How to create the best confetti balloons
Have you heard of our all-new 36" Pre-Filled Confetti Balloons yet? These balloons are all the fun of a regular confetti balloon, but come in a larger size, are perfectly round, and the confetti is pre-filled, reducing the amount of work that you, our beloved customer, has to do! Sold in packs of 5 with 10 complimentary 12” balloons to boot, they are perfect for store displays, party decorations, and can be used for fun decor accents.
Have you, like many of our customers, wondered how to get the confetti to stick beautifully to the sides of the balloons? If so, you're in the right place! Follow these simple steps to create perfect Confetti Balloons.
Step 1: Remove the balloon from the packaging. If you do not intend to inflate all the balloons at the same time, we recommend that you store them in a zip-lock bag to prevent the balloons from drying out. Additional tips on storing balloons can be found here.
Step 2: Shake 1 balloon gently, until the confetti settles at the bottom.
Using a rubber band, create a barrier between the confetti and the rest of the balloons.
Step 3: Squirt some Hi-Float into the balloon.
Follow the manufacturer's guide on recommended quantity for each size of balloons. Using your dominant hand, gently work the Hi-Float around the balloon until it is evenly spread.
Step 4: Remove the rubber band, then inflate the balloons using a hand pump or helium gas pump until the balloon is fully inflated to the right side. As you blow up your balloon, shake the balloons to get the confetti to stick uniformly around the balloon.
Use a measuring tape as a guide. Alternatively, we recommend using 2 chairs to guide you. You can read more about this here.
For a guide on how much helium you will need per balloon, please see our helium chart.
Step 5: With your right hand (or dominant hand), stretch the neck around the index and middle fingers of your left (less dominant) hand, and then back around to the front. Use your thumb and forefinger to tuck in the neck, making sure to grab the ribbon while making the knot. Remove fingers from the knot.
Watch the short video below to see how to tie a balloon:
Step 6: Tie the neck of each of the Confetti balloons with curling ribbon, then curl gently to create soft curls. Our balloons come with complimentary matching curling ribbon to add extra oomph to the balloons….as if they needed more!
Watch the short video below to see how to attach curling ribbon to the balloons:
Step 7: We strongly recommend using Hi-Float to get the confetti to stick. However, if you have omitted Step 3 above, shake the balloon gently to get all confetti loose. Using the principle of static electricity, paper or foil confetti will gradually stick to the inside wall of the balloons with continuous friction. To achieve this, you may either rub the balloons against your hair or on the carpet.
Note that static may not work in certain environmental conditions. This is why we recommend Step 3 above.
And voila! Your balloons are ready to dazzle you and your guests.
Watch the full video here:
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