How far in advance can I start my balloon tower?

by Amy
(Mililani, HI)

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 and build the tower?

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Reply to Kristin
by: Margit

Hi Kristin,

The balloons will expand slightly when you take them out of your air-conditioned house into your trailer, and then they will shrink to their initial size again.

As long as they don't expand too much, you should be fine.

Can you test how much they expand with a couple of balloons before you make your columns? In any case, it would be a good idea to under-inflate your balloons a bit, so that they don't pop when they expand in the warmer trailer environment.

Good luck! Wishing you and your daughter a most wonderful Sweet 16 Party!

Best,
Margit

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by: Kristin

So I'm making two 6 foot balloon columns for my daughters sweet 16. It's at a hall so I was going to make the balloon columns the day before and transport the whole columns.

Would the balloons be fine going from an air conditioned house to a warm trailer back into air conditioning?

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Blowing Up Balloons in Advance
by: Margit

Hi Amy,

I suppose you are talking about air filled balloon columns (or towers, as you called them).

Some professionals blow up their air filled balloons up to 3 weeks before the event, but I would suggest you should inflate them a maximum of 5 days in advance. To prevent them from oxidising it's very important to store the balloons in a clear plastic bag, that closes tightly over the balloons. Large trash bags or mattress bags will do the job just fine.

Good luck with your son's birthday.

Margit

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