FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Zippy Entertainment schedule fills up quickly. Feel free to contact Zippy Entertainment at (480) 310-2510 by email at [email protected] or click here to fill out our form to find out if we’re available for your event. We check our mail regularly and often and will respond within 24 hours of receiving a request. 100% Guaranteed or your event will be FREE up to 15 people!
Zippy Entertainment is licensed, insured and bonded to include a Level One IVP FBI clearance card. Zippy Entertainment assumes no responsibility or liability for accidents or damage caused by party guests.
Zippy Entertainment's estimate is to book one hour for every 15 guests who will receive a balloon or more if time permits. Beyond the first hour, we are happy to book in half hour increments, on a case-by-case basis. Feel free to contact Zippy Entertainment at (480) 310-2510 by E-mail at [email protected] or click here to fill out our form if you have any additional questions.
Zippy Entertainment highly recommends between 4-6 weeks to up to 1 year in advance as our schedule fills up quickly, especially around the holidays.
We have repeated clients who book us year after year to ensure they get the time and date slots that works best for their family! We would like to thank those clients very much for their continuous support of our business.
If you are doing some last minute planning, feel free to contact Zippy Entertainment at (480) 310-2510 by email at [email protected] or click here to fill out our form to find out if we're available for your event. We check our mail regularly and will respond within 24 hours of receiving a request. 100% guaranteed or your event will be FREE, up to 15 people!
Zippy Entertainment rates vary depending on several factors, such as location, date, length of time, type of entertainment, and if there is any preparation time required before. If you know all the details of your event just email us at [email protected] or click here to fill out our form and we’ll provide you with a quote as soon as possible. We will work with your budget and ensure you quality work. Discounts are given for extended or reoccurring bookings. Generally, a one hour minimum is required for all bookings.
Keep in mind that everyone loves balloons which may mean long lines. More guests than time? We also offer custom packages that includes supplemental, pre-made balloons for your event. For larger events, we offer a menu of faster and more basic designs to keep the line moving. Estimate one hour for every 15 guests who will receive a balloon. If you are hosting a full-day event, ask about our full-day rate.
If this happens, Zippy will be able to make more balloons for the lucky guests that attended your event!
Yes! We offer pre-made party favorites such as arches, table decorations, balloon columns and Balloons-To-Go. Zippy Entertainment has launched our new line of products - Celebration Cups - at this time; please stay tuned for the latest pictures of our new products.
We do offer balloon decorations such as arches or columns that are allergy free.
As of January 1, 2017, Zippy Entertainment is not dressing up in clown makeup due to the recent events about clowns around the country. We will update this area if anything changes.
When we do offer this service again, the below will apply:
Zippy Entertainment can dress up in clown outfit as well as professional attire or to your theme of your event. When making your booking please let us know if you want or don’t want someone in clown outfit or you want the entertainer to be in theme with your event. Keep in mind, additional fees may apply.
Zippy Entertainment has launched our new product - Celebration Cups - at this time. Please stay tune for the latest pictures of our new products.
Yes, we do offer balloon decorations such as arches, columns, table centerpieces decorations. We can offer Allergy free Arches and columns.
Usually orders for delivery should be placed and paid for a minimum of seven to ten days in advance. Orders may be treated with a sealant. It's great because it increases the longevity of a sculpture. But it also needs 24-48 hours to dry before we can deliver.
Zippy Entertainment will work outdoors and generally not a problem, but there are things to keep in mind. If it is a hot or very sunny day, then Zippy Entertainment will need shade to work under. Balloons do pop easier if they get hot and it makes them more difficult to twist them if they get overly heated. If shade can’t be provided by the client for an outdoor event, Zippy Entertainment can provide our own in the form of a collapsible awning for an additional $20.00 charge. Balloon arches, columns, or even table decorations will last outside but will fade faster in the direct sun. We recommend this as a LAST resort. We can't guarantee it will still look presentable for the entire time of your event due to uncertain weather conditions and other elements that are beyond our controls. No money will be given back if the decorations don't last for the entire event.
Zippy Entertainment currently accepts all payment methods. However, processing fees may apply. Zippy Entertainment may accept personal checks on a case-by-case basis.
