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How to Choose the Right Princess Party Entertainer

Princess parties are becoming increasingly popular choices for little girls, in no small part due to the success of animated films such as Frozen which have resulted in major cult followings. Just as boys love pirates and superheroes, many a little girl loves to dream about growing up to be a princess, and hiring princess birthday party entertainers can be one way to make that wish come true.

It is critical, however, to make sure that you take the time to select the right entertainer for your party, in order to ensure the maximum of fun is had by all and that the minimum of parental and family stress is experienced when hosting a large group of excited children! With that said, here are a few tips on finding the right princess host for a birthday celebration.

First of all, it is worth remembering that experience is important when looking for princess birthday party entertainers for your event. Being able to handle a group of children is definitely not a skill that everyone has, so an entertainer that is practiced at this can generally yield much better results.

When browsing the internet or a local directory for a suitable entertainment provider for your birthday party, remember to do your research into just how many parties they have hosted so far, and how successfully they feel they can deal with a large number of hyperactive kids.

You may also wish to ask for testimonials if they are not already readily available on the website or in the brochure of the entertainment provider, as this can give you valuable insight on how successful the princess birthday party entertainers have actually been with real groups of children at a party.

In addition to experience, remember that the most successful entertainers – whether princesses, pirates, wizards, superheroes or other characters – will have a background in performance, be it dancing, singing or acting. A bubbly and outgoing personality along with the ability to perform is essential for keeping children engaged.

Whereas you can’t be trained in being a princess, you can be trained on how to perform well as one, so look for entertainers that are not shy in putting on a show, and can fulfil any dancing and singing requirements that may be expected in their role.

Next, check that the quality of the costumes and the props is of high enough standard to ‘wow’ the children at the princess birthday party. This is because to put on a believable show, everything should look as magical as possible, and truly resemble what children have seen in their favourite animated films, books and comics.

Ask the entertainment provider that you are thinking of hiring what kind of costumes they have available along with the props they provide for the children to enjoy. They may also supply items such as party bags, glitter tattoos, face painting, fairy dust and more, so be sure to ask what is included in each package.

Finally, for any boys that have been invited to the party, see if your princess birthday party entertainers of choice can also send along a male character to entertain those who are not so enchanted by princesses! Pirates and superheroes work well with boys that are guests at a party, although many party entertainment providers can offer any character of your choice.

When selecting an entertainer for your child’s princess-themed birthday party celebrations, be sure to check the experience of your host, as well as their performance background, as both these factors can have a huge impact on the success of your party.

Along with this, the best companies will ensure that you only receive performers wearing the best costumes and using fantastic props, ensuring that each and every child is utterly enchanted and has as much fun as possible.

The BEST Entertainment Manager For Your Corporate Event

As a corporate event planner, you’re looking for the one thing that will bring your attendees back to the office ready to shoot their efforts into high gear with some high caliber education and knowing how to get the job done. But don’t you really want them to be motivated too?

What Makes A Great Event In Las Vegas Or Anywhere?

Entertainment is the baseline of any event, whether you’re in Vegas, or Los Angeles, or some other incredibly magnificent city. The fundamental base of your event hinges on the entertainment.

Your Event Guests Remember The Entertainment!

The food maybe exquisite, and the lessons learned maybe spectacular, but the entertainment set in a spotlight, with glam appeal will be the diamond in the rough of any event. Ambiance during the entertainment may keep your attendees in check, balanced, and aware of the incredible entertainment before them, but they’ll remember the music, the faces of the band, and the details of what’s on stage before they recall the color of their tablecloth.

Where Do You Find Great Entertainment?

We searched great entertainment for corporate events on the Internet and came up with a list of qualified organizations that sponsor the best entertainment. The results were pretty interesting. Sometimes the top rankings in the industry were at the top of the screen, other times near the bottom. For some searches, the best entertainment managers were listed on page two or three. So just a blanket search isn’t enough. You’ll need more.

When You Find The BEST Entertainment Manager…

You’ll want to know why they’re the best!

The secret to knowing who is the best entertainment provider comes in testimonials, visibility, view factors that are usually easily and readily available when you look at their website. The entertainment manager will pay the same attention to detail for you that they pay on their website:

1 – Check for Quality.

Is their website managed well, organized, and purposeful? Do they offer plenty of information about their bands, the best deals, and their profession? Do you have a sense of professionalism from their entertainment management website? Can you identify some clear goals and indication that they know what they’re doing based on their site?

2 – How Long Have They Been in Business?

Randomly, a new company will have it all together and present themselves as capable. But seriously, do you want to risk it? Couldn’t you imagine a website owner with some high quality content, graphics, and details that have been there a while, being a better choice?

