15 cubic feet of helium

Is there anyway I can reduce the amount needed?
You can under fill these balloons to save on helium, to fill to 30″ requires 8 cubic ft of helium. You can partially fill with a small amount of air and then top up with helium which greatly reduces the amount of helium required to around 5 cubic ft, however this will also reduce the balloons float time and reduce the weight that the balloon can hold should you wish to tie a tassel etc from it. Filling with air, and hanging from ceiling is also an option..

Foil Balloons – Can I reuse my Foil Balloons?
It is possible to re-use most foil balloons but we cannot guarantee that it will work every time as they are fairly delicate but it is worth a try. Expel the air from your balloon by inserting a long straw quite a distance into the self sealing valve, the air will then start to come out and you can flatten and fold your balloon.

How can I make my latex balloons last longer?
Please see our Hi Float Chart

Are there different kinds of helium?
There are different Quality types. The disposable canister types are typically a balloon gas, and usually do not float as long as a pure helium. A locally owned party/balloon store can advise you.