Kids Party Entertainers: Facepainters, Balloonists, Magicians, Characters, and More

Looking for entertainment to enhance your child’s birthday party? We have a great list of kids entertainers, including balloon artists, magicians, characters, face painters, princesses, and parties that come to you! Whether you are having your party at home or want to add entertainment to a venue you have already chosen, you will want to bookmark this handy list.

Some businesses have chosen to upgrade their listing to provide you with more information to help your search. If you are looking for more ideas for birthday parties, head over to our full Birthday Party Guide with places to have a kids birthday party, entertainment options, bounce house rentals, and specialty decorations (balloon garlands, yard signs, and more).

Kids Party Entertainers and Traveling Parties

Sparkles Entertainment

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Sparkles Entertainment
(708) 301-7991
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Sparkles Entertainment has been providing stilt walkers, creative balloonists, talented face painters, jugglers, unicyclists, amazing magicians, caricature artists, plus many more professional performers for over 20 years. Sparkles also can provide DJs, Photo Booths, Impersonators and comedians. Appearances are also available by Princesses, Monster High, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Superheroes and more!

Sparkles takes great pride in working with their clients — from creating a private gathering at your home, or a large corporate event — to make each event a truly unique experience. Sparkles can work to enhance your theme, or help you create one. They do the work so you can enjoy your event with your guests. Sparkles Entertainment is fully insured and looks forward to putting the “Sparkle” in your event!

Princess Party Chicago

Princess Party Chicago
(630) 865-6067
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Princess Party Chicago Inc. offers the highest quality and most authentic characters for your party/event! For the past 8 years, it has been their utmost goal to make magic happen for little ones in the Chicagoland area! They offer princesses, superheroes, AND space characters for your party/event, so please check out their character page to see which one is your favorite and contact Princess Party Chicago to see if they are available for the date and time of your party/event!

Rich Dunn – The Balloon Bender

Rich Dunn – The Balloon Bender
Woodridge, IL 60517
Call or Text: (630) 430-3279
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Birthday parties are all about fun and memorable experiences, which Rich has provided for over 24 years as a balloon entertainer! There is something magical about balloon animals and other balloon designs that kids of all ages enthusiastically enjoy. Whether it is a birthday party, business promotion, school fun fair, company picnic, or any other type of event, the children exhibit great joy when receiving their balloon. Rich can make thousands of designs, from the simplest one-balloon styles to the deluxe multi-balloon art types. He comes to your event fully prepared, having practiced many hours every week, and is flexible to make either simple or deluxe designs depending on demand and time.

His wife decided it wasn’t fair for him to have all the fun, so she also learned simple balloon designs to complement her professional face painting service, and you may choose to have both of them at your event for twice the fun!

Miss Jamie Birthday Parties

Miss Jamie
(773) 609-5045
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Miss Jamie comes to your party and sings and dances with the kids! Puppets, props and egg shakers help to make this 30 minute music show a fun and engaging experience for all. Kids will love the familiar songs, imaginative play, and dancing, and adults will enjoy Jamie’s singing and guitar playing. This show is good for 0-8 year olds, but even the older kids will love the add-ons like balloon creations and face painting. Miss Jamie is always “from the farm” and dresses in her signature hat and boots, but the show can fit with any party theme. Miss Jamie’s books, CDs, and and custom shaker eggs are even available to hand out as favors for your guests. YeeHa! 

The Dazzling Dayton Magician

The Dazzling Dayton Magician
(630) 359-1524
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Dayton is one of Chicagoland’s premier magicians for children’s birthday parties, schools, neighborhood events, private parties, and corporate events. He dazzles audiences all over the Chicago suburbs/City with his amazing, engaging, and family friendly magic that will leave you astonished and laughing out loud during the entire performance. At age 15, and as a great role model for young people, he has performed shows for audiences of all ages ranging from 10 to 700 guests. With audience participation as a hallmark, each audience member feels as if they are a part of the show. Dayton will provide a custom experience for your event and audience including extraordinary magic, balloon creations, and even teaching magic to your guests. Book now.

Cool Science

Cool Science
(630) 957-8341
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Is planning a birthday party stressing you out? Cool Science can make it easy! Just pick one of their insanely fun themes (examples: Frozen, Mad Scientist, Potions, Unicorns & Rainbows, Star Wars, Escape Room, Chocolate Chemistry, Detective, Pokemon, Spa Science) or custom-make your own and they’ll do the rest. They come to your location with a themed photo backdrop and props, do 90 minutes of crazy fun activities with your guests, provide a gasp-worthy surprise when you bring out your birthday cake, and even hand out colorful goody bags. Don’t want to do your party at your house? Cool Science can do it at a number of restaurants with party rooms that are free for them to use. Call or email them today to book your party!

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About the Author

Annie Tandy
Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist in 2011 so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie and her kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie's chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

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