HEY Balloon Lady & Birthday Party People


​​Jeanine, aka HEY Balloon Lady, was born and raised in Santa Clara County. She started twisting balloons in 1997 when she saw "Balloon Animals, 101," offered as a community class. Thinking it sounded ridiculous, she just had to take the class. She soon found herself enrolled in "Advanced Balloon Animals," with a serious addiction to balloon art. In 1999, Jeanine started entertaining with balloons, and face painting, at parties, restaurants, and special events. She attended her first balloon convention in January of 2004, and by September 2004, found herself twisting balloons full time. In 2006, Jeanine made her debut as an instructor at Diamond Jam, an international balloon convention, where she packed the class to standing room only. She also taught at the 2006 Golden Gate Clown Happening, and Twist & Shout in Boston, and T-Jam on the Road, Denver and Phoenix. Jeanine has several volumes of Balloon Instruction books and has more in the planning stages. Jeanine received the Balloon Excellence Award, Rising Star for 2006, and is a two-time winner of the Latex Survivor Competiton, as well at the Broken Pump Competition.  Jeanine placed THIRD in the Large Sculpture competition at FAVE in 2021, and FIRST in the FAST and Furious face paint competition at FAVE 2022. Jeanine specializes in small, detailed sculptures and will attempt to make just about any animal imaginable. Jeanine is available for Birthday Parties, Corporate Functions, Grand Openings, Restaurants, and ANY Family Event. Jeanine also offers Face Painting, Airbrush Tattoos, Arts and Crafts, Balloon Twisting Workshops, and Stuffed Animal Workshops.  Jeanine's Instructional pdfs and Hand-crafted gift items can be found at