Archive for April, 2011

Party Potpourri (Tampa Bay area – Tampa-Clearwater-St. Petersburg – children’s/kids’ birthday party entertainers Tony the Balloon Guy – balloon artist/balloon twister – and Face Painter Phyllis gear up for weekend of pony rides, face painting, balloon twisting and magic)

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Little bit of everything this weekend – balloon art, face painting, pony parties and magic shows, throughout Tampa, New Port Richey, San Antonio and Tavares.

Getting ready to party!

Have a fun day!

www.TonyTheBalloonGuy.com (Please visit for testimonials, more info and photos/pictures)

(352) 796-1125

email: Tony at TonyTheBalloonGuy.com

Surf The Blog for humor, observations, party-and-event services, testimonials and more!

To watch the video, press the play button above, or visit:
It’s a Sparklebration: MyFoxTAMPABAY.com

Consistently named “The Best Balloon Person I’ve Ever Seen,” balloon artist/balloon twister Tony the Balloon Guy (”Tony Balloonguy” on Facebook) and family provide special-occasion balloon delivery/balloon deliveries and also entertainment (party packages that can include balloon twisters/balloon man/balloon animals, face painters/face painting – chiefly Face Painter Phyllis, glitter tattoos, pony parties, princess parties, piano music, an upbeat and entertaining fortune teller, a magic show magician, etc.) for birthday parties; family reunions; family picnics; trade shows; school parties, fairs, carnivals, festivals, assemblies and other events; church parties, picnics, festivals, outreach events and holiday events; grand openings, corporate/company picnics, parties, employee appreciation days and such; holiday parties; kids’ parties/children’s parties; civic association picnics, parties and other events; and more, throughout the Tampa Bay area (Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Seffner, Tarpon Springs, Polk City, Holmes Beach, Feather Sound, Northdale, Bushnell, Lakeland, Brooksville, Leto, Redington Shores, Lake Wales, Westchase, Brandon, Davis Islands, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center, Palmetto, Ybor City, Pinellas Point, Sarasota, Winter Haven, Old Hyde Park Village, Egypt Lake, Bradenton, New Port Richey, Pinellas Park, Plant City, Town N Country, Bloomingdale, Mango, Madiera Beach, Treasure Island, Lutz, Oldsmar, Odessa, Shore Acres, Tavares, Trinity, Thonotosassa,  Bayboro, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Temple Terrace, Belleair Beach, Weeki Wachee, Ridge Manor, Harbor Island, St. Joe, Largo, Seminole, Bartow, Channelside, Riverview, Cheval, Haines City, Gibsonton, San Antonio, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Floral City, Spring Hill, Clearwater Beach, Coquina Key, Homosassa Springs, Carrollwood, St. Petersburg Beach, Dunnellon, Inverness, Citrus Park, Crystal River, Kenneth City, St. Leo, Gulfport) and the state of Florida, including the Central Florida/Orlando/Kissimmee area (Poinciana, Altamonte Springs, Winter Park, Longwood, Wildwood, Leesburg, Groveland, Oviedo, Clermont, Casselberry, The Villages, Maitland, Masaryktown, Darby, Deland, Deltona, EdgeWater, Daytona Beach). Balloon decor/decorations, too (arches, columns, canopies, centerpieces, etc., for weddings, baby showers, grand openings, dances, golden anniversaries and more).


Tony the Balloon Guy’s work has been covered by and photographed for the
St. Petersburg Times, the Tampa Tribune, the Orlando Sentinel, and smaller newspaers like the Gulfport Gabber and The Laker of Pasco County. He has also appeared on Emmy-award-winning Charely Belcher’s “Charely’s World,” a “Good Day Tampa Bay” feature on WTVT-TV Fox 13.

Smash It! (Tony the Balloon Guy and Face Painter Phyllis, a Tampa Bay area – Clearwater-St. Petersburg-Lakeland-Tarpon Springs-Tampa – balloon artist/twister and face painting team, look at the world of piñatas)

Friday, April 29th, 2011

One of my (Tony the Balloon Guy’s) favorite things about working in the celebration industry is that we get to participate in fun with people from all different cultures and backgrounds.

Some things we see are very particular to certain peoples, like the colorful costuming that people from India may wear to parties.

Other things are more universal, including the piñata.

Piñatas have become very commercial and commonplace, and take the shapes of favorite cartoon characters and everything else you can imagine.  Although the piñata was originally bashed in to get the goodies out, they now often come with strings to pull until the candy falls out, perhaps to lessen the atmosphere of violence – or just the chances of a bat flying out of a kid’s hand and hitting a bystander!

