How Much Does Party City Charge to Blow Up Balloons? Answered

Does Party City fill balloons? How much does Party City charge to fill balloons? Party City can blow up latex and Mylar balloons, but the price you’ll pay varies widely from store to store. Some stores will fill a standard 18-inch Mylar balloon for free when you purchase the balloon in-store. Other stores charge between $1.19 and $15.99 to fill Mylar balloons. For more details, see below.

How Much Does Party City Charge to Blow Up Balloons?

The cost to fill balloons with helium at Party City varies by store location. Each Party City sets its own prices in order to stay competitive with other stores in the area, several Party City store associates confirmed.

Party City can fill latex and Mylar balloons. You can buy balloons and have them filled at your nearest Party City, purchase balloons on Party City’s website and bring them to your nearest store to be filled, or bring in balloons you purchased elsewhere to be filled. Some Party City locations offer a discount on helium for balloons purchased from Party City, while others charge the same rate to fill any balloon.

We contacted six separate Party City locations across the country to provide approximate price ranges for filling balloons with helium at Party City:

  • Latex balloons purchased at Party City: from $0.69 to $1.29 each
  • Latex balloons purchased from another store: from $0.99 to $1.29 each
  • Mylar balloons purchase at Party City: from $1.19 to $2.99 for standard 18-inch Mylar balloons; from $6.99 to $15.99 for larger sizes (some locations will fill standard 18-inch Mylar balloons for free when purchased in-store)
  • Mylar balloons purchased from another store: from $1.99 to $15.99, depending on the size

Keep in mind, not all Party City stores currently have helium available due to the global helium shortage. Contact your nearest Party City for details. (If your local Party City can’t fill balloons, see our list of places that fill balloons for an alternate store.)

In Summary

The cost to fill balloons with helium at Party City varies by location — from free with your balloon purchase to up to $15.99 per balloon. It’s best to contact your nearest Party City for pricing and helium availability.

Wondering where to buy latex-free balloons and if Walmart blows up balloons? See our articles for details.

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