Nick Connell

Balloon Twister from Evanston, IL - Will travel up to 40 miles
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With many years of experience, I am professional, talented, and happy! I am capable of seamlessly entering your event and instantly fostering excitement. I specialize in quickly creating fantastic balloon sculptures, while engaging people of all ages with humor, creativity and quality. I make a wide variety of creative balloon hats, animals, flowers, weapons, jewelry, characters, and vehicles.

You might have seen me or my work on a Marshall's commercial, at a Cards Against Humanity event, Threadless' family reunion, Northwestern University, Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival, Southport Art Festival, Lisle Eyes to the Skies Festival, McGaw YMCA, Daley Center, or at any number of park districts, public libraries, elementary schools, block parties, wedding receptions, or you-name-it-party. You may be so lucky as to join me at Midwest Potter Fest in Waukesha, WI, this September (2018)! I'll twist for 8 hours a day, and also make a custom sculpture of some magical creature for you to take your photo with.


BALLOON TWISTING ENTERTAINMENT

*TIER 1 - Simple balloon creations: 35-50 people will get 1 item in 1 hour. I go fastest when I have only a short list of balloons for kids to choose from. Ideal for large events where you want as many kids as possible to receive a balloon. Examples: poodle, sword, rabbit, kitten, butterfly, parrot, horse.

*TIER 2 - Multiple balloon creations: 15-30 people will get 1 item in 1 hour. I make much better versions of the animals, hats, jewelry or weaponry being asked for. Ideal for most events at which I currently entertain because I find that people want to say "Wow!" and watch both the kids and adults smiling so big and being so engaged (from corporate events to wedding receptions, fundraisers to block parties, and a wide array of kid or adult-focused parties. Examples: koala, dolphin, crown, giraffe, ninja, sea turtle, princess, unicorn, owl, penguin, green mamba, spider monkey.

*TIER 3 - Absolute best creations: 5-15 people could get 1 awesome item in 1 hour. Much depends on what's asked for. Ideal for small parties or adult events or when you want the kids to hurry off so the adults can get balloons (which does happen). Examples: characters, imaginative hats, dragon, unusual designs, unique requests, and/or the absolute best versions of anything I could make from Tier 1 or Tier 2 creations.


BALLOON DECOR

*Arches, Columns, Arrangements: I would love to decorate your space. Let me know what you want and your budget, and we are well on our way. Examples: 4 color spiral arch, jungle-tree arch with first-rate animals and flowers, rainbow arch with clouds and a unicorn, 6' columns with a topper, pool arch, penguin centerpiece, flamingo centerpiece.




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Nick was amazing!!!!! Im so happy I hired him, he helped make my son Gabriel 1st birthday party a success!!! My guest loved him, he did a great job with the kids. He was on time, very polite, funny, kind, great with our kids who attending the party! I would recommend Nick to anyone.. Thank you, Delilah & BDay Boy Gabriel Moreno! 3.22.14 My event was was help at the purple monkey playroom in Chicago

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Nick Connell’s Response:

Like I said, I would have liked to spend more time with your party. Such good people. And your comments are refreshing. The coffee shop across the street was also refreshing. :) Best wishes to you all.

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Nick was amazing for my 8-year-old's birthday party. He worked tirelessly to make all the kids what they wanted, sometimes more than once if someone's creation popped! He made kids and adults laugh and had a very comfortable and affable vibe. Highly recommended!

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Nick Connell’s Response:

Thank you for taking the time to leave a detailed review, Emily. Best wishes to you and yours.

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Nick was incredible - very cool, normal dude, not at all clown-y or showman-y - just super, super talented. The kids (boys especially) loved all the unique swords and shields and animals he was able to make. Highly recommend, and will definitely have him at any major function we host!

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Nick Connell’s Response:

Much appreciated, Vanessa. I'll show this review to my kids when they say otherwise. Ha ha. Wishing you a wonderful 2015!

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2018
Jun
3
Celebration
Chicago, IL
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2018
May
6
Christening
Northfield, IL
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Mar
3
Birthday Party (Kids)
Glenview, IL
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2018
Feb
25
Community Event
Chicago, IL
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2018
Feb
17
Birthday Party (Kids)
Morton Grove, IL
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Jan
27
Celebration
Highwood, IL
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Balloon Twister
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Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
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Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
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Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
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Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Nick Connell will also travel to Chicago, Skokie, Kenilworth, Wilmette, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Winnetka, Golf, Glencoe, Glenview, Glenview Nas, Niles, Techny, Park Ridge, Norridge, Northbrook, Carol Stream, Des Plaines, Highland Park, Oak Park, River Grove, Schiller Park, Deerfield, Fort Sheridan, Franklin Park, Highwood, Prospect Heights, River Forest, Forest Park, Melrose Park.
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