If you are thinking about hiring a party entertainer then there are some things that you should keep in mind. The right entertainment can be the perfect complement to a party. A clown for a children’s birthday party or a string quartet for a black tie party can really set the mood. Whatever kind of party or entertainment you have in mind, the basics of what to do and what to ask are the same. Here are some tips for hiring entertainment for your party.
The first place to look for party entertainment is to ask around for a great recommendation. If your child comes home from a birthday party and raved about the magician, then get the name from the host. Also ask the host what they thought of the entertainer. Take a note of the bad recommendations too.
Make an appointment with the entertainer to discuss your party and get to know them. Have a list of questions including cost, services offered, and how much experience they have. Get a list of references from them. This is a great time to see what type of person they are and whether or not you click with them. Ask if you can view them performing at an upcoming event.
Take some time to call their references. Ask them how the performance was and what their guests thought. You should also check with the Better Business Bureau too.
Sign a contract with the entertainer that is very detailed. Make sure that the compensation agreed upon is listed as well as what services the performer is providing and for how long. The contract should also list the time, place, and date for the performance. This is also a great time to add a clause for a no show or cancellations.