Blank Canvas Event Decor Frequently Asked Questions

What to expect with outdoor balloon decor

Latex balloons are a natural product and will degrade in an outdoor setting fairly quickly, especially in our extreme heat and humidity. 
We recommend only using outdoor balloons in the late fall through early spring and even then with some caveats. See below
Sun, Heat & Humdity (aka Florida)
When planning to position balloon decor outside on hot sunny days, you need to be aware of several factors. 
  • Balloons will swell and expand in the heat and may cause them to pop.
  • Darker balloon colours will absorb heat and pop the fastest and are not recommended. 
  • Balloons will oxidise and lose their clarity.
  • Humidity and dew will make the latex stick together thus causing friction popping due to wind movement

Better conditions if they must be outdoors

  • Lighter colors will fair better
  • Balloons that remain in the shade and will fair better
  • We can pay more and use the next size up balloon to undersize them even more than normal and this will help.
  • Foil balloons will fair better and we can underinflate to accomodate for massive expansion.

We do our best to minimizie the popping by pre stretching and underinflating. This along with needing sturdier structures and bases is why outdoor deco costs more. We also use the high qualtiy professional latex balloons. However, due to their nature we do not guarantee how long any outdoor balloon decor will last outdoors. We will not come back to replace any popped balloons.

How long do balloons last?

Helium Filled

Times below based on indoor usage in room temperature environments (68-78 degrees). Heat and humidity are the enemies of helium and balloons. Traveling with balloons may cause undue expansion and other damamging forces like being subjected to sand, sharp objects and hot car exteriors etc. We are not responsible for your actions after we deliver to your desired location.

Treated latex- We treat our indoor use helium filled latex with an internal chemical treatment to minimize the helium seepage. They will float for 2-10 days or more.

Untreated Latex- When filled with helium, a regular size 11" latex balloon will usually last around twelve hours and then start to deflate.

Foil Balloons- A foil  balloon will usually last 3 to 7 days or longer


Air Filled

Airfilled balloons do not suffer from as much air escaping as helium does as the air molecules are larger and escape slower. 11" and higher air filled balloons latex and foils will last from 2 to 30 plus days. The 5" and long twisting balloons will not last as long due to their thinner nature and less air pressure.