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Tips For Planning a Witch Themed Halloween Party

If you’re as big of a fan of “Hocus Pocus” as we are, then you’ll definitely want to have a witch-themed Halloween party at some point in your life. And since the Sanderson sisters are no longer around to guide us, we’ll give you some help.

Here are some go-to-tips for planning the witchiest Halloween party in town!

  1. Spooky Decorations! The first thing your guests will notice when they arrive to your party will be the ambiance, so get creative and pull out all the stops when it comes to decorating your space! Every horror movie fan knows all witches center their homes around their most prized possession — the cauldron! Make sure to feature a big “cauldron” (any makeshift one, even a large soup pot will do!) front and center for all eyes to see. Fill the cauldron with any number of things — sweet treats, warm cider, or a hearty stew are all great options. Consider making some spider centerpieces to spread around the scene — simply put some cotton balls, a plastic spider, and light inside a glass jar to create the icky illusion. Disperse brooms around the house for flying — you never know when a guest might need to take off!
  2. Treats! It simply isn’t a party if there aren’t some yummy snacks, and your witch-themed extravaganza should be no exception. Trying to come up with unique ideas? Let us help you! Create a “witch’s finger” by dunking some pretzel rods into green icing and letting them cool. Then attach your favorite red candy (either Red Hots or Twizzler nibs are a great option) to the end of the rod to give the appearance of a fingernail! If you’d rather turn half of your dipper pretzels into witch’s brooms, simply attach a cookie to the bottom and you’re all set. A “cup of dirt” is always a yummy dessert option for a witch-themed party and you can put your favorite custards, cakes, and gummies (worms really help sell the theme) all in one jar! Top them off with a mini witch hat and your guests will be over the moon.
  3. Costumes! Nothing sells a party like hosts who have gone all out with their costume choices. If you’re going to throw a witch-themed party, you’ve got to dress the part! All black head-to-toe garb is essential, and it must be topped off by a big pointy witch hat. If you want to take it a step further, consider getting a fake nose (or even a prosthetic one for the truly dedicated) to attach to your face. Witches aren’t exactly known for their beauty, so go the extra mile and put a big ugly mole on your face to complete the look. Carry around a broom and practice reciting some spells — your guests will love it!
  4. Music! Music is essential to getting any party started and a witch-themed Halloween extravaganza calls for a lot of holiday tunes. Some must-haves include “I Put A Spell On You” (any version works, but Bette Midler’s is of course our go-to!), “Black Magic Woman”, and “Love Potion Number 9” are some of our favorites, but make a playlist that you know you and your guests will love!
  5. Movies! Even though you’ve got music playing, it’s still a great touch to have movies playing on your television screens for people to see. Some classics include “Hocus Pocus”, “The Witches”, “The Craft” and “The Witches of Eastwick”, just to name a few. Make sure you keep the volume off, though — you don’t want the sound to jumble with your music playlist! That would just be terrifying.

Other than that, have fun! The most important part is that you and your guests have a great time celebrating this haunted holiday. Happy Halloween!

Best Characters to Book for Your Halloween Party

Spooky characters are the perfect way to liven up a Halloween party, but kid-friendly ghouls and villains can be hard to find.  Don’t worry, because we have some great character suggestions for giving your guests a safe, familiar experience with just a touch of spookiness and mystery.  Take Draculaura from “Monster High”, a studious, optimistic vegan who consumes fruits and vegetables instead of blood.  Casper, officially known as “The Friendly Ghost” is another terrific choice.  Unlike the typical creepy, expressionless ghost, Casper has a sweet, angelic face and a pleasant personality to boot.  If your child is more into cartoon characters, Scooby Doo is the ideal choice for Halloween.  Although Scooby isn’t technically a Halloween character, the cartoons usually involve Scooby and the gang running away from monsters through abandoned buildings and haunted houses.  

As for booking one of these characters, we recommend contacting a professional company that specializes in kid’s parties.  These companies hire professional actors who have extensive experience working with children.  They pay special attention to details, like making sure that the costumes are child-appropriate.  In addition, they offer various packages for one or more characters, who will engage the children in fun activities like face painting and balloon twisting.  Along with fun activities, a Halloween party just wouldn’t be complete without tricks.  How about booking a magician, especially one with a fuzzy, live rabbit?  A magic show will help kids unwind after a series of energetic activities.  It also gives you a chance to clean up and do things like put out goody bags, or maybe just enjoy some appetizers in peace.

