Date of gig: 6/2021 Acts booked: Caricatures, Henna Tattoos, Glitter Tattoos Type of event: End of school year event Review: "Our Parks and Rec Department has worked with Funtime Funktions for 6 years to provide programming for a multitude of our events – each time, Funtime Funktions has made it easy to book performing artists including scheduling, day of logistics, payment and follow up! Working with them makes my job as a program coordinator easier and I value our partnership with Funtime!"
Date of gig: 6/2021 Acts booked: Multiple Type of event: Birthday party Review: "Our Parks and Rec Department has worked with Funtime Funktions for 6 years to provide programming for a multitude of our events – each time, Funtime Funktions has made it easy to book performing artists including scheduling, day of logistics, payment and follow up! Working with them makes my job as a program coordinator easier and I value our partnership with Funtime!"
Date of gig: 5/29/2021 Acts booked: Magician / Balloon Artist Type of event: Birthday party Review: "Okay, proactively reaching out to say... Gene was amazing!!! He literally made the day magical. He was on time, polite, hilarious!, and very talented. All of the kids (and adults) were impressed with his show. We loved his balloon creations. He had everyone smiling and laughing and really I don't have enough nice words to say how much we enjoyed him as part of our day."
Date of gig: 5/22/2019 Acts booked: Storytelling Type of event: Children's event Review: "Storytime Weavers engaged an auditorium full of kids ages 4-11 (350+ kids). Interactive, creative storytelling that kids won't forget. We'd definitely ask them to perform again for our library."
Date of gig: 9/22/2018 Acts booked: Henna Artists and Temporary Glitter Tattoos Type of event: 19th annual Plymouth on Parade Review: "Dear Jenna and staff, Thank you for the professional job you did with Plymouth on Parade with the henna and metallic tattoos. The Tattoos were perfect, and the kids loved the unicorns and choices! Henna was a good fit, and I am glad two were recommended. It all worked out in the end and the families enjoyed the artists. Your entertainers were efficient and friendly and professional. I contacted them all by email and spoke to them prior to the event. I appreciate your follow up and attention, and will continue to recommend your company and entertainers."
Date of gig: 8/24/2018 Acts books: Cry Wheel, tightrope and clown Type of event: Seminary Orientation Day Review: "Mr. Fun and the team were great, very detailed and professional. Performers were fantastic, friendly and accessible to our community. A great day!"
Date of gig: 8/8/2018 Acts booked: Siama's Congo Music Type of event: Summer Reading Program Review: "Such a GREAT event! Siama is an amazing musician and Dallas did such a fabulous job of helping kids understand what it is like to step off a plane in the heart of Africa for the first time. . . Loved the fact that they engaged the kids in singing and dancing. These events that are interactive are so much more educational and impactful that those that are straight performances!"
Date of gig: 7/17/20188 Acts booked: Amy the Twistin Vixen Type of event: Community outreach event in the park Review: "She had a very engaging personality. It was perfect for our summertime event in the park - adults/parents could engage in the community input tabling event we conducted while kids (of all ages!) could partake in the fun hula hooping. It was just enough to get people's attention without being intrusive to our other organizational conversations taking place at the same time. The music was just right too -- got people's attention, drew them in to the community event, yet was not overpowering. It added a light, fun touch to our serious "agenda" that night. Thank you so much!"
"Hello Jenna, Absolutely love working with you all…FunTime Funktions & Mr. Fun (Steve) are simply fabulous! Professional, extremely friendly, easy to work with, and more to the point, very entertaining for all ages. Love ya, Mr. Fun!"
Acts books: Justin the Magician and Cale the Juggler
Type of event: River Falls Days - town festival
Review: "Working with Justin and Cale was great and I would highly recommend them! It was very hot outside on the day of their performance but they were both very flexible and accommodating. They both found spots to perform that would make our attendees comfortable, even if it meant that they had to perform right under the sun. Having them stroll through our festival was a nice addition and added a little extra entertainment. Thank you!"
Acts books: African Drumming
Type of event: Hands on Drumming
Review: "Uncle Kweski was excellent! They arrived early, and were very prepared. Uncle Kweski told us a bit about were he was from and how long he has been playing drums. The crowd really enjoyed him and interacted well! We wished that he could have stayed longer! It would have been great to see him do a solo!"
Acts books: Balloon artist
Type of event: Family medical conference (PKS kids)
Review: "We had Jason doing balloon art at our event and he was fantastic. He did a great job with all the kids, including the ones with additional health needs. He was kind and fun. He managed the requests very well, treating the kids to a more elaborate custom request and switching back to quicker balloon art to keep the line moving. The families there were very impressed! Thank you Jason and fun time functions for brightening up our family medical conference!"
