Balloon Decorations FAQ

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Balloon Decorations FAQ 
- My Most Frequently Asked Questions -

Question: I am interested in getting into balloon decorating - have you got any ideas or tips on how to do this?

Answer: Yes, we sure have a few tips.

If you want to start balloon decorating as a business, there are lots of things to consider. Here are a few questions you should ask yourself:

  • Is there enough demand in my area?
  • How strong is the competition?
  • How much time and money can I invest to get started?
  • How am I going to advertise my services?
  • ... and so on.

My eCourse "How to Start Your Own Balloon Decorating Business - 7 Easy Lessons to Success" guides you through those questions. I don't want to brag, but you won't find a business building course, tailored to the needs of balloon decorators, anywhere else on the Net. Well, certainly not for US$ 27. So, sign up now and get started!

If you are planning to advertise your services with a website, then I can highly recommend the website and online business builder I use myself.  It comes with all the tools and a proven process to build a profitable service selling business online.

To ramp you up on the decorating side, you could get the Qualatex Balloon Network (QBN) Training Kits. Not only will you learn all the techniques to create professional looking balloon decorations, but you'll also get valuable tips for running a successful business. Additionally, if you take the tests, you can display the "Certified Balloon Artist" (CBA) logo on your web site or marketing brochures.

If the cost of $249 for the Qualatex Training Kits is too high for you right now, you can enroll in a relatively new video course "Easy to Learn Basic Balloon Decorating for Parties & Events," offered at a learning platform called Udemy for $49. Tip: Watch for Udemy's special offers, where you may get the course for just $10 or $15.

Question: How do you make a double balloon, that is blow up a small balloon in a large balloon?

Answer: You slip the small balloon over a chop stick, which makes it much easier to insert it into the big balloon. Make sure that the necks of the two balloons are aligned before you withdraw the chop stick. Now inflate the outer balloon first and then the inner balloon. The trickiest bit is to knot both necks at the same time without losing too much air or helium. As an easy alternative you could use a small food bag clip to seal the balloon necks.

Question: How do I create a balloon centerpiece, i.e. with 2 clusters of 4 with a latex 9 inch heart coming out of the middle?

Answer: The first thing you need is a balloon base. We feature some examples for balloon bases here. A centerpiece with two clusters of four with a latex heart on top is similar to our "Valentine Balloon Bouquet". If you follow the basic process outlined there, but with two layers of 4 balloons instead of one layer with 3 balloons, you should do fine.

Question: What is the easiest way to use tulle instead of curling ribbon?

Answer: For balloon bouquets you should not use solely tulle to attach the balloons to the base as the tulle will get stretched out and won't look nice after a while. The best way is to use curling ribbon to attach the balloons and then disguise the ribbon with tulle.

Question: Where can I get a column base from?

Answer: You can either buy a ready made one from a specialist balloon supplier or you can make one yourself, as we explain on our site. The materials for the self-made balloon column base can be found at a hardware store or at an electrical supplier (the conduit).

Question: What are the dimensions to make the Base for a 14'-16' column?

Answer: I would suggest you use steel base plates (custom cut - from a machine shop for example) as a base for those tall columns - they are heavier than the plywood ones that we describe on our web site. The downside of steel base plates is that you need to weld the flanges onto the center. Alternatively you could use strong nylon cord (aka parachute cord) to strap your plywood square base to the top of a same size square concrete stepping stone from the hardware store. That should make the base heavy enough to support your 14 to 16' column.

If the column is just for a short event (one evening) you could also fill the balloons with helium - then they will support themselves, more or less. Of course this makes it more expensive and the balloons won't hold the helium as long as they will hold air.

Question: Can I have directions for building my own columns sent to my email address?

Answer: We haven't got round to turn our website in an e-book so far, although we'd like to do that. So the best thing I can recommend is to print out the respective pages from our site and take them with you to the venue.

Question: Where do we purchase the supplies for the Hot Air Balloon Model?

Answer: You can get all supplies for the Hot Air Balloon model at Amazon. The 36 inch latex balloon is made by Qualatex (the renowned producer of highest quality helium balloons) and comes in a variety of colors. The fitting balloon nets are sold separately.

The baskets are a bit trickier to find. Search for "small wicker baskets" or "small willow baskets." With these searches, I found for example these two offers...

Mini Bleached Willow Baskets

Basket with Lace Trim

Question: I am interested in this balloon service, where do you operate?

Answer: We are delighted that you are interested in our balloon decoration service. However, we don't offer our decorating services at the moment, due to relocation and starting a new job. I am sorry that we can't help you with your request.

You could do a search at the BallonHQ Directory. They have a list of balloon artists and decorators worldwide. You can specify your search by country, state, city, by category or even by name, if you are looking for a certain company.

Or you can search our own international directory of balloon professionals.

Question: Which company is the best wholesaler to buy all balloons?

Answer: As we are not living in the UK, we can't really comment on the best wholesaler there from own experience. A reliable source with high quality products surely is Qualatex / Pioneer. As a business you can order their catalog for free.

You can also search for qualified distributors and balloon professionals in the USA, Europe and other countries who sell balloons in bulk to retailers. These select distributors are members of the Qualatex Balloon Network (QBN) distributor program.

Question: Where do I find information about balloon sculpturing / decorating classes?

Answer: Please check out the BalloonHQ Calendar or search for classes at Qualatex. Both feature a regularly updated calendar of various educational courses in the United States.

