Many parents limit themselves to clowns or magicians when choosing kids party entertainment. Though these common forms of kid’s party entertainment are enjoyable, there are actually many other options and often many parents do not realize this. Below is a simple guide for kid’s party entertainment that suggests possible alternatives to the usual clowns or magicians.
Major Kid’s Party Entertainment
Trained animals that do tricks are always a delight especially for kids. Dogs, birds and monkeys are animals that are most commonly used. Animal acts are great for outdoor parties or spacious indoors.
Along with some music, balloon artists can make different kinds of designs that kids will love. They can also make balloon hats and animals. They can hand a balloon creation to the audience one kid at a time. They are great for indoor parties.
For most part, character mascots usually perform dance numbers. At times, they prepare a simple skit that is pre recorded complete with music and sound effects. They perform the story as the audio of the skit plays. Character mascots are best outdoors unless it is spacious indoors.
Science Educational Shows
There is plenty of magic in science that will surely amuse kids. What’s nice about them is that kids can be asked to help or participate which makes it a very interactive experience. Talk to them and find out how much space will need for their act as different experiments will have different requirements.
Impersonators usually have a standup comedy act. Just make sure to get people who can impersonate personalities or characters that kids will enjoy. This type of entertainment is great for indoor parties.
Just like character mascots, puppets do skits. Before you consider hiring people to do puppet shows, make sure that you have space for their set up as they usually bring a whole set stage where they can hide at the bottom.
It is always amazing how a man can talk to his puppet even without moving his mouth. Usually ventriloquists prepare conversations that are very funny. They are good for indoor entertainment.
Contortionists are always a wonder. The ways they twist and bend their bodies always leave kids in awe. Chances are, it will be ok for them to perform indoors.
Jugglers can be amazing. Usually they start with just 3 balls and increase the number of balls as they go along. Frequently instead of balls they juggle bowling pins or hoops. They would be best for outdoor parties.
Stilt walkers usually entertain guests by performing dance numbers and stunts while on stilts. They are fun to watch and very entertaining. They are good for outdoor parties as they may not be able to stand inside normal houses.
Minor Kid’s Party Entertainment
A good souvenir for the guests would be their caricatures. Set up a caricaturist in one corner and tell the kids about him so they can go and have their caricatures made. Caricaturists can do their work indoors and outdoors.
There is always a long line at the face painter’s corner. If there will be many kids, you may need more than one. Like the caricaturist, face painters are great for both outdoor and indoor parties.