I am a professional entertainer with years of experience entertaining kids at birthday parties, family events, schools, daycares, festivals, you name it!
My specialty is getting kids super excited and engaged through active, creative, imaginative play! I do this through my interactive storytelling adventures which involve all kinds of games, magic tricks, puppetry, and more. I also offer magic shows, balloon twisting, face painting, and stiltwalking! I do it as Joolie Bagoolie: a funny, silly, colorful, and approachable, clowny character.
Customized party entertainment based on your theme of choice is also available!
Have already recommended Joolie Bagoolie to others who have booked her. What a way she has with kids - kept 15 5 year olds engaged for a solid 30 minute show followed by a very patient 1.5 of balloon twisting and face painting. Wish I had found her ages ago - she is also very helpful with structuring party timing and activities. Don’t think twice if you want a different kind of party for your child.
Joolie did an awesome job entertaining a room full of 5 and six year olds at my daughter's birthday party. She had them laughing, moving, and engaged throughout her whole show. She has a range of talents and was really easy to work with - professional, prompt, and helped me decide before the event what activities to focus on, based on what I was looking for. She was great!
Joolie Bagoolie did an outstanding job at our daughters 1st birthday party. Not only did she have the kids that ranged from 1 to 12 years old engaged but all the adults were also enjoying her show. She did face painting and some creative balloons like I’ve never seen before and did a magic show, it was like there were no kids at the party they were so quiet and entertained waiting for the next trick! Joolie was on time, professional and sincerely enjoys what she does which came through during her performance. Highly recommend Joolie for any kids events, she truly made my daughters party unforgettable!
We had a birthday party for our 4-year-old son with about 30 kids ranging in age from 2-8. They were all laughing and smiling throughout her show. After the show she made balloon animals that were very impressive. The kids loved them. She was pleasant to work with and came on time. There were so many kids that the balloon animals took longer than expected, but she was willing to accommodate.
Response from Joolie Bagoolie:
Thank you Dan!
We hired Joolie Bagoolie for balloon twisting for my son's 4 year old birthday. The party was at the carousel, so there was plenty for the kids to do, but the balloons were the hit of the party. Joolie arrived on time, was extremely professional, and excellent through. Thank you!
Response from Joolie Bagoolie:
Thank you Lisa!
Kids had fun!
Sorry to say what would have been a glowing review was dimmed considerable due to the performers lack of professionalism. All was proceeding well booking was easy and communication prior to our preschool field day was on schedule. I even received a text message confirming the day before. The problem occurred while we were setting up the day of the event, I received a voicemail stating that joolie bagoolie wasnt sure she felt well and might have to cancel. Upon speaking to her I learned that she could reschedule (for an event that by now had already started) or maybe she would make it she would let me know in half an hour. After scrambling around for a possible replacement while working the event myself,she called to say she would be there. Her performance was fun,interactive and enjoyed by the children. While I understand that being ill is beyond anyones control she neither looked nor acted sick. On the contrary she was very animated and physical. I am sorry to say I would not recommend joolie bagoolie for any event the stress of will she show or not isn't worth it. She doesnt seem to have any plan in place to handle unscheduled events such as sickness .
Response from Joolie Bagoolie:
Hello Kathy, I am very sorry to read a review like this.
Without getting into details on the internet, I have a someone infrequent but chronic condition that can be very debilitating, and I was unexpectedly in an incredible amount of pain right before your event in the morning, so much so, that if it continued, there would be no way I would make it to your event on time. I didn’t “act sick” at your event because the condition is something that causes extreme pain, etc, for several hours and then usually fades away with medication (which luckily it did, which is why after my initial call, I called you again to say I would be there) and in any case, even when I am sick or in pain, I am first and foremost a professional, and I always make my shows as best as they can possibly be. It is unfortunate that I was not believed. I believe many other people would have been understanding of an entertainer being sick. I also offered to reschedule (of course not to reschedule your field day itself, but reschedule my entertainment for perhaps another one of your school events), or, a total refund. It was indeed a stressful situation for me, and I do understand it was a stressful situation for you. At this moment in time I am a one woman business, so when I get sick, most of the time I power through it, but when it is really so bad, what I can do is offer to reschedule or refund.
However, I am taking on an alternate entertainer, and a musician entertainer this September.
Additionally, when I book entertainment through means other than Gigsalad, I supply a contract that states the entertainment may be rescheduled due to illness, very bad weather, emergency, etc. The way Gigsalad works, I do not send out this contract for the bookings. I’ll always offer this though.
I sincerely hope that you reconsider your review, as I know the kids were having a wonderful time with my entertainment and instead of canceling I made it anyway despite extreme physical distress.
She did a good job and kids had a great time.
Joolie is so talented with face painting and balloons! The kids really enjoyed all her art. She literally made everything from unicorn horns to giant spiders! We hired her for 2 hours to do face painting/balloons and a magic show. She was a hit! :)
Joolie was great! We changed venues last minute due to rain, and she was super flexible about it. She ended up doing a show in a somewhat smaller, loud space. The kids loved it and she kept their attention for the entire show. Would hire again.
