Balloon twister that makes balloon animals that look like art, its magic! Balloon Modelling and Balloon Sculpting is not the only superpower Tobi brings to the party! She entertains at small events with face painting too! Tobi visits preschools during the week and is available for birthdays and large corporate events on Friday and Saturdays.
Did you know that Tobi has won multiple awards for balloon art at International Balloon Conventions? She challenges herself to learn faster and push her mind as an artist every couple of years to ensure she maintains her artistic edge.
We had Tobi visit for my youngest daughter's birthday and all the kids had a blast! We had booked Tobi before and it really made the birthday fun for all the kids. She is so interactive and lively with the kids and they were all so excited to see the different balloons she could twist! We also did face painting which all the kids enjoyed. I recommend Tobi for your event, you would not be disappointed! : )
We booked Tobi for my daughter's 8th birthday party for face painting and balloons. She arrived early and was set up before the guests arrived. She was very interactive with all the kids and they were so amazed by the fun balloon creations she could make. We didn't have as many kids at the party as we had hoped/anticipated, so we only had Tobi for an hour, but she created such a great atmosphere for the kids. Next time I will plan for a longer party so she can stay longer. The kids were really bummed when she had to go! I completely recommend Tobi for any kids event as she is very kind, interactive, and really made my daughter's birthday eventful. I plan to use Tobi for future parties and suggest you do too! Thank you Tobi!
Response from Tobi the Amazing Balloon Artist:
Thank you Kristen!
I must say, Tobi has introduced a new level of balloon creating in my eyes. I was so impress with her performance at our last event, she really knows how to connect with kids and you can tell the amount of passion and experience she has for her craft.
She is a true artist at hand and deserves the proper recognition.
Thank you Tobi
Tobi has tied balloons for my children, she is creative, kind, and fun! I highly recommend her!
I had no idea the huge extent to which balloons could be made into so many beautiful things from samll items such as birds, etc. to huge, such as a tree, large alcove, walls, etc.
Price Range: $100+
Gig Length: 45 - 420 minutes
Insurance: Liability Insurance
What to Expect
When performing as a balloon artist, the audience will witness a variety of balloon creations from 3 foot crazy hats to Unicorns with a braided mane and golden horn. Each event is unique, so it is a performer's job to estimate the number of children at an event and provide balloons at a pace that will meet the needs of the client. Tobi has years of experience with large event balloon twisting and brings a very high level of professionalism and patience to the table. When dealing with hundreds of children, this is a crucial trait for any performing artist.
Tobi McJunkin is an award-winning balloon artist and provides balloon twisting and balloon decoration at all types and sizes of events for all occasions. Tobi specializes in children's birthday parties, but is available to larger events as well.
Tobi has two children of her own that continue to inspire her passion of balloon modelling. Each time a new Disney movie comes out, a new balloon design must be made. Just the type of challenges that keep this lady motivated!
Additional Booking Notes
Since the majority of the type of venues a balloon twister will perform are birthday parties and corporate events, it is critical to have light (to see the balloon colors), space to allow a crowd of 50 children to gather or form a line, to have a chair or small table (to set a balloon bag at the correct height), and parental support (kids may need a friendly reminder of manners in a crowd and the balloon artist will be way too busy with the 3 children in front to be able to deal with this.)
Ending the line: All good things must come to an end and a balloon artist will need some help leaving the venue at the end of the time they were hired. This means closing the line approx 15 minutes early and having a staff member stand at the end of the line to deal with the parent that is not going to be happy when they can't get a balloon for their little boy. (Offering stickers, helium balloons used for the event decor, or other items of value can ease tension.) Also pre-arranging for the balloon artist to stay an additional 30 minutes, if needed, can help when there is a high demand.
Tickets: When you have a large crowd and need to ensure that children do not re-enter the line to receive additional balloons, handing out tickets is a good option.
Past Booked Events
|September 15, 2018 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|July 28, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|June 27, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
Each event is unique and Tobi is able to create over 100 designs to meet the needs of both her client and her audience.
|Tobi McJunkin||Owner, Balloon Artist|
Influences & Inspiration
My balloon art has been highly influenced by balloon artists like Ed Chee, Tim McConeghy, Ken Stillman, Don Caldwell, Cody Williams, Kristy Edel, and Brenda Hatch... just to name a few.
My entertainment style has been influenced by Julie Varholdt and Marta Hoburg.
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