Asked by radioactive-teenheart
Most princess companies offer face painting, balloon animals, and/or basic magic as add-ons to their entertainment options. My best advice would be to go out and buy some balloons (the long, skinny ones— they’re called 260’s), open up YouTube, and make some creations! If you’re already familiar with balloons, your chances of getting hired are much better! Good luck! <3 jennie
Asked by theseunderwaterstars
Hey! I’m live in San Diego, too and do princess parties through San Diego Kids’ Party Rentals. I absolutely love it there- our costumes are gorgeous and all the other girls are so nice! It’s a larger company that also does rentals (inflatables, carnival games, and such) so we always have consistent bookings. There are several great princess companies in San Diego— just make sure you do your research before you choose which is right for you . You don’t have to sing at your parties to do a good job, but I’ve found that I get tipped a lot more (I average at $60-80 in tips alone per party) if I do. We are also trained in face painting and balloons. We’re always hiring! :)
Asked by pawnee-parks-and-rec
I’ve done it a few times and it’s very rewarding and humbling. The kids there are so thankful for the character visits and the parents are even more appreciative. Make sure you’re prepared before you go— it will be much harder than you anticipate and is mentally draining. My best advice is not to stare, be courteous and aware of the children and family’s needs, and don’t overstay your welcome. Also, be sure to get permission from the hospital. The childrens’ hospitals in San Diego have been cutting down on character visits by Disney characters because of the fear of getting sued. Such a shame!
Asked by thequeenofpineapples
There are a lot of princess companies out there and some aren’t as strict as others. Some companies have multiple costumes for each princess to accommodate different sizes, but it all depends. Our costumes are lace-up back and adjustable and can fit a size 2-8. I personally don’t think you have to be skinny to be a princess- be confident in who you are!
Asked by strawberriespassion
I just posted a few yesterday— did you get to see them?! Her party so was a blast. When I got there, I gathered up all of the kids and I sang “Something There” from Beauty and the Beast. She knew all of the words and sang with me the whole time— talk about adorable! Then all of the girls wanted to sing “Let it Go” so we did that, too. It’s so cute to hear them all belt the high note at the end! :)
Asked by princesshannah-banana
Hey Princess Hannah!
Oh my gosh- I wish I could take credit for making all of my costumes. I actually work for princess party company and all of our costumes are custom-made (by a professional seamstress—- not by me!) If you have a pretty good budget, search for PixieDust Boutique on Etsy, and if you have a reeeeeeally good budget, check out Neverbug Creations. :)
Asked by musicofmyheartx3
Where do you live? I’m networked with princess companies all over the US and can suggest a few princess party companies for you to contact to get started. It’s such a rewarding job- you’ll love it!
Asked by lovelyandangerous
Thanks— I really do enjoy it! It takes a lot more work than people realize, so your message really means a lot to me!
Asked by i-stay-classy
Hey! I applied to be a “princess” right out of college when I first heard about the job. I loved all things Disney, was a trained vocalist, and majored in elementary education so it seemed like the perfect fit. I moved back home to San Diego and searched for the princess companies down here and applied to a few of them. The one I liked the most was San Diego Kids’ Party Rentals. I went in for an interview and was hired on the spot. It’s been \the most rewarding and fulfilling job I’ve had, and I absolutely love it! I’m rounding out the end of my twenties and know that I can’t be a princess forever so I’m soaking up every moment!
Little 6 year old Alana sent me an invite to her party and it really touched my heart. I wanted to do something extra special so I made a scroll and mailed it to her with a rose. Her mom told me that she was so excited when it came and she took it school for “show and tell”. Before I left her party, she ran upstairs and grabbed he scroll to show me the drawing of us. <—Melting.
Asked by disney-magic-is-in-my-heart
What a small world- my little sister went to Chico State and now lives in San Jose! There is a princess company up that way called The Cinderella Company- check them out on Facebook— they’re great! <3
Asked by singing-foxes
Thank you for the message! I do love it, how could you not?!