Frequently asked questions
Our Professional Entertainers are experienced in engaging our guests and keeping them occupied and happy. This takes out the guest work for the hostess and removes a lot of the stress that goes along with party planning and worries about if your guests are having a good time.
Your Professional entertainer ( we will just use Face painters as the main example however all the same information applies to all performing artist’s)may only spend an average of one to three hours at your event, that’s not the only time he or she puts in working on it. It takes time to travel to your event, set up before it starts, and close down when it ends. This averages from 60 to 90 minutes per event. She doesn’t charge you directly for this time, but she incurs it for every event. She also takes the time to clean and disinfect face painting or tattoo kit and supplies for each event. Magic shows need to prepare all their illusions and set them up. Bubble shows require 4 to 20 hours to perfect the bubble formula for each event. Each season different factors that effect the solution. She also spends time sending out quotes (to you and to other potential clients), managing a website, marketing her business, practicing designs, planning new designs, designing business cards and signs, keeping financial accounts, and researching and preparing for special party themes. Again, you aren’t charged directly for these time costs, but the average performer or painter will spend at least 10 to 20 hours per week on them, and possibly more just for one event. For the event itself a performer can spend 6 to 18 hours of work behind the scenes you never see.
Approximately ten to fifteen percent of the gross income for a face painter or other performer goes to travel, which includes gas and car maintenance. Other expenses include high quality face paints which are FDA compliant, your kit, liability insurance, chairs, tables, quality brushes, visual reference materials, canopies, table cloths, a camera, a website and a multitude of other supplies. The list could go on. Some expenses are optional, but most are important for face painters who want to stay competitive. Many face painters also invest in classes which are given by master face painters either online or in person.
Once a face painter has deducted all of the expenses listed above, which come to about 40 percent or more of her gross income, the government takes about 30 percent of whatever is left. Self-employment tax approximately doubles what a person running her own business pays for taxes over what a person employed by a company pays. When you split up what’s left by the hours a face painter puts in during the week as well as the time spent face painting, the result is a modest amount which is far smaller than the initial fee charged to a client.
When looking for a face painter, don’t be quick to settle for a low price. Examine the artist’s gallery for quality in workmanship. More expensive face painters bring speed, skill, and experience with them. They’re more likely to have liability insurance and higher quality face painting supplies. This is going to translate into a better and safer experience for the guests at your event, and it is worth the extra investment on your part to hire a professional artist who knows what she’s doing not only in painting, but in running her business.
Yes you can. We have a selection of talented artist to choose from. We will do our best to send as many performers as you need for your event whether it be six face painters or a variety of performers doing face painting, balloon twisting, interactive bubbling, games, walk about clowns and clowning around, magician, stilt walker or tattoo artist.
Yes, this is how we are able to give you packages. Some of our entertainers are trained and skilled in several areas of entertainment. The artist may be able to do two or three services however each entertainer has one area where he or she specialize.
Yes, our performers do travel. Let us know the location of the event and the duration of the event. If the event is more than one day or overnight accommodations are required due to the location of the event, we will factor in a travel fee. The fee may vary depending on the price of gas, the location of your event and the amount of time the performer is booked for. A 4-hour booking will have a lower travel fee then a 2-hour booking