Is this party suitable for boys and girls?
Yes it definitely is. The boys love getting coloured hairspray, gelled spiky hair and wait for it…. blue or black nails. Boys even ask for their football colours to be painted on their nails.
Do the children get to choose their own Pamper Party Treats?
Yes, each child gets to choose two treats and if they have time they will get more. These are things such as nail polish, coloured hair spray, small cheek designs, tattoos, etc.
How many entertainers do I get?
Two entertainers, even though they both work as a team one will mainly be conducting the disco while the other will be performing the pamper treats on the children.
How big does the room need to be?
We don’t need a massive space. Depending on the number of children, usually a lounge room or single to double car garage size is big enough. Contrary to what you may think, really big halls don’t seem to work as well.
Can I have my party outdoors?
Always have a wet weather plan if your event is outdoors. We also find that outdoor parties don’t seem to work as well as indoor parties. Reason being is that 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 bit 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 need to wear hats, sunscreen and have regular drink breaks.
How many children should I invite?
We suggest up to 25 children is the ideal number to create the disco party atmosphere. However we can do parties with more or less. Please note that there will be a surcharge for more than 25 children. Ask us for details.
What time will the entertainer’s arrive?
Your entertainer will arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled party start time. This gives them adequate time to meet yourself and the birthday child, and also set up the equipment to be ready to go on time. This also gives you an opportunity to ask questions, give any song requests or discuss any special requirements if necessary. Your pamper entertainer will arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time.
When do the children have a food break?
We always give the children a 15 minute food break in the middle of a 2hr or 1.5hr disco. If the children have eaten beforehand or will eat after, we still need to give them a drink break and the entertainer will use this time to put special tattoos on the children.
When do we do the birthday cake?
We sing Happy Birthday and cut the birthday cake 10 minutes before the end of the party. Then we take the children back to the dance floor for one final song, so you can cut the cake without all the children around you!
Do I need to provide anything?
We will need two tables and a power point to plug the equipment in.
Do I need to do anything during the party?
The only thing you will need to do is ensure the food is ready for the break. The entertainer will arrange the children around the table, assist on serving the food and help with drinks.
Are the entertainers ‘screened’?
Yes, all the staff and entertainers of Bop till you Drop have been approved with the ‘Working with Children Check’.
Do I need to provide a parking spot for the entertainer?
Yes. Your entertainer will need an allocated parking spot as close to your house/venue as possible. There is a lot of heavy equipment to unload (and reload) 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, please ensure you give the office clear directions on exactly where your house/venue is located. It is also a great idea to stick a balloon on your front gate.
What if someone hurts themselves, are you insured?
Bop till you Drop has $20 million dollars Public Liability Insurance. We are happy to provide you with our Certificate of Currency should you require it for hall bookings, this way you will not have to pay extra for insurance.
What decorations do I need?
We provide two fantastic disco lights; these are really effective in creating a spectacular disco atmosphere. If you want any other form of decoration feel free, however please 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, especially in the beginning of a party.