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Half Twisted-Half Knot

Half Twisted-Half Knot

50 reviews

About Half Twisted-Half Knot

Peter John is "Half Twisted- Half Knot".

"Half Twisted" because he is a national award winning balloon artist that uses both wit and comedy to entertain at family friendly venues.

"Half Knot" because he offers balloon magic shows, that combine magic, escapes and a lot of HUGE balloons to entertain both children and adults alike.

WARNING- Peter John is often described as "The hardest working person" by his major corporate clients. He guarantees that he offers Wisconsin's LARGEST balloon creations. With a majority of his clients being repeat customers, he must be doing things right.

Half Twisted - Half Knot has been seen at resorts, shopping malls, major corporate events and all over!

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Reviews

Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!

By Carrie C. on March 10, 2015

If you are looking for entertainment for an event, LOOK NO FURTHER!

We hired Half Twisted-Half Knot for our one year-old twins' birthday party, and he was absolutely spectacular! I have never seen quick, individual balloon creations done as well as Peter's. The kids were absolutely in heaven, and loved the magic show that followed. One of the cousins wanted to make sure he was going to be back next year!

Peter was just incredible from day one. He was extremely responsive with his communication, had great suggestions based on my party, was on-time and stayed longer than he needed to in order to make balloons for some late arrivals.

Truly a professional!

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Party Magician, Magician

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for your kind words. It was nice to know that I met or exceeded your expectations.

Awesome addition!

By Jessica B. on May 9, 2016

We hired Peter for my daughter's 3rd birthday this past weekend and it was the best decision! He was easy to work with from the very start. He replied to messages and questions extremely fast and professional. He showed up on time, and was set up and ready to go in 5 minutes. He entertained the birthday girl and a friend while waiting for the other guests to arrive and they loved the individual attention. He had a great personality and with both the kids and the adults and his balloon creations were crazy cool. The kids had a blast and the parents were asking for his contact information by the end of the event. We would definitely recommend Peter to anyone and I would hire him again for another event with no question.

Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Balloon Twister

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for this great review. It is an honor to help make events, such as yours, even more successful.

Great Entertainment!!

By Melanie J. on September 28, 2015

We hired Half Twisted Half Not for our daughter's first birthday party. Peter John was on time, set up was quick and he made funny jokes to entice and entertain the kids while twisting the balloons. This is not just for children, as all the adults loved the show and enjoyed Peter John's balloon making skills. Even my 1 yr old was very impressed and the different sizes and shapes really caught her attention. Great talent, great price! We plan on hiring him again in the future! Thank you!

Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Balloon Twister

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate it.

#1

By Sherita S. on March 21, 2015

The balloons made at this event was the best I ever seen. The event was free and crowded with inner city participants. The man making the balloons was very entertaining and treated everyone as if they were paying customers. He gets a #1 from me.

Hired As: Balloon Twister

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for the great review. I am glad it was a great event for you.

Beyond our expectations

By Seth B. on December 8, 2014

Amazing balloons and very entertaining

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Comedian, Comedy Show

Balloons ---------------------- Amazing
Comedy ---------------------- Witty
Audience Participation---- Engaging
Magic ------------------------- Entertaining

We will use you again next year!

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Party Magician, Comedian, Comedy Magician, Stand-Up Comedian, Trade Show Magician, Variety Entertainer, Variety Show

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for the nice review. It is always great to perform for your events.

Great entertainment for kids & adults!

By Dana P. on February 28, 2014

Peter was absolutely wonderful & all the kids at our son's 5th birthday party had a blast! His humor was great & he had the adults laughing too! I've recommended him to several people & I would have him back again.

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Balloon Twister

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you so much for your great review.

Amazing show

By Dennis R. on January 13, 2014

Great show. The children and the adults loved your humor, balloons and magic. I would recommend Half Twisted Half Knot for any event.

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Party Magician, Comedy Magician, Comedy Show, Corporate Magician, Magician, Stand-Up Comedian, Variety Entertainer, Variety Show

"Best Balloon Artist in the World"

By Betty D. on November 30, 2013

Thank you for making the holiday parade party a success for our family. When Mayor, Tom Barrett, mentioned you were the "best balloon artist in the world", he was not kidding. We have never seen just amazing balloon creations before. We are looking forward to seeing you and your balloons, again, at future events.