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Billiard Balloon Column 
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Helium Filled Balloon Arches 
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Balloon Cleaner? 
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How do I get 100 balloons to stay in place hanging over the dance floor? 
I want to have 100 balloons over the dance floor with the strings hanging down. How do I keep them from floating around? ANSWER Hi there, …

Puzzle Piece Balloon Sculpture 
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Balloons Behavior 
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Latex balloons as void fill packaging 
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How can I attach a masquerade mask to a balloon column? 
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Seeing the Balloon Column Pole  
Hi, I'm new to the balloon decor business and was wondering if you know why, each time I make a balloon column, I can see the pole through the gaps in …

How to use glitter confetti inside a deco bubble 
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Balloon Column Topper 
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How can I make a balloon stiletto?  
I want to make a balloon stiletto for a party. Does anyone know how the frame would look and what size balloons to use? Thanks. ANSWER Hi Victoria, …

Shooting Star Balloon Arch 
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How to do a double bubble with collar without weighing down 
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Where can I by large size boxing glove mylar balloons? 
I have an event I'm doing and I'm making columns but as toppers I want to have mylar balloons in the shape of boxing gloves. Also has anyone ever attempted …

Tulle covered balloons 
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Tulle wrapped balloons 
Will a helium filled balloon wrapped in tulle float?

martini glass sculpture made out of balloons 
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How To Make an Anchor with Balloons? 
To make the bottom and top of the balloon anchor, could I use fishing line? ANSWER Hi Keisha, To make this type of balloon anchor sculpture, …

How to hang foil balloons from ceiling 
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Looking for ways to make my own balloon netting for a 5 foot round balloon 
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Balloon deflating problem 
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Balloons Wrapped In Tulle 
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Should I fill 35ft Balloon Arches with Helium or Air? 
I've been asked to make two 35 ft balloon arches (width unknown). I'm not sure whether to do a helium arch or an air filled one. It's an outdoor event …

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how to attach a balloon  
Please can you explain how I attach a balloon to 4 balloon sticks as in picture, I have tried sellotape & blue tack but neither work. Many thanks …

Ideal size for single round balloon centerpieces? 
What is the ideal size for single round balloon centerpieces? Should I do it with a 17" or 24" balloon? ANSWER Hi Eleonore, Greetings all …

How much tulle do you need to cover a 17" latex balloon? 
How much tulle do you need to cover a 17" latex balloon? ANSWER: Hi there, For a 17" latex balloon you should buy tulle with at least 27 inches …

Balloon Bases for Stuffed Balloons 
I see some balloons that have some sort of decoration around the base. Some of them are laced and some look like a shirt or rug. What are they called and …

How can I make a cluster float under a foil balloon?  
Hi There, I wonder if you can help me. I am doing a display of a foil champagne bottle (helium filled). I want to put a small cluster of 4 balloons …

Balloon Design Software 
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Air Filled Balloon Designs for Luau Outdoors 
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How to fix a lollipop balloon on a stick? 
I know how to make a lollipop balloon through balloon twisting, but how do you fix it on a stick? Similar to attached pic. ANSWER: Hi Emma, …

How would you hang balloon decors in a ceiling?  
I will be balloon decorating for my cousin's daughter's baptism. I would like to hang ceiling balloons using fishing lines on a 8-10 feet high ceiling. …

Balloon Centerpiece - What is the spiral type thing? 
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Tell me how to make a bowling pin sculpture 
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How do I hang balloons upside down in clusters at my reception? 
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How do you add curly balloons into your sculptures? 
I see all over the Internet how to do all sorts of balloon decorations but I see nowhere that shows how to add the long skinny balloons (260's curled) …

Where can I get the net for this type of balloon arch? 
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Can I use regular inflator for a mylar ballon? 
I have a regular inflator for latex balloons but my question is can I use that tip for a mylar balloon too?

Can you re-inflate a mylar ballon? 
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Need balloon decoration idea for a hostel room 
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How do you set up for a balloon drop? 
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Making Number 16 in Balloon Columns 
Hello, I would need the steps how to make the number 16 as part of two balloon columns. The picture shows what I mean. Any help would be appreciated. …

Balloon Stuffing Machine 
Does any of your readers know where i can buy a reasonably priced balloon stuffing machine?

Balloons on a Stick 
How do you make the balloons stay on the stick?

How to make a Mickey Mouse Balloon Arch 
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How do you inflate balloons on a stick? 
How do you inflate the character balloons that are on a stick?

What is the shelf life on latex balloon and mylar balloons? 
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I made a balloon arch with a pump, after few minutes they all popped! :( 
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How to tape a flower balloon on the wall 
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Can I Use The Same Electric Air Pump? 
I was just wondering if I can use the electric pump that I you to blow up my grandson's pool, to blow up balloons? I want to build a balloon arch, so I …

Is it best to use Latex helium columns outside? 
If so, how do you make them without a pole? Also, what is the anchor for 9 feet with 36 inches on top? Thanks for your tips.

What brand of balloons do you recommend when decorating an event? 
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Balloon Decoration Tip 
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Latex Balloon Allergy 
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How can a write I message on a latex balloon to be shipped and reinflated? 
I wanted to write a message on a balloon, deflate it and then ship it for someone to blow up and read the message. The problem is I have tried paint …

Parachute Cargo Balloon Centerpieces 
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New Balloon Decorating Business 
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How can I make a balloon drop for a wedding and is there a way of releasing them? 
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Where can I buy balloon decorating DVDs? 
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How do I stick Balloons to Wallpaper? 
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Balloon Decoration on Walls Because of High Ceiling 
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How to make a balloon arch with one-side-printed smileys but all smileys should be easily seen? 
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What kind of balloons are best for stuffing gifts inside? And where can I buy them? 
I have a balloon stuffing machine. It was purchased used and came with a number of balloons. I'm looking for more balloons to stuff for special events. …

Hi Float 
I will be doing a wedding (my first) and need to know how good hi float is as I might have to do the balloons the night before?

How do I put a price on balloon columns, arches and bouquets 
I am just starting out in the balloon decorating business and would like to know how to put a price on things.

Do you NEED helium to inflate a mylar balloon? 
I would like to add small mylar balloons to some premade centerpieces that I have purchased. Do I need helium to inflate them? I do not need them to …

How can I write Happy Birthday on a Balloon? 
I would like to write stuff on the balloon like those of happy birthday and stuff , and I would like to know how to do it at home, and what do I need to …

Balloon Arch: How many people, and time allowed? 
How long do you allow, time wise, to make an arch eight feet tall?

Advertise a Business 
I am trying to start a home based business at weekends. What is the best way to advertise?

Can I stuff balloons with a 6-8kg object and get them to float? 
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Do balloons and flowers go together at a reception party? 
Just wanted to know if it will look right because I'm getting married and I like both of them ... balloons and flowers.

Where to buy acrylic tubes to make balloon topiary centerpieces 
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Balloon Canopy 
I need to find out how to figure the dimensions for a balloon canopy that will cover a space of 10x10. I have the columns and need the formula. Thanks! …

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Balloon Numbers 
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Balloon column, tether line and string of pearls 
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My First Portfolio 
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how do i make the netting for a hot air balloon centerpiece 
I'm not sure how to make the netting for a hot air balloon center piece. Can you tell me how to do this and what to use? Thank you.

