The Balloon Fairies
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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much do you charge?
  2. What are glitter tattoos?
  3. Do you Facepaint?
  4. Why do the party packages only have an approximate time?
  5. Will you come to my event and "Twist for Tips"?
  6. Why do you need to know the number of children?
  7. Do you have gift certificates?
  8. We are a charity will you come to our event for free?
  9. What if/Can I provide the supplies?
  10. Do you have a special charity rate?
  11. What is the difference between your regular rate and your speedy rate?
  12. How many children can you do in an hour?
  13. What is the best way to get in touch with you?
  14. Is there an age restriction on balloons?
  15. How many different things can you make?
  16. What is your payment policy?
  17. How do I know I am a confirmed booking?
  18. How far in advance do I need to book?
  19. What if I have less than 12 children?

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Q: How much do you charge?

A: Our base rate for balloons is $150 per hour per Fairy. We also offer party packages with varied rates and bags of pre-made sculptures. For a complete list of our prices please check out our services page.


Q: What are glitter tattoos?

A: Glitter Tattoos are a temporary tattoo that will usually last between 3 & 7 days, but can easily be removed with an oil based product or rubbing alcohol. A single use stencil is placed on the skin, a special FDA approved medical grade latex free adhesive is applied, followed cosmetic glitter in your choice of colour. When dry, the stencil is removed, leaving a fun and unique design that won't come off while eating cake and ice cream.


Q: Do you facepaint?

A: Yes the Balloon Fairies do offer facepainting as a service, we also offer glitter tattoos: a fun and glittery alternative!


Q: Why do the party packages only have an approximate time?

A: The party packages have an approximate time listed because depending on the complexity of the sculptures and the number of children we don't always precisely hit the advertised time. Fairies have been known to fall 10 minutes on either side of the estimate.


Q: Will you come to my event and "Twist for Tips"?

A: No: the only place we "Twist for Tips" is at the farmer's market.


Q: Why do you need to know the number of children?

A: We need to know the number of children for a couple reasons: it's important for planning purposes, we need to be sure to bring enough supplies for all the children. But the main reason it is important to know the number of children is for time management: we need to be able to budget an appropriate amount of time to do your event, the last thing we want is to have to leave before all the children have had a turn.


Q: Do you have gift certificates?

A: Yes we have gift certificates for 1 hour of services as well as ones with dollar amounts.


Q: We are a charity will you come to our event for free?

A: The Balloon Fairies commit to donating a certain number of hours annually to various local and national charities. If you are interested in the Balloon Fairies making a donation to your charity please feel free to submit a request, and if possible we will accommodate you.


Q:Can I provide the supplies?

A: No. The Balloon Fairies only use OUR supplies, using the products that we do is one of the things that allow us to provide you with cool balloon sculptures as well as safe face painting and glitter tattoos. If you are worried about alleriges/sensitivities please give us a call!


Q: Do you have a special charity rate?

A: Yes, for charities we will give you the 4th Hour Free with minimum 3 hour booking.


Q: What is the difference between your regular rate and your speedy rate?

A: The Number of children you would like us to go through in an hour. Our regular rate is if you want us to be able to do cooler sculptures for up to 22 kids in an hour. Our speedy rate is if you want us to do simpler things and do 50 kids an hour, for the speedy rate we bring a sign with the list of options and the children have to pick from the list. We also charge the full hourly rate for additional hours for speedy balloons.


Q: How many children can you do in an hour?

A: That depends on the complexity of the sculptures. For more complicated things we say about 22 kids an hour, and for speedier things we can do about 50 kids in an hour. Please see our galleries or our services page for details.


Q: What is the best way to get in touch with you?

A: The best way to get in touch with us is via our Booking Inquiry form on our Contact page. But you can also get in touch with us by phone (780) 270-1996 or email balloon.fairies@gmail.com


Q: Is there an age restriction on balloons?

A: Not exactly, however Balloon Fairies do not put balloons in their mouths. We strongly encourage everyone to always use a balloon pump, especially in front of children. Balloons are a choking hazard for everyone, including adults. Adult supervision is required for children under 8 years old. You should keep uninflated balloons from children and discard broken balloons at once.


Q: How many different things can you make?

A: Honestly we have never counted, and we don't plan to. We will make you anything you want that isn't a gun or a porcupine, if we don't know how we will give it a shot!


Q: What is your payment policy?

A: The Balloon Fairies no longer accept personal cheques, however we do accept cash, corporate cheques, and if you would prefer to pay online/via credit card we also accept payment via paypal.


Q: How do I know I am a confirmed booking?

A: As soon as you have an approved booking agreement you have a confirmed booking. Without an approved booking agreement we will not be at your event.


Q: How far in advance do I need to book?

A: The sooner the better, but honestly it depends on the time of year and the time slot you want. It's never to late try but some notice is always good!


Q: What if I have less than 12 children?

A: Not a problem! We have done parties for as little as two children. If you have less than 12 children we recommend a party package.