Planning with customers
Alligator cut-outs on the chairs...
The first thing to do with clients is schedule a meeting. I take my party menu—a list of my services—with me and explain it. Clients can then choose the services they want.
Next, I ask what kind of theme they have in mind. Sometimes I have to give them suggestions.
Knowing the theme will help decide the decorations and invitations. The theme can also help you come up with games and crafts.
...and an alligator cake!
If I am helping host the party, I always bring along my "emergency kit." My kit includes extra favors in case a guest who hasn't RSVPed shows up. Last, I always bring a camera and extra batteries.
It always seems to happen that the camera can't be found or the batteries die.
This quick thinking on my part has saved the day many times.