Things people say about Thelma & Smudgy

Here are a few of the nice things people have said about what we do. If you’d like to leave your own review, you can do so below. I apologise for not replying to the reviews but I have not figured out how to do so with this programme. So I would just like to say thank you in advance for taking some time out of your day to do so.

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4.9 rating based on 12,345 ratings
Overall rating: 4.9 out of 5 based on 20 reviews.


Great time had by all. Excellent value for money. Highly recommended!
- John Oliver

Something Special

Wow ! What can I say other than best of the best and beats all the best ! The best balloon models I have ever seen and the face painting was shear art work ! The magic show got even the shyest of children belly laughing and really joining in ! The games were really good and wow the prizes ! 100% fantastic ! Thank you so much - Zachary and his friends had THE BEST time! Every child was made to feel special and I cannot thank you enough !
- Chrissy J

Joint kids party

She is amazing I want to give her 10 stars instead off 5 my child has autism and Thelma was great with her Thelma had balloons out at first but cause my child didn’t like balloons she changed it for her and did face paint she us a lovely lady and her magic show are brilliant thank you Thelma for a lovely day RESPONSE Thank you for your nice review Sarah. Yes it was a little out of the plan in the end but if I had stuck to what you had originally wanted it would have been a disaster for your daughter and after all it was her special day. Happy your daughter had a fab day!!!
- Sarah

Wedding anniversary party star!

Thelma was amazing at our 25th Wedding Anniversary party! She kept everyone entertained during dinner with her incredible balloon creations. There were some very wide-eyed children (and adults!) - the dragons and motorbikes were especially spectacular. Can't thank you enough! RESPONSE Thank you Caroline and Alistair for inviting me to your family get together/Anniversary celebration. If felt so special and it was so nice to see you again. Bit of a shock how time has flown and seeing your children all grown up!! Anyway as you know I thoroughly enjoyed being there for you to entertain everyone. xx
- Caroline

Best clown ever!

Since my children’s party last Sunday all I’ve heard is ‘ where did you find the clown, she’s amazing’!!’ And that she was! If I could give this review more that 5 stars I would.. She entertained 31 children age 5-7 and even younger siblings for the whole 2 hours! Non stop! Not only were the kids mercerised with her magic they also loved the party games not to mention the beautiful face painting and seriously amazing balloon making! I’m not kidding , I don’t know how she managed to fit this all in the two hours .. from the beginning to end she had all the kids and littrally all the parents entertained! We’re moving into our new house in a couple of months and already thinking of inviting her to the house warming! She brilliant! And what a kind lady too! Thank you again! Hope to see you soon!! Response: Thank you so much Claire. I am touched. It was so nice to work for you and lovely to know your children and guests were so happy. That does it for me! Good luck with your house move. It makes you realise how much stuff you accumulate,!!! xxx
- Claire

From the Lancaster Family

Smudgy is a lovely, polite, entertaining lady. She can entertain everybody not just children. I have heard other entertainers speak very highly of her. She will be brilliant for any party or event. Her balloon creations are out of this world!!!
- Step e

Amazing children's entertainer

Had Smudgy for my daughter's 6 birthday and what a gift this woman has with her balloon making and keeping the children interested. Would highly recommend to everyone. She made my daughter's birthday a very special day.
- Sue Sutherland

3rd birthday party

We can’t thank Smudgy enough for bringing so much joy to our daughters birthday party. We thoroughly recommend her entertainment, from excellent face painting skills, wonderful balloon modelling to a magic show that even got adults sitting on the floor to watch!! Big thank you and we look forward to future bookings with you. : ) Claire, Rich & Ella xx
- Claire Anderson

Most Amazing Balloons!

Thelma provided absolutely fantastic entertainment to 15 children at my wife's surprise 40th birthday party. The highlight had to be the incredible balloon modelling, which truly was delight for kids and adults alike, people were blown away - pun intended. How can balloon modelling be that good, honestly it has to be seen to be believed, people are still commenting several weeks on.
- Richard Marsh

3rd Birthday Party

Brilliant balloons and face painting for our daughters 3rd birthday party. The kids loved every second thank you so much!
- Charlotte Hall

4 year old Princess and Pirate Party

Smudge went down really well at our Princess' 4th Birthday Party - she entertained 16 children with games, magic, face painting and the most incredible balloon artistry I have ever seen. Feedback on the party has been great, Thelma is nice to deal with, very funny around the children , I was particularly impressed that she stayed extra time to ensure that all children went home with a balloon or face paint. Thank you.
- Saffron Lovatt

40th Birthday Party with children

Highly recommend! Our guests are still talking about Thelma & how everyone ( kids and adults ) were so entertained some weeks later ! We couldn’t have had such an enjoyable party without her. Thank you
- Ali

Full of energy

Smudgy was simply brilliant! So full of energy and fun! The children and their parents just loved her! The balloons she made for each child were out of this world! She even made a special one for my son! Thank you for making the party so special xxx
- Aarti

Joint 5th birthday party - simply fab!

