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What Does Tony the Balloon Guy Do?

As you probably guessed from the name and photos, Tony the Balloon Guy is a family entertainer specializing in balloon entertainment, balloon sculpture, balloon twisting, balloon art - whatever you'd like to call it!

From the coziest living room birthday party to the world's largest cruise ship and the biggest corporate events for the likes of Kellogg's Cereal and Disney World Parks and Resorts, Tony the Balloon Guy has the balloon entertainment covered.


Bubbling With Fun!

Tony isn't your father's balloon man.  No one-balloon, three-twist doggies a clown might hand you, but animals that look like animals, flowers that look like flowers, swords that look like swords, a brown-and-red robin, a green frog (unless you want a green robin and a brown-and-red frog!)... well, you get the idea.  Even the princesses look like princesses.  And those hats...

Big, crazy, colorful hats, with all sorts of loops, twists, curls, hearts, wings, spirals, beads, bubbles, bows, propellers, flowers and antennae. The kind of stuff Dr. Seuss would dream of after too much pizza.  The kind of stuff scientists guarantee to make any place or event 93% more festive. Now that's a crazy hat!


Do You Like My Hat?

Entertainment like this is the reason that hardly a day goes by (literally) without someone telling Tony the Balloon Guy something like, "I've seen a lot of people do this, but you are by far the best!"

As one little boy told Tony the Balloon Guy: "You're funnier than a monkey!!!" That was a few minutes before a little girl asked, "Did you eat a hundred boxes of sugar this morning?

Speaking of entertainment...  besides making balloons at parties, Tony is a balloon stage-show performer and storyteller at libraries, daycare centers, schools, churches, summer camps, and even retirement facilities, so he's a real pro when it comes to humor, interaction, audience participation, dealing with distractions, and so on.

You may have even seen his antics on TV, when he appeared on Charley's World, with Charley Belcher, on Tampa's Fox TV affiliate, WTVT.


Good Time Charley

These entertainment skills carry over to birthday parties and other one-on-one events.  As good as the balloons are, Tony the Balloon Guy's priority is making folks laugh and feel special.  Watch the smiles.  Listen to the giggles - and guffaws.  Jump aside to avoid certain death when a mob runs by, swinging their balloon swords or running/flying/swimming their balloon animals along.  Silly antics, corny lines, and expert sculptures make for memories that last.


Octofun!!!

Everyone has something to celebrate. Birthday parties, churches, schools, weddings, fairs, festivals, company picnics, employee appreciation days, grand openings, restaurants... if you want families to attend your event and have a good time, Tony the Balloon Guy will help create the festive atmosphere that makes you look good and your event succeed.

Hernando County? Citrus County? Pasco County? Sumter County? Lake County? Pinellas County? Hillsborough County? Tony is your (balloon) guy!


Island Cool

Come See For Yourself


Named "The Best Balloon Artist I've Ever Seen" by literally dozens of partiers, restaurant-goers, event-attenders, and other entertainment gourmets who claim to have seen "a lot of balloon guys," Tony the Balloon Guy performs regularly at the following venues:

Tuesdays, 5:30-730pm, Coney Island Drive Inn, 1112 East Jefferson Street, Brooksville, Florida. With Face Painter Phyllis.

Wednesdays, 10-11am, The Shops at Wiregrass. The mall is at the corner of State Road 56 and Bruce B. Downs Blvd., about 2.5 miles east of Interstate 75, in Wesley Chapel, Florida. With Face Painter Phyllis.

Wednesdays, 6-8pm, LickitySplits Ice Cream Shop, 1858 West County Road 48, , Bushnell, Florida. With Face Painter Phyllis.

Thursdays, 5-8pm (NEW EXTENDED HOURS), Anthony's Italian Restaurant, 8809 Mitchell Blvd, in the Sweetbay shopping center at the corner of Mitchell and Little Road, south of State Road 54, Trinity/New Port Richey, Florida. With Face Painter Phyllis.

Saturdays, 9-11am, Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key, 1201 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach, Florida. With Face Painter Phyllis.

Sundays, 9-11am, Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key, 1201 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach, Florida. With Face Painter Phyllis.


What a monster pizza!


Now that's Italian!

Tony the Balloon Guy also appears often at open-to-the-public events like festivals, grand openings, school events, church events, etc.  You can find these events by searching Facebook for "Tony the Balloon Guy," or by making Facebook friends with "Tony Balloonguy."

Extra, Extra, Read All About It

Have you read Tony The Balloon Guy's blog lately? It's got funny stories, more info about the family business, some pictures - it's a fun read!


