Kids love balloons! Mary makes balloons for children of at least 3 years of age and older. Balloons and babies don't mix. Safety is of utmost importance while Mary is making balloon figures. If a parent insist that the toddler have a balloon figure, Mary will hand off the balloon to the parent. It is then their responsibility. Simple to intermediate balloons are made. Mary Canary likes to call herself a "balloon twisting entertainer", more so than a "balloon artist." You have to entertain the kids first and then make a fairly decent balloon figure. It's not all about making a fancy, smancy balloon. but more about making the child in front of you at any given moment feel special by just chit chatting with them. Mary strives to create a fun and positive memory for the child, if only for a few seconds. Balloons don't last but memories do!
Here is a sample list of balloon figures: swan, flowers, ladybug, giraffe, elephant, parrot, parrot in a swing, penguin, monkey, sitting rabbit, lion, hummingbird, love birds, bumble bee, teddy bear, tiger, dragonfly, frog, T-Rex, brontosaurus, sword, dog, poodle, cat, snail, fish and round face balloon on a stick.
Other figures time permitting:
Round face on a body
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Blissful Balloons for the King
45-50 mins (5 yrs of age on up)
Latex balloon figures are made in the show to teach or illustrate a Bible story or message. Kids love pretty balloons. Even adults find balloons entertaining. They are unique and fun tools to teach and inspire. And esp "wander-ful" for special times of the yr such as Valentine's Day, Easter, VBS or Christ-mas. Children will become familiar with a couple of bible verses or stories. How about a sword to teach Hebrews 4:12, "The word of God is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. It judges the thoughts and actions of the heart." Or how about a fish to tell the story of Jonah? For Christ-mas, a red and white candy cane represents the purity of Jesus and the blood he shed on the cross. Thus the reason for the season. These are only a few examples of many. Music, faith-based routines, props, music and interaction with kids round out the show.
The Storytelling with Balloons show is an option for customers who might want to book a secular balloon program. Show includes, props, music and audience participation. A fun show where all types and shapes of balloons are utilized to tell a story.
Please Note: For the two shows above, Mary can bring 50 pre-made one-balloon figures (poodles, dogs) to give to the children after the show. Balloons are not given to children under three yrs of age due to safety reasons. The cost of the balloons would be added to the regular rate for each show.
"We had a great turnout and you were part of our success. We always look forward to having you and the other ladies join us each yr. The patients and families enjoy seeing you. You are part of the show. It's hard to cram so many activities into a 2.5 hour time frame, but you all do so good. Patients and families always look forward to the clowns. Thanks again Mary."
Business Operations Assistant
Baylor Health Services Transplant Reunion
Strolling Entertainment and Balloons
"I would highly recommend Mary Canary. She arrived early to set up, which is important to a Marketing Director who needs everything to fall into place. She wore such a fun and creative costume that fit perfectly with our theme. She engaged with the guests, both young and old, which is truly a talent. You could tell she was enjoying herself and having fun with the guests, which made it even more fun for them. Love her sense of humor! We plan to contact you as soon as another opportunity arises."
Strolling Entertainment and Balloons
"Thank you for such great service. The kids loved the balloons. I hope to work with you again in the future. You were awesome. God bless you and your husband."
Sweet Lady J Entertainment
"Mary, thank you so much for coming to our Pumpkin Fest event. You did a wonderful job talking with the children and making them feel special and loved. I will certainly keep you in mind for future events."
Children's Ministry Director
St John Lutheran Church
"Thank you again for being part of our Back to School Event. You were a hit!"
MLK Dallas Dream Forward
"Mary is a well know clown and entertainer here at Bethesda Gardens. She makes balloons, "clowns" around with the little kids and big kids (residents) and gets everyone involved in her antics. Everyone has fun and enjoys it. Thank you."
Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living
Strolling Ent & Balloons
Puppet & Music