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

Halloween Ghost that is Easy to Make

Balloon ghost made from a 11 in round balloon

One of my favorite holidays is Halloween. It’s not the gore or the scariness of Halloween that I enjoy – it’s the creativity. That is why my favorite Halloween balloon design is the ghost, as I can use my imagination to change its appearance. I can transform the ghost design into a scary, silly, or … Read more

A Solution on How to Use Up a Bad Bag of Balloons

If it has not happened yet, it is going to. It is just a matter of time.  Balloon after balloon you inflate is defective, and you are now stuck with a bag of bad balloons.  It happens to the best of us. I laugh when I read posts that say you should return a defective bag of … 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

Quick and Impressive Ghost for Halloween

For years, I have been making a Ghost for Halloween and this year I have modified it to be able to make it faster, while still keeping the wow factor in the design. Use one 350 white balloons and inflate it halfway. In the center of the balloon, I make two pinch twists. The pinch … Read more

Quality vs Quantity, A Balloon Entertainers Conflict

Pumpkin-Chicago-Bulls

Ford or Ferrari Entertainer The world changed when Henry Ford created the assembly line. The handcrafted era was ending, and the era of quick, easy to produce, and uniqueness was worked out of the production equation, and everything is standard.   As I entertained at the Chicago Bull’s pre-game on Halloween, an array of quickly produced … Read more

Combining

Have two great balloon designs and combining them to make one really cool balloon animal/figure.  Go for it! Expanding your thinking and combine ideas. Being creative is a great thing to be.  Simple things like putting a driver on a motorcycle or adding a bee to a flower are those extra touches that make the … Read more

Zombies Crave Kids Brains

Kids What Zombies It seems that with the popularity of video games, Zombies are very popular this year.  Kids want brain-eating Zombies instead of cute Halloween pumpkin.  I have the two Zombies that I make during Halloween.  The first Zombie has less twisting and more drawing, while the second has more twisting than drawing. Each … Read more

It’s Hot In Here

The Manager Feels The Heat When you entertain at a pizza parlor you hear kitchen staff complain regularly about the heat in the kitchen.  This past week the manager was feeling the heat so I thought I would give her an explanation on why it was as hot as Hell in the kitchen.

The Devil Shows Its Face

Devil made by balloon artist, Dale Obrochta

The Devil and Halloween All Hallows’ Eve, better known today as Halloween, is associated with trick-or-treating, costumes, pumpkins, haunted houses, and ghoulish creatures of the night, both living and the nonliving. This holiday is a festive, fun time to dress up and eat candy.  Yet, there is another thought that this night is about worshiping … Read more