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Provow's Puppets and Balloons
Provow's Puppets and Balloons

Provow's Puppets and Balloons

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Introduction: Hello Memphis, I'm back from dealing with health issues in Tampa! As a young child I was completely and totally shy, unable to connect with children or adults. My oldest sister saw that I had this problem and brought me some puppets from a trip to Mexico. From that moment on I was in love with all things puppets. I've been performing puppet shows for over 45 years and I do 20 to 30 minute puppet shows to fit most any occasion! I studied the art of puppetry in Milan Italy for three years. I performed my puppets on 7 nationwide TV shows and traveled the US and Europe performing shows back in 1976 through until now. I enjoy balloon sculpting and would love to sculpt balloons at your next event! I do know face painters here in Tampa and even do some face painting myself. I enjoy doing Santa work! This is the time of the year for Santa. I will come to your home to deliver presents on or before Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve's prices are higher than any other times. I can also read Christmas stories to the children with books I can provide or you can provide for me. Bringing happiness to kids of all ages means more to me than anyone knows! I also customize all my shows to meet your parties needs! If it's a birthday or school event I'm ready to bring some fun to your group! I'm 64 years old going on 12 and simply love entertaining children of all ages! My shows can be religious or secular themed. This is what I've done since the age of 15 when I started performing birthday parties throughout the Memphis area! I'm returning to Memphis Tn. But I've loved the Tampa area! I can create most anything and I'm looking for some new projects to get involved in. You can read a recent news story done on me at my web site which is now just finished. Provowspuppets.com Feel free to call me with any questions you may have! BE BLESSED ALWAYS!!!
Overview

Hired 77 times

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1 employee

45 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Featured Projects
  • Santa Clause

    Approx. $150

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, professionalism, and work quality.

Excellent 4.9

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Cheryl A.

Face Painting

I enjoyed every minute of Provow's Puppets. I love his work with the face painting and the balloons sculpture. I will definitely refer him to my associates so they can hire him for their grandchildren party.
Apr 11, 2021
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Kim H.

Balloon Twisting

EXTREMELY professional, prompt, courteous and well in tuned with children!! Willingness to travel was a HUGE plus, and the kids loved the balloon animals! Will definitely book and use again, as well as refer him to other family and friends. THANKS IN A HUGE WAY for being a part of my family's memories!!!
Sep 30, 2020
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Adrienne G.

Balloon Twisting

Rickey was amazing at our event. The kids LOVED the balloon twisting, and he made our event one to remember. Thank you so much for your services!
Provow's Puppets and Balloons's reply
Oh how kind of you! and thank you so much!
Dec 13, 2017
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Charmeal A.

Balloon Twisting

As a Mother of a 5yr old I want the best for her so for her milestone 5th birthday I wanted to think outside the box and I chose thumbtack...I immediately found Mr. Provow... His response time and scheduling was on point... However, my entire family even the birthday girl was very SATISFIED! The face painting was very friendly, I joined in the fun also, the balloon twisting was even more fun...I even got me one of those as well... Then the puppet show was just great everyone was amazed even the adults. I'll definitely hire him again... Thank you Mr Ricky🤡🤩🎊🎉🎂
Provow's Puppets and Balloons's reply
WOW! Thank you for the kind words!!! Hope to see you again in the future!
Mar 4, 2019
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Leonilyn S.

Face Painting

I hired him for my baby’s first birthday celebration yesterday and he did s very good job. Kids and adult were so happy and entertained on his face painting, puppet show and balloon sculpting.
Provow's Puppets and Balloons's reply
Thank you so much I gad a wonderful time myself!
Jan 15, 2018
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Rickey Provow

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Show only $225.00 However if you add balloon sculpting I can bring my puppet show's price down. Balloon sculpting varies depending on amount of children so every show has a custom quote.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I find out just how many children at going to be at my shows. I get info on the birthday child so I can customize my material to me customer's needs! I also do shows for other venues as well and I can make my shows touch on Jesus' love or not depending on what your needs are.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    2000-2003 Developed a new show for television called, “Harvest of Wisdom Series” Written by Tom Maul and produced by Rick Provow. I'm selling my creations at many different mall venues in the Memphis area. I also sold custom puppets from hand puppets to marionettes for several different companies in the Memphis area. 1990-2000 I've done voice over work for Madison Ave. Video Post for Dave West and did voices for Serta Sheep. Performed for Malls, Company Picnics, and festivals all over the world. 1995-1997 Puppeteer, Blue Star Production Company My puppets have been the central characters in videos that address the health and safety concerns of company employees nationwide. 1989-1997 Puppeteer, Television Product Promotion I have promoted numerous products with my puppets and have designed scripts which feature the merits of specific products. 1981-1989 Puppeteer, Memphis Arts Council I have taught puppetry to children of all ages and nationalities in the Schools Program of The Memphis Arts Council. 1977-1981 Puppeteer, Professional I have toured both Europe and The United States, appearing on The Merv Griffith Show, The Mike Douglas Show, The Dinah Shore Show. Midnight Special, American Bandstand and The People’s Choice Awards of 1976. 2000-2003 Developed a new show for television called, “Harvest of Wisdom Series” Written by Tom Maul and produced by Rick Provow. I'm currently selling his creations at the several flea markets and I also design custom marionettes for several different companies in the Memphis area. 1990-2000 Performed for Malls, Company Picnics, and festivals all over the world 1995-1997 Puppeteer, Blue Star Production Company My puppets have been the central characters in videos that address the health and safety concerns of company employees nationwide. 1989-1997 Puppeteer, Television Product Promotion I have promoted numerous products with my puppets and have designed scripts which feature the merits of specific products. 1981-1989 Puppeteer, Memphis Arts Council I have taught puppetry to children of all ages and nationalities in the Schools Program of The Memphis Arts Council. 1977-1981 Puppeteer, Professional I have toured both Europe and The United States, appearing on The Merv Griffith Show, The Mike Douglas Show, The Dinah Shore Show, Midnight Special, American Bandstand and The People’s Choice Awards of 1976.

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