As you can see, there are numerous kid-friendly Halloween characters to choose from, but you will need to book them well in advance.  Most party companies require 3 to 4 weeks notice, especially for popular characters like Scooby Doo.  You may also want to ask about add-ons like cotton candy machines and bouncy castles depending on the amount of space you have.  We hope you found these tips helpful in your search for the perfect Halloween entertainment.  While booking a character does take some planning, a great party act is the best way to create a truly memorable Halloween party!

About Clowns.com

Clowns.com is an A+ Better Business Bureau rated Kids Entertainment & Party rental company. With over 15 years of experience, they are fully licensed and insured. They are the official vendor for New York Department of Education & Licensed with the Department of Consumer Affairs.

Clowns.com Proudly serves Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Westchester, Bergen, NJ, Fairfield, CT

Top 10 Songs for Your Kid’s Halloween Playlist

Whether you’re throwing a party, or just want to get in the mood for Halloween, there’s nothing like a playlist to get your blood pumping.  The challenge is finding kid-friendly tracks that are not too graphic or scary.  Fortunately, there are plenty of spooktacular songs out there that evoke the mystical wonder of Halloween without sounding sweet and sappy.  Below is a list of top 10 songs for your kid’s Halloween playlist that the whole family can enjoy.

  1. “Halloween” Theme Song by John Carpenter

Considered one of the most iconic film scores of all time, John Carpenter’s 1978 classic theme is a must have for any Halloween play list.  What starts out as a simple melody quickly builds into an ominous, spine-tingling symphony.

  1. “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr.

Ghosts may be scary, but there’s nothing to fear about this 1984 classic that’s part rock song, part commercial jingle.  No child can resist shouting “Ghostbusters!” when Parker croons, “Who you gonna call?”

  1. “Tubular Bells” by Mike Oldfield

You may know this as the opener from the 1973 horror classic, “The Exorcist”.  Its eerie conglomeration of keyboard and woodwind instruments is hauntingly beautiful without being too scary.

  1. “The Addams Family” Theme Song

They may be creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky, but this ghoulish, upbeat jingle is undeniably catchy.  Your child will have a blast singing along and finger snapping to its simple beat.

  1. “This is Halloween” by Danny Elfman

No Halloween playlist would be complete without the theme song from “The Nightmare Before Halloween”.  Elfman’s sinister and clever introduction to the town of Halloween is a musical treat for children of all ages.

  1. “I Wanna Scare Myself” from Boo to You, Winnie the Pooh

What child wouldn’t love a song about the scary delights of Halloween sung by the effervescent Tigger?  Your little goblin will be delighted by silly lyrics about “unspeakable spookables” and “awful unlookables”.

  1. “Scooby Doo, Where Are You?” by David Mook

The “Scooby Doo” theme song is an obvious choice for a kid’s Halloween playlist.  Its bubblegum pop sounds and simply lyrics are as timeless as Scooby, himself.

  1. “Beetlejuice” Theme Song by Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman does it again with a sinister, yet upbeat composition that appeals to both kids and adults.  This is a great mood setter for parties or group activities like scavenger hunts.

  1. “Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett

A celebration of classic horror films in all their scary and silly glory, “Monster Mash” is a Halloween playlist staple.  It’s been covered by many bands, but nothing beats the campiness of Pickett’s original recording.

  1. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson

An irresistible disco-funk beat layered with the sounds of thunder, creaking doors and howling dogs makes “Thriller” the undisputed king of Halloween playlists.  Its evocative lyrics and thumping bass line is the perfect soundtrack to all your Halloween activities.

If you want to book your Halloween party package, call Clowns.com today.

About Clowns.com

Clowns.com is an A+ Better Business Bureau rated Kids Entertainment & Party rental company. With over 15 years of experience, they are fully licensed and insured. They are the official vendor for New York Department of Education & Licensed with the Department of Consumer Affairs.