A couple weeks ago, Face Painter Phyllis and I were at a Mexican family’s party, and we got to see a REAL piñata (no offense to the piñatas we see at other parties).  This one was in the shape of a girl, and was about as big as the birthday girl herself!  Two men used a rope, from the rooftop to a ladder, to suspend the piñata above the children, and – this is where the fun started – to jerk the piñata out of the way when the children swung the bat at it!

Phyllis and I knew right away that THIS was how it’s supposed to be done.  Not only was the kid supposed to try with all his or her strength to demolish the piñata, but the piñata had a fighting chance, jumping out of the way as well as the two men could maneuver it.  Kind of like a clumsy giant marionette.

Man, the fun and laughs that followed!

Don’t get me wrong – kids love pulling strings out of a store-bought piñata shaped like Sponge Bob until treats drop out – there’s nothing wrong with that.

But I’m glad we had a chance to see the more traditional version!

Have a fun day!

www.TonyTheBalloonGuy.com (Please visit for testimonials, more info and photos/pictures)

(352) 796-1125

email: Tony at TonyTheBalloonGuy.com

Read More from The Blog

Balloon Artist/Balloon Twister Tony the Balloon Guy (”Tony Balloonguy” on Facebook) and family provide special-occasion balloon delivery/balloon deliveries and also entertainment (party packages that can include balloon twisters/balloon man/balloon animals, face painters/face painting – chiefly Face Painter Phyllis, glitter tattoos, pony parties, princess parties, piano music, an upbeat and entertaining fortune teller, a magic show magician, etc.) for birthday parties; family reunions; family picnics; trade shows; school parties, fairs, carnivals, festivals, assemblies and other events; church parties, picnics, festivals, outreach events and holiday events; grand openings, corporate/company picnics, parties, employee appreciation days and such; holiday parties; kids’ parties/children’s parties; civic association picnics, parties and other events; and more, throughout the Tampa Bay area (Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, Holmes Beach, Feather Sound, Northdale, Bushnell, Lakeland, Brooksville, Leto, Redington Shores, Lake Wales, Westchase, Brandon, Davis Islands, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center, Palmetto, Ybor City, Sarasota, Winter Haven, Old Hyde Park Village, Egypt Lake, Bradenton, New Port Richey, Pinellas Park, Plant City, Town N Country, Bloomingdale, Mango, Madiera Beach, Treasure Island, Lutz, Oldsmar, Odessa, Tavares, Trinity, Thonotosassa, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Temple Terrace, Belleair Beach, Ridge Manor, St. Joe, Largo, Seminole, Bartow, Riverview, Cheval, Haines City, Gibsonton, San Antonio, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Floral City, Spring Hill, Clearwater Beach, Homosassa Springs, Carrollwood, St. Petersburg Beach, Dunnellon, Inverness, Citrus Park, Crystal River, Kenneth City, St. Leo, Gulfport) and the state of Florida, including the Orlando/Kissimmee area (Poinciana, Altamonte Springs, Winter Park, Longwood, Oviedo, Casselberry, Maitland, Masaryktown, Darby, Deland, Deltona, EdgeWater, Daytona Beach). Balloon decor/decorations, too (arches, columns, canopies, centerpieces, etc., for weddings, baby showers, grand openings, dances, golden anniversaries and more).


Tony the Balloon Guy’s work has been covered by and photographed for the
St. Petersburg Times, the Tampa Tribune, the Orlando Sentinel, and smaller newspaers like the Gulfport Gabber and The Laker of Pasco County. He has also appeared on Emmy-award-winning Charely Belcher’s “Charely’s World,” a “Good Day Tampa Bay” feature on WTVT-TV Fox 13.

Dutch Treat (Tony the Balloon Guy, a Tampa Bay area – Clearwater-St. Petersburg-Lakeland-Tarpon Springs-Tampa – balloon artist/balloon twister, enjoys performing for an international audience)

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The boy doesn’t really answer when I (Tony the Balloon Guy) ask what awesome balloon animal he’d like me to make for him, so I toss off some suggestions.

Grandfather says, “You have to translate. He’s Dutch – doesn’t speak English.”

“Oh, sorry,” I tell the boy. “Would you like a Dutch monkey, a Dutch dragon, a Dutch penguin, a Dutch alligator…?”

BASOL – balloon animals for speakers of other languages.

Have a fun day!

www.TonyTheBalloonGuy.com (Please visit for testimonials, more info and photos/pictures)

(352) 796-1125

email: Tony at TonyTheBalloonGuy.com

Surf The Blog for humor, observations, party-and-event services, testimonials and more!

