We keep getting asked: “What happens if it snows?”
Connecticut is a pretty crazy place to throw parties during the winter! For everyone’s safety, we ALWAYS encourage you reschedule your party if its going to be snowing or icing within a few hours before your party or during your party. We have heard of a few fender-benders (thankfully nothing worse) by guests trying to get to birthdays!
Our actual policy, however, is this:
If you outright cancel your party for any reason including snow, you forfeit your deposit
If you reschedule your party for any reason outside of your control including snow, we will move your deposit
If we cancel for weather, we refund your money and give you 50% off your next party. This has only happened to us once!
My favorite comment from new twisters is always: “When I do that the balloons pop all the time.” I always laugh and ask what brand balloons they have used. 99% of the time their answer is “I don’t know, from the toy store.” or “From the discount market.” The only advice I can give them is to buy Qualatex balloons and try again. They sell them in our local party store. My favorite say is “Even if you are the greatest balloon artist in the world, with bad balloons you can’t do anything because they will pop.”
Since we don’t have Walmart in the Netherlands I don’t have any experience with their balloons but my favorite YouTube balloon twister Holly Hopper ‘The Twister Sister’ has made a YouTube video where in she tests Walmart Balloons. Funny and interesting video!
Only balloon muggles make this mistake? Well…
When I was in Mexico a few years ago I wanted to have a chat with the clown in our resort. I wondered why he had twisting balloons pumped up and handed them out without even making a sausage dog out of it. He didn’t understand English and my Spanish is not that good so I showed him wat I ment. I took a balloon to make a simple dog out of it. Hmmm, these don’t feel like Qualatex balloons but okay… Then I tried to make some twists – you’ll probably already get it – the balloon popped when I hadn’t even finished the front legs.
I thought that only non balloon twisting people buy bad balloons but this story proofs that even professional people sometimes work with lousy balloons. I still don’t know or I had to feel sorry for him or that he just was not that professional as he looked like…
My advice, buy professional, good quality balloons if you want to be taken serious as a balloon artist.
I often get asked, “can you come up with an _____ design for our themed party?” The short answer is yes: because you get what you pay for!
I’ve been twisting balloons for five years, going to balloon twisting conventions (yes, they’re real!), and practicing all along the way. Whether it’s Skylander, Spongebob, Disney, or anything else, I can make it work!
My fascination with balloon twisting came with my first child’s kindergarden Parents Group. After volunteering to help with a fundraiser, I couldn’t find a free balloon twister anywhere. Well, I soon learned why! After a few hours work I could twist a dog, a sword, a flower, and that was about it!
But I had a blast!!!!!!!!!
Balloon twisting is a passion, a hobby, and a part-time job. I’d love to come up with some special designs for your next party!
(Just let me know in advanced. Because if I don’t know the show or character, I’m happy to learn it!)
We probably all know Jeff Koons $58.4 million yellow balloon dog sculpture and now it’s your chance to get one for 1/1,168,000th the price. Okay… it’s not a sculpture but a handbag. Koons is following the footsteps of Isabel Marant and Karl Lagerfeld by designing for the Swedish fashion giant H&M.
The bag will be for sale at H&M from the end of this week. Who else is going to be in line? 😀
Here’s our awesome review from Sheri! We entertained with face painting and balloon twisting at her son’s CARS-themed 5th Birthday in Fairfield!
Hi Dave! Just wanted to thank you and your face painter for coming to Bryan’s birthday! It’s been a few days and Lighting McQueen is still sitting on his dresser! He loves it, and I can’t believe how much detail you could put in a car balloon!
We’ll be calling you soon for Sophie’s birthday this fall!!!!!!
Dave has done over 200 birthday parties in the years he’s been balloon twisting! Take a few cues from our professional balloon bender and check out what the most-organized parties in CT do at their birthdays:
Add balloons to your mail box.
If no one can find your party, they’re going to be blowing up your phone. Don’t get pulled out of your party: you don’t even need helium! Just some left over balloons and string 🙂
Consider your theme.
If you haven’t already told us your theme, make sure to let Dave know! We can do MineCraft, My Little Pony, Frozen, or anything else your kids love! (And if we don’t know it, we’ll learn it!)
For face painting, consider buying mirrors.
Hit the dollar store: a handful of hand-held mirrors will have the kids bursting with joy!
Offer your artist a drink!
You’ll notice Dave and the face painter do a lot of talking to little guests. We generally have water bottles, but just in case, it’s really helpful to keep us up and entertaining!
For balloon twisting, consider getting some boxes.
We love twisting balloon designs the kids can wear, but inevitably every balloon sculpture will be left somewhere. And lawns are the #1 killer of balloons! A few boxes outside for kids to drop their balloons while they’re eating cake or jumping in the pool will go along way. Nothing fancy! Cardboard or laundry bins work great.
For both face painters and balloon twisters, a small set up area.
Our artists can all bring folding tables and chairs if requested, but we usually ask our clients provide them to help keep our costs (and prices) down. Just a small folding table or even part of a picnic table is fine, and two chairs: one for the artist, and one for the child!
Looking for a little extra POW in your next party or entertainment event? MEET POP ART! Providing awesome balloon twisting and face painting in CT and Southern MA, Pop Art is entertainment for all ages.