Three Things to Know About Electric Balloon Pumps

Because a celebration shouldn’t leave you breathless.

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Forget party stores—with an electric balloon pump, you’ve got everything you need to decorate at home.Unsplash

Behind every well-constructed balloon arch on social media is (likely) a balloon pump. This handheld device has become a party essential, allowing you to quickly and easily create balloon arches and artwork. It can also be easily stowed in the closet. Here’s what to know about electric balloon pumps before your next celebration.

Balloon Pump,132 PCS Electric Balloon Blower 110V 600W Portable Dual Nozzles Electric Balloon Air Pump Electric Balloon Inflator with 90 PCS Balloons, Tying Tools, 20 Flower Clips, Tape Strip, Colored Ribbon and Dot Glues for Party Decoration
Includes more than 100 inflatables for parties, including birthdays and other celebrations.KOSBON

Electric balloon pumps are pumping plain old air—so the balloons you make won’t fly in the air like helium balloons. Still, the advantage of an electric balloon inflator is that it allows you to blow up a lot of balloons—including novelty foil balloons and balloons needed for designs like an arch—in a hurry.

IDAODAN Portable Dual Nozzle Rose Red 110V 600W Electric Balloon Blower Pump/Electric Balloon Inflator For Decoration
Product has “automatic” and “manual” modes to control inflation; multiple tips to customize sizing.IDAODAN

Some balloon pumps have an “automatic” mode, if you’re blowing up standard balloons. Automatic mode may cause some smaller balloons to pop or become filled too quickly, since the machine will send out a predetermined amount of air. A balloon inflator with a standard mode can allow you to control the amount of air inside the balloon.

LIKEE Electric Balloon Pump Portable Balloon Inflator Air Blower with Balloon Arch &Garland Kit for Party Decoration(Rose Red)
Festive pig adds to decor; manual option allows you to control inflation.LiKee

Balloon pumps sometimes come with additional party accessories, including glue dots, balloon tying tools and tape strips. Even if you’re not picking up a balloon kit, it’s smart to consider these add-ons before you begin inflating balloons. They can help make it easier to create an arch or column. And as always, it’s a good idea to give new equipment a trial run before a big celebration instead of waiting an hour before the party begins to prep.