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Puttin’ On the Ritz (Tony the Balloon Guy, a central Florida and Tampa Bay area – Brandon-Kissimmee-Clermont-Orlando – balloon artist/balloon twister, gives a restaurant dad a fancy dress balloon look)

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Thursday night at Anthony’s Italian Restaurant in Trinity (Pasco County, Florida), I (Tony the Balloon Guy) used balloons to turn this dad into Mr. Peanut.

Never made a balloon monocle before!

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.

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

Princess Parties for Tampa Bay Area Birthday Parties – Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, Brooksville, Spring Hill, Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey, Hudson, Dade City, Zephyrhills, etc.

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

We provide a princess for little girls’ birthday parties.

Princess parties are so magical, because little girls love princesses so much. The looks on their faces when a princess enters the room is priceless, as are hugs the princess will share with them, and the photos you will capture.

Our princess helps the little ones do crafts like decorating crowns.

crafts

And she teaches them a dance. (Or they just jump around a little if they’re really small!)

The princess also plays games with the girls, and maybe reads them a story.

We can also provide balloon decor that makes for even better pictures of the party.

Our princess can be a general princess, or the Disney (or other) princess of your choice.

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

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.

Harry, Ron and Hermione (Tony the Balloon Guy, a Tampa Bay area – St. Petersburg-Lakeland-Brandon-Lutz-Tampa – balloon artist/balloon twister for special event and birthday party entertainment, looks over family photos of a night spent with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”)

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

I (Tony the Balloon Guy) can’t believe it’s been almost a year since we took our kids to the midnight premiere of Part One of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” at the Cobb Theatres Grove 16 in Wesley Chapel (Pasco County, Florida).

Don’t they look awesome?

I’m kinda sad that we’ll only get to do that one more time!

Yes, since we’re an entertainment family business (balloons, face painting, pony rides, magic, juggling, fortune telling, piano music, etc.), the junior partners do appear as these characters at birthday parties and other events. Everybody loves a Harry Potter party!

Now all we need is a You-Know-Who like this guy they battled that night:

3 vs voldemort

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.

The Big Oh-One! (Tony the Balloon Guy, a Tampa Bay area – Clearwater-Brandon-Bushnell-St. Petersburg-Tampa – balloon artist/balloon twister, entertains and decorates for expecting mom news, baby shower, first birthday…)

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

A while back, I (Tony the Balloon Guy) was making balloon animals and such at the Denny’s restaurant in Ridge Manor (Hernando County, Florida), when a couple ladies came in, all excited.

They had just learned that one was about to become a mother, and the other a grandmother.

So I made them a stork out of balloons, like this one…

They were so happy with the stork that they hired me and the missus, Phyllis (the brains behind the decor arm of our family business, and also Vice President in Charge of Face Painting and Pony Parties) to decorate a hall for the baby shower. We made a big balloon arch over one of the tables, made some very large rattles and pacifiers out of balloons, and scattered balloon teddy bears on the tables throughout the room.

Well, new grandma called today to say again that, a year later, they are still so pleased with the job that we did at the baby shower that they’d like us to decorate for the baby’s first birthday party!

Yay!

We haven’t even MET this kid yet, and already I feel like we’re part of the family. We may be decorating a high school graduation party one day!

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

Our Pony Parties On! (Tony the Balloon Guy, balloon artist/balloon twister, also offers Tampa Bay area – St. Petersburg-Clearwater-Lakeland-Tarpon Springs-Tampa – pony parties, a pony party for a birthday party, a daycare/preschool, and other special events)

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Nothing says “children’s birthday party” like a pony! (Not even balloon animals… and I’m Tony the Balloon Guy saying that!)

We meet people in their 70s and 80s who still have pictures of themselves as children on ponies. It’s the all-American kid thing! Whether your kid is a cowboy, a cowgirl, a princess, or just a kid, make sure you have  a pony picture before he or she gets too big.

And the best place to get a pony picture is at a pony party!

Our pony, Gator, loves to party. He has been in the pony party business even longer than we have (and we’ve been doing parties and events full-time since 2004!).

