Frequently Asked Questions &

Terms and Conditions

Let me answer your questions and put your mind at rest ahead of the special day

 
 
 
 
 

Can You Send Entertainers To My Chosen Venue?

Absolutely! Almost all our kids entertainment options are completely mobile, so we can definitely come to you!

We operate within The Wirral, Merseyside, Cheshire and South East London.  

We can travel further but depending on your location there may be a travelling fee.  

Please let us know your address when you submit an enquiry and we can let you know how feasible it is.  

Can You Host The Party In A Park?

Yes! We are happy to host outdoors including in parks (just check if you need permission before hand). We advise you have a back up venue in case of wet weather* and do ask you to let us know in advance if the party will be outside so we can bring a blanket with us for story time and face painting so we keep our costumes pristine and bums dry!

*please ensure you have read our cancellation policy

Can we take photographs?

Of course! We’d love to see them as well, so if you would like, please send them to info@wishuponaparty.land, post them on our Facebook page, or to our Instagram.  

Can I invite boys/girls to the party? 

Absolutely! We do not discriminate at Wish Upon A Party. Our princess parties and superhero parties are for all children, regardless of age, gender, race, or disability. We will do our best to accommodate to your special requests and make sure each child feels included and has a special experience. We suggest an age range of 4-10 but feel free to invite whomever you choose to the party, and we will gladly include them in our activities! 

How much does it cost?

We have three different party packages you can choose from with optional extras.  Click below to see our packages.  

Looking for a seasonal event/a school package or corporate package? Contact us with your requirements and get a quote.  

How can I pay?

A deposit of 50% of the total party cost is required to secure a party booking.  This is easiest paid via bank transfer.  Our booking form will state our terms and will be emailed to you.  There are a few ways to pay on the day, online via bank transfer before we arrive or cash on the day.  

What if a guest arrives late? 

We highly recommend setting a party start time of 15 minutes prior to the performers scheduled arrival.  This way any latecomers should have arrived and everyone will be in the party venue ready for the characters grand entrance!

We work to a schedule and often a performer will have one party after another therefore late guests are welcome to join in upon arrival, but a character cannot backtrack to include latecomers (i.e. if face painting is already over and character has moved on to a new activity, the late guest will unfortunately not receive a face paint.) We thank you for your co-operation in this matter.  

The performer will arrive 15 minutes before they are due to start to park their vehicle and will call you from their vehicle.  Please have your phone on so you are able to go outside to meet the performer and discuss their grand entrance.  This works best as a surprise for the children so keeping the kids inside and unaware is a must.  

What happens if a guest becomes ill or misbehaves?

Wish upon a Party would like to make it transparent that we are entertainers, NOT childcare. Wish upon a Party is only responsible to entertain your party guests with the party themed activities. Please do not leave your children unattended with the character as our performers will not discipline them. A parent or host must take care of any behavior or health issue that a guest may have. We encourage the children to behave, but the hosts are responsible for monitoring and taking charge of children who are not behaving or who do not want to participate in the party activities. 

What is your cancellation/rescheduling policy?


Your booking with Wish upon a Party is confirmed when I have received your 50% deposit or full payment.  This deposit is non refundable and the remaining event charge must be paid at least 24 hours before the scheduled party. If the party has not been paid for in full 24 hours before the party is scheduled Wish upon a Party reserves the right to cancel your booking and keep the 50% deposit. Because we are in high demand, this policy ensures that our time slots are only taken up by clients who plan to keep their appointment. 

You may cancel up to 24hrs before the party. Cancellation will result in forfeiting your 50% deposit.


Any amount you have paid above the required 50% deposit is refundable if cancelled up to 24 hours before the party is scheduled.  


Cancellation within 24hrs of the party will result in a charge of the total party cost. 

In the event of bad weather, serious illness, riots, Act of God, or other unforeseen emergencies, we reserve the right to cancel the event. In this instance, your deposit would be returned to you.  This is the ONLY exception to the non-refundable deposit. Wish upon a Party do not accept any liability and shall not be liable for non completion of the event or for any delays arising as a result of:

  • Bad weather

  • Loss, damage or cancelation due to fire, floods or any other cause beyond it’s reasonable control

  • State funerals and days of public mourning

  • Strikes, riots or lock outs affecting any trade with which Wish upon a Party is concerned

  • Failure of the entertainer to arrive at the appointed place and time due to circumstances beyond their control

What can I do to help the performer make the perfect birthday party?

The following are a few tips to help the birthday party go off without a hitch!  

1. Please have the contact phone powered on and near you when it is close to time for your chosen character to arrive, in case the performer has trouble finding the location and requires assistance to find the party. We ask all performers to arrive 15 minutes early to assure they are always on time!

2. Make sure the areas in which you will have the characters performing are not dirty, wet, or otherwise detrimental to the costumes they are wearing. Provide a space in which the character may sit or stand to lead the activities requested - if outside please let us know so we can bring a blanket or let us know if you have one.

For face painting the character will require one chair to sit in, and one chair for the child receiving the makeover. as well as somewhere to put their supplies, such as a table or stool. 

3. The princess/superhero will often park down the street so that their "carriage"  or "mobile" will not be seen by the children, but sometimes it's not possible to park very discreetly. If you don't want them to see our cars, we suggest keeping them away from the windows, etc when the performer is scheduled to arrive. By the same token, it's a good idea to distract the children when it is time for the performer to leave. 


