Balloons and pizza, what could be better? (Tuesdays)

October 13, 2008

Balloon sculptors are great draws at festivals and fairs, and my kids get as sucked in by them as everyone else. M. is partial to hats, which would be fine if he’d leave them on his head. But he doesn’t, and by the fourth time we’re back having the poor artist re-make the hat because M. has dragged it on the ground and popped one of the balloons, I find myself laying out $10 tips (in addition to the tips of $1, $2 and $5 I paid the first three times!). And that’s not to mention the time his hat was confiscated by security while entering Scottrade. Talk about a meltdown!

I’m loving the idea of a nice indoor balloon sculptor at Racanelli’s pizza eateries on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Then if the kids break it (and they inevitably will) I won’t feel so guilty asking for a replacement (and also won’t have to trudge across the length of the fairgrounds to get it). All five current locations are participating, with different sculptors at each. Last week on Big Bend in Webster Groves, Silly Jilly was doing some pretty elaborate work.  And if you’re wondering why Racanelli’s picked Tuesdays, check out my post from March about restaurants luring customers with special deals on the slowest days of the week.

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One Response to “Balloons and pizza, what could be better? (Tuesdays)”

  1. Jill Schmidt Says:

    Thanks for letting me (Silly Jilly) know about blown up balloons not allowed to be taken into Scottrade.
    I’m now at Syberg’s Chesterfield where you can get not only free balloons, but kids eat free on Tuesdays.

    Silly Jilly
    http://www.sillyjilly.com

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