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment

wedding entertainment

By Greg V. W. on October 6, 2013

peter had the kids amazed, excited, and certainly entertained as he twisted hundreds of balloons. thank you so much! they were talking about the fun their kids had, for hours. some commented, it was the best wedding they had ever been to! thank you again.

Hired As: Balloon Twister

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for the great review!

Truly Amazing!!

By Steve S. on September 29, 2013

Thank you again for the spectacular performance! Crawling in and out of the 6' balloon is such a great site to see!

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Comedian, Escape Artist

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you. I always enjoy performing for your group.

An Unexpected Delight at the Pardeeville Car Show

By Juanita R. A. on September 2, 2013

I don't know how my review ended up with all one star when, in fact, EVERYTHING WAS FABULOUS! SHOULD SHOW 5 STARS IN EVERY CATEGORY!

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Comedian

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for the update. I was wondering why it was all one stars when it appeared you were happy. Thank you for clarifying.

You Helped Plymouth Rock Campground Rock

By Josh D. on July 27, 2013

Thank you for coming out and staying a bit longer so I could get a cool balloon. I hope they have you back next year as your magic show was great to. I gave you the a five for priced fairly cuz it did not cost me anything and I don't know how much you got paid.

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Children's Party Magician, Circus Entertainment, Variety Entertainer, Variety Show

Great three years in a row!

By Katherine M. on July 23, 2013

Thank you and Ryan for making balloon animals at our event. You both did an amazing job. Is it true that you both did a seven hour event the day before? My kids are hoping you are back next year.

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Circus Entertainment, Comedy Show, Stand-Up Comedian, Variety Entertainer, Variety Show

Loved your magic show

By Richard J. on July 14, 2013

We saw you at the second show at the Germantown Library. The way you joked around with the 12 year old and interacted with the kids was hilarious. My kids are still asking if you really swallowed that balloon and can you breath in that giant balloon. Can you answer that for them? What I want to know is how did you do the newspaper trick? Any other shows in Germantown or Mequon area coming up soon?

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Balloon Twister, Comedy Magician, Comedy Show, Variety Show

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for your feedback. You know I can't say how the things are done. I will tell you that I can breath inside of the balloon (as it is filled up with normal air.) I have several shows in the area, most of them being private functions. Contact my via e-mail and I will let you know dates and times of public appearances in your area.

Funniest show in years

By Brandon A. on July 14, 2013

We saw you at the Madison Metro Jaycees show in Middleton. You kept us in stitches with your balloons and antics. Where do you get those giant balloons you climb inside? That looked like a lot of fun.

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Comedian, Magician, Sideshow, Variety Show

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, I don't disclose where I got the 6 foot balloons as it may put someone untrained at risk. It seriously can be one of the most dangerous parts of my show and should not be attempted without training and supervision. Glad you enjoyed it though.

Great fun for our whole family

By Max B. on July 2, 2013

You kept your word when you said, "Not one of your children will be bored". For the record, not one adult was either. Thank you for a great time and many laughs.

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Party Magician, Variety Show

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for your review.

AMAZING!

By Hyun K. on May 20, 2013

I highly recommend Peter John. He did an awesome job and everyone kept telling me how great he was. He makes amazing balloon creations and is very good at entertaining the kids with his balloons and humor. I wasn't sure how this would work out since it was for a 1 year old birthday party with kids ranging in age from 8 months to 14 years old, they all loved it! It shows that he really loves what he does.

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Balloon Twister

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad to know I worked out.

Loved your balloons!!!!!!

By Sandy F. on May 16, 2013

We will be calling you again soon for our other sons party. Thanks for making our day fun!!!!

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Balloon Twister, Magician

Nobody does balloons like you. When you suggested we go with the magic balloon show for this event, we were afraid our kids might be disappointed (as they really love your balloons). However WE LOVED your show. It was truly a great event. Thank you.

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Children's Party Magician, Magician, Variety Show

A great show

By Ethan W. on April 14, 2013

Highly entertaining, imaginative and enjoyed by all.

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Party Magician, Comedy Magician, Magician, Variety Entertainer

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed the show.

Awesome family fun!

By Becky T. on March 19, 2013

This entertainer is not only fantastic with balloons, but is a magician and comedian a well! We laughed and were amazed through the whole show! He is very good with kids - highly recommend him :)

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Balloon Twister, Comedy Magician

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for your kind words! I am so glad to hear you had fun.

