Balloon Distractions

Founded in 2003, Balloon Distractions has established a reputation as one of the nation's leading providers of family-friendly entertainment. Contracting out a talented team of professional balloon artists, magicians, clowns, and face painters, the company partners with well-known chain restaurants, such as Chili's, Applebee's, Outback Steakhouse, and the International House of Pancakes, to stage fun-filled events year round. Balloon Distractions also specializes in private parties to delight children of all ages at home or at school. The company maintains a proprietary online interface to ensure complication-free scheduling and channels considerable resources toward following up on bookings. Originally launched in Tampa Bay, Florida, Balloon Distractions now serves a nationwide clientele.

The art of balloon twisting continues to grow in popularity and has garnered considerable media attention for Balloon Distractions. Prominently featured in a 2009 Wall Street Journal article, the company's Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Alexander offered readers an insider's take on the culture of balloon twisting and the secrets to his own success as an entrepreneur. Mr. Alexander has a deep appreciation for the highly skilled entertainers who practice their craft "in the inner circle of ballooning."

Interviewed by local Florida news outlet The Laker in 2010, Benjamin Alexander talked about the challenges he faced when Balloon Distractions was first established. From its humble beginnings as a small start-up, the organization eventually acquired a vast clientele thanks to Mr. Alexander's unwavering focus and vision. The company secured 1,118 bookings in 2009 and markedly increased its revenue in the years that followed. To view a colorful gallery of Balloon Distractions' whimsical creations, visit