Clowns.com Proudly serves Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Westchester, Bergen, NJ, Fairfield, CT

Five Tips for Renting a Bounce House for Your Childs Party

Want to throw a Bounce House party that will be a blast for both adults and children?  Think about renting a bounce house for your end of summer bash!   Here are five tips to consider when renting a bounce house:

  1. It’s important to decide which size, type, and theme of bounce house to rent.  It’s also good to have an idea ahead of time as to how many kids will be attending.  These guidelines should be helpful:
    1. A 17×17 size will hold 10-20 children.
    2. A 21×17 size with an 18-foot slide will hold 15-30 children.
    3. An obstacle course that is 40 feet long will accommodate 30 or more children plus any adults who want in on the fun.
  2. In addition to the obstacle course-type bounce house, another type to consider is a water slide bounce house.  Also, be aware that there are a variety of colors and cartoon character themes from which to choose.  Don’t worry about being too overwhelmed with choices:  any kids who will be attending would love to help with these decisions!
  3. The next step in renting a bounce house is to find and measure a location for the bounce house.  Where is the best place to set up the bounce house?  Is there room in the backyard, or is the front or side yard a better spot?  Once you’ve determined the best place, take measurements to be sure that the bounce house you’ve selected will safely fit in that area.
  4. A point to keep in mind is that there will be an air pump attached to the bounce house.  Because of this, another tip is to be sure that you have access from an electrical outlet to the bounce house.  It may be necessary to have an extension cord on hand too, so be sure to have one just in case!
  5. Finally, once you’ve decided on the size, type, and location of the bounce house, be sure that any rocks, branches, or other objects are cleared away from your designated spot.  This way, once the bounce house arrives it can be laid out and placed on a smooth, flat surface.  This is important to keep the kids safe and to keep anything from puncturing the bounce house.

Your Labor Day Party should be fun and relaxing!  Having a bounce house at your party would not only be fun for the kids and keep them entertained, but the parents will appreciate how quickly their kids fall asleep that evening after expending all that energy!

About Clowns.com

Clowns.com is an A+ Better Business Bureau rated Kids Entertainment & Party rental company. With over 15 years of experience, they are fully licensed and insured. They are the official vendor for New York Department of Education & Licensed with the Department of Consumer Affairs.

Clowns.com Proudly serves Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Westchester, Bergen, NJ, Fairfield, CT

Spring into Easter & Celebrate!

Easter and Passover are just a few weeks away–and it’s the perfect time to get together with family and friends to reflect and celebrate. Clowns.com has everything you need to prepare for your event, whether you’re looking to organize the ultimate egg hunt or host a family-friendly dinner party. From small gatherings to spring blowouts, we can accommodate just about any party! Check out some of our favorite ways to celebrate the season.

Bring in a special guest

Make the most of your spring celebration with a special visit from the Easter bunny, or one of your child’s other favorite fictional characters. Our certified children’s performers will help add a magical touch to your festivities. Many of the characters enter with their own personalized theme music, and are coordinated to a corresponding bounce house. Our characters aren’t just for show; they’ll dance, play games and take pictures with your guests, all party long. Let our performers delight and entertain–all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the party!

Make spring even sweeter

Nothing says spring like pastel colors and sweets–and if you’re looking for something a little more unique than passing out Peeps, then look no further than our cotton candy machines! Light and fluffy, this nostalgic treat is sure to delight party guests both young and old. Choose from a variety of different colors (pink, blue, green, and yellow), or consult with one of our representatives for a custom color package to match your party’s theme. The machine will be operated by one of our team members for a no-hassle experience.

Celebrate the season

Get out and play! Embrace warmer spring weather with outdoor fun and activities. We offer a wide variety of jump houses, inflatable slides and obstacle courses that will certainly wow your party guests. If you’re looking for even more opportunities to keep your guests entertained, consider a kids party package, which comes with a bubble and magic show, balloon twisting, face painting and more! Worried about potential spring showers? Consider our indoor bounce house for guaranteed weather proof fun.

Keep it simple

Skip the hassle of party planning and leave it up to our experts. At Clowns.com, we’ve got over fifteen years of party planning expertise. Consult with one of our representatives or choose one of our party packages–we’ll show up with everything you need to host the best spring bash!

