It Was Wonderful to Get Back in Front of a Live Audience Again

It Was Wonderful to Get Back in Front of a Live Audience Again

There I was, standing outside the Galloways House on the Fond du Lac County Historical Society grounds waiting for people to arrive to the event. I was nervous inside. My hands shook a little bit from excitement but not much. It had been a long, long, long time since I performed and twisted balloons for a live audience. Last time I performed for a live audience was August of 2020. That was in Sherwood, Wisconsin for the parks and rec of Sherwood. It was a nice event but we really social distanced the show and my audience was one beautiful family, maybe it was two families. So while it was fun and enjoyable there was zero contact and the energy just wasn’t there that I work off of. However, in front of the Galloways House…that was full of pep, energy and terracotta. What…terracotta? Yes, terracotta, read on for more of the story.

Sunday May 30, 2021 was a great day for “getting back to normal” I arrived over an hour early to the Re-grand Opening of the Fond du Lac County Historical Society event. I set up the sound system for the magic show and the balloon twisting gear (pictured) to the side of the beautiful Galloways House. Then I waited. The first hour was just about nobody until the last 5 minutes but I was prepared with my menu board to make a wonderful creation for anyone that wanted one. I even created a cute and cuddly polka dotted fish to attach to the menu board to attract people.

Second hour arrived and people sprinkled in. I started out making beautiful layered flowers, I even attached new butterflies to the flowers that added a little extra something special to the flowers as time permitted. As 2 PM approached I stopped making balloons and finished the final preparations for the comedy show I would be performing.

The comedy show was filled with magic, laughter, oos and aahs. My sidekick Sherman the Magic Bunny was up to his old tricks again and even the weather was perfect for outdoor performing. But, the audience is what made the difference from a good show to becoming a great show. There must of been over a hundred people there with 50 kids sitting down in front (this is a guess). It was electric.

There were a couple hiccups like the wind kept moving my balloon bin. There were laughs because of that. My favorite laugh moment was the one boy, he must of been in 5th grade, really wanted to use terracotta as a magic word. If you haven’t seen what of my kid shows I will tell you that they are interactive with the children participating up front or from their seats. Wiggling their fingers, saying the silly magic words to help Zoomalatata, that’s me, work the ‘magic’.

After the show, I went back to twisting balloons for 2 hours. This time my balloon area was about to be busy. It made use of my new take-a-ticket system I added to help with social distancing and really to cut down on boredom. Anyone who wanted a balloon would take a ticket and then they just needed to be back in time to come up and get a balloon creation when their number was called. It made things, a lot easier and people had a better idea how long it was going to take until they received a balloon.

It sure is good to be back working. A true blessing.

Have an Amazing Day and I will talk to you next time,


P.S. If you are interested in having Zoomalata at your event please fill out the Contact Form.

How to make a simple DIY Balloon Centerpiece

How to make a simple DIY Balloon Centerpiece

This is from a YouTube Live event please fast forward to 3:40 to the start of this event.

Two topics will be discussed

1) How to make a balloon centerpiece for your birthday party or any event

2) How to plan a successful birthday party for your child

Zoomalata Clubhouse is for parents who are looking to kick up their child’s birthday party or other family event to the next level. Find exciting games to play, Delicious food you can make, beautiful decorations that you build yourself and tips that will save you time and/or money.

Summer Reading Comedy Show Outdoors for Local Library

Summer Reading Comedy Show Outdoors for Local Library

Wisconsin Family Entertainer Zoomalata Performs for Smith Public Library in Menasha, Wisconsin

Comedy Show by Appleton Kids performer, Zoomalata.

Zoomalata Performing Star Magic With An Assistant from the Audience

Zoomalata Performing Star Magic With An Assistant from the Audience

Who likes the library? Who likes books? Who LOVES books? Zoomalata does and he loves encouraging kids and families to read at his Wisconsin Summer Reading Program Comedy Shows.

On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, For the Smith Public Library in Menasha, Wisconsin, Zoomalata performed his comedy show for a large group of kids and adults at Smith Park in Menasha. This show was part of the library’s Summer Reading Program. Zoomalata agrees with the library of how important reading in the summer is to all students. It keeps their minds active and will help them when they go back to school in the fall.
Zoomalata’s show is family friendly and is full of laughs,giggles, oo’s and aah’s, snickers and the kids just go wild when Zoomalata’s sidekick Sherman the Magic Bunny comes out to showoff his own brand of tricks. Included in the show is comedy, magic, balloon fun, puppetry, and storytelling.

Please fill out the contact form if you would like to have Zoomalata perform at your library or school.

Two Things Every Kids Birthday Party Needs

Two Things Every Kids Birthday Party Needs

Through all the time spent planning the birthday party; through all the effort to send out invites to guests; through all the presents purchased and wrapped’ through all the food preparation and cake decorating their are two things needed at every kids birthday party. In the end all you really need is a child that had a great time and loved ones that were there to witness the child having a great time.

Your Child Needs to Have a Great Time

In the end, all you want is your child to have a great time with their friends and family. You will notice this is not a financial condition. You can spend a ton of money (and time) preparing and running the party or you can keep it simple and spend a few dollars. Either way your child has the opportunity to have a great time or a not so great a time.

It doesn’t matter how much money you spend. As long as they get to play with their friends and celebrate their birthday they will be happy. It can be a joyous time if you have pizza a few simple games or if you hire entertainment and spend thousands of dollars.

They will be happy, unless you promise something and don’t give it to them. So watch what you promise. Even just saying “maybe” can seem like a yes to them. Be clear that they will or will not have something. If it is a struggle to get something to in anyway promise it. Tell them you are trying but it might not happen.

You Need to Have a Great time

You need to have a great time and the best way to do that is to sit down and enjoy watching your child have fun with their friends and family. If you are running around working the party you are not relaxing enjoying the party!

So set yourself up for success. Plan the party so that on the day of the party you are bouncing from here to there or are stuck in the kitchen but you are there drinking your favorite beverage and taking photos of your child enjoying their special time.

Have all your food ready the night before or pay to have it catered in. Have it all out but covered (so the kiddos don’t dig in early). Have someone else entertain or do it yourself with your child’s favorite movie.

Entertainment can be as simple as having all the kids make their own pizza and ice cream sundaes while the pizza cooks they are watching the movie.

So, as you plan for your child’s special day be sure that you are setting it up to be meet the two main needs: Your child will have fun and you will have fun. In the end, it is all about celebrating the life of a loved one isn’t it?

Have an amazing day,



Zoomalata is a family entertainer out of Appleton, Wisconsin. He is owner of Zoomalata Magic Balloons which is home to the 2 hour stress free birthday party. If you are in the Northeast Wisconsin and want to make your life easier and set yourself up to watch your child have fun at their birthday party then visit,

Balloon Twisting Workshop

Balloon Twisting Workshop

2020 is started out nicely with fun workshop where folks learn to make their own balloon creations. Zoomalata teaches the workshop participants how to work with some of the basic balloon twists. In the end, everyone had 5 balloon creations learned. They are on their way to being balloon artists if they take what they learn and follow through.

It was a blast and everyone took home a bunch of balloons that they learned to make.

Balloon Workshops are great for anyone to have fun but they are also great for team building workshops where you want students or employees to learn to work together.

Contact us if you are interested in having a balloon workshop at your event.

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Just like the pizza calculator, Zoomalata Magic and Balloons helps you make your life a little easier when it comes to birthday parties.


We take the stress of entertaining your guests off you so you can celebrate your child’s special day.

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