Karen Reinholt (aka Peppermint the clown) has been writing articles about birthday parties and clowning for Clowns of America International's magazine called The New Calliope since 1996.  Just click on each year to read the articles written in those 6 issues.

Bithday Parties Are Year Round Income

Birthday Parties - Party Planning    

Talking To The Parent On The Phone

Houston, We Have A Problem Child

Entertaining At Large Parties

Entertaining At Small Parties

Birthday Parties In Public Places

Onesy-Twosy Parties

Natalie's Final Birthday

The Impressionable Years



Parties for B-I-G Kids

Happy Holiday To You

Puerto Rican-Style Birthdays

"Elementary" My Dear Watson

Honesty Is The Best Policy

When Things Go Wrong

  Let's Get Organized

The "White Lie"

The Birthday Club

"Special" Parties

Multiple Parties

Common Sense

Turning Fear Around

F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)

Peppermint Goes To Malaysia

F.A.Q. (The Sequel)

Student Clown


A 50th Birthday Party

Want A Tip?

The Slow Months

The Living Room Stage

Summertime Clowning

Know When To Say "No"

For The Love Of Children

P.R.O.F.E.S.S.I.O.N.A.L. (Part 1)

P.R.O.F.E.S.S.I.O.N.A.L. (Part 2)


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