Thelma, I just wanted to say a big thank you on behalf of the children and parents for the entertainment you put on for the joint 5th birthday party. Everyone had a fantastic time and we had so many parents commenting how fantastic your balloon creations were. The kids did not stop laughing and enjoying themselves. How you managed to keep 40+ kids entertained and behaving for that long is incredible. We appreciated that you stayed so that every kiddie could have a balloon creation that they wanted. We definitely recommend anyone to have you as their entertainer or even just for your balloon creations for other occasions! Thank you
- Sam

Children’s Party

I wanted to organise a special birthday party for my daughter who was turning 5! Smudgy the clown was absolutely fantastic, from the start engaging my daughter with all the thousand questions she had! Smudgy the clown’s Face painting skills impressed all the parents! The balloon centre pieces and columns were outstanding! With a magic show that had all the children laughing and adults!! Highly recommended , and professional ! Thank you again for making my daughters party one to remember!!
- Charlotte

Holy Communion Party

Well what can I say other than if you want a party and be fully entertained then Thelma is your woman. I've been to loads of parties over the years but never known anybody able to hold people's attention like Thelma can. The kids were aged 1 to 13 and were all amazed by Thelma's balloons and the other tricks she has up her sleeve even the adults loved her. She is definitely the first person i would turn to if and when i'm having a party. I can't recommend her enough. Thanks Thelma you're amazing
- Denise Mace

Magical party

My daughter was entertained throughout with party games, face painting, balloon making and lots of laughs with a magical show. Thelma spent time ensuring every child was happy and ensured my daughter( the birthday girl )was happy also. Thelma asked me my daughters favourite songs and allowed me to choose them also because I couldn’t get a dinosaur themed party Thelma was kind enough to make it dinosaur themed. Thankyou Thelma it was very nice to see my daughter laughing and having a great time. Would highly recommend Thelma. Gemma
- Gemma

Brilliant 5th Birthday Party

Thelma hosted our 5 year old birthday party and she was brilliant. Her balloon twisting skills are out of this world. She made a Thomas Engine for our son and lots of other balloon creations for his friends which were all fabulous (she even brought some already made as we had lots of kids invited). Her face painting is of high standard and she is fast. Her entertainment/show/games was funny and she kept calm and professional during whole party even some kids were bit naughty and not even mentioning the number of kids she had to entertain. We had 32 little kids and she did fantastic job with them. We really appreciated her attitude towards the party. She went extra mile with us accommodating so many kids and she stayed even longer to make sure every child has face painted and balloon. I cannot thank Smudgy enough for her entertainment at our son's party. Thank you very much
- Kristina Blazkova

- Hema

The most wonderful soul

Thelma is one of a kind - we booked her for my daughters 1st birthday party to entertain the older children as my daughter is the youngest of the group... she was fantastic, funny, engaging and the most kindest genuine lady and everyone commented on how great she was and how much they enjoyed watching her with the children.. her magic show even got the adults in awe of her!! I would recommend Thelma 100 times over and I would ask her to entertain our guests again at future events without hesitation 🙂 her kindness and smile made our party wonderful and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Thank you for your review Rina. I am so happy that you felt so positive about the services I provided. xxx
- Rina


24/08/2013 by Craig0176

A Great Entertainer!

I work for Leicestershire fire and rescue service. We have an open day every couple of years on the station, where the local community can visit say hello, watch displays, play some games, eat food and have a fun day. What should be added to that list is take home a unbelievable balloon art masterpiece! Smudgy the clown and her balloon twisting creations are totally out of this world!! They will “blow you away!” (excuse the pun!) And let me tell you this, the cue she created nearly stole the show away from the firefighters display!! I am so glad we managed to have her at our event! What she creates out of balloons for children, and adults! leave people gob smacked its no surprise smudgy is the international balloon twister of the year!! A lovely lady, a great entertainer and a hard worker!! Hopefully see you next year…. CM Craig Hallam 176 Central Fire Station LFRS

27/04/2013 by Peggster

Absolutely brilliant!!!!!!!

We invited Smudgy to our 6 year olds birthday party. Fantastic!!! Everything was taken care of, brilliant face painting, amazing balloon modelling, games and a magic show all the children loved, they laughed from start to finish. Even little extras included such as invitations, thank you letters and party bags. I shall recommend Smudgy the Clown to everyone!!!

11/03/2013 by Fiona8

Amazing Funny Clown

We have used Smudgy twice for our own children’s parties and have seen her at other parties too. She manages to keep control of a room full of children with amazing face painting, magic skills, party games and incredible balloon twisting. Also provides great party bags if required. A very talented, lovely lady clown!

03/03/2013 by SalHawks81


Smudgy was brilliant the kids thought she was fantastic, from the bubbles to amazing balloon creations and captivating magic show! Very good value for money and the party bags were fab!

15/02/2013 by dizzyl

5* Entertainment!

My daughter has just celebrated another birthday party with Smudgy the Clown entertaining her and 20 friends and as expected it was awesome from start to finish! Smudgy is professional and fun and it was great to hear the kids constant laughter! The face painting and balloon modelling were AMAZING and the kids were in absolute awe of her creations! Lots of the kids mums have said their kids came home asking for Smudgy at their next party! She even provided the party bags which made my life a while lot easier! In the words of my daughter “Smudgy you are brilliant” Even my husband couldn’t stop talking about how fab she was! We can’t recommend her highly enough!

24/05/2012 by Carmel1

What a fantastic lady!

This lady does not know any boundaries, she will carry on and on and on until the kids drop. After a recent party she kept going because the children had been let down by another organisation that should have turned up, but This lady didn’t charge any extra but she certainly made the day with those children.

07/05/2012 by HTurner

By far the best

Smudgy The Clown came to my son’s third birthday party and did a fantastic job of entertaining 20 children from age 2 to 10. Smudgy astounded kids and parents alike with her intricate balloon modelling, fantastic face painting and her magic show was very funny. We could not have found a better clown, worth every penny. Thank you Smudgy for making the day great.

02/05/2012 by Angela_Rowley

Fantastic Entertainment…for grown ups too!

I can’t recommend this lady highly enough! She was the entertainer for the children attending my recent wedding, but as she suggested when I booked her, the adults loved her too. Her balloon artistry was amazing and she received several rounds of applause for the wonderful models that she created, including a balloon bride! It certainly added to our day. She has great talent with a lovely nature.


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