Smarty Pants at the Niles Public Library on Sunday October 14th!

Smarty Pants and the Big Balloon Show will be making their return to the Niles Public Library for their popular “Super Sundays” program this Sunday, October 14th 2012.      Showtime is 2 pm! For Sunday’s presentation, Smarty will be presenting a …
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It’s nice to be recognized as Smarty Pants, Chicago’s Balloon Entertainer!

This afternoon, I entertained with balloons at a family reunion held at the Oak Brook Marriott in Oak Brook, IL.    As soon as I walked into the hotel, I knew the scenery seemed quite familiar – the locale was the …
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Mousetrap Machine Science Assembly

It’s September and that means kids are back in school – and so is Smarty Pants! Every year, Smarty Pants presents the Mousetrap Machine Show, a science assembly program that teaches elementary school students how simple machines work.   It’s the …
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Smarty Pants Turning a “No” into a “Yes!”

When I first started performing the Big Balloon Show in public libraries across Illinois, I regularly got asked for balloons after the show by audience members.    I would have to decline – it just wouldn’t be fair to give one …
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Smarty Pants Balloon Magic fools all of Chicago!

As you can imagine, things can get pretty busy here at Smarty Pants HQ.  Between arranging for our show performances, prepping all the giant balloon sculptures I use for shows, actually performing our Big Balloon Show and oh yes, caring …
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Batman vs. Joker!

While much of our summer is spent performing the Big Balloon Show at public libraries in Wisconsin and Illinois, Miss Dena and I do also perform our show at birthday parties.   My favorite part of a Smarty Pants birthday party …
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The Smarty Pants Big Balloon Diner Show is open!

Smarty Pants has been performing the Big Balloon Show regularly since 2006 – perhaps one-hundred shows a year, multiplied by six years… that’s a lot of shows! Every year I create an all new edition of the Big Balloon Show …
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Smarty Pants on WGN Morning News Behind the Scenes!

This morning Smarty Pants appeared on WGN-TV’s morning news to promote The Big Balloon Diner, a brand new edition of the Big Balloon Show coming to Illinois public libraries this summer!     Miss Dena and I had a great time visiting …
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Smarty Pants Celebrates Easter with Balloons in Oak Park!

This past Saturday, March 31st the Park District of Oak Park had a very special birthday – their 100th anniversary! To celebrate, Oak Park invited Smarty Pants to perform his Big Balloon Show not once, not twice – but a …
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Smarty Pants St Patrick’s Day Balloon Surprise on WGN

In celebration of St Patrick’s Day in Chicago, WGN-TV’s morning news broadcast their show live from the Emerald Loop in downtown Chicago. When WGN asked me to appear on the program, I jumped at the chance. Hey – who wouldn’t …
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