Mind Blowing Balloons Chicago
Responds in about 3 hours
Hired 60 times
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5 years in business
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Jan - Jun
Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers
Wear masks during the job
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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.