And while I'm here I thought I'd tell you a fun story. Recently we celebrated K's 5th birthday. I may or may not get around to posting about it, but the thing to know here is that there were a lot of balloons. And while I was running around cleaning up the day after the party I found this deflated balloon:
Wouldn't you have thought that, too? With that fuzzy particulate grossness that MUST be incredible to have grown so much in an exposed location overnight?
And then I remembered.
The balloon was filled with this.
I used Hi Float so that I could work on some of the balloons the day before the party and they'd last at least a few days. I knew I had a lot of party prep to do on the day of and figured that if the balloons waited until the last minute they might not get done, and that was planned to be about 75% of the decor. From a 5yo perspective, it also extends the balloon excitement some. All you do is squish one squirt of the stuff into a balloon and it dries inside to coat the balloon so that it doesn't lose helium nearly as quickly. If you're thorough with the squishing and the balloons are indoors, they can even last a week. Looking at the amount that's left, I can do three 5yo birthday parties with one bottle. And now you and I both know that when a balloon that is treated with this pops, you might think you're toast. At least for a split second.