… for balloon inflation
- Always use helium-quality balloons
- Do not inflate balloons too early – the average float time for an 11” latex balloon is between 12-16 hours.
- Helium expands in heat. If you are inflating balloons outside or transporting them in a vehicle, remember that extreme heat can cause bursting or popping.
- Over/under inflation will affect the float time and number of balloons you can inflate with a helium cylinder.
- In order to ensure that you are inflating the balloon to the right size, measure the distance between 2 chairs (i.e.: for an 11” latex balloon the distance should be 11”) and inflate the balloon to fit into the gap.
…for simple balloon decorations
- For a visually pleasing effect, balloon bouquets should be grouped in arrangements of odd numbers.
- Stagger arrangements for a good effect, or layer in groups (i.e.: 2, 2 and 1)
- Use balloon ribbon in coordinating colours to tie the balloons.
- Always secure the arrangements to a balloon weight.
- When making a table decoration, ensure the lowest balloons are no less than 24” from table top to maintain a good visual line for guests.
… for balloon releases
Always follow the industry code of conduct: www.nabas.co.uk/balloon.html → if you are planning to hold a balloon release.