Monday, February 5th 2018
Mamma mia. Every Monday night I provide face painting and balloon animals for Kids Night at a Pizzeria near Boston. This night was off the hook because the local balloon twisting community collaborated with me to host a workshop “jam” there. The turnout far exceeded anyone’s expectations so it was crowded and crazy for a while, but great. I also conscripted Dear Hubsand to bring the children, for added measure.
They kindly took turns painting each other while I was busy with the balloon artists.
The balloon jam culminates in a contest; tonight’s theme being All Things Italian.
Wine bottle candlestick in a bed of fruit by Robbie Furman, renowned “Twistocologist.”
Nintendo Mario by Steven
Balloon Pope, lol!
By Sara Krakauer
by Jonah with an assist from Patty Sorrell.
Gavin even gave it a go and entered his own slice of pizza pie!*
*Which is both better and more than I have done; I wouldn’t know how to make a pizza slice and have never entered a balloon contest!
Time to go home.
I clean up and the staff enjoys the spoils:
And that’s how you host balloon jam at your restaurant Kids Night gig.
PS: Gavin insists I include this story about the balloon jam evening:
When I was about to leave a young man from the bar came up to me and said, “You do a great job. I see you every week and sometimes I want a balloon.”
I thanked him and said, “Well can I interest you in this Leaning Tower of Pisa?”
He said, ‘No way, really?!” And tipped me five bucks. I didn’t even make the thing, my friend Bruce did. So Bruce if you’re reading this, I guess I owe you five bucks.
Also of note:
Before leaving, our host Bruce told me how Gavin had come up to him with a very nice thank you. When I got home I asked Daddy if he’d told Gavin to say thank you, and he said, “Uh, no.” When I mentioned this to Gavin this morning and he said, “Yeah, Daddy was trying to bum rush me out of there but I told him to wait a minute.”
Ha nice try Daddy Love.
#BumRush #DLove #lol