To watch the video, press the play button above, or visit:

It’s a Sparklebration: MyFoxTAMPABAY.com

Consistently named “The Best Balloon Person I’ve Ever Seen,” international balloon artist/balloon twister Tony the Balloon Guy (”Tony Balloonguy” on Facebook) and family provide special-occasion balloon delivery/balloon deliveries and also entertainment (party packages that can include balloon twisters/balloon man/balloon animals, face painters/face painting – chiefly Face Painter Phyllis, glitter tattoos, pony parties, princess parties, piano music, an upbeat and entertaining fortune teller, a magic show magician, etc.) for birthday parties; family reunions; family picnics; trade shows; school parties, fairs, carnivals, festivals, assemblies and other events; church parties, picnics, festivals, outreach events and holiday events; grand openings, corporate/company picnics, parties, employee appreciation days and such; holiday parties; kids’ parties/children’s parties; civic association picnics, parties and other events; and more, throughout the Tampa Bay area (Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Seffner, Tarpon Springs, Polk City, Holmes Beach, Feather Sound, Northdale, Bushnell, Lakeland, Brooksville, Leto, Redington Shores, Lake Wales, Westchase, Brandon, Davis Islands, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center, Palmetto, Ybor City, Pinellas Point, Sarasota, Winter Haven, Old Hyde Park Village, Valrico, Egypt Lake, Bradenton, New Port Richey, Pinellas Park, Plant City, Town N Country, Bloomingdale, Mango, Madiera Beach, Treasure Island, Palma Ceia, Lutz, Oldsmar, Odessa, Shore Acres, Tavares, Trinity, Thonotosassa,  Bayboro, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Tierra Verde, Temple Terrace, Belleair Beach, Weeki Wachee, Ridge Manor, Harbor Island, St. Joe, Largo, Seminole, Bartow, Channelside, Riverview, Lecanto, Cheval, Haines City, Gibsonton, San Antonio, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Floral City, Spring Hill, Clearwater Beach, Wimauma, Crystal Springs, Coquina Key, Homosassa Springs, Carrollwood, St. Petersburg Beach, Dunnellon, Inverness, Citrus Park, Crystal River, Kenneth City, St. Leo, Spring Valley, Gulfport) and the state of Florida, including the Central Florida/Orlando/Kissimmee area (Poinciana, Altamonte Springs, Winter Park, Longwood, Wildwood, Leesburg, Mascotte, Oakland, Groveland, Oviedo, Clermont, Casselberry, The Villages, Maitland, Masaryktown, Darby, Winter Garden, Deland, Deltona, EdgeWater, Daytona Beach). Balloon decor/decorations, too (arches, columns, canopies, centerpieces, etc., for weddings, baby showers, grand openings, dances, golden anniversaries and more).

Tony the Balloon Guy’s work has been covered by and photographed for the St. Petersburg Times, the Tampa Tribune, the Orlando Sentinel, and smaller newspapers like the Gulfport Gabber and The Laker of Pasco County, as well as being reported on by the online services of TV stations like Bay News 9 and WTSP-TV Channel 10. Tony the Balloon Guy has also appeared on Emmy-award-winning Charely Belcher’s “Charely’s World,” a “Good Day Tampa Bay” feature on WTVT-TV Fox 13.

At Least Decide What You’re Deciding (Tony the Balloon Guy, a Tampa Bay area – Tampa-Clearwater-St. Petersburg – balloon artist/balloon twister overwhelms kid with possibilities of balloon animals to choose from)

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

The next kid in line for balloons on the golf course at the Black Diamond Ranch Easter event for families isn’t sure what balloon animal he wants, but he says he’s trying to decide between two things.

“One is a shark,” he says.  ”And I don’t know what the other one is yet.”

Hmmm.  How about a shark then?

Have a fun day!

www.TonyTheBalloonGuy.com

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Balloon Artist/Balloon Twister Tony the Balloon Guy (”Tony Balloonguy” on Facebook) and family provide special-occasion balloon delivery/balloon deliveries and also entertainment (balloon twisters, face painters, glitter tattoos, pony parties, princess parties, piano music, an upbeat and entertaining fortune teller, magic show magician, etc.)  for birthday parties; grand openings; trade shows; school parties, fairs, carnivals, festivals, assemblies and other events; church parties, picnics, festivals, outreach events and holiday events; corporate/company picnics, parties, employee appreciation days and such; holiday parties; kids’ parties/children’s parties; civic association picnics, parties and other events; and more, throughout the Tampa Bay area (Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, etc.) and the state of Florida. Balloon decor/decorations, too (arches, columns, canopies, centerpieces, etc.).

I Hope That Was a Compliment! (Tony the Balloon Guy, a Tampa Bay area – Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater-Lutz-Wesley Chapel – balloon artist/balloon twister, hears once again that it’s not just kids who say the darndest things)

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Face Painter Phyllis and I (Tony the Balloon Guy) entertained at Cassis American Brasserie in St. Petersburg (Pinellas County, Florida) for six hours on Sunday during their $29.95 all-you-can-eat Easter buffet.

