Mind Blowing Balloons Chicago
Mind Blowing Balloons Chicago

Mind Blowing Balloons Chicago

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Introduction: We are Mind Blowing Balloons Chicago! As an independent offshoot of a very successful California company, we have been trained by the best and are sure to bring expertise at any event we service. We are currently active in September 2021 and looking to bring our skills around the Chicagoland. ***Due to increased demand of our twisters, we have a 2 hour minimum for larger events (25+ guests) and a 90 minute minimum for smaller events (1-20 guests)*** Our team of energetic twisters have spent thousands of hours of practicing our skills skills, working thousands of hours in a restaurant setting, and providing our twisting services at many types of events. Festivals, block parties, birthday parties, brewery events, open houses, graduation parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, you name it! Mind Blowing Balloons promises to bring balloon expertise and competitive rates as well as professionalism, people's skills, and flexibility. Please review our profile to learn about what type of services we can bring. **COVID procedures include everyone being vaccinated, masked when requested, and social distancing when requested** Types of balloon creations we provide are: Animals (elephant, moneys, butterflies, etc) Wearables (crowns, animal hats, jetpacks, etc.) Roses and flowers Swords and bow+arrows Superheroes (Spider-Man, Iron-Man, Deadpool, etc.) Princesses (Aerial, Elsa, Rapunzel, etc.) And more! *can receive requests prior to event... and sometimes spur of the moment!* Our fast, engaging twisters are ready to make your event something you remember! Contact us before we get booked!

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10 employees

5 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Great 4.8

46 reviews


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Colette P.

Balloon Twisting

Nate did balloon twisting at my son’s 4th birthday party for 15 kids aged 9 and under. He was so entertaining and the kids loved watching him at work! He engaged the kids and the adults; fun was had by all! The theme was super hero’s and he knocked it out of the park with providing various men and women superhero designs. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience! We will be recommending him and Mind Blowing Balloons to everyone we know! Thank you Nate!
Mind Blowing Balloons Chicago's reply
Glad the rain didn’t stop the festivities! It was very fun being apart of this event 😊
Jul 13, 2021
Sam j.

Balloon Twisting

Heath was fantastic! Showed up on time and did what he was supposed to do. Kids loved all the balloons, it was great working with him!
Sep 2, 2021
Julie B.

Balloon Twisting

We hired Mind Blowing Balloons Chicago for my daughter's 5th birthday this weekend, and all the little kids loved it. I'm happy with the service and will hire again.
Mind Blowing Balloons Chicago's reply
Heath said the event went very well! Thank you for the feedback!
Aug 18, 2021
Prateek K.

Balloon Twisting

Booking was easy, and responsive owners. Jack, the Balloon Twister, did a great job and engaged with kids very well. We were very pleased and would definitely recommend to anyone.
Mind Blowing Balloons Chicago's reply
Glad you had a great time. Jake** (no worries on that mixup haha) said it went very well. Thanks for the kind review!
Aug 9, 2021
Carmel G.

Balloon Twisting

Zach was the balloon artist for our event, a 7 year old boys birthday party, we hired him for 2 hours. We were very happy with Zach! He contacted me the morning of the event to check in. He arrived on time, ready to go! He managed to entertain 15 3-10 year olds for 2 hours! He went out of his way to make sure all kids got turns, paid attention and made sure everything was fair when the “line” got a little crazy. All kids got at least two balloon animals. Everyone commented on how great he was, it was the hit of the party. Very satisfied! Thank you, Zach!!
Jul 28, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    *Contact for final rates* Base price: $125/hr Current minimum: $180 for 90 mins (parties under 20 guests) $240 for 2 hours (parties over 25 guests) More hours typically means less per hour (i.e 3 hours might be $350, 4 hours might mean $425 for example) but it depends on the event, how many people, and how far it is to travel. For very large events, we have discounts when 2 twisters are requested. Having 2 twisters exponentially helps the output of balloons, and can easily produce over 50 different balloon creations per hour. Even for events in which 1 twister may be suitable, having 2 twisters means more creative balloons per person. This is especially effective for events like grad nights!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Texting, phone calls, and email all work great. After contacting me (Nate), I will then ask about the event and how our services can be used. There are various ways a balloon artist is used (making superheroes for a private birthday party, selling balloons at a fundraiser, doing line work for big festivals, table hopping at a restaurant, providing balloons for a store opening, etc). Depending on how many balloon creations are need per hour, the repertoire of the twisters will be different, since certain balloons took too long to be efficient for large crowds. In order to best understand the types of balloons you would get, I divided our repertoire into 3 "levels": Level 1 balloons are slightly simpler balloons we can do at a faster rate, as fast as 30-45 an hour (depending on twister, 45 is really booking it!). While they are typically enough to amaze any client or crowd, they are made the fastest and are always available at any event. These include animals, swords, flowers, crowns, and more. Level 2 balloons are balloons that take more time and are typically seen as more "impressive" than level 1 balloons. We can make about 20-30 level 2 balloons an hour. These consist of intermediate superheroes, mermaids, unicorns, animal hats, more complex animals, etc. Level 3 balloons are the advanced figures. We save these for when there is more time since I can make typically between 15-20 of these balloons an hour. These are perfect for 1 hour parties of less than 15 kids or 2 hour parties of less than 30 kids. I call these our "mind blowing creations" and are really the balloons that set our apart. These include all the Disney princesses, more complex superheroes (Hulk, Captain America, Batman, etc), some beloved characters (Micky Mouse, Buzz Lightyear, Yoda), and some characters can be requested in advanced for a specific theme or taste! Please consider the type of balloon creations you are looking for in relation to how many balloons you want made.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Our team was trained by Mind Blowing Balloons based out of California. We have worked with them as professionals for over 5 years. They are premier twisters in Orange Country and had an intensive training program to allow us to learn how to efficiently do our creations. We have also spent thousands of hours making balloons through table hopping and interacting with hundreds of clients a day when working at the restaurant we partner with, the Rainforest Cafe (was at Chicago and Schaumburg locations before closing, currently at the Gurnee location). I have yet to find an event in which our services were considered just average.

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