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  • 21 years in business
  • 176 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Kelley P.

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I hired Nick through an online service for our daughter's birthday party and he was GREAT! He was prompt and professional but more importantly, he was kid friendly and an amazing balloon artist! He made everything and anything the kids requested. Prior to the party, I had mentioned in an email that the party theme was a Dog, Frog and Snail Carnival. When he arrived at the party, he had already made these animals for my daughter. He went above and beyond to show up with these balloon animals and even took the time to learn how to make a beautiful snail. Another thing I liked about Nick was his willingness to work for the amount of time I needed him (45 minutes) instead of having to pay for a full hour. If you need a balloon artist, hire Nick Connell and you won't be disappointed! He really made an impact on my daughter's party and I will definitely hire him again!

Shail P.

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Hi, Nick was absolutely wonderful by far the best balloon artist I have come across. Not only was he very patient with the kids but he knew how to make just about everything the kids and adults asked for... All the kids and adults just loved the balloons he made and he tried to make each one special. I would hire him for all my upcoming bday parties !! You will not be dissapointed at all. He was a HUGE HIT at my daughters birthday party... And I already have requests to pass his contact info from the guests who were at the party !! Just no words to would do justice to the work he does !!! Simply Outstanding !!! Shailaja

Charles B.

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Outstanding balloon artist !

  • 6 years in business
  • 190 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min

Grissell N.

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Paul handled our company picnic (with over a 100 kids) like a true champ. He kept the line moving making balloon art and even displaying magic. Great Job!

Annette P.

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Our Balloon artist did a great job, the kids loved his balloons and he really kept their attention with his majic!

Thumbtack Customer

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Great balloon artistry for the kids.

  • 15 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 31 min

Melissa N.

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The Great Boodini was outstanding! Kind, professional, talented, patient - all traits that made working with him fun. At our party, he entertained guests - adults and kids. The party was at a restaurant and The Great Boodini accomodated that setting great. He performed at terrific mix of magic, juggling, and balloon art. The show was lively and fun. Kids were engaged and thrilled with their balloon sculptures. I definitely reccomend the Great Boodini! I would hire him again, hands down.

Jessica W.

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The Great Boodini was amazing!! We had him at our open house for my new dance studio and boy did he keep the guests entertained!! He made tons of adorable balloon creations for boys and girls, we had kids with 5-6 designs, they kept going back for more. He had fun and interactive magic tricks for the young and old crowd and many fun and creative juggling tricks too! Would definitely recommend him for your next event!!

Caitlyn H.

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The Great Boodini was fantastic for our library's grand reopening! He had a never-ending line of kids excited to get one of his expertly-twisted balloon art pieces, and he even stayed overtime for all the kids who had not received one yet. He was funny and great with all the families the entire time. I would HIGHLY recommend him!

  • 40 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Ajay D.

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We hired Aunt Nora for balloon twisting and face painting for my daughter's first birthday party. She arrived on time and was very polite and professional. She was quick and was able to attend to all of the kids.The kids enjoyed her and everyone felt relaxed. I could not have asked for a better experience. I will definitely be using Aunt Nora again. She is wonderful!

Taneal G.

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Nora was terrific! Just the sweetest lady. She arrived and right away engaged all of the children with dancing and a magic show, all of the kids enjoyed the face painting and balloon animals. Her presence was a great addition to my 4 year old daughters birthday. Their were children ranging from 2-12 years of age and they all had a great time!

Nathaniel D.

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We hired her for a baby shower. She was great! Everyone had a great time. Her balloon animals are awesome!

  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours
  • Roselle, IL

Emily D.

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Jane and her husband exceeded all expectations. They came early, they were great with the kids, and their Disney princess balloon creations are not to be believed. Would hire them again in a second.

Nyla H.

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Provided excellent service!!! Was very friendly with the kids and amazing balloon art! I highly recommend them for any special event. All of the kids were very happy with their balloon art!😊

Valerie M.

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Jane was wonderful! We had a subdivision block party with about 200 people. Her balloon art was great and the families really enjoyed having her at our event!

  • 22 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 27 min

Elena K.

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we hired Rich for 1 hour to entertain 8 kids with balloon art. Rich came in on time and did excellent job, kids kept forming line to get more cool animals, so he had to stay for little extra time. Rich worked non stop and very fast, children were very pleased. Thank you

Karen F.

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Rich showed up early and has a gift for his fantastic balloon designs. His patience with kids is wonderful, he was a welcome asset to my mother’s 85th birthday bash. Very professional and I highly recommend for any function where you would need a balloon artist

Jillmarie K.

