Frequently Asked Questions

  • How early should I book you?
    • The earlier the better! Weekends book up quickly, so you may not get your desired time if you call at the last minute. It's worth a try, though, because you never know when we might still have an opening!
  • Do you require a deposit? 
    • Yes, this protects both us and you. We often get multiple requests for the same time/date, and deposits ensure there will be no disappointments. We will make sure your date is locked in once we receive your deposit via credit card (we use Intuit for processing). 
  • How much do you charge?
    • Our pricing can depend on many factors including the size of the event, the service chosen, the length of time desired, the travel distance, the time of week and the season. At the time of booking, we will always recommend the appropriate amount of time needed for your event, so there are no surprises, and to ensure all your guests are happy! Though we are competitive in our pricing, we may not be the cheapest option. However, should you choose other entertainers, be sure to ask how many balloons they can create or faces they can paint per hour, and if they are fully insured.
  • Are you insured?
    • Our artists are insured through the World Clown Association by International Insurance Company of Hartford for $2,000,000 per event.
  • What do our artists need at the site of my event? 
    • While performing, our artists need some space as it can get quite crowded. To avoid bumping into one another, we ask that the designated setup area isn’t too cramped. Also, if your event is outdoors, shade will be necessary.  If shade is not available at the event site, please let us know in advance, and we will be happy to provide our own tent (for a nominal fee).
      • Our face painters will bring a high director's chair and a small folding table.  Please ensure the space you have chosen has adequate lighting.
  • Can a single artist offer face painting and balloon twisting during a one-hour booking?
    • No. Our artists specialize in their chosen skill, and do not offer both services at the same time. If you have a limited budget, and a big event, balloon twisters can get to many more kids in the same time period than can one face painter.  We will happily offer both services at the same time by providing two separate artists.  
  • Is there anything the kids need to know?
    • Our artists are very meticulous in the packing and arrangement of their supplies, so we kindly ask that the children at the event be instructed not to touch them. We are at your event to entertain, so please make sure a parent or guardian is around to keep an eye on the little ones at all times.
  • How many balloons can you make in an hour? 
    • The amount can range widely, all the way up around 50, depending on the complexity of the sculpture. If we are doing line work at a large event, the balloons tend to be quick, simpler sculptures. At a private party with 10-15 kids, everyone will likely get multiple, larger balloon sculptures.
  • How do I care for my balloon animals?
    • If your balloon creations are kept off the ground and grass, and out of sunlight, they can last a week, or even more!
  • How many kids can be painted in an hour of face painting? 
    • As is the industry standard, our face painter can paint 10 to 12 kids per hour. This allows for an average of 5 minutes per child. If more want to participate in the fun, please book additional time in advance, as we hate to disappoint the kids. We usually have to pack up and leave promptly, in order to be on time for the next party!
  • What type of paints do you use?
    • We use water activated based professional face and body paints made with FDA approved ingredients. We also use cosmetic grade glitter. They wash off with soap and water.
  • Are there instances where it’s not possible to paint a face?
    • Our face painters will not paint those who do not want to be painted. Also, children under 3 years of age have especially sensitive skin, and have a harder time sitting still. For these reasons, we ask that the faces presented to our artists belong to children three years and up. We can, however, adorn hands and arms at our discretion. Lastly, our artists cannot paint people who appear to be suffering from open wounds, skin irritations, runny noses, or appear in any way unwell.
  • Can glitter tattoos be applied to the face or neck?
    • No. We do not apply glitter tattoos to any sensitive skin areas.
  • Is there anything I need to do before my child hops up into the chair?
    • For safe hygiene practices, please wipe noses and mouths before being seated for painting.  We will be happy to provide baby wipes upon request.
  • Do you donate your services for charity?
    • Each year, we donate our time to a select few 501(c)(3) charities that we have an ongoing relationship with (they know who they are). We limit these appearances in order to stay in business - and keep more kids smiling! We do know that entertainers are a great draw for your event. One idea would be to find a sponsor for our fees. Another would be to pay our appearance fees, and to charge the attendees a per balloon/face fee - which we'd be happy to collect on your behalf!
  • Can I reschedule my event?
    • If you need to reschedule your event, please do so at least 14 days prior and we will be happy to consult with you to find a mutually agreeable date. We do not offer refunds or reschedule for inclement weather, so it is recommended to have an indoor space as an alternative.