How do I book my party?
The quickest and easiest way to book an event with us is to go to the BOOK WITH US page, which sends a contact form to Kate, the owner of Happily Ever After, who will walk you through the process. You may also send an email directly to our e-mail address, 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 1(714)722-0930.
When should I book my party?
Parties are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to increasing popularity it is recommended that you book your party 3-6 weeks in advance, to ensure a better chance of your desired princess, 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 a PayPal account, credit card via pay pal, square, or over the phone. The remaining balance will be due in cash the day of the party.
What if I need to cancel my party?
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 due to the fact that we may have had to turn away other clients while your party was still scheduled. If your party is less 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.
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! We need to start on time in order to ensure we make it on time to any other parties we have scheduled.
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 10 to 12 children per princess.
What characters do you provide?
We provide many characters from classic and widely know 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 Walt Disney Company's trademarked characters.
How much should I tip my princess 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 based on the total party amout of 15% to 20%.
Are your parties appropriate for all ages?
Yes, they are! 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! However, most of our parties are geared towards ages 3-11. Many parents want a princess apperance at their child's 1st birthday party, our princess will do her best to make sure that the guest of honor feels special on their big day!
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!
Do I need to contact my princess performer?
Your performer will be notified of your party after booking, she will be given the date and time of the party, along with the address of the party, the name and age of the birthday girl(s) and your phone number. 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, incase of any surprise grand entrance.
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 accomodate your request.