Decorating Michael Clayton - the Bucs wide receiver, not the movie

How Tony the Balloon Guy Saves You Money

If you are looking for a pony, a juggler, a magic show, a face painter, a glitter tattoo artist, a balloon twister, a congratulatory or celebratory balloon delivery, a balloon decorator (arches, columns, centerpieces, canopies, etc.), or even a fun fortune teller (upbeat and entertaining tarot card readings, palmistry and quick numerology), of course you've come to the right place.

But what if you're looking for a few of those? Say, a magic show followed by a balloon artist? Or a face painter, a pony and a juggler, all at the same time?

Well, you can hunt through entertainer listings and hire performers individually. If you want to spend the time.

Or you can hire someone to book the entertainers for you. If you want to pay that agent, promoter or event planner a commission on each performer.

Or (and this is the BEST way), you can hire multiple best-quality entertainment services all at one time from Tony the Balloon Guy's family business of variety entertainers.

Then, instead of you paying more to middlemen, Tony the Balloon Guy will combine services, call it a package, and charge you less!

It's like a value meal! Only you don't eat it.

Because Tony the Balloon Guy's business is a family business, when you need a balloon artist and a face painter, Tony doesn't hire a friend who paints faces and then charge you a little more than he pays her - he brings his talented wife. If you need a pony ride, Tony doesn't hire some guy with a pony and then tack on a percentage for himself - he gets a friendly little horsie out of the back pasture, and a family member walks the kids around while you snap the best pictures ever. When you need a magic show or juggler before or after an hour of balloons, Tony breaks out those skills. And listen - there's Tony the Balloon Guy on the piano!

Thus, for the same price some Tampa Bay area balloon twisters charge for an hour, you can get the same quality of balloon art and entertainment, plus a face painter, with Tony the Balloon Guy's discounted party package rates!

And for what one particular Tampa balloon man charges for an hour, you can get the same quality of balloons and entertainment, plus a face painter, preceded by a half-hour comedy magic show, with Tony the Balloon Guy's combo prices. Or for just a few dollars more than that one balloon man, you can get an hour of balloons, face painting, and a pony!


Ahhhh! Snakes!

See something on this site that you like? Please contact Tony the Balloon Guy as soon as possible - it's so disappointing to have to tell folks, "Sorry, that time is already booked."


A boy and his big balloon dog

Many times we mean to come back to a page in the future, but then we can't find it. This might be a good time to bookmark TonyTheBalloonGuy.com or, even better, send an e-mail right now with a request for specific or general additional information - then you won't have to worry about forgetting to do it later, or losing your way back to this page. Tony the Balloon Guy will be happy to get right back to you.


Playing fun, familiar tunes for kids, retirees, holidays, etc.


Tony the Balloon Guy's work has been covered by and/or photographed for both print and online editions of the St. Petersburg Times, the Tampa Tribune, the Orlando Sentinel, and smaller newspaers like the Gulfport Gabber and The Laker of Pasco County. He has also appeared on Emmy-award-winning Charely Belcher's "Charely's World," a "My Tampa Bay" feature on WTVT-TV Fox 13.

Contact Tony the Balloon Guy

Remember: If you hire entertainment before you get a quote from Tony the Balloon Guy, you might pay way too much!
To book or request more info:
Call: 352.796.1125
Email: info@tonytheballoonguy.com
Write:
P.O. Box 15087
Brooksville, FL 34604

But Wait - There's More!


They're ANIMALS!

Mrs. Balloon Guy is a face painter! Face Painter Phyllis has has done face painting for kids and adults at the Florida Aquarium and for the Tampa Yankees and the Tampa Bay Lightning, as well as at countless events with Tony the Balloon Guy. Book her on her own, or with Tony the Balloon Guy for a package price! Have the kind of quality you'd find at Busch Gardens, Disney World, or Universal Studios, at your party or event!

She also does glitter tattoos - perfect for pool parties, and just for events on hot, sweaty Florida days!


Spider-Man & Spider-Man

Tony and Phyllis also offer pony rides: a hand-led birthday party pony, or a four- or six-pony carousel for larger events. Kids love ponies!!!


A girl and her pony (not made of balloons)


Happy Anniversary!

Delivering balloon arrangements personally to your special someone, or perhaps, as in this case, placing an arrangement in the yard for your special someones to wake up to!

What Are People Saying?

