Hired 2 times
7 years in business
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They came to our Mermaid party at the Texas Pool in Plano and they brought about 50 mermaid tails for kids to try! They also did a great job of organizing and carrying out the "Mercademy" where they taught the little ones how to safely use a mermaid tail. They also kept a vigilant watch for any struggling little mermaids that might need help in the water. They are fun, safe and affordable. Thanks, Merfriends. -Elizabeth SwimsJan 26, 2018The MerFriends's reply
This event was so MERmazing, we still haven't recovered completely. But, we also want to do it again! Thank you again for booking The MerFriends! (Everybody go check out Elizabeth Swims on YouTube!)
Laura the Mermaid and Mermaid Pyra came out to an event I help co-host and did a fantastic job! Children and adults alike loved seeing their beautiful costumes all evening. The pool wouldn't have been the same without them and their pirate companions.Aug 8, 2018
My name is Sheri Davis and I work for a Talent Agency in Dallas, Texas. I book Laura the Mermaid and Christo Chief of Mischief for a client of ours. I was so impressed to hear that they are all certified Lifeguards & CPR trained and that they bring Lifejackets with them to every event. As a certified Lifeguard and Swim Instructor myself, This was most impressive to me. Yes, the wonderful experience of a live Mermaid and MerWrangler (pirate) are so exciting to see, but the fact they take time to go over water safety with the children. I can say I will always book my Mermaid Parties with Mer Friends. Thank you again, Sheri DavisJul 16, 2018The MerFriends's reply
Thank you so much for this FINtastic review of Laura the Mermaid and Christo Chief of Mischief. They had a mermazing time with your little ones and we can't wait to swim with you again. Thanks again and SAFE SWIMMING!
My daughter and her friends were completely mesmerized at her eight year old birthday party. Mermaid Calista and Sailor Chris did a fabulous job of staying in character while ensuring every girl from the youngest four year old to the birthday girl felt confident swimming with their mermaid tails. The girls all wanted to know everything about mermaid life "under the sea," and Calista answered every question in a way that was sweet and believable. The girls were completely sold and to this day insist to their friends that they have met a real mermaid. Many thanks to the Merfriends for making this occasion so special and memorable for everyone involved.Jan 26, 2018The MerFriends's reply
Thank you so much for this FINtastic review of Mermaid Calysta and Christo Chief of Mischief. They had a mermazing time with your little ones and we can't wait to swim with you again. Thanks again and SAFE SWIMMING!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?The booking fee is $60. Minimum 2 performers for safety and quality. The performers are paid $75/hour each from September 16-May 14 (off season). Performers are paid $100/hour from May 15-September 15 (summer season). The travel fee is $0.70/mile roundtrip, and the first 100 miles are free. We travel from DFW airport. We also travel 2 hours at no charge. Travel estimates at more than 2 hours will be $20/hour. We accept all forms of payment, though credit cards do have a 4% merchant fee. Prices and fees are negotiable to an extent. We have a variety of packages and add on specials listed on our website so clients can create the MERfect event!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We provide a VERY detailed quote and booking contract in writing for every event. We will need to know which performers you would like (minimum of 2), when your event is (day, date, start, and end time), where it is (physical address of the venue), if it is swimming or dry, the type of event and how you foresee our participation fitting your theme, and any other details you can provide us.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?All members of the MerFriends are professional performers (actors, singers, dancer), stunt performers (specialized training with swords, hand to hand, and water), certified lifeguards, and have weekly rehearsals and ongoing training as a troupe. We are writing the curriculum and going through an accreditation process with our training program, The Mercademy, as there is no formal licensing or accredited training for professional merfolk.