We are proud to be THE highest-rated and reviewed princess/character entertainment source in Southern California! (Yelp, GigSalad, Facebook, Parents Connect, etc.) We specialize in high-end affordable character entertainment, singing telegrams, and princess parties in Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura, Riverside, and San Diego counties. Known for our sincere and outstanding work, we consistently go "above and beyond" expectations in bringing beloved characters to life in unique and thoroughly memorable ways for all ages. We always strive to capture a complete themed experience for each event with exquisitely trained performers/singers - making it polished and perfect for your special day!
We had booked Mary Poppins for my daughters 7th birthday. She was practically perfect. My guests kept telling me "She was amazing!" So thankful I had a photographer for the day to capture the magic she brought with her. My daughter will never forget this birthday. A giant personal thank you to our Mary for making this day so special. And thank you to whomever hires these amazing people at Wishing Well. There simply are not words to describe how fantastic they are. Great job!
OMG I don't even know where to start... I booked the snow queen for my daughters 2nd birthday party at her daycare and I swear it was money well spent! From the snow queens arrival to when she left she was so beautiful and amazing! My daughter was in shock upon the snow queens arrival and definitely warmed up after all she was dressed up as the snow queens sister. All of the snow queens activities were age appropriate to my daughters daycare class. Snow queen payed very well attention to ALL the kids in my daughters class no one was left out with more focus on the birthday girl of course which was a super super plus because I know I wouldn't be able to do that haha. The snow queens singing was phenomenal! I'm telling you I have seen some princesses in my lifetime at parties but none come close to this snow queen NONE. I feel like a total jerk for not offering snow queen some water because I was trying to make sure the kids weren't stepping on her beautiful dress even tho she said it was ok and not to worry about her dress. So please people try to feed them and give them things ontop of a tip ;)
We hired Kalinda to be a princess in an upcoming video project for our company, and she was amazing! Warm, friendly, professional, and oh-so-talented! She had the whole crew in the director's tent smiling with joy at her wonderful performance. I would highly recommend her for any event! We are very grateful to have had her as our princess!
Our 2 year old niece was injured and had to spend a week in the hospital the day before she was supposed to go to Disneyland. Kalinda at Wishing Well helped put together an unforgettable visit from our niece's favorite Disney character Elsa (The Snow Queen) after one of her surgeries and made a very special memory during a difficult week.
Our performer was incredible, professional, quality, knowledgeable, so much fun, and her manner aided the healing experience she provided. Kalinda's prompt response and availability made our last minute request into extremely happy customers. I HIGHLY recommend Wishing Well Entertainment. Their follow up after our visit was kind, generous, and an amazing personal touch.
Thank you Kalinda and Wishing Well!
He was wonderful, all my guest were super suprised at his entrance. He really got the kids entertained and involved in all his activities.
Response from Wishing Well Entertainment And Parties:
Thank you so much, Lisa! We were thrilled to receive your review and it absolutely made our day. :)
We booked a rock star for my daughter's 7th birthday party- and Alanna was AMAZING! It was a perfect party. Alanna made sure that my daughter felt special on her birthday and she kept the kids SO entertained. She did every one's nails and added sparkles their hair, played dance-themed games, had fun rock star props (drum sticks for everyone and plastic guitars) and taught the girls a cute dance that they performed for the parents. She also sang happy birthday and took pictures with all the girls. She was just the sweetest. Thanks so much for such an amazing performer. My twins have decided that THEY want a rock start party too, so we may have to book her again in August!
This is a wonderful company!
So glad we booked them for our Take Your Kids to Work Day. They were professional and patient with us in the planning phase.
During the event, the kids were so happy. We have Brianne as our Anna and everyone was blown away! She facepainted, told stories, the kids were dancing with her.
She was absolutely superb. Thank you Brianne! A special thank you goes out to Kalinda for helping with the booking phase.
Response from Wishing Well Entertainment And Parties:
Diamond, thank you so much for your kind and very thoughtful review! We were so happy to help plan for this event and so glad you chose us to help out. Your words truly mean a lot to us and we can't thank you enough for taking the time to let us know about your experience!
