Clowns have always been popular with kids.
The combination of outrageous and colourful costume, slapstick comedy and the famous clown happy face make children laugh no matter what age!
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Should You Hire Clowns for Your Kids' Birthday Parties?
Have your kids ever been enthralled by clowns at the circus? If they have, they could be delighted with a visit from a clown entertainer at their next birthday party. Clowns can be a great choice for kids' parties because they keep the kids busy, get lots of laughs and play games with them. Clowns can often make the shyest kid collapse with laughter which can make them ideal party guests. They're suitable for indoor or outdoor parties so, if you're looking for activities for kids, a clown can be a good choice if the weather is uncertain and an outdoor kids' party may need to move indoors.
What else do clowns do apart from slapstick routines? Modern day party clowns will often:
- Make balloon animals for kids;
- Tell jokes and otherwise amuse kids with their antics and humour;
- Juggle with balls or other objects;
- Perform a magic show or other tricks;
- Do face painting on the children;
Some children are afraid of clowns, particularly if they are very young and haven't encountered one before, so it is important to make sure your child isn't going to become distressed at the sight of their larger-than-life surprise guest. Kids who are very quiet and sensitive might need to be introduced to clowns beforehand at a community event or a circus to gauge their reaction.
How Do You Hire a Clown for a Kids' Birthday Party?
Not sure if you can afford a clown? Rates for professional kids' clowns usually start at around $150 to $200 an hour which includes games, activities and a show. You can find kids' entertainers online or ask some of the parents you know for recommendations. Make sure your home has enough space for all the kids plus whatever kids' activities your clown is planning. Alternatively, many kids' party venues are happy for entertainers to visit.
Not sure if a clown is what you want? Most kids' clown entertainers have a number of personas and can be pirates, cowboys, magicians and many other things, depending on what your child is interested in.
A little clowning around can be good for kids and adults alike. Why not invite a clown to your next party?