Balloon Care Guide
BALLOONS… WHAT TO DO (AND NOT DO!)
We’d like to say we know balloons well so we wanted to share a few tips to ensure you make the most of your purchase.
Chances are, it’s going to be a bit nippy whenever you purchase your balloon, so it’s worth bearing in mind how the cold affects helium balloons.
Helium floats due to it being thinner than air, but when it gets cold it makes it dense and therefore heavier than air, causing it to shrivel and sink.
Bubble Balloons are made of a thicker material, meaning they’re a lot more durable and can withstand the cold on their travels.
Inflated Foil Balloons, please be aware they may look a little less plump on arrival.
Once returned to the warmth, you’ll hear them start to make little popping noises where the helium is expanding the foil balloon back to its rightful state.
WHAT YOUR BALLOON DOESN’T LIKE
Coming into contact with sharp or hot objects
Claws, beaks and any other playfully determined pets
Being dragged through doorways
Getting trapped in car boots or doors
Big or little hands that forget to hold on tight
Some of the nicest celebrations can take part outdoors, so we appreciate that balloons can play a gorgeous part.
Unless the weather is completely calm, your balloon will move with the wind, hide from the rain and pop with the hot sunshine.
Although all of our balloons are weighted, we cannot guarantee that they will be able to sustain outdoor climates.
Our Latex Balloons are biodegradable which means they oxidize over time.
Our Full Coloured Latex Balloons become matte and our Clear Confetti Latex Balloons will become cloudy within 10 – 12 hours.
Please make an effort to recycle your balloons once used.
FLOAT TIME (HELIUM)
Bubble Balloons: our Bubbles will be in tip top condition for up to 10 days and will stay floating for up to 4 weeks, however they do start to look a bit sorry for themselves around the 2-week mark!
Foil Balloons: Foils will be in their best condition for a couple of days but can last weeks if kept in just right conditions.
11 Inch Latex (inc. Confetti Filled) Balloons: the standard party balloon will stay floating for 8 – 10 hours.
3 Foot Latex Giant Confetti Balloons: our Giant Confetti Balloons float for 24 – 36 hours, however they begin to cloud after 12 – 24 hours
We use Hi-Float on your latex balloons to give them an increased lease of life.
Hi-Float will triple the amount of float time stated above, however it does not work on Confetti Filled Balloons.
Hi-Float + Confetti = gooey balloon mess.
LASTING TIME (AIR-FILLED)
Our Air-Filled products such as DIY Crazy Garlands, Balloon Bunting, Wands and Mini Balloons will last for weeks!
So be prepared to have them on your hands for a while…