I have run out of party ideas!! My child's birthday party is coming up and I don't know what to do. I have thought about booking someone to run the party, I want it to be a unique and interesting party, especially if I am paying someone to run it. What am I going to do?
The above is more common than some people realise as parents often leave it till the last minute to arrange everything.
Whilst the best way of finding a children's entertainer is by word of mouth, preferably from another parent who has recently thrown a successful party, it is not always possible, especially if things are a last minute dash.
Your next point of call is a quick local internet search for a suitable entertainer but with so many to choose from which one should you go for?. First and foremost you should be looking for someone who is fairly local as you don't want to be paying extra for any travelling expenses if possible.
Ask yourself if you feel that they look as though they know what they are talking about. It is very easy to put together an all singing all dancing website but does the entertainer look like they will live up to your expectations.
A childrens party organiser is even better as they will sort the whole show out for you from a magic show to the games and a good entertainer will also supply the prizes for the games. They will also have access to party supplies such as banners, party ware such as plates and cups, party decorations, balloons etc if required.
Is the entertainer CRB checked? This is essential and should not be overlooked, also are they insured through public liability as if there is a problem then you want to make sure that you are covered. Never be afraid to ask about these and request that proof be brought along to the party if you are still unsure, after all it is your son / daughters special day and you want to make sure that everything is just right for them.
Always remember too that if the entertainer operates under a character name, such as 'Charlie the Clown', for example, they may be part of an organisation that uses many different people dressed up as the same character and some may be better than others. It is therefore well worth finding out who you are getting. The best advice is to steer clear of this type of organisation and make sure that you book the individual that you see on their website.