"One of the best events I have ever scheduled! So great to have kids participate and not just sit back and watch a performance. The only complaints we had were from adults who were jealous that they did not get to drum! He is one amazing person: so full of energy and joy."
Acts books: Face painter, spin zone stilt Walker fire show and magician
Type of event: Old settler reunion
Review: "It was better than expected everyone loved it!! Can't wait to have the guys again next year"
Acts books: Uncle Kwazi African Drumming
Type of event: Vacation Bible School
Review: "Uncle Kwazi is the greatest. He brought plenty of drums so that all the children could participate. The children, ranging from 4 yrs to 17 yrs loved him. He quickly had the kids making beautiful music!"
Vacation Bible School Supervisor, 6/18/2018
"Hi Jeanna, We LOVED Siama and Dallas! What a fantastic and fun show! I will be sure to spread the word. Thanks so much, Deni"
Acts books: Balloon Artist-JOJO
Type of event: Summer Carnival Bash
Review: "JOJO was great. He remember our individuals names and made the event fun. Everyone had a great time. Being a non profit organization made it harder for us to get funds to pay for this and have it properly arranged ahead of time. Thank you for working with us and providing us with a balloon artist that kept us within range."
"Cindy was our face painter, along with partner ARTrageous. We had a great experience with all involved and really appreciate you all working with us! We received very positive feedback about the face painting! Thank you so much! Everyone was on time and stayed for the duration of the event. It was a great day and we were lucky to have beautiful weather! THANK YOU!"
Acts books: Caricaturists: Vincent Champage and Adam Kirk
Type of event: Team Building
Review: "I arranged an outdoor team building activity for a group of 150 people at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Vincent Champage and Adam Kirk were the caricaturists on site. They were very professional, social, and punctual. They were able to handle such a large volume of people in a 2-3 hour period and still maintain quality. They were excellent artists and I would work with them again."
"This program was by far one of the very best our library has ever hosted! Uncle Kwesi and Ken are so talented, patient, kind, and fun. The youth that registered for this class were diverse in so many ways: age (preschool-high school!); ethnicity; neurotypicality, hearing, sight, and other abilities but the drums brought them all together as one. It was a delightful thing to witness. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us and we can't wait to have you back again."
I wanted to write to you today to let you know how extremely happy we were by the services that were provided to us last night by Jason the balloon artist, the character sketch artist and the face painter (Sorry did not get their names). Jason went above and the face painter went above and beyond. Jason made sure every kid had a minimum of 1 of their choice, and most received 2 and beyond. The face painter stayed past the time to ensure each Scout and sibling were happy and got what they wanted. The character sketch artist got through 90% of the group which is huge and appreciated as well. I only had a few pictures, because I was running around with other stuff, but wanted to let you know what a great job they did and how much I appreciate the last minute fix for us. I will be locking in a juggling artist for our Blue and Gold program from your business today because of our satisfaction.
"We did two seating's with a total of 200 guests (100 each seating). The event went so well and Doug was fabulous. He is so easy to work with and really good with the kids. This is the third year in a row we have used him!"
Date of gig: 12/18/2017 Acts booked: Santa Gary Type of event: Christmas Party Review: "I just want to let you know that Santa Gary was wonderful yesterday at the Christmas Party! Truly was the highlight of the day and he did a fantastic job for us and we will certainly want him back next year! Thank you so much!"
Date of gig: 12/16/2017 Acts booked: Balloon Twister Type of event: Birthday Party Review: "Everything went well and he did a good job with the boisterous 6 year olds!"
Date of gig: 12/15/2017 Acts booked: Santa Garry Type of event: Xmas party for the daycare kids Review: Santa Garry is so so wonderful with my daycare kids. He comes and has them sit on his lap and reads to them and dances and sings with them
Date of gig: 12/11/2017 Acts booked: Santa Roger Type of event: Breakfast with Santa Review: "Santa Roger did a great job. He was very good with the children. We have guest comment on what a nice job he did."
Date of gig: 12/9/2017 Acts booked: Santa Doug Type of event: Breakfast with Santa Review: "We did two seating's with a total of 200 guests (100 each seating). The event went so well and Doug was fabulous. He is so easy to work with and really good with the kids. This is the third year in a row we have used him!"
Date of gig: 12/2/2017 Acts booked: Santa Claus Type of event: Client Appreciation Open House Review: "Santa showed up a half hour early, he greeted everyone and then stood outside the building for a half hour prior to the event helping draw attention to our event. He sat through over 300 pictures. He did great. We will want to book him for next year for the same weekend so put us down now!!!"
