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How much does balloon twisting cost?

Average cost in 20149: $125 See National


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The average cost for a balloon twister is $125. You are likely to spend between $85 and $190 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated August 1st, 2017

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Balloon artistry or balloon twisting is a form of entertainment requested for children’s parties, birthdays, corporate events, bar mitzvahs, weddings, holiday parties and festivals. Balloon artists can twist balloons to fit specific themes, such as super heroes, or they can do an assortment of favorites. Customers commonly request simple balloon twisting services, detailed balloon art, balloon arches and balloon centerpieces. Several factors affect the cost of balloon twisting.


The main factor to cost is the length of time the balloon artist spends at an event. The longer their appearance, the higher the overall cost. Depending on the size of your event, you may want a balloon artist for an hour (a few children) or several hours to be sure that everyone gets a balloon.

Staggered rates

Frequently, balloon artists have a higher rate for their first hour, with subsequent hours at the same event offered at a reduced rate. For example, Balloon Monster in Los Angeles, charges $100 for the first hour for balloon headbands, animals and costumes, and then $40 for each additional 30 minutes.

Set rates

Other balloon artists have set rates regardless of the length of time they are at an event. For example, JLO Magic and Entertainment in Lacey, Washington, charges $100–$150 for each hour.


Travel to and from events can increase costs, depending on the location. Balloon artists may have standard travel rates they apply, or they may calculate a per-mile cost if a location is outside their service area. Bay Area Birthdays in Walnut Creek, California, charges a $29 travel and supply fee in addition to its hourly rate.

Balloon decorating

In addition to party entertainment, balloon artists can also provide balloon decorating. Here’s what Balloon Monster charges for various types of balloon party decor:

  • Balloon centerpiece: $20+

  • Balloon bouquets: $30+

  • Balloon sculptures: $40+

  • Balloon arches: $70+

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Recent reviews

Party Animals of Texas

Face painting and balloon twistying for kids party. Affordable rates, no hidden fees, on time and follow schedule of the party. Entertaining and kids friendly. Overall very satisfy. Highly recommended.

Space City Clowns

Exceeded expectations! For our daughter's 3 year old birthday party, she did the best princess balloons and a great magic act that kept the kiddos on the edge of their seats for 30 minutes. She would have done face painting too, but grandma was already doing it. Highly recommend!

Nickey Fynn

If I could use just one word to describe Nickey Fynn, it would have to be "Perfect!" We hired Nickey Fynn and his partner Fah to come for an hour to our 6 year old's birthday to make balloon creations for us. From the moment we first spoke, Nickey Fynn was extremely professional and asked all of the right questions to ensure he understood what we were looking for. He and Fah arrived at our home the perfect amount of early and he was carrying the most beautiful and detailed balloon creation for my son. We had a Pokemon themed party and he made a Charizard (it's like a dragon creation) for him. He totally loved it. He then set up very quickly and he and Fah could make any single balloon item that the children requested. From swords and robots, to anaconda snakes and the cutest giraffe I have ever seen. The kids were just all huddled around watching in excitement as simple balloon became amazing creations. He also had lots of very creative balloon headband creations pre made which he handed out to some of the adults at the party to wear. When kids weren't asking for balloons, Nickey also performed some simple magic tricks for the kids and they enjoyed that so much! I cannot say enough great words about Nickey Fynn and Fah. They did a beautiful jobs, the parents and children were all delighted and kept mentioning over and over what a great idea it was to hire them. I am sure some of the parents will be calling to hire him soon. Skip Chucky Cheese and Pump It Up for parties... this was easily more cost effective and just plain fun! Thanks Nickey and Fah!! My son is still playing with his charizard and talking about all of the cool balloons you all made!