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How to Properly Inflate Confetti Balloons?

December 22, 2022

We Have Summarized 4 Steps to Create the Perfect Confetti Balloons for Your Celebration. 

1. Choose the best size confetti balloon for your event.

2. Blow up the balloons as close to the start time of the event as possible. A helium-filled balloon will float for approximately 8 hours for a 12" balloon and approximately 20 hours for an 18" balloon.

3. Do not inflate beyond the size indicated on the package. When fully inflated, the balloon should be almost transparent.

4. Do not place inflated balloons in direct sunlight or in areas of high humidity or heat. Our balloons are made of natural latex, which is biodegradable, and while this is a huge advantage for the environment, it also means that in high humidity or direct sunlight they will begin to slowly oxidize and become soft and opaque after a few days.


Mini 5 inch Confetti Balloon for Birthday Cake Decoration


Filling confetti balloons with air is the easiest way to keep confetti close to the sides of the balloon, but it won't make it float. While helium allows the balloon to float, confetti collects at the bottom of the balloon due to its innate nature, see the helpful hints below.


Inflating Confetti Balloons with Air.

Inflate the Balloon with a Balloon Pump

We do not recommend inflating balloons with your mouth because of the small parts inside. Warm, moist air from the lungs can also cause condensation inside the balloons and make them cloudy. If this does happen, do not despair as they should start to disappear after 20-30 minutes.

Make Sure the Balloon is Properly Inflated

If they are not fully inflated, they may become cloudy because the latex is not fully stretched. Do not over inflate as the balloon will burst.

Wake Up Confetti

Shake the balloon and wipe all sides with a natural fabric such as a wool scarf or sock to create static electricity and distribute confetti evenly.


To Inflate Confetti Balloons with Helium

Use a Mixture of Air and Helium

We recommend filling the balloon with a few strands of air (balloon pump) and the rest of the helium. The air will help the confetti adhere to the sides of the balloon, while the helium will keep it floating. If you use only helium, you will find that confetti will collect at the bottom of the balloon and be difficult to stick to.

Make Sure the Balloon is Properly Inflated

If the balloon is not fully inflated, it may not float due to the weight of the confetti inside, which is one of the most common reasons why confetti balloons do not float. Do not over-inflate the balloon as it will burst.

Wake Up Confetti

Shake the balloon and wipe all sides with a natural fabric such as a wool scarf or sock to create static electricity and distribute confetti evenly. If you have trouble getting the confetti to stick, you have not added enough air (balloon pump) and there is too much helium in the balloon.


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