No it really is her I can't do kids shows because I'm terrified of balloons. Also I don't have enough kids magic anyways.
Balloons are NOT a part of a magic act, you don't need them. just because some hobbyists throw in balloons to cover their lack of magical talent does not mean it's required. Never let the balloon thing stop you from doing kid's shows.
Maybe he's afraid of the balloons that would most likely be at the party, because it's a kids party. And I like people with a little balloon talent in magic acts, I like magic acts that aren't all magic and balloons are a nice reprieve if it isn't just for the balloons sake. Juggling, fire breathing, glass walking, yo-yoing, all are other good example