Picking out perfect party balloons for your event can require some advance planning, so it’s important to learn about the different types of balloons floating around out there (get it? LOL 😉 ).
For example, you can choose from latex or helium balloons… There’s also color, shape, and party themes to consider.
By learning basic about your balloon options, you can shop with confidence! Party balloons are available at most retail and party supply stores, as well as online on sites like Amazon.
Using them is a great way to decorate and add visual interest to any celebration, so you’ll definitely benefit from knowing all the ins and outs of selecting the perfect one.
Let’s get started!
Types of Party Balloons
It’s no secret that the party industry is saturated with balloon choices, as it’s one of the easiest ways to decorate a special occasion! Since there’s so many choices out there, it’s good idea for to familiarize yourself with the most popular balloon choices. Below is a table detailing the different types of balloons and inflation considerations.
Each type of balloon has its own myriad of choices, such as shape, color, and size. Latex balloons are the most commonly used type of balloons since they are widely available and easy on the wallet. Mylar balloons are also a popular choice for parties for their visual impact appeal. With so many choices in balloon decor, the sky is the limit for party planners.
Yup – dreaded allergies! Some folks can be allergic to latex and if that’s the case, it’s important to avoid contact with latex balloons. Basically, when these types of balloons are manufactured, there’s a fine powder on them that helps release them from their mold – which can aggravate latex allergies. If you’d like to avoid unwanted reactions, consider using different types of balloons for your party.
Besides choosing a particular type of balloon, you can select from different shapes of balloons. Fun!
Shapes can vary from the standard balloon shape to spiral and heart-shaped balloons. There’s also balloons shaped like characters or other popular objects, such as flowers.
Special character balloons can be more costly than traditional balloons, so use them as accent pieces if you want to keep within a certain budget.
Balloon Color and Theme
Party balloons come in a wide selection of colors and themes to match to any type of decor.
From pink, blue, to polka dots, balloons go with any occasion. Cartoon and character balloons are especially popular for kids birthday parties!
Often enough, balloons are available in packages to match with any existing decor elements, like tablecloths, plates, and cups.
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Another consideration to keep in mind when shopping for party balloons is the “extras”.
Do you need helium? Or are you thinking of having a balloon arch as part of your party decorations?
By getting to know the different types of accessories that may be required for your party balloon selection, you can thoughtfully plan your event and stay within budget.
Depending on the type of balloon you choose to purchase, there are several options to pick from for inflation. For example, Mylar balloons are inflated using a helium tank. Purchase or rent helium tanks from party supply stores or online. Helium tanks come in a variety of sizes, and their capacity is measured in cubic feet so it’s important to know how many balloons need inflation to select the proper size tank.
You can also have balloons inflated at most party stores. Keep in mind though, if you are inflating tons of balloons, you’ll need to transport them. It may be best to rent or buy a tank to avoid transportation issues. Cause who wants to pay extra to have the balloons delivered the day of the party?!
When inflating non-helium balloons, you can use either manual or electric balloon pumps. Manual hand pumps are similar to bicycle pumps, but if the event is in a large venue, it is best to use an electric pump for quicker and easier inflation.
We love ribbon! Balloon ribbon is an integral part when decorating with party balloons – it acts as an anchor or tie to secure the balloons in place. Ribbon comes in many different colors and styles, along with the ability to curl, which provides an additional decorative element.
If you choose to use helium balloons, you may require a weight to hold them down, depending on how you’re decorating. For instance, a balloon weight comes in handy if the balloons act as a centerpiece on a table. Decorate weights to match the balloons 🙂
To sum up, balloons are a universal way to decorate and liven up any event! No matter what occasion merits a celebration, balloons are one of the go-to decorations party planners use to make the day memorable. Happy Party Planning!
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