Where to purchase different sized balloons?? 
I would like to find a reliable supplier of balloons that sells to the public. I have a hard time finding 5, 7 and 9 inch balloons in various colors. …

Hanging Balloons 
What is the way of hanging balloon designs? Can I use plaster? Because am afraid it will burst. Thank You.

Mini Balloon Trees as Table Centerpieces 
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16 inch balloon with 5 inch inside 
I am doing a display with a 16 inch latex filled with 5 inch balloons inside and clusters of balloons underneath. Which ones have to be filled with helium? …

I need to build a 5ft 100 out of balloons and need help 
I need to build a 100 out of balloons, I would like it to look visually stunning :) I can use helium and fishing line but I dont know how to build the …

How long do mylar balloons stay firmly inflated? 
Can a mylar balloon stay firmly inflated for years, or is its life much shorter? THIS APPEARS TO BE A NON- HELIUM BALLOON. Thanks, Marc

Balloon flower 
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DURATION OF HELIUM BALLOON 
How long can helium balloons stay up at a party?

How do you make a Balloon Bomb? 
How do you make a balloon bomb? ANSWER For a so-called 'balloon bomb' you will need a 36" exploding latex balloon and fill it with about 80 to …

heart shape balloon display 
I recently took a balloon decorating course and wanted to get hold of a heart frame but cannot find them anywhere. Any suggestions?

Where can i find balloon decorating instruction catalogs 
Where can i find balloon decorating instruction catalogs?

how to calculate a spiral arch? 
How do I figure out the approximate number of balloons to make a spiral arch?

Writing on foil balloons! 
Help please! I would like to know how to write on foil balloons! I have bought a glue pen from qualatex and some crafting powder but whenever I write on …

I want to make the bride and groom from helium balloons  
I want to make the bride and groom from helium balloons and would like to find instructions on how to complete the task.

How do I suspend Balloons? 
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Wanted: Tips on Hanging Balloon Columns from a ceiling 
I need to hang 12 maybe more balloon columns from a gym ceiling. I am using the click click magnets to attach them to the rafters and monofilament line …

Can you do very large string of pearls? 
Is is possible to do helium filled string of pearls on a larger scale - for example 2 of them arching across the whole dance floor and crossing in the …

How many balloons for an arch 
How many clusters of 4 balloons can fit on a 10ft length arch?

Where can I buy these yo-yo type balloons? 
I was at this party and saw these pretty large circular balloons with looped stretchy string on one side (opposite to the blowing air end). This allowed …

About Balloon Arches 
For balloon arches, can the balloons be tied individually and then put together? Will you need helium for making balloon arches or can I blow by mouth? …

Can you recommend a good training dvd for balloon decoration? 
I am starting up a Party balloon business and need a good dvd with plenty of ideas.

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How do I make the netting for hot air balloon centerpieces? 
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What kind of decoration is best for a 40th birthday surprise party? 
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How do I use HI FLOAT? 
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Balloon Arch 
How do i make a balloon arch?

How do you make a heart shape decoration with balloons 
Just wondering if anyone could help me with this as i have searched the internet and have found nothing. have tried this but think there should be an easier …

Where could I buy that balloon grid to make a balloon wall? 
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Helium Filled Balloons with Collar Won't Float 
My 12 inch balloons filled with helium and 5 inch 4 quad collar won't float. Can you tell me why? ANSWER: Hi Glenda, Did you also fill …

How can I "set" marker on a latex balloon? 
We're making balloons that look like pigs for my daughter's upcoming party. We are using Sharpie markers to make the faces on pink and patterned balloons, …

How long can a 6 inch foil balloon stay inflated? 
Does anyone know how long a 6 inch foil balloon can stay inflated?

Where can I buy perfectly round non-helium balloons? 
I am working on a project. I need perfectly round balloons. I need to blow them up and then I will be breaking them. I need a few different sizes. …

Pricing of Balloon Decor 
If someone asks for 20 colums at 25' high with a 36" balloon at top and 12 clusters of 4 colors... how much would you charge or expect to be offered? …

How can I make balloons hang heavy from the ceiling? 
I need to hang balloons from the ceiling upside down (not from a net, individually from strings). I need to make them look heavy. Should I blow them up …

¿What materials do I need to create a wall mural with balloons?  
I have seen videos and wall decors made, but the materials that they use, I don't know where to find it or how to create it. I know they are square spaces …

Writing on Foil Balloons 
I would like to write on foil balloons but don't know how to make the lettering look professional. Is there a dvd on how to do it and where to buy the …

Inflating ballons with helium 
Is it o.k. to inflate 14 inch balloons to just 9 inches?

Self sealing 4 and 9 inch balloons? 
Do they make 4 and 9 inch foil self sealing balloons?

Is there an easy way to tie a balloon? 
Is there some gizmo that facilitates tieing a balloon? I want to inflate about 100 balloons to give out during a celebration.

Wrap inflated 260Qs around pvc  
Here's what I'm trying to do.....I am creating columns on a pvc pipe...the first three tiers will be balloon clusters, then I want to wrap inflated 260Qs …

How can I prevent my stuffed latex balloon from becoming cloudy?  
They appear to be okay at first, then become more cloudy looking even when kept away from sun and heat.

How do you make a Shooting Star Column? 
I need help on how to make a shooting star balloon column.

Where Can I Buy Balloon Heart Frames? 
I have checked some websites that were recommended by Balloon-Decoration-Guide.com in answers to some of the questions posted here. This was very helpful. …

Curly Balloons - Where can I buy them? 
Hi, I hope you guys can help me I am looking for a special type of balloon that my grandpa used to buy to me, when I was growing up and now I am trying …

5inch Balloons for "Balloon Babies" 
I use 2 5" balloons tied together to make "babies". In the bottom 5" balloon I add cat litter for weight so the babies will stand up. My problem-- …

Where can I order nice boxes to deliver balloon bouquets? 
I've tried everywhere! I can't find some nice dotted ones or coloured. I'm starting my business and I really need those boxes.

How do i decorate a balloon column with both tulle and curly ribbon? 
I'd like to know various designs I can do with tulle and curly ribbon on a ballon column, arch or bouquet.

