Collaborations are the best aspect of any creative endeavor, even better when they involve balloons. The 2017 Balloonalicious Balloon Bikini Calendar was the brain child of Tawney B. and Todd Neufeld. They wanted a fun, creative project that would also benefit a worthy charity, the Cure 4 the Kids Foundation. They gathered some of the best balloon artists from around the world to create 12 unique balloon bikini designs. Richard Faverty shot everything in one day and helped design the calendar. Find out more about it here. Calendars are still available.

For my part, I was honored to model a turkey-ini made by the fabulous Chris Cope. When the calendar release party rolled around, I made my very own balloon bikini.

From the calendar release party in Las Vegas, NV; Tawney B. (designer/model Miss April), Marley Jo (Miss November), Julie Lane (Miss June), Jamie Strickland (Miss August), Mistie Knight (Miss August), and Chris Cope (designer Miss November)

Tawney B. Co-Creator, Designer, and Miss April *Photo Credit: Richard Faverty/ Beckett Studios

Marley Jo Miss November, Turkey-ini made by Chris Cope *Photo Credit: Richard Faverty/ Beckett Studios

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About Marley Jo Balloon Co. 


My fascination with balloons started after seeing a good friend make a functioning balloon Ball in a Cup game at a college music bar. Soon I was modeling balloon dresses for Tawney B. in Las Vegas, NV. Wearing balloons wasn’t enough though and I became a balloon minion learning as much as I could. Since 2015, I have worked various private parties and events in Las Vegas.

I started Marley Jo Balloon Co. to share the unique joy and color that comes with bringing creativity to life in the moment. Also with the idea that creativity has no age limit. Time to celebrate yourself as well as the kiddos! 


-Erika Leigh 

Portland, OR                                 702.557.6295