We often get asked about whether our parties are suitable for younger children and how to best organise the entertainment. Firstly we have our own two boys, aged 2 and 4 so as parents ourselves we understand that when performing to children it is really important to read the kids to see how brave or shy they are and the level of noise and interaction that is needed. Elsa for example captures the attention (and wonder) of the kids when she arrives by singing, gathering and leading them together with her song. Our Pirate Captain Carnie and Clown RoRo can take on a gentler persona and games are varied for younger or shy groups, or choose our awesome Viking for a show that is designed for this age group. Face Painters can work well on arrival to warm up the kids and break the ice a bit. Younger children especially have super short attention spans and some like to be personally included, so after they are warmed up with team games we like to make them feel special by paying close attention to each individual.
- It’s always best to have something to get things started as guests arrive to the party, like a face painter or creative task that gets the kids involved and into the swing of things.
- Performers are best scheduled at least half an hour after the start time, so all the guests have arrived.
- Wait till after the entertainment to serve food (please not during the show)! The performer will diffuse some energy out of the kids (hooray!), and can finish by cutting the cake which is a great photo opportunity and a special moment for your child. This leads perfectly into a quieter time to sit and have food before getting up and playing again. Any really little kids that just can’t wait can be served on the side during the show without interruption.
- Finally relax! We take a huge stress off you by providing some pretty cool entertainment and a chance for you to have a coffee and enjoy the day too.