Yikes. What party companies hope parents don't know:
Sadly, children's party companies are notorious for poor quality control. It is a really difficult job that requires years of experience to do well. Most parents have heard rumors, or experienced it themselves.
As much as we dislike to tell you, our potential customers...it is the truth. And I've decided to address it directly.
My solution to control quality: Now I do every party myself. Yay!
My website is the only San Francisco Bay Area site that only books one specific actress. I'm the only company that I know of where you get to talk to and plan the party with the exact person who'll be coming. Yay! What a relief.
Like the other companies, I tried booking non-professionals. I, too, had a big staff, but just like other companies, I learned the hard way that even small groups of kids really need a experienced professional to make a party really incredible.
We're all about the same price. You should be getting more for your money.
No more wondering if the costume is going to look like what the kids are expecting or how experienced the person you're hiring really is.
I still play 47 characters like Super-Heros, Princesses, Fairies, Rockstars, Pirates, Non-Scary Clowns...and even though I'm grumping about quality problems that are industry-wide, in our last TEN YEARS as a company we performed for about 14,000 parties within 200 miles of San Francisco and Los Angeles!
I still go to Parks, Homes, Hospitals, Backyards, Schools, Restaurants, Bounce House Party Places, Malls, Hospitals, Community Halls...*anywhere*!
You choose which of my 47 Characters for boys and girls you’d like me to play. Then you choose what party activities you’d like me to bring with me like my Award-Winning Children’s Magic Show, Puppet Stories, Balloon Twisting, Games, Songs, Face Painting, Fun Glam Makeovers or any of the other countless activities parents have asked for!
Yes! I perform for tiny intimate parties and for huge events! If you’d just like to delight one child who’s facing something hard like at the hospital or celebrating something great (like a new baby sibling!) I do visits like that too!
If you’re having tons of kids I give discounts on multiple performers and if you’d like to space out our arrival times you can spread us out to feel supported longer!
If you want two or three princesses, but don't want to hire anotehr gal with me, now that I'm solo I'm also back to doing a fun thing that actually works great if the kids are young...I can chance in to 2 or 3 different famous princesses at one party. Nope, they really don't recognize me once my wig and makeup and demeanor and voice change. That's an awesome deal for you!
I go to birthday parties, preschool graduations, people have even been hiring me to keep the kids busy at wedding receptions...I'll do it all!
CLICK HERE to see the article I wrote for the Burlingame Mothers' Club - it is full of pointers that only come with experience that will save you a lot of stress!
In short: Whatever you do, keep it fun for you too.
Fun? There are a lot of ways to stay there! I hope my website helps. Fun. That’s how I did my first 3,000 parties. That’s how I’ll do the next 3,000 parties.
Check your child's date online right now.