Parent Pays $300 For Babysitter

Kids are running amuck, a boy is standing on the couch swinging a hockey stick, and a girl is running around showing off her pink ruffle to anybody who will pay attention to her. I think to myself, “I am a babysitter this afternoon”. The event started by me being greeted at the door with … Read more

Working with 646 Balloons

  A six inch diameter balloon is a big balloon. They are three times larger than the normal twisting balloon, takes a lot of air to inflate, and when they pop, look out. This month I was contracted to make several animals for a Safari themed event. I decided ; to use 646 balloons for … Read more

Generating Leads Through Pinterest

You may wonder how anybody could generate leads from Pinterest. Wikipedia has defined Pinterest as “a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies”. Now that I explained what it is, let me explain how you can take advantage of Pinterest. There is a group … Read more

Using Your Smartphone to Take Pictures in a Resturant

Smartphone picture quality is making it easier for me to capture balloon creations that I make while entertaining at a restaurant. Just a couple of years ago, images were dark, grainy, and unsalable for marketing. Nowadays, I use my Smartphone to record my YouTube videos blog. Yet, it does not matter how good the camera … Read more

Quick Air Filled Stair Railing Decoration

It is 10:00 a.m. and the party starts at 2:00 pm. I spent most of the morning cleaning and getting ready for my son’s family birthday party. The house is clean and it is time to start inflating balloons and decorating. Decor is never easy for me, unless I sit down and plan all the details. … Read more

Fun Balloons at Family Birthday Parties

I am at birthday parties each week, and like a server who spends all day catering to people’s requests is not going to a friends party and start catering to their guest.  Yet, I have cousins with little ones and periodically their party fits into my schedule and I find myself at a family birthday … Read more

Birthday Parties Over, But The Cake Isn’t

How long can it last? While entertaining at a local business expo I was approached by a Mom who told me that I made her daughter a balloon cake prior to Christmas 2011. Her daughter refuses to toss it out and still has it on her dresser.  The mom kindly emailed me the photo so … Read more

Planning A Birthday Party

Getting sucked into the planning Just days before by son’s 5th birthday party for the family, I  was in the car going to lunch and my son Carter asked if he could play games at his birthday party? My wife asked, “What type of games”? Carter, “Stick the tail on the animal.” “You mean, pin … Read more

Don’t Be a Crab

What am I going to do today? The best part of my job is that I get to choose what I want to do. I can work efficiently, swiftly, and pick the jobs I want to do.  Other days, I can take on the world, tackling completed jobs that require planning, work, and perseverance.  Doesn’t … Read more