The world of balloon entertainment, by Dale Obrochta
What’s in Dale’s Balloon Apron
Balloons I Carry:
Black, Gray, Golden Rod, Yellow, Neon Assortment, 350 Assortment
Pink, Rose, Lilac, Violet, Quartz Purple, Pale Blue, Sapphire Blue
WinterGreen, Lime Green (not shown), Emerald Green, 160 Assorted, White, Ruby Red, Mandarin Orange, and Brown.
In the pockets:
Geo’s, Preloaded Clear 5″ rounds with Alien & Simile Face balloons stuffed, 321Q Bee’s
Scissors attached to a lanyard, Blue, Black, and Red Sharpie Markers, 6″ Red, White, & Pink Hearts, 5″ White Rounds
Yellow & Orange Sharpie Markers, Alien 5″ Rounds, Simile 5″ Rounds, White 5″ Rounds
Business Cards, 2 Pockets of Clear 5″ Rounds, and one pocket for ??? (customers business cards, kids drawings, or tips)
Reloading time can vary from a couple of minutes to 3 hours depending on how much restocking needs to be done. I usually can do three restaurants and two one-hour shows before restocking. If I did single balloon animals, this would probably last 5-10 shows easily. But I like using a lot of balloons.
Weight: 1 TON
People are always impressed with the appearance of the balloon apron. They are impressed to see how many balloons I carry (I estimate just over 2,000 balloons). The bag above weighs just about 6 pounds. But when I’m wearing it, the balloons feel lighter.
Where Do You Get This Apron
This apron is designed for professional balloon entertainers. Since this is a cottage industry, balloon aprons, bags, and storage containers are constantly changing, improving, and sadly going out of business. The best advice I can give you is to search online to see what’s available.
The Electric Pump I use is again a Professional tool. It uses a rechargeable battery and will last for about 4 hours, depending on what balloon animals/hats you’re making.
What are the best balloons for your money?
Here’s a review of the balloon manufacturers I did a while back.