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How far in advance can I start my balloon tower? 
I want to do 2 balloon towers for my son's birthday that are about 5' tall. The party starts at 5 pm and ends at 9 pm. How early can I blow up the balloons …

DVDs 
Does anybody know where i can purchase dvds on how to balloon decorate? I am having a party soon and would love to be able to take the credit and say …

How do you make a star shape balloon arch? 
I would like to know the dimensions to making an arch in shape of a star. A walk through arch. But I'm not sure of the sizes or the materials.

how can i make a 3 color or more column 
I like the 2 color columns but how can i make a more colored column?

make numbers out of balloons 
How to do i make like the number 15 out of a cluster of balloons? ANSWER: Hi Lori and everyone else who asked, In addition to the comments below, …

where can i buy shaped frames i.e heart, doubble heart? 
Hi Can anyone tell me where to buy doubble heart shaped frame and any other shaped frames wholesale in the UK? I have been trying to buy walkthrough …

How can I make a table decoration using balloon sticks ? 
I would like to make some table decorations for a 60th Wedding Anniversary Luncheon using air balloons on sticks. How can I achieve this ? What do I need …

How to "float" a banner with balloons 
We would like to use balloons to hold up a 2 feet by 3 feet paper banner. How many balloons on each side of the paper would be needed to make the banner …

How to put soft toys into balloons without expensive stuffing machines 
I would like to make a few Ballon gifts with stuffed toys purely for decoration but cannot afford to buy a stuffing machine. Can anyone tell me if there …

How do I make a Balloon Baby 
It's pretty easy ... one balloon for the head, one for the body, and 4 sets of duplets for the arms and legs. My problem, how do you attach the arms and …

Dimensions for a star shaped arch 
We are doing an arch for Relay for Life. The track is approximately 12' wide and there will be 300+ cancer survivors walking through it. We are wanting …

How do i make a balloon cloud 
It's 1 huge balloon with 4 little balloons around the bottom with ribbon coming from the bottom. Its been described as looking like an octopus.

What are the best suggestions for mounting balloons onto walls and ceilings? 
Increasingly, venues are getting strict about the way balloons and other decorations are fixed onto walls and ceilings. Understandably so, since these …

Bunch of grapes 
What is the best way to attach balloons to the outside of a car without ruining the paint? I am decorating my car to look like a "bunch of grapes" for …

Balloon Centerpiece for Anniversary 
Your balloon decoration website is the best! I have been on your website many of times and I think you guys are doing a terrific job helping people that …

Do I need to hi float the inner latex balloon with a deco bubble to last? 
I need to inflate deco bubbles stuffed with a latex balloon the day before the event. Will i need to hi float the latex balloon?

Personalised Balloons 
Hi, I have been asked for a small quantity of personalised balloons to add to a customer's Balloon decor. Would really like to be able to do this from …

How to weigh balloon centerpiece down 
I'm doing a first birthday party with a mickey mouse and 2 normal latex balloon cluster, with 6x5" balloon at the base. What would be the way to weigh …

Balloons tangling during Parade 
When using many balloons (400) to pass out during a parade, with some wind blowing; how do you prevent the balloons from wrapping around each other and …

Balloons and Heat 
I am wanting to make/use a balloon arch for a wedding reception. The reception will be at 6:30pm in August. My concern/question: Is a balloon arch …

Balloon arch to last 3 days? 
If I need my balloon arch and columns to last 3 days, do you recommend I use Hi-Float and helium? It is an indoor event.

What weight in grams would I have to use to hold 3 party size helium balloons down? 
I have made some balloon weights from material and sweets. Now I am not sure if they will be heavy enough to hold my helium filled balloons?

Where can I buy balloon canopy netting? 
I am trying to make a balloon canopy for a home school prom. I cannot find where I can purchase this netting. I have googled everything I can think of …

Exploding Balloon 
I will be decorating a wedding event on the 9th of April. The wedding will be in a Marquee. How can I mount an exploding balloon on the roof of a marquee …

How to do a foil balloon arch? 
E.g. if you're doing a single arch using 18" round foils how do you keep the foils in position alongside the next balloon without it twisting. I have tried …

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Balloon sizes in a square-packed garland? 
I've been learning balloon-decorating techniques for a while with a view to starting up in business. I want to have a go at making a square-packed garland/arch, …

Problem with Link-o-Loons Popping 
I am a first time user of Link-o-Loons and was building columns with the black and orange. I sized them to 12" with helium and after i had assembled them... …

How to Arrange Large Lettered Balloons 
I am an event planner not a balloon expert. To save money for my client, we have decided to do our own balloon decorations. We ordered large 40" lettered …

5th Birthday 
Are there any suggestions for my grandaughters 5th birthday? I am going to make a big balloon arch with large foils in her name, and also scatter some …

Balloon Flowers made from 260Q 
Please can anyone give me step by step instructions on how to make the heads of the flowers with the 260q balloons? Many thanks ...

Line for Balloon Arches with Spaces Marked on it? 
I need to buy some fishing line that has the spaces already marked on it. It's for a balloon arch behind a table. I cant remember what it's called. Can …

How do I make balloon buntings? 
I would like to create balloon buntings to decorate the ceiling for my kids birthday party. I'm not sure what type of string to use. Can I use masking …

Strength of Monofilament Line for 50 ft Balloon Arch 
What weight of Monofilament line do I need to make a helium filled balloon arch about 50 ft long?

How long do air filled Link-o-Loon Balloons stay up? 
Im am making a balloon arch for my sons 2nd birthday party. How much time in advance can i make the arch? Im using link-o-loons air filled. Please …

Writing on foil balloons 
Can you tell me the best way to write on foil balloons. Example should I write on the balloon before inflation or after. Also what would be the best pen …

Balloons in Luggage Area of a Plane 
I want to send my daughter a "Birthday in a Box". The box will be in the cargo area of the plane. Question is will the air inflated balloons pop or deflate? …

Square Arch 
Hi I am Hanan from Egypt. How can I make a square arch with width 20 m and height is 3 m? Also how can I hold it with this wide width? Thank you …

Star Balloon Arch 
We are interested in making a star arch out of pvc pipe for a dance - what is the best way to do it, or should we use a different material?

Picture on a Mylar Balloon 
I have several silver mylar baloons and I would like to scan a picture on them. How can I?

Number 50 Balloon 
I am doing a friends party on Saturday and would love to know how would I make a number 50 in balloons.

