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(Very) Best Entertainment for Parties

vintage entertainer serving foodAwesome entertainment for parties is the icing on top of an already delicious cake. The right party entertainers make kids giggle, draws a crowd to the dance floor, and is the topic of discussion for days to come. It’s up to you to choose the right entertainment that makes all that happen!

Choosing Party Entertainment

The right party entertainment fits with all the other elements of the event. Party entertainment can be one entertainer or a combination of games and entertainment that fits the target guest demographic and desired event atmosphere.

The easiest way to choose from all of the party entertainment ideas is to select a theme. This narrows down the options for party décor, menu items, and entertainment. A vintage theme includes the right era décor, menu, music, and entertainers that look like they stepped out of a time machine (perfect for a throwback birthday party!) A nautical party is the perfect way to honor a boating enthusiast and surprise him or her with one-of-a-kind entertainers that guests want to take selfies with. A country picnic theme comes alive with the right yard games, food servers, and musical entertainers.

Once you have chosen the right entertainment, it’s time to secure, produce, and hire the right entertainment. If you are handling booking the party entertainment on your own, always research entertainers and companies and review the entertainer’s and rental company contract closely for fine print. (The other option is to contact an entertainment agent who can choose and coordinate every detail of the party entertainment.)

Adult Party Entertainment Ideas


  1. Dance Band
  2. Mariachi Band
  3. Jazz Band
  4. Steel Drum Band
  5. Vintage Band (with playlist of songs from desired throwback period)
  6. Barbershoppe Quartet
  7. Comedians
  8. Hypnotists and Mentalists


  1. Showgirls
  2. Carnivale Entertainers
  3. Dancers
  4. Dance Instructors
  5. Movie Characters (i.e. James Bond, Crown of Thrones, Blues Brothers, etc.)
  6. Atmospheric Characters (i.e. Flappers, Themed Entertainers)
  7. Stiltwalkers
  8. LED Entertainers

grinch character for holiday parties


  1. Elves
  2. Father Christmas
  3. Movie Holiday Characters (like the Grinch)

Children’s Party Entertainment Ideas

child with holiday facepaint for corporate christmas holiday party

Children Entertainers

  1. Balloon Sculptures
  2. Magicians
  3. Face Painters
  4. Comedians
  5. Movie Characters (i.e. the Grinch, Gingerbread Man, etc.)
  6. Jugglers
  7. Fairies

Best Kids Birthday Party Entertainers (that All the Kids Want!)

child with face paint at birthday partyThe best kids birthday party entertainers near you check off many boxes. The most important box (of course) is finding a children’s entertainer that they love! From a practical perspective, the right birthday party entertainment also fits with the party theme and budget. This list of kids birthday party entertainment checks off all those boxes, plus is easy to hire!

Face Painters

Children’s face painters are the start of many wonderful birthday party photos! A professional face painter can make the experience even more fun because of the variety of designs they can master. (Just imagine the possibilities!)


Fairies are the perfect addition to a whimsical garden birthday party! For a more magical effect, ask guests to dress as their favorite fairy. After a full day of fairy tale fun, take a group photo for a delightful childhood memory.


balloon sculptures at grand opening chicago ilThis classic kids birthday party entertainer is the source of many memories and smiles. The best jugglers offer a fun and modern act that still includes classic elements that takes adults back to their childhood.


A birthday party magician is the source of many gasps and giggles. The best children’s magician can even customize their act to the theme—and to the delight of their small audience!

Balloon Sculptors

This kids birthday party entertainment comes with two perks: 1) kids love to watch them sculpt their favorite animals and shapes, and 2) guests can take them home. The best balloon sculptors can even make colorful hats that kids love to wear (in photos and on the way home!)


A musician is the perfect complement to the littlest musician’s birthday party. There are also so many children’s musicians to choose from! To select the best children’s musician, contact an entertainment agent that can select the best children’s entertainer that is reliable and perfect for the party theme.


The list of children’s character are long and varied (and every child has a different favorite!) Find your child’s favorite in the Chicago area, and then decide whether to tell the birthday kid or be the source of a major surprise (with a photographer on hand for the ultimate birthday party photo)!