Shawn started in balloons in 2001 making balloon animals for his children. Balloonopolis was formed with his wife Janice in 2006 and they expended into Decor. As one of the original Deco Twisters, he has used his knowledge and experience to build Balloonopolis into the "go-to" company for all types of balloons and entertainers in Columbia, SC. 

My name is Meri, owner of Luna Flowers and I've been a balloon artist for over 8 years now. I’ve learned and worked with leading world experts in this industry and I take pride in my knowledge and mastery in most balloon techniques. I love teaching and look forward to passing on as much of my expertise as I can during this year’s Bling Bling jam.

Sam had been twisting balloons professionally for over 13 years. In his time of twisting balloons he has performed in Tokyo, and busked across Europe, while residing in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. He has made thousands of smiles with his expert skills of challenge twisting, acting, and education. Premiering his way of making popular video game characters at Bling Bling Jam, Sam hopes that all attendees will leave with new tools and skills in their balloonbelt.

2024 theme "10 year Anniversary" "Aluminum Year"

in Person July 14 Pre/Set up day-July 18, 2024

 ​Instructors/Classes- Subject to change! Twisting & Decoration Classes


Darren Mortiboy started twisting back in 2014. He loves creating and sharing his balloons with the world!  Darren is from Northern Ireland  and will be with us for the first time in person in Las Vegas! He is very excited to share some of his new designs and meet The Bling Bling Jam Family!

Roger moved to Las Vegas in 1994. While working part time in a magic shop he came across a balloon twisting kit for under $10. In the years that followed, he produced five DVD’s and has won awards and many different conventions. Roger has been on Bling Bling Jam’s staff from the beginning. He is always glad to assist new and experienced balloon artist with what ever is needed.

Bling Bling Jam will be 10 years old in 2024! (2014-2024) 2024 line up! (Subject to change) July 14-18, 2024

List of some fun things to do and Know about on Fremont St

​​​​Folks, who are not local must stay at the Binions/4 Queens during the Convention and must use book through the room block only!-This keeps the cost down for registration. Otherwise attendees subject to an additional fee Of $100

Ask for ur "FUN BOOK" For buy one get one free/half price on ur meal at most of the restaurants at Binion's and the 4 Queens Hotel. You must book on the block and not a third party to ask for your book at check in! 

Mark Zettler founded Life O' The Party in 1980 to provide novelty entertainment, singing telegrams and balloon deliveries - Life O' The Party (, along with their other company, Balloonacy ( and wholesale balloon supplies online at, and hundreds of party entertainers. He is also the owner and Publisher of BALLOONS & Parties Magazine. Mark has produced a number of conferences over the years for Jubilee! Events, The All-Star Revue and The Balloonstitute. He was also the International Convention Director for the IBA (International Balloon Association). You can read more about Mark on his personal Web site at

Boston native Mike Charles over the last several years has been working on ways to combine his passion for magic with his love of DJing. Where these two worlds meet is where The Jammin Wizard came to be.

Originally from Cleveland Ohio, Patrick started face painting and balloon twisting at age 16. Acted at Garfield little theater in Cleveland. A member of freemasonry and Scottish Rite. A first tenor. Side show performances and a fire-eater and fire breather. By the time he was 25 he was a full time clown. After 16 years moved to Las Vegas to pursue an acting job that land him work at Harrah's and Caesars . But still street performing, doing parties and restaurant work as a balloon twister. He split his time between twisting and stage hand work.

(The Diva) Has been teaching at balloon conventions for over 20 years - sharing her knowledge of everything from balloon dresses & accessories, to insanely large balloon designs.  The Diva, has won numerous industry awards including:  Top Fashion Designer, Top Twister, Ralph Dewey Award, and The David Grist Memorial Award.

My name is Alia and I started my balloon journey I was just 13 years old. So far in my short journey I have had the honor of winning 12 balloon competitions and have twisted for so many awesome corporations all over Pennsylvania including Philadelphia Phillies,Philadelphia Eagles,Regal,Sesame Place,and many more!

  Registration $450.00 in person Jam July 14-18 2024 Bling Jam fully paid no refunds or transfers  Pay Pal Fees Apply of $16.78 -($466.78) 

Kids under 12 years old $125.00- parent needs to be present/registered

As Always bring your own balloons!  Click on Add to Cart for payment. We also accept Cash App and Zelle. Email for that is

In the event-if we are shut down in the summer of 2024/mandates that keep many from coming in person the event will then be virtual and for the same dates and times!  We can't control Covid!

No refunds  and subject to $50 fee/any Promo free items costed out!/ No transfers to anyone who already has a deposit down. Only transfer to someone who is a new registrant and needs to be approved on a case by case basis! No double transfers and all credits from 2020 must be used by 2022 events! Or any other year! If anyone cancels for covid and or any other reason, They will still receive the re plays for that year! (Meaning no credits for the following year as the reason we have replays)
Folks may sell their tickets for the price they paid only and not to be used by more than one person! One registration per person.
Only to folks over 18 year of age and please contact The Bling Bling Jam for approval. It's going to be the best Jam ever! 
To Mail in check/write out to
Steve Klein 9 Conestoga Rd Lexington, Ma. 02421- Must always be post marked before registrations go up in price!

A former elementary education teacher, Andrea has been in the balloon and party industry decorating for 44 years along with her husband Mark in their businesses, Life O' The Party and Balloonacy, where she is the Art Director, specializing in centerpiece design and foamboard decor.

In 1988, they purchased BALLOONS and Parties Magazine, the foremost trade publication for the balloon industry and holds the position of Managing Editor. She has been an instructor of balloon and party decor and centerpiece design at the Eastern States Balloon Symposium; Jubilee Conventions; Bling Bling Jam; and partner, organizer and instructor of the All Star Revue Balloon Conventions and The Balloonstitute.

