How much space does the entertainer need?
Of course, more room for dancing, running around games, space for parachute and guests to sit around etc is useful and should be taken into consideration when booking your venue.
We can work with the space you have. We have entertained in the smallest of flats to big halls and stages.
Is there a limit to how many children 1 entertainer entertains?
Yes. We recommend that you have no more than 20-25 children per entertainer. Should you have more children than this, we recommend a second entertainer or a separate face painter. Please speak to us about alternatives.
Does the entertainer come with his/her own music?
Absolutely. All you need to do is ensure we have a socket to plug in the equipment
Can I hold the party at home or in my garden?
We welcome the party in any venue; house, flat, church hall, garden, any space provided…
Can I hold my party in a park?
Yes we can perform at Public Park Bookings. Please note, It is the responsibility of the event organiser to arrange a meeting location at an entrance to the park at a set time and walk the entertainer in to the party location. The entertainer will wait for 20 mins maximum if they can’t get a hold of the organiser on the phone. The entertainer is likely to be carrying lots of equipment and be in a costume, so we will not ‘search for the party.’
What ages are your children’s parties suitable for?
Mainly our party packages are suitable for ages 0 to 10 year olds, but all enjoy the entertainment 😊 If the children are over 10, We have awesome dance parties and we do workshops around balloon modelling, face painting and activities that are suitable for older children. We also have stilt walkers, fire performers and more for consideration.
How much does a Minnie The Clown Party cost?
How do I book a Minnie The Clown Parties party?
Please check availability first 😊
A booking form with all your party details is required. Party information can be taken over the phone or filled in online or downloaded and emailed to us.
A deposit of £50 per performer is required to secure your time and date of your event. Payment can be made either by debit / credit card over the phone, online or via bank transfer.
Full Payment is required a week before the event
An invoice and receipt for payments made will be sent to you. View our Terms & Conditions!
Is there a food break during the party?
You can certainly serve food at your party, however entertainment does not stop for breaks. When they kids sit down to eat, this is when the entertainer can balloon model around the table, or do quick small face painting or tattoos. We keep on entertaining for the time that you have booked us for.
How is a themed party different to a regular party?
As well as the usual fun and games, the entertainer hosting is themed and we will theme the entertainment. Themed examples; for a Clown Party, it will be slapstick comedy, silly games with Prizes, hilarious rocket balloons, & crazy magic fun, a Pirate Party or Superhero Party, or Paw Patrol Party, we take them on an awesome interactive acting adventure/treasure hunt around the chosen theme/ character – Princess Party, we will crown them in a Royal Ceremony with Music – all tailored to the age range of the party😊
Do you perform any magic in your parties?
All of our Entertainers are trained to perform small Magic Shows (yey!).
We also have specialised Magic shows by Magic Man or Magic Liz . They are different prices for the different level of magic.
What is the difference between a Mascot and an Entertainer? Can a mascot lead the party games?
Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse and other big costumed mascots cannot lead the children in party activities as they have limited vision and are wearing big feet and gloves etc. They are great for high fives, fab interactions, the cake cutting, photos and if you have music on they can dance with the kids. If you would like balloon modelling, games to be hosted, magic and face painting etc, you would require and entertainer. Mascots and entertainers are different prices.
Do you have a party format?
As you can appreciate, Each party is different and we go with the flow of the party/see what the guests are enjoying and adapt to the individual party. We also know that the pizza doesn’t always arrive on time, for example, so we are flexible with when we do things, just speak to the entertainer when they are there with what you need – Tell them we need another 10 mins of games or ask if you can do the cake now and they will adapt accordingly.
A suggestion for the party entertainment format for a 2 hour party that we have found that works would be; the first hour, entertainment, as the kids are super excited so dancing games and fun. Then they are usually quite happy to sit down and eat and drink. This is when the entertainers can balloon model around the table or do the tattoos or quick small face painting for example. This can be say 25 mins so 1.5 hours in roughly. I would suggest the cake then so everyone is there and can get great pictures, plus it gives you time to cut the cake up for the party bags if you are doing that.
Then the entertainers would bring them back to do magic, pass the parcel and anything else.
Do you supply party bags?
Yes. We do supply party bags. The entertainer does not bring them to the party, they are sent in advance .Please order within enough time so that we can ship them to you in time for the party date with Tracking via Parcel 2 go.
We have Fab £2 Party Bags & Deluxe £4 Party Bags
Do you supply the party invitations?
Yes. We provide complimentary downloadable invitations
What areas do you cover?
London & Surrey. There may be a small travel fee if you are over the 20 miles from the Minnie Base in SW16. If you are further afield, please let us know your party postcode and we can work out a travel quote for you.
Where do you find your entertainers? Who works for you?
We have a Minnie Team of Awesome Professional Children’s Entertainers who are DBS Checked, have Public liability Insurance and most importantly are super talented at what they do. They are professional actors with Balloon Modelling, Face Painting, and Magic skills, auditioned & trained by Minnie. All of Our Fab Minnie Team are passionate about children, being educational teachers, professional children’s workshop leaders, acting teachers to kids, working in preschool music etc alongside their clowning around on weekends 😊 Please see more on our about us page.
Are your Entertainers DBS (CRB) checked and do they have PLI?
Children’s party entertainers and service providers do not require a DBS as they are individuals in the position of providing one-off services at parties and are not eligible -They are not teachers, or babysitters, for example who are left alone with children and on an on-going basis at the same location.
We do however Individually have DBS certificates due to other work we do with children in schools & nurseries for example.
All of our entertainers and service providers are fully insured.
Are there extra fees (eg VAT)?
Please note that fees indicated on our pricing are VAT exclusive. We are not registered for VAT
What is your cancellation Policy?
Please notify us as soon as possible if you need to cancel or transfer your booking. Cancellations MUST be made at least 7 days BEFORE your event to receive a full refund (less the deposit of £50 which is non refundable)
Cancellations made within 7 days of your event are required to pay for 50% of the total cost of the event, due to loss of business.
Cancellations made within 24 hours of event will not be refunded.
Cancellations made due to unexpected weather conditions on the day will not be refunded. Reasonable measures should be taken by the event organiser to provide an alternative location for the entertainment to take place, within close proximity of the original booking, in the event of unforeseeable environmental factors.
In the event of a performer being sick and unable to attend your party, all possible efforts will be made to find a replacement for your party. If unavoidable a full refund will be provided. Please be aware that illness can be unpredictable and possibly disappoint if your event cannot be catered for.