Planning any kind of event involves paying attention to a lot of details. There may be food and drink involved, speakers who will be making presentations and of course some form of entertainment. In terms of planning for a bit of fun, there are many options out there to consider. There are rental items like a photo booth or a candy buffet or even games. But have you ever thought outside of the box a bit. What about a professional clown who can make everyone laugh and smile when the time comes? You may not be thinking of it in this way, but clowns can appeal to all ages. And there are many clowns who have many talents including balloon twisting and knowing how to perform magic tricks. You need to get out of your mind the traditional idea of a clown at a circus. The right clown can be just the thing for your event. There is a wide variety of clowns out there and it really doesn't matter if the event you are planning is a birthday party, a corporate event or an anniversary, clowns can help everyone have the time of their life. And this isn't Bozo the clown that we are talking about, there are many performers who can adhere to any theme you might have in mind whether it be sports, pirates or even a tailored character. There are clown performers who will actually put on a show for your attendees. Oftentimes during a staged performance they will use props and have a backdrop that helps them with their act. As stated earlier, some performers bring with them a wide array of talents and skills. Depending on what you want, after their stage act, the performer could make their way around the crowd and use a skill like Clown Magic, Balloon Sculpting, Face Painting, Juggling, Unicycling, Diablo Spinning or any other number of abilities. So, as you can see, you have options, they don't just dress up and dance around. Of course, you will want to find the perfect match for your event. The Providence area awaits you. Have you ever looked for a clown before? Do not fear, we are here to help you. This guide will help you locate quality candidates as well as determine which one will be serve the needs of your special event. So make sure that you never leave home without this guide until your deed is done.
Finding some quality candidates is your first task. Begin your investigation by talking to your family, friends and coworkers. Maybe someone you know has hired a clown. This could be a great source of information. If you learn about a candidate who provided great service, record their name and contact information. Also, make use of the world wide web. Do a Google search for “professional clowns in Providence.” Check out the results thoroughly and including the review page and the gallery page. If you like what you see and read, add their name and information to your list. Contact each candidate on your list and find out if they are available on the date of your event. If they are, setup an interview.
There are specific questions which you need to ask every candidate that you interview. Find out why they are in this field in the first place. Do they have a real passion for it? This could be more revealing than you may realize. What kind of talents do they exhibit? The more the better. How much experience do they have performing for groups? Are they a different character at each event or do they portray a range of characters? What sets them apart from other clowns? If possible, have them show you footage of a past performance. Ask for at least three references. And you must follow up with each reference. You need to have first hand knowledge of how they actually are at an event in terms of quality. Find out if the clients were pleased with everything. While you are conducting the interview, pay particular attention to the personality of the candidate. This is important because they will be interacting with all of the attendees at your event. If the candidate seems aloof or off putting, cross them off your list. What do they charge for their services? How long will you want them to perform? Do they offer any kind of package deals? After gathering all of the information from your questioning, you should be able to ascertain which candidate impresses you the most. When that happens, ask them for a written contract which should spell out what their responsibilities will be at your event. Your next task is to have fun.