Mr Giggles has entertained
at many children and family events over the past fourteen years especially
at birthday parties where he has gained a well earned reputation for
originality, providing fun and exciting parties which the children, and
parents, talk about for weeks afterwards. So its no wonder that when
parents want advice on how to hold the best (and least stressful) party for
their children, they turn to Mr Giggles for advice.
How much do you charge?
I'm sure you want the best party
possible for your child after all, who doesn't want the best fun and
memorable party ever? That's why Mr Giggles offer several unique party
packages to fit your specific needs. For example,
different characters including Pirate Pete,
Wizzi Wizard, Clown and Magician. Because each party
host has different needs your party entertainment is structured to maximise
your fun and take account of any special requests you may have.
Just so I don't recommend a show that isn't right for
you (and therefore give a quote that isn't right for you), please have the
following information when calling:
Name of Birthday
Age of child
Location of Party
Date and Start Time
Length of Time of Party
The Character would you like
have taken both the worry and risk
out of organising children's parties to make your job easy.
Because I perform at many parties each year I know what
children like. You on the other hand know your child much better
than I will ever do so between the two of us we are able to develop a
unique party experience for your child and his/her friends.
Okay I have seen your show and it is great.
Why don't you charge more like some entertainers whose show is not half as
Simple. I believe I have earned a reputation for giving disproportionate
value for money, and I know that when you invite me to your party and
benefit from what I do best, you will tell others.
Look upon it as a form of advertising. After all they say that "word of
mouth" is the best form of advertising. Either way we both gain,
you.....good value for money, me....more bookings.
How far do you travel?
Mr Giggles travel throughout Scotland to meet the demand
for his children's entertainment services although most parties are held
within the Central Belt of Scotland. Distances out with a twenty
mile radius of my home base incur a small additional charge to offset some
of the extra travel costs involved.
So don’t despair if you live further away just be
prepared to help with the necessary travel costs.
customise my show
to fit your needs and fit in with whatever theme you may have in mind.
you’ve guessed it. I just love to party whether it is a Birthday Party,
Wedding, Holy Communion or any other reason you want quality children’s
entertainment I want to be there to share in the fun even if I have to
How much space do you need?
Having performed many birthday
party programs in almost every situation imaginable, I have learned to
VERY FLEXIBLE! From one bedroom flats to a formal stage aboard a
Mr Giggles always adapts to meet your circumstances.
Practical considerations come into
play. For a schools PTA event with say a hundred children you would expect
to require a small hall. For a typical Birthday Party a typical living
room setting works just fine but many parents today prefer to hire a hall.
I can help you by recommending a hall near you that would fit in with your
Where can I find
party decorations and supplies with a Pirate, Wizard, Circus or Magic theme?
When guests arrive, you want
them to know that it's time to party and have fun! Whenever I see great
decorations, I always ask a birthday party mum where she got them.
the time it's
Party Box get lots of rave reviews
from birthday party mums and I fully endorse just about anything they
produce (piñatas, plates, napkins, cups, decorations, favours, etc.) The
quality is good and the price is very reasonable.
Do you do outdoor performances?
Yes indeed - weather permitting. Did I
mention that I am
Speaking from experience, I don't usually recommend outdoor performances.
With children (and adults too), it's important to keep distractions to a
outdoors, the sun can shine into guests eyes, it may be overly hot, a cool
wind can be pleasant when moving about but can be chilly especially if
sitting in the shade. No one can predict a sudden breeze which blows props
off tables or a wasp that takes a fancy to your guests and food.
Distractions like this can
really disrupt the flow of the presentation. Having said that Mr
Giggles is very experienced and know how to work with these
kinds of distractions which means that they rarely are a problem.
Moreover, 90% of the time these
things never even happen because I plan ahead and guide you in what will
work and what may not. It's up to you whether or not you want to take
the chance. Ask me what ideas I have for working the odds in your
What age groups do you perform
Mr Giggles speciality is entertaining a family audience. This means any
group of children with adults present as well.
Over the last 14 years performing for very different age groups, I have
learned how to carefully create different programs and performance styles
that are age appropriate to the audience.
What entertains a three year-old
would not necessarily entertain an eight year old. So while Mr Giggles regularly entertains children of ages three years through to ten and
above at family occasions when all ages are present, each show is
slightly different in order to maximise the fun for you and your guests.
child has seen you a number of times before is that a problem?
My vast range of props and wide
experience means that I can perform a number of unique shows so that even
if your child has seen me before I can still present a completely different
show. Indeed many of the children that I perform for have seen me before and this is why
I have a number of different characters and why I am constantly updating my shows.
How Far in
Advance do I have to Book a Party?
that popular entertainers are in constant demand and therefore to avoid
disappointment always book early, especially around festive times such as
Christmas and Halloween and at end of school terms. The month of May is also
very busy due to First Holy Communion Parties.
Do you require a deposit?
you schedule your performance I will hold the date for you to allow you
time to finalise your venue arrangements and to forward a deposit. Upon receipt of your deposit I send
a confirmation letter showing all the details we have agreed.
In the unlikely
event of a misunderstanding this gives us both ample time to rectify matters
well in advance of the party day. This is appreciated by parents,
schools and also by organisers of club parties who are answerable to a committee.
agreement is your assurance that I will arrive on the correct date and that I will arrive on
Why did you become "Disclosure Scotland"
I have performed in many schools, nurseries and children's organisations
without needing any personal Disclosure Approval I believed my applying to be vetted is an
additional safeguard which parents, teachers and leaders of organisations
can look to when choosing their children's entertainer.
not necessary I voluntarily
applied to undergo a police check on my character and reputation and my
certificate confirms that I am endorsed as suitable to work with children of
all ages and abilities as well as vulnerable adults. This gives you peace of mind when hiring me to
entertain your children and their friends.
