Do you have to blow the balls up to write the party info? I would think not, that would not be sanitary but just wanted to check. Also if you let the ink dry over night and put a clear piece of tape over the party info, do you think the ink would bleed or stay?
I tried them both ways & either works. When not blowing them up, just remember to have a really smooth surface (free of dirt, lint, etc...it will cause bumps in your writing) and use a really good marker, the sharper, the better).
I also bought an air pump at the dollar store (they are usually near the balloons & they work great). So, cleanliness was not an issue...filling them was fast & writing was easy...you also get to see how they look as you go.
I did a lil of both and didn't really notice a difference. If you're not much of a writer I'd recommend the flat, smooth surface. It's sometimes tricky keeping the balls still as you write. : )
I wrote them out with permanent (Sharpie) marker in multiple colors and let them dry for about 30-45 mins before deflating...almost a month before, last year. I blew up a few before handing them out, and they were perfect, no smudges, no damage... You can also write on the other panels too!
I've used them twice for party invites in the last 3 years (I just finished my daughter's invites for this year). Great item. : )
Date published: 2019-04-29