Frequently Asked Questions

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What makes NYC Birthday Clowns different?

We pride ourselves on being the highest quality kids entertainment company in New York. We have less than 10 entertainers and ALL of them are TOTAL ROCKSTARS. We have no plans to expand. We believe in quality over quantity.

How do I book?

We require a $100 deposit to reserve your date and time. You can pay the remainder of the balance on the day of your party before the start of entertainment in cash or on your card with an additional 3% fee.

How far in advance do I need to book?

Our availability is extremely limited. Please reach out as early as possible to reserve your date and time. We recommend booking your event at least one month in advance.

What areas do you service?

We proudly serve Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Staten Island, Nassau, and Westchester. If your event falls outside of these locations, contact us at (646) 961-4808. We never want to miss out on a good party!

What age groups do you entertain?

Our entertainers are experts at entertaining people of all ages! Most of our parties are performed for children between the ages of 1 - 12, but more often than not, we have everyone at the party (adults, too!) dancing, eating cotton candy, and asking how the magic was done by the time our performance ends.

Are your clowns scary?

Never! Our clowns do not wear makeup, gloves, or wigs. They look very friendly and professional with silly, colorful adornments. 

What’s the difference between your packages?

Our 60 minute package is geared to entertain 10 – 15 Children.
Our 90 minute package is geared to entertain 15 – 25 Children.
Our 2 Hour package is geared to entertain 30 – 50 Children.
If you have 15 children and still want the 2 Hour package, we can accommodate that with more detailed face painting, more games, and a longer magic show.

How can you get all of that done in time?

We split the party into thirds and start with individual activities. Face painting, balloon animals, and cotton candy. Once everyone has arrived and received all the individuals, we move on to games, dancing, and bubbles. Then we use the remaining time to put on a magic show. You are welcome to customize the activities however you like, but we find that this is the way we can get the most done in the shortest amount of time.

What games do you play?

We bring tons of games to every party that are appropriate for all ages from babies to adults. Our entertainers will choose games that your guests will enjoy playing the most. For younger kids, bubbles are usually a big hit, as well as playing with our giant parachute. The older kids might like to limbo or play freeze dance or hot potato. We have “wheels on the bus”, “head, shoulders, knees and toes”, and much more. We show up with lots of options and we will find the perfect activities for your guests!

Insured & bonded?

Yes, we are fully insured and bonded.
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Do you travel to the event/venue?

Yes, we travel to all types of venues. Private homes, catering halls, restaurants, clubs, and more!

How early or how late can my event take place?

Our earliest event starting time is 9 A.M. and the latest event starts no later than 11 P.M.
If your event falls outside of that time range, please contact us. 

Do you accommodate religious events?

Of course! Please let us know what you require and we will make sure to accommodate your request.
We’ve celebrated Communions, Christenings, Upsherins, Purim Parties, & much more.

How long does it take to setup?

Our entertainers have preset bins which are organized and ready to go! Setup time is under 5 minutes.

Do I need to provide the entertainers with anything?

Yes, we ask the host to please provide a medium sized table with 2 chairs and an electrical outlet as well as water for the entertainers. This will ensure that your event will start right away. Please also note that NYC Birthday Clowns is not responsible for electricity.

How much space do the entertainers need?

We have done events everywhere from small studio apartments to huge auditoriums. We will do our very best to work with the space provided.

Do you use animals in your magic show?

NYC Birthday Clowns loves animals as much as we love to party, so we never use them in our performances.

I don't want all of these activities. Can I get a discount?

Our packages are priced for the amount of time that the entertainers spend at your party. You are welcome to cut activities or rearrange your party however you like. The price of the package will stay the same.

After I pay my deposit when is the final balance due?

All balances must be paid in full on the date of your event before the start of entertainment. You may pay in cash or you may use a credit card with a 3% additional fee. We do not accept personal checks.


How much should I tip the entertainers?

Gratuities are appreciated and are not already included in our package prices. We recommend a $50-$70 tip, depending on the package. Recommended gratuities are listed on every contract.