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Rich was a fantastic addition to our party. He was great with each guest and made varied, fun, and interesting balloon creations! I would absolutely recommend him to others.

  • 6 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 40 min

Guillermo A.

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She did a very good job . Was very polite and professional with the children.and balloon twister was able to get through all the request quickly . The kids had a great time with event services provided . I would hire her again

Rosalie P.

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I hired Anais Ruiz for face painting & balloon twisting for my daughter's 6th Birthday. I was very pleased with her work. Awesome artist & the kids loved it! I would definitely hire her again for future events!

Sumit S.

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Great job! Kids enjoyed face painting and balloon twisting! Will use again.

  • 17 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Alberto L.

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Gabriella was wonderful! She arrived early to setup and had the kids, and adults, I must say, wrapped up in delight for the entire two hours. The kids, ranging from 1-10, were thoroughly engaged and had the best time with varied and beautiful face painting as well as intricate balloon animals. I can't recommend Pocket Circus enough. Thank you.

Halyna Y.

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I hired pocket circus for my daughters birthday. It was a great magic show, kids loved It. Face painting was beautiful and balloon twisting was awesome. Would defenetly hire them again. Thank you guys for making our party so much fun.

Roberto G.

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Simply awesome. She really took care of all the kids with both face painting and balloons. Definitely will hire again

  • 29 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oak Park, IL

Mili C.

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Mr Bob arrives on time and from the time he starts his performance to the time he ends, it is non stop entertainment for kids and adults! He brings humor and comedy into his magic show and kids love being volunteers in front of their parents and friends! The balloon art he does at the end is fantastic and he is so quick with it. It's really great to have kids walk away with something to remember Mr Bob by. The best part was having kids gathered together quiet and attentive for 90min! I highly recommend him!

Chris G.

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Mr. Bob did a fantastic job as the "main event" at my daughter's birthday. He kept the audience engaged and entertained for the entire time. Our bday girl felt extra special as being part of the show. He is professional and trustworthy. The kids really enjoyed the balloon art is well. That is a magical part of the show as well! Thanks Mr. Bob.

Lincoln School C.

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. We recently hired Mr. Bob for the Lincoln School Carnival. He came highly recommended and did not disappoint! Each guest with a smile and presented with the most amazing balloon creations! He was a wonderful addition to our event and we look forward to working with him again in the future and would recommend him for any event!

  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min
  • Libertyville, IL

Shannon V.

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Megan is the best face painter and balloon artist I've ever worked with. I own Little Beans Cafe and have worked with a lot of artists in the past and Megan is the most talented. I highly recommend her for parties!

Lauren S.

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Megan did an amazing job providing face painting and balloon art for our daughter's first birthday. Not only did everything turn out amazing, but she worked so well with the kids. Highly recommended!! :)

Judith M.

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She was an excellent face painter and balloon artist. All the children were happy.

  • 20 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Sunit S.

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Hired a Doc McStuffins character visit for a birthday party along with balloon animals and face painting. Service was professional, on time, and accompanied by excellent communication of the terms and details. Highly recommend.

Jorie E.

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She did a great job of entertaining the kids and managing time for both activities - face painting and balloon twisting.

Allison S.

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Great experience. Kids really enjoyed the face painter and balloon artist.

MoMo & Co.



  • 19 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Anisa K.

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We originally had scheduled a bouncy house for my daughter's birthday but since the weather was bad, I had to cancel. It was two days before her party and I searched online for a clown. I never hired a clown but couldn't be happier with Momo the Clown. Maureen was outstanding. We had many more children than expected and Momo the Clown entertained about 24 seven year olds with a funny, interactive magic show that kept all those kids attentive. She made the most amazing balloon sculptures and made sure that every child felt special. I am so thankful to her for making my daughter's birthday so memorable. I will definitely recommend her to family and friends.

Ashley L.

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She was absolutely amazing! Momo engaged all of the kids and adults alike. Her magic show was very entertaining and the balloon creations were amazing! I would absolutely hire her again and highly recommend her- you will not be disappointed.

Rachell B.

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She was great! On time and catered to largish (15) group of kids. Everyone had a good time! The balloon animals were well done. Thanks Maureen...

  • 5 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 hours

Dody H.

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Scott at Twist City was the best! He entertained 25 7 year olds for 2 hours with his awesome balloon creations. I actually had to extend the time we had him because kids kept getting back in line for more balloons. Scott was able to make everything the kids asked for from umbrellas to spiders to aliens. He was the most creative and talented balloon artist I have ever seen. He was very patient with the kids and their demands. He was very prompt. I would highly recommend him and use him again! Thanks Twist City!

