Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I book?
We require a $100 deposit to reserve your date and time. Clients can pay the remainder of the balance on the day of your party before the start of entertainment in cash.
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 all clients book their 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! We do shows for children between the ages of 1 – 12, face painting, balloon animals, cotton candy, and magic for adults at corporate events, we travel to hospitals and donate our services to sick children as well as senior citizens, we entertain for block parties and fundraisers and for people of all ages!
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 Celebrants. Our 90-minute package is geared to entertain 15 – 25 Celebrants. Our 2 Hour package is geared to entertain 30 – 50 Celebrants. If you have 15 party animals and still want the 2 Hour package, we can accommodate that with more detailed face painting, more games, and a longer magic show.
Insured & bonded?
NYC Birthday Clowns can provide a COA for a $75 fee.
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.
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 celebrate, so we never use them in our performances. Please consider the well-being of our animal friends before soliciting any company that forces prey animals to perform for entertainment.
I don’t want all of these activities. Can I get a discount?
NYC Birthday Clowns packages are priced for the amount of time that the entertainers spend at your party. Clients are welcome to cut activities and rearrange their party activities however they 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 in cash only.
How much should I tip the entertainers?
Gratuities are appreciated and are not already included in our package prices. We recommend a 10% tip per entertainer, for a total of 20%. Recommended gratuities are listed on every contract.
Do you have characters?
NYC Birthday Clowns can do general characters and themes like Pirate, Princess, Unicorn, Fairy, Mermaid, Superhero, Lion, Emoji, etc.
Unfortunately, we can not offer character appearances for trademarked characters that we do not own: Elsa, Mickey Mouse, Thor, Spider-man, etc.
Availability is Limited
We Recommend Booking One Month in Advance
Please do not come back later and be disappointed when we are fully committed
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