The children are very young, under 4 years. Are they going to be able to stay focused?
Yes of course, our entertainers are extremely experienced in knowing how to keep little minds captivated. From years of experience we have mastered a variety of games and activities that the little ones love, which your Entertainer will rotate at a rate to keep them focused and energised throughout the whole disco party. Also, your entertainer will use suitable dynamics and tailor the disco to best suit the children at the party.
Is this party suitable for boys and girls?
Yes, the songs and games we play are not gender specific at all. We always tailor the party to suit the age, gender and musical interests of the children attending your party. Therefore, if there are a lot of boys we will alter the style of the party to suit, same applies if there are all girls, mixed ages, etc.
What if I have a mixed age group for the mini bopper disco?
Not to worry, we can always tailor the party to suit the age group of the kids attending. The Entertainer will play songs and games for the older children but will also make sure the birthday person is the star of the show.
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?
We do prefer indoor parties, that way the disco lights have a better affect. We also find that outdoor parties don’t seem to work as well as indoor parties. Reason being is that swing sets and trampolines can cause a 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. But always have a wet weather plan if your event is outdoors.
How many children should I invite?
We suggest 15 – 30 children is the ideal number to create the disco party atmosphere. However we can do parties with less or more, we will always cater the disco to make sure all the children are engaged and having fun.
What time will the entertainer arrive?
Your entertainer will arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled party start time (this is with an allocated car spot or parking within 20 meters from the venue). 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.
When do the children have a food break?
We don’t stop for a break with our hour discos but we do make time to sing Happy Birthday around the cake towards the end. However, on the day if the Entertainer feels the kids need a break, we’ll stop the disco half way through for a quick drink break. If you booked either a 1.5hr or 2hr disco duration, we always give the children a 15 minute food break in the middle.
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! When the disco wraps up, the kids can eat the cake.
Do I need to provide anything for the entertainer?
The Entertainer will need an allocated car spot. For the disco set up, all the entertainer will need is a small table near a power point to plug in their equipment.
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-conscious if adults are sitting and watching, especially in the beginning of a party.
Will the children participate in the disco the whole time? Should I hire a face painter or jumping castle as well?
You really don’t need any other entertainment taking place at the same time as the disco. Children love the disco, and will benefit from all the structured activities alone. Should you really want face painters or jumping castles, its best to schedule them before or after the disco.