Thanks, Tony, for the great job yesterday. You had those Kids mesmerized. It made the day for many of them. I very much appreciate the way you work to make them feel important. Thanks again.
—Woody Cornetta, St. Vincent De Paul Society, Spring Hill

Tony - Just wanted to say thank you for coming to our library a couple weeks ago. It was a great kick-off to our summer programming. We had over 150 kids plus parents and it was a great time for everyone. We even used the balloon animals you left in other programs as decoration. Thanks again,
—Jennifer Shaffer, Youth Services Librarian, Largo Public Library

Great job yesterday! Everyone had a wonderful time. I will recommend you to anyone who is having a party! Thanks to you and your family for making my grandson, Xavier’s, 2nd birthday so special.
—Debbie Chavis

I was wondering if you may be available for a birthday party on June 25th in Trilby. I tried to get you last year, but unfortunately you were already booked, so I thought I would check with you a little earlier this year. The person that we had to settle with last year was horrible, the kids were very disappointed. Figured I would try to get the best this time around.
—Amanda Bertram, Dade City

Hi Phyllis. I haven't had a chance to email you, but I want to thank you. You and Tony were everything you said and MORE. I loved everything about you guys, and I'm so glad we had you both. Tony is awesome and so are you."
—Valerie Cassano, B&V Enterprises

I would like you to come to my daughter's 6th birthday party on January 26 if you're free. If you're not, we'll change the date! All she talks about is having you at her party.”
—Jaclyn Peterson, Madison's mom, Spring Hill

My husband just came home and told me about the "hilarious" balloon guy at the museum this afternoon. I knew instantly it was you! Thanks for the gators and flamingo.”
—Shawn Young Abbas, Tarpon Springs

Thank you for sharing your talent with the Shorecrest Preparatory School kids! You made their day special!”
—Helen Stein, Tampa

I just wanted to thank you so much for making Megan's birthday a memorable one. She had the time of her life and her friends did as well. I really appreciate the time you took to take care of everyone here. Every picture I took today of Megan and her friends they all had big smiles on their face and sparkles in their eyes. You are awesome!! By the way, Megan was really surprised to see Gator (the pony) and she enjoyed riding him and feeding him so much.”
—Beverly Lisowski, Megan's mom, Spring Hill


Thanks for Saturday - that was great. We all had a lot of fun. You will have to do it again next year! My friend will be calling you for his daughter's party.”
—Khris Landry, 31-year-old birthday boy, Spring Hill


Katelyn has been to Anthony's Restaurant on many occasions and loves the balloon art and face painting. Not only does she decide what she wants made and painted before she even gets there, she always tells me what she wants for the next time!”
—Marilyn Williams, Katelyn's grandmother, New Port Richey

We opened the office in September of 2005 and one of the best parts of our grand opening celebration was a Family Fun Day. We had all types of family oriented activities, but the best one was Tony (the balloon guy). He was awesome. His balloon creations, his interaction with the kids (of all ages) was wonderful. He had a crowd trailing him (just to watch) the entire three hours he was here. Use him. You won't be disappointed.”
—Sharlene Morrell, Branch Manager, SunTrust Bank, Barclay Office, Spring Hill

Hi Tony + Phyllis. We would like to thank you for all the great entertainment at the 90th birthday party on Halloween for Mona! The balloons and face painting were a big hit with the kids and adults as well! Mom was just thrilled with the entire day, and getting to see everyone including all her grandkids and great grandkids was just priceless! She is still talking about what a wonderful time she had and we are so happy you were able to be a part of it!”
—Jerry Polony and Theresa Abruzzo, Brooksville

Tony made balloon animals and hats for our church picnic in 2005. He was very good with the children, and everyone enjoyed the things that he made them. I would recommend Tony and his balloons to anyone who needs a family friendly activity for their event.”
—Sister Patricia Saunders, O.P., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Brooksville


Tony was a great asset to our 2006 Hernando County Fair. He walked about the fairground entertaining children as well as adults. When I asked him to make something special for our Easter Egg Hunt he jumped right in to make the children happy. It's very nice to work with a person that is interested in the community as well as the children.”
—Joy Jackson, Fairgrounds Manager, Hernando County Fair Association

Thank you for visiting us at the West Hernando Branch Library for our annual Hernando County Reading Festival. We appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit us. You were a huge hit at the Festival, and we definitely want you back next year!”
—Stacey L. Leggett, Program Manager, Hernando County Public Library System

Thank you for the party. All the kids loved you. The centerpiece was fantastic. Can't wait till next year ”
—Tanya Clark, Vada's mom

Phoebe's seventh birthday party turned out awesome! Thanks to the talents of Tony the Balloon Guy and his very talented wife, Phyllis the Face Painter!! Call them to book a party or any event! They do travel across central florida!!! ”
—Allison Meakins, Phoebe's mom, via Facebook

Tony the Balloon Guy makes the best balloon creations we have ever seen! He is Legend!”
—Hot Topic store at the Shops at Wiregrass, via Facebook

There are a few more testimonials on our blog.

Where Have You Seen...

... Tony the Balloon Guy?


