The entertainer will need an allocated parking spot as close to your house/venue as possible. There is a lot of heavy equipment to carry and we want the disco to run as smoothly as possible and on time. Please note you will need to pay for parking should free parking not be available. Also don’t forget to give the entertainer clear directions on exactly where your house/venue is located. It is also a great idea to stick a balloon on your front gate.
Breaks, food and cake
Keep food out of the disco room or at least out of sight. There is nothing worse than children tucking into party food rather than joining in the disco. Please bring out the food in the allocated break time half way through the disco. This is when the entertainer will put the cool tattoos on the children. The cake is best left for 10 minutes just before the end of the party. The entertainer will do a final song with the children while you are cutting the cake up.
Space for the disco
We don’t need a massive space; normally a lounge room or single car garage size is big enough. Contrary to what you might think, really big halls don’t seem to work as well.
Always have a wet weather plan if your event is outdoors. We find that outdoor parties don’t seem to work as well as indoor parties. Swing sets and trampolines cause distraction, therefore it is best to limit activity on these items during the party or make the area ‘out-of-bounds’. We do however recommend the food break be outside. This is when things can get a big messy, therefore outdoors is ideal. If you really want to have your event outdoors we do have some regulations to comply with for our Public Liability Insurance. We cannot set up on grass as all electrical cords must be taped down and both the equipment and children must be undercover. If your event is during the day, all the children will need hats, sunscreen and regular drink breaks
Bop till you Drop has $20 million dollars Public Liability Insurance. If you are hiring a hall and they ask you for insurance, please let us know and we will send them a ‘certificate of currency’. This way you will not have to pay extra for insurance.
Decorations and chairs
Avoid free floating balloons, they are a big distraction. If you really love balloons and streamers, it is best to stick them to the wall. Also avoid chairs in the disco space, the children will be dancing and can sometimes feel self-conscience if adults are sitting and watching.
Try not to have any other entertainment at the same time as the disco. Children love the disco and will benefit from all the structured activities if you give them one thing to do at a time. Therefore if you really want face painters or jumping castles schedule to have them before or after the disco.
Ideal number of children
For the best disco atmosphere we recommend 20 – 25 children.
What if I have specific instructions for the entertainer?
The entertainer will arrive 30 minutes prior to the party. This is the best time to give them specific instructions such as song requests or favourite games.
What does the entertainer need?
A table and a power point, preferably inside or undercover on hard ground.
Are the entertainers ‘screened’?
Yes all the staff and entertainers of Bop till you Drop have been approved by the ‘Working with Children Check’.