Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, the concept of Princess Party Entertainers emerged, adding a sprinkle of enchantment to children’s celebrations around the World. These magical performers stepped into the spotlight, donning the tiaras and gowns of beloved princesses, turning ordinary parties into extraordinary, fairytale adventures. Today, we’re about embarking on a journey through the realm of Princess Party Entertainers, discussing everything from the art of finding the perfect performer to crafting enchanting moments as an entertainer.
Finding a Princess Party Entertainer (Near Me)
Where to Search: The quest for a Princess Party Entertainer begins with searching websites, social media, and local event listings. I have found that platforms like Yelp, Facebook, and Instagram often host a treasure trove of talented entertainers with recent pictures and up-to-date reviews. Searching on Google for a term like “Princess Party Entertainer near me” is also a surefire way to find a quality provider.
How to Find Someone Good: Remember to read reviews and testimonials from fellow party-goers. Reviews are like the fairy godmothers of the internet, guiding you to the best entertainers. Usually a provider with 20+, 4 – 5 Star reviews is a good bet, and often reading how they respond to negative reviews is an even better indicator of the service they provide.
Getting Recommendations: Enlist the help of your friends, family, and even a neighbor or two. Recommendations from trusted sources can lead you to a princess performer whose magic is truly captivating. Plus, you have someone to blame if the service doesn’t go as planned… Just kidding. But in all seriousness, word-of-mouth recommendations are the perfect way to locate the ideal Princess for your party.
General Cost of a Princess Party Entertainer: While the cost may vary between Cities in the US.. We recommend budgeting around $250 for an hour of your quality time with your favourite Princess.
Now for some shameless self promotion, if you are fortunate enough to be planning a Princess party in one of the Cities that we (Yombu) operate in, you can very easily book your favourite Princess for your next Birthday Bash in just a couple of clicks.
The Princess Party Activities (What We Recommend)
Most Princess Party Entertainers that you hire will provide a variety of activities to keep the little guests engaged and busy while they grace your event with their royal presence. If, however, your Princess is slightly lacking in ideas, we have some perfectly themed activities to keep the children busy that you can plan in advance.
Bubbles, Bubbles and more Bubbles: Every princess party deserves a touch of whimsy, and bubbles provide just that. Delight the kids with shimmering bubbles floating through the air, creating a dreamlike atmosphere and at least 15 minutes of fun.
Games: Engage the young lords and ladies with classic games like Pass the Parcel, Musical Statues, and Simon Says. You can also purchase a themed Piñata and have your Princess lead the activity. All of these activities are sure to bring some fun and laughter to your royal gathering.
Story Time: What’s a princess without her story? Gather the little ones for a captivating story-time session that will transport them to far-off lands filled with adventures. Scatter cushions under a shady tree at your party venue or backyard to enhance the occasion and keep your little guests comfortable.
Sing-Along Songs: For the smallest guests (Under 3 years of age), sing-along songs are a must. Belt out tunes from their favorite princess tales and watch their faces light up with joy.
Making an Entrance
One of the most important parts of the Princess visit (we think) is the entrance, which also makes an amazing photo opportunity. The magic of the princess party begins with the grand entrance of the entertainer. Whether it’s accompanied by a flourish of music or a dramatic reveal, setting the tone for the party is key to creating an enchanting experience. Some tips to make it extra special:
- Have the Princess (already in costume) ring the front door and the Birthday child open the door.
- Hire a photographer and station them outside with the Princess to capture the look the Birthday child’s face when they see their favourite Princess.
- Accompany the grand entrance with the fairytale soundtrack of your Princess for an added effect.
How to Work as a Princess Party Entertainer
Up until now we have focused this article on hiring a Princess as a parent to party planner, this next section is for budding entrepreneurs that love dressing up and want to bring some fun and laughter to Kids parties in their City.
Pick Your Character: Aspiring entertainers, choose your character wisely. Find a princess whose story and personality resonate with you, as it will make your portrayal all the more magical.
Finding the Costume: Every princess needs a spectacular gown. We recommend finding a costume shop in your area to purchase the right costume, make sure that it is high quality and will withstand the rigours of Kids Party Entertainment (Think splashes, face-painting smudges and grass stains). If buying a new costume is out of your budget, team up with a local theatre to rent one on the weekends.
Develop a Routine: Craft a captivating routine that combines storytelling, activities, and interactive moments. The more you can add to your repertoire the better, things like bubbles, stories, games and sing-a-longs are easy to organise and keep the little ones engaged.
Getting Hired: Now that you have your character, services and look sorted, how do you get bookings? Enter the world of princess entertainment by advertising your services on social media, event websites, and community boards. Let the world know that you’re here to bring magic to their celebrations.
Another great way to pick up work is to partner with existing party companies. Although in many cases you will have to give them a reduced rate or commission, it can be worth it for the volume of work that they can provide.
Making the Experience Memorable: And finally.. Go above and beyond to make each party memorable. Create magical moments that children and parents will treasure forever by being energetic and enthusiastic. You are fortunate enough to be a part of the best day of a Child’s year, so make it magical.
Are Disney Princess Characters for Hire Legal?
In our quest for enchantment, it’s crucial to navigate the legal maze of Disney-inspired characters. To avoid copyright complaints and protect your magical pursuits:
Tips for Avoiding Copyright Complaints: Ensure your character is clearly inspired by the real princess rather than an exact replica. Distinguish your portrayal from official Disney characters and be sure to mention on your website or social media that your Princess is in no ways related to the real Disney Princess.
Change the Character Name Slightly: Instead of Elsa, consider Snow Queen. For Batman, perhaps Bat Superhero. A small name tweak can work wonders in avoiding copyright issues.
Remember that the magic lies not only in the performer you hire but also in the smiles and laughter they bring to the little guests faces. Whether you’re seeking a performer to dazzle your little ones or aspiring to become a magical entertainer yourself, we hope that you find this guide helpful on your fairytale adventure.
Frequently Asked Q’s about Princesses
Up until 2013 Cinderella and Belle were the Princesses of choice for all kids parties around the World, but their throne was quickly usurped by Elsa and Anna. Both of whom have remained far and away the most popular Princesses for kids parties globally in the last 10 years.
A quick shoutout to Ariel who has remained popular as a party princesses for the last 34 years (Yep that puts her in her 50’s), it is entirely possible that her popularity as a Princess for hire has been limited as she is mostly suited to outdoor pool parties and not as versatile as the other Princesses.
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