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About has provided award-winning family entertainment for Michigan, Ohio, and beyond since 1989. We have 38 awards between us for balloon twisting, face painting, clowning and business practices. We have regular appearances at restaurant family nights, and can be seen face painting at events for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons, and Detroit Red Wings.


We love what we do!    While many parties only need one entertainer, for larger events, we can easily provide more.


We want to make your event memorable and fun. Our experience with special populations is extensive.  We gladly perform “in clown” or not, and excel at  “converting the cautious” among your guests.


For holiday events, we are also close friends with a particular bearded man in red and his wife, and a certain very large bunny.


As parents ourselves and homeschoolers as well, we understand that children have different interests and needs.   Our shows are crafted to appeal to a wide range of ages and interests. We encourage children of all ages to feel confident and comfortable at our events. 


If, due to heavy demand, both Derby and Lovely are booked elsewhere, has many friendly and funny friends to help out!


Contact us at the link at the top of the page.  We get asked to perform all over Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, etc., and we would need to quote a price to your specific event.



"Highly recommend! The yard signs were even better than we expected! Our twins were so surprised and excited when they woke up the morning of their birthday! It was so easy to order and pay, they did everything exactly like I asked for! Would def do this again!"  Erica Green recommends Yard Cards/Lawn Greetings

"You did an excellent job! ...You guys are the best!" 

Courtney Alexander, Marketing and Promotions - Ford Field/Detroit Lions


"Hi Janice - thank you for all of your work during the playoffs!  The face painting adds such a special touch to the games for our fans!"  

Michelle Palter - Detroit Red Wings


"You certainly enhanced the experience the children and their parents had at Comerica Park.  I hope to be able to reschedule you soon" 

Eli Bayless - Detroit Tigers, Inc.


"Just got word that the Grand Haven event on Saturday was the best in-store event EVER.... the Balloon Artist was absolutely AWESOME.  Please give our kudos to our partner,, in Michigan.  BTW - we always get wonderful feedback on our In-store entertainment in the MI area.  Thanks to them for being wonderful partners."  

Julie Prater - Texas Creative, Inc.


"Janice, It's us who should be thanking you.   The special care and talent you bring to our city is what makes us who we are, and dramatically enhances our ability to continue to improve."  

Mayor Robert Porter, Ferndale, MI


"Derby was great!   My granddaughter loved him!   Thank you for making our day!"  

Julie Jenkins, Ypsilanti, MI


"Dear Janice and Dan - Thank you so-o-o-o much for participating in Falcon Family Fun Day!   I was delighted you came - the kids adored you!  You both are incredibly talented & very professional.  I heard wonderful comments about you - I am confident that you will get many referrals from this event.  I will contact you regarding the Jazz Festival.  I sincerely thank you!" 

Vicki White, St. Mary Catholic Central, Monroe, MI


"Thank you so much for your appearance as Lovely the Clown at our store for the first ever Shop for a Cause event on Sept. 16th.   The performance you provided really added to the energy of this event and made our customers feel welcome."  

Bridget - Macy's Fairlane


"On behalf of the officers, members and their families, I wish to extend to you and enormous THANK YOU!  The members and their children were so delighted by your work and presence.  The face painting was of remarkable quality and as you know, there's nothing like your balloons.  You really helped to make a rainy day a joyous event for all.  We truly appreciate the outstanding quality of work you do for us and look forward to working with you again in the near future."  

James DeLuca, Office Manager - IBEW Local 58


"Janice - Just wanted you to know that the event you worked for us was amazing.  Thank you, the kids love it!" 

Alex Young, Metro Parent Magazine


"Janice - All of us at High Impact Promotions and Productions (HIPP) wanted to thank you and your associates for the recent efforts that both you and they recently expended on our behalf!  Having never used your services was refreshing to hear about the high degree of professionalism and commitment that all provided to the attendees at the events that you and yours participated in for HIPP.  For this reason, I can tell you without any hesitation, that we are very much looking forward to having you work for us again the future.  Once again, thank you so very much for all of your help and assistance in helping to make our client's event - a runaway success.  We would HIGHLY recommend your talents to anyone else looking for a first-class entertainment and feel free to use HIPP as a business referral for your future booking needs as well!"

