The UK's helium shortage is not getting any better and prices are rising faster than an escaped balloon. Now the major suppliers have restricted the amount that wholesalers and retailers can buy to just 30% of last year's total, but there's no need to panic because we can just Go Air-filled.
OK so air-filled balloons don't float but with imagination we can create some beautiful designs from simple columns and plinths to support numbers, message foils and shapes. Spectacular centrepieces and arches can add colour and depth to your decor.
There are even some advantages as air-filled balloons last longer than those filled with helium and they'll never escape into the stratosphere! Here's a few samples to whet your appetite.