Monday, May 4, 2015

Choosing Party Vendors....

People have all kinds of parties - big and little, expensive and frugal - but one thing that they almost all have in common is that they have some help SOMEWHERE.   It might be that you have a completely catered affair, hire a mariachi band and flamingo dancers, and a plane that trails a Happy Birthday Banner. Perhaps your budget is more in line with having Sam's Club whip up some cupcakes and balloons from the Dollar Tree!  But help is good.

When choosing your "people" - it's important to keep a few things in mind...
  • REFERRALS -  Has a friend had a party similar recently? Naturally you don't want do have the SAME party, but a little advice on what kind of experience they had might be helpful!
  • EXPERIENCE - How long has the company been in the area? Can they suggest other vendors?
  • INSURANCE - Certain kinds of vendors (like party rental equipment) should carry a liability policy in case of an accident.  This is VERY important when you are using a vendor that specializes in things like bounce houses, waterslides, obstacle courses, dunk tanks and the like.  If they aren't carrying coverage, then seriously question if that is the right vendor for you!
  • PERSONNEL - If you are going to have people ON SITE at your HOUSE, you want to know who they are.  Because we have kids, I am a little bit NUTS about this at our house.  Would you want some weirdo hanging around your kids? Background checks are your friend!
Well, that's all I can think of at this time, hope it helped!  If you are in the Sarasota and Bradenton areas and are looking for a party vendor that fits the above, be sure to call Party Jumpers - bouncehouses, obstacle courses, waterslides and dry slides, dunk tanks, concessions, tables and chairs, and party games delivered directly to you door!  Mention this blog and get 15% off your rentals! Have a great day,

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