Tip of the Week: Balloons
Bring a bag filled with already-twisted balloon animals
How many times have you gotten to an event and found out that there are twice as many kids there as you were told? Or you just can’t convince the client to give you the proper amount of time for the number of people at the event?
You might be asking, “But isn’t this adding more work and expense?” Maybe. If your client cannot afford more time for you to do the job one-balloon-one-child at a time, then they may be able to add a bit more for the “Bag o’ Balloons” if you explain the added value for less expense. If it’s a birthday party, you could let the rest of the kids pick from the bag, and then twist something especially made for the birthday boy or girl. Figure out how much you want to make the balloons ahead of time. You need to balance how much your time is worth vs. the effort of trying to twist while at the party. Twisting without the providing extra entertainment means you can make them faster, like while you are watching your favorite TV program. Give it a try! You will represent yourself as an entertainer that has the client’s budget and best interest at heart!
Be inspired! Read more “how-to” blog posts about clowning around:
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- Ice Breakers – How do you break the ice with little kids?
- Clowns Need Insurance – Do you have a policy which covers lost or stolen clown supplies?
- Limber Up – Take care of your clown body — it’s the only one your have!
- Pop of Color – A new method for clown eye makeup
- Clown on Board – How well does your clown travel?
- Shoe Care – Clown shoes are a big investment; here’s how to take care of them
- Washing Off Greasepaint – Here’s the best way to remove clown make-up
- Fabric Content – Buying material for sewing your clown costume
- Styling Clown Wigs – Great ideas and photos for giving your ‘do some clowny life!
- Striped Extenders – Make your shoes fit better, or give yourself sleeve inserts
- Make-up Tip – Pat the grease-paint around your eyes.