-Frequently Asked Questions-
What is your cancellation policy?
For cancellations made less than three weeks before the event, and I'm unable to book another event in its place, I will ask for a $150 cancellation/courtesy fee. RAIN: In the event of rain, we will have to cancel the show and there will be no charge BUT please read this important note: If you cancel because there is a chance of rain in the forecast but it ends up not raining, I will still expect the cancellation fee. It often comes down to making the final decision the morning/day of the event. I've had clients cancel several days before their party because the forecast looked bad but the weather ended up being perfectly fine. This scenario is very difficult for me because there is no time for me to fill that day with another event, I hope you understand!
***Excessive heat: We may have to cancel if the National Weather Service issues an excessive heat advisory. When the weather approaches or goes over 100 degrees and it's dry out, the bubbles pop VERY quickly. It can also be unhealthy for the kids to run around in that kind of heat. I've only had to cancel a couple parties due to excessive heat in all my years of doing this, so it is very rare.
What is the best age for bubbles parties?
I recommend my shows for kids 3-10. Things tend to go most smoothly when the kids are all of similar age. If the birthday child is 3-5 years old, but there are also 8 year olds present, the older kids might dominate the fun and this can detract from the birthday child's experience, (Note: I don't recommend my shows for one year olds since they are too young to fully appreciate things.)
Should I also get a bouncy house, or other entertainment?
This is totally up to you but most of the time I'm the only entertainment present and the parties are very successful! Side note, if you have a bubble machine or other bubble materials, please don't use them until after my show is over. My show will have more impact that way, thanks!
How big does my yard have to be?
The bigger the better! The kids love to run around and chase the bubbles.
I would say at a bare minimum 15' x 20', but again, the bigger the better.
Does there need to be grass, and will your bubbles harm my grass or kids?
My bubble juice is pH adjusted to be close to that of human tears. Occasionally a child's eyes will sting but this is rare and momentary. Also, I prefer to work on grass because the kids love to run and concrete is too hard of a surface. My bubble solution is safe for grass. With that said, I always recommend folks give their lawn a good watering sometime after the party is over.
Should we have you do your show at the beginning of the party, or the end?
This is totally up to you, and it comes down to personal preference. But I can tell you what most people have chosen to do and it seems to work very well:
Morning parties - Guest begin arriving at 10am/10:30am, bubbles begin at 11am, cake one hour later at noon.
Afternoon parties - Bubbles begin at 3pm, cake one hour later at 4pm
These are just the most common scenarios, I can start the bubbles any time that works best for you and your party starting at 11am or later.
Will you donate a free bubble show for my special event?
I wish I could but I can only afford to do paid events, sorry! A lot more work goes into one bubble show than you might imagine. There is a huge amount of bubble juice to make (Three different types for every show), and a lot of equipment to transport and maintain. The admin/scheduling side of things is a part-time job in itself. Finally, as someone who is self employed, I have business expenses as well as paying for my own medical/dental insurance etc. And everybody already knows about San Francisco rents. :(
What's in the smoke bubbles?
I create the "smoke bubbles" using a modified vaporizer. The ingredients are 100% vegetable glycerine, distilled water, and vanilla flavor. The bubbles are totally harmless and contain even less ingredients than the "fog" commonly seen at concerts and nightclubs.
What's in your bubble juice?
My bubble juice recipe can be found on my Facebook page. Please like my page, thanks!