One of the most sought after children's musician/entertainers in Los Angeles, Peanut has been called a Pied Piper by many a parent. Available for parties for children ages 0-10 with the activities:
- Music time with ukulele (songs in English, Spanish & Hebrew upon request)
- Story time
- Face painting
- Parachute time
- Photography add-on
-CDs as party favors available at discounted rate.
For further information, please see her website. Don't hesitate to call Peanut with any questions you might have! She extends her warmth to grown-ups, too :)
My son is still talking about Peanut and the fun she brought to his second birthday party! Peanut was so great and really brought our party together. Her songs are so fun, she’s great with the parachute and involving the kids. I would highly recommend her for any kids bday party!!! So great!!!
Peanut is a dream come true for any parent planning a very special birthday. She has a beautiful voice, a fun array of songs and a love for kids.
She engages all the children bringing them into the party and making them feel special.
Peanut, thank you everything, you made the party!
Peanut was reserved to play at my son's 3rd Birthday Party recently and she was AMAZING. My son was engaged, danced, interacted and participated along with Michal's music. She brightened him up and brought him so much JOY on his special day :) Michal is awesome with children and is sensitive to what they enjoy. She had face and arm painting-so FUN! I also provided her CD as part of their party favors too. Kids loved it! My Adult guests loved her as well and joined along with the singing. I highly recommend Peanut for small children's parties- memorable party fun!
We loved having Peanut at our daughter's 2nd birthday party luau! She has such a warm presence and was super sweet and engaging with the kids. Our daughter was completely smitten and felt comfortable enough to make song requests, shake the shakers, and sing along! We loved Peanut's spontaneous songs and funny commentary that helped get the kids out of their shells. All of the parents at the party told us they really enjoyed her show. Thank you, Peanut!
Peanut was such a treat! I had kids ranging from 6 month to 8 years old and they were all captivated! The birthday boy was turning 3 and he was singing and dancing the entire show!
I hired Peanut and Sweetly Spun Music to provide facepainting and music for a 6-yr-old's birthday party. She was terrific. She was really responsive as we communicated to set up the gig; she showed up on time and ready for fun; and most importantly, she was great with the kids. It was all easy and joyful. Loved the whole experience!
I just have to say Peanut is AMAZING! We hired her for my son's second birthday party and not only did my son love her as well as the other kids, the adults loved her too! She did a little private show for my son in the house and then finished outside at the party. She even made up a song for one of my guest right on the spot and it was pretty awesome. My brother in law purchased both her CDs for my 2 year old. I keep one in the car and one in the house. Every morning my son gets up and goes and presses play. We love singing all of her songs together and I love how she sings songs in Spanish and Hebrew as well. Thanks Peanut again for everything. Sorry it took me so long to leave the review. We look forward to seeing you on tv soon!
Peanut is a dream! My son hadn't had his nap before his party (whoops) but she totally rolled with his fastidiousness, and made him and all his little kid guests of all ages happy. The kids sang, they danced, and they had a blast during parachute time. She is a totally charming wizard songstress, and a professional to boot. I can't recommend her more.
Michal (Peanut) was wonderful. Easy to work with, fair in her pricing, and generous with her time. She was an absolute hit at our son's first birthday. All the other parents wanted her information for their parties. Her singing was sweet and engaging (she sang in three languages for us) and her face painting was a huge hit.
Peanut made our party even more fun. She engaged kids of all ages and even the gradmas got up to dance! Would definitely recommend her.
As a teacher, when thinking about my daughter's birthday party I always consider superb entertainment. I want the children to be engaged and have fun. Peanut was a hit at my daughter's 2nd birthday party. The children danced and moved around to the beats of her amazing and catching phrases. She has the heart of gold for entertaining the little ones. Since the birthday party, I have had friends hire Peanut and tell me what a wonderful entertainer she is. I love how she brings all the materials and they are of great quality. She customizes your packet to your likings. We chose face painting and her paintings were of great quality. I loved how everything was nice and clean. She has a wonderful sense of humor and makes sure everyone is having fun and is satisfied. I will definitely be hiring Peanut again, I am also lucky that I get to go to her weekly music classes at Echo Park.
Peanut was highly recommended by a friend, and despite how high the bar was set, Peanut surpassed my expectations! She mostly performed original songs with a few kid's favorites, but what impressed me the most was when I asked her if one song in particular was her own, and her reply was, "Yes, in fact I just made it up right now." For her to improvise a song so quickly that had everyone laughing is why I'm giving her top marks. On top of that, the songs did not get annoying after a while like many kid's songs tend to do. Despite being meant for kids, I couldn't help but smile and laugh along. You will not be disappointed.
Michal was the consummate professional. She arrived early for set up. We were so thrilled to have her sing at our son Darwin's birthday party. The children fell under her spell of sweet crooning. The parents asked about her and continue to compliment us on what a lovely and fantastic performance she gave. We are honored to have her in our home and look forward to having her perform again!
We can only say you must have her tunes and dulcet tones for your listening pleasure. She is just sensational. Thank you for making our party so wonderful.