Making a Link-o-Loon Arch 
What are the step-by-step instructions to making a link-o-loon arch, like the one that is displayed on this website?

In what specific shops can I find column base AND arch frame in SINGAPORE? 
Where can I buy column base AND arch frame in SINGAPORE? I need it ASAP. I need to know specific names of shops because I'm new here.

How to keep clear balloons clear 
I am having a hard time making my helium filled clear balloons crystal clear. I bought the super hi-float (the woman at hi-float said I can use super …

Gaps on my Columns 
I've tried to make a column of balloons, but I always seem to leave gaps where the bunches cross each other? Am I overinflating the balloons?

Where can I buy the 6ft inflatable champagne balloon? 
Where can I buy the 6ft inflatable balloon? I can't seem to find a place to purchase it.

Making decorations without a frame 
I work on a car lot and we want to do some minor balloon art. What kinds of things can I do without a frame or special balloons? All I have are 17" balloons. …

how to create a "hot air balloon" shape with regular balloons to decorate a wall? 
I'm looking into creating a flat wall decoration with regular balloons in the shape of a large hot air balloon. I'm thinking using some kind of net ot …

what will i do when a balloon pops? 
how will i replace easily a balloon that popped when i'm already done doing my balloon arches or pillars?

Pricing Balloon Centerpieces 
What would you charge for this centerpiece? I just started in this business and dont know what is a good price. Also ... are there any decorating classes …

How many days/hours in advance can i decorate the reception hall? 
I will be purchasing balloon kits, to make columns, arches, and table center pieces. For some of these i will be using helium and for some just a hand …

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How to fill balloon with sand 
I've tried to follow your instructions but cannot get the sand to fill the balloon to the size of a tennis ball. Actually I wouldn't mind it being slightly …

Balloon Archway 
How do I make a balloon archway with spiraling colors?

Top Table Decoration 
I have seen top table decorations, with tulle and small balloons draped in swags. How do they get the decoration to fix to the table cloth?

How do i hang a framed balloon heart to a ceiling? 
I have found help on how to make a heart frame with aluminium rod. I am wrapping this in air filled 5" balloons and i would like to hang this from the …

Ballon pricing fundamentals 
Is there anywhere I can get a book or ebook on balloon fundamentals and pricing? Thanks.

How much support will I need to make a rainbow arch w/linkaloons for a float? 
We are making a float for a parade this Thursday 7/24/08. We have a tank of helium, 300 linkaloons and a 10 x 12 trailer. We wanted to have 4 or 5 rows …

How to cover a column with balloons 
My son's birthday is going to be at a pavilion which have four wide-concrete-columns, I want to cover them with balloons, how do I do that?

Working with Link-o-loons 
My mom and I are planning on making air-filled swags with the 6" link-o-loons. We have never worked with link-o-loons before. How many days in advance …

Balloon business insurance? 
Help! Where can i get Balloon business insurance? I just cant find any anywhere, i need it to cover me for everything, i know about nabas but dont fancy …

How much swag? 
How do I know how much swag to use? Say I want a 10 ft garland with about 2 ft swag, how do I calculate the length including the swag? Is there a standard …

Allergies to Latex 
I am working with balloons for the past 5 years as a party decorator, but recently I have some allergy to latex. Is there some kind of balloons made with …

Can you use part air/part helium in balloon clouds? 
I was just wondering, as to save on helium, if in a balloon cloud I could use some balloons filled with air? And if its possible, how many needed to …

Where can I buy the tall poles for balloon towers? 
Hi, I am after the tall poles for balloon towers. I have only come across Lomey products that just go up to 31 inch, but I need taller ones. Any …

Inflating Balloons? 
Can you inflate balloons with a general type compressor or do you have to use a balloon air compressor? Does the air from one or the other affect the balloons …

What kind of string do I use to make a balloon arch? 
I am making balloon arches for my 4 year old son's birthday party instead of buying them in order to save money due to this nation's poor economy. There …

What is a good electric air inflator?? 
I am looking for an electric air inflator with two or more valves.. I checked out the "air force 4" since the price is what I am willing to spend, but …

How much compressed air to fill 400 5" balloons? 
I need to fill 400 5" balloons with air. How much compressed air will it take? I have a canister with nearly 2000 pressure. Is that enough?

Cinderella Carriage 
How can I make the frame for the cinderella carriage, it looks like a cinderella's coach? approx. 7ft

balloon compressor 
Where can i buy a balloon pump/compressor like the one you show on your page that is listed as one of the materials needed on part 1. I live in houston, …

Where do I buy the frame base for a balloon column? 
I want to purchase a few base frames for balloon columns in different sizes. For example I want to make 6ft columns, and small columns that can sit on …

Thick Balloon Arch 
How do you make a very thick balloon arch?

How do I attach large foil letters to a balloon arch? 
I want to make a large arch way with a 4 letter name in the centre I know how to make an arch with latex balloons but unsure how to connect the large foil …

Where can I get balloon wall design guide? 
I would like to build a mickey mouse balloon wall and I don't know where to get the sketch of it to guide me through the design. ANSWER: Hi …

Where can I buy some green foam wire  
Hi I am wanting to make the dancing flower I seen on Balloon Hq. I was told that a green foam wire is used for the stem. Where can I buy that from? …

What's the cause for my balloons to deflate? 
I made a double flower cluster one morning using 9" Qualatex balloons. I inflated them using a handpump and by evening I noticed 3 of the balloons started …

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Prices for a wedding table decoration 
I charge £4.50 for a 3 balloon table decoration but I have been asked to do 8x3 balloon bouquets and 20x2 balloon bouquets. What would be the best price …

How much weight will a 12" balloon hold? 
I am renting an octagonal shaped hall that has a balcony all around it and a high cathedral ceiling. I would like to have swags of tulle hung from the …

How to get a photo on a balloon? 
Hi My husband won't be able to be at his step mothers 80th birthday party. I want to take a helium balloon that serves as his head for pictures and general …

How many balloons for a balloon column? 
I would like to make balloon columns. What is the average size for that and how many balloons would I need? Thank you.

Rub out posca marker on a foil balloon 
Hi, I was wondering what I can use to delete writing with a 'posca' marker, as I've made a mistake on a foil balloon. Please help asap.

