Balloon Guide

Do I have to use helium to inflate my balloons?

You do not have to use helium to inflate any of our balloons, they can still look great hanging down from the ceiling or strung together as a banner.  However, they won’t float by themselves so it really depends on the look you want to achieve.

Can I fill script balloons with helium?

The shape of our script balloons means they can only be air filled and helium cannot be used. The balloons have tabs that allow easy hanging as a banner.

How do I get confetti to stick to the sides of the balloon?

If you fill the balloon with only helium the confetti may just fall to the bottom of the balloon. We find adding a little air into the balloon helps get the confetti to stick to the sides. Creating static will also help so rubbing the balloon against your jumper will do the trick as well.

Why are my clear balloons not clear?

Clear balloons appear cream before they are inflated. They will also look a little cloudy if not inflated to the correct size. Make sure they are inflated to their full capacity then just leave a little time for the cloudiness to clear after inflation.

How much helium do I need?

See our Balloon Guide and helium chart below

How long before my party can I inflate my balloons?

We recommend you inflate as close to the time required as you can. Ideally on the same day. However, you absolutely can inflate your balloons the day before. Our advice would be to store them in a black plastic bag until you need them, as this will help keep them looking great.

Still have some questions for us?

No problem! Contact us

Helium Chart

Want to know how much helium you’ll need? Use our table below to get started. Please note that this information is to be used as a guide, and all values are averages.

We offer the option to add disposable helium canisters to any order, however If you plan to fill a lot of balloons for your party we recommend hiring helium canisters from your local party store. It will be much more cost effective and means you can spend more of your budget on the fun stuff!

Balloon
Size
Helium (cubic vol ft)
Average Flying Time
11" Latex
11"
0.5
18-24 Hours
18" Latex
18"
2
36 Hours
18" Latex (confetti filled)
18"
2
15-18 Hours
36" Latex
36"
15
3-5 Days
36" Latex (confetti filled)
36"
15
3-5 Days
34" Foil Letter / Numbers
34"
1.5
3-5 Days
10" Foil Shape / Character
10"
0.5
3-5 Days
18" Foil Shape / Character
18"
0.6
3-5 Days
24" Foil Shape / Character
24"
0.8
3-5 Days
28" Foil Shape / Character
28"
1.27
3-5 Days
35" Foil Shape / Character
25"
1.69
3-5 Days
36" Foil Shape / Character
36"
1.13
3-5 Days
44" Foil Shape / Character
44"
1.41
3-5 Days
46" Foil Shape / Character
46"
1.31
3-5 Days
47" Foil Shape / Character
47"
1.13
3-5 Days