Balloon Twisting and Entertainment

Face Painters, Magic and More, Oh My!

Balloonopolis is so much more than just balloon animals. We’ve teamed up with some of the most sought after and highly regarded face painters, magicians, and caricature artists in the Midlands who are the hit of any event.

But wait, there’s more!

We also have Bubbles, Fairy Hair, Glitter Tattoos, and Balloon Photo Frames and Selfie Stations.

So let us be your one-stop shop to make your planning a little easier and your event spectacular.


Note on booking entertainment.  We are happy to take last minute bookings when available, but it’s always best to book early.  The spring and fall months are our busiest time of year, so we recommend that you book as soon as you have a date. For March-May and September-November it’s best to book 2-3 months in advance.

Balloon Twisting

Everyone loves balloon animals! That’s why, over the years, we’ve been invited to lots of birthday parties, corporate family fun days, school and church festivals, tailgate events, trade shows and even elegant galas. We twist at Bustle at the Russell at the start of fall semester and the students just love showing off their balloon hats!

We couldn’t be prouder of our team of balloon twisters at Balloonopolis. Just hover over their pictures to find out more.

Mr. Balloon Man

Mr. Balloon Man says he has the best job in the world, because he gets to put smiles on people’s faces. And it must be true, because he's been handing out smiles for 22 years. As co-owner of Balloonopolis, he has twisted at events from Maryland to Coral Gables and even California. His speed and creativity make him the highlight of any event.


Jenna learned balloon twisting from her dad when she was 7 years old, and started working balloon events at 9. In the almost two decades since she's become a lively and creative twister who knows every kid by name.

Blake "Looney Ballooney" Casanova

Looney Ballooney is truly a Balloon Artist. With balloons as his medium he creates unique balloon art for children and adults. He sees a picture in his mind, then he turns that image into a wonderful creation. Watching the balloons come to life is as much fun as enjoying the final product. Blake does his best to make any request. In his words "I love taking on the challenges and creating new and exciting balloons for everyone." Blake has performed for multiple celebrities and has worked the world famous DragonCon.

Face Painting


Sarah Dippity and Face Painting

Columbia's famous face painter and bubbleologist has entertained children, families and adults throughout the Columbia area for over 20 years.

With a background in theatre and entertainment, Sarah dazzles with her face and body painting skills and her ability to create and make magic with bubbles in all sizes.

Sarah has been nominated for Best Family Entertainment in the State Newspaper and performs for the Columbia Fireflies, and other clients such as Riverbanks Zoo, Edventure, SC LIbrary, and much more.

Sarah Dippity and Bubbles

Everybody love bubbles!

Ideal for outdoor parties, children’s events and festivals. Sarah Dippity creates giant, iridescent bubbles perfect for admiring, chasing, and popping.

Bubbles are beautiful to watch as they blow with the wind! Children just love playing with bubbles!

Please note that Sarah has no control over where the bubbles float so they shouldn't be stationed near any food or expensive equipment!

Magic and Juggling

Ralph Summer

Magician Extraordinaire and juggler delights everyone with not only his amazing sleight-of-hand, but also his contagiously high energy! His capacity to entertain is second-to-none and we always receive the highest compliments from his events.

From roving magic and juggling to stage performance or balloon art at your event, Ralph will put joy and laughter in your heart.