How to make a Balloon fly up without Helium?

Balloons are one of the most classic and essential party decorations. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colours and can really help set the tone for your event. But what do you do when you want to use balloons but don’t have any helium? Never fear! There are plenty of ways to make your balloons fly without using any helium at all. Here are just a few of our favourite methods.

The Balloon Drop

This is a classic party trick that is guaranteed to impress your guests! All you need for this is a bunch of balloons (in whatever colour or style you like), some string, and something heavy to tie the string to (a paperweight or even a book will do). Once you have all of your materials, simply tie the string around the neck of each balloon, making sure that each string is different in length. Then, gather all of the strings together and tie them to your chosen object. When you’re ready for the reveal, simply let go of the object and watch as all of the balloons float down from the ceiling!


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The Balloon Garland

This method is perfect if you want to create a beautiful and impactful decoration without using too many balloons. All you need is a bunch of balloons (again, in whatever colour or style you like), some clear fishing line or string, and a needle. First, inflate your balloons but don’t knot them off just yet. Then, thread your needle with a long piece of fishing line or string and start threading the balloons onto it, alternating between different colours or styles as you go.

Once all of the balloons are on the string, knot off each balloon close to where it’s attached to the string. The key here is not to knot them too tightly, as you want there to be some space between each balloon so that they can move slightly when they catch air. Finally, find two points from which you can suspend your garland (we like using door frames) and drape it over those points. Voila! You’ve just created a beautiful balloon garland that doesn’t require any helium at all.



So there you have it! Two ways that you can make a balloon fly up without using helium. We hope that you found this information helpful and that you’ll give one of these methods a try next time you’re looking for a way to make things float. If you’re looking for more party inspiration, be sure to check out our website. Happy decorating!


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