We get a lot of questions from our parent-clients wondering if we need anything from them. The answer is mostly “nope!”, but there are a few things you can do to help make your party run smoothly for your little guests and our artists!
Add balloons to your mail box.
This is the best idea any parent has ever had! Maybe 1/3 of the parties we go to do this. You can get some helium inflated ones from a local party store and tie them right on your mailbox, fence, or front door. Not only will our artists have an easier time finding your home, but so will guests!
Consider your theme.
If you haven’t already told us your theme, make sure to let our artists know! We love to meet your child’s needs by providing them with designs perfect for what they love! We can do princess face painting, super hero balloon twisting… the sky is the limit! And if we don’t know how to meet your theme already, we will figure it out ahead of time!
Don’t forget the camera!
Balloon twisting and face painting is not only fun because kids get to watch and feel special, but because you can keep the memories forever! The balloons may deflate and the paint may wash off, but with a camera you can keep them forever!
For face painting, consider getting some mirrors.
Kids love to see their faces in the mirror once they’ve been painted. Our face painters always have mirrors with them, but only enough to show the kids who are in the face painting seat: otherwise, the kids will run off with them! Grab a floor length mirror and bring it outside secured to something, or run to the dollar store for a few hand-mirrors while you’re picking up other things for your event. Just make sure you tie the mirrors to a table or chairs, otherwise they’ll all disappear in the first few minutes!
For face painters, a kitchen sink or garden hose!
We need water for our brushes, so our artists will just need to be pointed to the nearest spout 🙂 We’re not picky, so whatever is close or convenient!
For balloon twisting, consider getting some hampers.
Our balloon sculpture are super popular, but during cake time or pool time, leaving them on the grass or tables can pop them. Get some cheap hampers from the dollar store or whatever you have in the house and put them in an out-of-the-way spot in the shade. Kids can pile in their balloons when they’re done playing and pick them back up once they leave! Our balloon twisters often transport premade balloons like this, so piling a whole bunch on top of each other won’t damage them. It’s much safer than the grass!
For both face painters and balloon twisters, a small set up area.
Our artists can all bring folding tables and chairs if requested, but we usually ask our clients provide them to help keep our costs (and prices) down. Just a small folding table or even part of a picnic table is fine, and two chairs: one for the artist, and one for the child!