Can you make a spiral effect arch without the frame? 
Can you make a spiral balloon arch without the frame? Ii would really like to make an arch but I don't want to invest in a frame just for one occasion. …

How do I attach foil helium filled letters to monofilament for an arch 
I would like the letters to be secure and attached in two places per letter and able to slide along the monofilament for final positioning.

Make a heart balloon arch 
I know how to make a balloon arch with fishing line but I don't know how I can make a heart arch out of it.. How do I manipulate the top to form a heart …

How to make a round-balloon wall using three colors to form a diamond pattern 
I'm volunteering to help on the end of the year party decorations for our elementary school. I've seen videos on wall building using non-round balloons …

how do i prevent my balloon bouquet ribbons from tangling together 
My balloon bouquet tangles together. I think I'm doing something wrong. I always tie them individually to the weight.

Four Columns with Tulle and Lights draped to center . . . can a helium balloon hold it up? 
I am going to have four columns on the corners of a dance floor; with tulle and light strands draped to the center of the floor. What size and how many …

How do you make a 3ft balloon stuffed with ball balloons float 
Hi i am doing a wedding display for a friend and have been asked to make 2x 3ft balloons stuffed with small ball balloons. I have tried a smaller version …

Alphabet Letters on Balloons  
What are the ways to put letters on balloons for an alphabet theme that looks classy and nice, not just writing it?

how to decorate a pillar with balloons 
Hello, I am doing the balloon decorations for a wedding hall for someone and there are two pillars in the function room. They would like balloons wrapped …

Balloon Name Arch 
How do you tie megaloon letters to a link-o-loon arch?

Smooth Writing on Foil Balloons 
Help. I am a small business supplying helium balloons. I walk past balloon shops and can only wish that my writing on balloons looked liked theirs. How …

70's Disco Theme 
Can anyone give me some ideas for a disco party? The disco latex and mylar in neon colors are not the type of balloons my customer wants. The party is …

How many 5 inch balloons do I need for a 6 foot column? 
How many 5 inch balloons do I need for a 6 foot column?

Ribbon Sizes 
Would it be better to use the thick floral ribbon to attach balloons to or would it be just as good to use the thinner curling ribbon for an outdoor display? …

Length of Ribbon for 3 Balloon Bouquet 
I am wanting to cut all my ribbon for my 3 balloon bouquets in advance, what length should I make it?

Colors 
What color qualatex and betallic balloon is most like HOT PINK?

What is the easiest way to make the top of a Hot Air balloon display for decoration for a school activity? 
I am wanting to make a Hot Air Balloon for a school display (inside in the hallway). I need to use supplies we have here at the school. If you have any …

How to do champagne bottle with balloon bubbles? 
I know that bottle and balloons don't need helium but I have no idea how to attach balloons on the champagne bottle and how to arrange them properly so …

Homemade Base for the Columns-Questions 
I want to find out if I can reuse the homemade base for the columns. Let's say for example I made a column that was 4 ft tall for a party and the next …

Personalised Balloon Writing on balloons 
Can you advise me what people are using to write on balloons - I have been looking and some I have seen are written in a silver, raised way? Hope …

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Duration of balloons 
How long will one of these filled balloons stay "inflated?"

Making a false ceiling to hold helium balloons 
4 hanging ceiling lights in reception hall. Can I attach tulle or similar material to the 4 corners of the lights and let helium balloons float UNDER the …

Where can I get an electrical balloon inflator? 
I have been looking for an electrical balloon inflator, please can you help me find one to buy. Thanks

How does the balloon arch stay arch shaped? 
If you are making a balloon arch which starts with large balloons at the bottom and filters out to 5" balloons for the actual arch, as you dont fill the …

Why is my air filled arch made with aluminium rod sagging in the middle? 
The arch is not arch shaped. It is swinging down in the middle.

Help with Sweet 16 
How do you make a heart balloon arch & how can I make it look like cinderella's coach? Thanks, Ang

How do I make a frame for a star and heart 
How do I make a frame for a star and heart wall arrangment?

how do i make a balloon arch? 
Could you please give me step by step instructions for making a balloon arch, including how to make the actual arch (what do i use), tying the balloons …

How to make a balloon baby 
I'd like to know how to make a baby from balloons as a centerpiece for a babyshower.

What is the safest way to write on a balloon? 
My son wants to ask a girl to Homecoming and wants to write a letter on each of the balloons.

Attaching Balloon Clusters to the wall 
What is best to use to attach balloon clusters (like flowers) to the walls and make sure they stay?

My balloons won't hold air 
My balloon pump inflates the balloon perfectly, but when I shut the valve off, the balloon does automatically deflate. What can i do to correct this?

Giant Taco 
I need to build a giant golden taco! 5'x6' in size. Help please! Any ideas? I figure the meat will be brown 5" balloons in clusters of 2" to 3". The …

Size of balloons  
What is the smallest size of balloons available for air fill?

How to decorate car dealerships? 
I would like to get into balloon decor for car dealerships, where do I start?

Outdoors Balloon Arch 
Is there something that I can spray on my balloons for an arch outside? The footbal homecoming game starts at 9 a.m. in the morning and ends at 6 pm. …

How to hang 3 Levels of Balloons 
I want to hang 3 balloons on a stand. On what do I hang the tiers without falling?

Spiral Arch for Cake Decoration 
How can we make a spiral arch on cake decoration?

Pricing of Balloon Decorations 
What do you suggest arches and centerpieces be priced as?

Balloon Printing Providers 
Where can I get a picture printed on to a balloon?

Instructions for "Nothing But Net" (Basketball Hoop) 
I saw a picture called "nothing but net" in images magazine apr/may/june/2009. It is a basketball hoop with floating basketball. Does anyone have instructions …

AIR BALLOON TOPIARY USING EIFFEL TOWER VASE 
What do I use as a center anchor for an air balloon topiary that will be placed in an eiffel tower vase? Karen

What can I use to write on latex balloons? 
I tried using Sharpie felt tip markers but the balloons popped - I think the ink must melt the latex. Or can I write on masking or other tape and stick …

Balloon Decorating 
Can i make the balloon arch a night before the party? The party will be indoors and last up to 1:OO AM.

Hanging Balloon Design 
I want to make a cluster of helium balloons and attach from 4 ceiling light fixtures with drapes of tulle. Do you have any instructions for that? thanks …

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Balloon Netting 
How do I make netting to drape over a balloon. Knot details for the crosshatch pattern would be helpful. Thank you

How do I make a balloon archway? 
I am trying to make an archway for my daughters birthday party, buy haven't a clue how. Please help.