TOP 5 Kids Halloween Party Ideas

Each and every Kids Halloween party will require different types of entertainment, depending on the theme, the guests and your particular vision for what the event will be.

Here are the TOP 5 Kids Halloween Party Ideas:

  1. Have kids come dressed in their preferred costume. This is the classic kids Halloween party.
  2. Hire Kids Entertainment, for example, Clowns.com has a Halloween Package that includes, two professional entertainers, one friendly witch and one friendly vampire, orange cotton candy, fog machines, scary Halloween music, games and sing along and a spooky magic show with a live rabbit. It’s a party you won’t soon forget.
  3. Halloween Movie Night, have the kids curl up and watch any of the Classics 1) Nightmare Before Christmas 2) Caroline 3) Harry Potter 4) Hocus Pocus 5) Corpse Bride 6) Beetlejuice 7) Casper the Friendly Ghost.
  4. Have a Halloween excursion, this could be to a local museum, local zoo or going to see Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns at Old Westbury.
  5. Art and Pumpkin Carving – you can get affordable supplies for some arts and craft and carving some pumpkins.

No matter what you choose, kids and adults are sure to have a great time. Clowns.com is committed to making sure we meet all your party needs, they are your one-stop shop you need to make your next kids Halloween party in New York is a success.

Additional Kids Halloween Party Options

  1. Vampire & Witches
  2. Bounce houses
  3. Magic shows/Magicians
  4. Face painting
  5. Temporary tattoos
  6. Balloon twisting/Clowns
  7. Characters such as Casper the Friendly Ghost, Scooby Doo, & More
  8. Fairies
  9. Cotton candy
  10. Snow cone machine
  11. Popcorn machine

These are just some of the many entertainment options available from Clowns.com. They can discuss with your theme, what you envision and make those things reality for you. They will offer games, interactive games and songs to entertain your guests thoroughly. Don’t stress the party planning aspect of your next Halloween party. Allow the experts at Clowns.com to take the reins and make your next party a success. To discuss their party packages or to ask a question about what they offer, call 516-577-0000 today.

About Clowns.com

Clowns.com is an A+ Better Business Bureau rated Kids Entertainment & Party rental company. With over 15 years of experience, they are fully licensed and insured. They are the official vendor for New York Department of Education & Licensed with the Department of Consumer Affairs.

Clowns.com Proudly serves Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Westchester, Bergen, NJ, Fairfield, CT

Planning a Kid’s Halloween Party

When it comes to one of the most decorated holidays of the year, Halloween, planning a party for your kids Halloween Party may be a great alternative than going house to house. Clowns.com is a team of party experts who understands everything that you need for your next New York kids Halloween party. Allow them to bring the fun to you as your children play with their friends and engage with a variety of costumed performers. Choosing a theme will help limit the endless options that the professional entertainment company can offer you.

 

When it comes to Halloween kids’ entertainment, Kids Entertainment has you covered with activities, songs, games and other types of entertainment. The children will love balloon twisting or face painting at your next fun Halloween party. Servicing the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Staten island and Westchester County, they are ready to fulfill any theme or ideas you may have for your next All Hallows Eve celebration. We even have cotton candy that can be distributed along with all of the candy associated with the holiday.

Looking for something a little different? A magic show is a great way to entertain your guests. This show reveals a live bunny at the end of the performance. Children will have a chance to pet the rabbit at the end of the act. Ultimately, Clowns.com is the one-stop shop for all things Halloween party entertainment related. When you’re planning your next Halloween party in New York, consider the experts at Clowns.com. To learn more about what they can offer you, call 516-577-0000 today. 

 

Clowns.com Participates in Brooklyn Barclays Center Event, Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart

With a proven reputation for entertaining, the characters at Clowns.com have been given a great opportunity. Disney On Ice: Follow Your Heart has invited them to participate at their event at the Brooklyn Barclays Center. This year’s event includes character from Frozen, Inside Out, Finding Dory and Toy Story, just to name a few. The show focuses on celebrating friendship, magic and love.

