KidsPartyUSA
Serving All of San Diego County
Kids Party Entertainment, Childrens Birthday Party San Diego, Super Heroes, Mascots, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Event Themes, Ninos Fiesta, First Celebration
5) PLEASE RESERVE A PARKING SPOT FOR US so we can start on time.
6) HAVE YOUR CAMERAS READY EARLY AND TAKE LOTS OF PICTURES. IT IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST TO STRONGLY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO POSE WITH THE CHARACTER/S FOR PICTURES DURING THE APPEARANCE NOT WHEN WE ARE LEAVING. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID.
7) CHOOSE THE TIME YOU WANT US TO ARRIVE CAREFULLY! 
If your guests have not arrived by the time we get there, regretfully we won't be able to wait. WE WILL USUALLY HAVE TO STICK WITH THE ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED START AND END TIME. Please do not (or have anyone else) tell the entertainer to wait outside, because the clock will still be ticking. Unfortunately in most cases we will still have to end at the scheduled end time. If you make them wait, you will end up wasting important entertainment time. We advise clients to expect that guests will arrive a little later than expected. From experience we can tell you this is quite common. So schedule us accordingly to get the most for your money. We really feel bad for our clients when guests show up right when we are about to leave. If we don't leave on time, we could be late for the next party or event.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR SERVICES?
WE ARE ALMOST ALWAYS LESS THAN ANYONE ELSE!. At the same time its not a simple answer because a lot of different factors are involved. We are more than happy to answer all your questions and customize your party or event. Our goal is to make your event special, and to  make it as cost effective as possible for you. Keep in mind, we offer discounts if you hire more than one character, or for multiple mascots, face painting, balloon art, or twisting. We also offer discounts to active military. FOR FASTEST RESPONSE CALL 858-401-3738. We are not an overpriced, high pressure Booking agent or corporation trying to up-sell you to the max. We a local San Diego family owned and operated business. ALMOST EVERY TIME WE WILL BE MORE AFFORDABLE THAN OTHER COMPANIES.

WHY ARE YOU LESS EXPENSIVE THAN OTHER COMPANIES I FOUND ON THE INTERNET?
We are a small family business and we work from home. We store our own costumes, props, decorations and supplies at our home.
Many other companies have to pay a lot more overhead. When you add in office or building rent, storage facilities, payroll and office staff, they must charge more to make a profit. Also, many companies that advertise on the internet are just booking agents. They could be located anywhere in the US or even in another country! They call us sometimes to do show up at events that they booked. They just mark up our fees, and you pay more! You can Avoid the middle man, feel good knowing you are supporting a LOCAL San Diego Business, and you can also save money. It's a win-win situation. Call us Direct to save 858-401-3738.


WHAT AREAS DO YOU SERVICE?
ALMOST ANYWHERE IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY AND WE DON'T CHARGE ANY EXTRA TRAVEL FEE LIKE ALMOST EVERY OTHER COMPANY DOES!  If you have an event outside of San Diego county, we will consider it on a case by case basis. We may travel further depending on how booked up we are, how many miles away your event is, how many services you want, and for how long. In other words it has to be cost effective for you and us. We always try be fair so hopefully we can work something out.
HOW DO I RESERVE A CHARACTER?
THE FIRST STEP IS TO CHECK WITH US TO SEE IF WE ARE ALREADY BOOKED ON THE DAY AND TIME YOU WANT!
THE FASTEST WAY TO FIND OUT IS SIMPLY CALL US AT 858-401-3738.
We will gladly answer any questions you may have. We always try to answer the phone unless we are in an event, or extremely busy when you call. On the few occasions we can't answer, please do leave a message. We promise to call you back as quickly as we can. Once you feel comfortable and we verify that we are available and that we have the character, mascot, or service you want, you may pay you resevation deposit ONLINE ABOVE, IN PERSON (Cash) or WE CAN EMAIL YOU AN INVOICE IF YOU PREFER. DO NOT MAKE ANY PAYMENT TILL YOU CONFIRM WITH US VERBALLY THAT WE ARE AVAILABLE ON THE DATE AND TIME YOU WANT AND WE HAVE THE COSTUME OR SERVICE YOU NEED!
AFTER THAT IF YOU WANT TO PAY A RESERVATION DEPOSIT ONLINE JUST CHOOSE PAYMENT OR RESERVATION ABOVE AND CLICK PAY NOW. YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED YET!. YOU WILL BE SENT TO THE PAYPAL SECURE PAYMENT PAGE WHERE YOU WILL THEN ENTER YOUR CREDIT CARD INFO AND HAVE A CHANCE TO REVIEW ALL CHARGES BEFORE SUBMITTING PAYMENT. WE USE PAYPAL SECURE PAYMENT BUT YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT. YOU MAY JUST USE YOUR CREDIT CARD OR IF YOU HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT YOU CAN USE THAT TOO. CALL US AT 858-401-3738 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