He’s been to more birthday parties and preschools and daycare centers than he can count. I think.

Gator is great with children, and they love him. He can carry kids up to 85-90 lbs, and is very gentle and sweet.

Our pony wranglers, either Cowgirl Phyllis or Cowgirl Amanda (sometimes yours truly, Tony the Balloon Guy, playing cowboy-for-a-day), plus one helper, are also great with kids, showing them how to get on and off the pony, helping them pet him and, if you feel like sharing, how to feed him grapes, strawberries, little carrots, apple slices, etc.

He might even have a refreshing gulp of Gatorade!

Or maybe just a cup of water.

We also offer face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon art, magic shows and other activities. We have discounted package pricing when you book more than one activity at the same time. The birthday party page of our website has more information.

And please contact us with any questions you may have!

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.

Balloon Artist/Twister, Entertainment, Animals, Parties; Look: Photos, Video (Tony the Balloon Guy, a Tampa Bay area – St. Petersburg-Clearwater-Lakeland-Tarpons Springs-Tampa) balloon artist/balloon twister for special event and birthday party entertainment, shares some balloon pictures of his work)

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

More than a thousand families like yours have invited our family business to celebrate birthday parties for children and adults with them. We also entertain and decorate for grand openings, church festivals, school functions, company picnic, corporate events… wherever someone needs something fun and festive.

We provide:

My job? Sometimes I (Tony the balloon Guy) walk a pony. Sometimes I am an uplifting and startlingly accurate fortune teller. Sometimes I even juggle, or play the piano.

But mostly I make hats, flowers, swords, hearts, animals, people, vehicles, etc., out of balloons (scroll down for lots of pictures), with lots of jokes and antics along the way.

Yes, I talk to the animals!

Unlike with agents, party/event planners, total entertainment companies, and other middlemen, who charge a commission on each entertainer they book (sad, ’cause anybody can book entertainers directly, commission-free, in this modern Internet Age), when you book more than one of OUR services, we offer a package-price DISCOUNT, so the total is less than the sum of the individual entertainments. You save money because WE are the entertainers!

Here are some examples of my balloon work:

hello kitty balloon

balloon princess hats

Mom posed with the mermaid, because, she said, daughter would have run off before the picture could be snapped!

partyhat2

self portrait balloon caricature

Have a fun day!

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And please visit www.TonyTheBalloonGuy.com 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!

All Signs Point To FUN! All Signs Point To FUN!

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, 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). 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.

Have You Met Face Painter Phyllis? (Tony the Balloon Guy, a Tampa Bay area – Clearwater-St. Petersburg-Tarpon Springs-Lakeland-Tampa-Wesley Chapel – balloon artist/balloon twister for special event and birthday party entertainment, introduces his partner, loved by children for her manner and professional-quality face painting and glitter tattoos – and sometimes for her pony/ponies)

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Please allow me (Tony the Balloon Guy) to introduce my partner, Face Painter Phyllis.

I  have been working professionally with Phyllis since 2004, though we have been personally together even longer! Yes, she’s a very patient person.

We started out in this celebration industry by doing pony rides at parties and events, either one or two hand-led, or a carousel of four or six.

Then we added the balloons, then the face painting and magic shows… (By the way, we offer discount pricing for party packages.)

It’s been an organic process, and though it hasn’t always been easy, especially in the beginning, it’s a great life!

Face Painter Phyllis teases me that she would not be in this business if not for me, but I have to point out that I would not be in this business if not for her. It is the combination of my entertaining silliness and her good business sense (she has previously owned a travel company and a cleaning company, and been corporate management as well), plus some skills, and genuine interest in people and what makes them happy, on both our parts, that has led to our success.

Face Painter Phyllis was born in Germany to US military parents, so I say she’s one of those foreigners come to take jobs away from American face painters and pony wranglers. She points to the US Constitution to refute this, but I dunno…

Phyllis studied psychology at the University of South Florida (USF), where I earned my mass communications (magazine journalism) degree, but it hasn’t helped her with me yet.

