Friday, December 27, 2013

A very Merry Christmas it was!!

Christmas in the Park - Manor

Jakey's hair was all done up like
candy canes!  Fun in Manor!
Holiday at Heritage Park - Pflugerville

Pfamily Pfun in Pflugerville!
With my friends Rudolph,  Sunny, Frick and Frack!

ended up being cancelled...
Never got above freezing the entire day!

Looking forward to the 
New Year

Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Balloon Designs!

Santa is coming!!  

The weather may be frightful,
will be delightful!!

December 7th Jakey will be at

December 13th Jakey will be making
Christmas balloons at 

December 15th is a BIG double celebration!
Jakey will be entertaining at
in Manor, TX.
and not only that, but 
it is Jakey's Birthday!!!

Come one and come all!
 Blessings of the Season to you!


Monday, October 21, 2013

Face Painting designs!


My friend Carol is a real trooper!
Jakey got some new face paints & wanted 
to try them out before doing gigs in
ALL of Central Texas!

Winged Horse




Jakey has hundreds more
face painting designs!
Carol got tired of washing her face though!

Too busy to stop and take pictures
when I am on the job!
Thank you Carol!!  :)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

32nd Annual Old Pecan Street Fall Festival

A cold front collided with tropical moisture from 
The Gulf of Mexico...
right over Central Texas!
And right during the 32nd Annual 

Jakey made balloon art from 
11am through 4:30pm
On Saturday - non stop - right up till it started raining...
Then it was time for a break!
I sat under my big striped umbrella and 
covered my wagon with a shower curtain...
Talk about raining cats & dogs!!
Everything got drenched...

Wet or not, Jakey got a major

It rained some on Sunday too, and the parents were so sweet to hold the umbrella over me, while I twisted their kids the balloon art fantasies of their dreams!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Hook 'em Horns!!

Longhorn on a Texas Twister
September 14th, 2013
UT vs. Old Miss
Jakey was in the back lot of
Along with a bunch of face painters,
the author of a cookbook
and Bevo!

Longhorn Butterfly

It was a burnt orange kind of day!
Some preferred a white or even a
pink Longhorn (GO Lady Horns!)
And others enjoyed having the 
UT colors in a totally different form!

Longhorn Flower

Though most of the huge crowds
were at the Tailgate Parties
everyone that was at the UT Coop
had a blast!!
Brian Jewel & Jakey
Many thanks to Brian Jewel and
for including Jakey
in their event!  :)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fall Festivals time!!

I'm so excited!!  
The Fall Festival season is

The Elgin Music Festival presented by 
is on September 21st.  
Jakey will be doing 
Face Painting as well as Balloon Art! 

On  September 28th and 29th is
which I am very much looking forward to!!

Currently in negotiations to entertain at
Manor Fest on October 5th!

My nephew Brendan and his wife Erin
are having a wedding reception the following weekend, so Jakey will not be available.

Am hoping to entertain at
again this year on October 19th!

On October 26th is the 26th Annual

On October 27th is
in Republic Square Park in downtown Austin!

Then the Christmas season will arrive!

Looking forward to making TONS of
Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeers!!  :)


Monday, August 5, 2013

They say it's your Birthday!

Rachel's balloon flower totally matched her Birthday outfit!
Her party started in Elgin (Bastrop County) 
and ended up in Austin (Travis County)!

Can there possibly be anything more fun
than turning 8 years old?

Turning 8 years old and having
entertain at your party!!  :)

Friday, July 5, 2013

Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival 2013

The organizers of the July 4th
 know how to throw a pfamily fun party!
Balloon art, face painters, music 
yummy food & vendors to
entertain the thousands of people!

For the first time, this year they had 
festivities on both the 
North and the South Shores
Jakey was on the South Shore along with
2 Face Painters!

I went through a ton of
red, white & blue balloons!
Put together a special menu of
balloon creations!
The most popular were the Firework Hat 
and the Sparkler!
Also the "I Love the USA" twister and 
the Yankee Doodle Dandy hat!

As usual, I only got a few pictures
none of the Firework hat...
Here is a better view of the
red, white & blue flower!

Many thanks to the City of Pflugerville
for including Jakey
again this year!  :)

HAPPY 4th of JULY!!!!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Birthday Party Fun!!


