Frequently asked party questions | Dreamscape kids entertainment FAQ’s
Do you supply the lolly bags?
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 know of suppliers who can certainly assist 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 🙂 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 alternative to the standard lolly bag.
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 ideal for up to max. 20 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. The amount of detail possible in terms of the face painting is dependent upon your guest numbers. eg. 20 children with our 1.5 hour package would have more design options than a larger group. You can run your guest numbers past booking consultant Jess to get a feel for what can be included.If you would like 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, a great combination that creates a super fun atmosphere for parties and events alike.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 engaging all of your little party guests. After the games entertainment whilst the female entertainer is doing face painting, the male entertainer can be ballooning so the kids are entertained the entire time. If you have a large number of children e.g.25+ kids then both entertainers will do ballooning, excluding face painting.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 doesn't turn up?
We are a large party agency, staffed full time with a solid team. Therefore we have systems in place to ensure all our parties are delivered smoothly. In addition to receiving a confirmation letter via email from our office upon booking, you will always receive a confirmation call 1-2 days prior to your party from your entertainer directly to confirm all details are correct. Our entertainers are then required to confirm with our office once they have made contact with you so there is no opportunity for error. Understanding how important our client's 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, sparkly bracelets, yoyo's etc. Just small items so that each child receives a prize during the games and a balloon sculpture (if ballooning has been selected) 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 featured in Dreamscape’s kids party packages are totally inclusive never 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.
Can you tell me exactly what the entertainer will do?
Our 1 hour package : Your entertainer arrives at your doorstep fully costumed as the party character you have selected and will greet your little guests, paying particular attention to the birthday child. After a couple of fun ice breakers the kids will be super excited about the arrival of their magical guest and will be ready to get moving with the interactive party games including rainbow parachute games , musical statues, rainbow parachute, 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 can 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 don't face paint.
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, cake/happy birthday singing & farewell. In the case that ballooning is selected the party will generally run with 40 mins interactive games/magic/prizes and 20 mins ballooning as balloons are faster than face painting.
When should I serve the party food?
There are a number of ways you can organize the serving of party food. If you have your party guests 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 very 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 and the age group we are entertaining. Our female party entertainers (princesses, fairies, minnie mouse, bubbles the clown, mermaid, cowgirl, witch etc) games range includes games like musical statues, rainbow parachute, pass the treasure box, magic tricks, dancing, bubble catching, the limbo and a fun age appropriate array of parachute games with character relevant storytelling throughout.Our male party entertainers (superheroes, pirates, wizards, cowboy etc) also include games like musical statues, parachute, magic tricks, dancing, the limbo and parachute games though with more of an action twist. A super hero training session, cape races and warm up also feature in the Superhero package. 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 available, 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 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 on offer, the boys are usually just as keen to join in as the girls! For a more unisex type entertainer ideal for boys and girls our signature character Bubbles the Clown is a great option. Bubbles is a non scary female clown certainly a more neutral costume 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 all of which will be featured on your booking invoice.
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 bring along their own music and cd player/speaker to provide a fun, high energy setting for the party games. You are very welcome to pass on any special requests for party day, your entertainer would be happy to incorporate into the session
How much room will I need?
Our entertainers are well accustom to hosting parties in a wide range of spaces. As a guide, enough room for the children to have a dance is ideal. If space is an issue our entertainers can utitlize the space available and will adjust their games accordingly.
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 character 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 reviews showcasing the talent of all our entertainers, you can also view hundreds of current client posted reviews on our face book page attesting to our exceptional standard.
What’s the difference between what the Disco host does and a Fairy or Princess ?
Both characters provide a great range of interactive games, the Disco package includes more dancing based entertainment whereas the Fairy is a little more on the magical side. The Disco 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?[/toggle]
The price doesn't change as the 1 hour package is our base fee and minimum call out however if you have a small group you have the bonus of extra entertainment! Your our entertainer will be able to fit everything into the 1 hour package inc. games, magic, dancing, face painting and ballooning can all be provided there are less than 10 children participating in your 1 hour party package.
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.