J.J Bradshaw, President/CEO HIPP - Santa Clarita, CA


"Just wanted to thank you for handling our Kroger events in Lapeer and White Lake last week!  I have heard raving reviews of the staff you sent out, both from my boss here at Fahlgren Mortine and from Kroger corporate executives!  They really could not stop gushing about the quality of the entertainment at the event, and I appreciate your help."  

Rolanda Copley, Public Relations, Fahlgren Mortine, Columbus, OH


"Hi Janice, Feedback from our Detroit event has been tremendous and everyone raved about your balloon twister, airbrush artist and photographer! All said your entertainment was top-notch!  Thank you so much for all of your help!  We have this event every year, so I will definitely be in touch next year.   Have a great holiday season and a fantastic 2006." 

Maureen MacAniff, Marketing Manager, Prevention Magazine NY, NY


"You were wonderful....  The kids have not stopped raving about the way you did their faces and we'll definitely be calling you for next year's Last Blast." 

Terri Fuller - Conant Elementary


"Dear Miss Janice, Thank you for your assistance in helping Balee's wish come true.  Because of your kindness, Balee's party was a huge success!   The balloon artistry was truly appreciated by all of the party-goers and I even caught a smile on Balee's face when you made him a special Spiderman balloon.  Your balloons helped the family enjoy their time with Balee.  Thanks again for all of your support."  

Dawn Scanlon, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan


"Dan, I want you to know that everyone was just amazed at the work you and your family do.. What a wonderful gift you have!" 

Karen Bundy - Kroger, OH


"Derby the Clown was super at entertaining the children.  There were 19 kids at the party in our home and he was able to keep the attention of all of them.  I haven't seen my son laugh that hard ever.   It was the kind of laughter that brought tears to my eyes!  I would highly recommend them."

Jill Henson - parent 


"Janice,  The customer was VERY pleased with the services you provided in Wixom. Thank you for living up to your reputation and providing me with a worry-free experience." 

Edward Collins, Owner,


"Janice - I haven't had a chance yet to compliment the clowns you sent out to our location last Saturday.  They were wonderful!  I have worked with lots of performers and these were some of the best!  They earned their money.  Just wanted to let you know!"  

Stacie VanKirk,  City of Richmond Recreation Director


"Janice - You did an awesome job at the Harvest Hoopla!!!  I can't thank you enough for all the joy you bring to the people of this parish, your voice, your generosity and your incredible talent that you share so selflessly!!!" 

Beth Herzog - St. Mary of the Annunciation


"Dear Lovely, I wanted to thank you for the most wonderful time you gave all the kids, especially mine at my daughter Ronnie's 7th birthday.  The kids all had such a great time and are still talking about you.  You are so great with children.  I had a couple who were very rambunctious and you were so great with them all.   Ronnie was so thrilled with everything.  She has wished to have you at her birthday for a few years and having you here lived up to what she had thought it would.   My little one, Elaine, will be 4 in July and she is already asking me if you will be there for her birthday.  You are so talented and have a great gift.  Thank you so very much!" 

Carol Serverin - parent


"I am so sorry that I haven't had a chance to thank you for a wonderful job at both of our events. It was so wonderful to have something nice for the kids. You both were really hits. I thank you again and will let you know when our events our next year." 

Mary Guerriero, President, Tri-County Celiac Support Group


"Lovely MADE our son's 1st party spectacular!  She was fabulous with the children and I would have her again if I ever needed entertainment for children.  Additionally, the adults LOVED her show as well.  I especially liked how she went around to the children afterward with Bumper.  It was nice for them to be able to see the bunny up close and pet it.  Thank you!" 

