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Nick was an excellent addition to our corporate Christmas event, attendees young and old enjoyed his amazing balloon art.Jan 2, 2020VerifiedNick Connell's reply
Happy New Year, Danielle, and thank you.
It was a very good experience working with Nick. Nick traveled a far distance to get to our event. He was punctual and even stayed longer. He made wonderful balloon pieces and did not limit the children to the simple balloon structures. He had very nice demeanor, and he interacted very well with the children. The children seemed to have a great time! His price was incredibly reasonable. I will definitely hire Nick again! He really added to the success of the event.Sep 3, 2019VerifiedNick Connell's reply
Thank you Linda. Very thoughtful and thorough. Best wishes
Nick is so talented in his craft. Everyone loved his cool work and seeing him in his element! Would recommend for kid parties and events. Even the adults were fully entertained!Jan 8, 2020VerifiedNick Connell's reply
This confirms the goals I have with my business. I'm so glad to have your feedback.
My company hired Nick to help at a charity event with 75+ kids. Nick was an absolute professional and a pleasure to work with. He was slightly early and came ready to start right away. He accommodated any requests the kids had for balloons. He had great interactions with the kids while also keeping them organized in line while waiting for their turn. He was also great with the adults. Great personality and character. Would absolutely hire him again for my company event next year and for my own kids parties. Highly recommend!Dec 14, 2019Verified
We had Nick for our daughter’s Baby Shower on Mother’s Day (5/12/19). Everyone was amazed with his talent & had so much fun. I’m glad I found him & was a great added entertainment for the event. We all had a great time. He was very easy to work with from the beginning & came right on time for the event. I’ll book him again for another occasion. Thanks Nick!May 14, 2019VerifiedNick Connell's reply
Thank you Gina. Your guests were a joy to work for and entertain. They asked for unique designs. Thankfully you hired me for enough time that I was able to experiment and embellish. I look forward to another party you host.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?BALLOON TWISTING ENTERTAINMENT $150-$200 for the 1st hour, and $50/half hour thereafter (*unique situations have different pricing) I make the absolute best balloon creations in the amount of time I am given. I tailor my art according to what the client most desires, as well as according to what I intuit best suits the amount of time or the interest present in the room. **I also can make balloon designs that work well with in blacklight. You provide the blacklight, and I'll provide the balloons. :) FACE PAINTING/TATTOOS/HENNA/STILT WALKING/CYCLING/CROWD PLEASING I am able to provide fantastic artists and entertainers, most especially if you plan ahead. Our schedules fill up quickly from May-October and holidays, primarily. BALLOON DECOR *Arches, Columns, Balloon Wall/Backdrop, Arrangements, Large-scale Sculptures: I would love to decorate your space. Let me know what you want and your budget, and we are well on our way. I can make classic designs (ex. multicolored arches and columns, centerpiece sculptures or round balloons), as well as custom designs (ex. Buckbeak from Harry Potter, Khalil Mack from Chicago Bears, 8' tall T-Rex, RollerCoaster background).
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I met a guy in college. :) Also, I was near Disney World.
- What types of customers have you worked with?What a pleasure it has been to work for a wide variety of customers and at a beautiful array of meaningful celebrations. I think over 2 decades, I've worked in almost every kind of scenario. You might have seen me or my work on a Marshall's commercial, at a Cards Against Humanity event, Threadless' family reunion, Northwestern University, Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival, Southport Art Festival, Lisle Eyes to the Skies Festival, McGaw YMCA, Daley Center, or at any number of park districts, public libraries, elementary schools, block parties, wedding receptions, or you-name-it-party. You may be so lucky as to join me at Midwest Potter Fest in Waukesha, WI, this September (2018)! I'll twist for 8 hours a day, and also make a custom sculpture of some magical creature for you to take your photo with.