  • Abundance Faith Deliverance Ministry, Christmas Gala balloon decor (Lakeland)

  • Ace Electrical Services company picnic (Kissimmee)

  • Accusoft Pegasus company picnic (Tampa)

  • Alachua Learning Center Charter School (Alachua/Gainesville)

  • The Allegro (Tarpon Springs)

  • Allstate Insurance, company event (St. Petersburg)

  • AMC 12/IMAX grand opening at Westfield Sarasota Square Mall (Sarasota)

  • Ana Maria Community Center Family Fun Festival (Ana Maria Island/Holmes Beach)

  • Anthony's Italian Restaurant (Trinity)

  • ARC Nature Coast (Brooksville)

  • Asbury United Methodist Church, community Easter event (Maitland)

  • Atria Windsor Woods (Hudson)

  • Baldomero Lopez State Veterans Nursing Home (Land O' Lakes)

  • Bandshell Bash (Brooksville)

  • Bank of America company picnic at Buccaneer Bay (Weeki Wachee Springs)

  • Banyan Senior Apartments (Port Richey)

  • Best Buy Grand Opening (Spring Hill)

  • Big Lots Grand Re-Opening (St. Petersburg)

  • Black Diamond Ranch (Lecanto)

  • Bluesapalooza Music Festival (Spring Hill)

  • Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scout Pack 20, Longleaf Elementary School (New Port Richey)

  • Bright House, Anniversary Employee Event (New Port Richey)

  • Brooksville Healthcare Center community carnival (Brooksville)

  • Brooksville Regional Hospital (Brooksville)

  • Brooksville Housing Authority, Thanksgiving dinner/party (Brooksville)

  • Bushnell Public Library stage show (Bushnell)

  • Casa Tina's (Dunedin)

  • Cassis American Brasserie (St. Petersburg)

  • Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad, AKA CP&G Railroad (Shady Hills)

  • Chabad of Brandon Hanukkah Celebration at Westfield Brandon Town Center - face painting by Phyllis; juggling show by Tony the Balloon Guy (Brandon)

  • Chasco Fiesta (New Port Richey)

  • Chick-Fil-A (Brooksville)

  • Chick-Fil-A Westfield's Citrus Park Mall (Tampa)

  • Chick-Fil-A Grand Re-Opening in Citrus Park Town Center Mall(Tampa)

  • Children's Miracle Network fundraiser - Thanks IHOP! (Spring Hill)

  • Children's Safety Rally (Trilby)

  • Chili's Restaurant (Spring Hill)

  • Chocachatti Elementary School (Brooksville)

  • Clearwater Public Library Main Branch (Clearwater)

  • Clearwater Public Library North Greenwood Branch (Clearwater)

  • Christian Church in the Wildwood (Brooksville)

  • Christian Church in the Wildwood park picnic (Brooksville)

  • Cici's Pizza (Spring Hill)

  • Cici's Pizza (New Port Richey)

  • Citrus Park Town Center Mall (Tampa)

  • City of Tarpon Springs Open House (Tarpon Springs)

  • Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key (Clearwater Beach)

  • Coggin Honda (Orlando)

  • Coggin Kia (Jacksonville)

  • Coggin Toyota of the Avenues (Jacksonville)

  • Communication Concepts Inc company picnic (Tampa)

  • Cornerstone Baptist Church (Inverness)

  • Courtesy Autogroup (Brandon)

  • Crescent Center Clinic Grand Opening (Brooksville)

  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's "Take A Step Towards A Cure"(Siesta Beach, Siesta Key/Sarasota)

  • Crosspointe Church (Orlando)

  • Crystal River High School Prom - we made that big balloon arch in the entranceway, and did some other decor (Crystal River)

  • Crystal Springs Elementary School (Crystal Springs)

  • Cypress Woods Elementary School (Palm Harbor)

  • David A. Straz, Jr., Center for the Performing Arts (Tampa)

  • Dayton Andrews Dodge (decor) (St. Petersburg)

  • Deltona Elementary School Spring Festival/20th Birthday Bash (decor) (Spring Hill)

  • Denny's (Brooksville)

  • Denny's (Spring Hill)

  • Dillard's, Countryside Mall (Clearwater)

  • Discovery Point (Spring Hill)

  • Disney Parks and Resorts (Celebration/Orlando)

  • DQ Grill & Chill, AKA Dairy Queen (Brooksville)

  • Downs Syndrome Association Christmas party (Isleworth/Orlando)

  • Dunedin Blue Jays games (Dunedin)

  • Dunedin Public Library (Dunedin)

  • Dunkin Donuts Grand Reopening Celebration (Lutz)

  • Dunnellon Public Library, a branch of the Marion County Public Library System(Dunnellon)

  • East Hernando Public Library stage show (Ridge Manor/Brooksville)

  • Elks Lodge for Community Christmas Event (Brooksville)

  • East Lakes Sports Complex - Soccer Season Opening Day (Tarpon Springs)

