A standard 28cm (11 inch) latex balloon filled with helium will float for about 6-12 hours, while a 90cm (3ft) balloon can last up to 3-5 days.
Helium filled foil balloons last up to 4 Weeks.
You can usually hire a helium tank in your local area if you are doing quite a few balloons. You can also take our balloons to a reputable outlet to inflate for a fee. Small/medium helium tanks are also available online or may be available to purchase locally.

When filling a balloon with helium, slightly under-fill to allow expansion in different temperatures to avoid popping.

Foil Balloons

Insert pump nozzle into the balloon valve, the pressure from the pump will automatically open the valve as you inflate it. Be careful not to overfill as it will pop, so go slowly at the end of filling. When filling our orbz ball balloons it is normal when inflating to hear a popping sound as the balloon expands it’s panels to form a round ball. Most foil balloons are self sealing, so just remove the nozzle/straw from the balloon and press the valve flat to seal. 
Foil balloons are long lasting and can be refilled or packed away for later use.

Latex Balloons

Inflate balloons on the day of your event with air or helium, preferably 1-2 hours before so they look their best. Balloon garlands require air fill only using a hand pump or electric pump. For a balloon bouquet we like to fill with helium so the balloons float up. Slightly under-fill the balloon to allow the helium to expand in different temperatures and avoid popping. Attach to string and weights. Latex balloons filled with helium typically float for 6 to 12 hours. If your pack contains confetti balloons, fill a small amount with air, then rub the balloon with your hand or head to make the confetti stick, then fill the rest with helium.

Balloon Storage

Latex balloons generally have a shelf life of up to 1 year. The best way is to store your balloons in a dry air tight container or zip-lock storage bag. Keep them in a cool, dry place out of the sun light. A cool drawer or basement. 


Balloons are not toys and pose a choking hazard to children. Children should not be around balloons (inflated or deflated) without adult supervision.

Handy Video Tutorials here.

 Balloons in nature are fragile. We use the highest quality balloons available on the market by leading brands, however please use great care when inflating. If you are concerned please order extra balloons for your event if you are concerned about popping. We do not offer refunds on balloons.