Party Guide


There are options for birthday parties and then there are major options. One of the major options that we highly recommend is a mobile petting zoo. Most kids absolutely love animals and what a unique birthday party will this be when all of the kids see animals running around the backyard. Let's think about this for a minute. Picture the guest of honor and all of their friends being able to enjoy some amazing animals like chickens, ducks, rabbits, sheep, goats, alpacas, pigs, cows, miniature donkeys, miniature horses, camels, kangaroos, guinea pigs, and more. There are usually various options given by the petting zoo company in terms of the number of animals and the assortment. What a great addition this will be to your event. You just need to be sure of a few things. You will want to make sure that the petting zoo animals are clean, gentle, friendly, and love being around people. There are a few petting zoo operations in the Kansas City area for you to check into. This guide will help you with your search and in finding that one provider who will put smiles on all of those little faces.

We realize that you have probably never had to search for a petting zoo provider before? So, you probably feel like a fish out of water. Well, we suggest that you conduct this search in a methodical fashion by following the rules that we have laid down below. Your first step should be to try and harness the power of the world wide web. Do a Google search for “petting zoos in the Kansas City area.” Start going through the results page and checking out as many petting zoo websites as you possibly can stomach. Reading what the site has to say about the petting zoo and safety and quality. Look at the pictures they have posted. Do you like everything you see and everything you read? If you can say yes, write down the name and contact information of the vendor. Start talking with your family, friends and coworkers about whether they have every rented a petting zoo or been to an event where a petting zoo was setup. This is your chance to get a first hand account about a great provider or a poor provider. If the review is really positive, add the candidate to your list. These two sources should provide you with enough candidates in order to start conducting some interview. Contact each candidate on your list and find out if they would be available for your birthday party. If so, then ask for a time you can get together and talk about the possibilities.

When you are sitting down across a table from a petting zoo representative, talk about what they could bring to your backyard. What kind of animals do they have and how many do they bring at once. Who will clean up after the animals? If they say anything other than their company, it is time to walk. You certainly do not want to be left with a mess. Are they licensed by the USDA? Do they carry insurance? What will they allow the children to do with the animals? Various petting zoos allow different kinds of interactions so if you or your child has their heart set on doing something like feeding the animals, you want to make sure that that is allowed. Talk for a bit about the options of petting, brushing and feeding. What do they do to make sure that everyone is completely safe? How much will renting the petting zoo cost? Do they offer package deals? How long will they be in your backyard? Do they have a limit? Find out what they think makes them better than any other mobile petting zoo provider. After you have finished with your interviews, one of the candidates should emerge as the one that you like the most. When that happens, hire them.