For kids birthday parties in Manhattan Derrick and his artists average 15-17 KIDS (4 & up) MAX in one hour. If you are having other entertainers 1.5 - 2 hour booking is recommended. (most our face paint artists can paint 30 kids in 2 hours).
Artists need to have their basic needs met by you (the client) in order to execute their work to their optimum at your event space. Those needs indlude ONE table for them to set their makeup kit up on and TWO chairs (one for artist/one for painter). If your event is out-of-doors it is also necessary for the artist to be set-up to work in an area that is not in direct sun as our makeup ican be ruined by direct exposure to the heat of the sun. The shade of a tree is fine in most cases when a canopy or a tent are not available.
SET-UP and ARRIVAL TIME:
Derrick and his artists will arrive 15 minutes prior to their start time in order to set-up and begin work at the contracted time.
For events in upper areas of Manhattan (above 96 street) and in any of the bouroughs of the outer city, a travel fee may be charged and there may be a TWO-hour minimum on the booking. This travel fee will be discussed once you have contacted Derrick about your event and he has researched where the location is and what the travel time involved will be.
Derrick does have a car and travels to wherever you are having your event. A few of the artists on his team also have automobiles and are available for events in further distances than the metro area.