BALLOON RELEASE KITS FROM £39.00
TO ENSURE YOU PAY THE LOWEST PRICE IN THE UK WE PROVIDE EVERYTHING BUT THE GAS. TO GET THE GAS JUST CLICK ONTO THE AIR PRODUCTS SITE OR BOC AND THEN PUT IN YOUR POST CODE YOU WILL FIND AN HELIUM GAS AGENT WHO IS NEAR TO YOU THEREBY SAVING DELIVERY CHARGES ETC
THE KITS CAN BE ORDERED ONLINE ON THE FORM YOU WILL FIND BELOW - OR YOU CAN E-MAIL US AT email@example.com GIVING US THE ORDER DETAILS AND WE WILL PHONE YOU BACK TO CONFIRM THE ORDER - OR YOU CAN PHONE US ON 0845 009 6360.
Party Supplies R Us the leading balloon race supplier have been involved in supplying DIY kits, Supplies and advice for many hundreds of Balloon Releases and Races over 15 years which make us the ideal company to assist you in the organisation of your race or release our qualified balloon champions are at the end of the phone (0845 009 6360) or email your query. PLEASE NOTE TO ENSURE SAFE RECEIPT ALL KITS SENT OUT ARE BY RECORDED POST AND WILL NOT BE LEFT WITHOUT A SIGNATURE.
If required we can print your balloons with a logo or text for greater publicity, however, this does attract an extra charge. If you email you requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org we will be happy to quote prices for printed balloons. However, we can print your sponsors name onto the race ticket which does not attract an extra charge if you are using the ticket printed on both sides.
We supply 10 inch pure latex biodegradeable balloons. This size of balloon is the most commonly used as it gives a good flight time, together with keeping the cost of your helium gas down.Our biodegradable balloon race tickets are in 3 parts top part fixes onto balloon, midddle part you keep for reference and bottom part is for the purchasre, all tickets numbered in sequance. Our balloon net you keep as it is reusable. Nets supplied are in Black or Green.
STANDARD BALLOON COLOURS AVAILABLE ARE: Red - White - Mid Blue - Sky Blue - Pink - Fuchsia - Orange - Yellow - Purple - Black at £9.99 per 100 - or Assorted. Gold and Silver are available at £12.99 per 100 to order Gold or Silver please E-Mail or Phone
BALLOON RACES AND RELEASES UK - All you need for a successful balloon release. The DIY Pack Contains Biodegradable Balloon Race Tickets Numbered in Sequance - Biodegradable Pure Latex Balloons - Re Usable Balloon Release Nets That You Keep
ALWAYS ENSURE YOU DO NOT INFLATE THE BALLOONS OVER 10 inches IN DIAMETER AS IF YOU DO THEY WILL NOT ALL FIT IN THE NET
The Helium Gas Cylinders are available for Hire from Local Agents in your area. These can be collected by yourself which is cheaper, or delivered.
FIND YOUR LOCAL AGENT BY CLICKING ON EITHER OF THE LINKS BELOW
Air Products BOC
If you telephone your local agent and tell them the number of balloons you are releasing they will be able to advise you on the size of the cylinder you require.
THE PRICES WE QUOTE ARE FOR KITS WITHOUT HELIUM GAS
ACTUAL FACTS - HINTS AND TIPS
- Only use hand tied balloons
- Never use ribbon or valves as these are not biodegradable
- Always attach the ticket by squeezing the knot in the neck of the balloon through the hole at the top of the ticket.
- Never release metallic coil balloons as they are not biodegradable and also may come into contact with overhead power lines.
- Only use biodegradable balloons that are made from pure latex which is a natural material made from tree sap - all our balloons are pure latex.
- Never inflate the balloons more than 3 hours prior to the release and if it is a hot sunny day keep them out of the sunlight until you are ready to release them.
- If you are releasing more than 5000 balloons you will need to obtain civil aviation permission.
Normally on release, a balloon can rise above 20.000 feet and then it usually becomes brittle in the cold atmosphere and shatters back to earth in tiny pieces that are decomposed by natural gas and microorganisms, thereby starting the biodegrading. However, the ticket comes down whole so this can be found and returned to the organiser. Sometimes people consider latex balloons are plastic items and therefore associate them with plastic litter, however, this is untrue as latex is not plastic it is organic and made from the sap of rubber trees. It is collected by a method of tapping which ensures the tree is not harmed. Research has shown that latex balloons decompose at a rate equal to or even faster than an oak leaf under the same conditions please read the bottom paragraph for more information.
It is always advisable to offer a good prize as this ensures high ticket sales. A local business will often donate a prize in return for publicity, which provides you with a better profit. In many cases local newspapers and radio stations will also give you good publicity and this can help your cause.
The usual price for the sale of tickets is around £1.00 as this is an amount which people can find in a pocket or purse. If the price is too high it can put people off.
At Party Supplies R Us we can supply you with Biodegradable Race Labels with standard print on the front and if required your details on the reverse eg return address - return by date - sponsor if you have one or details of what it is for. However because the ticket is small so as not to weigh the balloon down the text on the reverse is limited to 9 lines. Our Race Labels are in 3 perforated and numbered parts, the top piece is placed onto the balloon, the middle piece is kept by the organiser and has the purchasers details on, and the bottom piece is kept by the purchaser as the receipt. They are also designed so as to fit directly onto the balloon, as you cannot use string or ribbon to tie them on as they are not biodegradable.
We supply a strong reusable release net that will last for years if good care is taken of it, plus pure latex biodegradable balloons in all colours at low prices. Also on our site you will find details of where to het your helium gas locally thereby saving you money. Why pay more our prices are the most competitive on the market plus you have the added advantage of a qualified balloon champion at the end of the phone to help you with any queries, just phone 0845 009 6360 or e-mail email@example.com .
Balloon races and releases are both colourful and eye catching and always create an excited atmosphere at the venue as well as raising funds for charitable causes. If balloons are released correctly it is highly unlikely that any will return to earth intact, studies have shown that balloon normally rise above 20,000 feet before the cold air freezes them and that together with the atmospheric pressure at that altitude fractures them into tiny pieces that then gradually fall to the ground, the only thing that stays intact is the label. Regardless of what form the balloon lands on the earth it has been shown by research that it decomposes at the same rate if not faster than an oak leaf.
Latex balloons are confused by some mis informed people with plastic items and they place them in the same categorary as plastic litter. Latex is not plastic, it is actually organic made from the process of harmless tapping of rubber trees, a similair process is used to make syrup from maple trees. Latex balloons are completely biodegradable the molecular structure begins breaking down when you inflate the balloon and this gathers speed when exposed to sunlight and the atmosphere, once on the ground the gases and microorganisms attack the latex thereby continuing the decomposition process.
Are balloons a litter threat and ecological problem the answer is NO! take a walk through your local park or on a beach and you will see what litter really is. You will see cans, glass bottles, plastic bottles, carrier bags, foam containers but you will not normally see a single balloon.
The information above has been sourced from studies that have been carried out by academics, colleges and institutions and has been sourced from the internet.