First, let me say, that place is great – beautiful, great food, everything made on the premises (bread, ice cream, etc.), overlooking the Pier, the park and the marina – and super-friendly people!  Because there are outside tables, too, Face Painter Phyllis worked out there (I was inside most of the time),  and found herself the center of tourist attention many times, as folks gathered around to watch her work. Cool – she got to be part of St. Pete’s waterfront atmosphere for a day.

Being outside, she got to see the Cassis Easter Bunny trade karate poses with another bunny walking towards him from the Pier. Later, still another Easter Bunny drove by slowly, menacingly, in a convertible. Fun!

Anyhoo…

I’m making a big balloon Easter hat for a young lady, and have the occasion to say, “What… you’re SMART, too?  Pretty AND smart??? You get to be BOTH when I’m neither? What’s THAT about???”

She says, “But you’re very TALENTED.”

Oh, OK, thanks… HEY!!!

Have a fun day!

www.TonyTheBalloonGuy.com (Please visit for testimonials, more info and photos/pictures)

(352) 796-1125

email: Tony at TonyTheBalloonGuy.com

Surf The Blog for humor, observations, party-and-event services, testimonials and more!

To watch the video, press the play button above, or visit:

It’s a Sparklebration: MyFoxTAMPABAY.com

Consistently named “The Best Balloon Person I’ve Ever Seen,” international balloon artist/balloon twister Tony the Balloon Guy (”Tony Balloonguy” on Facebook) and family provide special-occasion balloon delivery/balloon deliveries and also entertainment (party packages that can include balloon twisters/balloon man/balloon animals, face painters/face painting – chiefly Face Painter Phyllis, glitter tattoos, pony parties, princess parties, piano music, an upbeat and entertaining fortune teller, a magic show magician, etc.) for birthday parties; family reunions; family picnics; trade shows; school parties, fairs, carnivals, festivals, assemblies and other events; church parties, picnics, festivals, outreach events and holiday events; grand openings, corporate/company picnics, parties, employee appreciation days and such; holiday parties; kids’ parties/children’s parties; civic association picnics, parties and other events; and more, throughout the Tampa Bay area (Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Seffner, Tarpon Springs, Polk City, Holmes Beach, Feather Sound, Northdale, Bushnell, Lakeland, Brooksville, Leto, Redington Shores, Lake Wales, Westchase, Brandon, Davis Islands, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center, Palmetto, Ybor City, Pinellas Point, Sarasota, Winter Haven, Old Hyde Park Village, Valrico, Egypt Lake, Bradenton, New Port Richey, Pinellas Park, Plant City, Town N Country, Bloomingdale, Mango, Madiera Beach, Treasure Island, Palma Ceia, Lutz, Oldsmar, Odessa, Shore Acres, Tavares, Trinity, Thonotosassa,  Bayboro, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Tierra Verde, Temple Terrace, Belleair Beach, Weeki Wachee, Ridge Manor, Harbor Island, St. Joe, Largo, Seminole, Bartow, Channelside, Riverview, Lecanto, Cheval, Haines City, Gibsonton, San Antonio, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Floral City, Spring Hill, Clearwater Beach, Wimauma, Crystal Springs, Coquina Key, Homosassa Springs, Carrollwood, St. Petersburg Beach, Dunnellon, Inverness, Citrus Park, Crystal River, Kenneth City, St. Leo, Spring Valley, Gulfport) and the state of Florida, including the Central Florida/Orlando/Kissimmee area (Poinciana, Altamonte Springs, Winter Park, Longwood, Wildwood, Leesburg, Mascotte, Oakland, Groveland, Oviedo, Clermont, Casselberry, The Villages, Maitland, Masaryktown, Darby, Winter Garden, Deland, Deltona, EdgeWater, Daytona Beach). Balloon decor/decorations, too (arches, columns, canopies, centerpieces, etc., for weddings, baby showers, grand openings, dances, golden anniversaries and more).

Tony the Balloon Guy’s work has been covered by and photographed for the St. Petersburg Times, the Tampa Tribune, the Orlando Sentinel, and smaller newspapers like the Gulfport Gabber and The Laker of Pasco County, as well as being reported on by the online services of TV stations like Bay News 9 and WTSP-TV Channel 10. Tony the Balloon Guy has also appeared on Emmy-award-winning Charely Belcher’s “Charely’s World,” a “Good Day Tampa Bay” feature on WTVT-TV Fox 13.

Things Are Hopping! (Tony the Balloon Guy, a Tampa Bay area – Tampa-Clearwater-St. Petersburg – balloon artist/balloon twister and Face Painter Phyllis face busy Easter weekend)

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

I (Tony the Balloon Guy) already expect to sleep all day Monday.

