Chicago Children's Clowns

Looking for that perfect entertainment option for your son or daughter's birthday party? We have just the thing. You just can't beat hiring a great clown. If done right and done well, a clown act is just the ticket for all of the kids who will be at the party. A clown can bring smiles and laughs to so many faces and usually a true professional can offer some other skills like balloon twisting or face painting. There are many clowns out there in the Chicago area for you to consider for your party. And it is important for you to know that while there are some really professional and high quality clowns performing out there, there are also some subpar clowns. So with that being said, you really need to take your search very seriously and make sure that you find the perfect candidate who will bring the most amazing performance possible to your birthday party. You will want to keep this guide with you at all times and make sure that you use it as a source of information on how to find the clown who fits your party the best.

So, how do you find all of these candidates? You can start by making use of the world wide web. Do a Google search for “clowns in the Chicago area.” The search should return many pages of results. You are then left to click on all of the links, at least as many as you can stand. Peruse the websites of the various clown vendors and make a determination as to which candidates look like they are of such a quality that you would want to consider them for your son or daughter's birthday party. As you see candidates that you want to consider, make sure you keep track of their names and contact information. Also, don't neglect to talk to your family, friends and coworkers to see if anyone you know has ever had to book a clown for any kind of event. Once you have a few clowns to take a look at, call each one up and see if they have your birthday date open on their calendar. If they do, schedule a day and time that you can interview them about your job opening.

When you sit down across from each clown candidate, there are some questions that you will want to be ready to ask them. How long have they been a clown? How many children's birthday parties have they done? Do they target a specific age group? How long do they perform? How much do they charge for a performance? If possible, it would be great to check out video footage of a party or two they performed at? What exactly will they provide? For instance, will they play games, twist balloons, do tricks, juggle, face paint, do a puppet show? It is a great idea to ask for references and call each one to see if there were any red flags. If you start taking a liking to one particular candidate, you will want to do a background check. As you are speaking with them, ask yourself if you like their personality. Do you think they would be good with the kids? Once you have made your choice, get a written contract from them and get ready to have some fun.