Archive for July, 2011

Reading ‘Round the Clock (Tony the Balloon Guy, a Tampa Bay and Central Florida area – Land O Lakes-Sarasota-Palm Harbor-Orlando – balloon artist/balloon twister, helps young readers celebrate 24 hours of hitting the books in Safety Harbor, Florida)

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Yesterday, I (Tony the Balloon Guy) performed a summer library program, a balloon storytelling stage show with lots of audience participation and comedy, for a group of kids and their grown-ups at the Safety Harbor Public Library in Pinellas County, Florida.

It was the big summer-is-ending party for the library, and all the kids had read books for at least 24 hours to be there.

Toward the beginning of the show, I congratulated them on this achievement, and asked them how they had managed to keep their eyes open that long. But it turned out it was 24 hours over the summer, not 24 hours in a row.

Silly balloon guy!

Have a fun day!

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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, 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.

Kids Eat Free Tuesday nights at Chick-fil-A in Citrus Park Mall, Tampa Florida – plus Tampa-Westchase-Oldsmar balloon artist/balloon twister Tony the Balloon Guy

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

chick-fil-a family night

Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm, I (Tony the Balloon Guy) appear at the Citrus Park Mall Chick-fil-A.

Plus, when you buy a not-a-kid’s meal, you get a kid’s meal free.

And there’s usually a dancing cow!

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,” 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.

Tortoise Beats Hare, Read All About It! (Tony the Balloon Guy, a Tampa Bay area – The Villages-Land O Lakes-Bartow-Dunnelloon – balloon artist/balloon twister, gets great feedback and a photo for his summer library stage show)

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Thursday I brought my “One World Many Stories” summer library program of balloon entertainment and storytelling to the Dunnellon Public Library, a branch of the Marion County Public Library System.

It was about an hour up Highway 41 from the Brooksville area, but through the prettiest horse country and cool little “Old Florida” towns.

The kids had a great time – I know because so many came up afterward to tell me in person and shake my hand!

The branch librarian also made time to tell me the show was great.

“It was a little louder than most of our presentations,” she added.

I apologized – I DO get a little loud.

“No, no,” she said, “I mean the CHILDREN were louder!”

SHE was apologizing to ME!

No need – they were loud ’cause I riled ‘em up!

I did calm them down at the end of course. We all took a deep breath, and I said, “Remember, it’s fine to be crazy with the balloon guy, but these moms and dads and grandparents and librarians… I don’t think they can TAKE it!”

:-)

Friday in the mail I got a copy of a small-town newspaper that another librarian had mailed me because it had the following photo in it.

library show at st pete beach library

I love this photo because it really captures how much fun both the tortoise and the hare were having in the show. Cute little faces!

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, 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. Click the Play button below.

It’s a Sparklebration: MyFoxTAMPABAY.com

One World, Many Stories – Let’s READ Some of Them! (Tony the Balloon Guy, a Tampa Bay area – Treasure Island-Davis Islands-Madeira Beach-St. Petersburg – balloon artist/balloon twister, still rolling along with balloon shows at summer library programs)

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

The last two Fridays (before today) have meant big crowds for my (Tony the Balloon Guy’s)  ”One World Many Stories” library program, a storytelling balloon stage show.

Both were at Pinellas County, Floriday, libraries I did shows at last year, the Dunedin Public Library and the Largo Public library.

A couple other people in the business came out to see me in Largo, and provided some feedback, which was cool. One of them has been doing this sort of thing much longer than I have, so I’m glad she was impressed with my show. I actually went and took notes at one of her shows a while back, so it was funny and flattering that she told me she took notes at mine Friday!

Another fun thing about the Largo show was that there were students for a school for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, so there were sign language interpreters translating what I said. Cool! I couldn’t really watch them, though, so I still don’t know the sign for “POP!”

A fun side note:

When I was putting the final touches on the show, I got a bunch of books (from the library, of course) of folktales from around the world, to see if  I could incorporate any more stories into the program. I told the junior partners in our family business, who are twelve years old, that they were welcome to look at those books, too, but they had no interest.

Then after they went to my first “One World Many Stories” at the St. Pete Beach Public Library, I noticed them picking up those books. I think one of the boys read ALL of them.

If MY kids are reading stories from around the world because of my goofy show, maybe OTHER kids are, too!

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,” 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.