Scout Blue & Gold - Great Performance!

By Dawn on March 19, 2013

This show was great! Communication was quick and easy. On time - performed promised length of time (and a bit extra talking with kids after). Plenty of compliments from the crowd after requesting more info. All ages were entertained and enjoyed. Would hire this performer again without hesitation.

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Magician, Stand-Up Comedian

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for your great feedback!

Half Twisted/HalfKnot was loved by all

By James B. on March 18, 2013

I just wanted to thank you for performing at our gala. You were a hit. We were glad you suggested we go with the show due to the large amount of children in attendance. Sorry, if they crowded you when you were packing up to go home. You were definitely one of the best entertainers we had in the last 20 years. Thank you again. We will be in touch for future events.

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Party Magician, Comedy Magician, Comedy Show, Magician, Variety Entertainer, Variety Show

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you. Don't worry about the "crowds", they were a great bunch of kids!

Nothing short but great

By Angie L. on March 11, 2013

We loved the balloon magic show. Thanks for recommending this package for our party. You were right this was best choice for our 7 year old and up aged boys. You blew our minds with what you did. Thank you for coming out.

Hired As: Balloon Twister

Thanks for Making It the Best Party Ever!

By Issac H. on February 11, 2013

You went way beyond our expectations and you really met the challenge of reaching all ages. The older children loved you as did all the adults. Thanks for coming out and we hope to have you at our next event.

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Party Magician, Clown, Comedy Magician, Comedy Show, Magician, Variety Entertainer, Variety Show

Above and beyond what we expected

By Marcy W. on January 5, 2013

One of the funniest shows we have seen in a long time. Peter John' s competition between a young boy blowing up a balloon vs his escaping from a straight jacket was hysterical. As for the size of his balloons "WOW"!. His big finish had us all cheering on the edge of our seats. He showed up early (to set up) and made sure everyone was happy before he left. We would hire Half Twisted -Half Knot again!!!!!!!!

BTW Make sure to check out his website. He can not do all the balloons there at an event, but it is totally mind-blowing what he can do with balloons!

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Magician

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

I am glad you enjoyed my services. If I can assist you again, don't hesitate to ask.

Amazing balloons and with kids

By Frank F. on January 3, 2013

He truly is the best out there. We had him for a corporate event and everyone loved him so we had him for a private new years party. His attention to the needs of the audience can not be beat. At the end of his show, there was a 4 year old boy's balloon that popped right before he was about to leave. He stopped his exit, unpacked his balloon apron and made this near crying boy's day as he made him an new, bigger creation. Totally above what was expected. Well done Peter John. Thank you. We will be hiring you again.

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Magician, Variety Entertainer

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for your kind words. It is an honor entertaining for your family and friends

Excellent

By Frank F. on December 5, 2012

Wonderful balloons and well worth the price.

Hired As: Balloon Twister

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for your review

My family saw your show and loved it!

By James B. on December 1, 2012

You were the best children's entertainment that our company ever hired. My son was assisting you with the "$100 balloon blowing challenge" and it has been years since we laughed so hard. My daughter loved the large balloons while the adults loved the humor. We all agreed the best part of the show was your big finish, where you climbed inside the jumbo balloon. Hysterical! That is all we talked about after the event. Very cool. You can expect more calls from us. Thanks again.

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for your kind review

Totally epic balloons

By Andy N. on September 3, 2012

I saw you at Marian University. Your balloons were massive and you really kept us all entertained. We all just loved your work. Thanks.

Huge balloons and fun for whole family

By Sue K. on August 5, 2012

We saw you at the P&G event in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I could not believe how big your balloons were. Some of them were as big (if not bigger) than some of the kids. My kid's loved them and I am glad you asked the size of the car before you gave out the big balloons (as we have a smaller car). I hope to use your services at a party in October for both my kids.

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for the kind words. Please, contact me now to make sure you get a chance for the exact date that you are looking for your event. I often book between 3 to 6 months in advance (for a lot of events) and want to make sure you get a good chance for your special day. Thank you again for the review.

July 14th, 2012

By Mary M. B. on July 26, 2012

This balloon artist worked an event I was at on July 14th in Mequon and he was truly amazing! I have never seen such good balloon art and he truly kept the children entertained! I inquired about his rates and he was amazingly reasonable, so much so I could easily hire him for my sons birthday even with just a few children in attendance and have it be very affordable! I highly recommend him and plan to use him again for future events!

