The time helium filled balloons will float is dependant on how they are handled, transported & mostly importantly: weather. Helium is sensitive to temperature so avoid extreme heat & extreme cold.
Standard (30cm) latex balloons filled with helium can float for up to 12 hours, however this is dependant on the above. On a hot day your balloon may only float for 2-3hours. Our recommendation is to inflate the balloon very close to the start time of your event. Jumbo (90cm) latex balloons will usually float for 12-24 hours. Foil balloons will usually float for 3-4 days before slowly deflating.
Adding hi-float to your latex balloons will increase the float time, but do not use hi-float in confetti or double layered balloons.
We recommend inflating your balloon using a balloon pump or air compressor. Mini (12cm) latex balloons can only be filled with air. Do not use your mouth to blow up confetti balloons.
HOW TO MAKE THE CONFETTI STICK
In most cases the confetti will pool in the bottom of your balloon without air so we suggest that you pop in some air first (about a basketball worth for a jumbo balloon, a tennis ball for a standard balloon). To create static rub the inflated balloon with your hand & roll the balloon for the confetti to stick. This process may need to be repeated during your event. Bear in mind we cannot guarantee the confetti will stick when inflating with helium.
MINI FOIL BALLOONS
If you are blowing up your mini number or letter balloon please follow these instructions for the best result:
To blow up your balloon you will need a balloon pump.
If you really want to forge ahead without a balloon pump, you can use a straw, however you may not be able to achieve the same inflation.
To start, find a friend!
One of you blows up the balloon, the other pinches the end once it is inflated. Twist, Twist & Twist again then knot. Please note as they are small balloon they do not need much air.
If using this method we recommend inflating the balloon on the day of your event. Air will very slowly leak from the knot. Depending on your skills, the balloon will stay inflated for 2 days to 2 months.
WARNING: Balloons are not toys. Children can choke or suffocate on non-inflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision is required. Keep non-inflated balloons away from children, and discard broken balloons immediately.
PLEASE NOTE: Balloons are fragile. We use the highest quality latex balloon available, however please use great care when inflating. If you are concerned please order extra balloons for your event. We do not offer refunds on balloons.