Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose Girly-Girl Partea’s? 
We are the leading provider of kids birthday party planning and entertainment. We’re different from the other companies. Girly-Girl Partea’s has been in business since 2008, before princess parties were the ‘trend’. Our parties are carefully crafted and customized to each client’s specifications. We offer a Pinterest worthy party, sure to impress all of your guests, while you sit back, relax and actually ENJOY the party! Our characters are extremely talented and meticulously trained to deliver a genuine performance. With Girly-Girl Partea’s, you won’t get a cookie cutter party or cheesy costume. Hire us, and we’ll make your party SPECTACULAR. Check out our 5-Star Yelp Reviews here and our 5-Star Facebook Reviews here
What do your parties include?
We have various birthday party packages to choose from. Whether you want a fully catered, decorated and hosted party or just a character visit from one of our 40+ characters, we have something for every budget.

How Do I Book?
Booking is easy and fast!

  1. Click BOOK NOW and send us your party details
  2. Once we have confirmed availability, we will email you a link to submit the contract and pay deposit

We are typically out and about making magic at various birthdays and events (especially on weekends). Please allow at least 24-48 hours for us to respond to your booking request. All requests are handled on a first come first serve basis.

Once you have selected a date, you will be sent a link and password to access our contract. By submitting a contract, you agree to our TERMS & CONDITIONS. We recommend that you read all policies prior to submitting your contract. The contract and non-refundable deposit are both due within 24 hours to secure the date. If the deposit and contract are not received within the 24 hour grace period, the date will become available to the next interested client. 

What happens after I book?
After we receive both your contract and deposit, we will email to confirm your party details and receipt of your deposit. We will be in touch again 14 days prior to your scheduled date with a final payment reminder. Payment is due 7 days prior to your scheduled party either by check or credit card (4% service fee applies). We will send out a final confirmation email the week of your party with last minute reminders and tips for a successful party. Of course, you are always welcome to email, call or text to discuss your party and ask any questions you may have prior to your party.

Here are our office hours:
Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Please leave a voicemail if we don’t answer as we may be on the other line or at another event. You can also email info@girlygirlparteas.com.

How far in advance should I book?
We recommend booking as soon as possible. We’ve had parties book up to a year in advance and we’ve also had parties book a week before. We typically are NOT able to accommodate parties or visits booked with less than 7 days notice, though we will try our best to make it happen. Availability is first come, first serve. To book now, click here.

Can I choose my performer?
If you have a specific performer in mind, we will do all we can to accommodate your request. While personal schedules may prevent one specific performer from being available, we can assure you that all of our performers are extremely talented and well trained to provide for a magical experience for your child and guests. All of the pictures on our website are of our current performers and costumes. If you have a specific performer in mind, please include that in the ‘notes’ section of your contract upon booking.

How much is the deposit?
Deposits are $75 for all character visits and $200 for all party packages. All deposits must be paid by clicking on the PAY NOW button at the bottom of the contract link (sent once we have confirmed availability for your date). Kindly note, there is a 4% service charge for using Paypal. Checks are not accepted for deposits, but are accepted for the final balance.

What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept credit cards (4 % convenience fee applies), cash, check or money orders made payable to Girly-Girl Partea’s. The balance of the party is due seven days prior to the party date. There will be a $40.00 for any returned check. Please contact us in regards to paying your balance or with any questions about payment.

 What is the travel fee and how is it calculated?
A travel fee of $0.75 for every mile traveled outside of 15 miles from our home base will be added to the final balance. Distance is calculated from our home base using Google Maps. We do not travel more than 30 miles from our home base for parties. However, we can make arrangements for a princess/character visit upon request.

Do I have to tip?
You are not required to tip, but it is greatly appreciated! Just like tipping the wait-staff at a restaurant for good service, it is customary to tip your character/hostess if you are extremely pleased with the outcome. Our package price does not include gratuity. We recommend a standard 15-20% gratuity, but anything lets your performer or hostess know that you had a SPECTACULAR time! Please note that for packages of $1,000+ gratuity of 15% will be automically added to the total.

