Callie & Co. Entertainment

Bloomington, IN

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

We provide a high quality, family oriented services. we love what we do, and it shows. We are always working at learning and improving. Terri recently became a member of Qualatex Balloon Network. By training, studying and passing a test to show that she has learned how to work with Qualatex balloons to give you the very best in balloon twisting, balloon bouquets and balloon decor. Qualatex is a leader in the balloon industry and we are happy to be a part of it! We offer Balloon Arches, Balloon Columns, Balloon Bouquets for weddings, events and parties. We also offer Custom Gender Reveal Balloons with Confetti and much more!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Making kids and adults smile :) Seeing wonder in a childs' eyes. I also enjoy working with families to plan and build amazing balloon decor. Balloon decor sets the tone for the party. From casual to elegant balloons do it all!
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Location

Bloomington, IN 47403

Background check

Complete

Years in business

8

Number of employees

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

91

Reviews

43 Reviews
  • Bret B. Jun 26, 2017
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Great contact before event. Easy to set up. Kids loved it... day went perfect. Arrived early and stayed late!
  • Orlando C. Jun 14, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    This company exceeded our expectations and we'll definitely be using them again.
  • Katie G. Jun 13, 2017
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Terri Horne with Callie & Co. Entertainment was amazing!! She was incredibly responsive and made herself available within very short notice. She was enthusiastic and friendly during the event. Thank you Terri for your help.. I would highly recommend!
  • Jennifer B. Jun 8, 2017
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    super friendly and makes doing business easy, plus the monster balloon towers were perfect!
  • Bhavana S. May 8, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    She was on time and very sweet and patient with the kids. Made my sons birthday party a very happy fun filled occasion.
  • Monica A. Mar 30, 2017
    Costumed Character Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Carnival Birthday Party
    The services that I received was face painting & balloon crafts. My children & I had an awesome experience. Callie & her assistant arrived on time & in good spirit. They was very patient & good with the children.
  • Shavon P. Mar 26, 2017
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Surprise Birthday Party
    I really enjoyed working with Terri! Very friendly and thorough. The items I ordered exceeded my expectations!
  • Madhu T. Mar 24, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Kids had a blast!
    Had face painting and balloon twisting done. Kids had a blast. They were all happy with what Terri made for them.
  • Naga R. Mar 10, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Excellent
    They made our party a memorable one. Excellent service and very nice people. I am glad i chose them for my little ones first birthday party.
  • Tari S. Feb 22, 2017
    Clown Entertainment
    Verified Review
    The kids loved the faceprinting and the balloons!
    Callie & Co. was good with the kids and worked well with us. I would recommend her and would call her again.
  • Tolu P. Dec 19, 2016
    Balloon Decorations
    Verified Review
    Pleased with outcome!
    Though they could not finish decorating on scheduled day Terri made sure they came back next day as promised and finished. We were pleased with outcome and Terri even stayed extra to make balloon characters for the children as an extra gift, which made the little ones very happy!
  • Mahinder G. Dec 8, 2016
    Balloon Decorations
    Verified Review
    1st birthday decoration
    Terri and her crew was awesome!! Will use them again.
  • Shweta G. Nov 17, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Excellent job
    Excellent job :- we have her for daughter 2nd bday ..... She was very friendly and did an amazing job Lovers her face painting and ballon part Definitely planning to have for younger daughter "S party also
  • Renu S. Nov 3, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    good service and pleasant person
    Kids were really happy. would recommend!
  • Natalee M. Oct 18, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Terre Haute Autism Acceptance Walk
    Hired Callie for first Autism Walk and she did not disappoint! She came dressed as a pirate too (which was perfect since we had sensory friendly trick-or-treating). She was very friendly and quite popular during our event. All of the kiddos enjoyed the balloon hats, swords, animals and more. Thanks for making our event extra special and fun!
  • Anitra C. Oct 6, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Thank You Teri
    Teri services were wonderful!!! I gave her a picture of the centerpieces i wanted and they were dead on!!! Her timing is very prompt!! I will be using her for future events!! Thanks a bunch Teri fo making my big day so special!!
  • Marlene G. Sep 11, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Did a great job
    Very friendly, did a great job with face painting and the balloon twisting
  • Nicole H. Sep 9, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    The face painter, willing to go above and beyond!!
    Very fast and polite when getting back to me to confirm our time dates and set. Was so willing to go above and beyond to fit my children's party into her already booked day with parties. So excited to have her at my children's birthday party! If your looking for someone flexible and polite. Willing to work hard to make your party a successful experience Terri is the dedicated face painter along with her other talents to have entertaining your children's birthday party! Thank you so much Terri!!
  • Jeremy M. Aug 28, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    I don't believe we could have found a better person for our event.
  • Padmini P. May 15, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Simply awesome... Kids had super super fun
  • Monique C. May 9, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Callie was perfect and we will definitely use again
  • Jennifer D. Apr 21, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Terri was on time, friendly and fun!
  • Pamela W. Feb 21, 2016
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    "Callie" was prompt and did an excellent job! The kids really enjoyed her presence.
  • Laurie W. Feb 6, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    My daughter and all other guests had a blast! Terri was awesome!
  • Baljit K. Dec 13, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    She did excellent job
  • Lesley C. Nov 18, 2015
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
