Oh Wow! Balloons

Grandview, MO

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

One way we really set ourselves apart is the amount of time we spend practicing. At least once a week we get together to practice new designs. It keeps our art fresh and interesting. We don't want to do the same old balloons you've seen 1000 times. It's boring to make pink poodle after pink poodle. We want to create something new, something exciting, something that gets remembered. Our company is called Oh Wow!! because our goal is to get you to say that.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Being a balloon artist gives us the opportunity to interact with many different people in many different situations. It's fun and interesting to have the opportunity to learn so much about other people. Another wonderful aspect to playing with balloons for a living is the way we get to make people smile. It's fantastic to see someone's eyes light up when they see their balloon.

Location

Grandview, MO 64030

Background check

Complete

Years in business

18

Number of employees

5

Times hired on Thumbtack

45

Reviews

24 Reviews
  • Peggy I. Aug 23, 2015
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    Horrible!!! Could not even have the decency to call or email me to let me know that they will not be there. I booked 2 months ago for wow ballons to come to my son's birthday party. .... and over and over was told they had me down on the schedule. .? .and yet did not show up! Disappointed and very upset cos the kids were waiting. ...will never use them.....bad business people.
  • Maryann G. Aug 6, 2015
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    It was a great evening and the twister did a great job of handling a ton of kiddos!
  • Jennifer P. May 25, 2015
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    Very impressed with Stacy's skills!
  • Casey K. Apr 2, 2015
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    It was a cold morning, but that didn't stop the balloons from flowing. Stacey, thanks for getting involved in our event!
  • Jeremy A. Dec 19, 2014
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    Oh Wow is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! Would rehire them every time!!!
  • Heather B. Nov 18, 2014
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  • Debbie V. Nov 3, 2014
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    Oh Wow! Balloons did our Fall Bookworm Festival. They did a wonderful job. The kids loved their work. We will book them again in the future.
  • Jennifer T. Oct 6, 2014
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    The kids really enjoyed the balloons. I seen kids with a flower, sword and I think I even seen a dinosaur for someone. They all turned out really cute.
  • Monica O. Aug 10, 2014
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  • Donna S. Jun 24, 2014
    For my son's Blue and Gold banquet, Stacey built an awesome spiral blue and gold balloon arch that spanned a bridge we were using for boys to cross from Cub Scouts into Boy Scouts. She also had columns at the door and balloon bouquets on the tables. The youngest little cubs and their siblings had a blast with the party pups and the multicolored ball twisted from long balloons was really cool. I would definitely use her again!
  • Sherry U. Jun 8, 2014
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    The balloon artist was the hit of the birthday party. The children loved it!
  • Kat T. May 27, 2014
    We've stumbled across Stacey working in Kansas City many times over the past several years and are always impressed with her work! Her talent and creativity are amazing, and her way with children is beyond impressive. She's engaging without being pushy or "scary" which is great for shy kids. Her ability to patiently work out what color/design a child wants makes her the Balloon Whisperer in my book. We look forward to seeing her again soon!
  • Angela V. May 21, 2014
    I have been to several events where Stacey worked her balloon magic with the children and children at heart. She is always friendly and very knowledgeable with her work. She has an always expanding index of balloon characters and inventive ideas. You can never go wrong with her!
  • Lucy C. Apr 20, 2014
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    Thank you! Prompt, patient & charming! Everyone incredibly happy.
  • Mona B. Apr 20, 2014
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    He did the BEST job!! The kids were not the only ones amazed. The adults were in Awe with his talent. The most beautiful creations....batman. Minnie Mouse. Monkeys. Hats. Bracelets. Butterflies. The list is too long! I would 100% recommend OH WOW! Thank you for all your talent & help making our birthday party Sooo special.
  • Gretchen T. Apr 7, 2014
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    Dan was great! He was engaging with the kids and the adults at our party. We had a number of guests send thank you notes for the great touch Oh Wow! provided. Thanks guys!!
  • Erica G. Feb 10, 2014
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    Oh Wow! Balloons was great! I would recommend them to anybody. Lisa's husband was wonderful he was very entertaining and the children loved him.
  • Lesa R. Jan 19, 2014
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    I am so glad I decided to go with a balloon artist for my grandson 2nd birthday party. We loved it, he did some awesome balloons the kids were so excited. If we decide to use a balloon artist for any of our other parties I will use them again and I will refer them them to whoever looking for one.. Thx!
  • Lauren N. Sep 13, 2013
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    Stacey did a wonderful job! The residents at Lakeview enjoyed her energy and great personality. We already have her booked again! Thanks Stacey.
  • Uttara P. Sep 11, 2013
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    Thank you for making our party a success, all the kids loved it. The daffy duck was simply amazing. I highly recommend these skilled set of hands for any party that needs a balloon artist :).
  • Sheryl E. Sep 8, 2013
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    Excellent job we were very happy. Very talented, not just balloons but very detailed one of the kids asked for a unicorn with a pink dress and that was exactly what she got. Amazing! Great job
  • Luanne G. Sep 8, 2013
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  • Nicol D. Sep 3, 2013
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    Stacey was awesome spite all the kiddos in her "space" she did a great job and made awesome balloons. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a balloon artist.
  • Monica W. Aug 24, 2013
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    Oh Wow balloons were awesome....the kids had a blast....thanks for making our party a success!

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Our company has a practice session once a week. We also attend conventions whenever we can.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My oldest daughter was home from school one day "sick". She wasn't that sick and I didn't feel that responsible, so we went shopping. Picked up a kit on how to make balloons and a couple of hundred extra balloons. It was addictive. We went through all of those balloons that afternoon and had to buy more when my husband got home from work. A couple of days later someone offered to pay me "to do that." How could I turn it down? 15 years later it's still what I do and now the whole family is in on the act, even the baby who was an actual baby back when we started.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We do events from small birthday parties to large festivals and events. At a small party we have time to create more elaborate sculptures such as dragons and fairy costumes. You won't be disappointed with our sculptures at large events, they are just a bit simpler with items like roses, monkeys, frogs and motorcycles.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Don't be afraid to ask for references and photos of previous work. Balloon art is evolving and gone are the days when it was all swords, flowers and dogs. Today's professional entertainers can make nearly anything you would think to ask for - from the basic dog that everyone's seen - to full scale costumes and dresses! It's your money, never be afraid to ask what you're getting for it. All professional entertainers should carry insurance and be happy to provide you with a copy if you request. The same goes for references. Never be afraid to ask, because a pro won't mind.