What You'll Get
Choose from Four Options
$210 for a four-hour kids’-activities-party package ($425 value) * Clown host that directs three party games ($300 value) * Party-hosting assistance ($50 value) * All games and activities to match the party’s theme ($75 value)
$160 for a two-hour artist-party package ($325 value) * Balloon twister ($150 value) * Face painter and temporary-tattoo artist ($150 value) * One table, six chairs, and canopy ($25 value)
$110 for decor package ($225 value) * Two artists of choice for one hour, dressed to match your theme * Two decorated tables to match the theme ($25 value)
$225 for a paint-party package ($450 value) * Drum-paint setup ($200 value) * Paint-filled balloon war and balloon drop with prizes ($250 value)
Four Things to Know About Helium
Outside of a stack of vinyl harpsichord recordings, nothing says a party like a bundle of helium balloons. Read on to learn more about what’s inside these festive floaters.
1. It’s the second most common element in existence, behind hydrogen. Although the universe will never see a shortage of helium, some fear that, based on the current rate of helium use, Earth’s supply may be exhausted in the future. For now, the US is the world’s largest supplier of helium gas.
2. Helium is lighter than air. While a liter of air weighs 1.25 grams, a liter of helium weighs just 0.18 grams. This is why a filling a balloon with helium makes it float and why Fred Astaire pumped helium into his shoes before every dance.
3. Heed the Hindenburg. Hydrogen is more buoyant than helium, but it’s also highly flammable, making it a risky choice to fill dirigibles. Nonetheless, engineers of the famous Hindenburg blimp filled it with hydrogen instead—a fact that some early studies blamed for the aircraft’s infamous fire. Such claims have since been disputed, however.
4. Inhaling helium can change the sound of your voice. Because helium is lighter than air, the speed of sound in helium is much faster than the speed of sound in air. When filled with helium, the vocal tract still remains the same size, so the frequency of the sound waves must increase, resulting in what sounds like a higher pitch. Note: inhaling helium is very dangerous and can lead to lung damage and even death; do not try it at home.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Subject to weather. Valid within 15 miles of zip code 78201 or 78414; will travel up to an additional 60 miles from listed zip codes for an extra $15 fee per every 15 miles outside of the allotted service area. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.