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Easter Bunny visit available for any occasion!

Knoxville Party Magic offers the Easter bunny visit! Who doesn’t love having the Easter Bunny help the little ones find the hidden treasures?  Seek no longer – we have enlisted the real Easter Bunny to help with this important task!

Beeny the Bunny

We offer a variety of different options for the Easter Bunny visit at your special event! Although our bunny is a magical, she can’t be everywhere at the same time. Make your appointment today and you’ll be sure to be on her calendar!  Bunny is available year round but is usually requested around Easter time!

Choose the amount of time needed for your event for home, classroom or church events. She will pose for pictures, hand out treats (provided by client) or help the little ones find the hidden treasures. Book enough time if you want her to participate in egg hunts!

Bunny Gram! $85 (15 minutes)

Just a quick hop in and hop out, the Easter Bunny will deliver a small balloon bouquet and pose for pictures. This is the perfect service for a quick office or home visit for friends or family. Ask about our custom balloons offered by Volunteer Balloons!

 

 

Easter Bunny Party Time !

For the safety and well being of all costumed characters, they are always accompanied by an experienced handler (included in cost)

30 minutes $150

60 minutes $200

90 minutes $250

120 minutes $300

 

By special request, for an additional fee of $50,

the Easter Bunny can bring along Beeny the Bunny (that’s her real name, her show name is Rosie!)

for the children to hold and pet – so long as they are kind and gentle!

Available for inside events only!

Beeny is a full pedigreed, double mane Lionhead bunny! She’s very gentle and extremely soft!

 

 

Rosie the Bunny

 

NOT SO SMALL, SMALL PRINT!

Special appearances on Easter Sunday will incur a surcharge of $50 for all reservations received after March 23rd, 2018

For the safety and well being of all costumed characters, they are always accompanied by an experienced handler (included in cost).

Extended appearances of 60 minutes or more, the Easter bunny will need a break in a private location to cool down and hydrate.

Additional travel fee for locations more than 15 minutes from UT Medical Center.

 

Call today to see how we can create a lifetime memory for your child!

Check out our themed professional balloon decor for all occasions!

(865) 567-4086

Successful Party Planning

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What age does your mini magic show target?

Ms. Tickle’s parties are for children age 3 and up. The mini magic portion is designed specifically for little ones under 5. Older children are invited to sit further back to allow the little ones the full benefit of the entertainment!

Describe the Ms. Tickle Mini Magic Show

Younger children under the age of 4 need a show that captures their attention and keeps it too. Ms. Tickle is a goofy character & the kiddos love that she depends on them to keep her on track! Her show is interactive and all the kids participate one way or another. They’ll enjoy playing tricks on her and helping her find her lost “friends”. A friendly fuzzy puppet sometimes shows up to help too!  And maybe, the birthday child will become a mini magician and perform a trick on their own! Ideal for kiddos 5 years & younger!

Do I need to provide anything for the mini magic show?

Simply provide the smiling kiddos and a clean, uncluttered floor space (the kids must sit on the floor for the mini magic show).  If you’ve also booked face painting and or balloon twisting we will start with that and conclude with the mini magic show.  Ms. Tickle will invite the little kids to sit on the floor in the front of her while those 6 years and older will be invited to sit toward the back.  Oh, being offered iced water is always appreciated!

Where should Ms. Tickle perform?

An open space with minimal distractions. Toys, TV’s turned on, loud music, noisy grownups (especially noisy grownups), and food distract children from the magic and make it really hard to enjoy a live show. We prefer to work indoors but will be happy to work outdoors also as long as there are no activities going on to distract the kiddos! Oh and please lock up your dogs… we hate losing props to playful pups!

Are your face paints safe?

Absolutely! We use only FDA approved cosmetic grade paint and glitter which is a combination of paraffin wax, pigment and a preservative to prevent bacteria from growing. Our insurance does not allow us to face paint children under the age of 3. We appreciate that you or your guests do not insist that we do so. For pool parties or very muggy days, we’ll be happy to use waterproof products. NOTE: Waterproof products will not come off with water! Gently rub with mild hand soap or baby oil and remove residue with baby wipes.

