Ralph Dewey Balloon History

Season 2, Chapter 5 – Ralph Dewey – Balloon Gospel

 Season 2, Chapter 5 – Ralph Dewey – Passing a Message with Balloons

Ralph Dewey is the Balloon Historian. His book documents balloon history from 1945 till 1975. He is the veteran of veterans. During his years he saw everything and today we salute Ralph Dewey for all of those years of entertaining with balloons. In this chapter you will learn:

  • What is Balloon Gospel and how you can teach kids with the aid of balloons
  • Multiple ideas about Balloon Skit
  • How to create an atmosphere on your act with music
  • The importance of backup and lighting…
  • Weird example of a chalk talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0HKPjRUVQ0
  • What was twisting all about in the forties, fifties and sixties and how did they call balloon twisting back then
  • The coins in the balloon trick – you MUST try this!

Two links of more stuff by Ralph (including a balloon elephant)

The Hex Nut:

hex nut in a balloon

You can learn more about Ralph Dewey here:


About the book:


About the (now no longer active) Ralph Dewey award:


Two links of more stuff by Ralph (including a balloon elephant)

Chapter Tip:

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  • Marc Feickert


    Thanks for the shout out regarding balloon stock app. Having worked with you on it and helped with data refining, it is quickly becoming my one go-to app for balloon ordering.

    To everyone else: I previously had preferred a inventory app that I had to set up and mange myself. It was very effective. But the balloon stock app is fast making improvements that have me ready to fully switch over at the next release. Get it while the price is low!