11 Things to Do with Helium Balloons


Disclaimer: Inhaling things other than oxygen is usually a bad idea.


  1. Write your phone number on a balloon and set it free. See if you get a call.
  2. Alternatively, you could write down "I know what you've done." with no phone number.
  3. Inhale the helium and sing an opera.
  4. Keep following someone while inhaling the helium, telling them to follow the yellow brick road.
  5. With two friends, go Christmas caroling as Alvin and the Chipmunks.
  6. Watch the balloons slowly deflate and become boring regular balloons.
  7. Draw a face one and walk down the street talking to it about the good old days.
  8. Combine them with whatever glow in the dark stuff you can find.
  9. Tie a bunch of balloons to yourself so they look like peacock feathers.
  10. ...or to a grumpy old man's house in attempt to get them to fly away like in Up.
  11. Hand them out to people on the street, say happy birthday, then walk away without another word.

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