The reason I went with Miss Sunshine- I bought a bright yellow dress and happened to find a big yellow Cat-in-the-Hat type hat at the Thrift Store. From there, Miss Sunshine Funshine began to take life and I started coming up with fun unique backstories for her to tell the kids, such as "I was made from a spark in the sun 456 years ago! If you look up in the sky sometimes you might see me flying around!
I get the party details and I call the customer to introduce myself and go over all the exciting details! I go over directions, the activities and all that fun stuff. This makes every customer happy and excited to hear from their entertainer and know who's showing up. Sometimes I even send a pic in my Sunshine outfit so they know what to expect!
Keep an eye on your stuff too- Little hands love to grab, and you've got a big supply bag of colorful goodies! "Now now, these are Miss Sunshine's! We say Please!" (Parents LOVE when you add in little parenting things like "eating veggies" and things like that- there's just something about hearing it from a clown that makes these "boring things" seem more fun!) Also, balloons WILL pop- especially during the hot summer! Make sure to tell the kids to take extra care of their balloons and to not let them touch the ground! When they do pop (sometimes while you're making them) make it fun because it startles most people- I just like to yell in a goofy voice "OH NOOOOOO! Looks like I used a little too much birthday magic!"
Thanks for taking the time to read "My Life as a Thirty-Something Clown" Have any questions or comments? Tweet at me @Kitsulie I'd love to hear from you!