Party Clown Resources

When you consider hiring a clown, you should explore other information and resources.

Here are a few to get you started:

World Clown Association

Clown Antics Blog

The Clown Institute

Here are some key things families should keep in mind when hiring a clown for a party:

Before booking:

  • Research credentials and reviews: Look for professional clowns with a good reputation and experience performing at children’s events. Check online reviews, websites, and social media pages to get a sense of their style and previous bookings.
  • Ask about insurance and safety certificates: Make sure the clown has liability insurance and any necessary safety certifications. This protects you and your guests in case of an accident or injury.
  • Communicate your expectations clearly: Discuss the type of party, ages of the children, desired activities, and performance length beforehand. Be specific about your preferences for humor, interaction level, and costume choices.
  • Set a budget and stick to it: Clowns can vary in price depending on experience, location, and performance length. Get quotes in writing and compare options before making a decision.

During the party:

  • Observe the clown’s interaction with children: Make sure the clown is engaging, respectful, and appropriate for the age group. They should be able to handle different personalities and avoid any behavior that could be upsetting or frightening.
  • Pay attention to safety: Keep an eye on the clown and children during performances and activities. Ensure any props or equipment used are safe and age-appropriate.
  • Be prepared to intervene: If you feel uncomfortable with anything the clown is saying or doing, don’t hesitate to politely step in or end the performance. Your child’s safety and well-being are the top priority.

Additional tips:

  • Check references: If possible, contact previous clients for their experience with the clown.
  • Consider having a backup plan: In case of unforeseen circumstances, have a backup entertainer or activity ready.
  • Most importantly, trust your gut feeling: If something about the clown or their performance doesn’t feel right, don’t be afraid to cancel the booking.

By following these tips, families can ensure they hire a safe, entertaining, and professional clown who will make their party a memorable experience for everyone.

Remember, a good clown should bring joy and laughter to the party, not worry or discomfort. Enjoy the celebration!