I did a google search for clowns and found Celebration Entertainment. I thought the prices were competitive and decided to go for them because they were in Brooklyn...BEST decision I ever made! They called the night before and the morning of my son's 1st birthday to confirm. The clown was adorable, fun, patient with a bunch of 1-5yr olds - did great face painting and came with a partner! They didn't run out after an hour, wrapping up nicely. The clown we got was Yevvie (I believe that's how it's spelled.) She looked like a little elf and was simply darling. The clown costume was awesome and clean as well!!!! They did face painting, kiddie magic and balloon stuff! Will use again for my 3 year olds 4th birthday!