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The Fun Shop offer an extensive range of balloons in three basic categories:
These balloons are generally oval and made from latex. These balloons are made from rubber and come in variety of colors, sizes, and designs. These Balloons are inflated either with air or helium.
Also known as ‘Foil Balloons’ these balloons are made from a foil like substance. They come in a large range of shapes, colours, sizes and designs. These are generally inflated with Helium.
The newest type of balloon on the market and are made from stretchy, clear plastic and is shaped like a ball. They come in a limited range of designs and sizes. Inflated with helium. All foil balloons come with self-sealing opening, except for those 9 inches or 14 inches foil balloons that are Air-filled and need to be heat-sealed.
We have every colour under the rainbow and probably a few more. We have 6 different colour ranges – Metallic, Pearl, Chrome, Standard, Pastel & Neon colours. Each of these ranges comes with 1-5 colour options. For children’s parties we recommend the regular standard latex balloons, as the colors are brighter. Standard Colour Latex Balloons are the most common form of balloons being used. We offer a variety of Standard Colour Latex Balloons. The pearl ones are SOFTER and have a metallic/silvery finish, so the colors are less bright. They are usually used in Princess parties, Adult’s parties, Babyshowers or Bridal Showers. Metallic Latex Balloons are balloons with a little tone of shine just like our car paint. Metallic Balloons add some shimmer. Ideal for a variety of occasions, balloons will add sparkle and elegance to any party decoration. The NEW Chrome®* Balloons are made using breakthrough technology. Celebrate with sleek, metallic shine for a never-before-seen visual experience. Add extra glamor and shine at weddings, anniversaries, and many other occasions.
As industry professionals we only use the very best. We believe it’s important that our balloons last the full life of your party, look amazing and do what they are supposed to do. Their colours are 100% consistent through all batches, only around 1/1000 have faults that cause them to pop and we can therefore be confident that our customers will get exactly what they order. In Namibia there are many cheaper products available however they don’t stay consistent colours and shape and they don’t last. To us, it’s not worth the risk.
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Medical Helium is not used to inflate balloons. Supagas, a leading supplier of helium explains that the helium used to inflate balloons is not pure enough for medical or scientific use. It is a by-product gathered during the production of medical grade helium. The majority of liquid helium boils off in the transfer process.
Instead of wasting this resource, it is collected and recycled. The sale of balloon gas offsets the cost of medical helium.
Our standard method to tie balloons are as follow: Latex balloons will be tied in Umbrella style 10 – 15 balloons in a bundle. Each balloon comes with a +-1.5m long matching colour curling ribbon, Each bundle will have mixed colours if customers order more than 1 colour balloons Customers who do not want mixed colour bundles or require a specific colour of curling ribbon may put this in the remarks whilst ordering. A surcharge may incur for other tying methods. Note: Decorated balloon weights can be purchased at “Balloon Accessories” category. Weights are an additional cost. Small weights for regular balloons are about N$ 13.00 each. Heavy weights for supersized balloons/bouquets are about N$ 27.00 each.
There is NO minimum order!
We can inflate balloons on the spot for you, however we do recommend if it is more than 10 balloons you should book.
You won’t have to wait! While it may only take us a few minutes to inflate your actual balloons, if it is a busy period, you sometimes may have to wait for other orders to be inflated first if they are before you. If you have ordered, they will be ready to go. We generally recommend booking in anything above 15 balloons.
Generally, a saloon car with no passenger, no child seat and empty boot fit about 30 to 40 latex balloons; SUV / MPV fit about 50 to 60 balloons while a kombi van can fit about 80 to 100 balloons. It is highly recommended to keep balloons cool whilst they are being transported. Do not leave balloons too long in car boots and park cars in shaded area whenever possible. Wind down the window a little to avoid deflation due to weather conditions. For each baby/child seat, deduct 10 balloons. (prudent to note that we are not endorsing transporting children without baby/car seats. Ensure you remove all shopping, prams, etc before picking up.
We do deliver helium balloons but are subjected to availability. We deliver to a 50km radius around Swakopmund. Swakopmund deliveries start from N$ 60.00-N$90.00. Larger event deliveries, etc are quoted on a per job basis.
The below information is strictly a guide and time frames really do depend on the conditions the balloons are kept in. While we do use the highest quality balloons if they are treated incorrectly or ‘played with’ by children there is a risk that it will severely shorten the life of the balloon. Latex Balloons (Latex balloons are the rubber balloons) 30cm Balloons: Generally last 10-12* hours from inflation. Latex Balloons can also be sealed with a product called Oomf that can make them last at least a further 3-4 days if handled correctly. 40cm Balloons: Generally last 12-15* hours from inflation. Latex Balloons can also be sealed with a product called Oomf that can make them last at least a further 4-7 days if handled correctly. 90cm Balloons: Generally last 30-48* hours from inflation. Latex Balloons can also be sealed with a product called Oomf that can make them last at least a further 7-14 days if handled correctly. * Float time specified above is based on estimation and varies with different environmental conditions, how they are handled and the conditions they are transported in. The Fun Shop will not held liable for any under-performance expectation.
Smaller: Smaller (18inch) Foil balloons will last in perfect condition for around 3-4 days and then deflate slightly. It will then last another 3-4 days in this condition and then progressively will deflate further. It will still be ‘floating’ as such for approximately 2 weeks. Larger: Larger (Super Shape) Foil balloons will last in perfect condition for around 3-4 days and then deflate slightly. It will then last another 1-2 weeks in this condition and then progressively will deflate further. It will still be ‘floating’ as such for approximately 4 weeks. *Foil balloons are temperature sensitive. All gasses expand in heat and contact in cold. This means that if you take your balloon from a 25 degree room into a hot 30+ degrees car you risk that it will expand and pop. Alternatively if you take your balloon from a 25 degree room outside into the cold or into a colder room it will contact and deflate. Expansion and contraction will continue over and over again in each temperature change. Once the balloon is back to the temperature in which it was inflated, it will go back to normal.