  • Evergreen Woods Health and Rehab (Spring Hill)

  • The Event Factory (Town & Country/Tampa)

  • Fellowship Community Church (Spring Hill)

  • First Christian Academy (Trinity/Tarpon Springs)

  • First United Methodist Church Picnic/Easter Egg Hunt (Brooksville)

  • First United Methodist Church (Spring Hill)

  • Flapjack Festival (Dade City/Land O' Lakes)

  • The Florida Aquarium's table at "Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine's" Back to School Fair at the Glazer Children's Museum (Tampa)

  • Genesis School (New Port Richey)

  • Glazer Children's Museum (Tampa) - provided 250 balloon flowers for the sneak-peek Imagination Gala

  • Gold Pros, DeSoto Square Mall (Bradenton)

  • Golden Corral (Brooksville)

  • Grace Community Church (Brooksville)

  • Great Beginnings Preschool graduation decor(Spring Hill)

  • Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce gatherings (Brooksville & Spring Hill)

  • Greater Trilbry Community Association's Independence Day Celebration (Trilby)

  • GTE Federal Credit Union Memberfest (Tampa/Ybor City)

  • Hanukkah on Ice at Countryside Mall (Countryside/Clearwater/Dunedin area)

  • Health and Resources Summit, Brooksville Regional Hospital (Brooksville)

  • Heart Center Church of God (Lacoochee)

  • Hernando Correctional Institute Christmas Party (for employees and their families, not inmates) (Spring Hill)

  • Hernando County Clerk's Office department party (Spring Hill)

  • Hernando County Fair (Brooksville)

  • Hernando County Reading Festival - one year at the Hernando County Library; two years at Nature Coast Technical High School (Spring Hill)

  • Hernando County Realtor Affiliate Fair trade show (Brooksville)

  • Hernando County Sheriff's Department picnic at Horse Lake Plaza Beef O' Brady's (Brooksville)

  • Hernando High School (Brooksville)

  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club - Tuscany (Orlando)

  • Honda of Port Richey comany Christmas party (Tarpon Springs)

  • Huntington Learning Center, Autism Awareness Event (Tampa)

  • IHOP restaurant (Hudson)

  • IHOP restaurant (Spring Hill)

  • James E. Stephens Elementary School (Bartow)

  • JC Penney Grand Opening (Spring Hill)

  • Junebug's Children's Store (Spring Hill)

  • Just Desserts and Sandwiches Grand Opening (Spring Hill)

  • KinderCare (Clearwater)

  • Kiwanis Club's Music By the Lake (Spring Hill)

  • Kumon Center (Palma Ceia)

  • LA Fitness Grand Opening - balloon arches, balloon columns, balloon bouquets, giant outdoor helium balloons (across from Tyrone Square Mall, St. Petersburg)

  • LA Fitness Signature Club Grand Opening - balloon arches, balloon columns, balloon bouquets, etc. (South Tampa)

  • Landmark Baptist Church (Brooksville)

  • Largo Public Library stage show (Largo)

  • Lickety Splits (Bushnell)

  • Little Achievers Preschool (New Port Richey)

  • Little Rascals Daycare (Spring Hill)

  • Mariner Lanes (Spring Hill)

  • Meet the Candidates event (Celebration)

  • Memorial Day Festival, Fine Arts Council (Brooksville)

  • Miller's Orlando Ale House Restaurant (Orlando)

  • Monkey Bizness, the Shops at Wiregrass (Wesley Chapel)

  • MOMS (Mothers of Multiples) Christmas Party at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Seminole Heights (Tampa)

  • Monster Transmission's Monster Auto Show and Children's Charity Event (Brooksville)

  • Museum of Science and Industry, AKA MOSI - Halloboo! (Tampa)

  • National Night Out, Riverwalk Crimewatch (Spring Hill)

  • Nativity Catholic Church Grand Opening(Brandon)

  • Nativity Lutheran Church (Weeki Wachee)

  • Nature Coast Freedom Fest (Brooksville)

  • Nature Coast Technical High School homecoming dance - Go Sharks! (Spring Hill)

  • New Port Richey Public Library (New Port Richey)

  • Notre Dame Catholic School (Spring Hill)

  • Oak Grove Middle School, for NFL Play 60's "Bring an NFL Player to School" Sweepstakes, sponsored by JC Penney (Clearwater)(Congratulations Justin Austin!)

