Family Friendly Entertainment Choices

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When it comes to hosting the perfect birthday party or planning a neighborhood event that is sure to be remembered, you’ll want to include family-friendly entertainment that amuses and delights kids of all ages. Here are a few performers, entertainers, and artists to consider for your next celebration.


There are many different types of clowns and the expectation for each performance will differ, so it’s a good idea to do a little research and check reviews and references to find the right clown for your party. Clowns tend to work well with younger children, so if there is a wide age range, you might want to consider adding entertainment or activities that older kids will enjoy as well.

Balloon Artist

Balloon art can be a ton of fun and gives your party-goers something to wear or bring home at the end of the day. Ask if they will do custom balloons to fit your party’s theme when you call and make sure you set up a designated spot for your balloon artist so they have room to work. Many balloon artists fall into other categories on this list as well, so they are always worth checking out.

Caricature Artist

A caricature artist is a great option for a party because they provide a fun memory and gift from the event! It’s a good idea to consider the number of attendees you’re expecting to arrive at your event and then book enough caricature artists to efficiently manage the crowd. Good work takes time and should be appreciated—plus, you want all your guests who are interested to have the opportunity to pose for an illustration.

Face Painter

There’s no denying it—face painting is fun! It’s a great way to add a festive vibe to a block party, summer celebration or birthday picnic, and younger and older kids alike are sure to enjoy a little decoration! You may even be able to get a few adults involved! As with a caricature artist, it’s important to judge how many face painters you’ll need for an event. Expect they can do about 10-15 faces an hour (or ask!) and anticipate that younger children will take a little longer.


Kids love magic—and so do parents! A magician can really take a birthday party to the next level, and you’ll want to make sure you’re picking the right one to fit your event’s theme. Many magicians have performance videos available online, so you can do a little research in advance and see which performer fits the age group and interest level of your guests. It’s also a good idea to read reviews and references before making the call.

Costume Character

If your little one has a character from a movie or television program they really love, consider bringing that character to life at their birthday party. There are many available costume characters that can show up, perform songs, read books, and generally add to a festive mood. It’s a good idea to check a company’s credentials, speak with the performer in advance about your child’s likes and dislikes, and find a comfortable place for the performer to set up.

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