We provide Costumed Character Parties, Princess and Clown Parties, Face Painting and Photography services. We service the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond.
Our fun characters make your child's birthday party memorable. The costumed character performs an interactive "music, games & dance" show. The program is geared to the attention span of a younger audience. Our character shows works well for children who just want to sit and watch as well as kids who want to get up and PLAY!
The princess/clown/pirate will interact with the children trough a series of activities like Magic OR Puppet Show, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting and SingALong Circle Time.
We hired the "Brobee" character for my son's 4th birthday. My son and his friends loved it! Brobee went as far as to jump into the jumpy and go down the slide. A week later my son is still talking about it!
We worked with Kiddo World to bring a balloon artist to our son's 2nd birthday and we are very happy with both the assistance the staff from Kiddo World provided and also the artist itself. She was very sweet and did amazing balloons!
Santa was very interactive with the children and guests. He had xmas stories ready to read to the children and a bag to stuff all the toys for the company. We had a great time and Santa really helped to make it a memorable party this year!
I was very happy with Kiddo World, the reservation process was easy, the performer came early and discussed how the show would go, and he was willing and able to adapt the show to the age of the kids when some of the "younger" activities didn't appeal to those oh so sophisticated 7 year olds;)
What will happen at your character party:
Your chosen character will arrive at the party with a complete party package, an audio audio system with theme customized party soundtrack, plus lots of music, games, and party favors!
As the show begins, the character appears, greets the guests, and dances with all the children. All the children receive their party favors, and then everyone joins in the Birthday Parade. The character and birthday star leads the guests around the room to a lively marching tune.
The Birthday Parade is followed by a whole show of music, sing along songs, dance and games. We bring along our colorful Magic Tunnel (which we can set up inside or outside), the Limbo stick, and other few fun activities.
At the end we reserve time for pictures, which is also a very good time for the cutting of the cake and singing the happy birthday song.
What will happen at your princess or clown or pirate party:
The performer will interact with the children trough a series of activities like Magic Show OR Interactive Puppet Storytelling, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Party Games and SingALong Circle Time. The number of activities is based on the number of children and the time frame allocated.
By the way, this is a side note to adults, but a really big deal to kids: The birthday child is first for face paint and balloons. We get it. It's important. Some kids will speak up and some won't. It's their day, we make sure.
Our Magic Show is for kids 3 years and up and lasts about 20 minutes. Sometimes parent envision fire and boring card tricks, no way. The show is kid-oriented with only things they recognize. Our show it strategically written to reach a huge age range of kids and still be funny for the adults to watch since the kids say such cute things.
Magic is the favorite at for lots of ages, especially 4-9th birthday and is often the best choice for 1st birthdays where there are usually mixed aged cousins since babies don't yet have the homogenous-aged little guests you'll have more often when kids are turning 3-8 years old.
We think our Magic Show gives a nice focus for the party and gives the birthday child attention, if they want it when we take the dreams and wishes from all of their friends and use them to make a magic birthday gift!
Interactive Puppet Story
Our story is about 20 minutes of our visit. We love it for preschoolers, but we've also performed it for up to 10 year olds. It is smartly written to naturally adjust to any developmental stages since we take so many suggestions from kids. This is not a talk-at-the-kids boring story. The kids drive the story by making sounds and clapping.
The character, for example Cinderella or a Clown or Ballerina Fairy, tells about having brought a wonderful gift but embarrassingly lost it on the way to the party! The kids help her find it by meeting different animal puppets, giving input and making animal sounds the entire time.
"Wait! We are at a river, it is so loud, can you make this sound? Swoosh. Oh! Here is my friend the turtle (puppet)! Can you pretend you're a turtle popping in and out of your shell?" We won't give away the ending, but in a fun twist the kids are victorious and Cinderella (or whomever) gives the your child the gift they've been looking for!
No matter who we're playing we can all face paint things like dragons, princess crowns, butterflies. That means if we're playing a princess the boys always love us too. Kids are kids. They care more about what you can do for them than how you're dressed. Boys not liking the princess is never an issue in reality, we promise.
Don't underestimate face painting. Kids perceive it as their time to talk with the person they've been waiting to their whole lives to meet. We have our most candid precious conversations during face paint, "I love you Cinderella." Or confessions from a child with an ambivalent little face, "I have a new baby sister Snow White." "Really? I am so happy for you, I will tell Ariel too, she has lots of sisters. You seem like you'll be a great big sister!"
No matter who we're playing we can all twist balloon shapes both boys and girls like. We make swords, airplanes, poodles and even tails the kids can wear to match if they've been face-painted as an animal like a tiger or kitty! Balloons are great because every developmental stage loves them. The solos 12 year old boy cousin wants a balloon sword to defend himself, the teenage sister asks for a balloon flower or grandmas frequently say, "We didn't have things like this when I was a kid." We respond by making her a balloon flower and posing for a photo together! Get a picture of your mom with Snow White and a balloon flower - or Grandpa in a zany balloon hat with the birthday boy. Priceless.
SingALong Circle Time
Do your kids love to sing along to nursery rhymes? Do they love to wiggle and bounce to music? Then this just may be the perfect activity for you! Our Toddler Sing & Dance activity is 15-20 minutes of just that--singing and dancing along with your favorite toddler songs.
From toddlers to tweens, we have games to entertain everyone! Each performer knows a variety of games to play that are appopriate for different age groups, space, etc. Many of our games can also readily be tweaked to fit varying ages. Some of our games include different variations of Freeze Dance, Duck Duck Goose, Parachute Games, Hot Potato, Cow Tag, Bulldog Tag, Head/Catch, and Statue. We often will change well known games up for younger children to fit the theme of their party--for exmaple, "Duck Duck Goose" may become "Pretty Pretty Princess." This way, we don't confuse them with new rules, yet we are still keeping within your theme. With older children, we have flexibility to play more complex games to give them more of a challenge. 30 minutes of Games is a great way to wear the kids out before your performer leaves, and you can end your party with cake!