4. Please stay present with the children and character at the party should an issue arise.
Our characters often bring a bag with them to hold supplies and of course, keys and cellphones.
We do our best to be discreet with our 'ordinary human thingamabobs', however; please do not allow the children to dig through the bag, as it ruins the magic of the character and can cause the performer to become concerned they may lose those items and be unable to return to 'our kingdom'.

5. And last but not least, have your cameras ready throughout the party, you don't want to miss any special moments of your guests with our princesses and superheroes! We encourage you to take as many photos and videos as you would like and be sure to share on our Facebook! 

What are your terms and conditions?


Your booking with Wish upon a Party is confirmed when I have received your 50% deposit or full payment.  This deposit is non refundable and the remaining event charge must be paid prior to the arrival of the entertainer at the party or on arrival of the entertainer.  If the party has not been paid for in full on arrival of the entertainer the party Wish upon a Party reserves the right to cut short the party and cancel your booking and keep the 50% deposit.  Because we are in high demand, this policy ensures that our time slots are only taken up by clients who plan to keep their appointment. 

You may cancel up to 24hrs before the party. Cancellation will result in forfeiting your 50% deposit.


Any amount you have paid above the required 50% deposit is refundable if cancelled up to 24 hours before the party is scheduled.  


Cancellation within 24hrs of the party will result in a charge of 50% of the party total. 

In the event of bad weather, serious illness, riots, Act of God, or other unforeseen emergencies, we reserve the right to cancel the event. In this instance, your deposit would be returned to you.  This is the ONLY exception to the non-refundable deposit. Wish upon a Party do not accept any liability and shall not be liable for non completion of the event or for any delays arising as a result of:

  • Bad weather

  • Loss, damage or cancelation due to fire, floods or any other cause beyond it’s reasonable control

  • State funerals and days of public mourning

  • Strikes, riots or lock outs affecting any trade with which Wish upon a Party is concerned

  • Failure of the entertainer to arrive at the appointed place and time due to circumstances beyond their control


Our performers' safety is top priority. We reserve the right to leave any party at any time if our performers feel threatened or uncomfortable. In this instance, you would not be charged for the party, however, your deposit will not be returned. 

All Wish upon a Party entertainers that are delivering a party by themselves are Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) checked. If entertaining at an event and parents are present it is not a legal requirement that all entertainers are CRB checked.  

We do not accept liability for any damages that may occur on site. The venue is the responsibility of the client.

 

The host/parent is responsible at all times for the general supervision of children within the party venue and for insuring that children only leave the party venue with their own parent or guardian. Our entertainers are booked to entertain the children, if children become unruly or badly behaved it is the responsibility of the parents or hosts not the entertainer to control them. Our responsibility is strictly limited to the supervision of party activities provided by us. Guardians or hosts present should supervise children at all times. Safety is very important to us, we will do all that we can to ensure that no injury occurs to any persons at our events. However, in the unlikely event that an accident occurs, Wish upon a Party cannot be held responsible. Please note that small items are not suitable for very young children.  

All photographs taken by Wish upon a Part remain the property of Wish upon a Party. We reserve the right to use photographs for promotional purposes. If your photograph is chosen for any purpose, including but not limited to promotional purposes we promise to notify you ahead of time.

All party extras are liable to the supplier’s terms and conditions which will be provided when booking. All party extras must be paid in full.

Please note that we may supply sweets, prizes and suitable gifts on some of our party packages, however, the Wish upon a Party entertainer cannot be held responsible for any harm caused. We cannot guarantee that our sweets are nut free. It is the responsibility of the client to inform the party organiser if any children that will be attending the party have any allergies, illnesses or any other type of disability at least 24 hours prior to the party.

 

If you do not wish us to supply sweets, prizes or gifts then please notify us at least 24 hours prior to the event so that we can agree and arrange alternatives 

 

Face painting - face painting packages mean we will face paint for every child we can fit in within the allotted time we are contracted for. We suggest simple styles / half a face / cheek, to allow us to paint as many faces as possible! We regret that we can not re-do faces due to smudging/ washing or to change a style. This is to allow us to provide a fair service to all and paint as many children as possible within the allotted time. We are insured by EQUITY to face paint and work with balloons with children: we use only the best and most gentle face TAG Brand face paints.  We try and inform parents that our red face paint can last longer than other colours so we may suggest an alternative colour for some designs if the children have school the following day.  

Glitter tattoos - some of our packages can include glitter tattoos.  We aim these mainly at slightly older children as they can last up to a week on the skin.  These are best suited to the hand or arm.  If a child is allergic to face paint we may offer glitter tattoos as an alternative. We ask you let us know if you are aware of any children attending the party where this may be possible.  Where possible we use biodegradable glitter to keep our planet clean. 

 

Balloon twisting - 1 balloon model per child. We regret that we can not provide more than one balloon per child, this is to allow us to make a model for as many children as possible within the allotted time. We are working to find an eco friendly alternative.  We regret that at the moment our balloons cannot be recycled. This is something we are hoping to improve in the future.  

 

It is the responsibility of the parent and or venue staff to make face painters aware of any children whose faces can not be painted, have a glitter tattoo or who should not have a balloon. 

 

If you are able to provide a table and two chairs for face painting that would be much appreciated.  If you cannot please let us know in 48 hours advance so we can provide an alternative.  

 

Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.

 

©2019 by Wish upon a Party Ltd 
Wish upon a Party Ltd is an independent company and is not associated with, affiliated with, or licensed by Walt Disney Company, Warner Brothers, DC Comics, Lucas Arts, Marvel, Saban, Mattel, or SCG Power Rangers LLC. Some of these characters are trademarks of their respective companies.