FAQ

IMG_9946Q: Where are you located?      

A: Our princesses are centered in the North Mount Pleasant area, and will travel to Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, Daniel Island, Clements Ferry, and Awendaw for no additional charge. We will attend parties in West Ashley, North Charleston, Downtown Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville, Monks Corner, or Ladson on a case by case basis for an additional travel fee.

Q: How far in advance should I book my party to get the time I want?

A: We begin booking sometimes a month to two months before parties! We highly recommend booking at least 3 weeks before your event to try and reserve your preferred date and time, however we can sometimes accommodate late bookings.
Q: What do your parties include?

A: For more information about what is included in a party with Storybook Encounters, visit our Party Details page!

IMG_9873Q: What do you do for boy guests at Princess parties?

A: At our Princess Parties, we strive to make all the activities boy-inclusive. We also offer add-ons which may appeal to boys such as balloon animals or face painting. We want boys to really enjoy the entertainment at our princess parties!

Q: Can you entertain outdoors?

A: Yes, we can entertain outdoors. We prefer to be indoors during the hot summer months, however we can perform outdoors if absolutely necessary.

Q: Is a deposit required or do we pay at the party

A: Both! We do require a $40 non-refundable deposit to secure your time in our calendar, and then the remaining balance can be paid by cash or check at the party.

Q: Can I pay for my entire party online in advance? IMG_9997

A: We would be happy for you to pay in advance if you would like, just let us know via email after we confirm your booking and we will create a custom invoice for you. However, there will be a 2.9% additional fee to cover the cost of the payment processing fees.

Q: Is tipping required?

A: No, tipping is not required. However, if you are thrilled with the entertainment your performers provide, tips are greatly appreciated!

Q: When should we serve cake or pizza etc.?

A: Your characters will completely entertain your guests during their time at your party. It is suggested that you serve food and/or do other activities either before or after your princess time. Often it is best for cake to be served just as the princesses are leaving after singing happy birthday.

Q: How much space do your activities require?

A: We will work with whatever amount of space you can provide, however the more space you have available the better!

Q: What do we need to provide?

A: Just an outlet (2 prong) near the space you would like our princesses to use for their story time, and a table with enough space for each of the participating guests to do their craft. Don’t forget to have your camera ready!

IMG_0985Q: Do you need time to set up?

A: Your characters will arrive at their scheduled time, and begin immediately upon arrival. Our only set-up is locating your entertainment area and an outlet.

Q: How many children does the party include?

A: Eleven. The final count of the party should include the birthday girl so it is 11 total. If you would like to add additional guests, we do add an additional $10 per 5 guests to cover the cost of our supplies.
Q: Do you sing happy birthday?

A: Yes. We reserve about 5 minutes at the end for the children to gather around the cake, take pictures, and sing happy birthday.