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Hooray Balloons Kids Entertainment helps busy moms host incredible birthday parties and entertainment! We do it all, from Slime Making, Balloon Workshops, making Balloon Animals to Face Painting using FDA approved paints. Our stress free party experience means we handle all the details! We have a simple booking process and offer a no hassle refund.

Please call us today to chat about how we can make your next party special and one that will generate lots of compliments.

Do What You Love Make Money With a Balloon Artist Business

A Balloon Artist Business seems risky to venture into until you start bringing home the bacon, or tips, from corporate and private parties.

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Birthday Parties for Kids Makes You Awesome

Birthday parties for kids are awesome! Face painting, balloon animals and slime. Lots of cool party experiences to choose.

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Hooray Balloons Kids Entertainment Near Me

Hooray Balloons Kids Entertainment helps busy moms host incredible birthday parties in Solano, Napa and Contra Costa Counties.

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Instructions for face painting

Are you new to face painting?

Don't worry if you are! We all start somewhere so don't let that hold you back. Face painting is a popular children's entertainment for kids parties. You can learn it, too.

Here's how.

Once you're at a party and set up, invite children to come choose a design. You may have a picture menu board or a word board. Once the child knows what they want they'll sit down ready to get painted.

Smile and be friendly. It's difficult for some children to have their faces painted because they're afraid. A smile and soft tone helps them get settled.

Next, load your sponge with paint. Begin sponging the child's face. Be careful over the lids and around the eyes. Some sponges are more coarse than others. Dabbing in a gentle way you'll cover the area so no skin shows through.

Whenever you're sponging paint on you want an opaque coverage. It'll look better and it's easy to enhance with line work.

Use a wet wipe to clear any extraneous paint. Sometime it'll get on the nose or lower cheeks which you may not want. Now you're ready for a stencil if you're using one.

Choose a stencil and use a finger dauber. This allows you to control the paint better as it's applied to a stencil. Some stencils have delicate details so daubers are great to use. Otherwise use a sponge dabbing enough so the design comes through on the child's face.

Grab a round brush. Load it with the paint you'll use and apply it. Add those lovely details including tear drops, flower petals and swirls.

Last but not least add gems, glitter and lip gloss. This last part before the reveal takes your design work from okay to "wow". Both kids and parents love this part. The jewels are fun, the glitter is awesome and the lip gloss makes a terrific finishing touch.

Once the finishing touches are on you can surprise the child with a reveal. This is the best part of face painting. Watching a child react to how beautiful or cute or daring they look never gets boring.

The reveal will make you come back for more face painting opportunities!

How to Tie a Balloon Quickly With Slack

New to balloon twisting?

Or doing balloon decorations for parties?

You may wonder how to tie a balloon. This is a common question. As a balloon twister, I've learned a way to tie balloons.

You can learn it, too.

BUT you need to test and create your own style.

So how do you tie a balloon?

Create balloon slack. What the heck is that?! Balloon slack is when you have enough latex to pull around your fingers. When you don't have enough two things happen.

    1. The skin near your cuticle area gets sensitive fast. This is due to wrapping latex around it several times.

    2. You'll also get frustrated. When you're frustrated you feel you're not "getting it" it "doesn't work" and then you quit.

I don't want you to hurt your fingers.

I also WANT you to enjoy tying balloons.

It's not a super fun thing to do. But making it easy means you can create balloon animals for parties. Or you can put together a balloon column or arch for your child's party.

It makes sense to check out balloon twisting on YouTube. Watch how creators tie their balloons. Everyone does it a little different. You need to see how it's done and then try it for yourself. Adjust as necessary but once you get it, you're good!

Here are simple steps for how to tie a balloon...

    1. Inflate and PINCH the balloon with your index and thumb one inch from the nozzle. This creates the slack you need.

    2. While pinching the balloon GRAB the un-inflated part. Wrap IT around your index and middle finger.

    3. With the balloon AROUND your fingers a small gap opens allowing you to push the nozzle under. Then pull it the rest of the way through.


You did it!

You tied a balloon.

If tying balloons with your fingers isn't comfortable that's okay. You can use a balloon tying knot device. Wow! Sounds strange, but THESE actually exist. I didn't know about this tool when I began tying balloons.

It could help you and train you to tie balloons without trouble. Check the balloon tying knot tool to see if it's something to help you.

I've also written a full article on the topic. It includes a six step photo layout to follow. Hope this reference makes it easier for you. Read the full How to Tie a Balloon article for pics and tips.

Surprisingly Easy Balloon Business Plan by the Numbers

A balloon business plan is your blueprint to success. Don't make it complicated or super long. Keep it simple, update it and stay on track!