Can you make balloons or face paintings to fit my theme?

Absolutely! Let us know your theme beforehand and we’ll offer balloons that fit your party’s needs. Whether it’s Mickey Mouse, Frozen, Hello Kitty, or Minecraft we offer hundreds of different designs and characters.

Balloon Safety

All the balloons that we use are designed for entertainers and are 100% latex – please be sure that none of your guests have latex allergies, including adults. Our insurance does not allow us to offer balloons to children under the age of 3 due to choking hazards. We appreciate that you or your guests do not insist that we do so. If the party is outside, please provide a shady area for the balloon twister.  Although we are happy to twist balloons outside, be mindful that grass, sand, stones, etc., are hazardous to the life of inflated balloons!

What time will you arrive at my party?

Schedule us to arrive 30 minutes after your party starts.  We may have a party booked straight after yours and cannot be delayed waiting for late arrivals.  For the Ms. Tickle Mini Party and or Perfect Party, plan to serve the cake while the face paints or balloon gear are put away. The Mini Magic Show will immediately follow. We ask that you be respectful of our schedule; most likely we have another party to attend immediately following yours.

What if more kids show up than originally planned?

I need to know as soon as you know so that we can adjust our schedule for the extra time needed (about 10 minutes per child). The additional $10 fee per extra child is to cover additional time & materials not accounted for in the original booking. If there are more children than originally planned we will have to offer simpler face painting and/or simpler balloon animals and/or a shorter magic show.

BOOKING INFORMATION

Ready to book? Here’s how!

Call, email or text to verify that your time and date are available and select the party packages & prices. We will follow up with an invoice to collect the $50 deposit/retainer that will confirm the services you requested. Upon receipt of your deposit/retainer, your party will be confirmed. You will receive a confirmation email which will serve as a binding agreement between both of us.

How do I pay the balance?

You will receive an electronic invoice reminding you of the balance owed. Should you choose the convenience of electronic payment for the balance, a 5% service charge will apply on the balance. The balance is due at the start of the party by check or cash.  Things will get a little hectic and we’d like to avoid the embarrassment of having to track you down and possibly arriving late to our next party.

Can you refund my deposit/retainer?

Deposits/retainers towards our party packages are non-refundable. Please understand that we have saved that date & time for you and a cancellation is always a loss of income for our artists.

Cancellation policy for inclement weather on the day of the event?

It is our hope that if you are planning your event outdoors, you would have a plan B to bring everything inside should the weather take a turn for the worse.  We have saved that date & time for you and a last minute cancellation is definitely a loss of income for us. Full payment is due if we are unable to perform due to the fact that there are no inside accommodations. In the case of severe weather conditions, we will gladly reschedule (subject to our availability), as long as you provide us with a 24-hour notice. On the other hand, should you decide to have your party regardless of the weather and we determine that driving poses a threat to our personal safety, we reserve the right to cancel and refund your deposit or reschedule your party; whatever is best for you.

Parking Arrangements

We appreciate parking close to the entrance of the event. We carry a lot of gear and the extra time needed to carry items in and out affects the time allotted for your event. Better yet, arrange for one of the guests to help unload & load!

Insurance

Knoxville Party Magic entertainers covered under a $2M liability insurance.

Tipping?

Never expected, always appreciated!

Finally, we highly encourage you to read this very helpful post – very little can go wrong when well prepared!

Satisfaction Guaranteed!

We have confidence the services offered by each and every one of our professional artists. Should
your expectations not be met, kindly discuss the situation with the artist before she/he leaves.  If you feel that we have not met your expectations, we will gladly refund your money!

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Finally, consider adding spectacular balloon decor available from our sister company, Volunteer Balloons! The final touch to a truly successful party!

 

 

 

 

Caricature Artists

Caricature Artists – Newest Team Members!

I’m so happy to announce the addition of 2 new team members – Dennis & Amanda! Both are amazing caricature artists that have come all the way from Florida to establish themselves in our great town!

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dennis – this guy (and gal) are definitely pros! See for yourself below. These are just a tiny sample of what they are are capable of.

