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A List Of The Must-Haves For Balloon Entertainers At Halloween

Pumpkin made from Link-O-Loon BalloonsWhen the leaves start to show the first signs of changing color, I start preparing my balloon inventory for Halloween. I avoid the specialty balloon. I’m just not a fan of imprinted balloons, due to the cost, and the fact that I can never use them all up in one season. I spend the next 11 months storing the leftover balloons and looking for ways to use them up.

Yet, here are the things I must have for Halloween balloon entertainment.

  1. An excess number of the following 260 balloons.
    1. White – I use this for my ghost and cat faces.
    2. Black – Dracula, cats, witches, bats, and anything else that goes bump in the night, I have a black balloon in the design.
    3. Green – It does not matter what color green it is, as long as I can make witches, ghouls, and pumpkin stems.
  2. White 11-inch rounds. I love making my ghost, which can be cute or scary. It is great for line work or private parties; a versatile design that works in any environment.
  3. Orange Link-O-Loon – 12-inch preferred. This is a great balloon for making pumpkins, and has ample space to draw a Halloween face to your liking. This too is another balloon great for line work or private events.
  4. Markers – I use more colored paint markers at Halloween than any other time of the year. Orange, Purple, Yellow, White, Red are there to add accent details that put the finishing touch on a Halloween balloon design. The simple process of switching white for yellow, blue for red, can take the cute, to creepy in minutes. A technique that I love and use regularly at Halloween.

Do you need 20 different balloons, imprints, and specialty designs, or do you work with what you have? Leave me a comment, and let me know your list of must-haves at Halloween.

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Chicago Corporate Entertainer, Dale Obrochta is a professional balloon artist who amazed audiences with his comedic balloon entertainment. Available for 1st birthday parties, grand openings, trade shows, and corporate events. (708) 744-0234

On October - 16 - 2013

3 Responses so far.

  1. Thanks Dale! This is a very helpful post.

  2. Thad James says:

    I carry a limited number of imprints for the same reason: storing the leftovers for a year and finding them next season. I would add “lilac 260″ to your list. Lime green and lilac are great combinations for ghouls and goblins.

  3. Tina Alt says:

    I am making a goal to use what I have in stock instead of purchasing a lot of imprints. However, there are some imprints I really like such as the alien faces and specialty balloons like the geo blossoms and link o loons which make line twisting for me a bit faster.

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