About the Latex Balloons we sell...
We have been professionally decorating with balloons, as well as a wholesale distributor and reseller of latex balloons for over 30 years. During that time we have been able to source and stock what we consider the very best balloons that have the longest float times, come in beautiful vibrant colors, with the lowest amount of defects and are a great value for your money. Our reputation as a leading decorator and distributor depends on these high quality products that we use and sell, so we do not carry anything but the best.
12" Latex Balloons
Our 12" Latex Balloons are made by Latex Occidental Mfg. and have proven to us year after year to be the very best brand on the market. These balloons come in 144 count bags and have very vibrant and clean coloration (no dark and light spots or drips like some brands) and come in many designer colors to fill your needs (see chart below).
They also have a nice round, rather than teardrop shape which makes it better for decorating as well as more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The quality is probably the highest we have ever experienced with a extremely low defect rate compared to any other manufacturer we have used in the past or sell as special orders. Countless times we have decorated with these balloons, sometimes with thousands of them at a time with little or NO defects at all!
These balloons have an average indoor float time of 24 hours before dropping to the ground without any type of extended life balloon treatments. They will look good without hardly any detectable loss of size for approximately 8-12 hours, so we never have had a complaint about the balloons not lasting or looking good throughout an event.
We stake our reputation on these balloons and once you have tried them, you will be convinced too!
17" Latex Balloons
17" and other larger size latex balloons are mainly used in an outdoor setting. And environmental factors such as heat, UV Rays and wind have challenged balloon decorators and manufacturers since balloons were invented. Because of the nature of the manufacturing process and the amount of latex needed for each balloon has made them subject to high defect rates as well as very expensive for some other brands too.
It took us about 10 years to find what we consider is the best brand of outdoor balloons to sell and use ourselves. Our 17" balloons are manufactured by Gayla Industries. You may know them as the biggest manufacturer of kites in the US if not the world, but they also make what we consider is a superior 17" latex balloon. We have used these balloons for thousands of outdoor decorating jobs and we count on them looking good and lasting as long as possible. And we can personally tell you that they have as long or a longer float time as any other 17" balloon on the market. For instance when we do an outdoor spiral arch and size them to 14 inches, many times when we come back the next day to redo or remove the balloons they are still flying 24 hours later. To see what a 14" sized balloon looks like, see the pictures of the Balloon Arches on the "Balloon Decorating" page photo album. Those balloons are sized to 14" each.
We have found by experience is that anytime that you use 16-17 inch balloons that the best size to inflate them for the longest float time and durability is 14-16 inches - about the size of a basketball, at that size our balloons will "wear like iron", are easier to tie and ALSO conserve and reduce your helium consumption and costs. (It is a mis- conception that the bigger you inflate balloons the longer they will last, see the inflating tips below)
And the bonus is that our 17" balloons are probably one of the most reasonably priced on the market! We save you even more by buying these balloon in bulk and repackage them ourselves to eliminate expensive retail packaging costs. These balloons are sold in individual or assorted colors in 72 count bags or bulk cases of 1728 loose balloons.
Because of the utilitarian nature of this type and size of balloon, they are only stocked in the 9 colors listed below. Give them a try and you will find that they are the best brand to use for the many reasons listed here, especially if you are a business or decorator who use a lot of larger balloons on a regular basis.
Additional 17" balloon colors are available as a special order from other manufacturers.
Latex Balloon inflation tips...
Do not over inflate balloons. It may sound logical that the more helium that you put in a balloon, the longer they will last. Well that is not true at all, and over inflation will actually decrease float time because it stretches out the pores in the latex and because helium expands a lot with heat, makes them less durable and prone to popping easily.
12" balloons should be a nice round shape. When they start looking like a "light bulb" you are actually inflating the neck of the balloon.
17" balloons last the longest and are the most durable at 14-16" in size, about the size of a basketball. (To
see what a 14" sized balloon looks like, see the pictures of the
Balloon Arches on the"Balloon Decorating" page photo album. Those
balloons are sized to 14" each.) From 30 years of experience using these and other balloons, we can honestly tell you that if you inflate the balloons to around that size, then you will get the best results, optimum durability and float time as well as maximizing your helium consumption and costs too. (You can get almost 25% more balloons out of a 219 cf tank blowing them up to 14" instead of 16" or 17", and they will last longer and be more durable!)
17" balloons are a thicker and tougher rubber. To make it easier to tie them, pull and stretch the neck out before inflating.
