Loads of mums will find that there are a massive number of children’s entertainers to sift through before they find anyone that’s half decent. Or you may have already organised a number of children’s parties over the years, had lots of different children’s entertainers (some good, some bad) and by now you feel like you’ve seen the same routine over and over again. With so many childrens entertainers, offering the same thing, you may feel like there’s nothing else out there. Well there is. There are heaps of great alternatives to your average children magician or kids entertainer.
The title sounds vague and different companies will do different things but an activity party should be fun and energetic. Things you can expect to have are: parachute games, bubble shows (blowing really big bubbles), bubble tower (where kids stand inside a bubble tower – yes it is as fun as it sounds – see photo below) party games, music and dancing balloon modelling and prizes for the kids. Check out our activity party run by us at Froggle Parties. We offer children’s entertainers in Surrey, London and all the home counties. We like to think we really know our stuff and have appeared on Children’s BBC a number of times. We do normal children’s entertainers parties and kids magicians but have a number of other different party choices too. Like dance parties where kids learn their very own dance routine. Drama parties where kids are put inside a story that’s themed to your choice e.g. jungle, fairies, superheroes, chocolate factory, etc… There’s a bubble party where kids get to blow massive bubbles and do cool experiments with bubbles. We do discos or film parties, where your child and their friends get to make your own film where you child is the star, plus balloon workshop parties. There’s heaps of choices to look at that are great alternatives to normal children’s entertainers.
These are becoming more and more popular but they tend to be largely for older kids. The upside is it’s very different from most parties. The down side is that kids can sometimes find it a bit too ‘educational’ for a party environment. We found this site that seems to be very good for science parties.
Bubbles shows with bubbleologists
Another idea using bubbles in parties. You can have serious fun with bubbles. Check this site out for kids bubble parties. The guy who runs this company featured on Blue Peter showing his impressive bubbles skills and he teaches kids how to do it in his children’s parties.
Theatre Parties – A show in your own living room
Another alternative to children’s entertainers is a children’s theatre show in your own home or in a hall. We’ve found these entertainers called David and Katie. They are children’s entertainers in Surrey but they do cover London as well. They offer a double act comedy show for the kids to watch. I have seen this in action and it is very amusing. The disadvantage is it does rely on kids sitting still for a long time. When I watched them they had no problem with keep the children’s attention though.
A great way for the kids to interact with each other and spend quality time with one another. Plus it’s creative and fun. Cooking parties are becoming more and more popular as parents look for alternatives to children’s entertainers. Pizza Express offer great kids parties at some of their venues too, where the children get to make pizza.
Parents needn’t be stuck with the same old childrens entertainers when there are loads of alternative parties to choose from. That said, kids do tend to like repetition and familiar activities so do make sure when you look for a change that it’s your kid that wants the change and not just you as the parent that wants it. It can go very wrong when you try to do something very different without asking the kids and then you realise they wanted a childrens entertainer all along – you can’t win!!!