Balloon star arch 
Any tips on how to create a balloon star arch out of pvc pipe for a school dance? I want to create a base and then wrap balloons around it.

How to stop clear balloons from oxidizing when outside? 
I make gift in a balloon & several arches, but when outside in the heat, balloon turns white? what can I use to prevent this from happening?

How to make a bride and groom out of balloons 
How can I get directions to make a bride and groom out of balloons?

Balloon Babies 
Is there any clever balloon decorator that can help me please. I am desperate to make "balloon babies" as a gift for someone. I have done the basic …

How early can I blow up my air-filled balloons? 
I'm going to make 2 balloon columns and would like to get started as early as possible. Can I start these the day before?

What pen for writing on foil balloons 
I would like to write on a foil balloon but unsure of what kind of pen to use and where could I purchase one??

How would I turn balloon arch into heart shape? 
I need to do a heart shape from an arch.

Banner with balloons 
How do you attach a banner to a balloon arch?

How do I make the balloon net? 
How do i make the balloon net?

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How do I attach one balloon to the other balloon if I want to make an upside down hanging balloon pillar or garland? ANSWER: Hi Hazel, The easiest …

Micky Mouse Table Centerpiece Not rated yet
What size of Mickey Mouse foil head would you recommend for the table centerpiece with 2-3 clusters of 5-7" balloons with weight and mouse head right on …

Balloon with tulle Not rated yet
I purchased the 36 inch balloon and I got helium in it, then I put tulle with ribbon and flower around and noticed the balloon didn't float up when I did …

What can I use to make the frame for a cancer ribbon balloon sculpture? Not rated yet
I'm trying to create a 10 foot ribbon for the Relay For Life cancer fundraiser and am not sure what the best material for the frame would be. ANSWER: …

What's the easiest way to twist close a balloon off of the classy wrap machine? Not rated yet
I feel like its so delicate and so tight at the top of the balloon when it's time to twist it off that I'm going to pop the balloon. Of the 4 I've tried, …

Cloud 9 balloons Not rated yet
Please can you tell me how you would attach groups of cloud 9 balloons along a wall. Would they all be weighted separately? And how would you attach them …

Spiral arch with 3 colors and balloon kit Not rated yet
Can someone give me some direction on how to assemble the spiral arch. I got the basic concept of the lighter colored balloons (white) across from one …

Best cheap balloon weight for a 4 feet balloon column with a 32" mylar balloon topper? Not rated yet
Hello I am planning a safari birthday party for my son's first birthday. I am planning to make a balloon column similar to the one in the picture shown …

What can I use as weight for a 6ft air filled balloon column with a 32" mylar balloon topper? Not rated yet
I am planning to make an air filled balloon column with a mylar balloon topper... tied with a string... will a sand weight be enough for this? What are …

How do I make a balloon flower wall? Not rated yet
I cannot figure out how to connect the flowers to make a wall. ANSWER: Hi Deb, The balloon backdrop you want to create is actually made of Link-o-Loons …

Non Helium Filled 36 Inch Balloons Not rated yet
We would prefer not to have to carry helium to the 90 yr old's birthday party site (people on oxygen, etc,). Any suggestions as to how to get those …

Can I use Non-Helium Ballons to make a Centerpiece? Not rated yet
I need to send balloons out of the United States for a sweet 16 celebration in another country where they don't have access to helium... What kind of balloons …

Hanging Balloons from Ceiling Not rated yet
How would I hang a heart shaped balloon structure from the ceiling? I plan to attach tulle from the heart to four columns, but I am unsure of the best …

how many hours before my outside event can i make a balloon wall? Not rated yet
Can I inflate balloons the day before even if its an outdoor event? ANSWER: Hi Margarita, If you are talking about air filled balloons, then …

Balloon Exploders Not rated yet
What is the best way to explode a balloon on a ceiling or balloon column? It looks as if this is done wireless and for the balloon to explode at a push …

Attaching balloon garland to the wall Not rated yet
I can make a balloon wall and also a long balloon banner made of 28 sets of 4 balloon clusters. But I am not sure how to attach these to the wall. Can …

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how large of an object can i put in a 36" balloon? Not rated yet
I'm wanting to put a book 7" wide x 9" high x 1" deep inside a balloon. Is this possible with a 36" balloon? How wide is the mouth opening? If not …

Can i inflate (air) balloons the night before the event? Not rated yet
I would like to make a balloon arch for my son's first birthday party in the park outdoors, and was wondering if its OK to start inflating (air balloons) …

What is the best way to attach a non helium balloon flower to a dowel? Not rated yet
I'm making balloon flowers as a table center piece and will be using no helium. I want to attach them to a wood dowel then have them standing on a flower …

best way to stuff 6inch balloons into 3ft exploding balloons Not rated yet
I have been making 3ft exploding balloons by hand as I only had a few orders per year. But now I seem to get exploding balloon order every week, so I am …

Balloon Collar Not rated yet
I would like to add a balloon collar to an 18" foil balloon. Do I have to fill the 5" balloons with helium too or can I fill them with air? If I …

Can I use a floor lamp as base for balloon columns? Not rated yet
I'm planning to make two balloon columns for my son's first birthday party. I'm not a professional balloon decorator so thinking on ways not to invest …

picture on a balloon Not rated yet
I was wondering if you can put a picture on a balloon? It will be for a 'get well soon' event. ANSWER: Hi Jeff, Yes, you can have a photo printed …

exploding balloon Not rated yet
Hi I am making an exploding balloon. Which hangs above the dance floor to be popped during the first dance. How far before the wedding day can i make …

Heat Resistant Custom Balloons Not rated yet
Hi there, I am looking for custom balloons that can be heat-resistant up to 170 degrees. Since we want to do an ironing demonstration, that we …

Helium Balloons for Balloon Column Not rated yet
Can we use helium balloons to make a balloon column? If so, what's the best way to do this? Should we use a base? Do we HAVE to use a base? ANSWER: …

How do I make a Megaloon Arch? Not rated yet
I want to spell out my daughters name with Megaloons. How do I tie the Megaloons to the fishing line? And how long does the line need to be? ANSWER: …