Paul E.

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Scott was a hit at my daughter's 2nd birthday party! And by hit, I mean the adults were bashfully whispering requests for balloon art along with the kids. He's super talented, and was accommodating enough to stay an extra hour and a half to entertain. Thank you for being one of the best parts of the night! I highly recommend him!

Sara F.

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Scott does an amazing job with balloon art and entertaining the kids! He's a pleasure to be around!

  • 29 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Melissa W.

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Art arrived on time (early). He made balloon animals for the kids and did some magic. The kids were kept entertained the whole time.

Kim L.

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Entertained the kids for the hour with a magic show and balloon twisting . Great job.

Ada M.

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Art was great, the kids loved the tricks and balloon animals that he did for them.

  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Gary, IN

Sarmarra B.

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Yolanda does exceptional and beautiful work. Her henna, face painting, and body art is out of this world. If a child asks anything specific she delivers. My son loves dragons and is VERY particular ....Yolanda put a smie on his face. My neices can't wait for another gathering and my family is still buzzing for mor henna and more paint. Thank you Yolanda I wsh you lived in Kentucky because I would rock your art on a regular.

Angel K.

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This young woman was amazing! Very professional. She was a very talented artist she does all her work by hand no stencils. She made me feel comfortable and at ease and my family and friends love her! Book her if she available if you don't you will truly miss out! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN MAY!

Tamirra D.

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She is the best henna artist I have ever experience. Not only does he give great customer service she also educates you on the history and art of henna. She has such a contagious enlightening spirit.

  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 55 min

Lauren Z.

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Zoltan with Bounce N Celebrations did an AMAZING job at my son's 3-year-old birthday party. We had about 35 kids between the ages of 2-8, and he was very patient, very professional, very engaging, and the kids absolutely LOVED his work! The glitter tattoos were the biggest hit, but the balloon swords and wands were not to go unnoticed - the kids loved those as well. Zoltan is extremely prompt and thorough. He got RIGHT back to me any time I called with a question or an update weeks before the party, he was very clear when he outlined what I should expect or needed to do, and he just made everything very simple and easy on my end. I felt in good hands and I could tell right away he was a reliable professional and person who I could trust. He is also very kind and reasonable and humble, and he is good with the kids. He didn't mind staying a little later so that some of the kids could get a balloon in addition to their tattoos, and when one child's balloon popped, he made another one even though the party was over and he had packed up all of his things. He didn't even bat an eye about it - it was his natural reaction to unpack and fix the problem. He was really perfect entertainment for our party, and we look forward to hiring him again. I strongly recommend Bounce N' Celebrations. Thank you Zoltan!!

Lauren M.

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Zoltan was a true professional; he was kind, knowledgeable and used good hygiene in applying the glitter tattoos at my daughter's 7th birthday party. The tattoos were huge hit, the kids couldn't get enough of them! He never cut corners and never rushed any of the children throughout the process. In addition, his display was very user-friendly and he had tons of tattoo and glitter color choices. Zoltan was a pleasure to work with. I will definitely be using his services again.

Curtis B.

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Mr. Bodnar of Bounce 'n' Celebrations was hired as a balloon artist and glitter tattoo artist and he was absolutely PHENOMENAL!!! Hundreds of kids attended our event and he was one of the highlights. Everyone was impressed by his work and we will definitely be using his services again in the future. His glitter tattoo work is second to none! PLEASE BOOK HIM if you are looking to add an extraordinary element to your function!

  • 34 years in business
  • Round Lake, IL

Arthur C.

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My kids loved her. The face painting was a big kick at my youngest birthday party. I would hire her again in a heart beat.

  • 7 years in business
  • Chicago, IL

Rosalba R.

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Balloonmars Chicago, has helped numerous times for our church events such as Easter Carnival, Fall Fest among many others. Their work has always been outstanding! Love their professionalism and always in great spirits. It's always a great experience to work with them and would definitely consider them once again for any further events. Totally recommend them!!

Precious H.

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Tabitha was the balloon twister for our church annual picnic. She is talented, very creative and has a great rapport with children. I would definitely recommend her for parties or gatherings, youth events etc.

Christian Community H.

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Tabitha was a great addition to our annual health and Fun fair. The children loved the balloon twisting.

Tania S.

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Tabitha Fefee is an excellent balloon artist and works well with kids.

  • 12 years in business
  • Matteson, IL


I take the time to listen to my clients and design decor based on their personal needs.

Unique Creations

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  • Chicago, IL


Unique Creations is here to serve all your creative needs, from event styling to balloon creations.

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