I had a fantastic time at Patriot Academy in Austin, TX. It is a week long mock congress where students learn how the political process works. I also had the privilege of decorating the final night banquet. This was a great honor as Rafael Cruz, father of Texas Senate GOP candidate Ted Cruz, was presented with the Torch of Freedom award. Several Wounded Warriors were also honored as they helped pass the torch to the next generation. Among the veterans was a 92 year old who served in World War II. Thank God for men willing to put their life on the line for freedom.
Last week was the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. I was very happy to join the Christian Boys and Men Titanic Society for a weekend remembering those that gave their live for “women and children first.”
Of course I had to leave my mark on the event so I created a giant balloon Titanic costume.
I hadn’t really planned on creating the Titanic so I settled to create the bow of the ship (which would have filled with water and tipped downward but you get the drift).
It was a lot of fun to create and many of the kids came up and helped blow up balloons including some of the Duggar boys from the series “19 Kids and Counting.” What a great and sweet family they are.
I was just watching the latest Up All Night and they had a balloon guy at their Mommy and Me type group. it was a good reminder of how much I love working at these mom groups. So if you know a mother’s group out there that needs a balloon guy please send them my way!
With the Iowa Caucus tomorrow I thought I’d share a photo from the election four years ago. Below is a photo of John McCain and a couple of staunch looking Secret Service guys with a balloon I made in McCain’s likeness. This is probably my most famous balloon sculpture because the Associated Press (AP) and TMZ picked and aired it a few times. TMZ’s caption was “Full of Hot Air:
Looks like he’s finally found a qualified running mate.”
Whoever you’re supporting this election cycle remember to get out and vote! And just as important remember to have great balloon decorations, balloon entertainment, and maybe even a balloon drop at your celebrations!
This was a really fun pirate themed birthday party I did this year. For the birthday boy I made a pirate mask, sword, and pirate ship. Not only did the birthday boy love it, but all the other guests got a big kick out of it as well.
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I don’t remember who made this fantasy flower balloon Christmas tree, but I took this photo at the FLOAT Balloon Decorator Convention in Cincinnati, OH. It is exquisite and will last much longer than an ordinary balloon sculpture. Perfect for a table centerpiece.