Smarty Pants is Chicago’s Favorite Family Entertainer!

“Chicago’s Favorite Kids Entertainer” – Nickelodeon’s Parents Picks

As seen on WGN-TV’s morning news, Smarty Pants presents the Big Balloon Show – a one of a kind stage production featuring the world’s biggest balloon props – plus incredible balloon twisting for all special events.   Chicago’s #1 family entertainer since 2006!

“A phenomenal entertainer” – Time Out Chicago

“The Big Balloon Show brings big laughs!” – Chicago Reader

Going far beyond simple dogs & swords, Smarty Pants creates astounding balloon sculptures, wearable balloon costumes and larger than life balloon art that has audience members exclaiming,

“I never believed it was possible to do such things with balloons!”  – WGN Morning News

Find out why Smarty Pants is the most requested birthday party entertainer for over 15 (!) years in the Chicago area!

Birthday Parties & Family Celebrations

Smarty Pants is Chicago’s top birthday party entertainer for kids! Kids don’t just want any ordinary balloon guy – they want SMARTY PANTS! Don’t wait – give your child an unforgettable birthday celebration with balloon twisting, face painting and the Big Balloon Show!





The Big Balloon Show!

Called “simply amazing” by WGN-TV, the Big Balloon Show is a completely unique stage production featuring magic, comedy and Smarty’s eye popping giant balloon props.

Perfect for schools, libraries, park districts, theatres or your next special event!




The Mousetrap Machine Show

Illinois #1 science assembly for teaching simple machines!

The Mousetrap Machine Show is a science assembly STEM program that combines Science, Math and Art to teach students about how five simple machines work:

The Lever | The Wheel | The Pulley | The Inclined Plane | The Screw

During the assembly, over 25 student volunteers demonstrate the workings of these five simple machines using fascinating oversized balloon sculptures. Balloon wheels on a motorcycle really turn, pulleys really lift weights and balloon screws even fly through the air!

“Our principal of 35 years said it was THE BEST assembly program she has seen EVER. Kids and staff alike have raved about the program. It was extremely educational while being fun, and kept the kids’ complete attention from start to finish. I would definitely recommend the Mousetrap Machine assembly.”
-Matt Legg, Rupley Elementary


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