Clowns are a very traditional addition to any child’s birthday party. They bring a joyous, amusing, and contagious positive vibe to your special event. Clowns are very talented and many of them offer multiple sources of entertainment. Some clowns juggle, do magic tricks, face paint, do crazy stunts, walk on stilts, and some even do balloon twisting. Clowns provide a wonderful atmosphere for young minds to get creative and think outside the box. Seriously, when it comes to clowning around, clowns are serious about their passion for making children smile. Traditionally there are three types of clowns, Whiteface, Auguste, and Character. There is no need to study the types of clowns and choose which type you prefer, Normally children’s clowns don’t sell themselves on the type of clown they are, they simply dress and act the part.
Being familiar with the types of clowns puts you ahead of the game and sharpens your knowledge on a subject you probably know very little about. Whiteface clowns cover their face in a white greasepaint, sometimes wear a skull cap to appear bald. Whiteface clowns wear glitzy costumes. The Auguste clown wears white greasepaint around the mouth and eyes. Auguste clowns generally wear an imitation nose, colorful wigs, and very colorful costumes. Finally, Trap clowns were inspired by 19th century homeless people. Trap clowns appear to have tattered or patched clothing, they do use white greasepaint around the mouth and they may use white greasepaint around the eyes. Now that you’re an expert on clowns you can start your search. Start by searching the world wide web for clowns in Jacksonville. Make sure to read the reviews on your potential clowns. You can find reviews on your potential hirees with the Better Business Bureau, Yelp, and facebook just to name a few.
You should start by making a list of clowns in the Jacksonville area. After compiling a list of potential clowns to hire, start making calls. You want to ask as many questions as possible, and remember there is no such thing as a stupid question. First you need to know how much you are willing to spend and see if anyone on your list matches your budget needs.. Secondly, find out if your date is available with the potential clowns. You will want to know how they got in the business and where they where did they training. You will want to find out what talents they offer. Find out their target audience. How many children do they normally perform for at once? Why did they get into the clowning business? How long they have been performing as a clown. How many years of experience do they have? How long does their performance normally last? How would they react in a situation where a child is fearful of clowns? You want an experienced clown who can offer you the most bang for your buck. In Jacksonville there is no shortage of clowns! There are so many different clowns to choose from, you are bound to find one that fits your needs, style, and budget.