Most children under the age of 3 are afraid of heavily made up clowns or costume characters. We can provide a lightly made up clown to try to avoid this problem. You also may get a photo and put it on the refrigerator a week or two beforehand, so that the child is not afraid
if your 2-3 year old has a favorite character, remember that a life sized Clifford, Blue, Elmo or Barney that stands 6 feet tall can be overwhelming. We do not offer these characters as there are copyright issues that prohibit the characters from truly resembling the character. Additionally, the quality of the costumes available tend ensure that everyone is disappointed and that makes for bad business.
Magicians are not recommended for children under the age of 3 or 4. Children ages 3-7 usually respond to a silly magician, or even a magic clown. At this age many things in their lives seem magical as they do not yet understand the mechanics as to how things work. Children 8 and older will prefer straight magic or adult-style magic show. Our performers are experienced with all age levels.
Sample Party Schedule
When putting together a birthday party timing is important. In fact, it's crucial for a successful party as well as for maintaining your sanity. The question we are most often asked is what is the best schedule for a party. The following is time tested and proven! Naturally all parties vary to a degree but the basics really don't change. (The start time used here is just an example.)
11:00 AM - Start time (as per invitation)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Free time allowing all the guests to arrive. This gives everyone a chance to get to the party without missing anything.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Circus Fun Performer Time. While the kids arrive the entertainer can set up with relatively no interference from the kids By placing the entertainment at the start of the party they will not be on that "sugar high" that comes with parties, nor at the low at the end of the party when they crash from all that sugar.
This time also gives one or more of the adults the time to set up games and other activities.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch - keep it simple with hot dogs, pizza or any food that requires little effort on your part. You will be exhausted by the end of the party so use your energy wisely. If ordering pizza or other foods to be delivered please do so in a way that the children will NOT see the food arrive. This will cause a distraction and interrupt the performance. Have it delivered to a door away from where the children can't see it arrive, and keep it warm in the oven.
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Play time - Let the little ones run around, play with toys, or even organized games. They will be a little restless by now.
1:30 - 2:00 Present time! - The kids have played and need a little rest so now is the perfect time to open the presents. Make sure the birthday child properly thanks each giver I can't stress manners enough.
2:00 PM - 2: 30 PM Cake Time! - Time to regenerate the hordes with cake and lots of ice cream. This should be at the very end of the party. This cuts down a bit on the mess as you don't have cake and melting ice cream laying around for the entire length of the party. It also allows the party giver to clean up quicker. And most importantly you give the recharged sugar-filled darlings back to their parents. Some kids get sleepy after eating and this is a perfect time for them to go home.