Words cannot describe how grateful we are to Dannielle and to Kalinda. From beginning to end, it was magical. The performers truly have a gift. I couldn't help but cry (happy tears) when Rapunzel arrived and hugged my daughter.
The kids were delighted. Parents ask if Rapunzel came directly from the happiest place on earth. Everyone at the party was taken back at how gorgeous she looked. It was Rapunzel brought to life.
My daughter's autism therapist were there and said that Danielle should be a behavior interventionist because she was doing a lot of ABA. She gave my daughter an opportunity to have a little break, redirected her easily and kept her engaged. No tantrums, just happiness. It was truly impressive and amazing.
Kalinda thank you so much for your leadership with your performers. They are great. I'm just so happy and impressed. Always preserving the magic.
Response from Wishing Well Entertainment And Parties:
Thank you for your absolutely wonderful words, Grace!!! Reviews and messages like this sincerely touch us deeply - we are so happy to have brought wonderful memories to your daughter's party and I am exceedingly glad that you have enjoyed our performers' work.
Kalinda is AWESOME!!!! I recommend this company for any event, trust me you won't be disappointed. She was the perfect Elsa to my daughters 5th birthday! She was definitely the hit of the party. Kalinda was so sweet professional and just perfect! Thank you so much for a magical day!!!!!!
This was the second time hiring from wishing well characters. My daughters and guest were completely surprise with the little mermaid character. She was just breathtaking. I highly recommend them! See you guys next birthday party!!
Wishing Well Entertainment is so superb, I cannot believe they are so reasonably priced. We hired Superman to come to our twin boys' 3rd birthday party. The performer was Tom, and he was absolutely incredibly with all of the kids, from the youngest guest (age 2) to the oldest (age 8). He was friendly, warm, and enthusiastic, and he engaged with the kids from the moment he entered until he left. He genuinely seemed to enjoy their company. Many of the parents even commented that he was the most personable performer they'd ever seen at a kids' party, as well as the most comfortable with the children.
The party took place in our backyard, and it happened to be very hot and sunny that day. We felt awful, but Tom did not complain once. When the hour was up, he never made us feel like he was in a rush to leave.
Tom was very patient with the older kids, who obviously were skeptical that he was the "real" Superman. They kept firing off questions, and while I was getting exhausted just listening to them, Tom was ready and eager with the answers.
As far as the birthday boys go ... they were thrilled beyond belief!!! My more outgoing twin was all over Tom and hung on his every word. He kept running over to all of the adults and shouting gleefully, "IT'S THE REAL SUPERMAN! COME MEET HIM! COME MEET HIM!" He started bringing Tom his books from inside the house, and Tom happily read them.
My other twin is more shy by nature. Usually when there are costumed characters around, he hangs in the background. But Tom even brought him out of his shell and got him to participate in the superhero training. It was incredible to see!
The birthday party was absolutely magical for my boys, and they have told everyone they've seen since then all about how the real Superman came to their party and how nice he was. And Kalinda was an absolute pleasure to work with from the moment I contacted her until the day of the party. She was responsive and helpful, and happily answered all of my questions. Thank you Tom, Kalinda, and Wishing Well for making two little boys' dreams come true. We look forward to working with Wishing Well again in the future!
Thank you Wishing Well for providing Snow White (Nicola) for our daughter's 5th birthday party. She was amazing. We will definitely be doing business again, we are more than satisfied. We recommend to anyone looking for a special priceless party full of memories and wonder.
My daughter wanted to have Tinkerbell at her bounce house party for her 5th birthday. I emailed Kalinda and she responded right away. She was wonderful from our first correspondence. When Tinkerbell arrived at the party she immediately began interacting with the children and stayed in character until the very end. She was fabulous! Even the adults were impressed. She was very flexible and worked with the staff at the bounce house to make it a great party. She made my birthday girl feel special and made sure all of the guests had a great time. I could not have been more pleased! I highly recommend Wishing Well Entertainment!
