The External Factors Slowing Down Park Districts From Booking Events

Pard Ditstrict balloon entertainment

Businesses all around the country are frustrated as COVID regulations are still making planning events difficult to impossible. Let’s look at the park district, for example. Each year recreation supervisors select field trips for summer campers. These internal and external events bring hundreds of school kids together to share, learn, and have fun. Along comes … Read more

How To Grow A Balloon Business

Grow your balloon business

The other day I was scrolling through Facebook, and I came across a blog post. The entertainer asked for advice on how to grow their balloon business when faced with competing companies offering a similar service? A common theme read through most replies of keeping your prices competitive, don’t give it away, value your work, … Read more

How To Use A Backdrop In A Balloon Display

Balloon Decor by Gabby Volboy

2 Today, I will look at buying, installing, and showing you resources to purchase decorative backdrops for those seeking to improve their balloon decor with backdrops. The day starts with Mary daydreaming about her living room. She envisions a cartoon theme display for her child’s upcoming birthday party that can be used as a backdrop … Read more

How To Raise Prices On Repeat Customers

Balloon sales, price increase as you need to raise prices on past clients

How do you handle raising prices on repeat customers that you’ve previously charged a lower rate? Early in my career, I consider using a low price strategy to capture the market, but after hearing a story from my dad, I changed my mind. My father’s colleague’s wife, Sarah, opened a beauty salon, and her goal … Read more

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

12 Steps On How To Liquated and Sell-Off Balloon Inventory and Equipment

Balloon Store Going Out of Busines - Things you need to do when liquadating a balloon shop

I’m NOT going out of business, but there are balloon businesses who have to liquated and sell-off balloon inventory and equipment because of COVID, government regulations, and the economy. These balloon entertainment and decorating companies are now facing a new challenge. With that said, I took the liberty to write a blog post showing how … Read more

New Christmas Elf Balloon Hat

Elf Balloon Hat, balloon artist Dale Obrochta balloon instructions

The elf balloon hat is one of my favorite holiday hats to make as it is visually eye-catching, easy to make, and people love the design. If you’re a balloon artist, you have to add this to the holiday balloon designs list. Skill level I would rank the elf balloon hat as an intermediate design, … 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

New Grim Reaper Candy Cup for Halloween

Grim Reaper Candy Cup Balloon Instructions

Halloween is that time of year when I, a balloon entertainer, get creative with my ideas. The cute balloon figures are transformed into ghoulish Halloween treats. A trend that has been happening for several years now has been the balloon candy cup treats. My goal is to create a Halloween balloon candy cup party treat. … Read more