We've been having Michal professionally at numerous parties for my 3 daughters over the past 6 years. We are part of the Michal fan club that seems to grow larger every day! Michal has an infectious enthusiasm -- she's authentically upbeat and comfortable to be around (which is not always a given with children's entertainers) and the kids LOVE her right back. She has a beautiful singing voice and strumming style (she plays ukulele) with lots of songs in her repertoire and a very sweet sound. She does a great circle time (with music, dance and parachute play), and she'll also work with you in advance on special requests – like teaching dance or doing art projects and facepainting. She's a great composer too and can write a special song to perform for your child's birthday. Michal keeps the kids' attention the whole time, even the younger and older siblings of the party guests. She has recorded her own CDs which kids seem to get addicted to. On top of that, she's a warm, caring person who is a pleasure to work with and get to know. Reserve her while you can – it seems like she's getting more popular all the time.
My daughter and I first saw Peanut at the South Pas farmers market and she held the attention of a crowd of toddlers with grace and aplomb. Her songs are short, sweet, and thankfully not annoying to adults! We bought her CD and my daughter, 20 months old at the time, would wake up in the morning saying "listen to peanut!". I would put it on in the living room and she would listen to the WHOLE THING, doing hand movements and eventually singing along.
So it seemed a no-brainer to book Michal for my daughter's second birthday party. 4 months later she still was listening to the CD and I knew Peanut would offer great activities for the scads of other toddlers coming to the party. I was not disappointed. Here's why:
1) Michal was professional. Her email correspondence was timely and courteous. She showed up on time for our event and even stayed a little late.
2) She was flexible. Both before the party when we discussed set lists and at the actual party where my daughter would call out requests, she was open to suggestions.
3) She was fun! We had the party outside at the Travel Town Museum and between her ukelele and her parachute she had the nearly 2 dozen kids ranging in age from 4 months old to 5 engaged for a full hour. The kids were happy, the parents were happy.
4) Her prices were reasonable.
Given all of the above, it should be obvious that I highly recommend Michal (Peanut)!
The very talented Michal sure knows how to throw a Peanut Party! Her kind spirited nature and effervescent spirit bring sweet melodies to life as she rocks out on the ukulele. Defiantly recommend her for kids parties and big kids parties alike :)
I had the great pleasure of booking Peanut for a party on April 26 and I have to say, she was a GEM. What a terrific musician and singer this woman is, and simply great with the kids. Peanut delivered a spectacular afternoon of entertainment; she really engages with the kids very well, and brings a lot of value to the whole thing. More than just singing, she provided face painting, AND we added the photography option at the last minute and even those were great. What a multi-tasker! And she convinced us to add CDs as party favors and that went over BIG... Turns out, I listen to the album constantly in the car now anyway. Needless to say, I've become a fan and I'm looking forward to finding an excuse to hire her again, frankly!
My family really enjoyed having Peanut play for all of the little ones at my niece's birthday party. She got them all singing along!
Peanut was fantastic at our sons party. The children loved her songs and her face painting. She was able to paint any character the children asked her for. I will definitely use her again!!!! A bonus, she knows sign language and we did have a few children who needed that additional attention:)
What to Expect
Peanut was touted by Red Tricycle as one of LA's top 10 children's musical acts and was a 2016 Mommy Poppins finalist for overall Best of LA Kids' entertainment, competing against *all* options for children's party entertainment - an impressive feat.
You can expect engaging and interactive music, fun times with the parachute, colorful face painting, professional photography, and a professional yet humor-filled experience.
Michal “Peanut“ Karmi is an award-winning children’s musician and entertainer based in Los Angeles, California. Such acclaim is no easy feat, when critics include two year-olds and their sleep-deprived parents. Peanut’s sweet voice, clever lyrics and joyful instrumentation create a warm and welcoming musical playground.
Toting her ukulele and a gentle voice, Peanut is named by parents as the sweetest children’s musician around. Her uplifting energy and genuine attentiveness are qualities that make her a unique performer. Peanut’s animated persona and natural gift with children captivate young listeners, all while providing an educational learning experience. She has an extensive background in childcare and lives to entertain through song and dance.
Additional Booking Notes
I come ready to go - with a standalone amp, mic, instruments for the kids, face paints, a camera, and a parachute. Have the party at home or at a park, an event venue or at your corporate headquarters... I'll be ready!
Past Booked Events
|December 09, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|October 08, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|October 22, 2016 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 24, 2016 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||Birthday (Child)|
|June 12, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|June 04, 2016 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|April 24, 2016 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|March 10, 2016 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Birthday (Child)|
|October 17, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|August 29, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|April 11, 2015||Birthday Party|
|January 24, 2015||Birthday Party|
|October 31, 2014||Halloween Party|
|October 19, 2014||Birthday Party|
|June 21, 2014||Birthday Party|
|June 01, 2014||Birthday Party|
Wheels on the Bus
Old McDonald Had a Farm
Itsy Bitsy Spider (English, Spanish, Hebrew)
More we get Together
Stompin' at the Market
Influences & Inspiration
Raffi, Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss. I engage in light-hearted play and whimsy, and bring out smiles in everyone.
Chair and stable surface for face paints
soft surface for parachute
sufficient lighting for photography