I'd like to hire an entertainer for my child's party. I was thinking of something like a clown or a magician. What other options are there, and how do I make sure I get a good one? How much should I expect to pay? Thanks for your help. - Dorothy, Milwaukee WI
The Party Planner Answers:
Entertainment for a party has come a long way. Besides clowns and magicians, you can opt for one of the following choices:
Most entertainers charge about $65-$80 an hour. However, you may be able to find services that provide clowns who juggle and do magic tricks, so you get more for your buck!
Consider entertainers who have been recommended by friends or relatives. Other great resources are the Yellow Pages or local parenting publications. One thing to keep in mind for younger children: do not let the entertainment be a surprise. Some children may be scared when seeing the entertainer in person.
Some hiring considerations:
Not all kids want -- or are ready for -- an entertainer. Be sure your child is involved in this decision.
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