Does Kroger Blow Up Balloons

Planning a celebration or special event often involves decorating with balloons, and it’s natural to wonder if Kroger can help with your balloon needs.

Kroger does blow up balloons whether you purchase them at their store or bring your own from elsewhere. They offer a helium-filling service in all their stores, ensuring your balloons stay afloat for your special event. The service is typically at no cost however some stores charge fees for the service.

Kroger’s Balloon Services

Here’s I’ll get into some of Kroger’s inflation services, filling helium balloons, price overview, and special occasion balloons you can select from their vast inventory.

Inflation Services

At Kroger, you can have your balloons inflated as they provide a helium-filling service in all their stores, If you purchase the balloons from their store, you can usually enjoy the benefit of free inflation, but thats not always the case.

At other stores like Party City thats not the case at all, as they’ll charge you when you bring in outside products. I’ve seen other grocery stores also be pretty flexible about fees when it comes to inflating balloons from other laces.

Price Overview

The prices for inflating balloons at Kroger typically range from $1 to $5+ per balloon, depending on the size and how your local Kroger operates. We’ve also seen prices as high as $9 for the service, most likely related to helium availability in certain regions.

Bigger balloons obviously require more helium to fill, and certain types also require more helium. With all that said, the inflation service can sometimes be complimentary if you buy your balloons from Kroger.

Types of Balloons Available at Kroger

If you do decide to get your balloons inflated at Kroger, then you’ll be happy to know they have a huge selection to choose from. From special occasion balloons to generic options, you’ll be able to find something to suit your needs. Let’s take a closer look at some of the popular balloons available at Kroger.

Foil Balloons

Kroger has a decent selection of foil balloons available for purchase. Here are the current prices for those as of 2023.

Balloon TypePrice
16 Gold Foil Balloons Number 1 Air Helium Birthday Wedding Party Decorations$5.99
16 Gold Foil Balloons Number 2 Air Helium Birthday Wedding Party Decorations$6.99
1PCS 4D bear foil balloon hearts for Birthday Party Decorations (Brown)$1.00

Latex Balloons

Latex balloons are a classic choice for any celebration. They come in different colors, shapes, and sizes. Kroger offers an array of latex balloons, allowing you to pick the perfect one for your event, whether it’s a birthday party, baby shower, or a simple surprise for a loved one.

The prices for those can be seen below.

Balloon TypePrice
10 pcs 12 Metallic Light Blue Colour Latex balloons birthday party celebrations Plain$2.50
50pcs 12 Plain Latex Balloons Rose Gold Colour birthday Decorations Party celebrations$4.99

Final Thoughts

While Kroger has a great selection of balloons, combining the price of them and the inflation services can end up making things really costly. I personally would look to shop elsewhere for balloon inflation.

For example you could simply go to Publix to get the service done, or you could get them from a place like Party City who explicitly states that they’ll inflate them for free as long as you purchase the balloons directly from them.

And even with Publix, a competitor of Kroger it’s a bit cheaper overall. At Publix, the cost of regular size balloons ranges from $1 to $3, while larger and more intricate balloons cost $5 to $10 or more. The prices of these balloons may vary depending on your location, but if you purchase balloons at Publix, you can anticipate paying roughly these prices.

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