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Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
7 Steps to Hiring a Clown
  1. 1. Choose appropriate entertainment

    Some clowns work on a stage and have a set routine, while others are “strolling clowns” who walk among the guests at a party performing magic and making balloon animals.

  2. 2. Provide adequate space

    Ensure there is plenty of room for your clown to perform. If possible, arrange for a stage, as this keeps the crowd separate from the entertainment and improves visibility.

  3. 3. Discuss what you expect from your clown

    All clowns offer different skills. If you specifically want balloon animals, magic, ventriloquism, face painting or juggling, discuss these requirements with the entertainment company before booking.

  4. 4. Consider your guests

    Some people, especially children, are not comfortable with clowns. When organizing an event, let your guests know about the clown in advance to avoid any problems.

  5. 5. Be mindful of young children

    Leftover latex from popped balloons, glitter and silly string may be potentially harmful to very young children, and the clown is not in a position to look after everyone.

  6. 6. Don't force children to interact

    Some children do not enjoy being the center of attention and hate the idea of getting on the stage with a clown. Forcing children to interact with a clown may cause embarrassment and distress.

  7. 7. Prepare other activities

    If you want your clown to paint the children’s faces or perform for small groups, provide plenty of other activities to prevent the children from getting bored while they wait.

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