Amy Olson - parent


"We had our kids painted at Celebration on the Grand in Grand Rapids, MI.  The kids loved their face paintings and wanted to come back the next day and have them done again!  You guys did a fantastic job!"

Joanne Grantham & Regina Shea


"The clowns were a big hit, I think next year we will be sure to have a couple others.  They were great with the children and their face painting and balloon shaping skills were absolutely amazing!  Thanks." 

Amy Sexton, Plastipak Packaging


"Dear Janice - it was wonderful to make your acquaintance.  I certainly will be calling when the need arises.   Thanks again!"  

Josi - Entertainment by Design


"Janice - Your work is excellent.  Telcom looks forward to working with you again in the future!" 

Erica Robinson - Telcom Credit Union


"Just wanted to thank you again, the kids had a great time.  The face painting and balloons were a big hit. We will be having a party for our daughter in July and would love to have you out again. Thank you."  Dawn Andersen 


"Janice,  Thanks for a wonderful visit on Beckham's 3rd birthday!  The  family has been raving about it ever since!  Best of luck and we will think of you for future parties!" 

Kevin Johnston


"Thank you for the face painting.  Outstanding job and had lots of fun & compliments.   Thank you so much for an enjoyable evening!  PS:  I was amazed at how easy the face washed off... Fantastic!!  Might hire you for my 40th B-day party!"  

Jennifer Querio


"Thank you so much for doing such great work. My children really enjoyed the face painting!"  

Ginella Nester


"Janice - the clowns were awesome on Sunday at our company picnic!  They did a great job.   We will definitely use you for future events!  Thanks so much!" 

Denise Stepak, ACS


"Janice - Thank you!  You're an amazing lady and clown.  You made this event (Halloween Spooktacular) one to remember."  

Pamela Peat & Marilyn Grant, Gretchko PTO


"Thank you for the excellent and entertaining performance.  We were very pleased with the showmanship and talent you have shown.  You are truly multi-talented performers." 

Mark Voydanoff - Schostak Bros. and Company


"WOW!!!!!WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!This is Sally Freed, James mom, and I just finished watching the video of the party!!! AS I wiped away a few tears for missing the BIG EVENT, I was so happy and THRILLED to see how much fun everyone had!!! You were so wonderful, thank you so much!  I loved your magic tricks and Bumper the rabbit was a big hit, too.  Thanks so much, you were really great with all our requests and coordinating it all!!!  Thank you!!  I am sure we will see you again, Lovely, great job!!  Thank you, In Christ"

Sally Freed


"Balloon Man Dan was great!  The kids went wild over the Tazmanian Devil balloon!  I would hire them again!" 

Pam Kay


"I received great feedback on all talent.  The fact the she had the two of 

you stay longer is a definite indication of how she felt. Thank you for your professionalism, I will certainly contact you again when the need arises."

Annalisa Sokol - UFO Talent Agency


"Derby was wonderful with the children, and wow the faces were just amazing!! I wish I would have had time to have mine done.  Hope to contact you again next year!!"

Bridgette King


"Thank you so much for the "lovely" time our children enjoyed today at Collin's Carnival Party.  Your face painting is even more amazing in  person than the pictures on the website.  Everyone loved the balloon animals as well.  Collin especially loves the Road Runner which is displayed prominently on his dresser as he sleeps tonight.  We appreciate you arriving on time and being so kind and pleasant to all of the kids!  You helped to make the party a great success." 

Kasey McQueen


"Thank you for making our birthday party such a success! The work you did with balloons entertained all and your friendly presence was noted by many adults, also." 

Joan Chesler, PhD - Corner Health


"Lovely,  Just want to Thank you for such a wonderful job at Allie's 8th Birthday Party.  The kids all had a ball.  I appreciate all your time.  Good luck with the baby.  Thanks again."  

Valerie Milliken


"You are great.  We are proud that you were with us;  you're such professionals.  You looked and sounded absolutely marvelous.  You certainly were tops!" 

