The purpose of this article is to shed some light on some key points to consider when hiring entertainment for your child’s party.
* Age appropriate:
What is the age range of the kids that you are looking to entertain? Usually, a parent would want entertainment not only for their child but for the guests as well. your child likes Elmo, but you have invited other kids to the party as well. You may want to consider entertainment that would cater to the appropriate age group invited as opposed to just the birthday child. A professional entertainer would know how to make the birthday child feel special without making the other kids feel not included.
* A clown isn’t just a clown:
Please consider the person behind the make up. Performers vary greatly in approach and style. The best example is when people hire a costumed character, let’s say Elmo. Please, consider the person who will be wearing that costume. Kids have an amazing intuition and can pick up on each others fears. A seasoned professional will know how to calm those anxieties very early on and bring the group together into the fun zone.
* Use your best judgment:
Do some homework on the performer before you commit:
Are they a full time kids entertainer?
Are they patient and genuinely like children? (Kids require a lots of patience)
Like any other service, you sometimes get what you pay for. Consider entertainment into your budget, a good entertainer can make your party all the worthwhile. It’s not about quantity, it’s about quality. If you want someone to do a magic show, a puppet show, sculpt balloon animals and do face painting for $150, then hire your neighbor’s teenage son. Make sure to give him a $50 advance to get the supplies from the dollar store.
Consider to ask the performer these logistical questions before you commit:
How much space do you need?
Can you perform indoors and outdoors?
Do you provide your own sound equipment?
What do you need us to prepare for your act?
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