Childrens Party Entertainment
When planning your child’s birthday party, there’s a delicate balance to get right, and keeping everyone entertained is certainly an important thing to do. If you don’t fancy running the childrens party games yourself, you might consider getting a children’s entertainer to come to the your party. We’ve compiled this handy list of the best ideas for your kid’s party entertainment, some of which you can also fit to your party theme.
- Childrens face painting at birthday parties
- Disco parties
- Childrens entertainers at birthday parties
Younger kids love to have their face painted, and most face painters won’t cost the earth. You can easily fit face painting in with any childs party themes, perhaps for instance with the offer of a spider’s web at a spiderman themed party, wands and sparkles at a princess party or some cute whiskers if your child’s having a Hello Kitty Birthday Party.
The only thing to consider from a safety point of view is allergies to the paint – any good face painter should be able to provide advice on this, and reactions are rare. Face painting for childrens parties can take time so it’s best to ask the children if they want their face painted as soon as they arrive. A simple numbered ticket system could also prove useful as this prevents any confusion for who is next in line.
Nearly everyone enjoys a good dance, and whether your party is for very young, or slightly older children, a disco party can be a great option. A good DJ should be able to provide lights and suitable music for some, or all, of a party – it is worth being mindful of the fact that you might need quite a large open space for it to be possible, such as a local community or village hall, if you’re holding the party there. Remember that children can get dehydrated quickly, so offer drinks at suitable breaks during the party (before and after party food).
Children’s entertainers can do all sorts at any party for kids aged up to and around 10 years old. If you want to have a stress-free party, then hiring a good entertainer is a great decision, because most of the work in entertaining and managing the children is done for you. Depending on who you hire, a children’s entertainer may also provide face painting or the option of a disco, as well as things to take home like modelled balloons – a perfect, fun thing to accompany a party bag. Magic shows or puppeteering might also be an option – it really depends what your child likes, and whether you want your entertainment to fit in with your child’s party theme (modelling balloons are great for this, since all sorts of simple designs can work – like balloon swords, which are great with a knights party theme or a pirate party and flowers for the girls).
Entertainers will be able to tell you the specific things they offer, as well as their prices (which vary, so don’t be afraid to ask around) if you contact them directly.
If you want to book someone to help you entertain the children at a party, you should be able to find them listed in various local directories – alternatively, you can ask friends and family if they know anyone.