Father & Entertainer
I remember my wife and I planning our son’s 1st birthday. The entire family was there. Kids ranged from little crawling babies to middle school kids running around the restaurant. It was at that moment I realize 1st birthday parties are the best! You have kids of all ages, family joking around, and the atmosphere is like no other birthday party.
Years have gone by and some 5,000 birthday parties later I still find myself enjoying the 1st birthday party. Plus I’m a lot wiser on what makes for a good 1st birthday party and I make sure I blog about these experiences to help future parents plan their child’s 1st birthday party.
Inquisitive parents always ask, “How did you get into this business?”. I like to tell people that I learned my skills from a bunch of twisted people in college. A true statement. While in college, I met a group of professional entertainers that met every Monday night.
We would practice in the gym. and I learned from world-class jugglers, unicyclists, magicians, clowns, balloonists, fire-eaters, theatrical entertainers, and vaudevillians.
I did not realize at the time how lucky I was to be working with such talented people and the skills and techniques that were freely taught to me. I have used all my entertainment skills over the years, but have decided I would rather be a Master of one form of entertainment, than a jack-of-all-trades. So I became a master balloonist who specializes in 1st birthday parties.