Date of gig: 11/29/2017 Acts booked: 2 Face Painters Type of event: Corporate Review: "Loved working with Fun Time, very easy. The face painters were amazing and the kids loved their works of art on their faces..."
Date of gig: 10/23/2017 Acts booked: Balloon Artist Review: "Jason did great! The kids loved the balloon creations he was making. He always had a line, but he did complete all the balloons before he left. The event next year will again be the 2nd Saturday in October."
Date of gig: 10/7/2017 Acts booked: Face Painting Type of event: Boy's birthday party Review: "Scena was absolutely wonderful! She is so talented, the kids loved her and was so professional. We would have her back in a heartbeat!!"
"Your team was absolutely amazing & wonderful! From start everyone kept the kids captivated and entertained with dancing, games, face painting and just mountains of fun. They were very attentive to the kids needs and made the afternoon magical and completely stress free for our staff. A huge thanks, we had an amazing time, everything was perfect! I also want to say, I had time to chat with everyone & have to say personally “loved them all”!! I would give you 100 out of 100 & highly recommend FunTime Funktions!"
"Steve was very good and the kids enjoyed the 'shows'. The younger kids had a blast playing the games and the older kids loved to make the 'twirl thingies'. Had many parent comment that they loved it."
"Hi Jeanna. Please give Mr. Fun a 10+ for his work with the children at Hearts and Minds Preschool yesterday! He had us make Poy? Even though we had very young children, he was so willing and patient and gave everyone the time they needed to have success at their project. I so appreciate his work! "
"Mr. Fun was awesome! We had children from 3 to 11 years old, and he captured their attention! He gave very good information about the historical roots of the toys he demonstrated and the children had a ball trying out the various toys. The parents were very impressed also. I will definitely refer your group to friends."
"The kids had a blast. Mr. Fun is always so energetic when he comes out and performs with the kids. I think I will have to book a longer session next time so they can get more time to play with the great toys he brings."
"Lydia was great! Showed up before the party to discuss details with me and have everything set up before the party goers started showing up. Everyone was commenting how great her work was and amazed at the speed she was able to do them in!"
"Everyone really enjoyed Rachel as our Artist She did a wonderful job and was so friendly to everyone. She took the time to draw whatever our guest wanted. And her drawings were so good. They were ready to be framed. I didn’t see her leave to tell her thank you and goodbye so would you please relay that message and let her know that we really enjoyed her. Would definitely have her again at another event. Once again thank you for a very special time!!!!"
"Everything went awesome. Cindy was superb with face painting and balloon twisting. All kids enjoyed a lot. Thank you for making my daughter's birthday party a great and memorable event. For sure will refer Funtime Funktions to my friends and family."
"Jason was awesome!! He was stuck in a living room with a bunch of tiny, yelling children and he was a total champ! My daughter would not stop going after the array of balloons hanging off of his belt and it never threw him off. I have no idea how he gets through that without suffering from major child induced ptsd, lol, but he was fantastic. Thank you so much again for making availability for a last minute request 😊"
"Lulu the Clown was perfect. She has a fine sense of humor and is considerate of the feelings of shy 3 and 4-year-olds. The kids were held in rapt attention and not too intimidated. The little girl asked Lulu to dance with her, and the little boy was proud of his animal balloons, a gorilla and a penguin. Everybody had lots of fun. Thank you for a successful evening!"
"Everything went wonderful! We loved Elvis and he added a lot to our event. We will be calling on your services again in the future I am sure. Not sure what for, but I am sure we will think of something. If anyone asks I will be sure to recommend you for anything. If I see an opportunity I will talk you guys up. I look forward to talking to you in the future."
"We had a blast with Santa George! The visit was perfect. George was jovial and fun and relaxed, and his helper did a nice job leading songs, reading a story, and keeping George on track :) All went exceptionally well,and we look forward to a repeat performance in the future. Thanks for your help!"
"Santa and Mrs.Claus were absolutely amazing! They were troopers when it was a slow night for us. I definitely can't wait to call you back next year! I would love to have them for a couple more Wednesdays next year!"
"It was wonderful. We had a few less numbers than we anticipated but the kids loved it. The entertainer was great as well. We plan on doing a nice outdoor event for our volunteers this summer and Global Games might be something we would want to have."
"I appreciate you reaching out to follow up. I thought the event went very well. Students were very excited about the tarot card reader and palm reader; they had lines going most of the time from what I was able to observe. It seemed like everything went smoothly. Thank you for working with us on this event yet again!"