How do I book a party?
Parties are booked on a first come first serve basis. When a party date is confirmed, up to 50% party set-up fee is necessary to secure your date and time. The balance will be due in cash the day of the party. You may also pay via Personal Check, Money Order, Cash or Major Credit Card – 3 days prior to the party. Credit and debit cards will have a 3% transaction fee added.
How early should I book my Entertainment?
I recommend calling as soon as you know your date. I am often booked several months ahead. 6-8 weeks is a good minimum time line to get your desired time slot, but don’t let that scare you from contacting me last minute. Busy weekends are completely random and change on a yearly basis. If you know you are having a party on a holiday weekend please contact us as early as you can. I highly recommend having a weekday birthday party; as an option, because weekends tend to book up fast during these time periods in order to get the best availability.
What are your prices?
The Basic event/party fee is $115.00 per hour, with a minimum of two hours per event.
Why is the fee so high to hire an artist; when you are only here for 2 hours?
While this seems like a high fee, the work and costs involved in setting up, cleaning up, basic travel time to and from your event, travel expenses like tolls and gas, supplies, insurances, tools and restocking time and costs, along with administrative time, website and programing fees and office costs all have to be included with each event, not to mention taxes too. While performance time may be limited to a minimum of two hours all the event specific back side additional time and costs are added to each specific event. Also included in the pricing are the specific and special abilities of the artist, along with continuing education and added time to learn and keep up to date with the industry standards.
Why hire a true professional?
There are now many people out twisting and face painting. What Makes You Different? I have over 14 years of experience in this industry working some of the largest stadiums in the country. Along with; a lifetime of experience working with children, of all ages. My twisting and painting abilities are truly unique. My balloons are not limited to the same 20 or 30 things that you commonly see. I can twist just about anything out of a balloon. And I have the ability to change the complexity of it in the moment to adjust to crowds and lines. I also can paint just about anything and take the idea from a cheek art, to arm art, to a mask or to a full face in the moment and also change the design on the spot to save time. Take a look at my galleries and see the difference. I have literally thousands of options to paint or twist. I also will not run your guests thru a line like they are a number. They will get attention and I will twist the thing they want or paint them into the thing of their dreams. I will add that “WOW” to your event to make it truly unique and different. No need to worry, I come in professional attire and professional set up, along with a professional attitude. This is my business so when you hire me you get me. Take a look at my galleries you will see a difference. (Note: All of the photos were taken in the moment at events. You are not looking at staged photos.)
Do you do Charity and/or “free” work?
As an Entertainer; I am contacted about 5 events to 1, to work charity events. While I understand the limited budgets and need for entertainment; as a small business I have come to the difficult decision to no longer work for “free”. The need is overwhelming and I simply cannot cover my overhead and stay in business nor be able to work the overwhelming numerous requests for unpaid or free work. As an entertainer, and a person with a heart I work and donate many, many personal hours and also work many personal charity events without charge. This being said: What I can do; if your event is a charity 501c3 and you would like to hire my services. I 0ffer my services for $100 per hour. This way I am able to cover my business costs and still help each charity.
Other options include, finding a sponsor to cover the cost of hiring my work, who can be advertised as the sponsor for the event.
What are your office/studio hours?
Events are scheduled by the client’s time frame. So we are not in the studio at specific times. If you call and we don’t answer please leave a message. We return calls and e-mails promptly. Depending on the length of event(s); or travel time. Phone calls and E-mails may be answered the next day.
What if our guests are late?
Our time is limited. If your party is running late it will cause us to be late for every party after yours. We always do our best to work around your time frame and guests, but we cannot wait for late arrivals if there are other events after yours. In order to avoid late arrivals please schedule your entertainment with your guest arrival in mind. We recommend inviting your guests 30 minutes before performance start time. However, certain groups and entertainment events require more or less time for their guests arrival time.
How do I pay?
We accept Cash, Check, Money Order, & Credit Cards (Visa, Master Card, AMEX ). The is a small transaction fee with Credit and Debit Cards)
Is there a travel fee and why?
Yes, if over 30 miles. Party bookings outside of this radius will have a traveling fee added to their price. Travel fee is based on length of time of the event and distance using google maps. The reason for the fee is the time in travel it takes to and from your event is directly related to your event. I am unable to book or work any other event while traveling to yours. So in those cases I must add a travel fee. For long distance trips and events; hotel and rental cars fees will be added. These fees will be discussed at the time of booking.
Should I give my performer a tip?
Tips are not included into the price. They are not required, but are greatly appreciated!
How long does a Balloon last?
If you leave the balloon in room temperature and away from direct sunlight it can last up to 2 weeks. Some clients have kept their balloon for much longer than that. The balloon will get smaller and smaller every day.
How long does the Face Paint stay on?
Face Painting is water based paint, so it will come off with sweat and water. Colors fade the longer you wear the face paint.
Air Brush Body Art:
I also offer airbrush body art with an airbrush system, some of these paints and designs can last up to a week.
What is the Face Paint made of?
All face paint I use is FDA approved and specifically designed for the skin. I NEVER use CRAFT PAINT, as it is toxic, and should never be used as face paint. All sponges and brushes are cleaned after every party.
Is a holding/set up fee required?
Upon booking, Purchaser will need to mail or e-mail a signed copy of our contract with a 50% event set up fee in order for us to hold a date, and time slot. Your set up fee will be deducted from your total and the remaining balance will be due at the beginning of the performance; on the date of your event, and per performance time. Once your event is officially booked the set up fee is non-refundable. As it is applied to the administrative hours and time to set up your event and block off your specific time slot.
What if I need to cancel or reschedule?
Due to the limited number of time slots once a date is booked; I do not give refunds on the setup fee. Those fees are used for the administrative time to set up your event. When your event is booked all other opportunities for work during that time frame are passed by.
What if my performer has to cancel?
If there is a cancellation or rescheduling made by the Performer due to acts of god, national performance opportunities, or airline delays/cancellations, we will extend our best efforts to find an acceptable date & time or substitute at an equal or lesser fee. At which point the Purchaser has the option to accept or decline. If Purchaser declines, setup fee will be returned in full.
Liability for Damage:
I will treat your home, your guests, and/or party location with utmost respect, and provide a professional service. We assume no responsibility or liability for accidents or damage caused by party guests. In return, we appreciate your assurance to ensure that our assets and person(s) are treated with respect. We also, do not recommend balloons for children under 3 years of age, as balloons are a choking hazard.
We look forward to entertaining your friends, family, co-workers and quests at your next party or event!
Please feel free to call or email if you have other questions.