Children’s Birthday Party Entertainment Ideas

Planning your children’s birthday party can be such a fun experience no matter what age they are.  If you are inviting a lot of children, you will want to put on some entertainment to keep them occupied or they will be running around your house loaded on sugar and getting up to all sorts of mischief.

There are plenty of Entertainers available that cater birthday parties – some more unusual than others so we’ve put together this little guide with a few suggestions to get you started – childrens party entertainment.

Children’s Magicians

Magic is one of the forms of entertainment that wows people of all ages, including children so hiring a children’s magician can really add sparkle to any birthday party.  Performing a more colourful, comedy style routine a children’s magician will get all of the children involved and make a fuss of the birthday boy or girl.  Once your magician gives his performance, the children won’t want him to leave and there will be plenty of giggles all round! See our guide to help you book a children’s magician.

Many of our new members are all round Children’s Entertainers  and include ventriloquism, balloon twisting, Close-Up Magic and comedy in their acts.

Children's Entertainer, Magic Monty

Balloon Modellers

Most children love balloons no matter how old they are so hiring a balloon modeller is a perfect idea to keep the majority of ages entertained, however they are more suitable for children of Primary school age.  Balloon modellers will provide hours of entertainment as they sculpt animals, vehicles and even more creative shapes and children will be amazed as they see their creations coming together.  Children will get to keep the sculptures too which is an added bonus.


Puppet shows are also a popular attraction for younger children and are very interactive which keeps little minds occupied.  A magical choice of entertainment for children, many puppeteers will set up their stage at a central location while children sit around and watch the magic appear.  Most puppet shows are interactive with the birthday boy or girl participating in the show.


A ventriloquist may seem like an unusual choice for a children’s birthday party but did you know that you can hire child friendly ventriloquists that will bring along a selection of cuddly, cute characters that children will love?  Young children are more suited to this form of entertainment as they think the puppets are really coming to life.

Many ventriloquists like Megan, featured below, build up an act involving comedy and even mischievous puppets which are sure to keep children entertained.

Featured act Meghan has been a performing ventriloquist for over fifteen years and has appeared regularly at the national ventriloquist convention. She was literally born into the world of puppets and ventriloquism. See Meghan’s profile.

Meghan Casey Ventriloquist


A less interactive form of entertainment that you can hire for a children’s birthday party is the juggler.   Many jugglers combine skills to provide an all-round fun packed act wearing bright coloured costumes and juggling child friendly objects.  If there are older children present, jugglers may even try to teach them how to do it themselves.

Face Painters

Face painting is more suited to younger children’s birthday parties and is perfect if you are providing other entertainment such as dancing or playing games.  Each child will have their face painted individually while the other children carry on playing.  It is important to make sure that if you hire a face painter, they can cope with the amount of children within the allocated time-frame and that if you have hired any play equipment such as a bouncy castle that face painted children will be allowed to use it due to staining.  Face painting is popular with both girls and boys so expect lots of pretty butterflies, tigers and superheroes running around afterwards.

Face painters for childrens birthday parties


When you think of a children’s birthday party, the first form of entertainment that probably comes to mind is a clown.  Clowns provide children with plenty of laughs and some even add additional services into their routine like balloon modelling and performing basic magic tricks. Comedy is always a great addition for parties and hiring a clown will make your child have a very unforgettable day.  One thing to note is that some younger children may be frightened of clowns.


Costumed Characters

A new trend which is becoming more and more popular among birthday parties is to hire a costumed character, such as Elsa from the Disney movie Frozen or more extravagant characters like Spongebob Squarepants or Scooby Doo.  Watch your child’s face light up as their favourite character arrives at their party before spending time playing games and dancing with them.  We really can’t think of anything more magical than hiring a costumed character for your child’s big day.

We hope that this guide has given you some ideas for your upcoming celebrations. Some entertainers are booked far in advance so it’s always best to get your enquiries in sooner rather than later.  No matter what you decide to put on for your child, they will be sure to have a magical day and one that they will cherish forever!

Save Time When Booking Your Children’s Entertainment?

Sit back, relax and have your Entertainment contact you!  By adding a post to our website e.g. ‘Children’s Magician & Face Painter Required for June 8th’, our available acts will contact you by email.  Look at the Entertainer’s publicity, decide which is your favourite and contact them directly!  As we are an Entertainment ‘directory’ and not an ‘Agency’, the entire service is completely free.

Tell us what entertainment you are looking for now and we will do the rest!  Contact us.

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