  • Old Hyde Park Village Christmas Tree Lighting(South Tampa)

  • Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church(Land O Lakes)

  • Papa Joe's Restaurant (Brooksville)

  • Park Lake Civic Association picnic at Starkey Park (New Port Richey)

  • Pasco Association for Challenged Kids - PACK - summer camp (New Port Richey)

  • Pasco County Employees' Christmas Picnic - thanks to SunTrust Bank for sponsoring my appearance! (New Port Richey)

  • Pasco County Fair (Dade City)

  • Pasco Regional Medical Center Volunteer Appreciation Day (Dade City)

  • Peace Lutheran Church (Holiday)

  • PSAV company Christmas party (Orlando)

  • RaceTrac Grand Opening (Brooksville)

  • RaceTrac Grand Opening (Homosassa Springs)

  • RaceTrac Grand Opening (Land O Lakes)

  • Regency Palms Assisted Living Facility (Largo)

  • The Residence at Timber Pines memory unit (Spring Hill)

  • Romano's Macaroni Grill (Brandon)

  • Rotary Club's Annual Family Night (New Port Richey)

  • Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas, the biggest cruise ship in the world, sailing to Nassau in the Bahamas, St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, and St. Maarten/St. Martin in the Dutch West Indies (from Fort Lauderdale)

  • Run for Rotary (Holiday)

  • Safety Harbor Public Library (Safety Harbor)

  • Safety Harbor Resort & Spa (Safety Harbor)

  • Scribbles Preschool graduation decor(Spring Hill)

  • St. Anne's Catholic Church (Dade City)

  • St. Anthony Catholic Church (Brooksville)

  • St. Pete Beach Public Library (St. Pete Beach)

  • St. Petersburg Public Library (St. Petersburg)

  • St. Vincent De Paul Society Easter Egg Hunt at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens (Spring Hill)

  • Sephora Grand Opening (balloon columns and arch) (Countryside)

  • Seven Oaks pool party (Seven Oaks)

  • Sea Breeze Community Church (Largo/Seminole)

  • Sears, VIP Friends and Family Christmas Sale (Crystal River)

  • Seven Oaks Clubhouse Community Easter Event (Wesley Chapel)

  • Sherwood Florist (Spring Hill)

  • Shops At Wiregrass, Wiregrass Wednesdays with Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine (Wesley Chapel/New Tampa)

  • Shorecrest Preparatory School, Early Learning Center (St. Petersburg)

  • Sparklebration (Dade City)

  • Spring Hill Elementary School (Spring Hill)

  • Spring Hill First Church of the Nazarene (Spring Hill)

  • Spring Hill Health & Rehab (Spring Hill)

  • Spring Hill Hernando Public Library stage show (Spring Hill)

  • Spring Hill Regional Hospital's Children's Health and Safety Expo (Spring Hill)

  • Spring Oaks (Brooksville)

  • Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A., of Tampa, company picnic (Fort DeSoto Park, Tierra Verde)

  • Stirling House of Spring Hill (Spring Hill)

  • Strawberry Festival, Whispering Pines(Kissimmee)

  • Strum Hollow Music(Spring Hill)

  • Sugar N Spice Daycare (Wesley Chapel)

  • Summer Splash Summer Camp Expo (Tampa)

  • Sumter County Youth Center summer camp (Bushnell)

  • Suncoast Elementary School (Spring Hill)

  • Suncoast Villa Luxury Apartments community picnic (Spring Hill)

  • Sunsets at Pier 60, making balloons and catching some rays with the tourists (Clearwater) (Shout-outs to Dallas, Jimmy, Robbie, Hannah and Al!)

  • SunTrust Bank, branch grand opening (Spring Hill)

  • Swamp Fest (Weeki Wachee)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL Hockey (Tampa)

  • Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (Tampa)

  • Tampa Housing Authority Fatherhood Initiative Day/Father's Day event at the Dave A. Straz, Jr., Center for the Performing Arts (Tampa)

  • Tampa Yankees, Minor League Baseball, Legends Field, George Steinbrenner Stadium (Tampa)

  • Target grand opening (Spring Hill)

  • Tarpon Springs Public Library stage show (Tarpon Springs)

  • Temple Ahavat Shalom early learning center (Palm Harbor/Dunedin)

  • Trinity Alliance Church Trunk Or Treat (Trinity/Tarpon Springs)

  • Trinity Oaks Homeowner's Association Santa Claus Picnic (Trinity/New Port Richey)

  • Trinity Urgent Care grand opening (Trinity/New Port Richey)

  • United Way 20th Anniversary in Hernando County (Spring Hill) - Thank you Chick-Fil-A for sponsoring my appearance!

