Once you've put the time and effort into organizing your child's dream birthday party, the last thing that needs to occur is a no-show entertainer. Lines of communication get crossed, emergencies happen and people simply drop the ball sometimes. In the case of a birthday party entertainer, those aren't acceptable scenarios.
Confirm everything ahead of time. Double check the date, time and location, and if you sign a contract, be sure that all pertinent information is included in the document. As an extra measure, call a few days ahead to ensure that your event is on the calendar. Verifying the length of the performance, the goodies that come with the act and any extra charges is also wise.
Knowing exactly what to expect beforehand will alleviate stress on the day of the party and allow you to enjoy the festivities with the birthday boy or girl.