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for your kind words. I always appreciate positive feedback.

Mindblowing balloons and fun

By Macy E. on June 20, 2012

We have never seen balloons like this before! You are all we hear people talking about for the next few days. Thank you for making this a memorable event for years to come.

Hired As: Balloon Twister

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thanks Mary. I loved the feed back.

Funny

By Bill H. on June 4, 2012

I saw you doing a set at a comedy club in Milwaukee. I took down your information and just wanted to say your balloons are amazing. I like the fact that you kept the act clean so even my kids would have been able to watch you. Good job! Expect a call from me for a Christmas show.

Great Fun

By Deena E. on April 30, 2012

We used his services for our son's Bar Mitzvah. Most of the people in attendance were 11 or older. We were worried that they might feel to "old" for a balloon twister. However, he was the hit of the event and was kept busy for the hours he was there. His designs were quit large and even the adults were standing around hoping to get one of his many creations. Thanks Peter John, you were all we talked about the next day.

Hired As: Balloon Twister

Best we have ever had!

By Anna G. on March 19, 2012

We do a lot of birthday parties having 4 kids. With an age gap ranging from 6 years to 15 of our kids, he managed to win them all over (and every adult). I don't recall him popping one balloon and his way of playing with the audience is way better than having someone just make balloon for a line. This is a complete show. He made everyone feel special by including them in his act. I recommend him to everyone who has a kid from 6 to 60!

Hired As: Balloon Twister

Jaw Dropping Fun

By Daniel W. on March 16, 2012

Got a change to check out Peter John at Southridge Mall. He really draws a crowd with his balloons. His huge car and his 6 foot tall "Silly" were absolutely worth the wait. My kids talked about him all night and into the next day. Thanks for the great experience.

Amazing!

By Sue B. on March 15, 2012

I saw you at the grand opening of the Macy's store at Southridge Mall. Your balloons were awesome. We never saw things like that done before with balloons. You had so many shapes and colors. You were so funny and all the kids and adults loved you! Thanks for a great time. I will contact you when Matthew's birthday comes up in September

Beyond Fabulous!!

By Suzy S. on January 9, 2012

Peter John really steals the show with his larger than life balloons and his creativity! We have worked a bunch of parties together and I always hear people clapping, ooohing and awwwing over his balloons. He is really worth it.

Great show!

By Erin D. P. on December 17, 2011

We just saw Half Twisted-Half Knot while waiting for the Jingle Bus. We were totally impressed with how he engaged the kids and made super cool balloon creations.

Our bus was leaving and our kids had been waiting in a long line to get their balloons. Since we had to leave the line, he said that he'd wait for our bus to return and make a super-soaker-looking creation for our son. True to his word, he waited, even after venue closed down, to give our son his balloon. Needless to say he made one very happy boy.

I would definitely hire Half Twisted-Half Knot in the future!

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you for your kind words. I am glad I was able to get you balloons (from what I was told there was over 800 people on the Jingle Bus tour that night.) Quinn was smart to wait for after the bus ride to get his balloon as I was able to add a backpack that I might not have otherwise gotten him. Again, thank you for the kind words and also, thank you for taking the time to hunt me down on line to leave a review. That was very unexpected and appreciated.

Good, clean, family fun

By Charles H. on November 20, 2011

We had them come out for our event and it was one of the best parties we ever had. Not only did the balloon artist do a great job, but he recommended a face painter who was also very talented.

The balloons were huge and the kid's smiles were larger. Thank you for the great job.

Hired As: Balloon Twister

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you. I hope all had a great day.

The best performer we ever had at our kids events

By Paul S. on November 19, 2011

We have been doing parties for over twenty years and Peter John is by far the best children's performer we ever had. His balloons were amazing and his interaction with the kids was beyond our expectations. We hope to use his services for years to come.

Hired As: Balloon Twister

Response from Half Twisted-Half Knot:

Thank you. You always throw some of the biggest and best party events that I have ever attended. Not only do you "over work me", but you always provide me a fun, safe and excellent times. Thanks for always contacting me early too.

You will not be disappointed

By Molly on October 13, 2011

When Peter told me he was a "balloon artist," he wasn't joking. The detail in his balloons is AMAZING. Plus, he communicated ahead of time to find out what my son was interested and arrived with awesome balloon of his favorite characters. Seriously, my son's party is one that will be talked about for years - every kid (and parent!) was amazed by his talent.