DO YOU REQUIRE A DEPOSIT TO RESERVE A DATE AND TIME FOR YOUR SERVICES?
YES! ONCE WE RESERVE YOUR DATE AND TIME, WE WILL BE TURNING DOWN OTHER CLIENTS THAT WANT THE SAME DATE AND TIME. We need the first 50% By Visa, MasterCard, Paypal Or Cash. You can Click on the PAYPAL BUTTON ABOVE. NO CHECKS ACCEPTED SORRY! YOU DO NOT NEED PAYPAL TO RESERVE OR PAY FOR OUR SERVICES. IT'S USUALLY NON-REFUNDABLE BUT IF you cancel AT LEAST one week in advance, we will happy to apply it towards another event if we are not booked already. You have 6 months to use the credit!

WHY DO YOU REQUIRE A DEPOSIT TO RESERVE MY DATE AND TIME?
In the past we did not ask for a deposit. However some clients canceled a few days or even hours before the time we agreed to show up. We had turned down other jobs because we had made a commitment to appear at the original clients event. We lost a lot of money that way! That's why we need to secure a deposit to cover our costs in case we turn down a job and cant replace it. The good news is when you give us a deposit, we promise to turn down other jobs even if we would make a lot more. 
YOUR EVENT IS NOT SCHEDULED OR RESERVED UNTIL YOU HAVE GIVEN US THE DEPOSIT. DON'T SEND US A DEPOSIT UNLESS YOU HAVE TALKED TO US FIRST TO MAKE SURE WE ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE DATE AND TIME YOU WANT.
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It's not our intention to violate any copyright laws. The entertainers in costumes are not name brand copyrighted. Some folks say they resemble the more popular ones in movies or on TV.  We are in NO way affiliated with any trademarked or copyrighted character and we make no attempt to market them as such. We only offer entertainers wearing generic outfits. If you're requiring a licensed, copyrighted mascot for your event, you'll need to contact the company/copyright holders
We service all of San Diego County and the surrounding neighborhoods like, Chula Vista, Escondido, Mira Mesa, Rancho San Diego, Santee, Bonita, Eastlake, Lakeside, National City, Coronado, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Imperial Beach, La Jolla, El Cajon, Alpine, Carmel Valley, Linda Vista, Mission Valley, Tierrasanta, Oceanside, San Marcos, Encinitas, Vista, Poway, Portero, Ramona, Del Mar, and surrounding areas. If your event is in San Diego County chances are we have you covered.
CAN A MASCOT, CHARACTER, OR SUPER HERO JUST SHOW UP BRIEFLY?
Depending on the distance and whether or not we are already booked, we may agree to do a QUICK DISCOUNTED appearance. CALL US AT 858-401-3738 FOR PRICING and AVAILABILITY.

CAN THE MASCOT, FACE PAINTER OR BALLOON ARTIST STAY LONGER THAN WE SCHEDULED?
It never hurts to ask. If we are able to stay, we will only charge our normal fees. If we say we can't, please be understanding. We may have to be at another event. If we can not stay, we will gently explain to the kids that we have to leave when the time is up.  
Our departure might be upsetting to some kids or parents, but we will do our best to be kind when it's time to leave.


