Critterman's Pro Tips!
Suggestions from Animal Edutainment’s veteran Safari Guides
will help make your party a “positively wild” success that will have people talking!
We suggest 10-15 children for an ideal party.
It allows for a more intimate, therefore, more interactive & enjoyable party for guests.
If there are more guests, or space is limited, it may reduce the amount of touching during the program.
Accommodate adult guests at the birthday party,
We invite all guests to enjoy the program, but we also know a birthday party
may be a rare opportunity for some adult conversation.
PLEASE have an area away from the program, for adults to socialize,
so the Safari Guide will not have to strain to be heard.
Timing is important.
The time stated in the contract is the time the Safari Guide will start. Our Safari Guides perform at several parties a day, they must stay on time.
Let kids know in advance to please stay seated during the show. The Safari Guide will come to them for touching if space and children’s good behavior allow.. Since we offer hands-on programs, a single straight row, or two for bigger parties, with kids sitting on the floor is the best seating arrangement. Allow for approx. 6 feet open space in front of kids.
Plan that everyone you invite will attend.
You may be surprised how many guests attend when they learn our Safari Guide will be in attendance!
We do 95% of our programs indoor We Highly Recommend for All!
We are federally licensed, and must adhere to certain standards for the health and welfare of our Animal Ambassadors. We have temperature guidelines for presenting outdoors. It must be between 65 and 85 degrees, and we must be sheltered from the sun, wind, and weather. Experience has also taught us that outdoor settings can create distractions, are difficult to plan for with the ever changing Texas weather, and are not conducive to keeping the kids comfortable and contained.
Save munchies for after the program.
It is fine to feed kids prior to the program, but please do not set out munchies for kids to snack on during the performance. We prefer not to mix animals and food.
Pool parties & other activities.
If other activities are going on, expect that young party guests may wander off to a bounce house or the like, only to return when a new animal is presented.
Please Prepay via SquareUp,
or have your payment ready when we arrive.
You won’t have to stop cutting cake or taking pictures to settle the bill. Balance may be prepaid via your SquareUp Invoice, or paid by Check or Cash upon arrival.
Wash hands or offer hand sanitizer at the conclusion of program.
Our program is educational, so we want to reinforce the message that hands should be washed, after touching ANY animal, even your own pets.
Designate a photographer.
While children and animals may be the most difficult subjects to photograph, you are going to have some priceless photos!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Safari Guides accept gratuity?
Yes. Not expected, but it is appreciated.
How much do people usually tip?
Average tip received is between $40-60.
Can we choose different animals?
The packages are designed as they are
in order to not mix predator & prey species.
It is a safety protocol for our Safari Guides.
Do the kids get to hold the animals?
Our top priority is safety. A python’s tail may be draped over the shoulder. For the safety of both animals and children, Safari Guides DO NOT relinquish control of the Animal Ambassadors, in order to avoid accidental scratches and nips.
Why not apes & big cat for parties?
Safety, safety, safety. We are wildlife professionals not willing to accept the liability these animals pose in close proximity to kids. Are you?!?
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