Frequently asked questions
can i expect from Merriweather's standard Balloonzoo party
one hour variety show for twenty children. The show includes juggling,
magic, chinese yo-yo, animal quackers, balloon comedy, mime, fifty
different balloon animals, spotlight time for the birthday child,a
special giant balloon sculpture for the birthday child and a balloon
animal for every child
much does it cost?
on Saturday except
the peak time matinee
2-4 pm which is R780
on Fridays and Sundays
R480 from Monday to Thursday
long does the show last ?
the clown performs for one hour. This consists of about 40 minutes
of performance and twenty minutes to make balloon animals for all
long in advance should i book ?
difficult to say. You might phone me to do a party for the very
next day, and if i am available you are in luck. sometimes i am
booked up completely for months in advance. However as an incentive
to book me in advance, i offer a ten percent discount on all weekend
shows that are booked more than a month in advance.
do i make a booking ?
to browse site on the homepage, and click on How to make a booking
for easy info, or just phone me @0844228238
info will you need from me when i call ?
Name and age of Birthday Child
Your name cell no and a landline contact number
Location of Party
Day Date and Starting Time
No of children
much space do you need to perform ?
performed for fifteen years, i am used to every situation and can
perform in almost any circumstance. The years have made me flexible.
Performing on a patio with a little fresh air and sunlight is usually
a safe bet.
many children should i invite ?
standard booking accomodates up to twenty children. If you decide
to invite less than twenty kids it does not mean you pay less than
the full price. If you wish to invite more than twenty, you will
pay R10 per additional child.
age groups do you entertain ?
entertain children of all ages but 4-8 is my favourite age group.
old should my child be to appreciate the party?
will be enjoyed more by children of at least three and up.
of the kids we invited to our party may be frightened of you.How
will you make it easier for them?
small kids are more afraid of the clowns face-paint and the bright
colours than they are of clowns per se. One way around this is to
appear with minimal make-up or to paint my face as part of the show.
I have had years of experience in allaying the fears of coulrophobic
children. If there are very small kids at your party, it is important
that you invite a mixed age group of kids. The five and six years
old will quickly laugh and relax, and this will help to give the
message to the smaller children, that they are safe and that its
okay to relax and have fun.
can i help (thats you) to make my party run as smoothly as
a good idea not to give the children much in the way of cooldrinks
or sweets before the show. as this will make them hyperactive. Its
better to give them something soft and filling like a hot dog, so
they are not hungry, but can relax to enjoy the show.
easily lose concentration, once lost its not easy to regain their
focus, So please
do not bring out any trays of refreshments during the show, or do
anything that will cause a distraction. I need the performance to
run smoothly for your sake, so i can offer you the best show possible.
I want to give as much of the material i have promised, and any
distractions or interuptions will cost me time, and I may have other
parties to get to when i am finished with yours
brief the children beforehand to remain seated throughout the performance.,
unless they are invited up as a volunteer .
make sure the children are all seated facing one direction.
brief all adults attending the party : they are welcome to watch
the show. However its a kids party and kids come first. So any adults
wishing to socialise and chew the rhubarb must leave the performance
area and chat elsewhere
make sure all distractions are removed and that jumping castles
are deflated during the performance.