Mickey Silver "Hands of Las Vegas"

  Thanks for visiting The Bling Bling Jam The- "JACKPOT" Deco-Twisting Convention

           Plus so much more!           

The Best convention for your buck with 5 days of learning-plus many replays, Zooms and more!

Most of our attendees are full time and Deco Twisters! We have a active jam room, competitions, business classes, magic, panel discussions, the newest product vendors/jam product (the best quality in the industry), Entertainment, awards, raffles, Parade, Balloon Couture Fashion show and costume, the local media and always more! Once you attend you too will say "Bling it on" We look forward to joining our Balloon Family at Bling bling Jam! 

​Sharon Woolfolk Owner/ Designer BeginAgain Events in Palmdale, California Florist, Balloon Artist and Certified Event Decorator since 1987. 

​Bling Bling Jam las Vegas in Person in July and attend in person for jam classes and More! 

Virtual classes will vary!

Jan is highly recognized for clever new balloon design concepts with Betallic foils and Sempertex latex presented to students in classrooms around the world. She 's well known for consistently showcasing a fresh palette of balloon designs and innovative techniques in her entertaining and inspriring presentations.

​Blanca Mendoza is a  CBA. She loves  creating quality, unique & spectacular custom designs for all types of events. She has been in the balloon industry for over 20 years. Her company, LA Balloon Events is base in Los Angeles, CA. Her creativity begins from a simple vision to making it a reality using different colors, shapes and sizes to create a wow factor in every event. She is excited to return to the Bling Bling Jam 

A content creator from Springfield, MA, with a rich background in Film and Television Production. His expertise in visual storytelling and event coordination brings a unique perspective to the world of ballooning.

​CJ Nelson is an award winning artist that has been twisting balloons for more than fifteen years!  He lives in a Small college town and operates a successful balloon entertainment -decor company.  

Ken Stillman has pioneered the balloon industry since the early 90s A few of his personal accomplishments include His life size Princesses, Awesome Bouquets, Super Heroes, Balloon Beads, and His famous Hitch Hiker Hat.

Joe Mock from Buffalo, NY, has been twisting up the future of balloons for 11 years. He's part of the Dynamic Duo "Balloon Brothers". His life mission is to help every Twister become the best version of themselves, and reach their maximum twisting potential. He'll be teaching brand new designs and concepts at Bling Bling Jam 2024.

Donate on paypal to the Jeff Hayes Scholarship fund for 2025

at Once we have enough in the fund for 2025

​We will announce it!

Kia Ora, my name is Pip (otherwise known as Pippity-Pop!) from New Zealand – Home to 5 million people, and 26  million sheep!
I’ve been a Balloonologist for 17 years and have loved teaching all around the world.  I’ve created content for an international Television Company, and am very proud to be New Zealand’s ‘Blow Up’ champion.

John started twisting in 1984 and went full time in 1993. He has busked around the world, taught and still creates with passion and love. He is a real jam room jammer who is old school with always a new twist and more! He is looked at as an icon in the balloon industry. He is so looking forward to share at this first Bling Bling Jam in Las Vegas! 

Award-winning balloon artist Darren Saari, a Southern California business owner with 12 years of experience, is passionate about making and teaching balloon art. SoCal Balloons helps people celebrate with creative balloon designs.

Shuttle to and from Airport to Binion's ​

Bell Trans 702-739-7990 800-274-7433 Around $15 each way

CX Bus Public Bus Around $2.00 each way 702-228-7433 Drops off at Casino Center 


People either think inside of the box or outside of the box. However for Mickey Silver,


Mickey has always understood that to create the impossible he first has to think the impossible. Mickey takes you to a new dimension, where you will be amazed of what is possible with his magical sleight of hand, I.E."THE HANDS OF LAS VEGAS"!

What this man does with his hands will make you seriously question your senses as your experience is not just magic but supernatural! 

Hotel rooms Sunday-Friday July 14-18 2024  

Around $39.00- $59.00 (plus for upgrade sides/room/larger rooms etc)  Price goes up after June then subject to availability) Sunday-Thursday during the conventionplus 13% tax and NO RESORT FEES!!! Folks must book in room block, or subject to a fee. 

1- The Fremont Experience -Directly outside Binions Hotel and  Casino. Home of the Viva Vision (The Largest LED Screen in the World! Light show outside every hour on the hour-starting at 8 Pm- 1 AM. Bands/shows Street performers all happening at different times!

2 Drinking outside is allowed outside, but new law in Vegas. It must be in a paper cup. So, if you purchase drinks make sure you have a cup from the Casino. Or, ask someone the rules. 

3 Get a Players card at each casino. When you do, they give you extras!  Again, please ask on check in. If you gamble, they give you some great perks.

​4 Souvenirs -The best shops are in Old Down Town. Many of the same Items available on the Strip, but way less. A great place to shop!

​5 The World Famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop. Home of the Reality show "Pawn Stars" Make sure you check it out!

6 Golden Gate Hotel and Casino. The very first Casino in Las Vegas -opened in 1905. They are famous for Shrimp Cocktail. 

7 Container Park the new Hip place 

8 Busking You must now have a permit! Make sure u know the rules!

These are just a few cool things to know in Old Down Town Vegas 

 Make sure to visit the Neonapolis "One of the best places on Fremont with lots of things to do!


Group Discount for 2024

Sleeping Rooms

4 Queens Four Queens: 

Apache Hotel: CR0711A
Four Queens: CV0711A


​​(800) 634-6045, press 1.

Then State: Bling Bling Jam Balloon Convention.  Group code only works when calling/not online!