How many children should we invite?
Most children's birthday parties have around 10-30 children depending
on the age of the child and the size of your venue. It is tempting to
invite a child's entire class to a party plus everyone they know and maybe
the whole street but please be careful, not all of the children will like
each other and there may be a well known
trouble maker who delights in being disruptive. Do you really want to risk
spoiling your child’s birthday celebrations? It’s best to stick with
friends and family members.
is the best age for children's parties?
While a lot of parents hold parties for babies and toddlers,
these kinds of parties are more for the family and siblings rather than for
the birthday child. The best age to start holding parties with guests of a
similar age is four. Children have usually started pre-school or play
group by this age and have the social skills to interact and be able to enjoy a party.
long should a birthday party last?
You will often hear other entertainers say that children have
a very short attention span whereas the truth is children really do want to
be entertained and have no inhibitions of walking away when bored.
Therefore it is important to realise that a party has to involve all of the
emotions that children experience and be visually appealing in order to
capture their imagination and attention.
One hour is plenty for four year olds and under who have yet
to develop social interactive skills. For older children, five
and above, two hours is the normal length of time with a short comfort break
in the middle. Only do longer under exceptional circumstances.
party games should I play?
Try and avoid having 'winners' and 'losers' as some children
take competition very seriously. Pass the Parcel is still a great
birthday party game as
it does not involve too much running around but arrange for everybody to win
a prize and not just the child at the end.
The birthday party games that Mr Giggles
plays avoid eliminating anyone so that
all of the children are kept involved all of the time. If eliminated,
children will loose interest and can become a little fractious.
Be imaginative and check out Mr
party games. Also check out "Kids
Party Cabin" for good practical
should I hold the birthday party?
Having performed everywhere from one bedroom flats to five
star hotels, Mr Giggles has many favourite
places for parties. Parents need to consider the ages of the
children, the number of guests attending, whether parents will be staying,
whether to have a theme party etc all of which will help determine the venue
and amount of space required.
A lot of fast food places offer special children's
deals where each child receives a hamburger, a drink and ice cream.
The novelty quickly wears off these parties and the children are soon
climbing the walls! Other venues with very reasonable
rates and have facilities for you to do your own catering include church
halls, community halls, sports and social clubs.
However do not overlook your home.
Simply push back the furniture in the lounge room and remove any precious
valuables which could be damaged!!. If you have a big garden
then set the children loose and let them play. At home, the
environment is more controlled and while there may be some cleaning up to
do, both adults and children seem to have a better time.
If hiring a
professional children's entertainer he/she will have lots of experience and
should be able to recommend where, in your area, would be ideal for your
What if I can't control the children?
One of the biggest fears of parents having a party is that
they won't be able to control the children. Here are Mr Giggles suggestions for maintaining control at children's parties.
Few children will misbehave if their mum or dad is present at
the party. Why not invite the parents as well?
Don't be afraid to discipline other people's children. If
you feel a guest needs some time by themselves then you should feel that you
can ask them to sit out until they calm down.
Avoiding overly sweet foods. Too much sugar and too much
fun is not a good combination.
Hire a professional children’s entertainer to take all the
stress away and sit back and enjoy the party.
is good food for parties?
While it is OK to serve some 'junk' foods at a children's
party (after all, it is only once a year) avoid too many sweet items or
creamy desserts because this can lead to upset tummies. Try and serve a
variety of food as a lot of children have fussy eating habits. Please also
remember that the children will be very excited and the food should be
simple and only serve a little please to avoid unnecessary waste.
forget the cake! While it’s great to go overboard with decorations and
theme cakes a lot of children hate marzipan and other decorating items.
Selecting a plain sponge cake or chocolate cake should keep everyone
happy. A small piece of cake, wrapped up in a goody bag is a good idea.
I know that Mr Giggles wife always asks “Did you bring
me back a piece of
for Making party food fun can be found at
about party poppers and other party noise makers?
If there is one piece of advice that will help you have a
happy party it is this:- No Noise Makers and No Party Poppers.
Noise makers will give you a headache within minutes and children rarely
heed the party popper warning of point away from face. Children have been
injured by an eye full of streamers on more than one occasion so play safe
no noise makers please for your own sanity.
should i put in a party bag?
It is customary to give each child a
birthday party bag to take
home. You can buy small bags from the supermarket for next to nothing and
fill it with a few sweets and maybe a small inexpensive toy like a whistle,
matchbox car or water pistol. Don’t forget a piece of birthday cake.
Save these until last so that all of the guests have something to go home
Mr Giggles can
provide you with a "Magic Fun Sheet" for you to put in each child's party
bag and give each child a Mr Giggles colouring in picture.
What else should I ask
understand that busy parents do not organise parties every day and because I
organise many hundreds of parties every year I can say with confidence
that I know a thing or two about what makes a children's party swing. I also understand children's humour and know what's in and what is out!
Incidentall the in-word at the moment is "awesome" so now you
I want what you
want - your child's party to be special; not only for the birthday
child but all your guests as well. With today's children attending
parties almost every week it is difficult for parents to come up with fresh
This is where I can help.
free to discuss any ideas you may have and don't be afraid to ask my advice.
I might not always agree with your idea but I will explain to you
why it is not practical if that situation arises but
most times I can accommodate parents ideas. After all this is what I
am famous for.
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