Yes, Zippy Entertainment does work on any holiday. There is a two hour minimum for holiday bookings. Holidays do fill up fast, contact Zippy Entertainment early to secure your spot!
Zippy Entertainment travel fees and other expenses are calculated into the rates quoted for the event. Our travel radius is rather large. If the event requires air travel or a hotel stay, then the rate quoted for the event will reflect this as well. Be sure to provide the location of the event; so the prices quoted can be as accurate as possible.
Zippy Entertainment will work during the week or weekends as long as enough notice was provided for us to attend your event. Zippy Entertainment highly recommends between 4-6 weeks to up to 1 year in advance as our schedule fills up quickly, especially around the holidays. Please call, we may have openings available the date you would need a balloon artist or balloon decorations such as balloon arches, columns, or even table decorations.
Zippy Entertainment will require a 50 percent non-refundable retainer fee at the time of booking or the gig is NOT considered booked. Anytime we have set aside a date and time, we will come rain or shine. However, Zippy Entertainment will treat each case on a case by case basis in order to arrive at a positive outcome as much as possible between the client and Zippy Entertainment.
NOTE: If for whatever reason(s), there is a failure on our end, such as an accident, vehicle malfunction, act of God etc. with no questions; we would rebook you for another date for no additional retainer fee(s), even if our rates have gone up or fully refund your money at that time.
What do I need to do to cancel my event? Also, would my Non-Refundable Retainer Fee be fully refundable?
Zippy Entertainment Cancellation Policy: When you booked; you’ve already paid a 50 percent non-refundable retainer fee; should you cancel with less than 24 hours of your event; full payment is also required.
Zippy Entertainment will be happy to use these fees to reschedule your event within 12 months. Make sure you book in advance so the entertainer can save the date of your rescheduled event.
He enjoys spending time with his family around the country including his grandchildren in Baltimore, Maryland.
Zippy also likes spending time hanging out with his two rescued Terrier mix K-9’s – (Bo and Belle). Zippy says Bo is his guard dog (or so he thinks he is). Bo does have a mean bone in his body and he is Zippy’s nap time buddy while he catches up on a little shut eye to ensure he is able to continue putting smiles on everyone’s face with his balloon creations.”
As for Zippy’s other dog, Belle; she has a heart shaped patch on top of her head and it keeps a consistent reminder to make sure Zippy stays focused on what’s important in his life; bringing fun, excitement and laughter through Zippy’s balloon creations to everyone. Zippy also added he gave Belle call letters “BG645” since she likes to keep her ears up like wings on a plane ready for takeoff at a moment's notice. She enjoys walking around with Zippy to ensure he gives her all of his attention and love.
Zippy also enjoys parachuting, scuba diving, riding horses, watching live entertainers, achieving goals and traveling the world. Zippy Entertainment continued stating that they also supports the Armed Services Veterans since Zippy is also a Veteran.
Zippy Entertainment are known for their ability to please any crowd. The excitement, joy, and laughter creates a magical experiences for all to enjoy and even turns frowns upside down with their balloon creations. Zippy Entertainment can make fast and fun balloon animals and not limited to just making dogs, giraffes, superheros, aliens, flower arrangements, variety of swords or even twisted hearts wands. We can even make roses out of balloons.
Around November and December Zippy Entertainment selects a few charities to be our chosen groups for the following year. If you are planning an event, please contact us early and we would review it for consideration. We can only offer up so much of our time for free to charity events, but we’re always willing to work out discounted rates for non-profit organizations.
Zippy Entertainment has the pleasure of being friends and working alongside with some of the most amazing entertainers around the country. If you’re thinking of adding real life princesses, face painting, magic, bounce houses, catering, and even a DJ or anything else you may need for your event. Zippy Entertainment can put you in touch with the people that will help take your event to the next level.
Zippy Entertainment began entertaining at a young age, and was lucky enough to apprentice under some world-class performers and professionals that helped mold Zippy into the entertainer he is today. Over the years Zippy Entertainment has attended classes by masters in the balloon industry and had the honor of teaching many of those same classes to the new generations entering the balloon artistry field.