3 – Customer Satisfaction

There it is… The one thing that makes a huge difference to you. When your selected firm offers insights into older performances, you’ll know you’re in good hands.

How to Book Entertainment

When it comes to having entertainment for a special event or party, there are certain steps you can take to ensure that you and your guests have a wonderful and successful event, and more importantly, the entertainer is what you expected. First step is to figure out the type of people that will be at the event, and if there is a theme, what is it? Are you having a beach theme, or pirates theme, or what? Themes making finding and booking entertainment a lot easier and less time consuming.

Next step is to take an informal poll, by simply asking some of the people who will be attending the event, what kind of entertainment would you enjoy? Too many times, entertainment for an event is delegated to one person or a large committee without ever finding out if the guests will like it. Once you have decided what type of entertainment you are interested in, the next step is to find a reputable entertainment company, who books all sorts of professional caliber acts.

Entertainment companies, or talent agencies as they are often called can provide you with an array of services, not the least of which is making sure the entertainer you book arrives at your event on time, courteous, and is professional in every way. Because an entertainment company lives and dies based on the acts that it books, they only handle professional acts so it makes them look good when the client’s guests comment on how wonderful the entertainment was. Once you have decided on an entertainment company that you would like to use, call them up and tell them about your event, and if you have a certain type of entertainer in mind, be sure to let them know that. Also, let them know what kind of budget you will be working with, so you don’t waste time with a company who’s prices are out of your budget. The entertainment company will then offer a couple of options for the type of entertainment you are looking for and the price range you are looking for as well. Talk over the options given to you with some of the people who will be attending the event.

Once you decide on an entertainer, make sure you understand and read the contracts completely before signing anything. A day or two before the event, make sure the entertainment company calls you to confirm the date and times, and if they don’t, make sure you call them so you don’t get any surprises the day of the event. The performer should show up on time, and even talk with some of the guests if they have the time. After the performance, ask the guests what they thought of the entertainment. If they come up to you telling you how great the entertainer was, you know you picked the right company and entertainer, so be sure to hold onto their number for future events. That’s really all there is to it. Follow these steps and you are almost guaranteed to have great entertainment at your next event.

How to Hire a Children’s Entertainer

You are looking for someone to entertain children for a very special event (e.g Weddings, Parties etc) and making the right choice is very important. Do not focus on price, the cheapest is not always the best. Find out what they offer then judge whether it is good value for money.

* Look for Professionalism

Any good entertainer will look and behave in a professional manner. They will want their business to look smart and professional as well. If little or no effort has gone into their advert or website, how much effort do you think they put into their shows? Search for the adverts or websites that look professional and indeed check to see whether the performer is a full-time pro. You should also beware of agencies; they have numerous entertainers on their books and you may not be booking the person shown on their website. Also costs are often higher as the agent adds commission to the entertainer’s fee.

* Knowing What Services to Book

Having found an entertainer that looks the part you need to dig a bit deeper to find out what types of services they provide and any party formats they may have. If you are looking for a 2 hour party, will the entertainer entertain all the children for the whole period (food break excepted)? This is very important, if the entertainer advertises games and the children are “out” as the game progresses, the child that is out is now free to cause all sorts of trouble! This type of game is not recommended and neither is face painting. If the entertainer has come on their own they can only paint one child at a time, so what do all the rest of the children do? You need to find an entertainer that engages the children for the duration of the party, keeps them involved and most of all has lots of fun with them. Prizes are a great way to grab children’s attention and good entertainers will use these to good effect.

* What To Look For in Your Entertainer

Having established what the entertainer can offer, ask how they are qualified. Questions to ask:

Are you a member of any magic societies or organisations for professional entertainers?

Do you have public liability insurance?

Are you CRB (Criminal Record Bureau) police checked?

The CRB check is becoming more a standard amongst entertainers, although many will argue it is out of date the day after it is issued, an enhanced check will show all criminal convictions the person may have. There is no reason why an entertainer should not have a CRB certificate they can show unless they have something to hide.

* Discussing Your Requirements

A good entertainer will communicate in a professional, manner and always provide a written or email confirmation of the event, what is to be performed and the cost, this way all parties understand what will happen on the day. Try to imagine the way the party will go and is the entertainer providing a range of entertainment for the duration of the party? This is very important as the magician may perform a 1 hour magic show, which initially may sound fine, but 1 hour is a long time for the children to stay sat down however good the show! Children’s magicians are actually starting to understand this and some are starting to offer discos, games and even balloon modelling to compliment the magic, which gives a whole host of activities for the children at the party which keeps their interest high.

Finally, how does enthusiastic does the entertainer sound? If they don’t seem excited about the show when you speak to them, this may reflect in the quality of their work. I hope you found this article helpful and will hopefully ensure you choose the right Children’s Entertainer and have a great day.