claybair on thu 16 may 02
My best trick for entertaining the children of customers is
a well placed sand garden. Parents generally have to drag the kids away.
An added bonus is selling them.
Bainbridge Island, WA
For those hyperactive kids who can't keep from touching, take along a couple
of things to keep them busy while they're in your booth. Many parents
aren't willing to leave an event just because Johnny's bored or Johnny's
tired, or.....you've seen it, I know you have. A couple of simple
somethings that move, a package of party games like the marble in a maze so
if one kid walks off with it, you're not out money and activity for the next
grabby child, a lizard (bug, spider--something you can stand) in a terrarium
at the back and screwed down to the table, a fun-house mirror, some balloons
to give away to those old enough...you get the idea. Costs a bit up front
maybe, but less than broken pots.