Frequently Asked Questions

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Read below to have all of your Party Questions answered!

Where are you located?


Happily Ever Laughter is a Sydney-based company. We travel to most areas of Sydney (residential, venues and parks) and depending on your distance there may be an additional travel fee.




What do you offer and how much do you charge?


Happily Ever Laughter offers entertainment, games, activities, face painting, balloon twisting, craft, magic etc. We offer a unique range of packages ranging from 1-2 hours. All party packages and prices are all listed on our Packages page and Face Painting Page. They begin from as little as $240.




How do I pick the right package for my party?


The first thing you need to do when picking your package is work out how many guests you intend to invite. If there are under 12 guests, then any of our party packages will be suitable. However if you have over 15 guests, you will need 2 entertainers so the 2 Hour Deluxe Package would suit you best! If you have between 21 and 30 guests then you will need the Super Deluxe Party Package.




Which packages include face painting?


All of our packages include face painting – except the 1 Hour Package, the 1.5 Hour Super Deluxe Package and all Dance and Balloons Packages. (We can always tailor one of these packages for you to include face painting)




What do you supply for the day?


We bring everything needed for the entertainment portion of the event. This includes, music and speakers, a big blanket for the kids to sit on, prizes and games, props for the activities, pass the parcel and a gift for the Birthday child.




Do I need to supply anything for the day?


Apart from floor space for our entertainers to conduct their activities, the only thing you will need to provide will be a table and 2 or 4 chairs to be used for face painting.




Do you provide food, cake, decorations or party bags?


Do you provide food, cake, decorations or party bags?
No, we do not provide any of the above. We only bring what is necessary to the entertainment for the party.




Does each guest receive prizes?


Yes, every child included in the party receives prizes.




What characters do you offer?


Our full list of characters can be seen on our Characters page. We are always adding more characters so please let us know if we don’t have the one you want!




When should I arrange for the kids / entertainment to arrive?


We suggest starting the party at least half an hour before the entertainment arrives. This ensures that all of the guests have arrived and are settled before the entertainers, ensuring no one misses out on any activities.




How long before the party will the entertainer arrive?


How long before the party will the entertainer arrive?
There is very little set up for most of our party packages, so the entertainment will only arrive only a few moments prior to the time they are booked, ready to start the activities.




When is a good time to feed the kids?


45 Minutes into the 1.5 Hour, 2 and 2 Hour Deluxe Party, is when the face painting begins, so this is usually a very good time to feed them. In a one hour party, we suggest feeding the kids before or after the entertainment.




Will the entertainer stay for the cutting of the cake and Happy Birthday?


Our entertainers are always happy to stay for cutting of the cake and helping to sing Happy Birthday and many photo opportunities - provided that it is within the booked time frame. Just inform us during the booking process or the entertainers on the day and we will incorporate it into the package.




What happens if it’s raining?


Our entertainers are happy to go ahead with your party if it is raining, however they will need a warm, dry and sheltered area to conduct the activities. It is essential that our supplies stay dry; as there is quite possibly another party they will have to get to directly after yours. It is always good to have a plan B if your event is being held in a park or outdoor area.




What happens if I want to celebrate 2 Birthdays at the same event?


This is no problem at all! We are happy to accommodate 2 or more Birthday children. We do offer a gift for the Birthday child so there will be an additional fee for a second gift, to ensure all Birthday children are presented with a gift.




Do you cater for boys?


Although we do not have male entertainers, we do have characters that appeal to both boys and girls. Some of these include; Supergirl, Wonder Woman and our Female Pirate. We cater for boys in all of our party packages. We offer boys prizes, face painting designs and always encourage them to join in on the activities.




If some kids come late or extra kids show up, will the entertainers stay back to get to everybody?


When possible the entertainers will ensure that every child has their face painted, however as it is highly likely that the entertainer has another party after yours, so they will need to leave on time. This is why it is important to ensure that the children have arrived prior to the entertainment and that you have booked your package based on how many guests you have invited rather than the RSVPs received. We would not want any child to miss out.




How do I book with you?


You can submit an enquiry on our Contact page or email us at info@happilyeverlaughter.com.au.




Do I need to pay a deposit in order to book? How much?


We require a $100 deposit to secure your chosen date. Full payment is due the Monday prior to your party. All payments must be finalised prior to the event date.




Can I pay by Credit Card?


Yes. An invoice will be sent to you that will contain all the necessary information regarding payment. You can pay via credit card or bank transfer. (We do not accept payment over the phone)




What happens if I need to cancel my party?


What happens if I need to cancel my party?
A $100 Deposit is required within 7 days of placing your booking to secure your date. If you cancel your booking prior to 7 days before your event, your deposit will happily be refunded. If you cancel within 7 days, your deposit will be non-refundable.
Full payment is due the Monday prior to your event. If you cancel your booking within 48 hours, your payment is non-refundable.




Do you have a Facebook page?


Yes – www.facebook.com/happilyeverlaughterkids - We use our Facebook to showcase photos from some of our parties and to advertise any specials we are running.





If we didn't answer your question, then please email it through to us at info@happilyeverlaughter.com.au