Kids Eat Free Tuesday nights at Chick-fil-A in Citrus Park Mall, Tampa Florida – plus Tampa-Westchase-Oldsmar balloon artist/balloon twister Tony the Balloon Guy

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

chick-fil-a family night

Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm, I (Tony the Balloon Guy) appear at the Citrus Park Mall Chick-fil-A.

Plus, when you buy a not-a-kid’s meal, you get a kid’s meal free.

And there’s usually a dancing cow!

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, Shore Acres, 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, 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.

Welcome Home, Honey – How Was Your Day? (Face Painter Phyllis, a Tampa Bay area – Lakeland-Brooksville-Clearwater-Wesley Chapel – face painter/face painting professional, brings home the Sunday bacon)

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Summer in Florida is different for family variety entertainers than summer up north.

Up north, the weather gets NICE in the summer, and they have fairs and festivals and parties and family reunions and all kinds of fun, outdoorsy things that we have in the spring.

In Florida, the weather gets so HOT in the summer, and people go away, so the birthday party business drops off.

Fortunately, the library-show and summer-camp and company-picnic business picks up the slack, and things like church events and grand openings stay pretty steady.

This weekend, Face Painter Phyllis and I (Tony the Balloon Guy) did a big birthday party together on Saturday at a Bushnell park, with a pony, balloons and face painting, and then we did a Racetrac grand opening. But then Sunday I had the day off. Whee!

Face Painter Phyllis was still out doing her thing, but the balloon guy was home with the kids.

Cleaning the house.

So not THAT fun.

But it was weird, because usually we are both at work on the weekend, either together or at different events, and if we’re not, it’s because SHE is home. So this was a nice change of pace.

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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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.

Good-Bye, Farewell, Harry Potter (Tony the Balloon Guy, a Tampa Bay area – Clermont-Homosassa-Zephyrhills-St. Petersburg – balloon artist/balloon twister for special event and birthday party entertainment, and family say adios to an old friend)

Monday, July 18th, 2011

There are no more Harry Potter movies to watch.

Daughter says, “The rest of my life will be so boring!”

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:
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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, 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.

My Face Rings a Bell – Or At Least Blows Up a Balloon (Tony the Balloon Guy, a Tampa Bay area – Spring Hill-Hudson-Gibsonton-St. Petersburg – balloon artist/balloon twister, is recognized everywhere)

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

I (Tony the Balloon Guy) am sitting on a bench at Rainbow Rollerland in Brooksville, Florida, watching the three junior partners in our family business roller skate.

One of the grown-ups on the bench with me says, “Excuse me, but are you Tony the Balloon Guy?”

“Yes,” I say.

“I thought so, but I wasn’t sure… you know, without all the balloons.”

“Yes, I’m out of context.”

As I am thinking about how this reminds me of the day before, when a mom told her son, “Look, it’s the balloon man” at the feed store where I was buying horse feed, a little boy who I don’t know skates by and loses his balance.  He grabs my knee and steadies himself.

“Thanks, Tony,” he says.

Balloon guy fame. It’s weird.

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, services, testimonials and more!

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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.

“What I Did This Weekend” (Tony the Balloon Guy – a Tampa Bay area – Brandon-Tarpon Springs-Lakeland-St. Petersburg – balloon artist/balloon twister, gets the lowdown on some Central Florida competition)

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

The mom told the little girl, “Tell Mr. Tony where you went this weekend.”

The little girl said, “We went to Orlando, and there was a balloon man there, too.”

“Cool,” I (Tony the Balloon Guy) said. “What did he make you?”

“A butterfly. But it wasn’t as good as yours – it didn’t even have antennas.”

“Awww, you’re sweet,” I said. “What did you go to Orlando for?”

“To see the Ripley’s museum.”

“Wow,” I said. “I’ve never been there. Believe it… OR NOT!

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, 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. Click the Play button below.

It’s a Sparklebration: MyFoxTAMPABAY.com

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (Tony the Balloon Guy, a Tampa Bay area – Bartow-Brandon-Homosassa-St. Petersburg – balloon artist/balloon twister, and family are looking forward to the big premiere)

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Face Painter Phyllis and I (Tony the Balloon Guy) are taking the three junior members of our family business (seen below) to see the last Harry Potter movie tonight.

We’ll be in Wesley Chapel, Florida, at the Grove 16 theater, off the State Road 54 exit of -I75, north of Tampa. We had a great time there last year (they had fun activities for the kids), so back we go.

Only this time we bought our tickets on SUNDAY – last year many theaters were sold out by Thursday!

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, Shore Acres, 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, 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.