A guide to booking kids entertainment

Here at Absolute Clowns, we have been entertaining young and old at parties for over 20 years. With this experience, we know what works, what doesn’t so we have a few tips you should follow.

Our most popular events are kids birthday parties, christenings and wedding receptions.When people get in touch with us, they want to know what our clowns do, and how things progress.

This is what we tell them:

The Clown will start with a magic show that will go for about 20 minutes
After that, you have the choice of animal balloons, face painting and age appropriate games
How long the performer is there depends on the number of kids and the inclusions of your party package

We think it’s best to have your performer start 30 – 60 minutes after every one has arrived. If you’re starting around lunch or dinner time and plan to serve food, it’s best to allow about an hour so your guests don’t feel rushed.

The location of your party is up to you. It’s best to have an open space free of any obstructions or hazards. This could be an open indoor space or a back yard.

For outdoor parties, we always recommend a wet wither back up option. If the weather looks a bit gloomy in the week leading up to you party then you should plan for the party being held inside. Our performers are great at using any space and will happily adapt their routine for an indoor environment. Safety is always paramount, so this may mean there could be fewer running-around games if space is a bit tight.

We think that having your performer there for about an hour and a half is just right. It’s rare for performers to be booked for longer than two hours, and we usually only book this amount of time for really big parties.

Having one of our performers at your party is a great way to entertain the kids. This leaves you and your adult guests free to catch up and enjoy the day, without the stress of amusing your little attendees!