When you hold a party, whether it is for your child or for any other reason, you want people to enjoy themselves. It is no wonder then that most people are choosing to hire party entertainers to liven up their events. However, choosing the right entertainer can be quite daunting especially if you are unfamiliar with the market. There are numerous options online and they promise a lot but in reality, if someone you trust did not recommend an entertainer to you or you have not seen them in action, then making that choice becomes a hassle. Here are five things to consider when hiring an entertainer for your party.
Who are they?
Most party entertainers work for online-based larger companies. Some of those online agents are in an entirely different state or city from you. An entertainer will often receive calls from remote party agents looking for someone to take on a party in a far off location. Sure, these entertainers can do the job, but the biggest concern is that those remote agents do not really know that entertainer. When you identify a party entertainer of your choice, ensure that you will be getting them and not someone else. Ask to speak directly to the entertainer you have chosen rather than their representative.
Do they have experience?
Experienced entertainers make a whole lot of difference at your party. Find out from them how long they have been in the business and do not shy away from asking for testimonials. The last thing you want is an entertainer who is unsure of what they are doing at your party. Moreover, an experienced performer will give an age appropriate show. Some party entertainers will use the same format on all their shows. This either can be too dull for an older audience or too advanced a younger one. Ask your entertainer exactly what they are going to do at a show and what their package entails.
Are they reliable?
A dependable party entertainer should reach out to you a few days to the party and assure you that they will definitely show up. You should also receive a text message or email confirming the same once you have finalized all the required arrangements with them. Find out which channel of communication your entertainer would rather use. A direct phone number is an ultimate option but if they would, rather you to reach them on their social media page that works as well. You want to be able to reach your entertainer at any time for any reason and especially on the day of the party. You should not always be the one to initiate communication and if they are unreachable most of the time and give flimsy excuses, it would be better to avoid them.
Do they have a blue card?
Whomever you choose to be the entertainer at your party, ensure that they have a valid blue card that allows them to work with children or an audience of a particular kind. This lets you know that they adhere to laid down regulations and that you can trust them. If your entertainer is unable to present their blue card, it is better to let them go.
Are they willing to answer questions?
Whatever question comes to mind, feel free to ask your party entertainer. They should always be available to address any concerns or answer any questions you may have before the day of the party so that you are completely confident that everything will go according to plan. Be wary of individuals that claim to be entertainers but are not able to answer simple questions or are unwilling to do so. After all, you are going to pay for their services and you want value for your money. If you get answers for the above questions, you are definitely on the right track to finding the right party entertainer.