Restaurant Performing, Some Tips on Tips!

I have been performing with balloons in restaurants now for just shy of a decade. In my experience, I have learned a few do’s and MANY don’ts in what seems to work best in increasing my tip income. I have found six main categories that seem to influence an audience’s willingness to empty the coin … Read more

Do you deserve a tip?

Balloon hat made by restaurant balloon entetainer, Dale Obrochta

In the underbelly of the balloon entertainer’s world, community stories are told about the unappreciative customer who does not reward an entertainer at a restaurant for bringing joy and delight to the children at their table. The patron accepts the balloon offering and either neglects or does not care to further the Arts by rewarding the … Read more

Do You Have A Question About Restaurant Entertainment?

What is Your Restaurant Entertainment Question? If you have any questions about restaurant entertainment or want to challenge me on the points or strategies within, please let me know, using social media.  Ask me questions through http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dale-Obrochta/62467853995 or tiwwter.com/BalloonAnimals.   If not in a hurry, post a detailed message here. If you think your question only … Read more

Balloon Artists get Free Hugs!

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Working with the public all the time, I’ve found that very few people are actually as grateful as you’d imagine they’d be. It is very rare that someone comes up and actually says thank you. Now, I don’t mean the people who have their mommy’s come up and remind them to say thanks, I am … Read more

Success is 99% Failure. – Soichiro Honda

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

The greatest asset in this business is failure. That’s right! – Failure. I know some of you are thinking that I am insane, but I want you to try and hear me out. First off, what is failure to a balloon artist? Is it when a balloon pops? It is when a design doesn’t look … Read more

It not Child Abuse, its Entertainment

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

It was a busy Wednesday night at Aurelio’s pizza in Griffith Indiana.  I was circulating the dining room entertaining the local families with balloon animals when I came upon a family of four.  The mom was correcting her child for his overzealous behavior of antagonizing his sister.  I walked over to the table to see … Read more

I Cannot Pay my Bills, I am Unemployed or Just Retired so I will Twist Balloon Animals and Make Money as my New Job

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

While twisting balloon animals at a restaurant, a customer will turn to a friend and say, “Hey, Bob, that’s a job for you, twisting balloons animals.” What did I do to give them the impression that my skills were so common that a layperson can just pick up a bag of balloons and twist animals?  … Read more

Sunday Night’s at Crete Aurelio’s

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Magical Balloon-dude Dale will be preforming his comedic balloon twisting at the Crete Aurelio’s on Saturday Nights.  Bring the family out for the famous Aurelio’s pizza and be entertainer by one of Chicaogland’s best balloon entertainers Magical Balloon-dude Dale. Dale will be roaming the restaurant from 6:00-8:00 pm so bring the entire family for good … Read more

Balloon Animals at Orland Park Fox’s Restaurant

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Magical Balloon-dude Dale will be entertaining at Orland Park’s Fox’s Pub and Restaurant on Friday nights from 6:30-8:30 in December. Bring the family out to see this comedic balloon entertainer Magical Balloon-dude Dale, entertain the entire family with his quick witted humor and jaw dropping balloon creations.

Fun in Indiana – Griffith Aurelio’s Pizza

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Come join Magical Balloon-dude Dale every Wednesday night  from 5:30-7:20 pm, at Aurelio’s Pizza in Griffith, Indiana.  Dale will be roaming the restaurant entertaining the kids and adults with his comedic balloon entertainment.  Not only will you see some of the best balloon, but kid’s 10 and under that are accompanied with a adult will … Read more