Eventgoers will enjoy music and ice acrobatics during their many performances. Mickey and all his Disney friends offer endless memories for a lifetime. What’s great about this performance, and nearly any Disney one, is its focus on real life lessons. Kindness, perseverance and bravery are the main themes for this family-friendly ice show.

If you’re looking for an event that has heartfelt messages and teaches the true meaning of family while being great for all ages, Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart at the Brooklyn Barclays Center is for you!

About Clowns.com

Clowns.com is an A+ Better Business Bureau rated Kids Entertainment & Party rental company. With over 15 years of experience, they are fully licensed and insured. They are the official vendor for New York Department of Education & Licensed with the Department of Consumer Affairs.

Clowns.com Proudly serves Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Westchester, Bergen, NJ, Fairfield, CT

Things to ask when you rent a party concession for kid’s parties

Throw a kid’s birthday party that goes beyond cake, ice cream, and party hats when you hire children’s entertainment.  Along with the performers, clowns, magicians, and party characters, add concessions like Snow cones, cotton candy, and buttery popcorn.  Before you hire any concession rentals in New York, here are a few things to consider.

  1. How many people can they feed? While kids party concessions are typically light snacks, make sure that whatever you order will be able to accommodate the whole group.  Whether you are throwing a backyard New York birthday party or a big neighborhood event, learn just how much these concessions can cover.
  2. What do you need to provide?  Find out in advance what the space requirements are so that you do not end up without any room for the popcorn cart in your living room.  Also learn any specifications regarding outlets, extension cords, and other similar requirements in advance so you can be ready.
  3. Who can eat it?  Make sure you know any allergy restrictions or dietary concerns so that each guest at your party will be taken care of.  The kids party equipment rental company should be able to inform you of any allergy and food concerns.
  4. Is it included with the package? Find out if the concession rental is included with your party package or if you need to add it on.

A concession stand for children’s parties is sure to delight your young party guests whether you serve fluffy cotton candy or frosty Snow cones.

Top 10 Reasons to Hire Clowns.com

When looking to plan the perfect kids’ birthday party, holiday or events, Clowns.com is the best option. There are ten distinct reasons why they are the best choice when planning a memorable experience for you and your party guests.

  1. Commitment to Excellence

Clowns.com prides themselves on making each event perfect. They enjoy bringing a smile to everyone’s face and customize events to fit the wants and needs of each party.

  1. Experience

Established in 1995, Clowns.com has hosted countless events throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester County and the boroughs of New York. It is the oldest and largest kids’ entertainment company in all of New York.

  1. Hundreds of Themes to Choose From

With all these themes to choose from, whether it be sports, pirates, ninjas no one can tailor an event better then Clowns.com.

  1. Hundreds of Characters

With countless characters from Disney to Nickelodeon from SpongeBob to Cinderella, there’s a character ready to entertain your kids at any type of event.

  1. Large Selection of Bounce House

A bounce house rental can be added to any event. It adds a little something to a special and keeps kids active throughout the party experience. Clowns.com has over 100 plus bounce houses, combo slides, water slides and obstacle courses.

  1. Concession Rentals

Looking to customize your party even more? Clowns.com offers a host of concession rental equipment such as popcorn machines, cotton candy machines, snow cone machines, ice cream machines and even hot dog carts.

  1. Fully insured and bonded

 Free from worry, Clowns.com is fully insured and bonded, so you are protected at your special event.

  1. Licensed by Department of Consumer Affairs

Because of their countless years of experience, Clowns.com is fully licensed from the Department of Consumer Affairs to host these special events.

  1. 100% Money Back Guarantee

Because we are so sure of our talents, we offer a 100% money back guarantee for all parties. This allows you the assurance that your special event will be everything you expect and want without worry.

  1. Free Party Invitations

Leave the organization to the professionals. On top of all the great things we’ve mentioned already, Clowns.com even offers free party invitations to your guests. Allow us to do all the little things while you can simply kick back and enjoy your special event.

About Clowns.com

Clowns.com is an A+ Better Business Bureau rated Kids Entertainment & Party rental company. With over 15 years of experience, they are fully licensed and insured. They are the official vendor for New York Department of Education & Licensed with the Department of Consumer Affairs.

Clowns.com Proudly serves Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Westchester, Bergen, NJ, Fairfield, CT