Helium/Mylar Balloons

Updated on November 14, 2008
M.M. asks from Long Beach, CA
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Hello ladies,
I'm having a birthday party for my son and without thinking, I bought 5 large(37") mylar balloons. Now I need to have them blown up, I checked around at a few stores but no one can fill them with helium for me unless they were purchased at that particular store. I know I can buy a tank at Costco,Target, or a party supply store but I'm afraid that there won't be enough helium to fill all my balloons.
Does anyone know of a place where I can take my balloons? Or perhaps knows someone who has a tank? I don't really want to rent one from Party City.

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K.T.

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The tanks that you buy at Party City have enough helium to blow up a few dozen latex balloons, so I would think you would have plenty. We bought one a few years ago, and still had enough helium for last years party.

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E.M.

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You are correct that there won't be enough in a tank from Costco - I made that mistake myself. The costco tank fills about 15 12 inch balloons.

I think you may have to rent a larger tank because the large mylar balloons take a lot of helium. The good news - your balloons will stay inflated for about 2 weeks - seriously! So your son will really enjoy them for awhile.

A.D.

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Take to Hallmart, they can blow it up for a small charge. Or you can go to Party City and get the tank for about $20. the tank last pretty long

Have fun!!!

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K.T.

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The tanks that you buy at Party City have enough helium to blow up a few dozen latex balloons, so I would think you would have plenty. We bought one a few years ago, and still had enough helium for last years party.

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C.S.

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Hi, I'm not sure where you live but, there are 2 flower shops and a sbakery in my area that will fill ballons for you. good luck.

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M.B.

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I usually get mine blown up at a Hallmark store by my house... I never buy theirs I just take my own...

Try your nearest Hallmark store..

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A.R.

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Trader Joes? Esp if you've just bought your groceries there? Or maybe some of the other supermarkets that sell balloons

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T.M.

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You did not say what city you are in,

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T.R.

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I am surprised that Party City won't blow them up. I have ordered balloons online and Party City has blown them up for me without question. If you live in the Redondo Beach area you could try the one in Hawthorne (I think it's on Oceangate) or you could try the Krazy dollar store on Artesia. I wouldn't buy a tank. The helium in the balloons only lasts a couple of hours and they don't fill up the amount of balloons indicated. It's really a waste of $30.

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B.K.

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Party City filled up my balloons...

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