Kids Party Characters: Bringing the Magic

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Yombu Post Author Seth Van Oudtshoon

Written by (Author):  Seth Van Oudtshoon
Last updated:  November 13, 2023

Picture this: Your child’s eyes widen with excitement as their favourite princess, superhero, or beloved animated character walks through the door, ready to make their birthday party totally unforgettable. That’s the magic of hiring a Kids Party Character for your little ones Birthday! In this article, we are going to dive into the world of party characters, exploring everything from finding the perfect character to the costumes they wear and the smiles they bring to children’s faces.

Table of Contents:
Finding the Right Party Characters
Reading Party Characters Reviews
Characters for Parties and Events
The Characters Birthday Party Visit
Party Characters Costumes
Mascots for Birthday Parties: Whats the difference?
Fun Facts About Kids Party Characters

Finding the Right Party Character

You’ve got the party theme picked, planned the running order of the party and your entertainment. Now how do you go about hiring a Kids Party Character near you? Fear not, as your child’s dream party is just a simple search away.

There are a number of options when it comes to finding a reliable and fun Party Character supplier. The simplest of these search options is to type “Party Characters Near Me” into your preferred search engine (We recommend Google), and a list of local options will appear complete with party reviews, images and hopefully (but we can’t guarantee it) pricing. Personally when searching for entertainment options I find Instagram a reliable and easy way to find up-to-date images of service providers, but contacting them over Social Media seems to be a bit hit-and-miss.

Some other options include using a marketplace like GigSalad or Bark, alternatively you can ask friends for recommendations or the local Facebook groups are also easy ways to find someone reliable. If you are fortunate enough to reside in a City where Yombu operates you can also easily hire a fun and engaging Princess, Spiderman, Batman or Mermaid to bring some magic to your party.

Reading Your Party Characters Reviews

Reviews are your secret weapon in the quest for the ideal party character, it is like getting a sneak peek into the magic they can create. I think It’s essential to know what other parents have experienced with a particular character or company and the kind of experience you are going to receive. Look for reviews that mention the performer’s professionalism, costume quality, and, most importantly, how much joy they brought to the kids.

Personally I look for providers that have more than 20 reviews and start with reading the negative ones. How the entertainer or company responds to negative reviews and if they care to make things right when things go wrong, is often a better reflection of their service than the positive reviews.

Characters for Parties and Events

Party Characters aren’t limited to birthday parties alone. They can sprinkle magic at various events. From school functions and fundraisers to holiday gatherings and themed events, these characters add a delightful twist to any occasion.

Have an event where people are going to be queuing for some time? Perfect! Hire a Character to entertain the guests while they are waiting in line, time passes a lot faster when you are having fun. Don’t limit your imagination; inviting a favourite character can make any event unforgettable!

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The Characters Birthday Party Visit

Imagine the sheer delight on your child’s face as they eagerly await the arrival of their favorite character. The magic begins the moment the character rings the doorbell, and your child rushes to answer it. It’s like stepping into a fairy tale. Here are some ideas and tips to make your Party Characters visit just a little bit more special:

The Grand Entrance:
To make the party even more memorable, consider orchestrating a grand entrance for the character. As the doorbell rings, have the character announce their arrival in a dramatic way, staying in character the whole time. For instance, Cinderella might say, “Greetings, young princes and princesses, may I join in the festivities of this royal celebration?” Such an entrance can set the stage for a magical experience.

Interactive Games:
Depending on the character and theme, have your Character lead the Children in a variety of interactive games. For princess-themed parties, games like “Pass the Parcel” with a royal twist can keep the little ones engaged. Spider-Man can lead exciting aerobics sessions, teaching kids superhero moves. These games not only entertain but also provide an opportunity for children to bond with their favorite character.

Capturing Memories with Photo Ops:
Don’t forget the photo opportunities! Party Characters are more than happy to pose for pictures with the kids. You can set up a dedicated photo booth area with themed props, backdrops, and frames to capture those magical moments. Parents and kids alike will treasure these photos as mementos of the unforgettable day.

Story Reading and Sing-Alongs:
For younger children (ages 2 – 5), consider incorporating story reading into the visit. The character can read a beloved storybook, adding their own special touch to the narrative. The kids might also enjoy a sing-along session, where they can join in and sing familiar songs from their favourite movies or TV shows.

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Party Characters Costumes (Going DIY)

The heart of any Party Character experience lies in the enchanting costumes that bring beloved characters to life. These costumes are not just clothing; they are a portal to a world of imagination and wonder. Meticulously designed to replicate characters from movies, fairy tales, and comics, these outfits transport children into their favorite stories.

When you hire a Party Character, you’re not merely engaging an entertainer; you’re inviting the essence of that character to your celebration. The attention to detail in their Party Characters Costumes adds an extra layer of authenticity to the entire experience. If you are going DIY or are looking into entertainer Children as a Party Character.. The costumes can be sourced from a variety of places:

  1. Local Theatres: Some Party Character performers collaborate with local theatres, the benefit of working with them is access to a large variety of professional-grade costumes without having to invest large amounts of capital. Quality costumes can be expensive with prices ranging from $300 – $3000 for a handmade professional grade costume.
  2. Costume Rental Shops: Costume rental shops can also be an excellent resource for Party Characters. They offer a wide selection of costumes, and you can often find well-crafted options that closely resemble your child’s favourite character.

The Importance of Quality:
Investing in quality costumes for Party Characters is paramount. These costumes not only enhance the visual appeal but also contribute to the overall authenticity of the character portrayal. When children see a character in an outfit that’s true to the original, it deepens their sense of wonder and creates a magical connection.

Quality costumes are comfortable and durable, ensuring that the performer can engage in various activities and interactions with children without any hindrance. They also maintain their appearance and hold up better against the general party entertainment wear and tear; grass stains, spilled drinks, Birthday Cake and sometimes face-paint all seem to find their way onto a costume over time.

Mascots for Birthday Parties: Whats the difference?

While party characters bring beloved fictional figures to life, mascots are often larger-than-life representations of animals, objects, or even corporate symbols. These lovable creatures don’t speak or perform elaborate routines like traditional party characters but instead rely on playful gestures, dance moves, and interactions that spark curiosity and giggles in children.

Mascots whimsical antics are particularly well-suited for younger kids who may find the absence of speech endearing and less intimidating. Mascots also provide an alternative way to infuse joy into your child’s special day, offering a different kind of make believe than their character counterparts.

In the world of children’s parties and the variety of Kids Party Entertainment options we have available.., Hiring a Kids Party Character is a guaranteed way to create unforgettable memories. Whether it’s Elsa’s icy magic, Spider-Man’s heroic deeds, or any other beloved character, their presence adds a touch of enchantment that kids adore. So, when you’re planning your child’s next birthday bash or special event, consider hiring a Kids Party Characters it’s an experience that will leave a lasting impression.

Fun Facts About Kids Party Characters:
  • 92% of parents who booked a party character for their kid’s birthday would recommend the service to friends and family.
  • Over the last five years, the number of parents who hired party characters for birthday parties has increased by 42%.
  • Children’s party characters are most commonly requested for 4-7-year-old birthday parties.
  • The most popular type of party character is princesses; 33% of party characters hired are princesses.
  • The average cost of hiring a party character in the US is $150 for an hour.

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