If you follow these basic inflation tips, you will be happy with your results!
See below for additional balloon information.
Latex Balloon Color Chart
We stock 12" Balloons in all colors shown on the chart below.
17" Balloons are only available in:
red, white, royal blue, pastel green, yellow, orange, pink, light blue & purple
Some additional colors available for both sizes as well as addl. sizes of Latex Balloons in 5", 9", 24", 36", 72"as a special order
|LATEX BALLOON PRICE LIST
PREMIUM HELIUM QUALITY
|12" Reg. Assort. (Bag/144)
|12" Crystal Asst. (Bag/144)
|12" Custom Asst. (Bag/144)
|12" Pearl Asst. (Bag/144)
|12" Custom Pearl Asst. (Bag/144)
|12" Standard Colors (Bag/144)
|12" Crystal Colors (Bag/144)
|12" Pastel Colors (Bag/144)
|12" Pearl/Metalic Colors (Bag/144)
|17" Rainbow Asst. (Bag/72)
|17" Custom Asst. (Bag/72)
|17" Single Color (Bag/72)
|36" Solid Color (Bag/1)
Stock assortments have no white, black, clear or pearls.
Custom assortments can be any colors of your choice.
Because there are literally hundreds of Mylar Balloon designs and sizes, we do not stock an inventory of them. But we do sell uninflated Mylar Balloons and use them for our Balloon Decorating on a regular basis.
If you would like to order or use Mylar Balloons for your event or everyday use, supply us with your theme or design requests and we can provide you with all the different available designs and pricing. Almost any and every Mylar design on the market is available from our various manufacturers and distributors.
Normal turn around time for special order
items is usually just a few days.
|* Popular Product *
|Giant 5 ft. Latex Promotional Balloons
and Pennant streamers(sold together or separate)
Giant 5 ft. latex balloon - $35.00 each (Colors: Red, White, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Green)
(5' latex balloon will require approximately 70 cf. of helium to fill)
120 ft. Triangles Polyvinyl Pennant streamer - $25.00 each (Colors: multicolored or alternating red/white/blue)
60 ft. US Flags Polyvinyl Pennant streamer - $25.00 each
Complete package: your choice of 1 - 5' Balloon and 1 Pennant - $55.00 ____________________________________ See more Giant Promotional balloons on the promotional products page.
|Curling Ribbon 500 Yards
3/16" crimped, We carry all colors
|Twine, white cotton-8 ply
(Huge 2 lb cone-approx. 3600 ft.)
|Nylon Masons Twine (500 ft.)
|Clip, Balloon Tie (100 pc)
|Disc, Balloon Tie (144 pc) *
|Disc, Balloon Tie (1000 pc) *
* Balloon tying Discs require a Disc Post attached to nozzle.
|Economy Balloon Weights
|Gift Bag Balloon Weights
|Lg. Star balloon Weights
Rentals, Sales and Related Accessories
Note: RE- Helium Pricing
on this website
Parties Plus Wholesale Sales is a high volume helium distributor and we service customers from end users who rent a single cylinder for a one time party or event to high volume users who purchase many cylinders per month. Because of that and other reasons, we need to qualify you to determine the correct pricing level to quote you.
So to get the lowest price quote we can offer you, please call 714 963-7144 or contact us from the "Contact Page",
explain how many and what size balloons you want to fill at one time or
each month on an on going basis and we can tell you immediately what
size cylinder(s) and give you a firm price quote.
Why you should buy your helium from
Parties Plus compared to other companies...
Helium Cylinder Rentals,
one time use or
month to month rental service
Please read the important information
about why Parties Plus should be your choice
other helium distributors may give you their "low" prices when you call for
a quote. But what you find out later is that besides the cost of the
helium you need to buy or rent a balloon filler as well as fees and charges which can add up to much more than what you were told
was their discount helium price. Our helium rentals include everything you need to inflate balloons and monitor at all times how much gas is in the tank.
specialize in servicing high volume helium users, multiple location
retail chains, property management companies and corporations with the
lowest prices possible. If you want a quote to try and beat your
current suppliers pricing, we would be happy to discuss and negotiate
the lowest volume pricing possible.
Besides that, there are many other reasons why you should make Parties Plus your choice. Some are:
* Compared to many industrial gas and
welding suppliers, we are a full
helium AND balloon supplier. So we are a
one stop destination
for all your helium
and balloon needs.
