for someone who doesn't have time to read this whole review i will say - this is by far the worst service i have ever used. how they have gotten any positive reviews is beyond me. prior to the party everything was fine we discussed cost, timing, and the fact that i would have about 50-70 kids.she was confident that she could handle that many and wouldn't be slow. i hired her and her associate for facepainting and balloon animals. the day of the party...disaster. 1) she was 15 minutes late for a 90 minute gig. 2) her associate showed up with her child (sitter cancelled)....i was still not upset. 3) they both were so so slow. there where HUGE lines at the party. i was so embarrassed. 4) the quality of their work was awful for how slow they were the painting looked so simple and the balloon animals were awful they didn't even survive the party. 5) the worst part was how unprofessional they were. she was done with her 90 minute gig and wanted to be paid. I unfortunately forgot my checkbook which she then told me that she could only take cash. which was in the contract - so my fault...however at this point i'm about to cut my daughter's bday cake at a party 150 people. i have no cash. i promised to pay her the next day via check or paypal. she said no and that it had to be right then in there. i asked her what she expected me to do if she expected me to beg people for money. and she said she didnt care she needed her money. i had to do just that beg a guest for cash. again so embarrassing. i had 4 other vendors at the party who i owed anywhere from $400-$1500 and all 4 were fine with a payment the next day. Anais was losing her mind over $160. and now i know why becuase i'm sure she was afraid of not being paid because her service is so poor. i am someone who throws 3-4 huge parties a year for the last 5-7 years works with many many vendors and i have never worked with someone with such poor customer service skills. it was very very disappointing. if you hire them make sure your party is with only 5-10 kids because she can't handle more than that. and be prepared to have all your guests annoyed at how slow she is...oh and dont forget the cash because she will harass you for it. hire at your own risk. i will make sure no one i know ever hires them (shouldnt be too hard her performance spoke for itself).
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