  • University of Florida - Gators! Woo!!! (Gainesville)

  • University of South Florida - Go USF Bulls! (Tampa)

  • University of Tampa (Tampa)

  • Village Cadillac and Toyota (Homosassa Springs)

  • Wachovia Bank Kids Day (Dade City)

  • Walk for the Poor(Spring Hill)

  • Week of the Young Child (Brooksville)

  • Week of the Young Child (Hudson)

  • Wal-Mart Distribution Center employee family Halloween party (Ridge Manor)

  • Wal-Mart Supercenter grand re-opening (Spring Hill)

  • Wal-Mart Supercenter Kelloggs Promotion (Brooksville)

  • Wal-Mart Supercenter 1st Anniversary Celebration - thank you to Kellogg for sponsoring me and Face Painter Phyllis: you're grrrrrreat! (Wimauma/Sun City Center)

  • Wal-Mart Supercenter Kelloggs Promotion (Zephyrhills)

  • WAMU (Washington Mutual Bank) grand opening, (Brandon)

  • Wasabi Japanese Restaurant, AKA Wasabi Sushi & Grill, grand opening balloon decor (Spring Hill)

  • West Hernando Public Library stage show (Weeki Wachee/Spring Hill)

  • Westminster Manor, (Bradenton)

  • Delivering balloon arrangements to mark special days, and doing balloon-o-grams to celebrate (or embarrass!) special people.

  • First Communion celebrations and other milestone markers.

  • Birthday parties for ages 1 to 90 (literally 90!)... so far (but there's no age limit for having fun!!!) We've done parties in homes, and at Chick-Fil-A, Rainbow Rollerland, Stop N Play, The Empress Tea Room in Carrollwood, Crews Lake Park, Ballas Point Park, Anderson Park, The St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Pizza Hut, Chesapeake Bay Crab House, Lagerheadz Bar and Grill, Springhill Park, The Lake House, Brooksville's Coney Island Drive Inn, Lake Idamere Park, Spring Hill Diner, Mr. Armadillo's Backyard, the Fun Zone, Revelry Bar and Grill, Jungle Bounce, Hungry Harry's Famous BBQ Lake House, Pump it Up in Westchase, Applebees, China Wok, Spartan Manor, Xtreme Adventures Laser Tag, Embassy Suites Hotel, the Nickelodeon Hotel resort, community club houses, the Rising Sun Cafe, Lowry Park, Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, and many other venues.

... Our ponies?


  • Arcadia Rodeo (Arcadia)

  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters event (Spring Hill)

  • Calladium Festival (Lake Placid)

  • Carpenter's Home Church (Lakeland)

  • Citrus Stampede Rodeo (Inverness)

  • Clearwater Celebrates America, 4th of July Fireworks (Clearwater)

  • Faith United Methodist Church (New Port Richey)

  • First United Methodist Church (Spring Hill)

  • First Church of the Nazarene (Bradenton)

  • Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Mosque (Tampa)

  • Kumquat Festival (Dade City)

  • Landmark Baptist Church (Brooksville)

  • Little Achievers Preschool (New Port Richey)

  • Pathways Community Church (Clearwater)

  • Pathways Community Church (Largo)

  • Saddle Creek Corporation Christmas Carnival (Lakeland)

  • St. Anthony Catholic Church (Brooksville)

  • St. Leo University, family day (St. Leo)

  • Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (Maronite) (Town and Country)

  • Spring Hill Bible Church (Spring Hill)

  • Suncoast Elementary School (Spring Hill)

  • Taste of Sarasota (Sarasota)

  • Tampa Covenant Church (Tampa)

  • YMCA Healthy Kids Day (Spring Hill)

  • YMCA Volunteer Appreciation Day (Spring Hill)

  • Daycare centers

  • Birthday parties for ages 1 to 16... so far (OK, our weight limit is 90 pounds for a pony, so we actually brought a horse to the 16-year-old's party... and Grandma rode him, too!)






    Will Juggle for Funny

    Available as a roaming entertainer or to perform 30- or 45-minute shows of balloons, magic, juggling and/or comedy for birthdays, churches, schools, libraries, scouts and more.




    A Grand Opening!

    Building festive arches, columns, canopies and other balloon decor for grand openings, proms, homecoming dances, weddings and more.


    Elegant Eats






    Look, it's Tony's card!

    Upbeat and entertaining tarot card readings, palmistry, and quick numerology for grown-ups at company parties and other corporate events. Amazingly accurate, too!




    Air Head!




    Learn Karate Now!






