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.
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.
A: Yes the Balloon Fairies do offer facepainting as a service, we also offer glitter tattoos: a fun and glittery alternative!
A:We do our very best to follow the Alberta health Face and Body Painting Guidelines. We keep hand sanitizer, wipes, and gloves (for special circumstances) in our kits to maintain hand hygiene. We use a spray bottle for water, not a cup, to avoid any cross contamination. Although our brushes and sponges are not disposable, we only use 1 brush or sponge per paint per child, this means that once an applicator has been used on a person we set it aside to be
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.
A: No: the only place we "Twist for Tips" is at the farmer's market.
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.
A: Yes we have gift certificates for 1 hour of services as well as ones with dollar amounts.
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.
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!
A: Yes, for charities we will give you the 4th Hour Free with minimum 3 hour booking.
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 20 kids in an hour. Our speedy rate is if you want us to do simpler things and do 40 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.
A: That depends on the service and on your prefrences, all of our services come with a speedy option to allow to get through more childen with simpler designs and few choices. Please see our services or our galleries page for details.
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.
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!
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 square and paypal.
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.
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 more notice is always good!
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.
A:Yes if you require proof of insurance for event please let us know ans we will be happy to provide it.