One of the top questions any balloon artist will get is “Where do you get you balloons?” Balloon professionals buy their supplies from distributors located around the country. These businesses carry only high-grade products that are made specifically for decorators and entertainers. Not only do we need a wide variety of balloons but also inflators, pumps, cutters, helium, scissors, balloon bags, and aprons.

Most balloon companies have active accounts with many distributors. Having a good working relationship with a distributor becomes helpful if you have a last-minute order that needs to be sent. Or if a client adds something to their event that requires additional balloons.

Many distributors have minimum order amounts.  So, buyers need to be aware of each distributor’s restrictions and rules.

These are a few of the best:

HICO Balloons

Located in St Charles, MO, HICO Balloons is the primary distributor for many artists located in the Midwest. They carry major brands including Betallatex, Qualatex and Tuf-Tex. With a wide selection of round balloons in every size to a full assortment of non-round and entertainer balloons. HICO is also one of the largest suppliers of helium in the area. They provide single tanks for rental as well as corporate accounts with scheduled delivery.

American Balloon Factory

With a complete line of latex and foil balloons, American Balloon Factory provides a full line of supplies for balloon professionals across the country. They have a large assortment of supplies including weights, clik-clik magnets, educational books & videos, LED lights.

All American Balloons

Not only a complete line of supplies for all balloons needs, but All American Balloons also has a very organized website that categorizes their products into easy to navigate pages. They offer reasonable shipping costs and quick shipping times.

Continental Sales

Beyond their complete inventory of balloons and supplies, Continental Sales specializes in their “Private Reserve” of printed balloons. These include holiday designs, “Happy Birthday” prints, polka dots, stripes, agate swirls, and artist-designed character faces. Continental Sales also sells major brands of digital-controlled inflators, markers, and adhesives.

Mayflower Distributing

Their inventory includes more that 25,000 items for balloon professionals. They are known for their excellent customer services, great selection, and quick shipping.

Regardless of the distributor, balloon artists know that having a good supplier is important to a successful business.