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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 even a good idea in South Texas heat (humidity) in the middle of summer or would this be a decoration gone bad with balloons popping and deflating?

Thank you!

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Balloons and Heat
by: Margit

What kind of balloon arch do you have in mind? A clustered, air filled arch on a frame, or a helium filled arch? I'd suggest to go with an air filled arch, as they are less sensitive to heat and humidity.

Make sure to under-inflate your balloons (9 or 10 inches for 11-inch balloons, 12 inches for 14 inch balloons, etc.) so that the heat won't expand them to the point of popping.

Other tips for preventing balloons from popping:
* Use only high quality latex balloons (e.g. from Qualatex).
* First over-inflate your balloons, then deflate and inflate again, now to their proper size, using a balloon sizer.
* Place table plastic on the floor underneath you column or arch, as even the tiniest bit of sand on the floor can pop the bottom balloons.

Best of luck with your balloon decoration,
Margit

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