FAQ’s

Get answers to the most frequently asked questions by our clients below:

• How long in advance should I book my Event?

Blue Balloon would like to ensure our entertainment for your next event! We highly recommend booking at least 4 – 6 weeks in advance to guarantee time, date and character or Princess are available for your upcoming event.

• How do I book a party or concession rental?

Booking a party, event or scheduling a concession rental with Blue Balloon Inc. is easy!

When you are ready call or email us. One of our professional event planners will be happy to help walk you through your entertainment selections, organize your events details or plan your rental.

Once you know which party package, event entertainer, or rental item your’e looking to book – the hard part is over! Now all you need to do is share your selections with us- along with event details like the day, time and location of your party!
With that, one of our event planners will draw up a contract and send it your way for review. Attached to the contract will be a credit card form. Please note: Blue Balloon requires a general deposit*.

Once we have received your signed contract, credit card forms and have processed your deposit payment we will send an email to confirm your party! Date, time, location and entertainment delivered! It’s fast and easy!

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• Can I extend the time of my event on the day of the event/party?

Unfortunately, no. We cannot offer same day party extensions.  Same day party extension requests are made frequently. However, prior event scheduling almost always prevents the possibility. We stay when we can but ask that you please take an extra minute when booking and consider your attendees, little ones may take more time to focus, older children may make additional demands on our team… each can slow our time lines. Extra time to party is never a bad thing!

• Who are our entertainers?

Our Entertainers are primarily young ladies ranging from 18 – 30 years of age. All of our entertainers are professional, kind and experienced. No first timers here, Blue Balloon only hires candidates with prior child care experience and references. Our performers are: students, teachers, nannies and a few are even mothers themselves. Rest assured your children will be safe and sound with our team.

All of our entertainers are trained by us! Blue Balloon trains our staff in: modern face painting, magic, balloon animal twisting, the proper use and safe operation of all of our concession machines such as our Cotton Candy and/or Bubble Machine etc.

• Are your clowns scary? Do they wear full face paint?

Blue Balloons entertainers are not scary! We test for that! And do all we can to keep our clowns looking: fun, cute, and endearing to all audiences.  Our entertainers wear minimal face paint on their cheeks, and keep it fun by drawing shapes like hearts, stars or circles.  Children and parents will be able to see their entertainers face clearly at all times. Full white classic clown face painting is not worn or permitted to be worn by our entertainers.

• What age group do you target?

Blue Balloon can bring a smile and entertain any age group! However, our packages are designed entertain and delight children from the ages 1 – 10.

• Can you customize a package?

Yes, we commonly customize our packages. You can take out certain activities to extend others or swap activities from other packages. We love customizing parties and the best part is there is no cost penalty to do so if each party elements or activity is of equal time and value.

• Can you substitute a clown for a character?

Unfortunately, no. You cannot substitute a character appearance for a clown, for the following reasons: First, activities like face painting, balloon twisting and magic shows cannot be performed by a performer in character. Character costumes are generally heavy and hot– limiting mobility. Also mascots are generally worn for 15 – 20 minutes at a time! Long enough for pictures and songs but not a whole lot more.

• Why do you not use caged animals? Can I request one?

Blue Balloon does not use caged animals in any of their regular shows or events. We do not believe in making animals do anything they do not want to do!

Blue Balloon is happy to make available a leashed Bunny Rabbit who loves to meet new people (she is super social!) and we will gladly bring her out to your event for an added fee.

• What kind of candy do you use? It is Kosher?

Blue Balloon buys candy every week! We buy high quality candy from trusted distributors. Kosher candy is available upon request- please specify if Kosher candy is required at the time of first booking.

• How long is each activity/event?

Each activity takes a different amount of time. The magic show can take anywhere from 15 – 20 minutes, our bubble show runs 5 – 10 minutes, most character appearances last about 20 minutes with time to take the children’s pictures while they sing/dance and play games. Cotton Candy for everyone? Takes about 10 minutes.  But every party is different.

When we put your party together we can help you estimate how much time you will need to fit everything you want to get done! Age and number of your  attendees commonly play a role in duration.

• What musical games do we play?

Generally,  our entertainers play at least one of the following three games: Simon Says, Hot Potato or Musical Chairs. If there is a specific game or activity you would like the entertainers to play in place of the original games, we will be glad to approve requests based on time allowance.

• How long will it take my entertainers to set-up and begin?

On average set-up takes no longer than 5 minutes! We have everything pre-set and ready to go for your event!

• How much space do the entertainers need?

Blue Balloon would like to ensure our entertainment for your next event! We highly recommend booking at least 4 – 6 weeks in advance to guarantee time, date and character or Princess are available for your upcoming event.

• Do I need to provide my entertainers with any materials?

Yes, please provide your entertainers with a small/medium size table and 4 chairs for the face-painting activity and a source of electricity. Please ensure that your source of electricity is suitable for a three-prong cord.

• Are we Insured?

Yes, we are fully insured.

• When is the remaining balance due?

Remaining balance is due to entertainers upon their arrival. You are welcome to pay this in cash, check, or credit card.

