Did you know that there is a global shortage of helium? Me either!

According to a release from Party City, the company will close 45 stores in 2019. The price of helium is on the rise, because it's getting harder to find. Party throwers are using helium at a faster rate than the reserves can replenished.

Helium comes from the Earth, but capturing it, is a bit of process. Read how Helium is made.

We don't don't if any of the Party City stores in the Tri-State are on the closing list. The company will release the complete list in the future.