"I was excited when I saw this balloon on line. Even more excited when it was delivered to our house for our son's birthday party. However I should of went off of some of the reviews. The same thing happened in other reviews where the balloon is sealed where you are suppose to put the air in. My husband convienced the store to poke a hole in the balloon and just tie it. It has lasted for over a week now blown up. It is beautiful but has a manufactures problem."