Free Spirit the Clown
About this pro
I have been a professional clown for over 16 years working at preschools, schools, City and County libraries, corporate events, the Henry's grocery stores for over 14 years for all of their store events, hundreds of birthday parties all over town, grand openings, holiday events, church events, etc.. I carry Performer's insurance which many clowns do not carry. I am a fun, happy clown, very patient with children and adults and do my best to make each event I work be as enjoyable as I can make it for everyone! I put a lot of time and energy into my work making sure that all of my costumes look great as well as my supplies and that I always have everything I need. I also keep current with what is popular with children. I face paint over 100 different things, both full face, cheek or arm art. I face paint Disney or Warner Brothers' characters, Sesame Street characters, superheroes, movie characters, emojis, video game characters and the usual hearts, unicorns, dinosaurs, dragons, rainbows, different animals, holiday designs, and can paint whatever your theme is! My paint is hypo-allergenic, water based and easy to remove! I make over 100 different balloon animals, hats, etc.. My long lasting bracelet balloons include: baby sea turtle, dog, cat, "Hello Kitty", teddy bear, monkey, emoji bracelet, etc.. My hat balloons include: princess hats, "Spider-Man" hat, "Batman" hat, Yoda" hat, "Storm Trooper" hat, "Darth Vader" hat, "Ninja Turtle" hats, "Monster High" skeleton hat, other super hero hats, flower hats, poop emoji hat, smiley face man hat, lightning bolt hat, huge spider hat, any animal on a hat, holiday themed hats, etc.. The bracelet and hat balloons are great for outdoor events since the are worn and therefore less likely to fall on the ground and pop, which means happier children! For birthday parties and other events, I usually set up my 5 gallon bucket of bubble solution and show the children and adults how to use my bubble wands that make bubbles that are 14 feet long and 3-4 feet wide! They are so amazing that even the executive fathers in Rancho Santa Fe also love to play with them! I also have small bubble wands easier for the toddlers to use. If there is room, I usual bring about 20 hula hoops and a bag of a dozen toys for the babies and toddlers to play with which I set down on a tarp in case the grass is wet or if we are on pavement or dirt. I bring everything I need, so nothing needs to be provided for me. I have 2 fold-up chairs, a small fold-up table for my face painting box, a stool for my face painting book, and a big umbrella with a stand. If I am at a big event, I have a sign that says "Free Face Painting and Balloons" so that your patrons will know it is free for them and will not hesitate to ask me for what they want. I am also mobile with my balloon apron so that I don't have to stay in only one location--I can go to wherever people are congregating! Face painting though is more stationary and once my line starts, people don't really want to move! I am a cute, friendly clown, not scary looking at all! I am small 5'3.5", 115 pounds, long curly rainbow hair, colorful costumes to match (holiday costumes as well), and size 12 Allstar Converse sneakers with sequins all over them and a matching sequin belt. I am also an elf at Christmas, with pointy sequin covered elf shoes and costume. I can also come as a pirate or a person during the week. Usually, I am a clown on the weekends since I go from one event to the next, so the less changing, the better! My prices are very reasonable. I charge $195.00 for 2 hours for face painting and balloons. There is a $10.00 more charge for Thumbtack which makes $205.00 for the 2 hours) and sometimes a small travel fee if your event is far from my home. If there is time, I also will do the games and small magic show, especially for birthday parties. I usually set up my bubbles, hula hoops and the toys for the babies to play with unless there is no room or if there are too many people where my things might get broken or taken. If you want 3 hours, the total is $95.00 more for a total of $300.00 for Thumbtack. Hi, I am "Free Spirit the Clown" and I love being an professional energy uplifter! I bring smiles to others as I make them balloon animals or hats, paint their faces or arms, make humongous bubbles, play games or tell funny stories.
Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.
Free Spirit has done many events at our Country Club and she is the best!Jun 14, 2017
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- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I usually like people to call me, or I call them. It is way faster than texting or emailing back and forth! I get the contact information first. I usually get more than one cell phone number, since the day of the party people often are not answering their phones and occasionally I may need to reach them, especially if the party is at a park where there are numerous other parties and I am trying to find their party! I ask them what time their party starts. I usually recommend having me come at least 1/2 hour or an hour into the party since usually it takes a while for the guests to arrive and that way you get more "bang for your buck"! If the party is for very small children and is just a 2 hour party, I can come when the party starts, since very small children have such short attention spans, and I have lots to entertain them with in order to give their parents a break! I spend more time face painting the birthday child. I start face painting first as everyone is arriving since that is one on one. I also make balloon swords then since they are very fast to make and remake while face painting! I also show them how to make the large bubbles while the face painting is going on. Later, when everyone is there, I do the games and magic. I let them know that they can use my hula hoops and I set up an area with my baby toys on a tarp for the parents to let their babies and toddlers play with. I ask what the theme is, if there is one, and if there are any specific things that they want me to face paint or make balloons of for the party. I try to accommodate any request. I ask where the party will be: a home, a park, a hall, a recreation center, a church, a community room,etc.. I also find out where specifically they will want me to set up there. I ask the name and age of the birthday child and the approximate ages of the children attending. A party with mostly children under 3 years old is a very different party than one where all of the children can express their desires and follow and understand directions. If it is not a birthday party, I get any additional information that I may need. If it is a corporate or other event where an invoice is needed, I get all of the information that I would need to create and email an invoice.
- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?I did a family night for the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club and was face painting and doing balloons for the children and adults there. Everyone was really happy showing off to each other their face paintings of pretty masks, unicorns, poop emojis, "Picachu", the "Creeper" and many others. Then the children were all chasing each other with balloon swords and I would quickly make them more when the swords would pop after touching the ground. The parents and older children were using my wands to make the 14 foot long bubbles while the younger children used the smaller bubble wands. When their hands were soapy, they could even catch bubbles and hold them in their hands for a while! It was a little windy, which carried the bubbles quite a distance. I had started with a 5 gallon bucket of bubble solution and at the end of the 3 hours, it was 3/4 empty! My hula hoops were being used by everyone and some of the parents were even surprised that they still could hula hoop after many years (decades) of not doing it! My balloon hats were a hit and I did lots of skeleton, "Spider-Man", "Batman", "Elmo", and princess hats to name a few! It was a fun event with everyone full of lots of energy and excitement! It was my pleasure to be there and make it even more enjoyable for everyone. I am usually one of the last ones to leave such an event, and this one was no exception! "Just one more balloon, please 'Free Spirit', PLEASE"!