We have three hours of community-celebration face painting and balloon animals, swords, hats, flowers, hearts, etc., in the Seven Oaks neighborhood of Wesley Chapel this morning and early afternoon. Then a 90-minute birthday party with balloon twisting. Then two more hours of community-party balloons and faces for the Black Diamond Ranch families in Lecanto this evening.

Easter Sunday we’ll be doing balloons and face painting at Cassis American Brasserie near the Pier in St. Petersburg, 12-6pm.  That one’s open to everybody, so maybe we’ll see you!

Have a fun day!

www.TonyTheBalloonGuy.com (Please visit for testimonials, more info and photos/pictures)

(352) 796-1125

email: Tony at TonyTheBalloonGuy.com

Read More from The Blog

Balloon Artist/Balloon Twister Tony the Balloon Guy (”Tony Balloonguy” on Facebook) and family provide special-occasion balloon delivery/balloon deliveries and also entertainment (party packages that can include balloon twisters/balloon man/balloon animals, face painters/face painting – chiefly Face Painter Phyllis, glitter tattoos, pony parties, princess parties, piano music, an upbeat and entertaining fortune teller, a magic show magician, etc.) for birthday parties; family reunions; family picnics; trade shows; school parties, fairs, carnivals, festivals, assemblies and other events; church parties, picnics, festivals, outreach events and holiday events; grand openings, corporate/company picnics, parties, employee appreciation days and such; holiday parties; kids’ parties/children’s parties; civic association picnics, parties and other events; and more, throughout the Tampa Bay area (Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, Holmes Beach, Feather Sound, Northdale, Bushnell, Lakeland, Brooksville, Leto, Redington Shores, Lake Wales, Westchase, Brandon, Davis Islands, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center, Palmetto, Ybor City, Sarasota, Winter Haven, Old Hyde Park Village, Egypt Lake, Bradenton, New Port Richey, Pinellas Park, Plant City, Town N Country, Bloomingdale, Mango, Madiera Beach, Treasure Island, Lutz, Oldsmar, Odessa, Tavares, Trinity, Thonotosassa, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Temple Terrace, Belleair Beach, Ridge Manor, St. Joe, Largo, Seminole, Bartow, Riverview, Cheval, Haines City, Gibsonton, San Antonio, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Floral City, Spring Hill, Clearwater Beach, Homosassa Springs, Carrollwood, St. Petersburg Beach, Dunnellon, Inverness, Citrus Park, Crystal River, Kenneth City, St. Leo, Gulfport) and the state of Florida, including the Orlando/Kissimmee area (Poinciana, Altamonte Springs, Winter Park, Longwood, Oviedo, Casselberry, Maitland, Masaryktown, Darby, Deland, Deltona, EdgeWater, Daytona Beach). Balloon decor/decorations, too (arches, columns, canopies, centerpieces, etc., for weddings, baby showers, grand openings, dances, golden anniversaries and more).


Tony the Balloon Guy’s work has been covered by and photographed for the
St. Petersburg Times, the Tampa Tribune, the Orlando Sentinel, and smaller newspaers like the Gulfport Gabber and The Laker of Pasco County. He has also appeared on Emmy-award-winning Charely Belcher’s “Charely’s World,” a “Good Day Tampa Bay” feature on WTVT-TV Fox 13.

That’s a Lot of Pressure! (Families travel more than a thousand miles to see the best face painter-balloon artist/balloon twister team in the Tampa Bay area – Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater – Tony the Balloon Guy and Face Painter Phyllis)

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

I (Tony the Balloon Guy) have never seen our Thursday-night restaurant (Anthony’s Italian Restaurant, in Trinity, Florida) so busy!

The head of one large family told me, “These kids came all the way from New Jersey to get your balloons!”

And the folks at the next table had come from Connecticut!

Although they SAID they came for the balloons and face painting, I suspect the kids were visiting Florida family while on spring break, and the family members (generally grandparents) brought them to Anthony’s after braggin’ on us some – visiting moms said things like, “We’ve heard so much about your balloons!”

In any case, it sure was a fun night!  Kind of an interstate party!

Have a fun day!

www.TonyTheBalloonGuy.com (Please visit for testimonials, more info and photos/pictures)

(352) 796-1125

email: Tony at TonyTheBalloonGuy.com

Surf The Blog for humor, observations, party-and-event services, testimonials and more!

