Frequently Asked Questions

News – Helium Shortage!

WE HAVE HELIUM!!!!! Yes, Santa Barbara has a helium shortage. Due to the government not producing helium, to bring down our reserves, we now have a shortage. MRI machines need helium to cool down; the government thought that someone would invent something to cool down the machines. As for now, they still haven’t found a substation.

Are balloons bad for the environment?

  • No, latex balloons are biodegradable.

What kind of balloons do you use?

  • Our standard balloons we use are Qualatex 11” latex balloons. We do carry other sizes, like 5”, 16”, 18”, 3’, 260, and link-o-loons. These balloons are used on special projects, like in centerpieces, columns, and dance floors.

What colors do you have?

What’s the difference between, Pearls, Fashions, Standards, and Jewels?

  • Jewels: Brilliant, transparent colors (see through)
  • Fashions: The latest, fashionable colors (solid)
  • Pastel Pearls: Pastels with pearlized surfaces (shiny)
  • Radiant Pearls: Rich colors with pearlized surfaces (shiny)
  • Standards: Rich, bright colors (solid)
  • Metallics: Rich metallics (shinny)
  • Neons: Bright, neon colors
  • Agates: Marbleized color combinations (mixed)

Can I order special balloons?

  • Yes, but we need a minimum of 2 days (M – F) to order.

When do I have to place an order?

  • The sooner you place an order, the sooner we can put you on the calendar. That way we can reserve the date, and time.

How long do the balloons last?

  • Depending on the environment, about 12 to 14 hours.

Do you deliver?

  • Yes, we do all types of delivery’s, from a balloon bouquet to the hospital, or home, to filling a restaurant, or hotel hall.  We even do early deliveries, like school events.

Can we pick up the balloons?

  • Yes, you can pick up your balloons.  Please call ahead to make arrangements, we work from home, we have a workshop all set up, and ready to go.  If we know ahead of time, they will be ready for you.  No waiting.

Do you blow the balloons on site?

  • Yes, we have equipment that we use to blow on site.  We prefer to blow as much as possible ahead of time, and transport.  That way “set up time” is shorter, and easier.

Do you have any other items for center pieces besides balloons?

  • Yes, we rent confetti canons, hurricanes, votive, wreaths, and mirrors.

Do you take credit cards?

  • Yes, we take Visa, and Master Card

Do you have corporate accounts?

  • Yes, we can set up a corporate account, for your business, or school.

Do you do animals figures?

  • No, we do not do little figures, but we can make large framed figures, and numbers.
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