Notice there is no “we” on this page. Book Silly Jilly, and she is who will be at your party, the entertainer with five-star reviews. Also, if you confirm a few days before your party, be comfortable knowing you have confirmed with the entertainer.
I am available most weekdays except for Tuesday evenings and September Friday evenings. September and October are my busiest months weekend-wise. Here’s my weekend availability (as of September 1) for those months:
- September 2, available before 1:45 and after 6:15
- September 3, available before 1:15 and after 5:45
- September 9, available after 6:00
- September 10, available anytime
- September 16, available after 6:00
- September 23, available after 6:00
- September 30, available after 6:00
- October 1, probably unavailable
- October 7 & 8, totally booked
- October 14, available anytime
- October 15, available before 10:15 and after 6:00
- October 21, available anytime
- October 22, available before 10:15 and after 6:00
- October 28, available before noon and after 4:00
- October 29, available before 10:15 and after 6:00
If your party is on one of the days I am not available, let me know if you would like information on other good children’s entertainers. E-mail Jill@SillyJilly.com or text via an iPhone to 314-868-8597.
This segment was written on September 1, 2023.
Sadly, starting January 2023 I need to reduce my balloon twisting due to it aggravating my hand arthritis.
For Syberg’s Chesterfield and Pediatric Dentistry, I have switched to simpler balloon animals and added more gags and magic.
For large events where kids line up, as I make sixty balloons animals per hour, I will pass on those.
For events with less than approximately thirty kids per hour, for example, birthday parties and most grand openings, I’ll continue those and do gags as I make balloon animals.
The balloon workshops are still on, and I’ll hire another balloon artist to blow up the eight balloons per student for the workshop. The twisting is not that bad for my arthritis; the worst part is tying the knots.
My old website is disorganized but still 98% accurate and has more details. http://sillyjillytheclown.homestead.com/SillyJillytheClown.html.
You may take photos and videos of my performance, and please share them with friends or the public. Fine with Silly Jilly if you do whatever you want with the photos or videos. When taking photos, remember to stand behind or to the side of Silly Jilly too, and get photos of the party guests’ reactions.
Visit Silly Jilly the plain-clothes balloon artist at Syberg’s in Chesterfield Valley, on Tuesdays, 5:30 to 8:30, for a free small balloon animal and a magic trick or gag.
sBring the kids to meet Silly Jilly the Clown at Eckert’s Belleville, alternating September and October weekends and egg hunt weekend.
Once a month I make balloon animals at Pediatric Dentistry of Sunset Hills.
I will travel almost anywhere. For example, I have performed at several Columbia, MO events, the Ste. Genevieve county fair, a company party in Branson, a nursing home in Anna, IL, and birthday parties in Greenville, IL, Carlyle, IL, and Gerald, MO. Call or e-mail for pricing. But for parties located about two hours from Webster Groves (Cape Girardeau, Hannibal, and Springfield, IL), it is Silly Jilly’s regular price ($195 for the first hour, $100 each additional hour) plus a usual travel fee of $80 for a typical weekday and $120 for a typical weekend day with a two-hour minimum, and for every half-hour past two hours, $10 discount.
I even make my amazing balloon animals and hats at adult events, for example, 40th birthday parties and nursing homes.
Ages three to seven especially love my gags and magic show. If you would like me to do my show at an eight, nine, or ten-year-old birthday party, I’ll make my show a little shorter and will still be a success as long as almost all the kids are ten and younger.
I don’t worry about impressing parents with my magic, figuring nothing will be more magical for the parents than the enjoyment I provide the children at the party.
The St. Louis magic club awarded me second place in their 2021 competition.
Clients of my colleagues are sometimes required to sign a multi-page contract with a list of rules such as “No videotaping,” and “No food served during the show,” and “No canceling.” I do not make you sign a contract. Also, your adult party guests may talk as much as they want during Silly Jilly’s show. Many of my colleagues require adults to watch their show, not me. If adults are talking, I’ll just turn up my pa system so the kids can hear.
The only rule I have is for events with over approximately 100 kids, and that is to help to end my balloon line. And sometimes I require shade.
I’ll usually send a confirmation letter or text reiterating my end of our discussion.
For a magic show and/or meet-and-greet, I charge $170 for the first forty-five minutes and $25 for each additional fifteen minutes for events located within a 40-minute drive from Webster Groves. Other metro locations are usually $20 more, sometimes waved for multi-hour bookings.
For balloon animals, that is an additional $10 per fifteen minutes. A balloon hat for the guest of honor is no additional charge.
For example, if at a birthday party, you want a balloon hat for the birthday child with a few minutes of meet and greet, then a half-hour show, then a half-hour of balloons, my fee is $240 ($170 first 45 minutes and $70 for a half-hour of balloons), and I will be able to get up to 25 balloon animals made.
Events located a two-hour drive from St. Louis are approximately $150 more on weekends and $100 more on weekdays with a 90-minute minimum.
Events on weekdays and in plain-clothes, $30 discount.
You can either pay me (Venmo @Jill-ColquhounSchmidt, check to Jill Schmidt, or cash) or donate my fee to my Charity:Water fundraiser. If I don’t mention it to you, please let me know you would like to do the donation.
📚 Dear Librarians,
Children (especially ages three to eight) will love laughing their heads off with Silly Jilly the Clown at your summer reading program or other program.
🪄 $170, Twenty-Five Minute Magic Show Full of Belly-Laughs, Posing for Photos or Answering Questions After the Show, and Pre-Show Meet-and-Greet and Gags
🪄 $195, Above, But Magic Show Is Thirty-Five Minutes, and After the Show, All Audience Members Get to Do My Show Faniale of Sitting on My Custom Made Five-Feet Wide Whoopee Cushion
🪄🎈 Additional $50 Plus $3 Per Expected Child, Add to the Above a Balloon Animal Workshop Where the Kids Learn How to Make at Least Three Balloon Sculptures and Take Home Their Creations.
🎈$170 Plus $3 Per Child, Balloon Workshop, Pre-Workshop Meet-and-Greet, No Show
Pricing is for locations within a 40-minute drive of Webster Groves. Contact me for pricing for other locations.
Childcare centers book Silly Jilly the Clown year after year.
I’ll arrive approximately ten minutes before you would like me to start and spend a few minutes setting up. As the kids arrive, I’ll do some meet-and-greet and silly gags. Then the fun, funny magic show, which lasts approximately 25 minutes. That is my half-hour price of $145. Then sort of as a school discount, I will stay later and visit some of the three and older classrooms for a few minutes if you would like. There I will answer questions, repeat one of the students’ favorite parts of the show, or pose for a photo. The students feel special when they get a visit, and one teacher posted on Facebook that the classroom visit was the best part of me being there. Before I tried it, I mistakenly thought having my show longer would be better than visiting the classrooms.
If the school has less than 50 students ages three and older, I could make balloon animals or do a balloon workshop.
The $145 price is for schools within a 40-minute drive from Webster Groves. Large childcare centers may want to book me longer to have time to visit all the three and older classrooms.
I’m not getting into balloon decor but recommend you hire one of my colleagues who specializes in balloon deliveries, including balloon bouquets and yard art. The below five businesses are excellent at large sculptures and dependable.
I am vaccinated, including the Omicron booster.
If you would like me to take strict Covid precautions, please ask, and I’ll be happy to.