Frequently asked kids party questions | Dreamscape kids entertainment FAQ’s
Do you supply the lolly bags?
Unfortunately we don't supply lolly bags it is too tricky for us due to kids food allergies etc so we leave lolly bags up to you while we focus on delivering fantastic entertainment! We do however have a couple of suppliers under useful links on our website, they will certainly be able to help you with party bags otherwise many of our clients make up lolly bags at home its quite an exciting pre party activity for the birthday child to help create the lolly bags . I’m not sure who has more fun making lolly bags the kids or us big kids! Party and discount variety stores offer some terrific inexpensive options to assist with your lolly bags. Mini noodle boxes also found at discount variety and party stores are a very cute alternatively to party bags too.
I’m not looking for hosted entertainment but love the idea of the face painting and ballooning, do you have a package including a Face Painter and Balloonist and how do they work?
We certainly do. Depending on how many children you are expecting at your party our 1.5 hour package is suitable for up to max. 25 children which would include a basic/cheek design and 1 balloon creation for each child, this is a 1 entertainer package you are welcome to select which costume you would like your party entertainer to wear.If you would like more detailed faces it would be best to book a Face Painting artist who can do 10-15 full faces per hour, the balloonist could then entertain the kids with balloons while the face painting takes place so a great duo to book. Cost is as per our kids party rates for 1 and 1.5 hours.For less detailed/cheek designs up to 25 are possible per hour, our party entertainers are great with the basic designs. Our Balloonists can make up to approx 30 balloons per hour as a guide.
I’m looking at booking 2 kids party entertainers, what do they do and how would the duo package run?
There are a couple of options in terms of how a 2 character party can run:1) If you book a male and a female entertainer party character duo then they arrive together , fully costumed and can co-ordinate the hosting of games and magic tricks together getting all the children involved. After the games entertainment whilst the female entertainer is doing face painting, the male entertainer can be ballooning so the kids are engaged the entire time. If you have a large number of children e.g.35- 50 kids then both entertainers will do ballooning after the party games and magic to ensure every child receives a balloon.2) Alternatively you may like to divide the kids up into 2 groups and each character can entertain their own group at the same party (this would depend upon enough space being available to run the 2 groups simultaneously )
Do you ever have a situation where an entertainer doesnt turn up?
We are a large full time staffed agency with a solid staff base, we have systems in place to ensure all our parties are delivered in a reliable, timely manner. In addition to receiving a confirmation letter from our office upon booking, you will always receive a confirmation call 1-2 days prior to your party from your entertainer to confirm all details are correct. Our entertainers are then required to confirm with our office once they have made contact with their party mums & dads or contact person relating to each booking so there is no opportunity for any error. Understanding how important our clients celebrations are ensures we are super organized!
What type of prizes will be given out?
The prizes are usually small novelty gifts like princess party rings, bubbles, trinkets such as bouncy balls, plastic bracelets, spinning tops and the like. Just small items so that each child receives a prize during the games, our entertainers also give every child a coloring in sheet to take home and a balloon sculpture if you selected ballooning. You are welcome to ask your entertainer about the little prizes during the confirm call. We don't provide substantial prizes in order to keep our package pricing affordable
Does each child get to take home a balloon?
If you have nominated ballooning as part of your party package yes, every child will receive a balloon absolutely. All activities in Dreamscape’s kids party packages are based on fairness and not ever leaving anyone out.
Is the face paint of a good quality?
We only use the highest quality face paints for little faces. Our brand of choice is FPA Face Paints Australia you are welcome to google them for more info and an ingredients list if you wish they are a local manufacturer with decades experience in the industry. In fact due to the company’s superb standard ,we use FPA’s head office as a training base for all our entertainers where they learn about kids face painting health and safety and of course how to paint magical designs for all little party- goers. We are like kids in a candy store whilst at our face painting academy!
Can you tell me exactly what the entertainer will do?
