Does Walmart Blow Up Balloons? [Cost, Types of Balloons & More]

Does Walmart fill up balloons? What about helium balloons? How much does it cost? Here's a short guide with all the answers.

While balloons are great party decoration staples, filling them up with air can be a relatively tricky task, especially if you want to fill up a balloon with helium. And since customers can buy a wide array of balloons at Walmart, a common question for many Walmart customers is, “Does Walmart fill balloons?”

The answer is yes, but not at every Walmart store. Walmart stores offer many different services, making for a true one-stop-shop. As of 2023, selected Walmart stores and locations can blow up and fill up your balloons for a small service charge of $0.25 per balloon.

In this guide, we get into everything you need to know about if Walmart inflate balloons, including the cost, where to do it, and how to know which Walmart locations offer balloon filling services.

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Does Walmart Fill Helium Balloons?

Yes, certain Walmart stores can fill up your balloons with helium gas.

Note that this service is not available in all stores, so if you plan to head to Walmart for balloons, it’s recommended to find out if your store offers the service first.

To find out if your local Walmart blows up balloons with helium, you can call Walmart on 1-800-925-6278 or send an email to their customer service on their website.

How Much Do Helium Balloons Cost At Walmart?

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Walmart stocks up on a wide variety of different balloons.

The prices of these balloons vary depending on the brand, material, and size.

However, if you buy balloons at Walmart and want to fill them up with helium, it will cost you a minimum of $0.25 per balloon.

Take note that not all Walmart’s have this service, but for stores that do, $0.25 is the starting price. For bigger balloons that require more helium, the cost increases.

Additionally, Walmart also offers helium tanks that customers can buy themselves and bring home for DIY balloon inflation.

What Kind Of Balloons Does Walmart Inflate?

Walmart’s that offer balloon inflation services can fill up Latex and Mylar balloons, which are usually readily available at the store.

Walmart can fill up balloons of different shapes and sizes, so if the service is available, you can fill up just about any balloon you buy at the store.

However, remember that Walmart only inflates balloons bought at their store.

If you bought the balloons from another shop, Walmart would not be able to fill the balloons up for you.

If this is the case, a good alternative is to buy helium tanks at the store and fill up the balloons yourself.

How Can I Find Walmart Stores That Blow Up Balloons?

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Since only selected Walmart stores can fill up balloons, it’s a good idea to do all the necessary research before heading to the store.

To find out whether or not you can fill up balloons at your local Walmart store, you can use the Walmart store locator tool.

From there, you can look for the closest store near you and find their contact number to call the store and ask whether or not they fill up balloons.

If the Walmart nearest to you doesn’t offer balloon inflation services, you can opt for buying a helium tank at the Walmart store or through their website and fill up the balloons yourself.

Alternatively, other stores such as Kroger and Meijer offer the service. At Kroger, balloon inflation costs a minimum of $1 per latex balloon and between $2-$8 for Mylar balloons depending on the size.

Meijer offers the service for $1 per latex balloon and between $3-$8 for Mylar balloons. If you get your balloons inflated at either Kroger or Meijer, you do not have to buy the balloons from their store.


If you’ve been asking if Walmart inflates balloons, the answer is yes, but not at every store.

As of 2023, selected Walmart stores offer balloon inflation services for balloons bought at Walmart, while others don’t.

Before heading to your local Walmart store to buy balloons, it might be helpful to contact your local store first and ask if the service is readily available to avoid walking away empty-handed.

Finally, if the service isn’t available, you can either buy a helium tank at Walmart and do it yourself or avail of balloon inflation services from other stores such as Meijer or Kroger.

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Arthur Beringer

Arthur graduated in 2002 with a Master's in Business Administration from LSU Alexandria. After working in the retail industry for almost 20 years, he decided to quit and write full-time to help readers who are searching online for consumer-related answers.