There are quite often numerous elements to a well planned kid's birthday party. But one particular element that we believe you should not skip over is the hiring of a professional clown. With the right clown hire, your party will be an absolute hit. An experience clown who has really honed their act will often provide a show which includes puppets, props, magic, face painting, balloon animals and lots of audience participation. Even adults will enjoy an excellent performance from a quality clown. Whoever you hire, you just need to make sure that you get someone who will make your party something to remember. Experience is huge in this field, it allows a true professional to have crafted an entertaining show while also knowing how to handle any potential problem issues. The Birmingham area has many clowns that you can evaluate, you just need to make sure that you keep this guide with you at all times because it will help you to determine which candidate should be your final choice.
So, have you ever looked for a professional clown before? More than likely you have not. The question you probably have is where do you begin in your search. Where do you start looking for a clown? Allow us to make a few suggestions. Start by approaching your friends, family and coworkers to see if any of them have ever hired a professional clown for any kind of event. If you find anyone who had a great experience with a clown, get their contact information. Another potential source that we really recommend is the world wide web. Do a Google search for “clowns in the Birmingham area.” Peruse through the individual websites that come back and figure out who looks like they are worth a phone call and an interview. When you have at least 3 to 5 candidates, contact each one and ask them if they are available for your party date. If they are, it is time to get together and have a chat about what they can do for you.
Before we talk about what you should ask during the interview, we have to talk about something extremely important. Do not neglect to run a background check on all of your candidates. Now, onto the questions you need to ask. During the interview, make sure you evaluate their personality and whether you think it would be a good fit for children. If you find that anything about them gives you pause, then move onto your next candidate. Ask each candidate for references. Follow up with each one and get a sense of what went right and what went wrong. How much will their services cost you? Do they target a specific age group? How long have they been a clown? What is included in their performance? How long do they perform? So they have any video of a performance? If you take a liking to a particular candidate, ask for a written contract. Make sure you go over every little detail and if you see anything that looks questionable, talk about it now and get it corrected. Once that has been done, sign on the dotted line and get ready for the kids to have the time of their lives.