Where Can I Get Balloons Filled With Helium? Answered

Instead of renting a helium tank or purchasing expensive pre-filled balloons, there are plenty of party supply stores that will fill your balloons with helium in-store. These include nationwide chains such as Party City and Party Depot, and regional chains like Wally’s Party Factory. Other places that might easily get overlooked are the floral departments located inside local grocery stores, such as inside an Albertsons, Smith’s, or Publix.

Where to Get Helium Balloons Filled

Your average latex balloons are usually the cheapest to fill, and shouldn’t cost you more than a dollar per balloon. Mylar balloons — which are bigger, themed, and longer lasting — are more expensive to fill, ranging from $1 to $8 per balloon.

Albertsons

  • How many balloons can you fill? No specified limit
  • Pricing: $1.99 per balloon for latex; prices for mylar balloons vary depending on size but are around $6 for 18-inch balloons
  • Find an Albertsons

Party City

Party Depot

  • How many balloons can you fill? No specified limit
  • Pricing: $0.75 each for 12-inch latex balloons, $0.90 each for 18-inch Mylar balloons, $4 each for 36-inch Mylar balloons
  • Find a Party Depot

Publix

  • How many balloons can you fill? No specified limit
  • Pricing: Latex balloons, $1 each; Mylar balloons, $1.50 or more each, depending on size
  • Find a Publix

Ralphs

  • How many balloons can you fill? No specified limit
  • Pricing: Latex balloons, $0.99 each; Mylar balloons, $3.99 or more each, depending on size
  • Find a Ralphs 

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Smith’s

  • How many you can fill: No specified limit
  • Pricing: $1per balloon, regardless of type
  • Find a Smith’s

Wally’s Party Factory

  • How many you can fill: No specified limit
  • Pricing: $1.29 each for 12-inch latex balloons, $1.89 each for 16-inch latex balloons, $2 each for 18-inch Mylar balloons, $5 each for 34- to 40-inch jumbo Mylar letters/numbers
  • Find a Wally’s Party Factory

Zurchers

  • How many you can fill: No specified limit
  • Pricing: $0.85 to $12, depending on type and size
  • Find a Zurchers

Some Cheap Alternatives

The following dollar stores sell latex and/or Mylar balloons that can be filled in-store. They won’t fill balloons that you buy elsewhere, but for just $1, you might not be able to beat the price.

Dollar Tree

  • How many you can fill: No specified limit
  • Pricing: $1 per balloon, regardless of type
  • Find a Dollar Tree

99 Cents Only Stores

Places That Don’t Fill Balloons

Does Walmart fill helium balloons? What about…? To save you time, we’ve compiled a list of places that currently do not offer balloon-filling services.

In Summary

Now you know where to get balloons filled. Buy a bag of balloons and fill them easily at party supply stores or the floral department of your local grocery store. Alternately, you can purchase and fill balloons at a Dollar Tree or 99 Cents Only Store near you. One of these options is bound to be around the corner.