Our base 1hour package : The entertainer arrives at your doorstep fully costumed as the party character you selected and will greet the children and of course introduce themselves to the party child and mum/dad. After a couple of fun ice breakers the children will be super excited about the arrival of their party entertainer and will be ready to get moving with some interactive party games including rainbow parachute games , musical statues, ribbon twirling, dancing and prizes, your entertainer will also perform a couple of magic tricks, with some interactive story telling / character specific dialogue woven in throughout to compliment the character’s theme. If you have selected a female party character your party will also include your choice of either Face painting or Ballooning or perhaps both if you have booked the 1.5 hour package. If you have selected a male party character your party will include ballooning as our guys often being costumed as superheroes in masks don’t offer face painting.
How much time is spent on games?
Depending on the number of children you are expecting at your party the time designated to each activity may vary. Parties with up to 20 children will generally run as follows give or take a few mins: The first half of the party will feature all the interactive entertainment games, magic, music, dancing etc with the second half of the party package including face painting or ballooning with time for photo’s & farewell too. In the case that ballooning is selected the party will generally run with 40 mins interactive games/magic/prizes and 20 mins ballooning.
When should I serve the party food?
There are a number of ways you can organize the serving of party food. If you have the party children arriving a good half hour or so before the entertainment you may like to serve the food then. Alternatively you are welcome to serve the party food 40 mins into your party package , at this time your entertainer will have concluded all the interactive games and will have commenced the face painting or ballooning which will happily continue while the kids eat. Otherwise you can always serve party food once the entertainer has waved everyone goodbye. Just let your entertainer know which order you plan to run with, keeping in mind your entertainer is happy to sing happy birthday and pose for photo’s at cake time, a really special memory so well worth factoring into your party time. For afternoon or morning tea style parties you may like to simply have some food out for the kids so they can nibble throughout as they wish.
Exactly which games will be played?
This varies according to the type of kids party character you have selected. Our female party characters (princesses, fairies, minnie mouse, bubbles the clown, mermaid, cowgirl, witch etc) games range includes games like musical statues, pass the parcel, magic tricks, dancing, bubble catching, hokey pokey, the limbo and a fun age appropriate array of parachute games , ribbon twirling , with character relevant storytelling throughout. Our male kids party characters (superheroes, pirates, wizards, cowboy etc) also includes games like musical statues, magic, dancing, the limbo and parachute games along with a super hero training session, races etc for more action themed characters. Our male party entertainers don’t play pass the parcel unless by special request for under 5’s audience. We do our very best to work within the space allocated to us so often the games run on the day will depend upon the area we have, rest assured our entertainers can adapt their entertainment to suit most environments. If the exact selection of games played is important to you please discuss with your party entertainer during the confirm call a day or 2 prior to your party.
What kind of magic tricks do your party entertainers do?
Included in our standard party packages are certainly a couple of interactive magic tricks, these vary according to your entertainers chosen range, popular ones are the magic colouring in book, wobbly wand, disappearing coin trick, magic scarves with hidden bag etc. Goofy fun giggle inspiring tricks the kids can get involved in. We don’t use any live animals in any of our shows.
Will the boys get involved if its a fairy or princess character we have chosen?
Our entertainers perform at lots of mixed birthday parties so are well equipped to get everyone involved, you will find that with the great range of activities the boys are usually just as keen to join in as the girls. For a totally universal type entertainer ideal for boys and girls our signature character Bubbles the Clown a non scary female clown certainly a more neutral character and our most popular booked character for mixed group parties. As a guide generally the under 7’s will enjoy all our characters especially if the group is a mix of boys and girls they will all have a ball.
How do I pay for my party entertainment?
For your convenience we have a number of payment options available: Paying cash on the day directly to your entertainer, or you may call us a few days prior to your party and pay over the phone via credit card Visa or Mastercard Accepted. Should you wish to pay via direct funds transfer into our account this would need to be done a full week prior using your surname as the payment reference, just let us know so we can provide you with our banking details. Money orders may also be sent into our office if received a good week prior.
Can the entertainer sing wiggles/hi 5/glee/themed songs?
We can certainly accommodate specific requests for a particular song and theme in our packages just let us know at the time of making your booking. Our entertainers don’t however perform live singing they bring along their own music and cd player to provide a fun, high energy setting for the party games. You are very welcome to have your child’s favourite cd ready on party day for your entertainer to incorporate into the session
How much room will I need?
