Fun Silly Jilly knows 100 cartoon character balloons, 100 non-cartoon non-hat balloons, and an unlimited number of hats.
Invite her to your BIRTHDAY PARTY. One option is: She'll cheerfully make everyone a crazy balloon hat or tiara. Hats help make fun photos, and kids like seeing friends in the hats. Then make everyone a balloon animal such as monkey in a palm tree, penguin, princess, Spiderman, dolphin, or butterfly costume.
Invite her to your LARGE EVENT where she makes balloons as kids line-up.
She can also perform a FUN children's magic show.
STL city & county: $120 1st 1/2 hour, $50 additional 1/2 hour. Contact for other counties. Sometimes higher fee if 70+ kids.
Silly Jilly did great. She is wonderful at twisting balloons. I was really impressed w/ her patience with excited kids! We had a great time and it was perfect entertainment keep not only the kids busy but the adults entertained as well!
Response from Silly Jilly the Balloon Artist:
Thanks for the compliments and inviting me to perform at your daughter's first birthday.
Brother Keaton did a great job helping with the magic, and he has a great since of humor. He should be the clown.
Your party location of the Rock Springs Park center with your fun decorations was perfect. I'm impressed O'Fallon, IL has such a nice building available for their residents to rent.
She did balloon twisting for our school trunk or treat. All the children loved it. Will mostly be dooking her for our next event as well.
We invited Jill "Silly Jilly" to our Missouri Community Betterment conference during our reception to entertain our guests. Everyone loved her and the creative balloon art she made. Someone said to me later "I was expecting balloons that look like dogs like you get from most balloon artists. This lady could make anything".
I would definitely ask Jill to entertain for us again.
Response from Silly Jilly the Balloon Artist:
Thank you for the positive comments and sharing the photo!
Also, if you want me to change it up for next year, I could teach a balloon twisting workshop for the teens. I'll bring about 8 blown up balloons per teen, and teach them how to make a dog, sword and hat. Then free time for the kids to get creative with making large balloon hats.
Silly Jilly was a huge hit at our event! I've never seen such creative balloon sculptures! The balloon jet packs were a huge hit with kids! There were also balloon animals that I've never seen made before, like My Pretty Pony and penguins. Silly Jilly truly is a balloon artist! I highly recommend her for your next event!
Response from Silly Jilly the Balloon Artist:
Thank you very much for the kind review. It was nice to meet you and meet the other quality entertainers you hired.
I've got you penciled in the first Sunday in May 2017; although, my husband and I might decide to go out of town for the weekend to celebrate our birthday which is the day before; will make a vacation decision around Jan. of next year.
Silly jilly was great to work with. She made balloon hats for my son's birthday came to meet him and deliveries the best made balloon hats which were a great hit!!
From the time Silly Jilly came in the room until she left, the kids were excited, happy and wanted more. Anyone thinking about using Silly Jilly for a party don't hesitate. This was the best party ever for a 6 year old. Even the adults were entertained by the way she inter-acted with the kids. My grandson will never forget his birthday party! Thanks Jilly!!!
Silly Jilly was great from beginning to end, she kept my son and his toddler classmates attention from the time she walked in to the time she left! The balloons were perfection, she was up to date on the latest characters which was a hit with the kids.
Silly Jilly was very organized, professional, prompt and accommodating ,and of course silly!
Overall you won't be disappointed!
Price Range: $170 1st hour, $100 2nd if STL City or County
Gig Length: 30 - 600 minutes
What to Expect
Book Silly Jilly and that is who you will get, someone fast at balloon twisting, nice, friendly, and with great reviews. She always respects the kids and would never make fun of anyone.
Balloons usually pop when they touch the grass or concrete. For parties at parks mid-June through August, Silly Jilly usually does a very fun and entertaining magic shows and/or walk-around entertainment. When Silly Jilly gets compliments like, "My daughter can't stop talking about you," or "I have never seen Molly laugh so hard," this is when the kids witness Silly Jilly's non-balloon antics, for example, when Silly Jilly thinks a diaper is a beautiful hat, or the kids see her comedy magic show.
When requesting more information about Silly Jilly's performances (especially for a non-winter party,) please write if the party is inside your home, in your backyard, park or other.
FOR LARGE EVENTS INCLUDING FAIRS
Silly Jilly will (with your agreement) have a sign listing about 10 choices. (She has gotten complements on her sign from parents saying a long list is too confusing for the children.) Examples kids choose from include: giant sword, princess Elsa wand, Spiderman wand, flower bracelet, dog, and dinosaur. Most of the choices have two balloons in the one sculpture. Silly Jilly will probably bring a large basket of about 40 pre-blown balloons, and kids can pick out their favorite color. Their sculpture will be made out of the balloon they grab, and Silly Jilly may add a second balloon to their sculpture. As she waits for an indecisive kid to choose a sculpture, she’ll blow up balloons to put in her basket. That’s what she recommends to keep the line moving, and this way she'll make more than 60 sculptures per hour. She'll be talking with the kids and looking at them as she twists, and when less than 5 kids in line occasionally "accidentally" letting the balloon go. The kids think letting the balloon go is hilarious.
Especially at large events with over a hundred kids, it’s not about Silly Jilly showing off how fancy she can make the sculptures. It’s about keeping the line happy, and also increasing the number of kids who meet a clown. However, if you prefer, she can do the fancy balloons making almost whatever the kids want, for example Tweety Bird in a cage, and if there are seventeen kids in line, that seventeenth kid will wait about 60-70 minutes for the sculpture with 6 balloons. Or she could limit the sculptures to 3 balloons per sculpture making what ever the kids want (if she knows how to make it with three balloons or less,) and with this option the seventeenth kid in line would wait about 40 minutes. With the first option (2 balloons max per sculpture) the seventeenth kid in line will only wait about 15 minutes.
PRESCHOOLS MAGIC AND/OR BALLOONS
Daycares sometimes just hire Silly Jilly for a half hour to do a magic show. Or you could have her do small balloons consisting of two balloons per sculpture which take about 1.5 minutes, but allow 2 minutes for time for Silly Jilly to introduce herself and pass out balloons and stickers. If, for example, you would like Silly Jilly to visit 3 of classrooms of 20 kids, hire Silly Jilly for two hours. Smaller daycares of 15 to 20 kids may want to hire Silly Jilly for an hour to make big and fancy balloon animals or an hour and a half for big balloons and a magic show.
Over half the non-regular gigs Silly Jilly does are birthday parties.
Silly Jilly is prompt and will be at your booked party even if she gets an offer for a higher paying gig.
Jill "Silly Jilly" Schmidt started performing after taking a non-credit clown class at St. Louis Community College in 1994. For 23 years she's performed at over 100 parties per year. Also for 23 years, she's twisted balloons at restaurants almost every week.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 06, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
Past Booked Events
|July 14, 2018 • 10:00am - 4:00pm||Grand Opening|
|July 07, 2018 • 10:00am - 4:00pm||Corporate Event|
|June 23, 2018 • 10:00am - 4:00pm||Corporate Event|
|May 12, 2018 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Cultural Event|
|October 12, 2017 • 3:30pm - 6:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|February 12, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm||Birthday (Child)|
|December 03, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|October 28, 2016 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Holiday Party (Halloween)|
|October 23, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|May 01, 2016 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Fundraiser|
|March 26, 2016 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|August 07, 2015||Fair|
|May 09, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|May 08, 2015||Other|
|April 11, 2015||Birthday Party|
|March 27, 2015||Birthday Party|
|December 24, 2014||Birthday Party|
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