What to Look Out for When Booking a Children’s Entertainer at a Birthday Party

A Children’s Entertainer can be one of the best ways to organise a party for your child.

It can be cost effective compared to other party options. The Warehouse type party packages may seem like a good idea, but when everything is looked at, they can offer poor quality at a high price.

A birthday party is your child’s special day. You want the attention being on them rather than on time frames. Warehouse type of packages, have immovable time constraints. They are usually not run in a way that makes your child feel special. Booking a Children’s entertainer guarantees your child will be treated as the most important person at the party. Every good children’s entertainer will make the birthday child the centre of the party. They will tailor-make a package to suit your requirements as opposed to you having to suit the Warehouse times and conditions. You can chose what happens, like having games, dancing, discos, magic shows, game shows, balloon modelling and music quizzes. In essence you are in charge of the format of the party.

A good Children’s Entertainer will usually have many years of experience, so that they can cope with any situation that may arise.

Every party is different, so you want to use an entertainer who has many different shows, so that your party is unique and makes your child the real star for the day.

The cheapest entertainer may not be the best. There are entertainers who book a party at a cheap price without taking a deposit. If a better show comes in, a small minority of cheap entertainers cancel the first party and then does the more expensive party. A good entertainer will charge a fair price and ask for a deposit. A deposit creates a binding contract between you and the entertainer, so that they are very unlikely to cancel your party.

A good children’s entertainer will have £10 million of public liability, which Equity Union members get automatically and have PAT tested electrical equipment. Many halls and venues now require PAT tested equipment certificates, so asking if the entertainer has these is essential. If they don’t, the venue may not allow your entertainer to perform.

Finally a good children’s entertainer will also have a list of venues in your area that you can hire, saving you time and cost.

A good children’s entertainer will usually have
• Many years experience
• Be able to cater for all ages
• Have a variety of shows, so that they can tailor make the package for your party
• Be able to cope with all age ranges
• Offer extras that make your life easy, such as providing Party Bags
• Be cost effective compared to other party options
• Use good quality sound and lighting systems for Discos
• Make your child THE STAR FOR THE DAY.

Chris Cotton is one of the UK North West’s most popular Adult & Children’s Entertainers and is Enhanced CRB-Cleared and Fully Insured to £10 million. Chris Cotton is a member of Equity and has been entertaining professionally for 25 years throughout Lancashire, Manchester, Cumbria, Cheshire and West Yorkshire. Chris performs regular kids shows in numerous pubs and has huge experience in Corporate Promotional work. For more information about Chris’s shows, or to make a booking, see http://www.chriscottonmagic.info

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