How to Hire the Perfect Childrens Entertainer for your Party

How to Hire a Children’s Entertainer for Your Party:

 

How to Hire the Perfect Childrens Entertainer

for your Party:

The Ultimate Insider’s Guide

 

Are you thinking about hiring a childrens entertainer for your child’s birthday party? Well, we’ve got you covered!

Here’s our in-depth insider’s guide to hiring the perfect childrens entertainer for your party (by Kiki’s Faces and Balloons NYC)

 

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1.) What TYPE of party entertainment is best?

First things to consider:

  • # of children expected
  • age range of the children
  • type of party venue + amount of space

For example:

For a very small group of kids (10-12 kids or less), a single kids entertainer w/ a combo of activities (ie: face painting & balloons) might be great!

Or maybe you’re having a party for 3 to 5-year-old girls? A Princess character visit might be absolutely perfect.

Or what about a larger party? You might want larger-scale entertainment, like a traditional magician. You might also want BOTH a face painter and/or a balloon artist.

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2.) Do a SEARCH for childrens entertainer companies in your area.

  • What’s the VIBE that you get from each company’s website? Do the photos of the entertainers and kids show fun, joy and skill/artistry? Also, go to the “About” page, and read about the background of each company.
  • Does the company seem warm, friendly, and professional at the same time? (A good kids’ party entertainment company will have a nice combo of all those qualities.)
  • Finally, check out each company’s “client reviews” page.

 

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 3.) Narrow it down: CONTACT your top 3-5 companies.

  • Contact by email/phone. Ask for availability + pricing.
  • Pay close attention to the COMMUNICATION that you receive. Are they friendly, professional and prompt with their emails or on the phone? Is their pricing clear and structured?
  • (The communication responses you get from each company will say everything about the quality of their entertainers + the company itself.)

 

4.) Weigh your options & make your CHOICE!

 How to hire a kids party entertainer guide NYC parties events face painting balloons princesses We recommend choosing a company based on:

  • The overall vibe that you get
  • Promptness, friendliness, + professionalism in communication
  • Their reviews

**One important thing to consider:

Cheapest is NOT the best when hiring an entertainer. Normally, the cheapest companies will NOT offer an easy, professional experience and super high-quality people.

To ensure peace of mind, a great experience and happy kids at your party, always go with higher-quality over cheap pricing.

 

 

5.) Get a booking confirmation IN WRITING (very important!)

Childrens entertainer NYC Face Painting and Balloons Kids parties corporate events professional face painter and balloon artist NY birthday princess characters for hire balloonsA professional childrens party entertainment company will ALWAYS have a clearly written booking confirmation or contract.

(If you do not receive a written agreement, you should definitely ask for one!)

 

In this booking confirmation/agreement, you should see:

  • Date of party
  • Start time + end time for entertainment
  • Address of party
  • Payment instructions + due dates
  • Company policies (cancellations/emergencies, etc.)

A company will usually require a Deposit OR Payment in full to confirm.

 

6.)  Day-of-Party Details

Before the party date, it’s good to find out what the party entertainer needs for set-up. For example, usually face painters need a table + two chairs, or a Princess will need a place to change.

 

7.) Great job!

You did it! Now, you can relax, enjoy and have some fun at your party!

 

IN NYC? CONTACT US! If you are in the NYC area be sure to check out our kids party entertainment company: www.kikisfacesandballoons.com

You can email us at kikisfaces@gmail.com or call us: 646-435-4739

PICK a PACKAGE!

 

Elsa Party Entertainment

Amazing Snow Queen Parties/Elsa Frozen Parties!

Amazing Snow Queen Elsa Party Entertainment!

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Our Snow Queen Elsa party entertainment & Anna parties, too are enchanting children all over NYC! The Snow Queen and Anna do a wonderful, magical birthday party show and face painting or musical games. Our  performers are fantastic because they are chosen through an extensive audition process and are Broadway/National Tour actresses who are lovely, charming and excellent with children.

At a Snow Queen Elsa  party entertainment and/or Anna kids party entertainment, the princess or princesses do an adorable Interactive Musical Adventure Show with fantastic singing, a bit of “real magic”, movement, + your choice of Activityface painting or balloons or meet-and-greet.

We love bringing our creativity, expertise and enthusiasm to children’s parties and events in the Manhattan area!

You can check out our PARTY PACKAGES HERE.

Also, you can see more PRINCESS PHOTOS HERE.

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To book a Snow Queen Elsa party entertainment and/or Anna kids party, or to get more info for parties in NYC, please email us at: kikisfaces@gmail.com

At our Elsa kids party, the Snow Queen can do fancy sparkly face painting or hand painting, or balloon twisting, or musical games, or meet-and-greet/walk-around. Our princesses are chosen from an extensive audition process where they sing and act in character, and are all excellent with children.

Our actresses are extra-special because they are chosen through an extensive NYC audition and are Broadway/National Tour actresses with teaching experience, who are lovely, charming and great with kids.

