for Stretch & Company
This page is full of booking information to help make it easier to select and book an artist from Stretch & Company for your birthday party, company picnic, school festival, Bar Mitzvah, or any other type of event. Read through the information on this page and most of your questions should be answered. If you still have questions about booking, please feel free to contact us at any time.
If you have a date and time for your event, then you should make sure we have availability for it. Click on the calendar image to the left to visit our online calendar. We do our best to keep it up to date so clients can easily see if the artist or artists they are interested in booking are available on the date and time of their event.
The hourly rate for balloon twisting, face painting, event photography and temporary airbrush tattoos is $125.00 per hour for each artist. There is a one hour minimum booking per event, but you can book in half hour increments after the first hour. This rate is per artist, so if you want both balloon art and face painting, there would be two artists and the rate would be $250.00 per hour to book both artists.
Portrait photography is different from event photography and is the only art that comes with a half hour minimum. The hourly rate is still $125.00 per hour, and a half hour photo session will be $65.00. For both event photography and portrait photography, all photos will be processed and uploaded to an online gallery for viewing. The gallery allows digital downloads, as well as the option to purchase prints in various sizes and finishes.
We are based in the middle of the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex and will travel anywhere. If your event is more than 25 miles from us one-way, there may be a travel fee added to your total of $1.00 per mile. This fee is charged for the total distance one way, and is to help compensate for the extra time spent traveling to and from your event when we could be working other events. For events more than 45 miles from us there is a 2 hour minimum booking, and for events more than 90 miles from us there is a 3 hour minimum booking. If your event is more than 180 miles away you will be charged the daily rate of $750.00 or $125.00 per hour for each artist (whichever is greater) your event because your event is now an all day event with travel time and 4 hour minimum booking. Airfare and hotel expenses for events requiring overnight stays are not included in the daily rate and will be added to the total due. These would apply to events that are too far away make the round trip in one day, or events that start early in the morning, or end late in the evening. We will let you know if any conditions apply that would require airfare or hotel stays.
Booking and Payment
When you are ready to book an artist or artists from Stretch & Company for your event, contact us to begin the booking process. You can submit a from from the Contact page, email us directly, or call us at 214-868-2917 to get your event set up. Once we have all the details, you will be emailed a booking agreement to confirm that we have the information correct. You don’t need to sign the agreement, just reply to the email to signify that the details are correct and you accept the agreement. We require 20% (twenty percent) of the total due up front as a booking fee to hold the date. You will be sent a PayPal invoice so you can pay that fee online with a credit card. The booking fee is deducted from the total, and the balance is due at the event payable in cash or with a credit card. We do not accept personal checks, but will accept a company check for company events.Stretch & Company is listed on Party Blast, the premier online directory for hiring professional party services.