Booking children's entertainers for your child's party can end up like playing a game title of Russian roulette, you often don't know that which you are becoming before it is too late. There's nothing sadder when compared to a disappointed child on their birthday and sadly, when you yourself have booked an incompetent entertainer, there is little you are able to do about this on the day.

The web is full of men and women selling services as birthday entertainers and children's entertainers but how can you tell if they're a bit of good at what they do? Sadly there is no regulation or governing body to complain to when you yourself have a poor experience with a children's entertainer what this means is the onus is on one to do your homework before creating a commitment to book.

Nightmare 1

So you surf the web and find an entertainer you feel will suit your requirements, you speak to them on the telephone and all seems to stay order which means you make a booking. On your day you're horrified to find the entertainer who arrives at your party is not the entertainer you thought you booked.

Sadly this is not an uncommon situation; you can find certain entertainers who double book or undertake more work than they can handle, then they sub contract the birthday show to a friend or friend leaving you with a stranger at your party who you know nothing about. The answer to this nightmare is always to ask the entertainer directly if it's they who will be entertaining at the party, also get the booking confirmed in writing with a published contract and check the entertainers name on the contract matches the entertainer you're booking.

Nightmare 2

The entertainer simply doesn't arrive or cancels the booking close to the event date.

Sadly there are several people that are in the children's entertainment business to make a quick buck and if a supply comes in that surpasses the agreement with you, they'll drop your booking and take the better paying gig. This leaves you without an entertainer or in a position where you will need to arrange a children's entertainer at short notice.

The answer to this is to acquire a written contract in place during the time of booking, professional children's entertainers issue a published contract confirming what is on offer, this acts as protection for both you and the entertainer. With a published contract in hand you've recourse through the courts should the entertainer not supply what was promised.

Make sure that your entertainer is reputable by asking for references and following up on those references. An expert children's entertainer should have testimonials on their website, take some time to see them before deciding to book with them.

Nightmare 3

The entertainer doesn't deliver the typical of entertainment you expected.

Being fully a professional children's entertainer is not easy, if the youngsters don't like what they see they'll not sit like polite adults and view it through, they'll voice their displeasure by waking up and running around. Make sure that your entertainer is experienced, ask the length of time they have been around in business and again check for testimonials and ask the entertainer for past customers you are able to phone. Ensure there is a conventional contract in place between you and the entertainer that fully outlines what the show entails and check the amount of professionalism of the correspondence with the entertainer. Try calling the entertainers office and see if calling is answered professionally, if you leave a message check the length of time it requires for you yourself to be contacted back. A genuine professional children's entertainer should run the company side of their business well and this is notable through all correspondence, telephone calls, emails, letters and the very important contract.


Published by Whitney Morgan