Children love birthdays! And, obviously, you would like to host an amazing birthday party that everyone will cherish, won’t you? So in this article, we have covered various entertainment and activity options to make your birthday party a non-stop fun for the kids as well as grown-ups. From magicians to balloon sculptors and storytellers, these professionally trained artists bring life and laughter to every party that one can’t do without!
Offer a fun activity for the guests at your child’s next birthday party with temporary tattoos! Tattoos are quite popular with kids and adults too. They look real, stay on for few days, and are absolutely pain-free. Professional tattoo artists use harmless water-resistant ink which can be easily taken off later with soap or oil. It is sure to attract a lot of participants and become an instant hit at the party.
This is yet another activity that kids adore in birthday parties. Most painters handle take approximately 7-8 minutes for simple designs and can attend to 10-12 guests in an hour. Professionals use good quality water-based paints that are safe on skin unless the guest has a sensitive skin/allergies.
Bringing a Mehndi artist is an interesting addition to a birthday party especially for the girls. Children can have small henna designs done with their friends. It will usually last for 2-3 weeks. In addition to the henna, kids can enjoy having some glitter added to their mehndi designs in different colours.
A great crowd-pleasing activity especially for a girls birthday party. The hair beader will create a variety of designs that are sure to please the kids and their mothers. The guests get to choose their beads and the hair designers will do the rest. Beading takes approximately 5 minutes per guest.
Fancy how you would look in a cartoon sketch? Hire a creative caricaturist to bring some hilarious entertainment among your guests at the party. This is one place that will have most of the kids flocking so if you have a huge guest list it’s better to hire two professionals. Not to mention the fact that the sketches also make a good personalized party favour.
From animals to amazing life-size creations, Balloon sculptors know the pulse of the kids! The professional balloon sculptors have talents that will leave guests of all ages longing to take a creative balloon souvenir with them.
Make the birthday celebrations of your child better with a puppet show. The show will last between 30-60 mins depending on your requirement. Though this act is ideal for children below 5 who might find it difficult to follow other activities, it can be enjoyed by everyone. The puppeteers usually come prepared with their sound and lights but it’s better to consult them if they have any specific requirements.
Celebrate your kids special day what with an amazing storytelling show! Professional storytellers have a collection of never been heard stories that will surely delight the audience. They are fun and exciting with comedy, suspense, thrill – all packed in one show.
If you wish to through an “art” party, this one is ideal. There are different ways in which this can be arranged. The kids can either make their own pots and vases with the help of the potter or just choose to paint and decorate the ones already made. This activity is sure to engage the kids in excitement for at least an hour. Also, they will be happy to go back with their own piece of art!
Expect more than your grandfathers out-of-a-hat trick with the professional magicians who rule the birthday party scenes these days! The kids, as well as the adults, will be amused by their astounding illusions, tricks, comedy and more. The professional magicians are trained to read their audience and hence, device their entertainment acts based on the crowd mix and their responses. Whether you’re planning a birthday party at home or in a hotel, a magician will provide the mystery and awe at your party!
Hearty laughs await your party with a professional comedian or mimicry artist. And there is never a crowd that isn’t in the mood to hear witty one-liners and jokes and these artists know enough to tickle your funny bone. Once again, they churn content that is family friendly and in a lingo that the kids will understand.
Average Price: Starts at Rs. 2000 for 1 hour
How about your child’s favourite movie or cartoon character visiting his/her birthday party? There are several party mascot options available like movie characters, TV characters, actors, superheroes, clowns etc. They cuddly characters are worth a click or two. Having a birthday party theme based mascot to entertain the kids is also a good option.
If your party venue has enough space like in an outdoor lawn or large banquet hall, make space for an inflatable is a fantastic idea. The kids indeed love jumping around with their friends and it’s a fun sight for the parents too. Party inflatables come in different shapes, sizes and themes too. For example for a prince/princess theme birthday party, you can opt for a bouncy castle.
Usually, a birthday party does not have enough entertainment activities for infants and toddlers. However, a ball-pool or a playpen will involve them too. The sight of colourful balls is enough to get them excited and rolling over in the pen!
Photo Booth With Props
Photo booths with creative backdrops, props and decorative photo-prop settings are quite popular in parties these days. Guests love it as they can try crazy poses for the camera in the photo corner. The photo booth design can either be theme based or general. And you don’t necessarily have to rent it as there are many easy DIY photo booth options available on the internet.
In addition to a photo-booth, a set-up for instant photographs can also be made to the guest’s delight. The picture can be printed instantly and makes for a memorable keepsake of the party. And you can be assured that this party favour will stay on your guest’s shelf for a long long time!
An Emcee or a games anchor will bring the much-needed variety and impromptu fun to the party. They are witty, funny and trained to bring out the best in a party by involving everyone. Hiring an emcee is usually expensive so make sure you let your guests know in advance to be early. In other words, allocate enough time slot in your party schedule so that the anchor can include as many activities as possible.
A good birthday party will be incomplete with dance and music. And if you are planning a karaoke party or a dance party, a DJ is a must for the kids to shake their legs! Also, you will need music to keep the games exciting. The cost for a DJ will depend on the duration you need and any specific services they are asked to provide.
Carnival Game Stalls
Keep the children busy with a fabulous selection of party games like fishing, ring game, archery, balloon shooting etc. These game stalls make a perfect set-up for carnival parties.
Chocolate Fountain/Popcorn/Sugar Candy
Wouldnt it be nice to entertain the children with food? A birthday party with fountains of chocolate or fluffy sugar candies would be like a heaven party! You will never go wrong with this one as the all the little guests at the party would be lining up for their share and more.
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