Crafts and games can be fun additions to kids' birthday parties, but sometimes, you want to give your son or daughter something extra special to celebrate the day. Birthday party entertainers, including magicians, cartoon mascots and clowns, can create truly memorable events and ensure that guests have a fantastic time.
Of course, you can't simply hire the first person you find in the phonebook.
Selecting an appropriate birthday party entertainer takes some legwork on your end. Otherwise, you could end up with a party disaster on your hands -- and on your dime. Before you sign any contracts or cut any checks, bear in mind the following five tips for hiring birthday entertainers.