How to Choose the Best Birthday Entertainment for Your Child’s Birthday Party

One surefire way to hold an unforgettable birthday party for your child is to hire professional birthday entertainment.  It’s not easy keeping a group of children happy and entertained on your own.  By leaving the party entertainment to professional birthday entertainers, you can focus on the logistics of the party all the while ensuring that the event is successful and enjoyable for the children.


Picking a Birthday Entertainer That is Suitable for the Age Group


A party entertainer that is perfect for 1-3 year olds is not going to be appropriate for a party of 9-12 year olds.  Base the decision of what kind of birthday entertainment you hire on the age group of the children attending the party.  Children between the ages of 1-3 years old need simple entertainment that is easy to digest.  Children in this age group have very short attention spans so they can’t focus on long performances of any sort.  The perfect party entertainment for this age group would be someone dressed in a popular cartoon character to give out balloons and dance with the children.


To clown or not to clown


Some people mistakenly choose clowns as birthday entertainment at parties for the 1-3 year old age group, realizing it is a big mistake once the clown scares all of the children in attendance.  Many children and even some adults are scared of clowns because of their dramatic make-up and bizarre costumes.  It is generally not a good idea to hire clowns as birthday entertainers for parties catering to very young children.


Children from ages 4-8 enjoy very interactive birthday entertainment that involves plenty of movement, jokes, and activities.  It is easier to hire birthday entertainers for this age group because the children are open to a variety of different entertainment styles.  Magicians, jugglers and puppeteers are all appropriate birthday entertainment for this age group.  Children in this age group look in awe and amazement when they see a magician performing interesting tricks.  On the other hand, younger children are too little to understand what is happening while older children might just want to know the secret behind the trick.


While you’re trying to juggle everything you have to do for the party


A  talented juggler can make for an excellent birthday entertainer for the 4-8 year old age group because he or she can juggle different, colorful items in varying quantities to put on a visually appealing show.  A puppeteer is also a great party entertainer for birthdays catering to this age group because he uses colorful puppets that captivate the children’s attention and tells funny jokes that give them a good laugh.  Even the adult party guests can stay entertained with a puppeteer by interacting with the puppets and becoming a part of the skit.


Keep It Cool


When choosing birthday entertainment for children in the 9-12 year old age group, different rules apply.  Children of this age try very hard to be “cool” and think that entertainers like puppeteers, jugglers, and magicians are plain corny.  In order to appeal to children of this age group, it’s essential to hire birthday entertainers that are in with the latest trends.  DJs that are in tune with pop music that children of this age enjoy are a great choice as birthday entertainment.  Choose a DJ who has experience interacting with children and knows how to serve simultaneously as an emcee for the party.  It’s also important that your DJ is fully aware of songs with lyrics that are inappropriate for kids, and is experienced enough to not play those songs.


In conclusion, choose a birthday entertainer based on the age of your child and his/her friends to find someone who is perfect for your little party guests.  If you take these points into consideration, you’re bound to find a party entertainer who will make your child’s next birthday party positively memorable and enjoyable for everyone in attendance–  even the grown ups.

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