Choosing Helium Balloons for your Party

Are you planning a wedding, graduation party, or birthday party? Balloons add a decorative touch and bring a party theme together. Helium balloons stay inflated longer than air-filled balloons, and helium for balloons is easy to obtain.
Compare cost, float time, and variety of shapes for your perfect choice.

Latex balloons are the most common and cost effective. They come in a huge variety of colors and usually inflate to around 9-10 inches. Some people have an allergic reaction to latex, so be sure to check with your guests beforehand. Plan to inflate latex balloons 1-2 hours before the party. Over-inflated latex balloons are more likely to pop, so be careful. Float time for latex balloons is about 8-10 hours. Latex balloons can also be treated with a liquid called Hi-Float to make them last up to 3 weeks.
Foil or Mylar balloons are more expensive than latex, but they come in a wide range of shapes and stay inflated longer.Float time for foil balloons is usually about 3-4 days. They …