Tips to Hire a Clown for Your Next Event

Hire a clown for entertainment for guests of all ages.

Maddie Sheely

Account Specialist + Contributor

Clowns are incredibly popular kids' party performers. They are perfect for children's birthday parties, community events and family get-togethers! When looking to hire a clown, you will realize that there are many different types of clowns to choose from, each offering different specialties, costumes and routines. 

With such a wide variety of options out there, it pays to do your research before hiring a clown. 

Here are some of our top tips to keep in mind when looking to hire a clown:

Determine What’s Age Appropriate

Clowns are normally able to service all types of events from your child’s birthday party, to a company picnic but it’s important to be confident that you are bringing in entertainment that is family friendly. 

Don’t be afraid to ask about their experience with previous events they’ve performed at, the type of services they can provide or read their reviews on their profile! Ask them for a run down of the exact services they will provide and make sure the services offered are age appropriate for the children attending!

Prepare Your Questions

Not only is it helpful and important that you come with your own set of questions, but it also shows the vendor you’re speaking with that you’re serious about this event and want to make sure they can provide you with the best service possible.

Here are a few questions you can ask your vendor before you hire a clown:

  • Do you work as an individual or with a clown partner?
  • What do you specialize in? (games, magic, balloon twisting, face-painting, puppets?)
  • How much space will you need and do you need anything from us to set up before the event?  

Pro Tip: Check out this article for even more questions to ask your vendor before you book and pay a non-refundable deposit.

Know Your Goals

Whether you’re having a huge corporate event with lots of children, or a small birthday party with 8 children, it’s important to consider exactly what you’re expecting from your performer. If you’re looking for a clown to do both face painting and balloon art for each child, make sure you give yourself and the vendor enough time to meet both of these expectations. 

Let them know how many children you’re expecting and they may be able to help you estimate how much time it will take them! If you’re looking for a full show instead of services, make sure they are aware of what you’re looking for before the day of the event so everything runs smoothly. 

One important factor to consider with larger events is the length of time you want the clown to perform. For example, if you plan on having 300 kids in attendance with only 2 hours of performance time, some kids may not be able to receive something.

You may have to consider multiple performers or increase the time of the performance. It is important to know what your vision is for the event so you can discuss your ideas with potential performers.

If you need help finding a clown, you can get started right here. 

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