Restaurant Work: Learning from the Hard Knox

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Working in a restaurant will present you with numerous challenges as a performer. By writing down what happened at your event, you can improve yourself as an entertainer. Though this is true at any event, my experience has shown restaurants to be the most enlightening. Recently I had a restaurant gig where I had a … Read more

Secret Sales Tactic for Restaurants

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

When I go out to pitch restaurants, I expect to walk away with at least one tryout at the very minimum. So, a lot of times I’ll make it my goal to get a tryout before I allow myself to have lunch. Thursday I woke up hungry, skipped breakfast, met up with my associate, and … Read more

10 Tips to Keep a Restaurant Client Happy

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

The following are the basic guidelines I use and teach to those interested in restaurant entertainment. This is just the short list of basic guidelines that act as a preamble before the full chunk of the manual is reviewed. I provide them here as a list of suggestions for others interested in working restaurants as … 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

Comedic Conversation from a Balloon Artists

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

In my world of comedic balloon entertaining, I try to find humor in topics that people don’t normally think about.  I know comedy is very subjective, but with the proper wording, timing and presentation you can take a subject of, a parents love for their child, and put a twist on it so it becomes … Read more

Boogers and Farts Rank High on the Laugh-O-Meter with Kids

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Performing at restaurants allows for comedic interaction with the customers that are only restricted by the audience’s age.  I have learned over the years that humor is objective and what I find funny may not be funny to others. However, body functions and human excretions are high on the laugh-out-loud meter when it comes to … 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