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Top 4 Things to Know When Hiring a Professional Children’s Party Entertainer
November 9, 2017
Are you planning your child’s birthday party and thinking about hiring a kids’ party entertainer or special party character? Even though you may think that your work is all cut out, the task of finding the right UK kids entertainer does not have to be a cumbersome one, as long as you know where to look and what to look for when choosing your children’s party entertainers.
On the one hand, it does not help that there are so many overwhelming options in the kids’ entertainment world that promise the world when it comes to your child’s entertainment. On the other, things can sometimes turn out very differently as some just are not as amazing or ground-breaking as they advertise on their websites.
In that light, here are top 5 things to look for when hiring a professional kids’ party entertainer:
1. Get to Know Your Entertainer
A number of children’s party entertainers may be working for larger, corporate online kids entertainment agencies. These agencies may be in a different city altogether – it is difficult to say if what you are promised upfront is what you are getting at the end of the day.
However, when you book your kids’ entertainer directly in, say, London, you can go visit them locally and chat directly in order to better understand how they work. Always look for a direct contact number, physical address, email address and VAT registration number (usually mentioned on the website). Getting to know your entertainer never hurts.
2. Look for Experience
It is perfectly fair that you ask your kids’ party entertainer to show you their experience working with children. For instance, how long have they been doing this? What is their usual drill? You can ask for direct references even though testimonials work just as well. Talking to a mother who has availed the children’s entertainer’s services is certainly a reassuring way to learn about your entertainer’s experience.
You can also ask your kids’ entertainer to show photos or videos from a past kids’ party celebration or kids’ disco party. The least they can do is show you an online profile.
3. What Does the Package Entail?
Many entertainers will use a standard party format in practically all their shows. It is important to ask in advance because some shows and/or activities may be far too advanced for your kid or prove to be dull, given your child’s general entertainment preferences.
Make sure the show you book is age appropriate. Chat with your children’s party entertainer and ask them what the show will be about from start to finish.
4. Are They Punctual?
A reliable children’s entertainer will always contact you at least a few days ahead of the party to ensure that you have not forgotten about it and that the show is on as planned.
If, for some reason, your entertainer fails to contact you, the least you can do is save your child from a lot of disappointment, by confirming the arrival time and date in advance.
If you want to enjoy the most fabulous kids’ party entertainment in London, Birmingham, Essex, and other regions of the UK, Parties in Wonderland has you covered.