(And 1 Easy Way to Make them Awesome Again!)
Ok… I’m channeling my inner Grinch here…
‘Cause you know what? Deep down we all know he was right!
Not with the whole breaking and entering, theft, and destruction of personal property thing… But you know…
So go make yourself a Who-Hash sandwich… We’re gonna hit the top three reasons Christmas parties should be hauled to the top of Mount Crumpit!
In 2008 nearly 100% of our business was with corporate clients. Our entire business was focused around that, and things were great!
Then the Great Recession hit.
When companies are laying off employees, the last thing they’re interested in is hiring entertainment.
Until that point I had never worked too much with kids.
Oh man… I NEED this.
I’ve been waiting my whole life for this!
In my hands I’m holding a blonde afro wig. This thing has an “awesome” factor so intense that it’s creating a reality distortion field around it!
Oh, did I mention I’m standing in the middle of our local Halloween store that opens up around this time every year? Yeah… I love that place a little tooooo much…
Yeah. I’m not going to admit how much I spent on pointless costume pieces last year, but it tops four digits.
It’s bad. I need an intervention.
That reminds me though…
A lot of people ask us why we still do kids parties. Our business has expanded into new territories and the profit margins are razor thin. Aren’t there better ways for us to be spending our time?
Partly, it’s because we like keeping our chops sharp. If you can keep a crowd of 50 kids engaged while they’re veins are pumping with birthday cake, Sweet Tarts and Red Bull, you can handle anything.
Beyond that we care about kids and the entertainment they’re getting. One of the goals of our company from day one has been to always set the bar higher. We want the rest of the industry scrambling to keep up with us.
Many parents looking for kids party entertainers just want the cheapest quote. That’s a mistake. This isn’t like buying deodorant at Wal-Mart. All things are not equal.
Here are the top three industry secrets you probably should know.
If you’ve been watching our Facebook you’ve probably already seen this, but the new video trailer for our upscale family show launched this weekend! This is a result of the video shoot we did about a week ago.
It’s only two minutes long, but I’m super stoked about how it came out! Go pop some popcorn, hit play, and enjoy! It’s super high energy, just like our show!
One of the most gratifying things about what we do is hearing back from satisfied customers!
To be completely transparent for a second… Running a business is a lot more difficult than most people think. If I could spend all of my time performing, that would be great! That’s not the way things work though.
Getting packages like this in the mail really brightens my day. It really means the world to me, and that’s why I’m sharing it with you!
Recently we met a young man who is very excited about magic. He’s anxious to learn more about the art! As I talked with him I was impressed at how much he had been able to learn independently.
After a few minutes I turned to his mother and said “Wow! It’s so nice that your son has taken such an interest in magic!”
She looked at me and said “For you maybe!”
Apparently she was less than thrilled with her son’s interest in the art of magic. It was a source of embarrassment to her. She wanted nothing more than for her son to “grow up” and “give up” his interest…
Take a good long look at that picture. That’s a cake. No, I’m not kidding you. That’s flipping edible!!!
Recently we we’re honored to perform at a birthday party where this cake was presented. The audience was absolutely amazing and everyone had a blast!
A while back we were honored to perform at Horizon Activities Center. They were an incredible group to perform for. The kids were a lot of fun and everyone had a blast.
Afterward the program director came up to us and said: “You guys were really good! As one of our staff members said, you won us over in the first five minutes!”
A few days ago we got a package in the mail. It was from Horizon. Inside was a really nice letter, some cards from the kids, and pictures from the show! This is one of the coolest things that’s ever happened to us.