We are Experienced Balloon Twisters for Large Community Events beyond the Cedar Rapids IA area!
We specialize in twisting balloons for 100+ guests at City and Community Events with imaginative & popular creations!
You May Have Seen Us!
> Oelwein "Independence Celebration" Oelwein, IA
> Monster Jam Sponsored by "America's Best" in Moline, IL
> Epworth "Town & Country Days" Epworth, IA
> Martin Luther King Jr Community Center "Family Fun Days" in Rock Island, IL
> March of Dimes "March For Babies" in Dubuque, IA
> The PlayStation New Years Eve "Glow" Celebration, Cedar Rapids, IA
> Vinton "Party In The Park" Vinton, IA
> Allamakee County Fair, Waukon, IA
> Dubuque County Fair, Dubuque, IA
I booked "Ginger the Clown" and "Boxcar Crowley" for our school carnival to twist balloons, and I couldn't be happier! They were efficient, friendly, and the kids LOVED them! They were wonderful to work with, adorable in their costumes, and their balloon creations were amazing. I will definitely look into using them again next year!
Response from Living Characters:
We at Living Characters could not be happier with such a wonderful crowd!! Everyone were having fun with ALL the activities you offered.
Thank you very much for having us be a part of your celebration!
~ Virginia and Roger of
(We are having the sign you made for Ginger tge Clown & Boxcar Crowley laminated! We Love It!!)
Although she showed up late, she called to let me know, and then stayed a little later to make up the time.
I had to put a 40 dollar down payment, and she didn't even show up! She said her tire popped, and she was in Muscatine! So unprofessional & she refuses to give me a refund
Response from Living Characters:
I gave her MY FULL refund of $20 before her event ended knowing I could not make her event in the professional manner required when I had to change a flat tire in my full clown costume. The additional refund she demanded from me was the $20 deposit Gig Salad charged her for using their service and was not my responsibility to pay for. I was quickly accommodating.
Ginger started with a few magic tricks and quickly began TEACHING the children how to make balloon animals! She was wonderful at keeping everyone's attention and all the kids loved her! We will be hiring her again for sure!
Price Range: $125 per hour
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Comercial General Liability
Unions: WCA = World Clown Association
What to Expect
I arrive 15-30 minutes early (unbilled) to prepare for the performance, if there is any set up that I will need. I give a full hours-worth of entertainment for every hour paid for. I leave the establishment as clean as it was when I had arrived with a hearty THANK YOU to all.
We specialize in twisting balloons for 100+ guests at City and Community Events with imaginative popular creations! We are most known for our personal entertainment we give to each child as we make their balloon creations. It may seem like we are just clowning around, but the children know it is our balloons that have all the character!
Additional Booking Notes
I have all my own props, games, books & prizes but always happy to take donated items such as toys and books so that I may share them with all the boys and girls. When I do adult Halloween parties as a Scary Witch, I expect there to NOT be children under the age of 15, as I can become very wicked in deed!
Past Booked Events
|May 18, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||School Assembly|
|September 03, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Festival|
|July 22, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|June 21, 2017 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|September 17, 2016 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|August 01, 2015||Fundraiser|
|December 13, 2014||Christmas Party|
Every party I do is based on the needs and wants of the age and group you have. I gear my performance to the prominent ages and make sure there are games, stories & prizes for all.
Balloon Twisting Creations may include, but are not limited to:
Animals, Hats, Wands, Flowers, Weapons & Seasonal Favorites!
|Virginia Rosche||Owner & Character Performer|
Influences & Inspiration
Oh so many comedians but my favorite childrens performer is Billie Hayes (Witchiepoo, Weenie the Genie & Mammy Yokum). As a child adored Captain Kangaroo, Sesame Street & the Electric Company but with age comes wisdom and I have a great respect for Red Skelton, Lucielle Ball & Carol Burnett. I like to throw a little education (if I can) into my performances and doing it in a way the children won't even notice is even more fun!
I have all my own props and necessities! I can perform in any size venue! A room adequate for your quests to walk hand in hand (not shoulder to shoulder) in a circle can give a nice area for everyone to be able to participate!
I like to have a "some-what accurate" number of quests to expect.
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