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This video answers the top ten questions. The same answers are also typed below.
- How is Kris different? Does she use subconcontractors?
- Where can Kris perform?
- What is included? How much space do you need?
- Do you do Elsa & Anna, or other multi-character shows?
- How far in advance should I book?
- What is the price? How do I book?
- How do I pay?
- Do I need 1, 1.5 or 2 Hours? Can I add time during the party?
- Will boys feel included?
- Cancellation policy
1. How is Kris different?
NO subcontractors: I'm the only one-woman S.F. Bay company, by design. I'll NEVER send you subcontractors. With me, the person advertised to you in photos, (me), is who actually comes. If you want double or triple characters, I bring sidekicks.
Uber-experienced: I know how big companies work, because I founded the largest party character company in the U.S. to date. My staff did 14K events, of which, 3,000 parties I did myself. A few years ago, to control quality, I downsized to a solo operation. I bring ten years of experience.
Real videos: Other sites can't show you videos of the exact person you're hiring, because, like my former company, they swap the staff on your event day-to-day as new orders push yours around.
Pro Singer: Singing characters are impossible to find! I am professionally trained to sing the princess movie songs. Parents tell me the singing is the "dream come true" moment. I feel it too.
Children's Fairyland digs me: And they are picky. The Executive Director wrote this article about me.
My price structure is easier: Local websites charge, "more per additional child," and for, "adding activities." I don't do that. I feel silly to be wasting your paid time counting kids and renegotiating prices. You just pay for how long I'm there. Unlimited kids. Unlimited activities. Boom. Love it.
Extra bonus: You have my cell number. Big companies can't give out staff numbers. It is a huge relief to be able to find me direct on the party day if you have venue updates, etc.
Full disclosure, my formerly massive company did around 200 parties every month. Our reviews prior to 2014 show the quality struggles of big companies. It's why I won't use subcontractors anymore. You'll see the change, since I downsized to solo in 2013, I have outstanding reviews.
2. Where can Kris perform?
I drive to cities within 100 miles of San Francisco. I perform in homes, small apartments, parks, schools, restaurants, hotel ballrooms, outdoor stages, and hospitals.
Facebook, Amazon.com, American Express, and Safeway Corporate Headquarters book me for annual corporate events.
I am a mainstage performer for La Morinda Mothers' Club and Santana Row. The Burlingame Mothers' Club asked me to write this party advice article for their newsletter.
3. What is included? How much space do you need?
My Price Packages include your choice of me as any Princess Character, or Other Character doing your choice of any 2 to 6 of my Activities.
I require zero set-up time, almost no space, and no electrical plugs.
This VIDEO, "Tips for The Best Show" has optional tips to maximize my performance. In short, I don't need anything from you except:
1) Shade and a blanket for kids to sit on, if we must be outdoors. Indoors is always better when possible.
2) A cup of water and ideally 3 chairs if we do face painting
3) Enough room for kids to sit on the grass/carpet at my feet
I happily perform outdoors often, but the show is always better indoors, whenever possible. This video called, "Tips for The Best Show," says more.
4. Do you do Elsa & Anna, or other multi-character shows?
Yes! My dear friend and my sister-in-law book themselves too. When I'm sold out I only refer to them because they won't send you subcontractors. I also hire them to join me when you need multi-character shows like Elsa and Anna.
Cool tip: If you hire us together, we do not charge to stagger arrival times. That means, you can tell one of us to start 15 to 45 minutes before the next character arrives. It's a sneaky way to get "longer" help with the kids, without paying for longer. It is more fun drama for the kids when the second character rings the bell! Or you can book us to start at the same time. Your call.
5. How much notice do you need?
Lucky girl, my weekend dates have sold out for years. It is random when they fill.
Safest move is to ask to block my date/time as soon as you can. You do not need to know how many kids, or my character or activities, those are easy to update later. Dates do sell out. I turn away sweet parents every day. Text or call 1-510-495-5564.
6.What is the price? How do I book?
Prices show here. To book, text me at 1-510-495-5564, or call or fill out this form. Ask for the booking link.
I give discounts for weekdays. Prices are here.
About ten new parents inquire each day. Every weekend sells out. Things change fast.
*IMPORTANT*: You DO NOT HAVE TO KNOW ALL DETAILS before blocking me. Helps you so much! Most parents ask for the link to make the $50 deposit to be safe their date is blocked, but they don't know yet my final character, activity plan, the venue/park, or the RSVP count on the kids. Blocking your date/time with $50 is the only time-sensitive step.
Every week parents get upset when their date sells out because they sweetly waited for a cute 4-year old who kept changing their mind on the character.
I know kids change their minds and details like RSVP count change! Don't worry! Changes are easy with me. Adjusting the activity plan, venue, character...are easier later after you get the RSVPs back anyway. Please don't delay, ask about your date on this form or text me 1-510-495-5564
7. How do I pay?
Ask me for the booking link by text/call 1-510-495-5564, or fill out this form.
During checkout you'll choose to make the $50 desposit and pay the rest in cash at the event, or to pay in full now, if you don't want to deal with money on the stressful party day. Your choice.
8. Do I need 1, 1.5 or 2 Hours? Can I add time during the party?
Longer is always better, it just is. But I tell parents the truth: Book the longest you can afford.
Some parents book 2 Hours for 8 kids, or just 1 Hour for 25 kids. It is your call. I have no rules. More time means more activities. Less time but more kids means less activities.
In general, for around 12 kids, in 1 Hour I can fit 2-4 activities, like singing the movie song for the character, a magic show or puppet story, face painting and/or twisty balloons. A lot of parents who don't know how many kids will RSVP book 1.5 hours because it is a versatile amount of time.
I've done 3,000 parties to date. Parents tell me my skills are SUPER fast compared to what they've seen. Other websites have a "1.5 Hour" minimum package, but sweet parents learn too late, at the party, "1.5 Hour" is for the same activity plan I do in only one hour. "Extra 30 minutes" sounds great until parents see that often translates to a "half-hour more" of poor kids waiting in line for their slower balloon or face paint turn. Sounds "longer," but it's not better. Nobody likes waiting in line.
Can you add time on the party day? Sorry, sometimes but not usually. I would love to add time during the party itself, but other families usually book me back-to-back. The safest move is to save as much time as you can afford, right now. I promise I'll rock it and be worth every cent. I'm $59 for each 30 minutes. It's worth it. I bring a LOT of value to the party compared to how easy it is to blow $59 on other party spending.
9. Will boys feel included?
My B.A. was in Child Psychology. My thesis, which earned me double-honors, (double yay!), was on gender. I'm the last person to have rigid gender rules and kids sense it about me. Around 50% of my parties are for little dudes. I play super-heros, wizards, pirates...
Even when I'm dressed like a princess, one mom said I'm not a, "stand there and look pretty," company. Those exist. I feel they're a bit overpriced for just "being" there. It's not my thing. I bring 10 years of actual party skills that kids want. I face paint dragons, zombies, super-heros...I twist balloons into airplanes, swords...even when I'm dressed princess-y. Nobody is left out.
10. Cancellation policy
If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice, I retain the $50 deposit. If you want to change dates, as long as your new date is open for me, I'm happy to change your date for free.