We also specialize in princesses that have excellent face painting skills, and offer a wonderful Princess Face Painter package, which includes one-on-one interaction with the Princess, and gorgeous, high-quality face painting (for boys and girls).

We have all the popular Princesses, including Anna, Elsa, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid, Snow White, Rapunzel, Jasmine, Alice in Wonderland, Belle, and so many more!

PICK a PACKAGE!

    

Birthday Princess Face Painters

Birthday Princess Face Painters

 

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Having a party for little girls (and boys) that love Princesses AND face painting? Our Princess Face Painters are Broadway-caliber actress/artists that will magically and creatively paint the kids’ faces + expertly interact as the Princess throughout the entire party! Each Kiki’s Faces and Balloons Birthday Princess is hand-picked through an extensive audition process and are super-talented and wonderful with children.

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LOTS OF FAVORITE PRINCESSES: Favorite princesses like Belle, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Snow Queen, the Little Mermaid, Snow White, Rapunzel, Princess Elena, Moana, Tinkerbell, Sofia (and all the other princesses) do gorgeous, high-quality sparkly face painting and/or hand/cheek painting. They can do hundreds of beautiful designs for both boys and girls. In fact, usually half of the kids at our parties are boys, so they are great at boys’ designs, too! You can check out our princess photos and packages HERE.

CELEBRITY-CHOICE PRINCESSES Our birthday princess face painters are wonderful because, not only are they talented face painters, but they are also chosen through an extensive audition process and are Broadway actresses who are lovely, charming and excellent with children. We have been the featured princess face painters for many celebrity parties and high-profile events in NYC. Our Face Painter Princesses only use top-of-the-line, non-toxic, FDA-approved face paint.

face painting, balloons, princesses for kids parties NY NY, ManhattanHUNDREDS OF BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS Our face painting princesses can paint ANYTHING for girls and boys, including princess crowns mermaid crowns, flowers, butterflies, rainbows, unicorns, superheroes, snakes, dragons, cars, spiders, cats, bunnies, dogs, tigers, lions, leopards, spiders, and anything else you can think of!

We have additional Birthday Princess for hire packages that include balloons or adorable “princess shows” with music, movement, interactive adventures and more. Please see our PRINCESS PACKAGES for all princess options for NYC parties!

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We love bringing our creativity, expertise and enthusiasm to children’s parties and events in the Manhattan area!

For more info or to book a princess or face painting princess for your party or event in NY, email us at kikisfaces@gmail.com.

You can check out our PRINCESS PARTY PACKAGES HERE.

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Pretty princess face painters for hire and charming princess characters for hire for magical princess parties in NYC. Our lovely princesses are adorable, sweet and talented! Our princesses can do mini princess shows, sparkly face painting and balloons, too! All of our performers are super-talented Broadway-caliber actresses that have teaching experience and love kids! We love princesses – they are our specialty!

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Spring Face Painting & Balloons Birthday Party

Spring Face Painting & Balloons 

 

Spring is here in NYC and our face painters and balloonists are having fun doing lots of outdoor parties, Central Park events and garden parties. Sometimes a real fairy or princess makes a visit, too! Check out some of the photos and designs from a recent face painting balloons birthday party, as well as a princess birthday party in NYC.

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There are so many great springtime face painting designs! Butterflies are always popular, and especially in springtime colors like pink, yellow and aqua, they look extra amazing! You can check out our packages here.

Our face painters always add a bit of sparkle to the finished design to make it look extra-special!

Some of our most popular springtime designs for a face painting balloons birthday party include butterflies, flowers, fairies, ladybugs, snakes, puppies, kitties, rainbows, unicorns and more!

Our balloonists can make lots of fun spring-themed designs, including flowers, ladybugs, butterflies, and more!

Another fun idea is to have a “Pretty Fairy” or Princess visit your spring face painting balloons birthday party. Some of our popular fairies are: Blue Fairy, Tinkerbell, Pink Ballet Fairy, and Rainbow Fairy.

To inquire for rates and availability, please contact us at kikisfaces@gmail.com, 646-435-4739.

 

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What makes us special?

*We use the finest, top-of-the line, FDA-approved, non-toxic face paint.

*Our face painters are super-talented – can do any and every face painting design imaginable for boys and girls, custom or popular, for corporate events or birthday parties in New York, NY.

To check out photos of our work,  check out our face painting photo gallery!

Our most popular facepainting designs include (but are not limited to): Cat Face Painting, Tiger Face Painting, Princess Face Painting, Super Hero Face Painting, Elsa Face Painting, Frozen Face Painting, Butterfly Face Painting, Snakes, Flowers, Puppies, Hearts, Rainbows, Dragons, and more! We offer amazing full-face painting, partial face painting, cheek art, and hand designs for both girls and boys. Below is a sampling of the hundreds of face painting designs that a Kiki’s Faces and Balloons NY face painter can do!

 

 

 

 

Little Mermaid Princess Ariel in NYC!

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Princess Ariel in NYC!