Jayne Haas - New Year Jubilee


"Dear Mr. & Mrs. Priest:  Just a note to thank you for your generous donation to the students at Burger School.  All of your efforts with the face painting fundraiser are most appreciated and provided a fun and positive experience for our students.  We look forward to future visits from both of you." 

Mary O'Neill - Director Burger School for Students with Autism


"Dear Janice, On behalf of the Christian Women's Club, I once again thank you for performing for us.  You were delightful!  The song "Hats" was so appropriate for our speaker - a woman of many hats!  It is always a pleasure to have you.  Next time we will call on you to do your clown act!!  God Bless you as you serve faithfully."  

Bev Hickmott


"On behalf of the Northville 14 and Under Softball Girls Softball team, thank you for painting our teams’ faces at the Tigers game on September 5, 2007.   It made it a day to remember.  For each one of those girls and for one old coach, we will always remember the day we went to the Tigers game became Tigers.  Thank you. "  

David E. Jerome, P.C.


"Thank you for your wonderful visit at my daughter, Lexi's birthday party June 21st.  The children have not stopped talking about you!  It was an absolute pleasure to have you here.  A friend of ours had some digital pictures made and I am sending them with you... hope you enjoy them!  Go with God," 

Shawn Miller


"I just wanted to take a few minutes and say thank you for a job well

done. For the last 2 years we have used your services for our yearly party and I must say that the children and the adults absolutely love it. You not only make balloon animals and do lovely face paintings but you entertain the children and allow the adults to sit back and enjoy / watch what is going on. The way I know that a job is well done is when I see the children smiling, laughing and running around with excitement showing off their lovely face paintings. Thanks again for a job well done and I hope to see you next year, and feel free to bring your little clowns with you to our next family party." 

Thomas Rossini


"Very creative balloon creations; went beyond expectations to amuse and satisfy each child in the group!"  

Carol O'Mara


"Dear Dan:  I just had to write to thank you again for doing such an AWESOME job DJ-ing our special Luau Party on January 11th.  You wouldn't believe the things people were saying about the party - things like "phenomenal", "best party ever", "so much fun", etc... and YOU were a huge part of the total success of that party!!  Your face-painting was AMAZING!  I couldn't get over how many adults got their faces done. By their comments during and AFTER the party, they ALL had a blast!  Thank you, thank you for your very "giving" contribution!  Very sincerely (Til next time!!) 

Kim and David Anderzak


"Dear Mrs. Lovely, just a quick message to thank you for the great job on Saturday at Robert's birthday party.  You were awesome.  I have dealt with other clowns in our business, but no one can compare to you.  You handled the children and did all their faces and the rabbit was awesome.  I had a great response from all the relatives.  Thank you!"  

Stella Kociuba


"Thank you for entertaining at our wedding reception.  Everyone had a great time and the kids enjoyed playing with the balloon critters you made for them.  We really appreciate everything you did and again, thank you!" 

Bruce Griner & Jan Cody


"Thank you, for your participation at the Founder’s Day Festival, Art on the Grand.  My daughter talked about you for the whole week leading up to the event.  She loves your ability to paint the WHOLE face, and the fact that mom lets her get it done.  I also appreciated the fact that you were willing to share the information about clowning, face painting, and where to get supplies.  It up the great work, it does look easy, but I realize it takes a lot of work and talent and you and your spouse have it.  Keep it up, and let me encourage you too…to Keep pressing on for Jesus…He definitely blesses.  Thanks again."  

Kim Morgenstern


"Your face painters were terrific!  Thank you!" 

Hermanoff and Associates & the McDonald's Regional Office


"Just a quick note to let you know how great Felicia was this past weekend at Julia's Birthday Party. She was running a little late, but really made up for it once she arrived. The children thoroughly enjoyed their Animal Faces and she took the extra time to make sure every child got what they wanted before she left. Julia's face got smudged while she was there and Felicia went ahead and did a second face for her - WOW!   Several parents who attended the party took business cards. I hope you get some extra calls. Thanks again! =-)"   

Alicia Renner, Director of Marketing, Little Caesars


"...Everyone who has contacted us about the walk has told us how much he or she loved Lovely the Clown and all the wonderful balloon animals that were created.  Thank you for coming out to enjoy the day with us and for working so hard to make our event so successful." 

