Hello Balloon Enthusiasts!

Summer is here, and with it comes sunny days, outdoor events, and a whole lot of balloon fun! At Just Balloons, we love helping you create vibrant, exciting displays for all your summer celebrations. However, the heat can be tricky to navigate when working with balloons. Let’s dive into how summer heat affects balloons and share some tips on keeping them looking their best!


The Science Behind Balloons and Heat

Balloons are sensitive to temperature changes. In the heat, two main issues can arise:

  1. Oxidation: Prolonged exposure to sunlight causes balloons to oxidize, leaving them with a cloudy, matte finish instead of that beautiful, shiny look.
  1. Poppage: High temperatures cause the air inside the balloon to expand, increasing the likelihood of popping. This is especially true for dark-colored balloons, which absorb more heat.


Tips to Combat the Heat

We’ve got your back with some handy tips to ensure your balloon decorations withstand the summer heat!

  1. Use Light Colors: Lighter colors like pastels and whites reflect more sunlight, which helps in reducing heat absorption and preventing premature oxidation and bursting.
  1. Seek Shade: Place your balloons under shade whenever possible. Use tents, canopies, or place decorations in naturally shaded areas to protect them from direct sunlight.
  1. Time Your Setup Right: Set up your balloon displays as close to the start of your event as possible to minimize exposure to the heat. Early mornings or late afternoons are ideal times when the temperature is cooler.


Enjoy a Balloon-Filled Summer!

Summer should be about fun, laughter, and vibrant decorations; not worrying about your balloons popping or looking dull. By following these tips, you’ll keep your balloon displays looking fresh and fabulous throughout your event.

Remember, at Just Balloons we’re always here to help you create magical moments and navigate any balloon challenges. Happy summer decorating!

Ballooningly yours,  

Just Balloons