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Fun Parties for Kids Makes You A Hit Mom

Fun parties for kids include Slime Making for its creativity and freedom to experiment with no clean up for mom!

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Site Index Hooray Balloons Kids Entertainment 94591

The site index for Bay Area's Hooray Balloons Kids Entertainment helps you easily navigate the site's content to quickly find what you want.

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Party Favors Like These Balloon Candy Cups Are Cool

Get your party favors for your next event here! Contact us to place your order and we'll be in touch and then get to work!

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How to Tie a Balloon Quickly and Easily

Illustrations sho how to tie a balloon easily. Learn these easy steps so you can tie balloons without difficulty.

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Finger Food Ideas for Birthday Parties

Hi, there,

Do you need finger food ideas for birthday parties? Great, because in this blog posts that's what we'll be covering.

As it should be, birthday parties are inherently high energy. After all, it's a huge celebration oftentimes with a one year old party. And, even if the party is for a five-year-old they're are too excited to settle down to eat.

What to do?

Provide simple finger foods they can grab and go. Well, they do need to stay still long enough to eat to avoid choking, of course.

5 Finger Food Ideas for Birthday Parties include:

    "Fried" Chicken Fingers. Sounds a little crazy but chicken fingers especially when made at home tastes so good. These are not your processed chicken fingers bought at the supermarket. Instead you can get the recipe using crushed cornflakes and use honey for a dipping sauce. Just be careful not to have the honey drip all over the place.

    Ham and Cheese Sliders These are delicious and easy. Ham and cheese is popular with kids and making them as sliders using Hawaiian rolls, popping them in a toaster over and then brushing butter on top, is easy, quick and they'll go one right after the other!

    Fruit skewers are a great choice to have coming out of a watermelon or some other kind of melon. These are delicious and since kids love fruit they'll definitely be popular. It can take time to cut all the fruit and add them on to wooden skewers so alternatively they could be put into small plastic or paper cups. This makes them easy for kids to take and eliminates filling up skewers!

    Devilled eggs are quick and easy kids finger foods. Get the recipe but these tasty classic bites have Greek yogurt and Asian chili sauce giving them just the right amount of zip!

    Nachos! You can load these up with seasoned ground beef or chicken and melted cheese on top. Then put shredded lettuce on top. You could keep chopped tomatoes and sour cream off to the side in case kids don't want that included. These are a hit because they're simple and oh so yummy!

These 5 finger food ideas for parties should help save you time while providing, quick, nutritious and tasty finger foods for kids.

Take care,

Do You Have to Do Party Favors?

Balloon Party Favors

Hi, there!

Hope your day is going well!

I recently received a question and wanted to answer it. The question is:

Do you have to do party favors?

I posted an article on this site about doing party favors and my point of view. As a party planner, I say, yes, you do need to do party favors. However, they don't need to be expensive and you don't have to do all candy if sugar is a concern.

As an entertainer and party planner, I believe you should provide favors mainly as your way of thanking children who come to your child's party. One of the ways you show your appreciation is providing a small parting gift in the form of a party favor. Of course, this is in addition to the food and entertainment you’ll offer.

Your party favor could be a bag filled with candy. Or it could be a bag filled with small activities, stickers, tattoos, crayons, etc. you can purchase cheaply at a Dollar Store or Walmart. The party favors do not need to be expensive.

Worried about offering candy?

Don't provide it.

You can offer non-candy items or low sugar candy items. It depends on you, your budget and what you want to give. The point is, kids will be excited to get something on their way out. And, too, children 5-years-old and up expect to receive something. This is largely due to the fact they may have been to a few parties already and enjoyed party favors they received.

So, do you have to do party favors? Yes, I would. However, you can also be creative and hire a balloon artist like myself (shameless plug) solving the party favor issue. Kids go home with a balloon animal - something tangible in their hands - whether it's a diamond sword, princess wand, penguin, baby shark, unicorn or something else. They get something fun to remember your child’s party and they’ll definitely want to come back again.

What are your thoughts? Contact me and let me know.


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Wondering do you need party favors? This article provides three reasons you should offer them at you child's party.

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Balloon Decorations for Sale in Vallejo, California 94591

Unique balloon decorations for sale to decorate your party space with color and whimsy. Balloon garlands and centerpieces add fun and excitement to any ambiance! We can help make your private or corporate event pop!

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Valentine Balloons - Creatively Twisted Designs Vallejo

Creatively twisted Valentine balloons by Hooray Balloons Kids Entertainment, Vallejo, are unique and fun to give to your special someone.

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