How To Transport Balloon Garland

How To Transport A Balloon Garland: Complete Guide

Last Updated on February 23, 2024 by Kimberlee Johnson

If you have ever been fortunate enough to witness a balloon garland in all its celebratory splendor, you are well aware of its mesmerizing beauty and magnificence.

But let’s be honest – getting that balloon garland from one location to another is quite challenging.

Fortunately, there’s a way to ensure your balloon garland looks as stunning when it arrives as it did when you left it.

So, our team will discuss how to transport balloon garland so you can be sure it will be transported safely and in one piece. 

Step-By-Step Instructions To Transport A Balloon Garland

Gold Balloon Garland

Step 1: Assemble The Balloons In Clusters

Before transporting your balloon garland, it should be assembled in 3-5 clusters. After that, plan your route to transport the balloon garland. 

Consider any obstacles or tight spaces you may encounter, as well as the size and shape of the garland. This will help you ensure a smooth journey. 

Step 2: Put Them In A Plastic Bag

Put each grouping into a large trash or plastic bag. Before deciding how large to build your clusters, you should determine how long your plastic bags are. 

Make the pieces at most three feet in length if your bags can only handle that much garland. 

But if you still have space after putting together the first three feet, you should continue adding feet until there is no more room.

Step 3: Make Use Of Tapes Or Strings

Use tape or string to secure the balloons together. You can create a long chain of balloons or tie them into bunches, depending on the size of your garland. 

Step 4: Place The Balloons Inside The Car

Ensure the vehicle you plan to use has enough space to accommodate the balloon garland. Choose a vehicle with a spacious interior, like a minivan or SUV [1].

Carefully load the balloon garland into the vehicle. Have someone help you to avoid damaging the balloons. Place the garland on a soft, flat surface like a blanket [2] or padded mat.

Step 5: Consider The Balloons’ Safety

When transporting the balloon garland, drive slowly and avoid sudden stops or sharp turns that could cause the balloons to shift or pop.

Carefully unload the balloon garland from the vehicle upon reaching your destination. Be cautious when handling the balloons to avoid punctures or tangles.

Things You’ll Need To Transport The Balloon Garland

  • Plastic sheet or lightweight cloth. Protect the balloons from dirt, dust, and potential damage during transport.
  • Ribbon, twine, or string. To gently secure the rolled-up garland without too much pressure on the balloons.
  • Hand pump or electric air pump (if necessary). To re-inflate balloons if the garland was disassembled before transport.

Note: If you’re making a balloon garland that is about 5 feet or less than that, you may assemble it in the event place. 

But if it’s longer than 5 feet, you must assemble it in advance and transport it in clusters to easily assemble the whole garland.  

Will Balloons Deflate Inside The Car?

inflating balloons

Balloons can deflate inside a car if the temperature and pressure rise. As the car is driven, the temperatures inside can become too much for the balloons to handle. 

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Also, the air pressure inside a car is denser than outside, which can cause the balloons to deflate. 

Latex balloons are especially vulnerable to moisture in the air and can expand, resulting in deflation. 

Avoid heat sources like the engine to keep your balloons looking their best.

What Happens To A Balloon When A Car Is Moving?

When a car moves, the air around the balloon is pushed away, causing it to be pulled backward. 

It will move at the same speed as the car, with its motion affected by wind resistance and the angle of its movement. It may even start to spin if the airflow is strong enough. 

On the other hand, if the car moves fast, the balloon will be pushed forward. Plus, the temperature inside the car affects the balloon, with warm air rising and cool air falling. 

If the windows are open, the balloon is drawn in and out of the car depending on the wind direction. 

Also Read: Can A Balloon Arch Be Made The Night Before The Party?


How long can balloons stay in a car before they start to deflate?

Balloons can typically stay inflated in a car overnight before they start to deflate. However, if the car is hot, the balloons may deflate sooner.

Find out how long will a balloon arch last here.

What should you do with the balloon arch after the party?

After the party, the balloon arch should be taken down carefully, pop it with a pin or scissors, and the balloons should be discarded in the trash bin. 

How much do you charge for the balloon garlands?

Generally, a balloon garland will cost between $10 and $20 per linear foot, but it will depend on the specifics of the design and what country you’re in. 

How long will it take to assemble a balloon garland?

If you assemble a balloon garland it will take around one hour to assemble a balloon garland, but it depends on the complexity of the design. 

But how many balloons do you need for a garland?

Wrapping Up

No matter the size or type of balloon garland you are transporting, the key is to take your time, be mindful of the space you have to work with and ensure that the balloons are secure and won’t move around as you travel. 

With these tips, you can transport your balloon garland with ease and confidence. 


Kimberlee Johnson
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