Phyllis loves to sail and SCUBA dive. And her real passion has always been horses, especially Arabians, which she used to race over long distances (endurance racing).

She is also very good with children, and introducing horses and children to each other, so a pony party with “Cowgirl Phyllis” is always a big hit.

If Phyllis is painting faces at a party, and the pony is there, too, our friend Amanda and one of the junior partners of our family business handle the pony walking. Amanda is also excellent with children, and calls the pony her buddy!

For pool parties, beach parties and spray park parties, where water will wash away face paint, Phyllis offers glitter tattoos.

These are brilliant, sparkly pictures of fairies, super hero symbols, spiders, ponies, pirate emblems, etc., put on hands, arms, ankles – not faces! – with stencils and a surgical-quality adhesive, so they don’t come off when the water hits!

Phyllis has painted faces for The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Yankees, as well as other “big name” clients like Bank of America, Wal-Mart, Kelloggs Cereals, RaceTrac and Target, plus hundreds of events at homes, schools, churches, company picnics, etc.

She is also the brains behind the balloon decor arm of our business, in which we make huge arches, tunnels, canopies, columns, etc., out of balloons, and also smaller pieces, like centerpieces, for weddings, showers, grand openings, and so on. This page has information and pictures about our decor work.

So now you know Face Painter Phyllis a little better. And we invite you to meet her in person at one of the three weekly appearances she performs at – TonyTheBalloonGuy.com has days and times. And, of course, feel free to book her for a party or other event, either on her own, or with balloon entertainment, a pony, a magic show, etc.

I’ll leave you with a few pictures of my true love’s work:

Face Painter Phyllis builds a balloon tunnel

Butterfly Face

bucs and leopard

butterfly and heart

crown and spider-man

crown and squiggles

ladybug

mustache

pony and eye makeup

rainbow spider-man

reindeer

tiger

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, 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.

Happy Birthday, Giant Little Girl! (Tony the Balloon Guy, a Tampa Bay area – Clearwater-St. Petersburg-Lakeland-Tarpon Springs-Tampa – balloon artist/balloon twister, enjoys decorating big kids’ heads)

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Most Thursday nights at Anthony’s Italian Restaurant in Trinity, Florida, I (Tony the Balloon Guy) would see a teenage girl sitting with her father.

They were usually talking, so I didn’t interrupt them to offer the girl a balloon. Or the dad, for that matter.

Until one day I did.

And the girl DID want a balloon. And she has wanted many since. (And yes, Dad has gotten one or two as well.)

And I’ve gotten to know them a little.  Enough to know that Daughter is very smart and funny. And that Dad is from Wisconsin, like I am. And that Daughter lives with her mom. And that Thursday night is Dad’s and Daughter’s night to have dinner together and catch up on everything.

And that this particular Thursday night is Daughter’s birthday, so she needs a big, fancy hat made of balloons!

Happy birthday, Sweet Sixteen! See you another 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

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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.

Return to Sparklebration (Tony the Balloon Guy, a Tampa Bay area – Clearwater-Lakeland-St. Petersburg-Tampa – balloon artist/balloon twister for special event and birthday party entertainment, returns to Dade City Fourth of July/Independence Day fireworks celebration in Pasco County, Florida)

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Pasco County Sparklebration July 4th Celebration

Monday – July 4th
Gates Open 4:00 P.M.
Pasco County Fairgrounds-36722 S.R. 52-Dade City

Admission is $5.00 – Parking is $5.00
Kids-Free (ages 12 & under)
Lawn Chairs & Blankets Welcome

NO Alcohol, coolers, pets or personal fireworks

Tony the Balloon Guy to entertain at Sparklebration 2011

Back by popular demand (as far as I know – hey, it could be!), I (Tony the Balloon Guy) will be making balloon animals, swords, flowers, hearts, vehicles, people, etc. to entertain folks at Sparklebration in Dade City on the Fourth of July, 2011.

There will also be fireworks, of course, as well as rides, food, shows, a petting zoo and more.

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, 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.