 

Last weekend The Little Mermaid Princess Ariel “swam” up to the UWS of  NYC to visit a very special birthday girl’s Little Mermaid Princess party! A birthday with a Little Mermaid Princess Ariel face painter is so fun!

Dressed in her beautiful sequined tail, she did sparkly face painting and a super-fun interactive “Under the Sea” Show with themed music and magic and dancing featuring the story of the Little Mermaid!

Here’s what the parents had to say about The Little Mermaid Princess Ariel face painter:

A million thanks for such a wonderful show and face painting!  The Little Mermaid’s patience and talent with the kids was simply wonderful, and the parents were amazed… will remember this birthday forever!!”

To book a Kiki’s Faces and Balloons “Little Mermaid” or other Birthday Princess childrens entertainer perform at your little one’s birthday party contact us at kikisfaces@gmail.com

Check out our PRINCESS PACKAGES PAGE

 

Little Mermaid Princess Ariel Face Painter birthday party character NYC Elsa anna face painting Frozen Moana Cinderella princesses ManhattanPrincesses and Princess Face Painters and Princess Balloon Artists available: Cinderella, Snow Queen, Snow Queen’s Sister, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Little Mermaid Ariel, Rapunzel, Beauty (Beauty and the Beast), Tinkerbell, Island Princess Moana, Sofia, Arabian Princess, Blue Fairy, Dorothy of Oz, Star Warriors Princess, Super Hero Princess, and others by special request.

Broadway-caliber actresses

Each childrens entertainer and birthday princess is a Broadway-caliber actress chosen through an extensive acting & face painting audition process. They all have extensive experience with children. Your little guests will experience the most amazing and magical birthday Princess characters they have ever seen!

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To book a Princess kids party, or to get more info for parties in NYC, please email us at: kikisfaces@gmail.com

 

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At our Little Mermaid party, the Little Mermaid can do fancy sparkly face painting or hand painting, or balloon twisting, or musical games, or meet-and-greet/walk-around. Our princess childrens entertainers are chosen from an extensive audition process where they sing and act in character, and are all excellent with children.

We also specialize in princesses that have excellent face painting skills, and offer a wonderful Princess Face Painter package, which includes one-on-one interaction with the Princess, and gorgeous, high-quality face painting (for boys and girls).

You can check out our PARTY PACKAGES HERE.

Corporate Face Painters in Times Square

 

 

Corporate Face Painters with

the Statue of Liberty! [Read more…]

Featured in NEW YORK FAMILY Magazine!

Featured in NEW YORK FAMILY Magazine!

 

 

This month Kiki’s Faces and Balloons are so excited to be featured as a “Great Local Entertainer” by NEW YORK FAMILY MAGAZINE! Check it out! http://www.newyorkfamily.com/newyork/article-998-let-me-entertain-you.html

If you are looking for an exceptionally talented and captivating entertainer, face painter, face painter-balloonist or princess entertainer for your next NYC party, please contact us: kikisfaces@gmail.com

The Creative Process of Face Painting

There is something so creative and magical about face painting at kids’ parties! I love face painting so much and when I paint kids’ faces, I like to have them actively participate in the creation process.  Kids are amazing and totally imaginative and they come up with the best ideas!

My favorite part about face painting, however, is how the child, once transformed, really believes he or she is that character!

Face painting is not just limited to the face! Lots of kids (especially littler ones) can opt for a design on their hand or arm.

The possibilities are endless…from fancy tiaras, mermaids, colorful butterflies, rainbow princesses, or kitties/puppies for the girls to Spiderman, Batman, dinos, snakes, spiders, cars, etc for the boys. Plus anything else that the kids can dream up.

If you are a parent looking to hire a face painter, I recommend that you ask the face painter what type of paint they use. Professional face painters use top-of-the-line, high-quality face paints that are non-toxic (like Paradise, Wolfe, Snazaroo, Mehron). These are water-based paints that are applied with a brush.

If you are in the Manhattan area and are looking for a fabulously talented, sweet, and fun face painter (or face painter-balloonist!) please contact us at Kiki’s Faces and Balloons, kikisfaces@gmail.com, 646-435-4739. www.kikisfacesandballoons.com

A “Sparkly and Magical” New Year to you!!!

Happy 2011 to all of our fans and clients!

2010 was such an exciting year for us!
We were chosen again (2010 AND 2009) by TIME OUT KIDS MAGAZINE as a face painting & balloons “favorite”,
and Kiki herself was so honored to be interviewed, filmed and featured by the NEW YORK POST as a prominent NYC face painter!
We are also so proud of our “glowing” reviews from parents and clients:) – they can be found on “Google Places” and Yahoo!

2010 was our busiest, most fun and creative year yet – and we cannot wait to see what 2011 has in store!

Please stayed tuned to this blog for lots of tips to create our gorgeous face painting designs yourself, as well as photos from our special and amazing character and princess shows!

If you would like to book Kiki and company to do gorgeous face painting/balloons or adorable characters for your next party, please contact us at [Read more…]