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A Better Party has been in business for over 10 years and provides quality entertainment for your party or event! Our business was founded and is operated by certified teachers. We have all the Storybook Princesses plus Barbie Princess. We also have boys Super Hero Parties and many mascot costumed character look- a-likes from kids favorite TV shows and movies. We also provide Team Games parties at a park or back yard that include relay races, sack races, tug of war and water balloon launcher. All parties include face painting and balloon twisting and music and party dances like limbo. Our party special is $150 for 2 hours of fun.
I generally rely on reviews for anything I purchase, hire, etc…Unfortunately I did the same for A Better Party. I am extremely disappointed with the service provided for our company party. I ordered 2 clowns for face painting and balloon twisting. The face painter (owner) did a good job but elected to set up in the very rear of the party. I had to direct children to her. For the 1st 20 minutes the balloon twister sat at a picnic table not interacting with anyone. In front of the owner I suggested he walk around and engage with the people. Why me tell him and not her? The gentleman did a horrible job. He dressed as only a ½ clown because he wore jeans on the bottom and no face make-up/paint. He never smiled, walked around like he was forced to have this job and only twisted balloons when approached. I literally had to direct him around numerous times. I had comments made to me, “why did you hire a sad clown”, “he looks like he really wants to be here, not”. Today back at work I was thanked for a job well done BUT don’t hire those so called clowns again. Hands down, my entire company (90+ people) knew they were a bust!
Then at one point in time I saw the balloon twister by the food truck I ordered. They didn’t serve him unless he had a ticket. He went over to the table I had all the things I needed for the event. He got a ticket and ordered food. Didn’t even ask! And this was before his shift was done.
I would have been more than happy to provide him a meal (as I did the magician I hired) BUT they never even came to me to say goodbye or ask how they did.
Just a waste of time and true embarrassment! DO NOT HIRE THEM!
Response from A Better Party:
Wow , I just saw this this review . She had said she would take it off . This is extremely over exaggerated. The ballon Twister had had a migraine headache for days but was feeling A little better He said so would try to do it because I didn’t have anyone else to do and they really wanted two people . After we were there you could see the pain in his face he was struggling. There were only 10 kids at the whole event I could have easily handled myself . Every kid there got multiple balloons and face painting and were very happy with them . We set up at a table next to the games so the kids could come to us when they were finished eating. She said nothing at the end of that party when she gave us the check . The balloon twister did ask at the desk for ticket to get a hamburger and someone gave him one he didn’t know who was in charge . We’ve never been at a party that people didn’t give us food . My balloon guy was definitely suffering that day and I told her we would completely refund the money for Him or both of us . But she said she didn’t want the money . I did my best best to make up for him not feeling good . I don’t know what she was expecting for us to walk around and tell jokes or something maybe ? but we were hired to do face Painting and balloon twisting and everyone got more than they wanted . If you look at all our 50 super reviews on Facebook , google and yelp we are usually 5 stars and people love us . Please don’t let one extremely critical Unforgiving person Represent our wonderful company That has been in business over 15 years.
Best party ever with the help of Nancy and her girls. Face painting and hula dancing with 28 kids 11 and 12 years olds and they made it look easy. Jennifer in particular was beautiful inside and out! The kids will be talking about this party for a long time!
Booked Elmo for my son's Elmo themed party. Elmo was a no call, no show on party day. I contacted the owner and have still not received a return call or explanation as to why Elmo failed to show even after a confirmation e-mail. I had to answer to the children asking why the person they were looking forward to didn't even come.
We hired them for my daughters 3rd birthday. They were super fun, prompt, and friendly. All of the kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Worth every penny and would hire them again in a heartbeat.
What to Expect
Our Birthday Parties include your choice of character who will do face painting, balloon twisting and music and party dances or games. Boys parties have temporary tattoos instead of face painting. Quality entertainment at a reasonable price one fifty for a two hour party!
I am Nancy Gonzales owner and founder of A Better Party. I started my own company 10 years ago after working many years for other companies in the valley. I have been a certified teacher for 30 years and now am retiring to devote full time to our business. I personally train all my people and make their costumes. Most of our girls have been with us several years and are very experienced in what they do.
We always have at least 15 entertainers on staff so we can most times provide last minute entertainment. Many of our entertainers are teachers. We also have talented Models, Actresses, Singers and Dancers, Artists and Bands.
We have over 50 characters! We provide Princesses, Pirates, Super Hero Parties, Costumed Mascot Characters, Face Painters, Balloon twisters, Games Parties for Company Picnics, Wedding Reception Childcare and also Snowcone and Cotton Candy Machines and Operators.
We serve the entire Phoenix area including: Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Laveen, Avondale,
Surprize, Goodyear, Buckeye and Maricopa. We can sometimes service other areas for a milage and travel fee.
Additional Booking Notes
We can add event insurance and put an individual or company as an additional insured for twenty dollars per event.
Past Booked Events
|October 26, 2013||Halloween Party|