There are countless amounts of forms of party entertainment, and with technology boldly going where no party animal has gone before, it seems that more and more options are sprouting up every single day! But when it comes time to buckle down and decide on what you should actually have as the entertainment for your party, there are few options more appropriate than the classic, family-friendly, and always fun option of hiring a clown. Clowns are a great way to keep the members of your party or event completely humoured through slapstick comedy, vexed by magic tricks and juggling, and overall: amused. This guide will walk you through why clowns are a great form of party entertainment, and will also give tips on hiring the right clown for your needs and wants.
Clowns are professional, multi-faceted entertainers who, although their work is based in being silly and making people laugh, take their work very seriously. Any good clown knows the importance of respecting the event that you have planned, and also the people in attendance at your event. Because of this, a clown will never be abusive to the attendees of your event--instead they will strive to be inclusive, engaging, and appropriate. They are interested in making people feel good about themselves by laughing, not lowering someone's confidence. Clowns are versatile performers who are capable of performing at a multitude of different event types and venues including child's birthday parties, family reunions, graduation parties, and even corporate events.
So now that you've decided to get a clown for your event, it's time to work on booking one. The Cleveland area alone has plenty of companies that provide clown services, so it is a good idea to create a list of clowns in your area. The internet is a good place to start, but phone books and booking agents are another good, and sometimes safer way to go. Also, ask around to your friends and family to see if they have any experience with clowns, and if they have any services they can recommend. Next, call the clowns and try to filter out the ones who don't meet your interests and then, after doing a background check, schedule an interview with the clown. Whether done over the phone or in person, this is your chance to gauge how you feel about them. Are they entertaining? Do they act appropriately? Get his rates, including if there are any extra fees, and if there's anything you need to provide for him. Finally, make sure that you have a contract signing so the clown knows exactly what is expected of him or her. If it interests you, make sure you leave feedback for the clown service you used so you make the process easier for people in the future.
With these tips you are ready to starting booking a clown and your upcoming party or event is guaranteed to be a blast for everyone involved.