Do you include photography services with parties or character visits?
Photography services are not included with any of our packages. When we debut a new party theme or send out a new character, we may hire our own photographer and use those images to promote our party planning services to other potential clients. Any images that we post on our website or social media sites are available for you to download. We do not, however, provide a disc of images or any special distribution to you (i.e. email) and we do not guarantee that you will receive copies of all images taken. If you are interested in photography services, please let us know and we can provide a list of preferred vendors.

Where will the pictures/video you take end up?
Your child’s safety and well-being is incredibly important to us, therefore we do not share any personal information about you or your child. Pictures may be posted here on this site and potentially on our Facebook page and other social media sites (Instagram, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest). When you sign our contract, it contains a clause giving us permission to utilize your child’s image and first name. If you would like to opt out of this, please let us know BEFORE submitting the contract so that we may provide you with a modified version.

What am I expected to provide?
FOR A PRINCESS OR SUPERHERO VISIT:

  • Space to sit for story time (for princesses) or combat class (for superheroes)
  • An Air Conditioned INDOOR space for activities
  • Designated place for pictures (have your camera ready!)
  • All necessary items for happy birthday (cake, candle, lighter, etc)

FOR A HOSTED PARTY:

  • Tables for activities (typically two tables provide enough space)
  • Tables and chairs for your number of guests plus any characters attending
  • A place to display the food (preferably out of reach of parents or other adult guests)
  • Space for our photo backdrop and any relevant props
  • Gathering space and food for parents or other adult guests if you want them to stay
  • Use of CLEAN kitchen and sink
  • A smoke free environment
  • Parking near entrance for loading and unloading
  • Your presence is required at the party at all times

Do you work with charities, non profits and volunteer organizations? Yes we love giving back and making a difference in our community! Through our “Wish Upon A Princess” program, we offer free visits for local charities, schools, volunteer based events and families in need.

How do you clean your products/supplies between parties?
Rest assured that we use all neccesary hygiene practices. All of our hair implements/spa items are cleaned and disinfected before, during and after each guest/party. We use barbicide and anti-bacterial products.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule?
In the case of severe weather or unforeseen circumstances/illness, Girly-Girl Partea’s reserves the right to reschedule your party. If you choose to cancel the party due to severe weather or illness, please remember that your deposit is non-refundable. We will gladly work with you to reschedule your party for an alternate date. Please be advised, if food or beverages are needed there will be an additional charge.

Once your party is booked and the deposit is paid, the party can only be postponed one time. Based on availability, we will gladly work with you to reserve an alternate date for your party. If you decide to cancel your party for any reason, the deposit is non-refundable.

Do you offer professional spa services?
Girly-Girl Partea’s strives to provide a quality, authentic experience for your party, however, we do not claim to be ‘professionals’ in the field of cosmetics. Spa services are not performed by licensed cosmetologists and are for entertainment purposes only. We offer “mini” manicures and pedicures that do not include cutting or filing and does not resemble the work of a trained and licensed nail technician. Our performance is done in a simple and ‘fun’ manner. Please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding our policies.

Do you just do kids’ parties?
Of course not! We can provide Girly-Girl fun for various parties and events, with guests of all ages. We are available for grand openings, community events, school outings and more! We are also available for clinics, hospitals, daycares and charity events, often at discounted rates, sometimes even on a volunteer basis (depending on the event and the activities involved). Our party planning services are also available for all types of girly-girl functions including bridal showers, baby showers, tea parties and more.

What if my daugher and/or one of the guests are allergic?
If you choose to hire Girly-Girl Partea’s to cater your party, it is the responsibility of the client to check with party guests for specific food allergies. Should any of your guests have severe food allergies, we suggest that either you or the child’s parent provide an alternate menu for that child. It is also the responsibility of the client to check with the guests for skin allergies or sensitivities. This is in regard to the make-up/glitter and our spa parties.

Why don’t you offer “Disney” princesses?
Simply put, we do not offer “Disney” princesses because we are not “Disney”. Our characters come from the classic fairy tales. It is not our intention to violate copyright laws, so we make our performing characters different from nationally known, copyrighted characters using custom designed gowns, jewelry, and hairstyles of our own creation. Girly-Girl Partea’s is not affiliated with Disney in any way and does not distribute, sell, or wear any Disney products. Should you have the need for a licensed, copyrighted character or product at your event, we encourage you to contact the company/copyright holders for your specifically requested character.