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How to fill a helium balloon

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My husband’s birthday was balloonin’ marvellous! I say this because I filled the house with balloons for him!

To celebrate his special day, I surprised him with concert tickets for one of his favourite bands, The Script who were doing just one night in Leeds. It’s quite hard to present concert tickets in an exciting enough way – what can you do other than use a coloured envelope! So I decided to jazz the gift up a bit by using some helium balloons to enhance the presentation and create a feeling of excitement.


I got a fancy black padded envelope and printed off a label that I’d created with his name on it. Then I attached a gold bow and using my Balloon Time Helium Balloon Kit, I inflated three balloons to fasten onto the package. The colourful balloons looked great when attached and the kids could join in with the excitement of giving him the gift.


The balloons were really easy to fill, I made a video tutorial to show how it is done and give a top tip at the end on how you can be prepared for any occasion!

I bought my Balloon Time helium tank from Asda, but they also sell at Tesco, Toys R Us and other party shops. In the box you get a lightweight portable helium tank; 30 colourful latex balloons and a spool of white ribbon. There are also ‘Party’ boxes that have 15 foil balloons, a spool of ribbon and some clips in them, but either way, you do get balloons to fill although I did purchase a balloon of my own to fill that said ‘Happy Birthday’ on it from a local craft wholesalers – I like to keep a few selected balloons in at home in case I need a ‘Get Well Soon’ or ‘Birthday Girl’ at short notice!!

Having a portable kit like this means there’s no need to struggle with cramming pre-inflated balloons in your car or carrying them down the street – you can inflate in the comfort of your own home or chosen space! I also like the cost saving of filling your own balloons versus buying each balloon you need separately from a gift shop. The helium doesn’t ‘go off’ so you can keep the tank as long as you need!

With all the birthdays and anniversaries I’ve had lately, I’m amazed that I’ve still got helium left. As long as it lasts till Mother’s Day, I’ll be OK!!

Disclosure: “I’m working with BritMums and Balloon Time as part of the “Celebration Club”, highlighting inventive and fun ways of using balloons. I was provided with a Balloon Time helium kit and have been compensated for my time. All editorial and opinions are my own. Visit for more information and party inspiration.

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