Our entertainers are accustom to doing parties in a wide range of different spaces. As a guide enough room for the children to create a circle and dancing room is necessary. If space is an issue our entertainers can utitlize whatever space is available and will adjust their games accordingly again just discuss this with them during your confirm call prior to your party so they are aware and can plan in advance.
How far in advance do I need to book?
Given the size of our entertainment team we can usually accommodate bookings at short notice, however it is always best to book in as soon as possible to ensure you receive the entertainer of your choice at your preferred party time. During peak months like Nov & December booking as far ahead of time as possible is certainly advisable as demand for our services is much higher.
I saw one of your entertainers at my friends party can I request that same person?
Unfortunately due to our rostering and the fluctuating schedules of our entertainers we can't guarantee a particular entertainer for your party though will make every effort to if possible. Rest assured all our entertainers are all brilliant! We have many top notch reviews on our website showcasing the talent and performance of all our entertainers, you can also view hundreds of current client posted reviews of our services on our face book page attesting to our exceptional standard.
What’s the difference between what the Popstar does and what the Fairy?
Both characters provide a great range of interactive games, the Pop Star includes more dancing based entertainment whereas the Fairy is a little more on the magical side. The Pop Star is a great choice for those very dance focused little party goers.
What if i'm only having a few children eg 8 kids does the price change?
The price doesn't change as the 1 hour package is our base fee and minimum call out however if you are only having a small group the bonus is that your entertainer will be able to fit everything into the 1 hour package so games, magic, dancing, face painting and ballooning can all be provided with less than 10 children participating in your 1 hour party package.
Do you do shorter bookings than 1 hour???, ie 30 minute show?
We can certainly do a 30min show for you although our base kids party entertainer fee is charged at 1 hour regardless.
Are the clowns all female or can it be a a male ?
Bubbles the Clown is our signature female Clown character she is completely non scary in appearance, she is bright and bubbly so there will be no frightened little ones. Due to her immense popularity she is able to perform at many different parties all at once ! All our fantastic female party entertainers are trained Bubbles performers, you can see many photo’s and reviews for each of our Bubbles party characters by visiting the reviews section of our website or our Facebook page you will see they are all costumed in our signature Bubbles party costume so consistency is assured.
When is the latest date that I have to book in for the party ?
As soon as you have all of your party details available we suggest you contact us to make your party booking to ensure we can offer you your preferred date, time and choice of party character. In terms of last minute bookings their availability will vary from week to week depending upon how busy we may be and the number of entertainers we have available.
Your 1 hour party package includes up to 20 children. Will the entertainer be able to fit everything into the 1 hour? I mean, ballooning, magic, games, pass the parcel etc... we don't want it to be rushed.
Absolutely, your entertainer will be able to fit everything in. If face painting is selected we keep it basic to ensure there is time for all the other activities, our packages are action packed without being rushed, we make sure the children have a good mix of activities to keep them entertained throughout. Our party package formula is tried and tested as our reviews section so wonderfully demonstrates.
What do we need to get ready for the entertainment? As in power points for music (if required), chairs etc for pass the parcel. We will then set things up accordingly (inside the house or outside)
A power point would be most helpful for our entertainer, although a battery pack is available for a small charge of $10 if required. Our entertainers are able to utilize the available space offered to them either inside or outside. You don't need to do anything but sit back and relax. If your party is to be held out doors please have a mat or rug down for the kids and entertainer to sit on during a couple of the activities. In case of weather extremes appropriate shelter is necessary.
I was wondering what the cost would be to have two princesses at a party for an hour and a half?If you have a query that we did not cover in the above FAQ’s we would love to hear from you.We look forward to making your party a great one!Kind RegardsThe Dreamscape Entertainment Team [/toggle]
The cost for 2 Princesses for 1.5 hours would be $460 for up to 50 children or $170 per Princess based on a 1 hour booking. Depending on the amount of children you are expecting at the party you may be fine with one entertainer which is $230 for 1.5 hours and allows up to 25 children.