A summer of balloon twisting

A Summer of balloon twistingBalloon modeller

This summer I have found that I have been booked a lot for balloon twisting. The weather has been just right so its been a fun time. With this being my first year in the world of balloon twisting I have learned a lot. Mostly which sculptures work best and which ones take too long. There have been times when I’ve offered a really cute design but its been taking ages to do and the cue just gets longer and longer. At this point the design doesn’t seem so cute!making balloon sculptures in Eastleigh

Last week I did a gig entertaining children at a wedding reception. This was great as the kids were getting bored before I arrived and I was able to make some really cool stuff for them and brighten up their evening. It’s a great feeling when you look up and you see all your designs in one place at the same time running around being enjoyed. Still a few more summer twisting gigs to go including Forton Fest this weekend and The Old Forge summer Fayre on bank holiday Monday, be good to see you

I’m occasionally asked by parents what games I do in my parties and it’s always a bit of a mouth full to explain so I have wrote this for greater clarity. To begin with, none of my games are elimination based which means no one is ever ‘out’. This ensures all the children are engaged throughout and are not going to become bored which is very important to me. On to the games!

Character statues
I tell the children to dance and when the music stops to freeze and impersonate a well known character (superheroes, Disney princesses etc). I’ll pick the most creative one each time ensuring that everyone wins. If there are a lot of children, I’ll pick multiple winners each time so by the end they have all won.
Why it’s good
– The children enjoy being on their feet, if they don’t want to pretend to be a character they will usually just  freeze normally so they still feel involved. It’s  easy to understand and we can play it instantly. The children are never bored in this game and are always riveted throughout. It’s been so good over the years.