We have had several singing telegrams over the years. This one was absolutely the best we have ever had! Marilyn was outstanding... the highlight of our event! If you are trying to decide who to book, look no further. This is the company to go with! Thank you "Marilyn" for making our event so special... one our friends and family will always remember!
Kalinda was amazing as Rapunzel for our daughter's 4th birthday. I've been to parties where the kids lose interest after 10 minutes and she kept their attention for the entire time. She engaged all of the children, even the shy ones were chatting away with her and the little boys really loved her. One mom said her son wanted to know when Rapunzel could come to their house. She really has a gift for entertaining as well as interacting with the children and I couldn't recommend her more highly. She was spot on as Rapunzel and had an absolutely amazing voice. I would definitely use Wishing Well Entertainment again, we just need to choose a theme for next year.
Simply fantastic experience from initial contact through Cinderella's exit. From her flawless looks, beautiful singing voice and adorable face painting, I can honestly say that Kalinda is truly a brilliant performer. The children were very engaged and ranged from 3-10 and all (even the boys) were impressed that the "real" Cinderella came to our house for the birthday. Every parent complimented Kalinda's professionalism and thought it was great entertainment for the kids.
I am so happy she was available for my baby's 3rd birthday and look forward to the next event I can use Wishing Well Entertainment.
We hired Wishing Well Entertainment for our daughter's 3rd Birthday as a special surprise to her and all of our guests (kids & adults).
We hosted a dinner in a private room of a restaurant.
Princess Ariel (Kalinda) arrived and was absolutely AMAZING! Our daughter can't stop talking about her and says that Ariel was the best part of her party and that she loves Ariel most.
Kalinda made her 3rd Birthday very special and extremely memorable. It was beautiful to see her interaction with all the kids (girls and boys) and adults. And especially with our daughter; the way she completely warmed up to her and didn't want to let her go.
We all loved Kalinda's performance, singing, storytelling, magic and dancing and more! She is a true talent and a special soul. She is very professional and very warm and knows how to make everyone feel special and have a good time. And WOW can she sing.
I'm an extremely picky person and have to say that she exceeded my expectations on every level. I would highly recommend her and Wishing Well and look forward to hiring Wishing Well again in the future! A+++
Thanks to Alice (Kalinda) for making my daughter's 3rd birthday wonderful! She did an amazing job entertaining the children. I've already referred her to a friend.
Deciding to hire Wishing Well was the best decision for our daughter's second birthday party. The theme was 'under the sea' and Ariel herself (Kalinda) was the host to 7 little excited guppies! All the girls (2-4) fell in love with Ariel the moment they arrived. Kalinda did such an amazing job from start to finish! All the moms kept asking where I found such a talented Ariel (not only is she beautiful but her voice is just amazing and she was so focused on our little ladies the entire time!) My little girl keeps telling everyone how 'mermaid' came to her house and painted her nails. It is a special memory that will be with us forever! Thank you Kalinda!! We will definitely be in contact again!
Halloween in April! We hired a mad scientist and a frankenstein - they were so amazing with the kids, they looked terrific! they were loads of fun and had such a variety of skills- face paint, balloons, magic, stories, even running with the kids! -- we will def hire them again!
I can't express our appreciation enough for having hired Cinderella to perform at our girls' Bday party. We had a big group of kids ranging between 3 and 5 years old. The act itself was perfect and the dress was magnificent. The character looked so real, she was so graceful and she has an astonishing singing voice. She made the kids laugh so much during the magic show, she made them dance and both boys and girls were completely mesmerized. Every one had a beautiful face painting done and she went above and beyond to make it a special event.
