Let’s face it, children can be demanding which makes the task of hiring the right DJ for a kids’ party all the more challenging. Children can become restless, bored and are prone to changes in mood, so it’s important to hire a DJ who can keep them thoroughly entertained for the duration of your party.
Many DJs specialise in playing specific types of events, so while some are never happier than when they’re playing to a room full of children, others would rather be anywhere else, preferring to play at weddings or other functions instead. This is why it’s vital you do your research and know what to look out for when you’re looking to hire a DJ’s services. So, to make sure you find the right man – or woman – here’s how to make sure you book the right DJ to play at a kids’ party.
Ask the children
As the party is for them, ask the kids what they want from the party. Some DJs will provide a much more interactive style of entertainment, while others would prefer to just play their music with minimal interaction. Depending on the kids’ age and their preferences, they may want different things from their party so be sure to consult them or you might have some tearful tantrums to deal with!
Make sure you know what you’re getting
Once you’ve established what the kids want, draw up a list of questions to ask the DJ. This will help you decide whether they’re a good fit for your party. On the list, include questions like ‘how will you interact with the children?’ and ‘what activities will be included in the party?’ – then once you have the answers to these, you’ll have an idea if the DJ’s service matches what you’re after.
Check their website/social media pages
If someone’s recommended a DJ, be sure to check their website. If they’re someone with experience in playing kids parties then chances are, they’ll be advertising it on their website or social media pages. If there’s no mention, then get in touch and ask why. With a lot of work drying out this year due to the social restrictions, some DJs may be willing to take any work that comes their way so be sure to check they’ve played kids’ parties before.
As ever, reviews are a great way to know what you’re getting when hiring a DJ. Although you should take some with a pinch of salt, if there’s a substantial number of reviews then you should start to see a pattern emerge which will give you an idea of what you can expect when you hire their services.
If you’re searching for a DJ to play your kids’ party, then be sure to follow these tips and you shouldn’t go far wrong. For some of the best DJs Manchester has to offer, get in touch with us today and we’ll be glad to discuss your needs and answer any questions you have.