Does Walmart Blow Up Balloons? (Price, Helium, Types Of Balloons)

Does Walmart Blow Up Balloons

Do you know if Walmart blows up helium balloons? Well, you are at the perfect place to find the answer to such a question.

Balloons are now available in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and make a great addition to any birthday party, baby shower, or wedding. If you are planning to have a lot of balloons at your event, blowing them all up is going to be a pain. So, it’s a good option to find a store that can inflate them for you.

Walmart does fill balloons, but you can’t just visit any store and expect to get your balloons filled there. Only certain Walmart stores offer this service. And, once you’ve found a Walmart store that offers this service, you’ll need to buy the balloons at Walmart to ensure that you can get them inflated there.  

In this article, I describe the wide variety of balloons you can buy at Walmart, let you know how much Walmart charges to blow up balloons and suggests some alternatives if your local Walmart store does not inflate balloons.

What Types of Balloons Does Walmart Sell?

Walmart stores sell a huge range of party balloons in shapes, sizes, and colors. If you go to the Walmart website and search ‘balloons’ you’ll be presented with 25 web pages of balloons!

Walmart’s balloon selection includes the following:

  • Plain latex balloons
  • Metallic balloons
  • Foil balloons
  • Mylar balloons (shaped like a flattened ball)
  • Balloons in the shapes of letters and numbers

In addition to plain balloons, you can get balloons at Walmart specifically designed for the following events and ceremonies:

  • Birthdays
  • Weddings
  • Christmas
  • Baby showers
  • Hen and stag parties
  • Graduations
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Easter
  • Thanksgiving
  • Baptisms
  • Communions
  • Hannukah
  • Bar Mitzvah
  • Diwali
  • And more!

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Does Walmart Blow Up Balloons?

Walmart offers a balloon filling service at only a small number of its stores. Approximately 1 in 10 Walmart stores can offer this service, but with over 3,500 Supercenters in the USA, that’s still a lot of stores where you can get this done.

But it’s best not to just show up and hope for the best. A better option will be to call your local store and ask them if they offer a balloon filling service.

You can find your nearest Walmart store and get the number to call from the Walmart website.

Once you’ve found your local store you can click on the ‘Details’ icon to find the phone number to call.

If your local store does not provide a balloon inflating service, ask if they know the nearest store that does, or use the storefinder to explore other stores in your vicinity.

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How Much Does Walmart Charge To Blow Up Balloons?

It costs about $0.25 per balloon to have a Walmart shop blow it up for you, but this will depend on the size and type of balloon you need to have inflated.

Obviously, the more balloons you need to be blown up, and the larger the balloons, the more helium is required and so the more it will cost you.

Does Walmart Blow Up Balloons Bought Elsewhere?

Officially, no. But you could call your local Walmart store and politely ask about this.

It’s not advisable to turn up at a Walmart store with balloons bought elsewhere without knowing if the Walmart staff will fill them.

There’s a chance that Walmart staff are likely to insist on filling only balloons bought at a Walmart store.

Other Options for Blowing Up Helium Balloons

If your local Walmart store does not blow up balloons you do have other options.

Walmart stores sell helium tanks which you can use to inflate balloons yourself. These tanks often come as a kit with balloons and ribbons and start from around $29.

The tanks are easy to use and you can blow up a lot of balloons quickly. Each tank can inflate up to 50 balloons, depending on the size of the balloons.

You can also buy helium tanks at Sam’s Club, which is owned by Walmart. However, Sam’s Club does not offer a balloon inflation service.  

Non-Walmart options for filling balloons tend to be more expensive and include:

  • Kroger stores which charge around $1 for a latex balloon inflation, and between $2 and $8 for Mylar balloons, at their florist sections.
  • Meijer stores also charge $1 for latex balloons, whereas Mylar balloons cost between $3 and $8 each to be inflated.

The good thing about Kroger and Meijer stores is that they don’t insist that you buy the balloons from their stores.

If none of these options work for you, you’ll find that many of your local florists and party supply shops will be able to blow up balloons.

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Only a relatively small number of Walmart stores will blow up balloons for you. So, always call and check if they offer this service before you visit your local store.

The Walmart stores that do offer this service charge around $0.25 per filled balloon.

If your local Walmart store doesn’t inflate balloons you can either buy a helium tank at the Walmart store and blow the balloons up yourself; this is quite easy and quick to do.

Alternatively, you can go to a Kroger or Meijer store where you can get balloons inflated, but these tend to be more expensive than Walmart – you don’t have to buy the balloons at these stores to get them inflated there.



Lindsey graduated with an MBA in 2009. Since then, Lindsey has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Lindsey is also the head writer and Co-founder of Lindsey is based in Morgantown, West Virginia.

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