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

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

Non-Gamer Builds Sonic the Hedgehog out of Twisting Balloons

If the client wants Sonic the Hedgehog, then you have to develop a design for it. I’m not into gaming, and when a client asks for a particular game character I have to do an Internet search on the character.  I’ve seen Sonic the Hedgehog, but never played the game or made the character.  So, … Read more

The Pooh Factor

Winnie the Pooh

Mom, Dad made Pooh Well, if your a balloon artists you know that Winnie the Pooh has a new movie coming out this week and that means the requests will be coming for Pooh characters.  The beloved Pooh is worshiped by many adults and I find it is mostly requested for babies. For years, Pooh … Read more

Super Mario Brothers Games

Bring Mario to a Birthday Party This past month, I had a request from a client to bring a Super Mario Brothers character, Mario to a birthday party.  I typically don’t do this because of logistics of performing several birthday party shows a weekend and worry about it breaking or deflating before it gets to the client. However, this was … Read more

Planning For Kids Birthday Parties

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

When you are planning for your child’s birthday, you need to take out time from your busy schedule routine to plan all the details of your party. There are a lot of things that you must take into consideration when you are arranging for a kids party. You need to make sure that the decorations, … Read more

Tips for Improving upon Theme Parties

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Problems with Theme Parties and Solutions to Make them Better Over the past 25 years, I have been at many 1st birthday theme parties and seen many problems with the planning of the event.  I will explain some of the main problems that occur when having a themed party.  These problems occur both in the … Read more