TwistiCity

Chicago, IL

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

We offer balloon twisting, children's music shows, face painting, fashion nails, and giant bubble shows. Our people skills shine through all we do.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

What I love about this job is the moment of wonder created when I can make something beautiful appear seemingly out of nowhere.

Location

Chicago, IL 60640

Background check

Complete

Years in business

4

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

41

Reviews

34 Reviews
  • Cristina C. Jul 9, 2017
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    They were a hit at my sons first birthday. They worked great with the kids, quality work and they were a great value! Would definitely recommend using them you will not be disappointed!!
  • Mellissa S. Jun 17, 2017
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    All the kids had so much fun and enjoyed their Pokémon balloon creations!
  • Sarah C. May 21, 2017
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Scott made an assortment of balloons, which were great! Would recommend for any event with kids!
  • Melanie H. May 1, 2017
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Punctual, patient, and amazing work!
    We hired TwistiCity for balloon and face painting. They exceeded our expectations! We had a TON of kids and they worked for 3 hours straight from the minute they walked in until the minute they left. They were amazing with kids and their work is impressive! Several adults came up to me to comment about how great they were with the kids and the great job they did! You will not regret hiring them! I will again in the future!
  • Araceli L. Apr 16, 2017
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Exceptional Service
    I will book Scott again for sure! First off, he was very easy to get a hold off. He quickly returned all of my phone calls and texts which gave me a piece of mind. Scott was early at the venue, well organized and extremely talented! Thank you Scott!
  • Natasha P. Apr 10, 2017
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Fun Singalong and Pokemon Balloons!
    Scott was OUTSTANDING at my son's 1st birthday party. He had a singalong with all the kids at the party and really engaged them! I was singing along as well, to be honest. After the singalong he patiently created such complex balloons, these are not your average balloon animals folks, he made both of my nephews Pokemon characters too! Scott was so pleasant and I will hire him again next year for my son's next birthday. Thank you so much, Scott!
  • Rachel L. Apr 9, 2017
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Awesome entertainment for kids parties!
    We had a mixed birthday party for a 3, 5, and 40 year old. Scott entertained the kids from start to finish. Initially, I was just going to have him do balloons, but then I saw the bubble show that he does, advertised on the website. That was a hit and kept the kids busy outside. When it was time for balloon animals, these weren't just ordinary balloon animals. He did superheroes with their actual faces on the them as well as swords and even bow and arrows. Everyone kept asking me where I found him. He was such a great price too! So glad we had Scott at our party!
  • Nimisha S. Mar 26, 2017
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Wonderful experience with Twisticity !!
    Scott and Anna were absolutely wonderful and made our party a great success !! Scott's balloon twisting was very creative...all our guests were amazed by it. Anna was great at face painting and we had all kids lining up! I highly recommend TwistiCity and would hire them for our next event for sure.
  • George E. Mar 20, 2017
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Great time. All the kids love the balloons and face paint. Very professional and highly recommended.
  • Susie L. Mar 13, 2017
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Good times with cool balloons
    We hired twisticity for my son Karl's 5th birthday party because the reasonable cost and good reviews. Scott was very accomodating. He made my other son and other siblings a balloon as well as one for me and my husband. The children liked and enjoyed their balloons during the party since Scott fixed any popped balloons. I will be happy to refer Scott to any parents and friends. Thank you Scott for making Karl's party a fun time for him and his friends.
  • Chrissy C. Mar 7, 2017
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Friendly and great with kids and adults
    Scott was the balloonist for my son's 2nd birthday. Scott was great! He was very friendly and created whatever the kids asked for. Our kids ages ranged from 2 to 11. Scott always had a line, since the kids kept getting back in line for more balloons. I would definitely recommend Scott for your next event!
  • Selma K. Feb 28, 2017
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Wonderful, responsible entertainer and so much for the kids!
    Scott came to our condo to play music and create amazing balloon animals for my 2 year old and his friends! He came early and was very self sufficient with setting up and packing up. With all the stress of having a party, Scott made everything easy! The kids and parents had a really great time and I'm looking forward to working to Scott again in the future.
  • Lexi R. Feb 11, 2017
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Come Back Soon!
    Scott was awesome! He gave out recommendations to kids that didn't know what they wanted. Within an hour got made balloons for 10-12 people and then some. He was very friendly! We will definitely have him around every year!
  • Leisa H. Feb 4, 2017
    Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Scott was amazing! All of my guests and toddlers are raving fans! Balloons were perfect the music and puppet show really brought joy to the kids! Scott was so patient and arrived early and made sure all of the kids had a balloon treasure to take home! He was kind and fun with the kids! Will be using him for our future events! Thanks again so much! Creating memories and joy for kids--you are magic! Thank you!
  • Paul E. Dec 18, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    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!
  • Molly A. May 15, 2016
    Scott is absolutely wonderful. We had him at our children's birthday party a few years ago, and since then many friends have used him at their kids birthday parties. He is wonderful with the kids. He is patient when they continue to come back for their 3rd, 4th, or 5th balloon animal. He recently donated his time for a fundraiser that we had and we cannot thank him enough. He stayed long after the agreed upon time and we could not be more grateful. Scott is wonderful and makes the party that much more fun with his balloon animals. The kids all love him!