We will recommend this company to every friend and we can not wait to host another party and have them performing again! Thanks Kalinda
I am extremely satisfied with Wishinf Well Entertainment and with Kalinda. The experience was great right from the start. I'm thankful that she was able to work with me and fit me in to her schedule just a few days before my daughter's 2nd Cinderella themed birthday party. She stayed in character mode the entire time. I contacted about 10 other places before Kalinda and I'm so glad I found her. She did story telling, magic tricks,?posed for photos, blew bubbles and best of all sang with her beautiful princess voice. The children were ecstatic and my daughter was enthralled. She just wanted to be hugging her the whole time. I received a ton of compliments from the adults and everyone was asking where on earth I had found not only a beautiful princess but one that had a magical voice. I highly recommend Kalinda and I will definitely be using her again the future. She made the party that much special!!!
Wow. Just wow. The beautiful Kalinda went above and beyond today as she played Lucy Ricardo for about 200 adults with special needs. She brought up my uncle's (the birthday boy) favorite episodes, talked about his personal interests, sang songs with him, danced to music tapes with him, and kissed his cheek at the end. She really made an effort to engage everyone there and interacted so well with all of the clients at the workshop. The place was buzzing with excitement. Professional, kind, fun, and generous describe Ms. Gray's performance.
I can't say enough about this wonderful company! Kalinda and all the actors are extremely talented and professional. They were on time, stayed in character the whole time and went above and beyond to make sure my party was a success. It was definitely, the best night of my life and all my guests told me it was the best party they'd ever been to!
We had Alice, Mad Hatter, Peter Pan, Tink and Captain Jack Sparrow as "guests" at our wedding reception. The adults and the children were all thoroughly entertained and happy the whole time.
I can't wait to have children so I can use Wishing Well Entertainment again for future birthday parties. I probably will use them again for my own birthday party! We are all kids at heart and Kalinda made me feel like a princess on my wedding day. So glad I found them.
Thank you so very much to Kalinda for her professionalism, graciousness and amazing talent. She made my little 5 yr old sooo happy appearing as Ariel for a party with Keemia and her friends. I previously wrote a review a few moments ago and have no idea why the system posted as 4.5 out of 5 stars! I definitely meant to give 5 stars ALL THE WAY!! So just reposting since I don't know how to change that. Everything was 5s on all levels! Thank you again! We can't wait to have you back again next year for an event!!
Thank you for making this a wonderful experience for Keemia! She and her friends had such a great time with Ariel!! Face painting, music, magic show and more! These girls were in heaven and I cannot thank you enough! I would use Kalinda's services again in a heartbeat. You will not be sorry to go with Wishing Well Entertainment!!
I had a last minute cancellation from another children's party entertainment company and was lucky enough to find Wishing Well Entertainment and to hire Kalinda just a few days before our son's totally wonderful with all of the kids. The party would not have been the same without her! We will definitely be using her again in the future, and would highly recommend Kalinda to anyone considering hiring her for their party!
Kalinda came as Cinderella to my daughter's 4th birthday party and we loved her.
She was on time, her dress was beautiful and she got everybody's attention! Great with the kids :)
We will have her next year (or maybe sooner) for sure!!!!
Kalinda,thank you for making Lara's birthaday so special and magical :)
Kalinda was very professional, friendly, on time, absolutely great with kids and she kept literally about 40 of my daughters closests friends mesmerized the entire time she was here. All the parents where also impressed with Kalinda and her manner in handling so many children, I'm sure more bookings will follow! Thank You soo much for making our daughter’s birthday unforgettable!
If you're looking for party entertainment, HIRE THIS GIRL! Seriously, you won't be disappointed. Wishing Well Entertainment is truly special. I hired Kalinda as Alice to entertain my 7 little girl cousins (ages 2 to 9) during my Mad Hatter themed bridal shower and they were completely mesmerized by her! She taught them tea etiquette, did magic tricks, as well as face painting - it was like having 3 different party entertainers in 1 adorable Alice package. She stayed in character the entire time and had quick and witty responses to the girls crazy questions. All of the adults at the party were completely impressed and kept asking where I found her. Thank you so much Kalinda! You are wonderful.
Went out of their way to accommodate my party wishes, they looked fantastic, stayed in character the entire time, all of their interactions with each other was oz related (the theme). Brilliant, fun, exciting. We want them back for next year.
