DIY Confetti Balloons – Tips & Tricks

Pick & Mix Party Supplies Orb Balloons

It’s no secret we love a balloon, foiled, confetti, orb we love them all! But we know as much as you, confetti balloons can be a little tricky to get perfect the first-time round! Which is why we’ve put together a little ‘how to’ to give you all the information you need to blow up your confetti balloons.

Just to note, if your filling up our confetti balloons we advise you use a mixture of air & helium, try filling the balloons with a few puffs of air & then the rest helium. Don’t worry if before they’re blown up these balloons look a little dull or misty coloured, once blown up they’ll become clear!

Step 1 : How To Inflate The Balloon 

Blow a few puffs of air into the balloons using your mouth. Then, attach the balloon to the helium tank (as shown below) and inflate the rest of the balloon with helium. If once your balloon is inflated it doesn’t float or go transparent, this means there isn’t enough helium added & you’ll need to add a little more.

Step 2 : Seal Your Balloon

 Tie a knot in the end of the balloon to seal the air in.

Step 3 : How to Disperse The Confetti

Confetti Dispersing- So, if at this point you’ve followed the instructions perfectly, but still the confetti hasn’t stuck to the sides of the balloon and is creating a sad pool of confetti at the bottom of the balloon?- don’t panic, we’ve all been there. But there’s an easy fix. (this can happen due to the conditions of the room, humidity, heat etc)

You’ll need to create static energy by rubbing the balloon on any item of clothing, preferably a scarf or wool jumper. Then, roll the balloon around for ultimate confetti dispersing. Voilà

Please note, our confetti balloons will not float for the same duration as standard balloons due to the mixture of helium & additional confetti weight inside the balloons. Depending on the event, for the best result, avoid blowing these up too far in advance i.e. the night before. Unfortunately, they won’t last!

 

If you need tips & tricks on how to inflate our new Orb balloons, check out our blog post here. If this post hasn’t answered your question, please check out our FAQ’s for all the answers!

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