If you make a purchase through a link on my site, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products that I believe to have good value (affiliate disclosure).

Balloon Arch: How many people, and time allowed?

How long do you allow, time wise, to make an arch eight feet tall?

Comments for Balloon Arch: How many people, and time allowed?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Thank you! NEW
by: Anonymous

Thank you very much!

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Building a Balloon Arch
by: Margit

This depends on many factors that I don't know, so I can't give you a definite answer:

  • Are you building a single balloon "String-of-Pearl" arch with helium filled balloons?

  • Are you creating a clustered balloon arch with air or helium filled balloons?

  • What device do you use to inflate your balloons (helium tank, electric pump, manual pump, by mouth)?

  • How experienced are you with balloon decorating? Have you ever done it before?

Professionals say that they can inflate and tie about 100 balloons (11" latex) in 20min on their own, or in 12min together with a partner.

Assuming that you want to build a balloon arch with 11" balloon clusters and that your arch would be wider than tall, you would have an arch length of 16 feet, according to our arch length formula. For a 4 cluster balloon arch you need about 6 x 11" balloons per foot. 6 balloons x 16 feet = 96 balloons in 24 clusters.

If you were a pro, you could create this balloon arch in about 30min. If you are a beginner, I would calculate at least 2 hours and one or two helpers. If you have more people you might spend more time giving instructions than building your arch.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Balloon Decorations FAQ.

Subscribe to Balloony News
Video Course: Balloon Decorating for Beginners

Recent Articles

  1. Inflate and Paint - Hilton, Derby, Derbyshire near Uttoxeter and Burton

    We are a small family run business, experienced with balloons. We are fully insured, DBS checked, and belong to professional organisations, eg - BAPIA

    Read More

  2. Blowing Up Balloons: 4 Ways Explained Step-by-Step

    The four best techniques for blowing up balloons. Whether you inflate them by mouth, with a hand pump, an electric inflator or a helium tank, you'll love our tips.

    Read More

  3. DIY Balloon Column: How to Make Yours in 4 Easy Steps

    A balloon column (also called a balloon tower or pillar) is a truly impressive party decoration. Follow our simple instructions to create a beautiful spiral column.

    Read More