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Yes we do!
QTentertainment started with primarily balloon art, and we only use advanced artists who have won awards for their skill sets. We take a lot of pride in our artists and only hire the best in the industry.
We also have, face painters, jugglers, unicyclists, jumping/traditional stilt walkers, aerial acrobats, fire performers, and other various circus arts.
Keep in mind we do have several performers who are multi talented. Though we need to know which performing arts you wish to have your performer use as a medium to entertain.
The magic number is 15. We recommend that for every 15 children/guests who would like a design to apply one hour. So for a birthday party with under under 15 children one hour can be perfect to end the event. 20-30 children we recommend 2 hours to ensure everyone can get a design.
We avoid making the simple cliché balloons, and our painters are not spraying on stencils. Our balloon and face paint designs take 2-8 minutes; especially when we are trying to be entertaining and personable with your guests. There are only 60 minutes in an hour, and giving 4 minutes (the average of 2-8 is 5 but fewer designs take 8) to every piece of art that leaves us with the magic number of 15.
We do have artists who can do both Face Paint and Balloons, however they can only do one at a time, so 30 children would take 4 hours. We only recommend hiring one artist for both for a 2 hour booking of 15 children or less.
If you are expecting a high volume (public, or corporate events) then we can hire a team of artists, or book a show focusing on balloon art. This lets everyone see some showcased designs, and play some interactive games. Not every guest will get a balloon to take home, but all will be entertained.
I am happy to say we do both, but every event is unique as we mentioned and we can talk to you about which will fit your party/venue better.
As a rule of thumb we typically recommend ambient performers to wander and interact with your guests. Its a more budget friendly option and lets performers showcase the same tricks without requiring a freeze in the festivities or worry about staging area/sound equipment.
Short answer... No
Long answer... We dress to impress, but we do not always perform in the art of clowning. Balloons or face painting does not mean clown. Clowning by itself is a whole other art-form. Clowns do often use simple balloons or face-painting to add to their performance, however clowns are respectfully a complete different performing art on their own.
We do dress "Business goofy" a variation of the good ole fashioned "Business casual". So we may be wearing bright entertaining colors; but we wont have on wigs, red noses, masks, over-sized shoes, white makeup, water shooting bow-ties, etc...
That being said, we DO have a few clowns in our team. To book a clown please let us know and we can see which are available, and which performing arts they can add to their clown.
Rare concern, but a valid one.
It is common to see balloon art and face painters booked together, especially since its one of our most common bookings. Please keep in mind our rates are per performer. If you would like to add a face painter please let us know. Or if you want one artist to do both, please let us know and keep in mind the "15 rule" in our duration F.A.Q.
Simply put, we don't want to be the cheaper option, we want to be the better option. As I mentioned with our balloon artists, we literally only hire the best in the industry, several of our artists travel the world lecturing other artists at conventions internationally.
To be honest our prices are on the higher of average but still far lower than other entertainers in our field. Remember that we may only be at your event for (x)Hours, however we spend on average an hour preparing (loading balloon aprons, loading paint supplies etc.), on average an hour drive each way, our materials have an overhead, and we spend a great amount of $$ and time learning our craft to become the professionals you expect to work with your families. Shows have even more time with rehearsals, prep work, and equipment.
We are not the cheap alternative to bouncy castle. We are live entertainment to make your event/visit truly memorable.
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