3 Solutions For Transporting Balloons You Need To Know

Cheap way to transport balloon for balloon decorating

Years ago, a local banquet hall hired me to entertain families visiting Santa. The banquet manager is looking to avoid long lines of kids waiting for a balloon animal. Instead, the manager requested that I premake the balloon animals and hand them out at the event. It sounds like an easy job. The day before … Read more

How To Identify A White Sharpie Marker

White Sharpie marker used for darwing on balloon animals

Did you know there are two types of white Sharpie markers? Can you quickly identify the difference between the two Sharpie Markers? One is an oil base marker, and the other is water-based. The paint drying times are the same time, look identical when the paint tries, and the cost is about the same. As … Read more

What do you use to get the white for the eyes?

Top 3 Questions Asked by Beginner Balloon Entertainers Part three of three Part 1 & Part 2 Unknown to many people is that they do make white markers. The white marker was originally designed for the Crafter who needed to write on dark craft paper. However, this is not an ink, but paint in a … Read more

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

When 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 … Read more

Entertainer Opens His Eyes And Sees Faces

When I was starting out I would spend hours twisting balloon figures and developing cool designs. Many days the face looked like Edvard Munch drew it. I would put a couple of well-placed dots for eyes, scribble a wavy line for a mouth, and call it expressionism art. As a child, Saturday morning was a blast. … Read more

Recipe for Balloon Figure Suzie Snowflake

Suzie Snowflake

Recipes – the step-by-step procedure to make something is associated with cooking.  These steps are either very simple or befuddling with coded symbols only people with cooking experience would quickly distinguish between Tbsp and tsp.  Many times, you start the process just to learn at the very end that you need one more ingredient, which … Read more

Refueled for 2012

I restock and take inventory of my balloon apron after every show. This assures I have what I need for the next show. I review what the most requested design was and what caused the surge of requests?  Each year I do the same with my business.   I evaluate what I did last year and … Read more

Turkey Stuffing

Balloon entertainers stuff their turkey’s differently While most of the world works vigilantly to create the perfect turkey stuffing, balloon entertainers are working on making the perfect turkey to stuff in a balloon. Yep, you read it right, stuffing a turkey into a balloon.  You may think we’re trying to preserve the turkey by encapsulating … Read more

Making a White Streak

White Paint Marker for Drawing on a Latex Balloon The search continues to find the best economic white paint marker that works on latex balloons.  Recently I’ve had the opportunity to purchase a white Sharpie paint marker from a local craft store. Sharpie markers are the duct tape of the balloon industry. For decades balloon … Read more

Cheap Balloons Make Kids Cry

Why are my balloons breaking? Once a month, I will have a person ask me, “Are those special balloons? I bought a kit at the local book store and the balloons kept breaking.” The dozen or so balloons that come in pre-package kits are cheap balloons.  Book producers need to keep the production cost to … Read more