Different Mediums Available

Whatever you prefer, charcoal, color, head only, multiple people, full body, etc., these caricature artists  will execute your portrait in a timely fashion.

Furthermore, they are friendly and personable and add enjoyment to any event – with the added bonus of providing  fun memories as keepsakes!

Ideal Entertainment for all sorts of events!

Consider hiring one or both caricature artists for all kinds of events!  Weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, company picnics. They need just a small amount of space and lots of good light. If your event is outdoors and goes on into the evening, they’ll need adequate lighting. As for chairs, they bring their own for themselves and the guest sitting in front of them.

Throwing a birthday party for a child that just a little too old for face painting or balloon animals? Hiring one or both or our artists will make the neighborhood kids not want to miss your party!

Rates

$225 for two hours, $110 subsequent hour per artist.  Depending on what you require from them, they can process about 15 guests an hour.  If you want faster results, just let them know & they’ll simplify their drawings using just charcoal instead of full color; If your event is 3 hours or more, we’ll be happy to work out pricing more suitable to your needs.

Finally, I can’t begin to tell you how much fun it is to have your portrait done this way! The results might be freakingly strange but you will definitely be recognizable! Be prepared to be entertained while your portrait is being brought to life!

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Kid’s Party Packages

Kids Party Packages & Pricing (Friday to Sunday)

Knoxville Party Packages

Ask about our discounts available for parties Monday to Thursday – All party packages can be customized to suit your needs.

Mini “Magic” Show

Kids party packages designed for young children need a show that captures their attention and keeps it too. Ms. Tickle is a goofy character & the kiddos love that she depends on them to keep her on track! Her show is interactive; consequently all the kids participate one way or another. They’ll enjoy playing tricks on her and helping her find her lost “friends”. A friendly fuzzy puppet sometimes shows up to help too!  And maybe, the birthday child will become a mini magician and perform a trick on their own! Ideal for kiddos 3 to 6 years old!

For private birthday parties at home or at your preferred party venue such at Little Peeps Fun Place at Foothills Mall in Maryville – owned by none other than Ms. Tickle!

Artsy Time (approx. 60 minutes) $125.00 or 2 hours for $200

Pick one: face painting or balloon twisting

Mini Party (approx. 1 ½ hours) $225.00Balloon Pop Artist

Pick two: face paintingballoon twistingmini magic show

Perfect Party (approx. 2 hours) $275.00

Includes: face painting, balloon twisting and mini magic show. We encourage you to serve the cake while we put away our gear & set-up for the mini magic show. 

Mini Magic Show Add-On + $50.00

An option for any of the mini magic shows. The birthday child will produce a live bunny rabbit that he/she can hold while photos are taken.   Although all the guests can pet Rosie, only the birthday child is permitted to hold her for photos! However, if everybunny behaves, we can have the children sit on the floor & have Rosie visit each child.  Rosie LOVES the crunchy pieces of ice cream cones! The birthday child will receive a custom designed stuffed bunny that is an exact replica of Rosie the Bunny! These beautiful stuffed bunnies are made exclusively for Knoxville Party Magic!

Crazy Fun Balloon Show (approx. 45 minutes) $250.00

Hilariously funny, Interactive balloon comedy show using several volunteers that get to keep their amazing, giant balloon creations! Giggles & belly laughs guaranteed. This kids party packages includes a special segment and one themed large balloon creation for one birthday child.

Balloon Workshop for a group up to 15 children (approx. 75 minutes) $300.00

Party Packages

Includes 250 pre-inflated entertainer balloons (15+ balloons per child) Children will learn to make several different & simple designs. The workshop will finish with balloon hat chaos! All this to the beat of high-energy, family friendly music! Each child will bring home all of their creations which will last several days, sometimes weeks! A great activity that will have everyone, kids, and adults, laughing and having a great time! Toddlers will squeal with joy watching everyone make crazy, colorful balloon creations! Suitable for a private birthday party, a school assembly production, a summer camp activity, leadership recognition, day-care program, etc.! kid's party packages

Not only is this balloon twisting workshop loads of fun but learning to twist balloons will empower children with the knowledge of “I can do this”! We can cater this workshop to a group of adults – an event everyone will remember and talk about! Impressive photo opportunities guaranteed!

