1. How much do you charge?
We offer really simplistic pricing with character / princess visits ranging from £70 for 30 mins for 1 princess, £100 for 1 hour, £140 for 90 mins and £180 for 2 hours. All bookings are secured with a £20 deposit (payable by Paypal, bank transfer or cheque).
There is the option to hire the use of the Olaf mascot costume to your Princess booking for just £10, or you can hire the costume alone for £30 (plus a refundable deposit of £50. Please note that this costume is unsuitable for fancy dress hire and the wearer must have a guide due to reduced visibility).
2. What do you do?
We will host the whole party for you. For larger venues we will bring our portable PA system which provides the music and microphones for singing. For princess visits we will perform a song (possibly more if more than two princesses are booked). We generally find that more than two songs following each other at a party setting can sometimes loose the interest of some party-goers (we are however happy to negotiate this).
We will pack the party out with games (themed where possible eg. Build a Snowman and Pin the Nose on Olaf), pass the parcel, party dances, happy birthday song where required, joke sharing, magic, and lots of laughs. We also have a snow machine which is perfect for our Frozen themed parties or Christmas parties (suitable for larger areas or outside events only). For longer parties we can bring along face paints for a mini face paint (maximum 30 children).
3. Which areas do you cover?
We cover the whole Greater Manchester area but have also ventured to Liverpool and parts of Preston, Stoke and Yorkshire in the past. Please message us if you live outside of Manchester and we can check if it's possible to accommodate. We often visit Leigh, Astley, Swinton, Walkden, Eccles, Irlam, Salford, Worsley, Warrington, Bolton, Cadishead, Lymm, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Poynton Stockport, Macclesfield, Oldham, Prestwich, Bolton, Denton, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Middleton, Hyde, Wythenshaw, Altrincham, Urmston, Wigan, Bury, Rochdale.......
4. Which venues and types of parties do you attend?
We will happily attend a house party, larger venue parties, events, outdoor events, Christmas party, birthday party, weddings, christenings, summer fairs, charity events, corporate events etc.
5. What are the best time frames for a party?
Most parties tend to be around 2 hours long for birthday parties, with a break about half way through for food (allowing about 20-30 minutes to eat). Most parties tend to take place between 11-1 and 2-4 pm on a weekend. We are however flexible and can accommodate times outside of this where our diary permits.
6. Will I also need to book a DJ and/or a bouncy castle?
For larger parties, we will bring our own PA system so a separate DJ is not required. It is however completely up to you should you choose to book one. If you do please let us know as it may be useful if we could speak to them before the party so we can make sure that we can avoid any duplication of music or activities and aim for a seamless performance. The same applies to a bouncy castle, we aim to hold the attention of all the children during the party while we are there, so it's not essential, but we have no objections should you wish to have one. It may be necessary to switch off a bouncy castle while a performance is taking place if it's in close proximity to where the character is.
7. What do I need to supply?
You'll need to sort a place for the party (house parties are good if you have the room), food, drinks, decorations and party bags if required. Don't forget your invites and a cake too!
8. Do you need a power supply?
Our PA system runs on a rechargeable battery so power is not essential (our snow machine does however need a supply),
9. Are you insured and DBS checked?
Yes to both.
10. I'd love to work for Party Princess For Hire, do you have any vacancies?
We are always on the look-out for new performers. You'd need to be a confident performer, great with children, have no criminal record and an out-going personality. Contact us if you'd like to apply.