  • Kara K. Apr 28, 2016
    We hired Scott to do bubbles and balloons for our daughter's 4th birthday party, and the kids LOVED him! He responded to my request right away, and we chatted about his background and how he got into this work. He's one interesting guy! I found him to be professional, fun, kind and would definitely hire him again. My only caveat would be to make sure you have an unobstructed overhead if doing bubbles. While the kids loved them, they were also all covered in bubble soap, as they kept popping on a cable wire that runs across our backyard. Giant bubbles = giant mess.
  • Alex K. Apr 27, 2016
    Scott and Anna have a great talent for entertaining kids! Everybody loved our daughter's B-Day party!
  • Chesney C. Apr 27, 2016
    Scott's balloon twisting and his daughter's face painting made our event a total success! Scott was highly responsive and both were wonderful with the children! I highly recommend them both!
  • Evelyn F. Mar 27, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
  • Monique F. Nov 17, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    He did such a great job!!!!! Kids absolutely loved him and were so entertained. Thanks Scott you are the best!!!
  • Sara F. Nov 3, 2015
    Scott does an amazing job with balloon art and entertaining the kids! He's a pleasure to be around!
  • Karen B. Oct 27, 2015
    Scott is a great twister! He is also very patient and friendly with the kids. I would definitely have him back at my event!
  • Judy W. Jun 28, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Scott's balloon artistry is top notch! The kids were awestuck by the fun designs and Scott was very receptive and accommodating to their requests. I would highly recommend Scott. He is patient and creative with kids of all ages. Keep twisting!!!
  • Kathleen H. Jun 12, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Twistycity were fantastic! They showed up on time and ready to go and smiles on their faces! I would definitely use them again!
  • Colleen H. Jun 6, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
  • Miguel C. Jun 1, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Scott did a great job and was excellent entertainment for the kids in attendance. He catered to the adults & childrens request. Professional, kind & cool guy to hire. I'd definitely recommend his services to others.
  • Janet F. Mar 15, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Scott was very accommodating with all the pretty demanding little boys at our party. He was calm and outgoing and very personable. Our guests were all very impressed and it helped make our party a success!
  • Katherine S. Mar 1, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Scott showed up at our school and was ready to twist right away! He worked NONSTOP for 3 hours and stayed an extra hour without being asked. Parents, teachers and kids absolutely loved Scott and I will definitely be hiring him again. Can't go wrong with Twisticity! Thank you Scott !
  • Angie S. Feb 9, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Amazing balloons ! Very professional, came dressed as a pilot which was AWSOME since I had an Airplane theme Birthday party. All the kids had a blast with all of the Baloons.
  • Claire B. Feb 2, 2015
    Scott is AMAZING! We have had him for several park and school events. Kids always LOVE getting balloons from him and he can make anything they can imagine! He's really kind and fun! I would hire Scott for any kids event!!!
  • Jamie M. Feb 2, 2015
    Scott is amazing with children and folks of all ages. He's kind, captivating, and creative, and I would highly recommend Scott for twisting at your next event. With so much bang for your buck, he's Chicagoland's best kept secret!
  • Adam F. Dec 29, 2014
    It was great working with Scott! He came out for our Annual Ravenswood block party and treated every kid to at least 2 or more balloons. We would gladly have him back next year at such an affordable rate.
  • Susan R. Dec 25, 2014
    Scott did my nephew 9th birthday party and did an awesome job. The kids enjoyed the variety of balloons that Scott can make. He has a gift with kids he talks with the kids while they wait for their turn to ask for their balloon. I hired Scott for an hour and a half but stayed a little bit longer since there was still kids asking for balloons. Scott was on time and very professional on what he does. I would hire him again for future parties.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Rates BALLOON TWISTING is $125 an hour. Ask for a discount if you want more than one of us for your event or need more than two hours of twisting. MR. SCOTT'S MUSIC SHOWS start at $225 for a 40 minute show that includes musical singalong, puppets, silliness, and balloon tricks. Hire Scott to stay longer to create balloons or do a bubble performance for your guests. ​ GIANT BUBBLE SHOWS are also $150 for a 45 minute show and can be added as an extension of a Music Show or Balloon Twisting time. ​​ FACE PAINTING and FASHION NAIL services are available for $100 an hour.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We collaborate to fit our services to your party.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Although I have learned much of my craft on the job, balloon artists gather regularly for "balloon jams" to share new ideas. There is so much creativity to be shared! My people skills have been honed through years of work as a teacher, entertainer, and volunteer.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I got seriously into this when my son who is an artist wanted to do street art for tips. We went out together regularly and my repertoire grew exponentially. People began asking for cards and inviting me to their events. Before I knew it, I was doing balloons at street fairs, block parties, birthday parties and corporate events.
What types of customers have you worked with?
In the warm weather months, we do a lot of block parties, street fairs, and music festivals. Birthday parties spring up all the time.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I performed a music, puppet, and balloon show for Chicago Parent Magazine's "Playdate" event twice in 2015.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Find someone who is workable and can flow with what you are doing at your event.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Scott is a former teacher and has over 25 years of experience in performing and recording children's music and doing children's theater, not to mention running a successful entertainment business doing balloons and Children's music. Anna grew up entertaining children and also works professionally caring for and enriching children when she isn't entertaining them or painting their faces.