To watch the video, press the play button above, or visit:

It’s a Sparklebration: MyFoxTAMPABAY.com

Consistently named “The Best Balloon Person I’ve Ever Seen,” international balloon artist/balloon twister Tony the Balloon Guy (”Tony Balloonguy” on Facebook) and family provide special-occasion balloon delivery/balloon deliveries and also entertainment (party packages that can include balloon twisters/balloon man/balloon animals, face painters/face painting – chiefly Face Painter Phyllis, glitter tattoos, pony parties, princess parties, piano music, an upbeat and entertaining fortune teller, a magic show magician, etc.) for birthday parties; family reunions; family picnics; trade shows; school parties, fairs, carnivals, festivals, assemblies and other events; church parties, picnics, festivals, outreach events and holiday events; grand openings, corporate/company picnics, parties, employee appreciation days and such; holiday parties; kids’ parties/children’s parties; civic association picnics, parties and other events; and more, throughout the Tampa Bay area (Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Seffner, Tarpon Springs, Polk City, Holmes Beach, Feather Sound, Northdale, Bushnell, Lakeland, Brooksville, Leto, Redington Shores, Lake Wales, Westchase, Brandon, Davis Islands, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center, Palmetto, Ybor City, Pinellas Point, Sarasota, Winter Haven, Old Hyde Park Village, Valrico, Egypt Lake, Bradenton, New Port Richey, Pinellas Park, Plant City, Town N Country, Bloomingdale, Mango, Madiera Beach, Treasure Island, Palma Ceia, Lutz, Oldsmar, Odessa, Shore Acres, Tavares, Trinity, Thonotosassa,  Bayboro, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Tierra Verde, Temple Terrace, Belleair Beach, Weeki Wachee, Ridge Manor, Harbor Island, St. Joe, Largo, Seminole, Bartow, Channelside, Riverview, Lecanto, Cheval, Haines City, Gibsonton, San Antonio, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Floral City, Spring Hill, Clearwater Beach, Wimauma, Crystal Springs, Coquina Key, Homosassa Springs, Carrollwood, St. Petersburg Beach, Dunnellon, Inverness, Citrus Park, Crystal River, Kenneth City, St. Leo, Spring Valley, Gulfport) and the state of Florida, including the Central Florida/Orlando/Kissimmee area (Poinciana, Altamonte Springs, Winter Park, Longwood, Wildwood, Leesburg, Mascotte, Oakland, Groveland, Oviedo, Clermont, Casselberry, The Villages, Maitland, Masaryktown, Darby, Winter Garden, Deland, Deltona, EdgeWater, Daytona Beach). Balloon decor/decorations, too (arches, columns, canopies, centerpieces, etc., for weddings, baby showers, grand openings, dances, golden anniversaries and more).

Tony the Balloon Guy’s work has been covered by and photographed for the St. Petersburg Times, the Tampa Tribune, the Orlando Sentinel, and smaller newspapers like the Gulfport Gabber and The Laker of Pasco County, as well as being reported on by the online services of TV stations like Bay News 9 and WTSP-TV Channel 10. Tony the Balloon Guy has also appeared on Emmy-award-winning Charely Belcher’s “Charely’s World,” a “Good Day Tampa Bay” feature on WTVT-TV Fox 13.

Don’t Settle For Less (Dade City woman books early after missing out on the best Tampa Bay area – Tampa-Clearwater-St. Petersburg – balloon artist/balloon twister, Tony the Balloon Guy, last year)

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

In today’s e-mail…

“I was wondering if you may be available for a birthday party June 25th in Trilby. I tried to get you last year but unfortunately you were already booked, so I thought I would check with you a little earlier this year.  The person that we had to settle with last year was horrible, the kids were very disappointed.  Figured I would try to get the best this time around.”
-Amanda

Have a fun day!

www.TonyTheBalloonGuy.com (Please visit for testimonials, more info and photos/pictures)

(352) 796-1125

email: Tony at TonyTheBalloonGuy.com

Surf The Blog for humor, observations, party-and-event services, testimonials and more!

To watch the video, press the play button above, or visit:

