What is a Wish Balloon?
Wish Balloons are the equivalent of mini hot air balloons. When released into the night sky the person releasing the Wish Balloon will traditionally make a wish for the future. Made out of very thin rice paper, they are a safe and unique alternative for fireworks. They are fully biodegradable, non-flammable and safe and easy to use, and create an amazing visual effect, as the glow from the Wish Balloon floats up into the sky, that adds enjoyment and wonder to any special occasion.
All you have to do is set light to the cardboard fuel cell attached to the Wish Balloon, wait for it to fill up with hot air, make your wish and gaze as the Wish Balloon floats up to the skies. The fuel cell well continue to burn for about 12 minutes, as the hot air causes the Wish Balloon to keep rising until they reach heights of up to a mile in the air.
A Wish Balloon stands 108cm (42.5 inches) tall and 66cm (26 inches) wide at its widest point.. After release and flight, the Wish Balloon will self-extinguish and float gently to the ground, where the rice paper will biodegrade, and the very thin wire at the bottom of the Wish Balloon will rust away in the rain. To read more about Wish Balloons and see them in action visit the Wish Balloon Video page.