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, owner of Happily Ever After Princess Parties, who will walk you through the process. You may also send an email directly to Kate Kate@HappilyEverAfterPartiesOC.com or you can reach out to our team of Fairy Godmothers at booking@HappilyEverAfterPartiesOC.com We try our best to respond to emails within 24 to 48 hours. If you have an urgent question and have not heard back from us, please feel free to reach out to our business number, send a text or call us 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 a minimum of 3 to 4 weeks in advance. This ensures a better chance to get your desired character, date, and time! We do sometimes have last minute availability so please check with us, we will do our best to celebrate with you! Once a party date has been confirmed, we require a small deposit is required to secure your requested date, time, & character. The deposit can be paid using Venmo or Zelle.
Is There An Age Range for Parties?
Our parties are fun for all ages! Happily Ever After Princess Parties has done princess appearances at 1st birthday parties and surprise visits for fairytale loving adults! We will work with you to design a princess experience focused towards the age of your birthday princess and her royal guests! Most of our parties are for ages 3-10, but 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 around 30-60 minutes after the start of your party, this helps ensure most of your royal guests have arrived and are ready to enjoy their time with our princess!
What Do I need To Supply For My party?
We supply everything to entertain the birthday princess and all of her friends. All we need from you is a space large enough for the princess to sing, dance, and for makeovers with your royal guests! We do recommend having the kids gathered together when the princess arrives, so she can get into the activities right away and make the most of her time there.
Do you have a maximum attendance policy?
No we do not! However, our parties tend to work best with about 10 children per princess character. If you have many royal guests in attendance, we recommend booking a longer princess experience or adding on an additional princess so each of your special guests enjoys their time.
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 the important details of your event. Your performer will contact you before her scheduled arrival to touch base and inquire about any entrance instructions that you may have for her Grand Entrance (ie. knock on the front door, enter through the side yard, if it is a surprise, etc.)
How Much Should I Tip my Princess performer?
Tipping is greatly appreciated for performing a service! We recommend a standard gratuity of 18% to 20% based on the total party amount. We prefer that when you tip your princess, you do so in an envelope which helps us keep the magic alive and no one will see you handing any money to your princess!
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 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 or an emergency, 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, California. We travel all over Southern California. If your party is more than 30 miles from our headquarters in Cypress, CA (90630), a small travel fee of .30/mile over 30 miles may apply. If you are interested in booking Happily Ever After Princess Parties and you are over 30 miles from Cypress, CA (90630) please let us know and we can work out details!
Can I Request A Specific Performer?
Our performers are subject to availability. Your princess may be any one of the cast members we have pictured on our site. If you have a specific performer or a certain costume in mind, please let us know at the time of booking we will do our best to accommodate your request!