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Find the Best Children’s Performers for Any Budget in 2022

By Megan Price

Planning a children’s party takes a bit of budgeting and thinking ahead if you want things to go smoothly. As you’re thinking about your theme, your decor, and the cake, don’t forget about the most fun part of the party! There are children’s performers for any budget and we can help you find the perfect entertainer for your kiddo’s party.

Note: The prices below are nationwide averages based only on GigSalad’s booking data. Your personal event quote may differ based on the vendor’s experience, length of performance, travel distance, and other factors.

Children’s party characters

Nothing makes the little one’s eyes light up like a visit from their favorite character! Children’s party characters can pose for photos, lead singalongs and games, read stories, and more. Be sure to book early because the popular characters’ schedules fill up fast! And remember that little one’s attention spans may not last past an hour, so many children’s character bookings are between 30 minutes and 1 hour.


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Animal entertainment

What kiddo doesn’t love animals? Whether they love fuzzy farm animals or are fascinated by all things scaly, animal entertainment can be a great addition to your children’s party! Most vendors who provide animals for parties prefer an outdoor spot (except for smaller animal shows) and generally stay 2 hours to ensure all the kids have time to interact with them. Many animal shows have special circumstances to consider when quoting, such as loading the animals, traveling to the event, and setup, breakdown, and clean-up. The prices below reflect a 2-hour booking to portray a more accurate quote.




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Children’s party shows

If you’re looking to captivate your little audience, then a children’s show may be the way to go. The kiddos will gather around the performance area to be wowed by magic, laugh at puppets, or sing along with silly music! Sometimes the guest of honor even gets to participate in helping with a part of the show. Most kids’ party shows last 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the age of the children and the type of entertainment.



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Children’s party performers for all ages

For events with little ones, teens, adults, and everything in between, you might need a party performer that can please everyone. There are some timeless choices that work for all ages and may even bring out the kid in the adults at the party! Since the following services are individualized for each attendee, the vendors tend to stay around 2 hours. The prices below reflect a 2-hour booking that would cover 25 guests or so.



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💁 Pro tip: Be sure to have an accurate guest count so your vendor can give a proper quote! The number of people attending will determine how long the artist should stay.

No matter your budget, there is a perfect children’s party performer that will make the day unforgettable!

Ready to book a children’s party performer? Find the best on GigSalad.

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