We had such a great time!! Thank you so much for coming!! Your face painting skills are amazing
Great makeup & Awesome balloons!!
Joolie has been very professional, arrived on time and entertained the kids very well. They enjoyed the parachute game a lot!
We had Joolie at our church event and she was wonderful. The group was mixed ages and they all enjoyed it. I would say it was most enjoyable for the kids under age 10. Each child left with a balloon animal or toy they loved. Thank you so much!
Joolie did a great job and kept 10 6 year old thoroughly engaged for our birthday party. Our daughter requested that she come back next year buy Joolie is moving to Brooklyn.
Joolie was awesome! Highly recommend her anything the kids asked for with face painting or balloons she did. The kids and parents loved her! Def will use her again in the future!
We hired Joolie Bagoolie for our daughters 1st and 4th Carnival Birthday!!!! The kids LOVED HER!!!! She was friendly and engaging! She arrived early to set her self up and the kids loved seeing her come out on her stilts! She did magic tricks and made AMAZING balloon art for the kids!!! She is a must have for any children's party or event! I highly recommend her and we can't wait to have her at our next event!!!
Price Range: $140 and up
Insurance: $2,000,000 - Performer's Liability Insurance through Specialty Insurance Agency
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
Joolie Bagoolie is a fun, silly, very approachable and not-scary clown character who loves having fun at parties!
I am also available to entertain as a princess (on the silly side of princesses!)
You can choose any combination of the following types of entertainment for your event:
- Interactive storytelling: Using puppetry, magic tricks, games, active play/movement, and lots of imagination, kids can follow along with Joolie Bagoolie or Princess Joolie on an adventure! This option is available for customization depending on your child's interests or party theme.
- Face painting: I use high quality, hypoallergenic face paints, and can paint any design a kid could want! I also incorporate a paint brush sanitization process whenever I am face painting.
- Balloon twisting: My designs incorporate multiple balloons and range from a wide variety of silly hats, to balloon pets (dogs, butterflies, giraffes, monkeys, bunnies, turtles, dinosaurs, fire breathing dragons!), to pirate swords, fairy wings, and more!
- Magic: My magic shows are about 25 minutes long and incorporate silly, age appropriate magic tricks, jokes and physical comedy, audience participation, and friendly puppets. I also do walk around magic tricks and puppetry!
- Stiltwalking: Great for incorporating walk around puppetry, magic tricks, or balloon twisting at your event!
I am a highly trained and experienced theatre performer with a master's degree in theatre. I've performed in the US and in Europe, and work as an actor, director, and designer.
I have been entertaining children for 6+ years across New England and in London, UK- from face painting and balloon twisting, to children's theatre with large masks and puppetry, to magic shows, stiltwalking, and interactive storytelling. I incorporate my physical theatre and improvisation experience into my characters and activities- and also draw upon my experience teaching in after school programs and drama camps.
Additional Booking Notes
At least one adult is required to be present and supervising children at all times during the entertainment.
Upcoming Booked Events
|November 03, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|November 04, 2018 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|November 10, 2018 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|November 18, 2018 • 2:30pm - 5:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
Past Booked Events
|October 07, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|September 23, 2018 • 10:30pm - 11:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|September 23, 2018 • 2:30pm - 5:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|September 22, 2018 • 1:30pm - 5:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|September 03, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:15am||Children's Birthday Party|
|September 01, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|August 26, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|August 12, 2018 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|August 04, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|July 28, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|July 21, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|July 14, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:15pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|June 09, 2018 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|June 03, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|June 02, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|May 30, 2018 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||School Assembly|
|May 12, 2018 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|May 08, 2018 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|April 15, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|March 21, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|March 10, 2018 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|March 03, 2018 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|March 03, 2018 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|February 24, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|February 10, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|February 04, 2018 • 11:00am - 11:30am||Religious Celebration|
|January 27, 2018 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|January 20, 2018 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|January 14, 2018 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|January 06, 2018 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|January 01, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|November 26, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:15am||Surprise|
|November 18, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|November 07, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:30am||School Assembly|
|November 04, 2017 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|November 04, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm||Birthday (Child)|
|October 28, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Holiday Party (Halloween)|
|October 21, 2017 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|October 01, 2017 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|August 12, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 29, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Private party|
|July 22, 2017 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 16, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:30am||Birthday (Child)|
|June 25, 2017 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Birthday (Child)|
|June 17, 2017 • 11:00am - 11:45am||Birthday (Child)|
|May 21, 2017 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm||Private party|
|May 20, 2017 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||Private party|
During the show there is no playing of loud music or sound, or disruptive background conversation. Space should have area to perform and area for kids to sit (floor or chairs).
The interactive show requires enough space for kids to move around to play dancing games, and for the use of a parachute 10 feet in diameter. The performance space should be clear and free of party foot traffic.
At least one responsible adult is to be present at all times and monitoring the children. Please monitor and attend to any child that is overly disruptive so Joolie Bagoolie can provide the best party experience for the rest of your guests.
Joolie Bagoolie reserves the right to stop the performance in the case of excessive disruption or noise.