It’s a Sparklebration: MyFoxTAMPABAY.com

Consistently named “The Best Balloon Person I’ve Ever Seen,” international balloon artist/balloon twister Tony the Balloon Guy (”Tony Balloonguy” on Facebook) and family provide special-occasion balloon delivery/balloon deliveries and also entertainment (party packages that can include balloon twisters/balloon man/balloon animals, face painters/face painting – chiefly Face Painter Phyllis, glitter tattoos, pony parties, princess parties, piano music, an upbeat and entertaining fortune teller, a magic show magician, etc.) for birthday parties; family reunions; family picnics; trade shows; school parties, fairs, carnivals, festivals, assemblies and other events; church parties, picnics, festivals, outreach events and holiday events; grand openings, corporate/company picnics, parties, employee appreciation days and such; holiday parties; kids’ parties/children’s parties; civic association picnics, parties and other events; and more, throughout the Tampa Bay area (Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Seffner, Tarpon Springs, Polk City, Holmes Beach, Feather Sound, Northdale, Bushnell, Lakeland, Brooksville, Leto, Redington Shores, Lake Wales, Westchase, Brandon, Davis Islands, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center, Palmetto, Ybor City, Pinellas Point, Sarasota, Winter Haven, Old Hyde Park Village, Valrico, Egypt Lake, Bradenton, New Port Richey, Pinellas Park, Plant City, Town N Country, Bloomingdale, Mango, Madiera Beach, Treasure Island, Palma Ceia, Lutz, Oldsmar, Odessa, Shore Acres, Tavares, Trinity, Thonotosassa,  Bayboro, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Tierra Verde, Temple Terrace, Belleair Beach, Weeki Wachee, Ridge Manor, Harbor Island, St. Joe, Largo, Seminole, Bartow, Channelside, Riverview, Lecanto, Cheval, Haines City, Gibsonton, San Antonio, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Floral City, Spring Hill, Clearwater Beach, Wimauma, Crystal Springs, Coquina Key, Homosassa Springs, Carrollwood, St. Petersburg Beach, Dunnellon, Inverness, Citrus Park, Crystal River, Kenneth City, St. Leo, Spring Valley, Gulfport) and the state of Florida, including the Central Florida/Orlando/Kissimmee area (Poinciana, Altamonte Springs, Winter Park, Longwood, Wildwood, Leesburg, Mascotte, Oakland, Groveland, Oviedo, Clermont, Casselberry, The Villages, Maitland, Masaryktown, Darby, Winter Garden, Deland, Deltona, EdgeWater, Daytona Beach). Balloon decor/decorations, too (arches, columns, canopies, centerpieces, etc., for weddings, baby showers, grand openings, dances, golden anniversaries and more).

Tony the Balloon Guy’s work has been covered by and photographed for the St. Petersburg Times, the Tampa Tribune, the Orlando Sentinel, and smaller newspapers like the Gulfport Gabber and The Laker of Pasco County, as well as being reported on by the online services of TV stations like Bay News 9 and WTSP-TV Channel 10. Tony the Balloon Guy has also appeared on Emmy-award-winning Charely Belcher’s “Charely’s World,” a “Good Day Tampa Bay” feature on WTVT-TV Fox 13.

Aw, Shucks – You’re Welcome! (Citrus Park Mall restaurant thanks its Tuesday-night balloon artist/balloon twister, Tony the Balloon Guy)

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

My (Tony the Balloon Guy’s) Tuesday night (5:30-7:30pm) restaurant – the Chick-fil-A in Tampa’s Citrus Park Mall – gave me a thank-you card last night.

It was cool: the owner and the employees all wrote little notes and signed it.

Not my birthday.  Not for Easter.  As the marketing lady told me, they just appreciate the job I’ve been doing and all the compliments that they get on my work.

Not a bad way to start the workday!

Have a fun day!

www.TonyTheBalloonGuy.com (Please visit for testimonials, more info and photos/pictures)

(352) 796-1125

email: Tony at TonyTheBalloonGuy.com

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Consistently named “The Best Balloon Person I’ve Ever Seen,” balloon artist/balloon twister Tony the Balloon Guy (”Tony Balloonguy” on Facebook) and family provide special-occasion balloon delivery/balloon deliveries and also entertainment (party packages that can include balloon twisters/balloon man/balloon animals, face painters/face painting – chiefly Face Painter Phyllis, glitter tattoos, pony parties, princess parties, piano music, an upbeat and entertaining fortune teller, a magic show magician, etc.) for birthday parties; family reunions; family picnics; trade shows; school parties, fairs, carnivals, festivals, assemblies and other events; church parties, picnics, festivals, outreach events and holiday events; grand openings, corporate/company picnics, parties, employee appreciation days and such; holiday parties; kids’ parties/children’s parties; civic association picnics, parties and other events; and more, throughout the Tampa Bay area (Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Seffner, Tarpon Springs, Polk City, Holmes Beach, Feather Sound, Northdale, Bushnell, Lakeland, Brooksville, Leto, Redington Shores, Lake Wales, Westchase, Brandon, Davis Islands, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center, Palmetto, Ybor City, Pinellas Point, Sarasota, Winter Haven, Old Hyde Park Village, Egypt Lake, Bradenton, New Port Richey, Pinellas Park, Plant City, Town N Country, Bloomingdale, Mango, Madiera Beach, Treasure Island, Lutz, Oldsmar, Odessa, Shore Acres, Tavares, Trinity, Thonotosassa,  Bayboro, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Temple Terrace, Belleair Beach, Ridge Manor, Harbor Island, St. Joe, Largo, Seminole, Bartow, Channelside, Riverview, Cheval, Haines City, Gibsonton, San Antonio, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Floral City, Spring Hill, Clearwater Beach, Coquina Key, Homosassa Springs, Carrollwood, St. Petersburg Beach, Dunnellon, Inverness, Citrus Park, Crystal River, Kenneth City, St. Leo, Gulfport) and the state of Florida, including the Central Florida/Orlando/Kissimmee area (Poinciana, Altamonte Springs, Winter Park, Longwood, Wildwood, Leesburg, Groveland, Oviedo, Clermont, Casselberry, The Villages, Maitland, Masaryktown, Darby, Deland, Deltona, EdgeWater, Daytona Beach). Balloon decor/decorations, too (arches, columns, canopies, centerpieces, etc., for weddings, baby showers, grand openings, dances, golden anniversaries and more).


