Oppose the Banning of Mylar Balloons

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

On May 29, 2008 California has taken the first step in eliminating the sale of Mylar balloons. Instead of going after Pacific Gas & Electric to improve its equipment and services, Senator Jack Scott of California is seeking to band the sales of helium filled Mylar balloons. Does the Senator understand that people will buy … Read more

What Does it Look Like?

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

I was making balloon animals at a birthday party and the oldest kid there requested a M16 rifle. I’ve developed a way of getting out of making something that you normally don’t make by asking “What does it look like?” This way I can use some artistic license on the design, but to my surprise … Read more

Who Doesn’t Like a Sumo Wrestler?

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

I was performing at the grand opening / customer appreciation of the National City Bank in Frankfort IL when a family came by and requested a balloon animal. The mom asked her son “What do you want?” he replied “A Sumo Wrestler”. “What? Why do you want that”exclaimed the mother. “Who doesn’t like a Sumo … Read more

How a Balloon Entertainer Can Confuse His Wife

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Step 1 – Become a Balloon Entertainer Step 2 – Work for the Chicago White Sox as a Balloon Entertainer Step 3 – Show her the following picture. Step 4 – She’ll ask “When where you at Wrigley Field” Step 5 – Explain again to her about your day at the customer appreciation day at … Read more

A Minute in the Life of a Balloon Entertainer

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

There are days that I can be entertaining a group of kids and all of a sudden a stench raises beneath my nose that can make a person’s eyes water. The foul smell immediately takes over all the fresh, clean breathing air. I try to make my twisting movements larger to generate a breeze, but … Read more

California Blackout – Presidential Candidates Need to Voice Their Opinion

It is nice to know that anybody who would like to cause a major blackout in California can do so by simply releasing a store bought Metallic (Mylar) balloon into electrical power lines. According to the Los Angeles Times, metallic balloons, which have caused 63 power outages in Burbank since 1993, and can cost businesses … Read more