Who wants to be the entertainment at their own kid’s party? Or the party of any child who knows them, for that matter? No one in their right mind is who. Children have an unerring sense of satire, which finds its freest expression when they watch an adult they know make a complete fool out of him or her self, prancing around a garden in a low rent clown outfit or trying to do magic tricks with a spoon. No – there’s something about children’s party entertainment that instinctively says “get someone else to do it”: so who better to do just that than someone who’s actually doing it as a job?
Professional kid’s entertainers have (quite literally, in most cases) an army of tricks up their sleeve to capture the attentions of the little princes and princesses in a way that “known” adults just can’t. Kids are cruel (as anyone who has ever been one will attest) – and never crueller than when exposing weaknesses, like lack of talent, in others. Imagine the horror of trying to get a whole bunch of over excited little darlings, all rushing on an overload of sugar and jelly, to believe that one is a magician when they clearly know that one is not. Leave it to the children’s party entertainment.
The whole point of a child’s entertainer is to distract the birthday boy or girl and his or her guests for long enough that they can expend all those E-numbers on some contained lunacy. Parents, no matter how gifted, can’t rise to that challenge. The natural impulse of a parent, when confronted with a horde of screaming children, is to try and impose order and discipline. The job of a children’s party entertainer, on the other hand, is to channel all that screaming into fun and frolic – at the end of which Johnny and Jane and all their friends will be spent enough for their folks to take them home.
Childrens party entertainment, professionally done, is appealing also because it can offer such a wide range of options for the stressed out parent. A magic show, whilst popular, isn’t the only dish on the menu – not by a long shot. A decent children’s party entertainer can provide games, stories, a puppet show, balloon tricks – even a mobile disco suitable for small feet.
Generally speaking, party entertainment for kids runs either as a list of options, which the parents can choose according to their own knowledge of the children’s likes and dislikes; or as a fully bespoke package, whereby the parents say what they want and the children’s party entertainment is arranged accordingly. That also means that one can sit back and relax well in advance of the actual day – knowing not only that there is a children’s entertainer on hand, but exactly what he or she will be doing. Why worry about one’s own performance, or even about the unknown quantities of someone else’s, when one can have it all sorted in advance? With a kid’s entertainer, the whole thing is sure to be a breeze.