THE EASIEST PARTY EVER! There are no hassles, no worries and no mess for you as our Instructor(s) will arrive about 15 minutes early to set-up, will conduct the activity and then will clean up leaving the party site exactly as he/she found it.
WHAT WE NEED: What Engineering for Kids will need from you: access to electricity (keep computers charged), and tables (i.e. a buffet-style table) for computer equipment.
PARTY LOCATION: We have performed the entertainment at birthday parties in a huge variety of locations: family rooms, basements, garages, church social halls, restaurants of all kind, the mall food court, you name it! We can make fun engineering happen just about anywhere! However some locations work better than others for our unique brand of hands-on projects.
Please keep in mind these few guidelines when considering a location for your party:
We require an indoor location with access to power. Some aspects of our parties like any take home project can be done outside, but it is best to plan to be inside for the duration of the party.
A location dedicated to just your party will be the best for your enjoyment.
QUIET IN THE CLASS: The party is best presented in a quiet room with few distractions. We ask that you discourage toys, balloons and the serving of food while the instructor is working with your party. If parents or adults stay and chat we would ask that they congregate somewhere other than where Engineering for Kids project is being held.
NAME TAGS: If possible, please provide the guests with name tag stickers with their names filled out. It will enhance our instructor’s rapport with the kids. We will provide these, if requested.
ARRIVAL TIME: The Instructor(s) will arrive at your location approximately 15 minutes before the Engineering for Kids Party Start Time. We ask that you separate the Instructor from the children while (s)he prepares the equipment so the entertaining project can start on time. To accommodate for any late arrivals and ensure your entertainment starts on time, we recommend that you tell your guests to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the Engineering for Kids Start Time.
PARTY TIME: The Instructor(s) will be ready to begin your party entertainment at the stated Engineering for Kids Start Time. Should all your guests not be present at the stated party start time, the host may elect to delay the start of the party entertainment. If the party entertainment starts late, we should be able to make up the missed time, but cannot guarantee it, as the Instructor may have another party to perform after yours.
PARTY LENGTH: The entertainment portion of all our birthday parties lasts approximately 60-90 minutes depending on the size of your party and the ages of the children.
PARTY FLOW: The Engineering for Kids entertainment can take place at any time during the course of your party, however we strongly recommend that it be done first and be followed by food. The entertainment portion of your party will begin at the start time that we have confirmed. Once our entertainment begins, the Instructor(s) will work with the children until our entertainment portion is complete. We will not be able to stop and accommodate another party activity like cake or presents so please plan the rest of your party accordingly.
NO MESS: Our Instructor(s) are very skilled at keeping activities safe and contained.
PAYMENT: The Instructor(s) will present you with two copies of an invoice upon completion of your event. This will reflect the Total Party Cost. The instructor will accept payment as cash or check. Please handle any gratuities separately. Please be sure that the invoice shows the correct amount paid, and sign a copy for the instructor. The second copy is for your records.
ADJUSTMENTS TO THE PRICE: As determining the number of party guests is not an exact science, many aspects of your party can be adjusted up to and including the day of your party. It is imperative that you are as accurate as possible in your estimated guests as we will pack your equipment based on those numbers. Please address these changes with the Engineering for Kids office in advance or with your Instructor(s) the day of your event.
TIPPING: Often customers inquire about a gratuity for the instructor. At your discretion, the typical service percentage (15% - 20%) is customary. Please pay your Instructor directly and do not include this amount in the balance due.
YOUR OPINION MATTERS! Please take a moment, at your leisure, to provide our office with feedback on your experience. It is through these surveys that we ensure your Instructor(s) and your experience meet your expectations. We may also call you after the party to follow-up and make sure all went well.