There are many different options for you when it comes to hiring entertainment and activities for your son or daughter's birthday. But one thing that we are very sure that you do not want is something just ordinary. We realize that there are only so many of these birthdays and you want the event to be as magical as possible. Once way in which you can do this is to hire a professional clown to entertain everyone. One of the great things about a quality clown performer is that they know how to include everyone in the activities that they lead. No one will be left out. And the party will have life to it, a great clown will have everyone smiling and laughing for the time that they are present at the party. And that includes the adults. Also, a lot of clowns provide other services like face painting, balloon twisting or magic tricks. And think about what a stress reliever this will be for you. Having a great entertainer at the party will free you up to make sure that other details are taken care of. There is just one thing you will need to do before you pursue this route for your party. Check with your son or daughter first and make sure that they are not afraid of clowns. You don't want the guest of honor spending their time running away screaming at their own birthday party. Once you have been assured of that, use this guide to start looking for quality clowns around the Tampa area and to help you hit the bullseye on the perfect clown candidate for your big event.

Even though you do not see them, there are clowns out there. We are here to help you find some high quality candidates that you might want to interview. A great place to start is by harnessing the power of the world wide web. Do a Google search for “clowns in the Tampa area.” And here come the clowns. You should have plenty of candidates to sort through and check out. Some of your decision making will be by feel. As you peruse the websites of the clowns, pay attention to what they provide in the way of services and whether you like their look. When one strikes you as a quality candidate that should be checked into further, keep a record of their name and contact information. Also, talk to your family, friends and coworkers to see if anyone you know has ever hired a clown before. Who knows, you might get an excellent recommendation. Once you have a few clowns to check out, call up each one and ask them if they are available for your date. If they are, setup a time you can grab a coffee and talk about your party needs and their ability to fulfill those needs.

At each interview, be ready to ask some pointed questions that you really need to know the answers to. Talk about the age group that will be there and get there suggestions as to what kind of activities usually work with such a group. How long have they been performing as a clown? Make sure that they have sufficient experience so as to know how to operate around kids and to have honed their act. How long do they perform? What kind of things do they do with the children? Do they provide services like balloon twisting or face painting or puppet shows? Can you view a recording of a past performance? Can they provide you with references that you can check out? One thing that you will want to make sure that you do is to do a background check. It is much better to be safe than sorry. How much do they charge for their services? When you really like what you hear from one particular candidate, ask for a contract and make sure that it has everything in it that you discussed. When you sign on the dotted line, the only thing left to do is to wait for the party and watch the kids have a blast.