How to Add Letters to a String of Pearls Arch Not rated yet
Hello, I wanted to ask you for advice. I am doing a string of pearls arch for the buffet table for a Baby shower. I wanted to spell out the baby's …

Hiring Employee's for your business. Not rated yet
Hello, I have a question... as a Professional Balloon decorator I am ready to hire some employees. I have a home based Business, doing special occasions …

Wrapping a square concrete column with balloons. Not rated yet
I would like to wrap a square concrete column with balloons in a spiral pattern. The balloons won't stay down and they look untidy. ANSWER: Hi …

Air filled balloon decor versus helium Not rated yet
Is it better to use air filled balloons than helium for outdoor decor? ANSWER: Yes, absolutely. Helium is very susceptible to temperature fluctuations. …

Balloon Bow Not rated yet
Hi, Have seen lots of photos with a balloon around the outside of a balloon topped off with a balloon bow on top. Can you help with the bow unable …

How to make a swirl lollipop balloon Not rated yet
How do you roll up the long thin balloons in a circle to make it look like a swirl lollipop? I saw it online at a birthday party but I don't know how to …

How can I suspend or "float" a sign by helium balloons? Not rated yet
Hi, we are planning a employee recognition party with the theme of SuperHeroes. For decorating, I was thinking of printing off a image of a superhero …

Cancer ribbon balloon display? Not rated yet
I am making a display for a friend's party tomorrow what should I use for a structure to hold the balloons (5" round?) in place? in the shape a of cancer …

36 inch latex balloons - how long will they stay afloat? Not rated yet
Can someone tell me how long they stay afloat? I'm using 36 inch balloons as part of my deco for an event and would like to assemble them the day before. …

Where can I buy a DIY kit to assemble a grape with balloons? Not rated yet
I am looking for a DIY kit to make a bunch of grapes with balloons. ANSWER: Hi Isandra, I assume you want to make a bunch of grapes costume, …

My balloon won't blow up... Not rated yet
I bought a pack of balloons but I can't get them to inflate, any ideas? ANSWER: I am assuming you are talking about normal, round latex balloons, right? …

Sharpie on Foil? Not rated yet
If I have plain round mylar balloons can I write on them with permanent marker or something else? I am afraid it will wipe right off. ANSWER: Tip: …

How to make the princess carriage frame Not rated yet
Was wondering dimensions and measurements and material and how to bend and make the princess carriage. Thank you and god bless. ANSWER: Hi Ken, …

Red Devil Balloon Not rated yet
Please could you give me some instructions on how i could make a tall red devil balloon complete with trident and if possible some pictures that i could …

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How do I make a 5ft balloon decoration? Not rated yet
I've been asked to do a 5ft Minney Mouse and Fireman Sam balloon. Any ideas on how I could do it? Also, if you have any pictures to share, that would be …

Where can i buy the metallic arch base for a balloon arch? Not rated yet
I want to make a balloon gate arch from scratch. So I need to buy the metallic base on which I will place the balloons. Thank you for your help!! …

How do you hang balloons upside down from the ceiling? Not rated yet
I would like to hang balloons individually upside down from the ceiling using nylon, but I do not know how to attach them to the ceiling. I don't want …

Where Can I Purchase a Head Shaped "Mini" (Tiny) MICKEY Mouse Mylar Balloon on a Stick? Not rated yet
I only need one or two at most and it needs to be the head shape of Mickey and needs to be extra small. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Answer: …

Basketball Bubble Balloon - Stumped...! Not rated yet
How do you hang a basketball net from a basketball bubble balloon (22")? Any ideas? Please help Answer Are you planning to have the basketball bubble …

What balloon should I use for a Hot Air Balloon Model? Not rated yet
I'm making a hot air balloon for a new baby. Is it best to use foil or latex balloons? Thank you, Frances Answer : Hi Frances, I've actually …

How do I stop my balloons going cloudy? Not rated yet
Hi, I'm trying to figure out how to stop my latex balloons from going cloudy. I did a table decoration yesterday at 9am and by 12 noon it was already …

Balloon Decoration on Heart Frame Not rated yet
I would like to know tip on decorating heart frame with balloons? Answer: Hi Bessie, Please see my answer to a similar question about how to …

How many 11" balloons per foot in a column.... Not rated yet
I dont know if I want a 6 or 7 ft column... but most important... I just need to know how many 11" balloons per foot... Thanks Nic Answer: Hi Nic, …

How do i decorate a ballon to look like a hot air balloon Not rated yet
I have a picture of a balloon with ribbon around it to make the balloon look like a hot air balloon. What is the best way to attach the ribbon? Answer: …

Heart Balloon  Not rated yet
How do you make a heart using a lot of round balloons? Answer: Please look at our explanation how to make a heart shaped balloon decoration .

Writing on a balloon Not rated yet
When writing on a foil balloon does it have to be inflated or deflated, I am unsure what would work best? Thanks all Answer: Writing on a foil …

Tower Type Balloons Not rated yet
How can I make a tower type of balloon decorations?

5" Latex Balloons With Baby Face Not rated yet
I am a balloon decorator and having so much trouble trying to find a 5" latex balloon with a baby face on. Does anybody out there know of anywhere i can …

Champagne Balloon Archway Not rated yet
How do I do a champagne balloon archway and what do I need?

Frames for Balloon Hearts and Numbers Not rated yet
Whats the best frame to use to make a heart of balloons and large numbers and where can I buy these from? I am decorating my friends wedding venue and …

Star Arch Not rated yet
How do you make a frame for a balloon celestial arch that can be walked under? Answer: Please check out our comments about material for a star balloon …

What kind of pen or marker can I use to write in a latex ballon? Not rated yet
I am trying to give deflated ballons as party invitations and so far the pens and markers that I have used stay in my hands and not in the ballons. …

How far in advance? Not rated yet
Exactly how far in advance can I make an air blown balloon column? Hi Debbie, Thanks for your question. I've answered a similar question before. Please …

Balloon inside a balloon Not rated yet
Hi, how can you make these balloons where one is inside the other? Please can you help me? Thanks Vic

how long do decoration balloons stay up? Not rated yet
hi i wanted to know how long do party balloons stay up ,the ones they use to do the arches ,?thank you Rosalyn, Please see the following comments …

creating a balloon inflator Not rated yet
I use a wet dry vac and constructed a spout to fit the neck of the balloon over and then turn the exhaust on to blow the air into the balloon. Glitz

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