Jakey entertained at Vince's 4th Birthday, and then his daddy had me back to entertain at his 5th Birthday Party!
Birthday Girl!

Jakey performed her original story 
"The Land of Wulf" 
Alyssa's 2nd Birthday Party!  
Here she is holding her puppy and Mariposa 
who saved the day by discovering why 
the sky was orange!


Mommy to 5 (yes 5!) daughters!  
She put together the most awesome 
Birthday Party for all 5 of them!
She chose a Circus theme... 
Jakey did balloon art, 
plus there was a face painter 
who had wonderful designs, 
a petting zoo with minature horses 
for the kids to ride, party games 
and an official photographer!

Several of the kids recognized Jakey 
from Breakfast with Santa at the 

Jakey loves entertaining at Birthday Parties!!  :)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Fun with Bendy Toys!

The Easter Bunny & Frankenstein

They may seem like odd fellows, but when you are having fun with Bendy Toys - anything goes!

Bestest Friends!

Austin is well known for it's Halloween celebrations!
Jakey loves working Halloween, Easter 
and all holidays in Central Texas!  
Pflugerville, Bastrop, Elgin, Cedar Park & Taylor are just a few of the communities that have fun celebrations year round that 
Jakey loves to entertain at!!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Old Pecan Street Spring Festival 2013

in downtown Austin
was very busy with tons of kids & people!

Photo by Van Newland
As usual, I was way too busy to take many pictures!  Though many people took pictures of me...  The above photo was taken by 
Van Newland who graciously e-mailed it to me!
Thank you Van!  :)
These gals wanted hats - with a dinosaur, turtle & snail!

A new creation!  Horned Alien Hat!!
Also had many other new balloon creations to share at Pecan St. including a Wildcat,
 Shield, Angry Bird and though 
made previously added 
the Peace Sign Hat to my menu!

28th year at Pecan St.!  Haven't figured out 
how an 11 year old giant did that!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Angry Birds!!

Jakey was asked to entertain at a Birthday Party in
Round Rock where the theme was "Angry Birds".
I had to Google it.  My thanks to Shane"Das Chupa" Parker
for this wonderful illustration!

Then I had to come up with a balloon "Angry Bird"!
Cool - it even flies!!  The Birthday boy LOVED it!  :)
Thankfully, I already knew how to make "Green Pigs"!

They even had an "Angry Bird" pinata!
Happy 6th Birthday Jonathon!!  :)

Austin Urban Music Festival - 2013

The Annual Austin Urban Music Festival was held 
on March 30th, 2013 at Auditorium Shores 
on Lady Bird Lake in Austin. 
Jakey was asked to be there and make balloon art 
for all the kids!

Tons of GREAT music, wonderful dancers, 
and the kids all enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt 
since the very next day was Easter Sunday!

This little bundle of love is the granddaughter 
of one of the event organizers, Leola.  
She loved her butterfly hat!!  :)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wild, Wacky & Loopy Hair!

Elgin Western Days
Trying to stay cool while clowning around in Texas in the hot summertime has always proved to be a challenge!

A couple of years ago, I figured out a way to use 
my own hair in a very unique way...   

Pflugerville ChiliPfest

 I would then modify my creation by the event I was working!
Red pipe cleaners with red chili peppers on the ends!  :)

Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival

Though not the best picture, this was one of my favorites!
Sparkly gold pipe cleaners with blue Mardi Gras beads
 topped off with golden fireworks!!

Jakey LOVES being a clown!!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Balloon Seeds!

The kids are fascinated
with the little balloon balls
that I put into balloons!
In giraffes, elephant trunks and wiener dogs
the little balls are food!
In swords and magic sceptors
they are laser power!
Pictured above is my famous
Texas Twister
which is two balloons each with a balloon ball.
Twisted together the Texas Twister turns into a fun game as the balls chase each other!

What is little known however, 
is that when the outer balloon pops - 
the little balloon ball does not! 
It transforms into a Balloon Seed!!

Can you see the little balloon ball?

How to plant a Balloon Seed:

1. Plant exactly 3 inches deep into the ground 
2. Water with exactly 3 tablespoons of water
at exactly 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
3. For exactly 3 months 
Do NOT miss doing this exactly to the minute, and using the exact amount of water!

In 3 months time, you will have a balloon tree!

Don't believe me?? 
You should just see my yard!!  :)