1. When inflating helium balloons, first of all, prepare your equipment well! Because once the balloon is inflated, it flies away (and we have to run desperately behind it and we prefer to avoid that). We first cut the wool, ribbon or bolduc threads (which have the big advantage of not getting tangled), we choose a long length of thread.
2. If you opt for a "clutter" cluster, you need balloon weights (or any heavy object that can be wrapped around with a wire like a chair if you don't want to put the cluster on the ground) that will allow the balloons to float without flying away. If you are in a garden and you want to make a cluster that starts from the ground and be sure that the cluster of balloons will not fly away at the first gust of wind, you need sardines (the small bitoniau that allows you to hang a camping tent in the ground).
3. If you opt for a symmetrical cluster, you need a wall to be able to lean the cluster against, tape to be able to tape the balloons to the ground and a person of very good nature and very patient to help you.
4. Take the helium tank out of its box. Some cylinders do not have the regulator attached to the cylinder, in this case don't panic, just screw it to the tap, like on a gas cylinder.
5. Let's go, we inflate the balloons. If necessary, we watch the tutorial here who will explain to you the BABA of the helium tank for inflating latex balloons.
6. Once the balloon inflated and tied, a knot is made at the end with the wool or bolduc thread. And we can let the balloon fly to the ceiling.
7. And now we have to do the bunch of balloons ! There are two schools there. There is the "clutter" cluster and the "symmetrical" cluster. Both require a particular technique.
To make a "clutter" cluster, simply bring the balloon strings together in one hand and pull the balloons together until you have the desired effect. If you tighten the wires just under the balloons, you will have a ball, the more you lower your hand, the looser the balloons will be and then you can play on the height. When you have the desired shape, you have to tie a knot to fix the shape of the cluster. Then tape or tie the wires at the desired height.
To make a "symmetrical" cluster, you need a good natured person sitting on the floor where you want to hang your cluster. You then have to give it balloon by balloon by defining the correct height with the 1st balloon. Then you have to give two balloons and place them on either side of the first balloon just a little lower and symmetrically. Then you have to give the 4th ball and so on. When all the balloons are placed, you can readjust them by pulling the threads or lowering them. In this case, it is necessary that you hold the cluster and that your good soul releases it and takes it back in hand with the correctly positioned wires. Your trusty man needs to squeeze the wires tight to prevent the whole cluster from moving. When everything is set, all you have to do is tie a knot at ground level and tape the bunch to the ground! Bravooooo !!!
If you are wondering how long does a helium balloon last : helium keeps latex balloons in the air for about 24 hours. We give you a little tip: to make the balloons fly longer, we use Ifoat. The balloon will float between 48 and 72 hours longer! So the best advice we can give you is to inflate your balloons at the last minute (a few hours before your event, but especially not the day before).