From birthdays to New Year's Eve, almost every celebration involves balloons. A balloon is a thin, flexible bag that can be inflated. Commonly made out of rubber latex or aluminised plastic, party balloons come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours and are used for entertainment or decorative purposes. However, balloons are not exclusive to the party industry; they can be found in a range of diverse industries, including medicine, meteorology, the military and transportation.
Foil or Mylar balloons on the other hand can stay afloat from anywhere between three to four days. With the correct materials used and helium used as the float mechanism, you can even find balloons that will stay inflated for up to a month. Conversely, air filled balloons will not last anywhere near as long.
This post contains affiliate links from Amazon or other merchants, which means we may earn a commission if you buy something through them, at no additional cost to you. Balloons are a staple at all kinds of celebrations, from birthday parties to grand openings to retirement parties and more. Balloons are a fun decoration for any event. Children in particular absolutely love balloons. You might not realize this, but balloons have been around for quite some time.