* We also offer our commercial customers,
schools, churches and
accounts with Net-30 Terms and are
happy to work with
your accounts payable
department to make payments as easy as
* All of our helium cylinder rentals include
a balloon filler with a pressure gauge
at no additional cost! Most other helium
suppliers make you rent or purchase a
balloon filler. (From what we have seen
from our competitors we would in some
cases save you up to $50.00 in initial cost
or up to $5.00+ a month to rent one).
* Our fast delivery service will have your
order delivered within 3 business days.
Next day & same day emergency
delivery available for an additional
charge when possible.
also do not normally require a deposit
for our cylinder rentals. Since
are delivered to your home or business,
"we know where
you live" so we are not
very concerned that you are going to try
steal our property. When renting
helium cylinders you are expected to
return the items in the condition that you
received it. If damages are incurred
because of negligence, you will be billed for
the repairs of the damages. In some
circumstances, a refundable deposit may
* If parts for our rental cylinders and
balloon fillers go bad due to normal wear
and tear, we will repair or replace the item
AT NO ADDITIONAL COST to you as part
of our rental program!
* We offer helium rentals to every type
of customer. From individuals renting a
tank for a party to resellers and high
volume helium users who require multiple
tanks per month. Because of this, each
potential customer is considered on an
individual basis as far as which discount
price level they qualify for. Please call
to answer a couple of questions and we
will give you our best price available.
* Our high helium volume enables us to
compete with any of the helium service
companies out there. During the 30+
years we have been in business, our
policy has not been to be one of those
"low ballers" in our industry that may
offer low prices to start with and quickly
raise your price or trade off price
with substandard customer service.
And even though we only sell the highest
quality products and give the best
customer service, we would still be very
happy to give you a price quote to try to
beat your current helium supplier if you are
shopping for a better price than you have
* We are multiple location specialists. If
you are a retail chain or a business with
multiple locations, you may qualify for
additional savings besides just the
helium price. We often negotiate
discounts on monthly rental price,
delivery charges, and other products
and services to those high volume
customers who qualify for them.
Other ways that we work with our
larger customers is offering consolidated
invoicing, taking automated ACH payments
& payment card payments and other
ways to help your A/P Department make
payments and accounting easier.
* We will happily work with the compliance
companies that your industry may
use and are fully insured and licenced.
These are just some of the reasons why we have been in business since 1980 serving our happy customers and why you should use Parties Plus Wholesale Sales for your helium needs.
See the Helium Tank Rental section below for cylinder sizes and other information.
|HELIUM TANK RENTALS
|110 Cubic Ft. Rental *
||Call for pricing
|219 Cubic Ft. Rental *
||Call for pricing
|291 Cubic Ft. Rental *
||Call for pricing
|Vertical cylinder stand (with tank rental)
|Extended Rental Periods
||Call for pricing
|* Please read above the price list why you
need to call for pricing.
* Tank rentals include filler nozzle with pressure gauge.
* Prices do not include delivery charge.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CUSTOMER OWNED
HELIUM TANK REFILLS
Please note that it is illegal to fill helium cylinders
that have been rented from another company.
In that light we only fill cylinders either purchased from us or that you are the sole owner of.
Our normal procedure for customer owned steel cylinder refills is to exchange one of our full ones for your empty one. Exchanged cylinders must not be out of or less than one year of the hydro test date as well as in the same condition as the exchanged cylinder.
Refilling aluminum cylinders or refilling the same steel cylinder may require an additional refill pick up charge as well as additional refill turnaround time.
Our Helium Refills are the same price as the helium cost of our rentals.
Call us to see how your tank qualifies.
We also sell new and used cylinders!
|HELIUM TANK CAPACITIES
|HELIUM TANK SIZE
||CAN FILL 12" BALLOONS
||CAN FILL 17" BALLOONS
||CAN FILL 36" BALLOONS
| 110 CF
Note that these capacities are approximate
depending on actual measured size balloons are filled to. If using Mylar Balloons, 1 - 18" Mylar uses approximately the same helium as 1 - 12" Latex Balloon.
Helium Cylinder Accessories
(for purchase, our rental cylinders include balloon fillers)
|New Filler Nozzle with Gauge
|Replacement Gauge, Rubber Flex Tip, String Cutter or Disc Post
||specify which item when ordering
|Fabric Cylinder Cover
Fits up to 291 cylinder.
||solid colors & patterns available
Fits up to 291 cylinder.