Zippy Entertainment has a bachelor's degree in business management, is also a Certified Balloon Decorator Designer and is currently enrolled in Balloon Artist College in order to keep current on all the balloon tips, tricks, and the latest news in both business and the balloon side of the balloon industry. (Yes, there is such a thing. Crazy, right?).
Zippy Entertainment has been entertaining professionally for more than 7 years.
Do you do real life princesses, magic, face painting, or have bounce houses or anything other than balloons?
At this time, Zippy Entertainment does not. However, we do have tremendous respect for the work the other artist performs. If you are looking for these artists, Zippy Entertainment can put you in touch with some of the best in the business.
Generally, balloons are quite safe. Just keep them out of the reach of small children (3 or younger) and pets to prevent choking hazards, and pick up scraps as soon as you see them. For the most part people are aware if they are allergic to latex or not, as of 2008 the most recent data we could find says that it is less than 1% of the US population. It is higher in some groups like Health Care workers and people with Spinal Bifida or other conditions that tend to result in multiple surgeries. Anyone who has undergone multiple surgeries is at a greater risk.
We do offer balloon decorations such as arches or columns that are allergy free.
Our balloon artist will create for anyone who meets these three conditions:
- over 3 years old
- is an adult or has adult supervision
- does not have a latex allergy
- We do ask our clients to ask their guests if they have an allergy to latex. If so, we do ask that you disclose that information to us so we will not give them a balloon.
We believe safety should be a top priority. We set the example by always using a pump to inflate balloons and a balloon cutter to trim balloon pieces. We appreciate parental support in enforcing the rule that balloons are for hands only. Balloons are good fun for children that are old enough, but for our pets or wildlife they pose a real danger. Always keep balloons away from animals/pets and quickly dispose of deflated balloons.
All of our balloons are professional grade latex balloons. Latex allergies are professional grade latex balloons. Latex allergies are rare but can be serious. Anyone with a latex allergy should not receive a balloon sculpture.
Zippy Entertainment started out with books from local libraries or using something like You Tube. Zippy Entertainment offers balloon twisting packages. Please take a look at the classes’ link at top of page for more details.
Great question! Think of the balloons like fresh fruit, keep them in a cool and dry place… and don’t chew on them or drop them on grass or rocks (these are like razor blades to the balloons which will result in popping the balloon creation), they will last longer. On an average a balloon sculpture will last around a week and a half, but we have had clients tell us more than a month later that our creations were still standing. As time passes the sculptures will begin to deflate slowly and more or less evenly.
Not all. Sealant is sticky, messy, and time-consuming so we only apply it to balloons that are intended for display such as bouquets, centerpieces or celebration cups. The sealant goes inside the balloons before inflation. It is clear, water soluble, and non-toxic.
When do you deliver? What are your delivery fees? – Zippy Entertainment has not launched our new line of products - Celebration Cups – at this time; please stay tune for the latest updates on our new products.
We do offer balloon decorations such as arches, columns, table tops decorations. We can offer Allergy free Arches and columns.
Once we launch this type of service, we'll work with all clients on time of deliveries.
We deliver to the following cities:
- Gilbert - TBD
- Mesa - TBD
- Chandler - TBD
- Fountain Hills - TBD
- Ahwatukee - TBD
- Phoenix - TBD
- Scottsdale - TBD
- other areas: get a quote
See rates below:
The balloon decorating setup and strike fee (take down) will be $75 each for setup and strike fee rates. After hours or before normal business hours will be $150 each for setup and strike fee rates. Late night starting at 10 PM will be $120 each for setup and strike fee rates.
NOTE: All frames work and lights belongs to Zippy Entertainment and must be returned AS IS at the end of the event. Clients are NOT allowed to keep any of our equipment. Failure to return any equipment used for the client balloon decorations or have any damage to the equipment, client will be responsible for the replacement cost of the equipment of $250.
Locations requiring more than 40 minutes of total travel (ex. Maricopa, Casa Grande, Arizona City) must meet a $125 minimum order to qualify for delivery.
Great Question. Zippy Entertainment requires all balloon sculptures to be handled somewhat gently. To ensure an order arrives at its destination safely and intact, we prefer to deliver orders. While we prefer to deliver, other arrangements can be made as needed.
Thank you for stopping by and we hope to see you at your next event!