Welcome to the wonderful world of children’s entertainment. Where bubbles disappear, test tubes explode and your little ones transform into tigers, butterflies, pirates and princesses in front of your very eyes.
Children’s entertainment has come a long way since the days of Punch and Judy, Pass the Parcel and Musical Chairs. Whether your child loves football or fairies, you can find the perfect party theme to match.
Parties today are not only captivating and entertaining, they include interactive and educational activities that help develop your children’s skills.
Best of all, a qualified and trusted children’s entertainer keeps your children amused and out from under your feet while you get ready, prepare food and relax and spend time with your other guests.
Here are my top five fantastical children’s party themes to fire the imagination.
Let’s Go Mad For Bubbles!
Bubbles are not only a fantastic way to break the ice. While your little ones are mesmerised by billowing balls of air, they will also be improving their visual tracking and motor skills, hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and social and communication skills.
Everyone loves bubbles and these performers can tailor their shows to suit all ages, from toddlers to teenagers, with big, small and gigantic bubbles!
Steff’s Magic Bubbles in the east of England offers bubble shows, educational shows and science-based parties.
Watch Steff’s amazing bubbles take shape in this video, including enormous bubbles you can step inside, bubble sculptures and smoke filled bubbles!
Steph has been doing bubble shows for 3 years and she says that their popularity is growing quickly. Previous clients include Center Parcs and Bubble Inc. and she’s even appeared on the CBBC’s ‘Out To Sea’ series.
She has created a range of different shows that are suitable for fetes, festivals, birthday parties, corporate events, schools, holiday park shows and more. Indoors, she can create bubble sculptures, amazing bubble shapes and fill bubbles with smoke or helium, to the delight of children and adults alike. At outdoor events, she can go walkabout with her bubble barrow, filling the sky with enormous bubbles and causing quite a stir.
Steph also offers an educational experience with a dazzling, kaleidoscopic science bubble show that is suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2.
Get Stuck In with a Magic Science Workshop – Bubble-olgy
If you want to feed your children’s curiosity about science and chemistry while they play, how about a magic bubble science workshop? Maxwell the Bubbleologist puts on mesmerising science shows that kids love, including incredible bubble demonstrations with square bubbles, bubble tennis, fire bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles and bubble volcanoes.
He explains the science behind bubbles and applies this to the curriculum, covering topics such as surface areas, surface tension, light refraction and other scientific principles.
Shows are highly interactive. Children get the opportunity to learn how to make giant bubble solution, try bubble art painting, build their own bubble structures, take part in bubble competitions and games and even put people inside a giant bubble!
Graham Maxwell began performing theatre and dance as a young child and went on to study acting and performance at the London Trinity College of Speech and Drama. Something of a young pyromaniac, he developed strong circus and fire performance skills, which is where he began his career as a professional entertainer.
After being taught how to brew his own bubble mixture by a friend, Graham was hooked. He says that there’s an unbelievabubble amount to bubbles we do not know. Even after performing hundreds of bubble shows, he is blown away by how mesmerising people find them. His passion in life is to show and teach people a whole world of beauty, with bubbles!
Here are some of Maxwell’s magical bubble phenomenons (or bubblenonemons):
Shows can be customised to suit all ages and educational needs, indoor and outdoor events and shows from 15 minutes to two hours. He offers Mix and Mingle, Giant Bubbles, safe Fire Bubble Performances, Live Art Displays, Geometric Patterns, Workshops and Science lessons.
He is available in London and across the UK for weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, Christenings, product launches, trade shows, nightclubs, Christmas parties, Bar Mitzvahs, Gala dinners and after dinner entertainment.
Shiver Me Timbers – It’s A Pirates Magic Show!
Do you have a child who’s obsessed with Disney’s Moana, or who dreams of being a real life princess? Whether it’s Pirates or Pokemon, Pirate Magic in Maryland USA can do it all.Pirate Magic puts on a show that is guaranteed to keep your kids engaged and spellbound from start to finish, with theatrical storytelling, goodie bags, tattoos, DJ dancing and a fully interactive magic show, where every child gets to take part.
They cater to any theme you have planned, from Moana to Paw Patrol, Shopkins to Pokemon and of course, Pirate, Mermaid and Princess shows.
Take a look at their promo video here:
Marc Schack, aka Captain Silly Bones, has been entertaining children for more than twenty years and has been voted Number One Children’s Entertainer for four years running. During term time, he teaches children with special needs. He can easily entertain children with disabilities and is happy to accommodate special requests.
Find Your Inner Fairy with Face & Body Art
Face painting is a fabulous and fun way to bring colour to any event and is loved by both children and adults. Spark Face and Body Art, based in Adelaide, Australia, are talented artists who bring fairies and dragons to life with paint and glitter.Spark Face and Body Art transform arms and faces into extraordinary works of art. With their vivid depictions of butterflies, birds, lizards and tigers, children can really let their imaginations run wild. Whether you want to be an angel or a monster, they can make it happen with their award winning designs.
Spark have many years’ experience and training by top international face and body artists. All paints and glitters used are cosmetic grade, water-based and gentle on the skin, so they can easily be removed with soap and water.
As well as face and body art, Spark do balloon art, airbrush tattoos, glitter tattoos, belly art and costumed characters. They are available for corporate and promotional events, fancy dress, family parties, festivals, fetes and fairs and sporting and community functions.
Be a Sporting Hero with a Football Freestyler
Do you have a budding Luis Suarez or Lucy Bronze in your family? Make their birthday party one to remember with a football freestyler entertainer, who can make dribbling, passing and shooting the ball seem like a doddle.Chris Draper is a professional Football Freestyler based in the UK. He started freestyling in 2012 and has worked with some of the best companies and sports clubs in the world. A member of specialist football freestylers agency Forth Freestyler, he performs a choreographed football routine to music and is an expert at engaging his audiences.
He will dazzle any children’s party with an array of world class football skills and get the kids involved and learning plenty of new tricks to show off to their friends.
Check out Chris’s fancy footwork in this video, which won him the Adidas One Shot Challenge:Chris is based in Lancashire in the north of England and is available throughout the UK and worldwide. He covers live performances, pre-match entertainment, corporate and promotional events, workshops, community events, music videos and, of course, children’s birthday parties!
Other great themes for children’s parties include Animals, Balloons, Magic, Clowns, The Circus, Robots, Outer Space, Lego, Superheroes, Dinosaurs, Rainbows, Fairies, Bunnies and Butterflies. Whatever your child’s passion is, you can find fun, interactive, engaging and educational entertainment that will leave them inspired and wanting more.
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