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Smarty Pants Battles Jim Gaffigan!

Four years ago, Smarty Pants challenged Jim Gaffigan (the World’s Funniest Comedian) to an epic Balloon Battle in the Hot Pockets arena (aka the WGN-TV studio here in Chicago, IL) The battle was so memorable (and weird!)  that WGN recently …
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Smarty Pants kicks off 2024 with the Big Balloon Show at the Morton Grove Park District!

This December, Smarty Pants helped ring in the new 2024 year at the Morton Grove Park District, presenting his Big Balloon Show to an enthusiastic audience of kids! We said goodbye to 2023, and hello to 2024 with the show …
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Looking for Halloween Entertainment for your Halloween Event this Fall?

Looking for Halloween entertainment for your Halloween event this fall? Smarty Pants presents the Big Balloon Halloween Show – a hilariously spooky, silly and fun Halloween event packed with magic, comedy and his uniquely amazing giant balloon props! This show …
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Looking for a kids entertainer for your birthday party celebration in the Chicago area in 2023?

Planning a birthday party celebration for your child in 2023? Smarty Pants has been entertaining kids in Chicago since 2006 – over 15 years – with amazing balloon sculptures and of course, the famous Big Balloon Show! Don’t take chances …
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Looking for Halloween Entertainment for your Halloween Event or Party?

Fall is here and that means it’s nearly time to celebrate Halloween! Did you know that Smarty Pants offers amazing Halloween entertainment for your Halloween special event and Halloween parties! From the Big Balloon Halloween Show – a hilariously spooky …
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Smarty Pants Makes Hilarious Balloons on WGN TV Morning News in Chicago!

One of my favorite parts about living in Chicago is making frequent appearances with the hilarious cast of the WGN-TV Morning News. This past January, Smarty Pants showed off some of his newest balloons for 2022 at the Pollyanna Brewing …
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Looking for things to do with kids over winter break in Chicago?

If you’re like me, you’re a parent looking to keep your kids having fun during their winter break from school this year. Good news! Smarty Pants (that’s me!) is presenting his Big Balloon Holiday Show at the Skokie Theater on …
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Looking for great kids entertainment ideas for your child’s birthday?

Looking for great kids entertainment for your child’s birthday party this fall? Smarty Pants is the answer! For over fifteen years, Smarty Pants has been providing high quality, professional entertainment for birthday parties in the Chicago area! Don’t take our …
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Planning a Fortnite Themed Birthday Party in Chicago? Smarty Pants does Fortnite Themed Balloon Twisting!

Fortnite Balloon Twisting

As we get back to in-person balloon twisting at birthday parties and special events, I thought I’d take a minute to brush up on what’s popular for kids in 2021. If you’ve got a kid ages 6-15, it may come …
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Looking for Birthday Party Entertainment in Chicago this Spring? We’re Back!

Are you looking for entertainment for your upcoming birthday party or special event? We are proud to be fully vaccinated as of April 2021 and ready to return to in-person balloon twisting entertainment! If you’d like to talk about bringing …
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