Ready to take to the streets and do some serious balloon twisting! My cart works like a menu; customers can order something that they see and like. Or they can switch it up and ask for a purple octopus instead of one in blue and white. Seeing a princess bracelet encourages them to ask if the ladybug on the flower can be made into a bracelet. Working with the client is one of the great parts about balloon entertainment.
As much as I love working at street fairs, I’ve done quite a few parties lately. Along with all my balloons and paraphernalia I’ve been taking some of my magic tricks to add to the entertainment.
The most recent party that I performed at was a third anniversary celebration. The Salvation Army in Des Plaines has a program called Breakfast with Baby which provides diapers to a woman who is at least seven months pregnant or has a baby under one year of age. I helped out a couple of years ago at a kiddie carnival which was part of the annual yard sale. The director invited me back. Gotta tell you that there were LOTS of kids who kept me very busy.