Children love to be entertained at parties and events. If there isn't a form of entertainment at a party or event that they're attending, it really frustrates them and makes them lose interest in being there at all. This can lead to either the children all being extremely bored and the energy of the party completely flops, or it leads to the children getting far too hyper and being completely out-of-control. Neither of these outcomes are preferable options, so, as party planners, we need to find a form of party entertainment that is entertaining, adaptable, and inclusive for everybody.
A great form of party entertainment that includes all of these criteria is hiring a professional clown to entertain at your party or event. Professional clowns are gifted and well-trained performers that have been a staple in American parties for well over a century. They are so beloved and well-utilized because they are so versatile in their abilities--not only in their performances themselves, in which they can do all sorts of things from magic tricks, to balloon animals, to face painting, to their classic slapstick comedy that entertains all, but they can also perform in any kind of group or environment and have no problem.
While they are primarily utilized for childrens' birthday parties, this doesn't mean that they can't be used for any group of people or party type. A good professional clown can adapt their act accordingly no matter what kind of group they're performing in front of--this includes groups of varying sizes. For example, if the party is a large party like a family reunion or even a corporate banquet, then the clown can roam around to the party where everyone is separated into groups or tables and perform individual performers for each group and give more personal and adapted performances for these more focused groups. However, you can also hire clowns to perform in front of smaller crowds, where they perform in front of the entire party on a stage or something, and perform all sorts of different acts that are focused on that group in particular.
If you decide that you would like to hire a professional clown to entertain at your party or event, then begin by asking around to friends and families who have hired a clown in the past and get a list started. Then follow up by checking the internet for clown services and entertainment companies. Check for online reviews and video examples of their past work. Once you have found a clown that fits your style, give them a call and request their availability and rates. Seal the deal by meeting them in person and signing a contract so everyone is clear on the terms and what is desired for the event.
Clowns are an excellent form of entertainment that everyone can enjoy if the act is planned out accordingly. This is why its important to be as communicative as possible with the clown so they can perform at their peak levels.