Who We Are
We are a husband and wife team who loves bringing lots of smiles, laughter and fun for everyone. We live in beautiful Maple Ridge, British Columbia with our families close by. We enjoy sharing our talents with others, especially our own community.
Donna Milburn - Balloon Artist & Photographer, aka Miss Donna
I truly enjoy the art of twisting balloons while kids of all ages see their special creation made specifically for them. Whether it is something simple as a flower or kitty cat balloon or something more elaborate such as a monkey in a tree or rainbow balloon, interacting with the audience as I make their personal creation is very rewarding and lots of fun.
As an impassioned photographer, I love to photograph all sorts of subjects. With having a 10 year old granddaughter, I enjoy taking a lot of photos of her and her friends. Taking photographs of moving children is a task not left to the meek. I have managed to learn, through my courses and experience, to capture those special moments. I have worked very hard at focussing my talents as an event photographer. Each birthday party and event presents its own unique challenges and I find it very inspiring to capture the excitement. Over the last two years, I have been studying still life photography and enjoy my quiet studio time.
I look forward to meeting you and sharing my talents to help create memories for you, your families and your friends that will last a lifetime.
Jim Milburn - Entertainer, Puppeteer, Balloon Twister, aka Dilly the Clown
I have been a children's entertainer since working at BC Children's Hospital way back in the early 80's when they needed a clown for a hospital event. I entertained for a number of years doing only charity clown work. Over a long period of time, I researched and studied a lot of materials and resources for clowning.
My first paid gig was at the grand opening of the West Maple Ridge Dairy Queen store... some 25+ years ago... hence the name "Dilly". I went on to perform for a vast number of home birthday parties and many community, commercial and corporate events. I also entertained for the various children's festivals, schools, churches, Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, daycare centres and LOTS of parades.
A couple of years ago, I added my friendly puppets to the show. It is a lot of fun voicing them and giving them each a character of their own. Mango the Monkey is my best buddy. The puppets have become very popular with the kids as well as many adults.
I look forward to meeting you and having a spectacular fun time at your parties.