I am sure by now, most of you have heard of the “Hi-Float Gel” option when ordering latex balloons, if not, then continue reading to find out more. Latex balloons filled with helium only stay afloat for 8 – 14 hours, weather dependant (heat and wind make them deflate faster). If you need your balloons to stay afloat for longer then make sure to add “hi-float gel” to your order when checking out. This gel coats the inside of the balloon, preventing the helium from escaping so quickly. This will allow your balloons to stay afloat for 48 – 72 hours, also weather dependent.