    Articles and Essays, FAQ, Q&A... you know, Stuff From the Blog

    • Are you on twitter? Answer

    • How do I find your entire blog? Answer

    • How does Tony the Balloon Guy differ from other balloon artists and twisters? Answer

    • What is Face Painter Phyllis like, and do you have more pictures of her work? Answer

    • If I hire you for an event, will you be the entertainer that actually comes to the event? Answer

    • You say I can save a lot of money by hiring you and Face Painter Phyllis instead of going with other children's party and family entertainers. Why exactly is that? Answer

    • Even without the package or combo discounting, are your rates lower than some other balloon artists and twisters? Answer

    • How far in advance do I need to contact you to book you? Answer

    • Some family variety entertainers do "stage shows" at libraries, churches, schools, etc. Do you do shows for library programs and schools and churches? Answer

    • Do you have any such stage shows booked for this summer? Answer

    • Obviously tweens and teens are too big for a pony, but do they like balloons and face painting/glitter tattoos? Answer

    • What about even older kids? And adults? Answer

    • Since the last Harry Potter movie is coming out, do you do any character parties related to that theme, and can you make Harry Potter out of balloons? Answer

    • Can I book you for holiday parties and other gatherings, like for Christmas, Halloween, New Year's Day, the Fourth of July, Easter, Thanksgiving, and so on? Answer

    • There are a lot more daycare, pre-k, kindergarten and preschool graduations than there used to be. Do ou provide entertainment and/or decorations for this kind of event? Answer

    • So, you do magic shows for children? Answer

    • Can you make a stork out of balloons, and do you decorate for baby showers? Answer

    • Do you get a lot of repeat business? Answer

    • If I were having a pirate-themed birthday party, I'm sure you could make swords, parrots, monkeys, skulls, etc. But can you make things for a car-themed party? Answer

    • Do you or will you and Face painter Phyllis dress as clowns? Answer

    • Do you make guns out of balloons? Answer

    • Will you be doing balloon animal entertainment at Sparklebration at the Pasco County Fairgrounds in Dade City on the Fourth of July this year? Answer

    • Do you know anyone who has been on the TV show, "America's Got Talent"? Answer

    • Has anyone ever tried to use spooky underhanded horse-whisperer mumbo jumbo to steal one of your ponies when you did a pony party? Answer

    • Have you ever made balloon animals and flowers for black-clad grown-ups in a scary bar or tavern? Answer

    • Do you have any other funny stories? Answer

    • Tony the Balloon Guy, you are simply fascinating, and clearly the most entertaining balloon artist to be born in The Modern Era Of Balloon Twisting, which many archaeologists believe to date back almost 500 years. Do you know any other interesting people that it might be helpful for me to be aware of? Answer





















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    Consistently named "The Best Balloon Person I've Ever Seen," international balloon artist/balloon twister Tony the Balloon Guy (”Tony Balloonguy” on Facebook) and family provide special-occasion balloon delivery/balloon deliveries and also entertainment (party packages that can include balloon twisters/balloon man/balloon animals, face painters/face painting - chiefly Face Painter Phyllis, glitter tattoos, pony parties, princess parties, piano music, an upbeat and entertaining fortune teller , a magic show magician, etc.) for birthday parties; family reunions; family picnics; trade shows; school parties, fairs, carnivals, festivals, assemblies and other events; church parties, picnics, festivals, outreach events and holiday events; grand openings, corporate/company picnics, parties, employee appreciation days and such; holiday parties; kids’ parties/children’s parties; civic association picnics, parties and other events; and more, throughout the Tampa Bay area (Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Seffner, Tarpon Springs, Polk City, Holmes Beach, Feather Sound, Northdale, Bushnell, Lakeland, Brooksville, Leto, Redington Shores, Lake Wales, Westchase, Brandon, Davis Islands, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center, Palmetto, Ybor City, Pinellas Point, Sarasota, Winter Haven, Old Hyde Park Village, Egypt Lake, Bradenton, New Port Richey, Pinellas Park, Plant City, Town N Country, Bloomingdale, Mango, Madiera Beach, Treasure Island, Lutz, Oldsmar, Odessa, Shore Acres, Tavares, Trinity, Thonotosassa,  Bayboro, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Tierra Verde, Temple Terrace, Belleair Beach, Weeki Wachee, Ridge Manor, Harbor Island, St. Joe, Largo, Seminole, Bartow, Channelside, Riverview, Lecanto, Cheval, Haines City, Gibsonton, San Antonio, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Floral City, Spring Hill, Clearwater Beach, Coquina Key, Homosassa Springs, Carrollwood, St. Petersburg Beach, Dunnellon, Inverness, Citrus Park, Crystal River, Kenneth City, St. Leo, Gulfport) and the state of Florida, including the Central Florida/Orlando/Kissimmee area (Poinciana, Altamonte Springs, Winter Park, Longwood, Wildwood, Leesburg, Mascotte, Oakland, Groveland, Oviedo, Clermont, Casselberry, The Villages, Maitland, Masaryktown, Darby, Winter Garden, Deland, Deltona, EdgeWater, Daytona Beach). Balloon decor/decorations, too (arches, columns, canopies, centerpieces, etc., for weddings, baby showers, grand openings, dances, golden anniversaries and more).

Remember, by packaging activities like balloons, pony rides, face painting and/or a show, you save money. And have more fun!!!

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