Hey Balloon Lady & Birthday Party People

San Jose, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

We offer balloon fun for any occasion including: * Birthday parties * Corporate events * Restaurants * Holiday gatherings * School festivals * More! We specialize in: * Balloons * Face painting * Airbrush Tattoos * Stuffed animal workshops * Fun and games **Also Available, Fun and Educational, REPTILE Parties!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

For almost 20 years, we have enjoyed providing outstanding party art and entertainment for all kinds of occasions. We take great pride in our work, we use only the very best products and equipment, and we carry our own liability insurance.

Location

San Jose, CA 95157

Background check

Complete

Years in business

17

Number of employees

10

Times hired on Thumbtack

15

Reviews

5 Reviews
  • Christof B. Mar 12, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    We invited Jeanine to a department event for grad students at Stanford, and everyone was blown away by her creativity, professionalism, and skill. One student said it was her best day in grad school. Much recommended for partygoers of all ages.
  • SELENA H. Nov 30, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Balloon artistry for a group of kids at a wedding. She was patient and friendly with the kids at a very busy wedding. She kept the kids occupied which is exactly what I wanted her for. She was there for 2 hrs and did a great job!
  • Carleen H. Oct 19, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Jeanine did such a beautiful job at our elementary school fair-it was a 2 hour event with about 175 students along with their families. She was fast, neat, and professional and all of the students enjoyed her work and she kept our line moving. She is fantastic!!! We will definitely consider her for our future events where we need a face painter!
    Hey B. Oct 20, 2014

    Thanks for the fantastic review! I had a great time at your event. I met some great kids and some wonderful families, and I really had a good time.

  • Ling Z. Oct 18, 2013
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    It was for my daughter's 4 year birthday. Kim showed up right on time and did an amazing job. Kids love the balloon especially the mermaid. And her face painting was even better. Definitely recommend her.
  • Kim D. Jun 10, 2013
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Jeanine was wonderful! She was at our party for 90 minutes; she made amazing balloon animals and her face painting was the best I've seen. It was a dolphin-themed birthday (6th) party and she painted some absolutely gorgeous dolphins, etc. She arrived right on time and worked very quickly. She was definitely the key to the success of our party. I highly recommend her artistry and her professionalism!!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
In Santa Clara County, we have a two hour combination package (balloons with face painting) for $250.00. This package is perfect for about 20-25 kids. For smaller parties we have a 90 minute combination package for $200.00. This package is best for around 15 kids. For tiny parties (6-8 kids) we have a one hour combination package for $175.00 If you are interested in just balloons, or just face painting, we have a one hour package for $150.00. A booking fee of $50.00 will hold any package, with the balance payable on the day of the party. For parties outside of Santa Clara County, travel fees and/or minimum time requirements may apply. Mileage is calculated at $1.00 per mile round trip for some areas.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
When booking an event, we always send out a service agreement and event questionnaire to be fill out and returned with a booking fee to hold the date. The booking fee is part of the total package price, and is NOT an additional charge. If you party was quoted at $250, there would be a $50 booking fee to hold the spot, and then $200 payable on party day.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Our artists are continually improving their skills by attending conventions and classes in face painting and balloon arts.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Back in 1997, Jeanine started playing with balloons has a hobby, and soon found herself entertaining as a full time business.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Birthday parties are what we do most, followed by corporate events like picnics and holiday gatherings. We also do a lot of school events.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
If you have your heart set on a particular entertainment, or entertainer, ALWAYS book the entertainment BEFORE sending out your invitations. It is often easier to work around the entertainer's schedule than it is to search around and find an entertainer to fit in with your scheduled event. Summer and holiday events often book several weeks, to several months in advance.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
How many guests do I anticipate? (We have packages to fit all sizes) How much time should I allow for my guests to arrive before the entertainment arrives? (We recommend a minimum of 30 minutes to an hour.) Do I have a large enough space to add an entertainer? (Your entertainer will need a piece of flat ground in an area protected from sun and wind. A face painter will need a table with seating for two.) Can I offer face paining at a pool party? (You can, however the paint will come off in the water. You might consider Airbrush Tattoos or Glitter Tattoos instead.)