How to Extend the Length of Helium Balloons

Updated July 20, 2017

Balloons are often associated with celebrations including holidays, birthdays, graduation parties and weddings. Balloons filled with helium are the most popular. Helium-filled balloons float and come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours. Helium balloons, though festive, can be expensive and short-lived. A helium balloon will lose most of its helium within a 24-hour period. Proper storage is the preferred method of lengthening the life of a helium-filled balloon.

Gather helium-inflated balloons.

Place balloons in a large plastic bag.

Secure the bag closed using string.


Storing the balloons in a cool, dry place can also extend the shelf life of the balloon. Large plastic bags designed specifically for balloon storage are available to purchase at party and entertainment stores.

Things You'll Need

  • Helium-filled balloons
  • String
  • Large plastic bag
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