What a great experience it was to work with Wishing Well Entertainment! She was always kind, going above and beyond, and engaging everyone. She is extremely talented and delightful to watch. I look forward to working with her again!
Princess Kalinda is more than just a beautiful young woman in a lovely (handmade, not store bought!) costume, she is a REAL princess. from the moment she walks in you know she's the right choice. She simply exudes beauty and grace like a true princess should. Her commitment to each character is outstanding, and her character voices are refined to perfection. She is loving and kind with the children, and you can see she puts their welfare before the business portion of her business, she loves what she does, not the money like so many I've seen. She is an artist and even has theme park training. She is the BEST and will be certain to make your child/loved one feel amazing on their special day. You won't find another like her for such an affordable rate.
My niece is obsessed with Jessie from "Toy Story" - so when we had a "Jessie Party" for her, we needed a Jessie. From the moment she arrived, to the games she played with the kids, and even interacting with them (especially the birthday girl) while eating birthday cake, "Jessie" was amazing and my niece was TRULY enamored. ALL of the kids had so much fun with the games and she made a little girl's dream party come true.. something she will not soon forget!
This was the second party where we used Wishing Well Entertainment And Parties - and both times, the little girl's loved every minute of it! Recommended highly!!!
This girl is so sweet and friendly, and commits so fully to her character! She was Alice in Wonderland, and my kid couldn't stop talking about having met the real Alice "all grown up"! I wasn't the party host, but would hire her in a heartbeat for any children's party and would recommend her wholeheartedly.
I have seen Kalinda perform in several shows over the years and her talent and passion are truly unmatched. She transforms into her characters and is truly lovely to watch and interact with. She is also one of the sweetest people I know! I look forward to hiring her for my niece's 4th birthday this summer for I know she will deliver great joy and lasting memories.
I booked Cinderella for my daughters birthday party and I couldn't be happier. The entertainer was amazing and the girls all loved her. My daughter wont stop talking about her and she keeps asking me who I'm gonna get to show up next year.
I have had the distinct pleasure of working with this performer and all I could do was simply marvel at her ability to entertain the masses.
The children absolutely adored her with her ability to engage each and every one of them and make them all feel like the most special person at the event. Her vibrant energy is infectious and her attention to detail is something anyone of any age can truly appreciate.
She is very much the human glass slipper - fitting perfectly in any setting. You need not look anywhere else. I'd gladly recommend her to anyone.
We have hired Kalinda to perform her Magic at multiple events from a perfect Alice In Wonderland in 2010 to a Gone with the Wind Themed Scarlett O'Hara Christmas Party 2010 and most recently My Daughters 40th Birthday Celebration on the Queen Mary Oct 11.. She is truly amazing.. did a Marilyn that Blew us all away... Made the Party ..she was spot on AND Gorgeous
I highly recommend Kalinda to everyone planning an event! She def has made each event more than Special.
Hired by: Melinda S. B.
This gal is a wonderful performer with a real knack for accuracy with character voices and looks. She clearly has a lot of experience as a performer, and children ADORE her!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 15 - 500 minutes
Insurance: Most of our performers, balloon artists, and facepainters are currently insured.
Unions: SAG, AGVA
What to Expect
Our themed princess and character parties, telegrams, and appearances are the highest-rated in Southern California!
The character of your choice arrives to lead the party/event for you and brings the magic right to your own 'backyard'. We will entertain your guests with an array of themed, customized activities for ALL ages to enjoy.
Our most popular packages are our:
*Once Upon A Time Character "Rise 'N Shine" or Bedtime Visit (up to 30 minutes)
*Singing Telegrams (up to 30 minutes)
*Glass Slipper Package (1 Hr Character Party)
*Enchanted Rose Package (1 1/2 Hr Character Party)
*Pumpkin Coach Package (2 Hr Character Party)
For our packages, we are proud to offer the WIDEST variety of themed activities to choose from in Southern California - including facepainting, themed magic shows, interactive storytelling, and much more.