  • Kesia M. Nov 11, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    They were very friendly, arrived early enough to setup and provide us with the full time we were requesting and did an awesome job. Before going over time, Terri checked to see if we needed the services longer. I truly appreciate the consideration. We (Nadine's Love) plan to use Callie The Clown in our future. We have many more events in the works. Thank you for your professionalism, craft and time.
  • Nicole B. Jul 29, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Great to work with!
  • Liz S. May 17, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Terri did wonderful job on face painting and balloons.. Kids enjoyed it a lot ! I would hire her again for our parties !
  • Kami G. May 12, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Terri was on time, professional, and good with the kids - patient despite organized chaos! Her balloon art animals were fabulous! In addition, her rates were very reasonable. (She did face painting & balloon art for my daughter's horse themed 8th birthday).
  • Notoshia H. Feb 3, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Great!!!!
  • Robert H. Nov 7, 2014
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    She was so much fun and reasonably priced. We will definitely be using her again!
  • Debbie M. Jul 18, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Terri from Callie the Clown is great. She is very responsive and professional and we will definitely use her again in the future!
  • Janine M. Jun 27, 2014
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Terri is wonderful to work with. She responds quickly to communications and provided exactly what she promised. We will have her back next year!
  • Angie D. May 3, 2014
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Will leave another message after party but I was contacted back very quick and has reasonable rates and is very kind and helpful.
  • Rebecka F. Dec 11, 2013
    Clown Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Callie the Clown was booked for our Children's Christmas Party for two hours. She arrived on time, ready to go and did a great job. Very outgoing and friendly personality. Worked well with the children and her face painting and ballon candy canes, et. were a big hit. Would recommend.
  • Amanda B. Jun 17, 2013
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Terri was great to work with! She came to my daughter's pirate-themed party prepared, and ready to go (wearing a great hat, too!) She did face painting and made great balloon swords for all of the kids. She made my daughter's party more special and memorable.
  • Kim F. May 12, 2013
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Terri arrived right on time and did a wonderful job painting for the kids all morning long!!
  • Akathleen A. Oct 23, 2012
    Terri was wonderful, the kids had a blast, and the face painting was fantastic!
  • Marlene P. Oct 1, 2012
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    We hired Callie the Clown for our wedding reception. She did an amazing job with the kids! She kept them entertained with face painting and balloon animals. Would recommend her for your next event. I would definitely use her again!!!!
  • Michelle H. Sep 22, 2012
    Balloon Twisting
    Verified Review
    Callie the Clown was the HIGHLIGHT of our event!!! First of all, her costume was absolutely adorable! I can't imagine how much time she spent just getting herself ready for our big day! She and her staff are so incredibly talented! I have never in my life seen such elaborate face painting designs or balloon animals! I was totally impressed and cannot wait for the occasion to utilize her services again! I highly recommend Callie!!!
  • Mia T. Aug 30, 2012
    Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Callie did a GREAT job! She arrived promptly, engaged with the kids, and kept them entertained! We had her arrive for 1 hr @ my daughters wedding reception. She was there the 1st hr of the evening, while guests were arriving, and waiting for the bride & groom to arrive. I had kids, and adults come to me and say how much they enjoyed her and the balloons! Plus adults thought it was a great idea to include this service for the kids!! I would recommend and use her again!!
  • Lexie M. Sep 23, 2011
    Verified Review
    Callie was excellent. The kids were entertained the entire time. The art was beautiful, the balloons were fabulous. Everything about the experience was very professional. I definitely plan to book her again! Lexie Matthews
  • Malissa W. Oct 14, 2010
    Callie the Clown did my 5 year olds carnival birthday party. We had about 30 kids there. She was amazing!! Everyone got their face painted (the birthday girl and her sisters were done before the party - full face - amazing work!). The kids also all received an awesome balloon of their choice. These are not your run-of-the-mill balloon animals. There were pirate swords, huge antenna bug hats, wonderful flowers and more! She was a highlight of our day and we are very thankful for your talent and time. I would HIGHLY recommend her for your party!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We start with messages through Thumbtack. I like to arrange a phone consultation. If we are doing balloon decor a site visit is helpful in designing the perfect decor.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I attend classes on face painting & balloons. I also am on forums that list current developments in both face painting & balloons. I also attend clown conferences. I've taken training from Qualatex Balloons and become a part of the Qualatex Balloon Network. I continue to train myself and my team to provide the highest quality services!
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Because every event is different we don't have publishable rates. We do our best to provide great value and amazing customer service!
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My Dad & I were a clowns when I was in college. As I grew up and had a family working a 9-5 job was difficult. My parents continued in the clown business and recommended that I start again. I'm so glad they did, I'd forgotten how wonderful it is.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Birthday parties, festivals, events, weddings, gender reveals and kids' nights.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We created a "Frozen" wonderland for a birthday party. We custom made a back drop for the cake table. Created amazing balloon columns and floated balloons and snowflakes in the entry and party room. The best part was we stayed to face painting and balloon twisting so we got to see the guests reaction to the decor! It was a lot of fun and I look forward to creating similar packages for more clients!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Check around, ask about prices, and what products are being used. Be sure that anyone you hire is using safe products.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That my time might be pricey but the experience is worth it! Also my prices include all of the time it takes for me to prepare for an event.