Birthday Party Booking Information


$150 per program plus travel expenses. Payment in the form of cash or a check made out to Kathy MacMillan is expected upon program completion.  Credit card payment available upon request; processing fees may apply.


Click here for a current calendar of availability.


Cancellations: Programs cancelled with less than 72 hours (3 days) notice for any reason will be billed in full including any applicable travel expenses. For programs requiring air travel, programs cancelled with less than 2 weeks (10 working days) notice for any reason will be billed in full including any applicable travel expenses.

Acts of God: Payment for cancellation of programs due to natural disasters or severely inclement weather conditions may be waived on the condition that the program is rescheduled within 3 weeks.

Mileage: Round-trip mileage will be charged according to the current IRS business mileage rate.

Early Arrival: Presenter will arrive at least 15 minutes prior to program start time.

Audience: Stories By Hand Sign Language Birthday Parties are appropriate for all ages. The maximum audience size is 30 children. For children under 3, 1 adult should be present for every 2 children.  For children ages 3 to 8, 1 adult should be present for every 5 children. For children ages 9 and up, 1 adult should be present for every 15 children.

Performance space: A cleared “stage” area should provide enough room for the presenter and up to 5 volunteers at a time. The audience should have adequate space to stand during movement songs without jostling others. Due to the visual nature of Stories by Hand programs, every effort should be made to ensure that program space provides adequate lighting and clear sightlines.

Photos and Recording: Event organizers and attendees may take as many still photos as they like during the presentations. No videorecording is permitted without express permission of the presenter.

Collection Fees: Attorney’s fees and court costs will be added to the balance due if necessary to collect.

Proceeding with contractual agreement implies acceptance of terms.

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