Excellent, creative entertainment for any age!

By Carol C. on August 21, 2011

We booked Peter for our company function. Peter did a great job making an all adult audience feel like kids again. Highest recommendation!

Hired As: Balloon Twister

Review by Jenny G.

By Jenny G. on May 30, 2011

He was the hit of our company event. I can see why they call him the best balloon artist in Wisconsin. He amused the adults while he amazed the children. We have never had such interest in our kid's tent, as what he brought to our event. We will be having him back soon!

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Variety Entertainer

Review by Mary E.

By Mary E. on May 26, 2011

We had a great time. Thanks.

Hired As: Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Variety Entertainer

Review by Abraham Z.

By Abraham Z. on March 23, 2011

He entertained at our Purim celebration! Great does not even begin to explain the effort he put into the show. Thanks again for the wonderful job. We will be calling you again.

Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment

Review by David C.

By David C. on December 21, 2010

I saw him making balloons Thursdays at Mayfair Mall for Christmas. The balloons he made were big, colorful and amazing. He also joked around with the audience, both kids and adults. We all enjoyed him. His showed a true mastery of balloons and showmanship.

Review by Vang S. L.

By Vang S. L. on December 21, 2010

I saw him making balloon animals at Grand Avenue Mall before the Jingle Bus tours. He was clever, friendly and the kids LOVED him. I have never seen balloons like that man's creations! Amazing job!

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 45 - 9999 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Insurance: $3,000,000 - liability
  • Languages: English

Overview

ENTERTAINMENT is what we are all about. We don't just twist balloons make sure to ENTERTAIN while we are doing it. WARNING: WE TEND TO BOOK OUT ABOUT 7-9 MONTHS IN ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EVENTS. PLEASE, CONTACT US EARLY TO ASSURE AVAILABILITY, but we try to book last minute bookings if possible.

The HALF TWISTED - HALF KNOT magic balloons show gives out the largest balloon creations in Wisconsin (and possibly the mid-west America).


We offer two main services. Either line balloon twisting or entertainment shows. Our balloon line twisting includes the largest balloon creations in all of Wisconsin (We guarantee it). While our shows contain a mixture of balloons, magic, escapes, comedy and more. Will have thrilled audiences around the world with our ability to entertain while we twist. Contact us to see how we can customize our shows to meet your needs.

Additional Booking Notes

For our show, an area of 8 X 8 X 8 foot is needed for the grand finale, we have worked in tighter spots but it works better with this much space.

Bio

Peter John Lindsay is an internationally recognized balloon artist and entertainer. His balloons have been seen in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and the Netherlands for a variety of international audiences. In 2014, He has taught comedy in Las Vegas and his balloons were seen in 10 different States. He urges people to book early as he tends to book out often 7-9 months in advance (sometimes more).

Originally he started out as an escape artist/ magician and fire eater so he now incorporates these skills into providing a unique balloon twisting presentation.

Peter John has won numerous awards in balloon designs including second place in the large competition at "Twist and Shout" 2010 (in Chicago) where he entered a balloon "painting" consisting of 8,460 hand rolled animal balloons creating a likeness of George Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon On The Isle of LaGrande Jatte".

His balloon creations have been written about in a balloon magazine, discussed at an art college in China and competed for $250,000 in Grand Rapids, Michigan's "ArtPrize 2011".

Peter John has done paid performances for large corporate events lasting over 8 hours to a small intimate birthday parties for only 4 guests lasting only one hour (Each child had HUGE balloons that were larger then they were and a bunch of little ones to use for play.)

We are currently based out of Milwaukee/ Waukesha County, but will travel to events all over the United States (contact me for additional travel expenses.) Our show is available world wide with enough notice (and additional travel expenses and hotel allowance prepaid.)

The team providing the talent:

Peter John Lindsay

Designer and entertainer

Set List

Our shows are custom created for your needs. Please, contact us to make your show perfect for your needs.

Influences & Inspiration

Fozzi Bear and Gonzo from the Muppets

Setup Requirements

8 x 8 foot space for stage shows (and 8 foot ceiling miniumum)

Sound system with mic stand for larger venues (or additional costs may apply if we have to bring our own)

Services

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