• Blue Balloon serves the following areas:

QUEENS:

Aurburndale, Bay Terrance, Bayside, Beechhurst, Bellerose, College Point, Douglaston, Flushing, Chinatown, Murray Hill, Floral Park, Fresh Meadows , Fresh Pond, Glen Oaks, Hillcrest, Kew Gardens, Linden Hill, Little Neck, Mailba, Oakland Gardens, Pomomok, Utopia, Whitestone, Willets Point, Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park, Woodhaven, Bellaire, Briarwood, Cambria Heights, Hollis Hills, Hollis, Holliswood, Jamaica, Jamaica Estates, Laurelton, Meadowmere, Queens Village, Rosedale, Saint Albans, Springfield Gardens, Warnerville, Arverne, Bayswater, Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Chanel, Edgemere, Far Rockaway, Hammels, Neponsit, Rockaway Beach,  Rockaway Park, Roxbury, Seaside, Astoria, Ditmars, Corona, East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Glendale, Hunters Point, Jackson Heights, Long Island City, Maspeth, Middle Village, Rego Park, Ridgewood, Sunnyside, Woodside.

 

BROOKLYN:

Brooklyn Heights, Cadman Plaza, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Atura, Dumbo, Fort Greene, Fulton Ferry, Prospect Heights, Rambo, Vinegar Hill, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Greenwood Heights, Park Slope. Red Hook, South Park Slope, Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace, Bushwich, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Bedford, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Beverly Square East, Beverly Square West, Crown Heights, Ditmas Park, East Flatbush, Farragut, Kensington, Ocean Hill, Ocean Parkway, Pigtown, Stuyveesant Heights, Weeksville, Winsgate, Bath Beach, Chinatown, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach,  Gravesend, Homecrest, Madisop, Manhattan Beach, Mapleton, Gravesend, Homecrest, Madison, Manhattan Beach, Mapleton, Midwood, Plum Beach, Sea Gate, Sheepshead Bay, White Sands, Brownsville, Canarsie, City Line, Cypress Hills, East New York, Highland Park, New Lots, Starrett City, Barren Island, Bergen Beach, Flatlands, Georgetown, Marine Park, Mill Basin

 

STATEN ISLAND:

Arrochar, Annadale, Arden Heights, Bay Terrace, Bloomfield, Brighton Heights, Bulls Heads, Castleton, Castleton Corners, Charleston, Chelsea, Clifton, Concord, Dongan Hills, Egbertville, Emerson Hill, Elm Park, Eltingville, Fort Wadsworth, Graniteville, Grant City, Grasmere, Great Kills, Greenridge, Grymes Hill, Hamilton Park, Heartland Park, Huguenot, Lighthouse Hill, Livingston, Manor Heights, Mariners Harbor, Meirs Corners, Midland Beach, New Brighton, New Dorp, New Springville, Oakwood, Ocean Breeze, Old Place, Old Town, Pleasant Plains, Port Richmond, Prince’s Bay, Randall Manor, Richmond Valley, Richmondtown, Rosebank, Rossville, Sandy Ground, Shore Acres, Silver Lake, South Beach, St. George, Stapleton,  Stapleton Heights, Sunnyside, Todt Hill, Tompkinsville, Tottenville, Tottenville Beach, Travis, Ward Hill, Westerleigh, West New Brighton, Willowbrook, Woodrow

 

THE BRONX:

Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Marble Hill, Woodlawn, Norwood, Bedford Park, Fordham, Belmont, University Heights, Mott Haven, Melrose, Morrisania, Crotona Park, Morris Heights, Mount Eden, Tremont, East Tremont, Mount Hope, Concourse, The Hub, Wakefield, Williamsbridge, Edenwald, Eastchester, Baychester, Co-op city, Bronxdale, Pelham Parkway, Pelham Gardens, City Island, Belden Point, Morris Park, Van Nest, Westchester Heights, Castle Hill, Parkchester, Pelham Bay, Country Club, Hunter Island, Spencer Estates, Throgs Neck, Ferry Point Park, Schuylerville, Edgewater Park, Locust Point, Silver Beach, West Farms, Harding Park, Soundview, Clason Point, Bronx River, Bruckner

 

WESTCHESTER: (Tolls/Travel charges may apply to certain areas)

Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Rye, White Plains, Yonkers

Bedford, Cortlandt, Eastchester, Greenburgh, Harrison, Lewisboro, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Mount Plleasant, New Castle, North Castle, North Salem, Ossining, Pelham, Pound Ridge, Rye, Scarsdale, Somers, Yorktown

Ardsley, Briarcliff Manor, Bronxville, Buchanan, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Harrison, Hastings , Irvington, Larchmount, Mamoroneck, Mount Kisco, Ossining, Pelham, Pelham Manor, Pleasantville, Port Chester, Rye Brook, Scarsdale, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Tuckahoe

Armonk, Bedford, Bedford Hills, Chappaqua, Crugers, Eastchester, Fairview, Golden’s Bridge, Greenville, Hartsdale, Hawthorne, Hertiage Hills, Jefferson Valley-Yorktown, Katonah, Lake Mohegan, Lincolndale, Montrose, Peach Laket, Scotts Corners, Shenorock, Shrub Oak, Thornwood, Valhalla, Verplanck,

Banksville, Bedford Corners, Cortlandt Manor, Granite Springs, Millwood, Pocantico Hills, Purchse, South Salem, Sparta,

 

NEW YORK CITY:

Battery Park, Chelsea, Chinatown, Little Italy, Downtown, East Harlem, East Village, Financial District, Flatiron, Gramercy, Greenwich Village, Harlem/Morningside, Inwood, Washington Heights, Lower East Side, Midtown, Midtown East, Midtown West, Murray Hill, Nolita/Bowery, Soho, Tribeca, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, West Village

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