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!
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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The vast majority of the time that I work an event I have a long line of people willing to wait to receive a balloon. Most of the time (unless Elmo is there) I have the largest group of people, of all ages, surrounding me.
So why is that? Is it really because what I’m making is really that cool? I don’t think so. Don’t get me wrong I make some pretty amazing sculptures and love make new ones off the top of my head, but that isn’t the main reason.
The reason people really wait up to two hours at large events for customized balloons (yep, that has really happened) is because it creates an emotional connection.
For kids it is fun and mysterious. For adults it is a reminder of their childhood imaginations.
Usually the goal is create happy and joyful emotions. Even balloon decor helps bring about those emotional responses of grandeur and elegance.
Last week though I had a goal to bring about a different emotion, fear. I have a friend that is on the very scared of spiders. Now it isn’t to the point of arachnophobia (then it’d be cruel) but she freaks out quite a bit about them.
So another friend had the idea of wearing a giant spider costume for a party. We looked around, but couldn’t find one so instead I told him I would make one. He wasn’t hesitant as first about whether I could actually make it scary, but I convinced him.
I ended up designing and building him a giant black widow costume. It was a lot of fun to make and it turned out great. I loved it and our friend was definitely creeped out about the costume.
I must admit that I was quite proud of myself. It is rare that I get to invoke fear and tears. I guess you’d say it is like the thrill of horror movies. Hmm maybe Stephen King will call me for his next film.
If you’d like invoke some intense emotions for your next event then call (314) 346-2241 today!
I have the great pleasure of performing at a lot of parties in Dallas and other regions. The great part about that is that I’ve learned what makes events great. I’ve learned what really makes them magical, and not it isn’t a magician.
It isn’t the food, or decorations, or even great entertainers (though beautiful balloon decorations and balloon entertainment can really help). It isn’t about having a great theme or a party DJ. Having a great party is really very simple.
The magic of a party is found in having a great host! Yes, you as the organizer and host of the party really does make the event.
The hard part is that at some events the host is so busy preparing and caring for issues that they don’t have time to host the party and greet and talk to their guests.
So the best piece of advice I can give you after being part of thousands of events is relax. Do your prep before the party and then just trust that it was enough and go with the flow. Your guests primarily are there to be with you. Remember that and you’ll host some great parties.
Balloon Artist, Dallas / Fort Worth
P.S. Of course one way to make sure you can relax is having a great team of people around you for the event. That is where I come in. So if you’re looking to have hassle free entertainment and décor give me a call at (314) 346-2241 today!