In 2017, after ten years of business, Northstar Balloons™ joined the brand lineup under the Pioneer® Balloon Company umbrella. Pioneer’s flagship brand, Qualatex®  is world-renowned for its professional-quality balloons that coordinate seamlessly with Northstar foil products.

What made Northstar so special was its unique product personality, which was exhibited vividly on its widely-followed Instagram account . Northstar products demonstrate a sharp sense for trends that appeal to the most savvy consumers and party retailers. The fun and innovative culture that established Northstar as an influential consumer brand continues to play a vital role in Pioneer’s product development initiatives. 

Today, all Northstar balloon products are produced in Pioneer’s well-established manufacturing facilities in El Dorado, KS, USA.

Welcome to the colorful, connected and evolving Northstar world.

Learn more about Pioneer Balloon Company

Pioneer Worldwide Headquarters
5000 E. 29th St. North
Wichita, KS 67220-2111 USA

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Keep balloons fun! Be responsible!

Pioneer Balloon is committed to the responsible use of balloons. When handling balloons, always remember: 

  • Never release balloons into the atmosphere.
  • Never inhale helium gas.
  • Always use a balloon pump to inflate your balloons.
  • Always secure helium-filled balloons to a weight.
  • When you're done enjoying your balloons, cut the ends and dispose of properly.
  • Keep children safe when playing with balloons and dispose of any deflated or popped balloons right away.

Stance on Balloon Releases:

Worth the Weight: Balloons Should Not Be Released

As a leader of The Balloon Council, Pioneer Balloon Company has worked with others to implement an industry position against releasing any balloon into the environment. Don't let go: Inflate. Weight. Enjoy.

Worth the Weight: The Balloon Council says balloons should not be released. People love balloons, but for many reasons no longer support balloon releases. We, along with other balloon makers, have worked hard to share and inspire the use of Smart Balloon Practices to keep balloons available for every occasion.

We stand with communities by encouraging that balloons be weighted, not released outdoors, and disposed of properly when broken or deflated. Whether it's a single balloon or hundreds, let's keep them from flying away.