As you probably guessed from the name, Toby the Balloon Dude is a family entertainer specializing in balloon entertainment, balloon sculpture, balloon twisting, balloon art - whatever you'd like to call it! As a balloon artist, Toby not only provides entertainment to the recipient of the balloon creation but to everyone around as they watch the creations being made in a magical atmosphere where ladybugs smile and dinosaurs still roam the earth. Toby isn't your father's balloon man. No one-balloon, three-twist doggies, but animals that look like animals, flowers that look like flowers, swords that look like swords. His Big, Crazy Hats, with all sorts of loops, twists, curls, and antennae.
Kids loved the balloon creations he made. He arrived in plenty of time to set up for the event. Will definitely consider booking in the future.
Toby was a huge hit at our elementary school event! His creations were top notch, he dressed for fun, and he was great with the kids! Additionally, he was professional and easy to work with. I would without a doubt recommend him to any group looking for this type of entertainment at their event.
Response from Toby the Balloon Dude:
Joni, Thank You and your staff for allowing me to entertain at your event. It was a fun time.
He truly is the best out there for the money. We had him for a corporate event and everyone loved him so we had him for a private Christmas party. His attention to the needs of the audience can’t be beat. At the end of his balloon show, there was a 5 year old girl and her balloon popped right before he was about to leave. He stopped and unpacked his balloon apron and made this near crying little girl's day as he made her a new, bigger creation. Totally above what was expected. Well done Toby. Thank you. We will be hiring him again. Like I said before he is the best out there. And well worth the price.
Toby was great to work with. We hired him to work at our celebration. He was very flexible throughout the day with extra requests. The kids really liked him and he is definitely friendly and easy to work with. His balloon art was just amazing. I have been asked to forward his contact information to several of the people that were in the attendance. I would hire him again!!
Toby provided great entertainment for the kids (and the adults!) at our company anniversary party. We enjoyed watching him transform balloons into pieces of art. He offered a wide variety of pieces and did a great job accommodating to children of all ages. The kids are already asking if we can have him come back!
"Toby the Balloon Dude came to our festival. He stole the show! Every child and adult left his area with a smile and wonderful memories. His energy and love of his craft combined with his desire to make children of all ages happy shines through his creations. Great job Toby the Balloon Dude! The memories you created will last far longer than your balloons"
“We use Toby at our festival and the kids and grown up kids love him. He is truly a great kid’s entertainer. And the balloon characters are out of sight.”
Price Range: Contact for rates
What to Expect
It's easy to book Toby for your event. Whether you're looking for entertainment, table centerpieces or both, Toby can help make your gathering fun and memorable. Kids' birthday parties are the most popular venues to use balloon twisting entertainment, but balloons can enhance any occasion, including:
Weddings - keep your guests entertained during the wedding party photo shoot
Grand Openings - draw attention and be family-friendly
Promotional events - a larger figure for display to pique interest in your product or service
School events - ice cream socials, spring flings, etc.
Community events - make it more memorable for the kids
Fourth of July - firework hats, stars and more
Halloween - spooky spiders, ghosts, bats and more
Christmas - Santa, reindeer, stars, wreaths
Toby is quickly becoming well known in Central Iowa. Performing for Corporate Trade shows, Grand Openings, Restaurants, Fairs, Festivals and even the occasional Birthday Party. Toby, is first and foremost, an entertainer. While he is not a clown making balloons, this 'Balloon Dude' engages children in his line with guessing games, and jokes about the creations he is making. Toby also entertains your guests even as they wait, which brings many to linger even after they have their balloons!
Located in Central Iowa, not far from Des Moines, Toby isn’t your typical poodle and sword twisting guy. Toby the Balloon Dude designs detailed balloon sculptures that leave nothing to the imagination and most of his creations take less than two minutes to create. If you’re looking for a highly talented person who can make nearly ANYTHING out of balloons while entertaining then Toby the Balloon Dude is the artist for you. As a Balloon Artist and Twister, Toby the Balloon Dude is constantly working on improving his skills and is working hard to make sure every time you see him, he will have something NEW to show you.
Wherever Toby goes, he draws a crowd with his colorful balloons and goofy antics.
Past Booked Events
|July 29, 2021 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Fair|
|February 01, 2014||Other|
Influences & Inspiration
Lucille Ball, Dom DeLuise, Robin Williams, Dick Van Dyke, John Ritter