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We are an award-winning sculptured balloon design studio specializing in custom installations that add eye-catching flair and stylish fun to any event or occasion.

At Whimsy we listen close and partner with our clients for multiple outcomes: to bring fanciful and fantastic ideas & imagination to life, to increase attendance, and to satisfy beyond expectations.

From Fortune 500 companies and non-profits to banquets and backyard bbq’s, we add distinctive vibrance to everything we do.

The Field Museum

CHALLENGE:  The Field Museum of Chicago needed an interactive decor set piece for the birthday of the world’s most famous T-Rex, Sue.

“Guests absolutely loved interacting with the balloons as soon as they entered the Museum. It was a fantastic showpiece for such a special party.”
~ A.A., The Field Museum

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“Your intricate, large scale creations were the highlight of our fairytale themed event. You went above and beyond our wildest expectations.”
~ R.O., Lake Forest Country Day School

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Lake Forest Country Day School

CHALLENGE: The North Shore school required a long-lasting, highly-vertical installation for their two-story atrium. The piece would need to last for two weeks and be the centerpiece of a major fundraising gala.


CHALLENGE: A children’s literacy charity needed highly-compact, lighthearted decor for a yearly fundraising dinner held at a large country club.

“Using Holly’s designs for two events this year was the best thing Words on Wheels could have done. She created an assortment that was incredible and working with Holly exceeded our expectations.” ~ B.R., Words on Wheels Inc.

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“You absolutely captured the beauty and joy that I wanted in the room!” 
~ L.R., Libertyville

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CHALLENGE: Creating centerpieces for a bat mitzvah that were classy yet fun, unique and matched the invitations.


Whimsy was founded by Holly Nagel in 1997 (aka Twist n Shout), with the philosophy that the visual POP and reaction provided by balloon art is pure joy and can provide ambiance, elegance and is a great way to energize a crowd for any party, celebration or sales event. In addition, she provides entertainment programs for early elementary through adult and you can find more info at her other site, www.hollynagel.com

Would you like more information on how to make your next event AMAZING? Send me a message…