Our packages are listed on our website - please contact us directly via GigSalad, our website, or email for a FULL list of activities catered to your event. In addition to birthdays and singing telegrams, our characters have done all kinds of special events: anything from Cinderella serenading the bride and groom for their first dance, Alice In Wonderland leading an Easter Egg Hunt, Lucy Ricardo leading a golf tournament, Sleeping Beauty presenting a baby girl at her christening, and countless others!
Please feel free to visit our website and Facebook for more pictures, info, past party videos and media, etc.
~*SERVICES*~ (including, but not limited to:)
*Fully themed character parties for children's birthdays (no limit on amount of guests!)
*Princess/character visits (fundraisers, schools, private events, hospital visits, special occasions, etc.)
*Entertainment for corporate events (office parties, grand openings, etc.)
*Singing telegrams (princesses, movie icons, famous singers, etc.)
*Professional balloon artists
*Professional improv artists
*Professional singers (cabaret, receptions, variety shows, etc.)
*And much more!
(Inquire if you have something in mind and don't see it listed - we will do our best to accommodate to your wishes!)
We offer a wide variety of specialized character entertainment, including (but not limited to!)
*All classic princesses/princes/heroines/heroes
*Glamour/nail salon girls
*Famous book characters (Scarlett O'Hara, Pippi Longstocking, etc.)
*Famous Hollywood icons and celebrity lookalikes (Marilyn Monroe, Lucy, Cyndi Lauper, Charlie Chaplin, etc.)
*Professional singers (vintage, jazz, rock, look/soundalikes, etc.)
*Singing telegrams (as any character!)
*PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT CARRY ANY MASCOT/FUZZY CHARACTERS.
Our classic singing telegrams include:
*Personalized and memorable visit from the character of your choice
*Your choice of 2-3 songs
*A card/small gift for the birthday recipient
Our classic princess/character parties and visits include a memorable visit from the character of your choice, and are fully customizable! Your event can be themed to the specific character in all areas and includes (but not limited to!) the following:
*Tea Parties (tea-set available for extra fee!)
*A gift for the birthday celebrant
And much more!
(Unlike many companies, there are NO limits on the amount of guests, and no limit on activities - we plan according to the time-frame and amount of guests, and try to do as many activities as possible!)
All wigs and costumes are hand-crafted in Hollywood, CA for the most beautiful likeness possible. All performers are picked for their extensive professional experience in film/theatre/television as well as face character/parade experience for famous theme parks and previous work with children and high-profile clients. Our performers have also performed for celebrities, media events, private parties, business events, and many more special events and parties. They are trained in detail on physical/voice likenesses for their specific characters as well, making the experience a real dream come true!
Contact us directly via our website, email, or phone to inquire.
Additional Booking Notes
*We are a boutique company with hand-selected performers and never subcontract out entertainment. We book an average of 8-10 weeks in advance for weekends, and some Saturdays book MONTHS in advance. We STRONGLY recommend booking as soon as possible, as we fill up very quickly on weekends. We do accept late-notice bookings, of course - just call and ask!
*If we are unavailable for your chosen date/time on weekends, we do offer personalized visits from favorite characters on actual birthday mornings/afternoons/evenings during the week. This has been a popular option if we are already booked on weekends!
*Our services are available 7 days a week. We also offer weekday discounts.
*We currently hold contests and promotions on our Facebook page as well: visit and "like" us at (link hidden)
*Disclaimer: Wishing Well Entertainment only offers generic characters. Any similarities to any copyright material is purely coincidental. If you are requesting copyrighted characters, you will need to contact the copyright owner.
Influences & Inspiration
Wishing Well Entertainment And Parties was dreamed up after a childhood love for fairy tales and famous films, mixed with the sincere joy of performing for and creating amazing memories for kids and adults alike. Our clients do not just receive a "character" visit: they are greeted by us with the utmost respect and hard-working dedication to making a special day memorable for years to come. Over the past several years, we have steadily built a word-of-mouth network with fellow professional performers and entertainers from all around the US - all offering a myriad of services and true dedication to our company statement: making wishes come true.
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