Nick Twist

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Family party tips

Family party tips, hints and tricks to inevitable success! If you’re planning a family or friends party, it can be very stressful and hugely demanding of your time. In my experience of entertaining at such events, I have learnt a lot about what seems to be successful and what doesn’t - and I’ve used this experience to form a helpful list of tips for you to enjoy! It is divided into two main parts: ‘Planning’ and ‘At the party’ Let’s begin……
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Unique gift in Norwich

Click here to visit the shop Looking for a unique gift in Norwich or Norfolk? You have just found it!     Due to popular demand, I have set up an online shop to display all of these fantastic balloon sculptures you can buy from me! They are all handmade to order so you should book your gifts as soon as possible to guarantee availability of my time!     Ideal for: Stunning wedding favours for the children (or adults!),…
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Wedding lighting

Lighting at a wedding can, if carefully planned, look stunning and magical. 10 Brilliant ways to use lighting on your wedding day.   Never underestimate the power of lighting at a reception! A little thought and planning with regards to any wedding lighting ideas, effects, candles, sparklers or other illuminated items can totally transform your wedding venue into a magical environment. From venue up lighting, LED fairy lights, table candles, illuminated balloons and more, your wedding will certainly be enhanced…
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Overcoming wedding planning stress

The secrets to overcoming wedding planning stress! Advice and tips for common planning issues and concerns. Planning a wedding is stressful. In my experience helping brides plan their weddings in Norfolk, I have found that there are usually solutions to the most common reasons for anxiety and I have compiled them here for your convenience. 1. The groom is not helping! This often gets brides really tense! They are planning for what seems like a 24-7 basis and the groom doesn’t seem…
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Children’s wedding activity book

Free children's wedding activity pack Looking for ideas to keep the children entertained on your wedding day? Nothing could be simpler than printing out my completely free, 12 page children's wedding activity pack. So what are you waiting for?  Download my free wedding activity book now! What's included? In the pack, you get a great selection of activities such as classic colouring in, mazes, a wedding day quiz, a great photo challenge and drawing the bride and groom as well…
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20 top wedding tips and ideas you just have to know

20 Top wedding tips and ideas you need to know! There are a lot of things you should know if you’re planning a successful wedding. There are so many hints, tips, ideas and even hacks that could lead you to wedding planning success. I have attended many weddings as a magician and balloon artist, as well as helping out with advice to my clients when planning their day Here are 20 tips, divided into the areas of 'Planning' and 'On…
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No children wedding invite wording

So, you're thinking - I know one thing for sure, 'There are no children at my wedding; wording my invites is going to be challenging!'   'I don't want those children running around ruining my day'! What if they scream during the ceremony? What if the children mess around and upset my guests? I want a good party - it's no place for children! There are many reasons for not wanting children at your wedding. And hey, you're the boss,…
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Children’s party packages

All party packages come with a FREE summary clip to capture the moment and memories! Looking for children's party packages in Norfolk? I'll explain my 2 hour party package through the eyes of a recent case study here! Isla had a fourth birthday party and I was there to entertain her and her friends. Here is how the party unfolded. The first 10 minutes (11.00 - 11.10) The first ten minutes is usually relaxed and this was certainly the case during this…
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Who is Nick Twist?

Nick Twist. Combining outstanding balloons with amazing magic.   My name is Nick Chapman, also known as Nick Twist! I have been obsessed with magic almost all of my life. Like many others, I received a magic set from my parents when I was 5 years old. However, unlike many others, I have never stopped making magic since! I twisted my first balloon - a standard balloon dog - when I was 12. Now in my mid thirties, I feel…
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What’s a balloon artist?

Many people in Norfolk have heard of a balloon modeller, so they often ask, 'Is a balloon artist different from a balloon modeller?' Fundamentally, no. They are very similar in the fact that they twist air-filled latex tubes into shapes resembling animals or well known items. However, there is a big difference too: Balloon modeller A modeller will happily produce a balloon dog which just about passes look-wise but then it untwists shortly after the happy child receives it. They…
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