How to Perform Monster Bubbles
Monster Bubbles is the best way to instantly create a festive atmosphere at your event. Our bubble performer will create Australia's largest soap bubbles, filling the air with exquisite colour, form and beauty. These joy-filled bubbles will give your guests a celebratory experience they'll always remember.
Council Events, Festivals, Fairs, Fetes, Markets, Parades, Pageants, Weddings, Wineries, Openings etc. Really, any outdoor event with other activities and entertainment taking place as well.
Monster Bubbles Timing
1 hour - continuous
2 hours - 2x 45 min sets (15 min non-bubbling time each hour)
3 hours - 3x 40 min sets (20 min non-bubbling time each hour)
4 hours - 4x 40 min sets (20 min non-bubbling time each hour)
5 hours - 5x 40 min sets (20 min non-bubbling time each hour)
With the 45 and 40 min sets, you bubble continuously for that time, and then with the remaining time in the hour, rest your arms,hydrate, and/or move location (if the client would like).
Call the Client - 7 Days before the Event
Call the Client 7 days before the event, introduce yourself as the bubble performer, build repoire, and confirm the date, start/end time of service, your arrival and exit time, parking and most importantly the technical requirements. See technical requirements below. First, call the clients on their work line, rather than their mobile. This is especially important for people that work at councils, libraries, etc. It’s easiest to reach clients in the morning generally, and they will also be most attentive at this time of day.
Monster Bubbles must take place outdoors. A non-slippery surface such as grass or bitumen is best and about 8 x 8 metres of space is ideal. Kids love to chase bubbles, so it's best for the bubble activity to take place somewhere central. That way, no matter which direction the wind blows the bubbles, the kids will stay safe from roads and the bubbles will remain a wonderful visual attraction in the main area, where they can be enjoyed by everyone, young and old.
Bubbles and barbecues also don't play well with each other, so please have the bubbles be at least 15 metres away from any lit barbecue.
Lastly, you will need access to a nearby tap (preferabubbly one with warm water).
Call the Client - The Day of the Event
Call the Client before you start driving to tell them your ETA (which should always be at least 30 mins before the start of your bubbling time).
If you run into any car or traffic problems en route to your gig, experience has shown that clients are much more understanding if you have already contacted them early on the day of the event. Update them again if you experience any changes to your eta that will make you later than you anticipated, but assure them that you will still be able to start on time (if this is the case, which it always should be).
Arriving on time means arriving in plenty of time.
Plenty of time means:
Always meet the client first and ask them to point out or show you the proposed area
Air quality - Stay at least 15 metres away from BBQs
Air direction - consider where the bubbles will float to
Air speed - is there a more protected area?
Air shape - is there a less turbulent location to place the activity?
Surface safety - watch out for slippery surfaces
Surface slope - avoid placing the bubble activity on sloping ground
Avoid letting bubble mix enter waterways
Check propose(d) activity site for air and surface considerations in terms of both safety and optimal bubble blowing conditions.
Consider all of the contextual aspects of optimal location including the client’s preferences.
Let the kids know that the most important rule is safety: 1) To watch where they’re running and 2) To not throw things to pop the bubbles.. Thrown objects are very likely to hit someone and could seriously hurt them. As new kids arrive, let them know the rules.
The other reason of course that we don’t want children throwing objects, is that it completely diminishes the quality of Monster Bubbles, if they’re popping all the bubbles straight away.
When the first kid breaks the rule and starts to throw things (stick, hat, shoe, etc), be very stern and let them know that there is no throwing any objects of any kind, and if they do it again, they’ll have to leave the Monster Bubbles area.
In place of throwing things, encourage the children to blow bubbles inside of the medium sized bubbles instead. This works really well.
Mix in the eyes
Let the children and parents know: If anyone gets bubble mix in there eye, be sure not to wash it out with water, as water and bubble mix makes MORE bubble mix and spreads it over the eyes. Instead, just dab the eye with a dry sleeve to absorb the mix, and then let the tear ducts do their job. Salty tears are the best solution.
There is really no need to panic, it’s just like getting shampoo in your eyes, but not even as bad, as our mix is made from completely biodegradable ingredients. Soap in the eyes stings for up to about a minute, and before you know it, you’ll be back to playing with the bubbles again.
Dip your wand in the bucket, be sure to completely submerge all the string, lift with the two rods together, and then once string has completely cleared the bucket, open your wand to the side, swinging one rod slowly towards you. Raise your arms as high as you can,
Make the biggest bubble you can possibly.
Make sure that you don’t have your back directly to the wind, as that will create a wind tunnel around your body, which will cause the bubbles to burst more quickly.
Watch out for objects that the bubbles are consistently popping on. And move your bucket accordingly.
When it is so windy that bubbles are stretching too fast and bursting, dip your monster bubbles wand and walk forward as you open the wand, slightly slower than the speed of the wind.. This enables you to still blow huge bubbles successfully in stronger wind.
Mix it up by blowing bubbles inside of the medium sized bubbles you make. To do so, approach the bubble as if you’re about to kiss it, and then when you’re close, but not touching the bubble, use brief spurts of your breath to gently piece through the front skin of the bubble. If you pierce the front and back skin of the bubble, you’re blowing too hard. If you don’t pierce the front skin of the bubble at all, you’re blowing too soft. You can use these same tips to help the kids blow bubbles inside of bubbles.
Scooping Out The Froth
When the mix in the bucket becomes quite frothy, scoop that bubble froth off of the top. The more froth you have, the smaller your bubble will be. As soon as you scoop the froth off, you will immediately notice that it is easier to make absolutely ginormous bubbles again.
Say Goodbye to the Client
Always find the client, thank them for having you, let them know how much fun you and the families had And also ask them where the best place is to check out photos from the event.
If there are off somewhere else, then find them. If it’s tricky to find them give them a call.
Have a gorgeous time spreading the bubble joy!