CHILDREN’S BEHAVIOR
We have no experience or certifications as a child care provider. Please monitor and take responsibility for the children s behavior. Please treat characters, face painters, and balloon artists as you would like to be treated! DO NOT LET CHILDREN HIT, GRAB or PULL on CHARACTERS. Gentle hugging is OK, but please MONITOR YOUR CHILDREN. We do not Pick up or Hold children off the ground. Please do not let children hang on the Face Painter, Balloon Artist, Super Hero, or Mascot while they are trying to perform. This prevents us from doing our best job. Do not allow children to take our supplies. With all respect we are not a nanny or babysitter. Sometimes parents have said, " I don't want to have to do anything!" We are truly sorry, but that won't work for us. Depending on how kids are raised and their attention span, it can be very difficult to round them up for a group picture or a game. PLEASE TAKE A PROACTIVE ROLE. HELP TO DIRECT KIDS. IF YOU ARE HAVING OLDER KIDS AT YOUR PARTY,YOU SHOULD TALK TO THEM ABOUT KEEPING IT AS REAL AS POSSIBLE FOR THE YOUNGER KIDS. THIS MEANS THEY SHOULD PLAY ALONG WITH THE ACT. THEY SHOULD NOT TRY TO INFLUENCE YOUNGER KIDS TO NOT BELIEVE IN THE CHARACTER BY SAYING RUDE THINGS.:(
DO YOUR ENTERTAINERS ACCEPT TIPS?  
Our number one priority is to make you happy and your event a success. With all the challenges involved sometimes it's not the easiest job. The satifaction of knowing that you are truly very happy with our efforts makes a big difference to us. Gratuity or tip is not included in the total of your package price, so if you want to show your entertainer that you loved their performance, gratuity is a great way of doing so. Though it is not expected or required, it is always greatly appreciated and is definitely customary in this industry. Tipping an entertainer is just like tipping a waiter or waitress; Gratuity is usually between 15%-20% of your package total and it is a typical tip amount. We appreciate it more than words can express!


WHAT HAPPENS IF A GUEST BECOMES ILL, UPSET OR MISBEHAVES? 
The party character is only responsible to entertain kids at your party. Any poor behavior or health issues with children must be taken care of by a parent or party host. Good behavior is always promoted, and it is the responsibility of the host/hostess to monitor and take charge of any children who are not behaving. If a child/adult at your party exhibits inappropriate, abusive or rude behavior, we reserve the right to leave with or without notice. It is the responsibility of the client to be in control of the guests at the event while our entertainer is present.


WHAT IF I'M NOT SATISFIED WITH MY PARTY CHARACTER?  
Please tell us WHILE WE or THE ENTERTAINER IS PRESENT AT YOUR PARTY. PLEASE QUIETLY TAKE US ASIDE AND LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN ACCOMMODATE YOU. PLEASE ALSO CALL US AND LEAVE A VOICE MAIL IMMEDIATELY. We will call you back as quick as we can if my wife or I am not the actual one performing at your event. The earlier we know there is something you are not happy with, the quicker we can try to accommodate your wishes. We always want to fix any issues, problems or concerns. Any concerns or complaints about our services and/or the quality of our services rendered, need to be made WHILE our entertainer is present at your event. Once our entertainer leaves your event it is mutually assumed and agreed that you, as the customer, were satisfied with our services.
DO WE NEED TO RESERVE A SPACE FOR THE ENTERTAINER TO PARK?  
PLEASE SAVE A SPOT FOR US TO PARK IN THE DRIVEWAY OR IN FRONT OF THE EVENT LOCATION. We appreciate having safe and easy access into the party site with all our materials. Our performers also greatly appreciate having party hosts help carry supplies into and out of parties if we need help. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO COVER ALL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH PARKING. That would include: garage fee, park entrance fee, or a paid parking lot. You are responsible for reimbursing us for the cost of parking upon arrival.  


DO YOU DO OUTSIDE PARTIES SUCH AS PARKS ETC?
Of Course! If you are planning an outdoor party, PLEASE HAVE A BACKUP PLAN IN THE EVENT OF BAD WEATHER. It is preferred to have a covered or shaded area for some if not all activities
WHEN DO WE PAY THE OTHER 50%?
We Often have appearances already scheduled before and after your event, so we are usually on a tight schedule. PLEASE HAVE YOUR PAYMENT READY TO HAND US WHEN WE ARRIVE SO WE ARE NOT LATE TO SOMEONE ELSES EVENT. ALL FINAL PAYMENTS AT YOUR EVENT OR PARTY MUST BE CASH ONLY PLEASE! Gratuity is not included in the final payment, HOWEVER it is certainly appreciated before we leave if you felt we did Good Job.

