Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance should I book my party?
How many children should be at my party?
What if there is more than one birthday girl?
Can I book more than one princess?
When during my party should the princess arrive?
Can I book additional time?
How much space is required?
How can I make the party extra magical?
How do I pay the Princess?
Do boys participate?
Should I sing Happy Birthday with the cake?
Can I have my party outdoors?
What makes your company different from all of the other princess companies out there?My Perfect Princess Party specializes in character performances. Our princesses are carefully chosen based on resemblance to the real princesses, acting experience, their beautiful singing voices and knowledge of the princesses they will be portraying. When one of our princesses is at your party there will be no doubt in anyone's mind that she is the real one arrived straight from her fairytale castle. We take great pride in our image and we do not purchase costumes that are sold as Halloween costumes for adults. All of our dresses are custom made and our wigs are custom styled. Even jewelry and shoes worn by all performers are chosen specifically for each character. Our performers will look perfect from head to toe when they arrive at your party. Lastly, in addition to being singers and actresses, our princesses are also very experienced with children. Many of our performers are working towards a career in education. Our number one goal is always to make you and your child believe that there was a real fairytale princess at your party. We want to create magical memories that will last a lifetime.
How far in advance should I book my party?In order to secure your desired time, date, and character please book your party as far in advance as possible. Generally our clients book 3-6 weeks in advance in order to secure an afternoon time slot on a Saturday or Sunday. Some characters are harder to book at the last minute than others.
This being said, we can often accomodate last minute bookings if you are flexible with your time or character!
How many children should be at my party?Unlike many companies, our prices do not change based on the number of guests. We do not limit the number of children at our Fairytale Princess Party. However, the ideal number is 8-15 children. We can do our program for up to 20 children and with more than 20 children we may drop some elements or suggest that you book some additional time if you would like all elements of the party included. For your child's maximum enjoyment and to make her birthday memorable and special it is advisable to try to keep the number of children to 15 or less.
Please note: Some of our extra magic add-ons are only available to certain sized parties or their prices may change based on number of children.
Only one child at a party?Yes, we do have parties with only the birthday girl and they can be very special and magical. The birthday girl gets to spend the whole hour with the Princess singing, storytime, colouring, make-up and a lot of "princess talk". The performers always enjoy these special parties.
What if there is more than one birthday girl?We do accommodate more than one birthday child. Both children will be crowned at the coronation ceremony at no additional charge. If the second child is a boy and is also celebrating that day we will work with you to ensure that his day is just as special and magical as that of your little princess.
Can I book more than one princess?Of course you can book more than one character! Booking two characters can be very magical if you are having a party with two birthday girls who cannot decide on one character or if you have a large party of over 20 children. Each additional character is $30.00 off - that's up to 20% in savings! This second character can entertain at the same time as the first, after your first character leaves or their time with your special princess can overlap. We will work with you to make your party a magical event!
When during my party should the princess arrive?We recommend a party where the children arrive at least a 1/2 hour before the Princess. The Princess arrives and completely entertains the children for one hour; Mom has to do nothing during this time. When the Princess leaves the cake can be served and the presents taken care of, then it is time to hand out loot bags and thank everyone for coming!
Can I book additional time?We do get requests for additional time and that can be arranged. However, we do not recommend extra time for children's parties unless you have a very large group. We find that our parties are just the right length to keep young children involved and happy without overwhelming them with activities.
How much space is required?We can do the party in an apartment, a large hall, restaurant, the park, indoor playground or your home. If you give the Princess a lot of room she will spread out and use it if you have a small area she will get cozy and use that area. We only require that the Princess has a chair close to an outlet where she can plug in her music. We try to create a party atmosphere with the music and we have carefully chosen songs to correspond to each activity. If the Princess has to cross the room to change the song it interferes with the flow of the party.
How can I make the party extra magical?For the maximum impact it is best to have the children sitting in a semi circle in the room where the Princess will perform so she can make a grand entrance! If the children meet her at the door and she is changing out of her coat and boots and bringing in her party supplies it takes away from the impact of her entrance.
Once the Princess is ready to leave and has said her goodbyes it is best to leave the children to their cake or to have them stay in the party room so they do not see her drive off in a car instead of a carriage.
How do I pay the Princess?Payment is required at the end of the engagement; we do not take a deposit. It is best if payment is given in an envelope so that the children do not see you giving cash to the Princess.
Do boys participate?Boys are welcome at our parties. We find boys under 6 usually enjoy the party as much as the girls. Older boys sometime need to be encouraged to participate. We do have superhero or pirate tattoos for them during the make-up and superhero or pirate colouring sheets during autographs, as well there are prizes geared towards boys in the treasure box.
Should I sing Happy Birthday with the cake?If you wish to sing Happy Birthday with the cake then let the Princess know either when she arrives or at the halfway point so she can adjust her program. If you plan to have her sing with the cake you would cue her the last 5 minutes of the party. She will happily help you seat the children at the table and pose for photos.
Can I have my party outdoors?The only character who does not do outdoor parties is the Snow Queen. For other characters, outdoor parties are possible, however we have found that indoor parties are more enjoyable for the children. The Princess requires a shaded area for her and the children that is safe for them to play in. She must also have access to her music, so an extension cord must usually be provided. Generally, our parties work better indoors where the children can hear the music better.