If you want everyone to be smiling and laughing at your upcoming birthday party, your best bet is to hire a professional clown. Anything else would be settling for the ordinary. There is something about a great performance from a clown that stirs up a magical experience for everyone that is there to behold it. We all know how children can get bored easily. Well, you won't have to worry about that if you bring in the clown. Besides acting goofy and getting everyone to smile and laugh, some clowns also bring other talents to the table such as face painting, air brushing and balloon twisting. If you have decided to pursue this avenue, we applaud you. But we do urge you to consider several very important elements that can make or break your plan. You need to make sure that your son or daughter is not afraid of clowns. If they are, you can always discuss this with your candidates and see if they are willing to come without makeup on. You also need to make sure that the clown fits in well with who will be coming to your party. And you want to be clear on how long the clown will stay and what they will be doing at your party. These considerations are all part of what you will find out when you begin to interview some quality candidates. To find these candidates, you need to take your time and do your homework on who is available in the Atlantic City area. And that is exactly why we have put together this guide, it will provide you with the guidance you need to not only find some great candidates, but also on which one to hire.
So, we are guessing that you have never had to search for professional clowns before. No problem, most people have not. If you are wondering where you should look, a good start would be to tap into the power of the world wide web. Do a Google search for “professional clowns in the Atlantic City area.” You should get a fairly lengthy list of clowns back for you to peruse. Take your time and read up on each clown, what they do at a party and feedback people have given. If you find that any knock your socks off, then jot the name and contact information down. This will be a candidate that you will want to contact at a later time to talk to about your party. Also, it never hurts to talk to your family, friends and coworkers about any experiences they may have had with a clown. Once you have 3 to 5 potential clowns to talk to, call up each one and find out if there is any kind of conflict between your date and what they already have on their performance schedule. For the ones who say they have that date open, ask them what would be a good time to have a discussion about their talents and your party.
There are some very specific questions that you need to ask of each candidate that you interview. First and foremost, find out what age group they target. This could be tremendously important depending on the age of your child. Talk about their experience and what they like about being a clown. Make sure they they have been performing not just as a clown but for children for awhile. The last thing that you need at your party is a newbie. How long will their performance be? Keep in mind that some clowns don't give a central performance, they instead like to mosey around and work with the kids and adults one on one. If possible, ask to be shown video of a performance. Also, make sure that you ask for references and check with each one. Ask if there were any red flags at all. Find out what exact talents and skills they have because clowns can vary quite a bit in the services they offer. Obviously, you need to find out how much they will cost you. When you take a real liking to one specific candidate, do a background check and as long as it comes back clean, get ready to have some fun.