HOW LONG IN ADVANCE DO WE HAVE TO BOOK?
Most people book 1 to 2 months in advance. It's not required, but as the date of your party approaches, days and times get filled up. We suggest booking at least 1 to 2 months in advance. Do you have a last minute party? Please call us immediately. You may get lucky. We will try our hardest within reason to help. You can call 24 hours a day and leave a message. However we try to answer from about 10AM till about 11PM.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT AND WHEN YOU ARRIVE?
On the day of the event we will text you when we are on our way. When we get there, we will seek out the hosts or person/s that hired us. At that time we need a liability waiver signed. It must be signed by the person/s that hired us and also by the person/s that owns, or is leasing the house, apartment, building or venue we will be appearing at. We will also provide you with a basic outline of our policy's and suggestions to make your event go smoothly. At that time WE NEED TO COLLECT THE BALANCE OWED IN CASH BEFORE THE CHARACTER APPEARS or SERVICES BEGIN. It's not that we don't trust you, However we've had to wait for people to go to the ATM, wait while the host collects money from other guests pitching in, or we've even been told that they don't have the money! It can be a very awkward situation and could make us late to the next party or event. Before we start, also please point out where you would like us to set up and discuss any last minute details etc.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN THE MASCOT OR CHARACTER APPEARS?
We can provide entrance music with a small but fairly powerful, portable speaker. It streams music from our cell phone. To do that, we need to be in an area with a good cell phone signal. If you have a better sound system that you would like to use, we can send you the link to stream from instead. If you request, we can also present the birthday child with a small bouquet of helium balloons. We meet and greet the birthday boy or girl, circulate a little in the crowd depending on visibility. Mostly we hang out with the kids, do high fives, pose with guests for pictures etc. IN MOST CASES MASCOTS DONT TALK BECAUSE IF THEY DO, ITS A DEAD GIVEAWAY THAT A REAL PERSON IS INSIDE. Some Superhero's have a button we can push, and a short Phrase and/or a Sound Effect is emitted from the helmet. It is important that you keep encouraging guests to pose with the character or mascot for photos. It's also best to time our appearance so that the character is included in the happy birthday song. If time permits, and depending on how many children are there and their ages, we can provide a couple of games to help entertain your guests. Please request it in advance if possible. 
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY OR BAD WEATHER ETC?
Should your child become sick, hurt, or unavailable on your party date, you may move your party to another date without penalty, as long as we have that time and date available. You may take advantage of this rescheduling once. If you require a second date change, there will be a $40 rescheduling fee. If there is very bad weather and you do not have a back-up plan or place to go, we will allow you to reschedule without penalty provided we are not already booked for the date and time you request. If we are already booked  for the new requested date and time, we will provide you with alternate days and times that we are available.
Each performer is instructed on emergency procedures. If they got in an accident, or if their car breaks down, etc, they will immediately call you FIRST and explain the situation. Next, they notify the office. In the event that a problem occurs beyond our control causing us at the last minute not to be able to make it, we will quickly reimburse your deposit. In addition we will let you pick another day or time, and we will do it for half of what you were going to pay for the original event. By the way it has not happened so far(Knock on wood)


DOES THE CHARACTER TALK?
It depends. A person dressed up as a princess for example of course will. We have a couple superhero characters that we can push a button and a recording says well known phrases for that character. Honestly, most don't talk because if they do, the children realize its just a regular person in a costume and they will stop believing. :(
DO WE NEED TO DO ANYTHING OR PROVIDE ANYTHING FOR THE CHARACTER, FACE PAINTER, OR BALLOON ARTIST?
1) It gets VERY hot in the costume, especially on a hot day in he sun. We may need to take One or Two short water breaks per hour. PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH SOME FRESH CLEAN DRINKING WATER. During the hottest days it is recommended to have a good source of shade for the characters as well as the children. Parties indoors with air conditioning are preferred by most costumed characters but not required.
2) WE ALSO NEED A PLACE TO CHANGE WHERE A CHILD IN THE PARTY WILL NOT SEE US. A garage usually works well. It helps to have someone "guard" the door or a lockable door to avoid ruining the surprise.
3) AT ALL TIMES KEEP IN MIND THE VISIBILITY, ABILITY TO HEAR, AND TO MOVE IS VERY POOR. So if you want us in some exact place for a photo PLEASE HAVE SOMEONE HELP GUIDE, TELL US and GENTLY PLACE US EXACTLY WHERE YOU WANT US TO STAND FOR PICTURES. BE AVAILABLE TO AID YOUR PARTY CHARACTER AT ALL TIMES.
IT CAN BE VERY EASY TO TRIP OVER AN OBSTACLE, CHILD, ANIMAL, OR PERSON BECAUSE THE BIGGEST BLIND SPOT IN MANY COSTUMES IS LOOKING DOWN. WE TRY TO MOVE SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY BUT PLEASE KEEP A  CLOSE WATCH OF CHILDREN ETC UNDER FOOT THROUGHOUT THE VISIT.
4) MAKE PLANS FOR US TO NOT BE IN THE GRASS OR DIRT. We provide expensive professional costumes. We need them to remain clean & dry for future parties and events. Please HAVE A CLEAN, DRY area, FREE OF DIRT, MUD, WATER AND ANY OTHER BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS that may cause damage to costumes or inhibit our entertainers from performing.
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