Omg I loved these balloons!! They were a huge hit at the Galaxy party for my son. The balloons were beautiful & eye catching.
Absolutely beautiful, definitely recommend. I only wish I had gotten more to fill the entire room. I read many reviews, and yes they are not the easiest balloons to inflate, you must use a manual balloon pump or an electric one. I used a manual pump. Very clear, sheer, strong and perfectly round. You can inflate them a day ahead, they last a few days inflated, I would just turn the lights on the day of party.I inflate them up to 12in only because I was afraid of them popping and I wanted the string of lights to go around one more time. I use fishing string to hang them from the ceiling. They look like they are floating. I wouldn't waste money on using helium. I got 8 balloons and 6 string light, I guess in case one or two pop, which I loved because I used the extra 2 balloons with some tulle for extra decor.
These are beach ball type material but blow up with air well and Once blown up look clear but way cooler. Once the lights are added they appear infinite when displayed in the dark. Reshaping is easy with a gentle squeeze and you can untie and reuse them again. Highly recommend these. They will pop if overinflated, any balloon will.
So, when i first got these, I tried to blow them up by mouth...big no no! You need a ballon pump, which luckily I already had. BUT, I promise it's worth it!! Because they aren't latex, they are crystal clear. Once fully blown, they did stretch to approx. , I measured LOL! I did not put helium in them but I suspect they would look AMAZING floating. I plan to use these as lighting for an event so I wanted to test them. The lights stayed lit for 3 days, beginning to dim around the middle of day two (I will only need them on for 6 hours). I had knotted the end and I will say that around 8 hours later, I could notice it starting to deflate. Next test, I might try knitting AND a zip tie, but again, it lasted for as long as I will need them so I'm really happy! I actually threaded the light into the balloon. It's going to work perfectly for the effect I'm looking for and I don't have to haste with electrical and extension cords, I can just turn on, set up and forget about them until clean up time!! I will definitely be purchasing several more sets!!