Eliza Marroni - AIDS Walk Michigan - Ann Arbor


"Thank you so much for your time with our kids - they loved having you here!  God bless you." 

Wyandotte Christian Church


"A BIG THANK YOU!  Hats off to you.  You were providing an atmosphere of enjoyment and fun, you demonstrated expert preparation and organization.  It's a tribute to your talents as professionals that the Jubilee received so many coups doux this year.  Thanks to the way you set up, the way you please your audience, the way you adjust to them and court them, the Jubilee was easy and just too wonderfully smooth.  I loved it all!  Thank you for being you and thank you so much for working with us... Again I was thrilled that you were with us this year and I look forward to your performing with us again.   I sincerely wish you a happy new year and thank you for the way you helped us all bring in the new year.  Applause, applause."  

Jayne Hass, Entertainment Coordinator, New Year Jubilee


"Lovely was great.  We had about 20 kids at our party and she was a real trooper.  To be able to entertain that many kids and keep their attention at all times was excellent.  The face painting was amazing1  The time Lovely took on each child was great.  You didn't rush and was still able to get all the kids done in a timely fashion.  I had several adults comment on the full face paintings, saying that they have hired clowns and never seen the full face painted, maybe a couple of things put on the face.  The magic was also super.  I think the adults liked that part as much as the kids did. Everyone at our party was saying what a great job Lovely did and I hope to have you again at my son's party in May!  Thank you."  

Heather Schoppert


"The kids loved your act and so did the teachers.  You did a great job!  They loved it!  I can't thank you enough." 



"We were at the zoo on Wednesday and the kid’s faces painted.  How much for a party -  just send me the details!  Thanks so much!  They loved the artwork on their faces and their Dads thought it was great too! "

Sarah Atteveld


"Just a note to thank you again for making my daughter, Sarah's birthday party so memorable.  This morning, the first thing she asked when she woke up was if she can have you come to her next birthday party!  Everyone (including the adults) enjoyed the magic show, the balloon sculpting, and seeing Bumper - and of course the face painting, which my mother-in-law was, I think, just as excited to get her face painted as the kids were!  We truly appreciate the special attention and focus you gave to Sarah the entire time you were there, making her feel that it was her special day... not to mention your patience with my 2 year old nephew who tended to explore the magic crayons while you were busy doing other things... and you generosity of 'quickly' making him another balloon airplane because he was crying!  Thank you so much - we loved having you and our party wouldn't have been the same!!!!  I don't think we could thank you enough!!!"  

Jennifer, Scott and Sarah Gafan


"Thanks for making our daughter's birthday a day to remember. You were great!" 

Scott, Kelly and Sara Graichens


"On behalf of the children at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, thank you for your support by holding a special event for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  The money you raised will help us continue our research, patient care, and educational programs.  Due to your involvement, children with cancer will have a better chance to live... we hope to work with you again in the near future.  Again, thank you for being involved." 

Ronald C Casabella, St. Jude Research Hospital


" I would like to personally like to thank you for your involvement in the Mother's Day event at the Haven's Women's Shelter on behalf of Ameritech.   The entertainment you provided the mothers' and their children was greatly appreciated by everyone, the staff and volunteers included... Again, thank you very much for your participation, and we look forward to your support next year." 

Ted Brassfield, Ameritech


"Dear Janice and Derby, on behalf of Habitat for Humanity we wish to thank you for participating in the fundraiser... because of all your time and talent, the event was an overwhelming success for Habitat for Humanity and an enjoyable evening for all who attended."  

Rev. James Scheick, St. Edith Parish

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