Don’t Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth


You have been twisting balloons for several hours, you have to pee like a racehorse and you keep getting that one child who keeps coming back asking for more. You wish the child would hold on to their horses, but each time the balloon request is more difficult than the first time. They’re getting it … 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

Be a Parrot, not a Poodle

The Parrot should be the symbol associated with balloon artists, not the Poodle. Think about it, historically a Parrot is intelligent, charismatic, colorful, and can imitate sounds.  I like to think of myself, a balloon artist, as smart, charismatic, colorful, and able to imitate not sounds but balloon designs I have seen. Like a Parrot, … Read more

Experience the Thrill of being Balloon Artist this Holiday Season

Corporate Entertainment – its a blast! I awoke from my sleep suddenly to hear the screeching sound of a fire alarm. Could I really be hearing it right, I thought? It’s 4:00 am, and I need to get on the road in two hours.  I jump out of bed and look around the hotel room.  … Read more

Improving upon My Arsenal of Balloon Animal Designs that are Cute Looking

My goal is simple–to keep improving upon my balloon designs. Which by the way, is a never ending task.  Lately, I have been experimenting with new styles and find tuning some of my older balloon animal designs. I’m taking new designs and applying body, head styles and features to things I normally make at birthday … Read more

Running with the Bulls

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Magical Balloon-dude Dale will be entertaining the Chicago Bulls fans with his comedic balloon twisting on February 12, 2009.  Dale will be roaming the United Center concourse from 4:30-6:00 pm.  The Chicago Bulls sponsor the free balloon entertainment. Subscribe to Dale’s Blog and get notified each time a new idea, tip, or story is posted.

Holiday Fun at Chicago Yacht Club

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

The Chicago Yacht Club will be hosting its annual Christmas party for Yacht Club members on December 6 & 7, 2008.  To entertain the kids Magical Balloon-dude Dale, Holly Nagel, Face Painters, and two character artists will be entertaining kids from 10:30 am -1:30 pm, at the Chicago Yacht Club.  This is a private event … Read more

Holiday Evening of Remembrance

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

The Heart Connection Families of Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers is hosting its invite-only Holiday Evening of Remembrance.  Magical Balloon-dude Dale and Frank Birdsall will be balloon twisting for a gust of the event on December 1, 2008, from 6:15 pm -7:15 pm.   This is an invite-only event held at the … Read more