Tony the Balloon Guy’s work has been covered by and photographed for the
St. Petersburg Times, the Tampa Tribune, the Orlando Sentinel, and smaller newspaers like the Gulfport Gabber and The Laker of Pasco County. He has also appeared on Emmy-award-winning Charely Belcher’s “Charely’s World,” a “Good Day Tampa Bay” feature on WTVT-TV Fox 13.

Some Kids Have To Know Everything (Tony the Balloon Guy, a Tampa Bay area – Tampa-Clearwater-St. Petersburg – balloon artist/balloon twister, enjoys the funny things kids say while he makes balloon animals and such)

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

“That’s not a real cow,” I (Tony the Balloon Guy) said quietly, pointing at the dancing Chick-fil-A mascot.  ”It’s a horse dressed up as a cow.”

The little boy sounded indignant.  ”I know that!”

Have a fun day!

www.TonyTheBalloonGuy.com (Please visit for testimonials, more info and photos/pictures)

(352) 796-1125

email: Tony at TonyTheBalloonGuy.com

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To watch the video, press the play button above, or visit:

It’s a Sparklebration: MyFoxTAMPABAY.com

Consistently named “The Best Balloon Person I’ve Ever Seen,” international balloon artist/balloon twister Tony the Balloon Guy (”Tony Balloonguy” on Facebook) and family provide special-occasion balloon delivery/balloon deliveries and also entertainment (party packages that can include balloon twisters/balloon man/balloon animals, face painters/face painting – chiefly Face Painter Phyllis, glitter tattoos, pony parties, princess parties, piano music, an upbeat and entertaining fortune teller, a magic show magician, etc.) for birthday parties; family reunions; family picnics; trade shows; school parties, fairs, carnivals, festivals, assemblies and other events; church parties, picnics, festivals, outreach events and holiday events; grand openings, corporate/company picnics, parties, employee appreciation days and such; holiday parties; kids’ parties/children’s parties; civic association picnics, parties and other events; and more, throughout the Tampa Bay area (Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Seffner, Tarpon Springs, Polk City, Holmes Beach, Feather Sound, Northdale, Bushnell, Lakeland, Brooksville, Leto, Redington Shores, Lake Wales, Westchase, Brandon, Davis Islands, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center, Palmetto, Ybor City, Pinellas Point, Sarasota, Winter Haven, Old Hyde Park Village, Valrico, Egypt Lake, Bradenton, New Port Richey, Pinellas Park, Plant City, Town N Country, Bloomingdale, Mango, Madiera Beach, Treasure Island, Palma Ceia, Lutz, Oldsmar, Odessa, Shore Acres, Tavares, Trinity, Thonotosassa,  Bayboro, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Tierra Verde, Temple Terrace, Belleair Beach, Weeki Wachee, Ridge Manor, Harbor Island, St. Joe, Largo, Seminole, Bartow, Channelside, Riverview, Lecanto, Cheval, Haines City, Gibsonton, San Antonio, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Floral City, Spring Hill, Clearwater Beach, Wimauma, Crystal Springs, Coquina Key, Homosassa Springs, Carrollwood, St. Petersburg Beach, Dunnellon, Inverness, Citrus Park, Crystal River, Kenneth City, St. Leo, Spring Valley, Gulfport) and the state of Florida, including the Central Florida/Orlando/Kissimmee area (Poinciana, Altamonte Springs, Winter Park, Longwood, Wildwood, Leesburg, Mascotte, Oakland, Groveland, Oviedo, Clermont, Casselberry, The Villages, Maitland, Masaryktown, Darby, Winter Garden, Deland, Deltona, EdgeWater, Daytona Beach). Balloon decor/decorations, too (arches, columns, canopies, centerpieces, etc., for weddings, baby showers, grand openings, dances, golden anniversaries and more).

Tony the Balloon Guy’s work has been covered by and photographed for the St. Petersburg Times, the Tampa Tribune, the Orlando Sentinel, and smaller newspapers like the Gulfport Gabber and The Laker of Pasco County, as well as being reported on by the online services of TV stations like Bay News 9 and WTSP-TV Channel 10. Tony the Balloon Guy has also appeared on Emmy-award-winning Charely Belcher’s “Charely’s World,” a “Good Day Tampa Bay” feature on WTVT-TV Fox 13.