There is no shortage of balloon artists in the Tampa Bay area.
Unfortunately, many of them are the same.
In fact, there is a bay area company that TRAINS balloon artists to all be the same, then charges restaurants to use these youngsters, while the twisters themselves work just-for-tips.
One of the head trainers for that company left and started his own entertainment company. But although at least he PAYS “his” entertainers, it’s still just more of the same – him sending other people to entertain at parties while he bumps up the price to give himself a commission.
With all this sameness, it’s no wonder I (Tony the Balloon Guy) run into kids who ask for “the birds in the heart” or “the monkey in a tree,” like there are standard balloon sculptures instead of balloon twisters being true artists/entertainers!
I guess that’s why folks always seem so surprised when they see me at a party or event, and exclaim, “I’ve never seen anyone make balloons the way you do – and I’ve seen A LOT of balloon people!”
It doesn’t hurt that I usually have them saying this through laughter, either.
And if you also want a face painter, magic show, pony, fortune teller, or any combination of these, at a birthday party or other event, remember that ours is a FAMILY business, where the members of the family are the professional entertainers, so not only do we NOT charge a commission on each entertainment service, but we apply a DISCOUNT because you booked those services together!
Now THAT’S original!
By the way, more than a thousand families like yours have invited our family business to celebrate birthdays with them. We are also a favorite at school, church, company and corporate events, including fairs, festivals, holiday parties and grand openings. We’ve performed on the world’s largest cruise ship and at events for The Tampa Bay Lightning pro hockey team, Bank of America, and even Disney Parks and Resorts. What can we do for YOU? At special events throughout the Tampa Bay area and Central Florida, we provide:
- silly, interactive balloon entertainment
- fabulous face painting
- sparkly glitter tattoos
- pony rides
- a magic show
- fun fortune telling
Please click on the activities above for information and pictures. Then pick one, or mix and match to create a package and SAVE MONEY!
So how do people get entertainment for parties and special events?
- You can pay an agent, party/event planner, total entertainment company, or other middleman a commission on each entertainer they hire for you. Even if they refer to “our face painters” or “our balloon artists,” they are charging you to hire someone. Sometimes even the person answering the phone is getting a cut, and only being paid if you book the party or event! Of course, in this modern Internet Age, you could hire entertainers yourself and NOT pay commissions. Wouldn’t it be funny if a middleman hired US for you, when you could have booked us yourself without paying a commission? It happens!!!
- You can spend time hiring entertainers yourself. By cutting out the middleman, you save the commissions. But you still pay full price for each entertainer if you’re hiring more than one, such as a balloon artist AND a face painter.
- We can provide your event entertainment, and give you a DISCOUNT for combining entertainers. You save money because WE’RE the professional entertainers. And you can read our testimonials and/or see us in action at one of our weekly open-to-the-public appearances (click here for days, times and locations) to check out the quality of our entertainment!
And please visit www.TonyTheBalloonGuy.com for testimonials, feedback, reviews, more information and photos/pictures.
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.
Will there be a fortune teller at the party?
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; masquerade balls and masquerade 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, Sun City Center, 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).