Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book my party?
The easiest way to book an event with us is to go to the BOOK WITH US page. This sends a contact form to Kate, the owner of Happily Ever After Princess Parties, who will walk you through the process. You may also send an email directly to Kate@HappilyEverAfterPartiesOC.com. We try our best to respond to emails within 24 hours. If you have an urgent question, feel free to call us directly and leave a voicemail at 714-722-0930.
When should I book my party?
Parties are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is recommended that you book your party 3-6 weeks in advance. This ensures a better chance to get your desired character, date, and time! Once a party date has been confirmed, a $50 deposit is required to secure your date. The deposit can be paid using Venmo, PayPal, or Square.
Is There An Age Range for Parties?
Our parties are fun for all ages! Happily Ever After Princess Parties will design a package with you geared towards the age of your birthday princess and her royal guests! Most of our parties are geared towards ages 3-10. We have done princess appearances at 1st birthday parties and surprise visits for fairytale loving adults! Our princess will do their best to make sure that the guest of honor feels special on their big day, no matter their age!
Which Characters do you Offer?
We provide many characters from classic and well known fairytales such as The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, and many more! All clients booking us must be in acceptance that our characters are not representing licensed copyrighted characters or their stories, but rather characters from classic fairytales that have been around for centuries. Please do not confuse our characters with The Walt Disney Company's trademarked characters, we are not affiliated with The Walt Disney Company, and any similarities are purely coincidental.
When Should My Princess Performer Arrive?
We recommend booking your princess to arrive 30-60 minutes after the start of your party to ensure most of the guests have arrived and are ready to enjoy their time with our princess! Our princesses need to begin at the discussed arrival time to ensure that any other parties we have scheduled will also begin on time.
What Do I need To Supply For My party?
We supply everything to entertain your guests. All we need from you is a room large enough for the princess to entertain and play games with your guests! Also try to have the kids ready and together right before the character arrives, so she can get into the activities with the kids right away!
Do you have a maximum attendance policy?
No we do not! However, our parties tend to work best with no more than 10 to 12 children per princess.
do I need to contact my princess performer?
Your performer will be notified of your party after booking, she will be given a booking summary with important details for your event. Your performer will contact you just before her arrival to inquire about any entrance instructions that you may have and let you know that she is on her way, in case her grand entrance will be a surprise!
How Much do I Tip my performer?
Gratuity is not included in the price of the party package; however, tipping is greatly appreciated for performing a service! We recommend a standard gratuity of 18% to 20% based on the total party amount.
Do I need to Sign A contract?
You do not need to sign a formal contract. However, once you book your party with us, you are acknowledging that you agree to all of our terms and conditions, which can be found here!
What If I need to cancel?
In the case you need to cancel your event, the $50 deposit that you pay (to hold your party date and time) is non-refundable. This is because we may have turned away other clients while your party was still scheduled. If your party is more than 4 months away and you decide to cancel, we may make an exception, on a case by case basis. In the case of inclement weather, we will do our best to reschedule your party to a new date & time. Your deposit will be applied to your new party date.
Where Are You Located? Do You Travel?
We are located in Orange County. Yes, we travel all over Southern California. If your party is more than 30 miles from our headquarters in Cypress (90630), a small travel fee of .30/mile over 30 miles may apply.
Can I Request A Specific Performer?
Our performers are subject to availability. Your princess may be any one of our cast members pictured. If you have a specific performer or costume in mind, please let us know at the time of booking we will do our best to accommodate your request.