 

 

 

  

Climb-Inside Balloon as an add-on to any of our parties: $100

The lucky child is safely & easily guided inside a giant,6-foot diameter clear balloon! Balloon is large enough for 2 adults & 4 or 5 kids!  Parent(s) are invited to step inside also! A safe, unique experience offered only by Knoxville Party Magic! Guests will be able to see the astonished child (or family)  inside this this gigantic, clear balloon and the child will see guests awestruck by this amazing feat! Totally safe (a simple pin prick will release everyone inside), unless allergic to latex. More details available here.

Looking for a full blown magic show with all the bells and whistles? Click this link now for professional magic shows for kids and adults of all ages! 

 

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

KIDS PARTY PACKAGES

 Prices are for parties up to 15 children ($10 each additional child, 3 years and older), time allowing.

If more than 15 children, an additional artist may be required to help your party run more smoothly.

Group of 20 children or more – call for custom pricing.

Additional $25 per party for events held outdoors. Heat deteriorates our products quickly.

$50 tent fee if shade is not available and we have to bring & set up our own.

On all parties, add travel charges $25 up to 15 minutes from UT Medical Center. Each additional 10 minutes $15.00.

$25 extra for each additional birthday child (twins, triplets or friends combining birthday party).

Glitter tattoos recommended for poolside parties (water resistant) We can also use our high quality, waterproof face paints.

The mini magic show, approximately 15/20 minutes, simple “magic” with birthday child as the star.

If Ms. Tickle is not available for your party, we will send you another amazing kid’s entertainer!

Professional Balloon Decor for All Occasions

Available via our parent company Volunteer Balloon Decor Amazing balloon decorations suitable for any & all events. Please inquire about special pricing when combining with party services!

 

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Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Party Packages

We have confidence in the services offered by each and every one of our professional artists. Should your expectations not be met, kindly discuss the situation with the artist before she/he leaves.  If you feel that we have not met your expectations, we will gladly refund your money!

About Me – Children’s Entertainer in Knoxville

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Hi, I’m Christine Maentz, a.k.a. Ms.Tickle, and I’m a children’s entertainer serving Knoxville and the surrounding areas.  

I started entertaining kids late in life. In my mid-fifties, I found a passion for face painting and was happy to realize that there was no age limit to excel in this industry. What’s ironic is that I didn’t realize this was something I would enjoy so much!

Happily married and “Grandma” to 12 of the most special kids I know. We have a very busy life being active members of our Church. In 2016 my husband was ordained a Permanent Deacon after almost 5 years of study. I’m so very proud of him!

My hobby career began when our church picnic committee was searching for an affordable face painter for our annual picnic. No one volunteered for the job and I truly felt this had to be available to our kids, regardless of the skill levels. With minimal artistic talents, my only experience was simple doodling during my high school years!  But at least it was something!

I started with an inexpensive but professional starter kit which allowed me to experiment with various techniques. I fell in love immediately with this form of art! Painting itself was a blast but  the most pleasure came from seeing the joy and amazement in the eyes of the little children I painted. And I wasn’t even all that good at it!

Improving and adding skills

Children's entertainerSince then I’ve taken many professional classes and seminars and I stay up to date on what’s up and coming in the face painting industry.

I then took up balloon twisting and puppetry and thne expanded my services to kids shows, which I’ve grown very passionate about.

My husband & I semi-retired a few years ago which allows me to dedicate more time to making kids smile… whether it be with face painting, balloons or Ms. Tickle’s fun magic show!

I’m very proud of my most recent endeavor. In March of 2017, I was appointed by Judge Kenlyn Foster of Blount County as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)…

CASA volunteers are everyday citizens that judges appoint to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have been removed from their homes due to parental abuse and neglect. They stand up for these children and change their lives.”

Knoxville’s only “Balloon Pop Artist” looks forward to entertaining your little guests and creating lasting fun memories for all!

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