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Best Kids Party Entertainers in Southeast Michigan

Here are some of the best kids party entertainers in the Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas. Clowns, magicians, princesses, ponies and more that come to your home.

If you're feeling like Junior's birthday party needs something peppier than Pin the Tail on the Donkey this year, boy, do we have the list for you! From princesses to petting zoos, gymnastics to mad science, these entertainment companies from all over southeast Michigan bring the fun straight to you – and can make any child's birthday wish come true. Be sure to check out our Kids Parties Directory for more party entertainers, places and more.

Baffling Bill the Magician

Baffling Bill and his sidekick, Gus the Bunny, wow kids with their magic – card tricks, mind reading and hypnosis are just a few of their specialty stunts. There's plenty of audience involvement, and each child receives a balloon sculpture.

Carousel Acres

  • Phone: 248-437-7669
  • Email Carousel Acres
  • Serves: lower Michigan and northern Ohio; open 364 days a year

If your little one has a passion for furry friends, look no further for a party that'll fit his or her interests perfectly. This South Lyon farm brings the barnyard to you with its educational animal presentations featuring a variety of critters.

Chris Clark, magician

This magician is a triple threat as he brings juggling, puppet shows and magic to the table for kids' parties. Featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Late Show with David Letterman, this wizard puts on a show that entertains all ages.

Cirque Amongus

If you have a child who's ever wanted to run away to join the circus, this is the perfect party for him! Kids learn the basics of juggling, balancing and other circus acts, then give a performance (complete with costumes, makeup and music) to show off what they've learned.

Dave Foydel, magician

These birthday party shows can either be tailored for a 6-and-under crowd or for the entire family. Balloon animals are a staple (and a crowd favorite) – and volunteers will get their chance to shine in the spotlight!

Faces in the Air, Ltd.

  • Phone: 248-732-7422
  • Serves: statewide; open year-round

With airbrush face painting, kids' faces become works of art. Your child can choose from more than 200 designs. As if those aren't enough, you can also create a custom design if you order in advance.

 

Fairytale Entertainment

Whether your child wants to meet a princess or hang out with spider hero, this entertainment company will bring his or her favorite character right to your house. Say "hi" to Peter Pan or take a picture with Happy Birthday Barbie.

Fantasy Tea Party

  • Phone: 810-227-2789
  • Serves: Based in Brighton; call for availability

Princesses and tea parties and magic – oh my! More than a dozen party themes are available, including "Princess and Me Tea," "Hawaiian Luau" and "Tea with Teddy." Guys not feeling the tea party? For Boy Scouts, there's a magic adventure and pirate fun, both sure to be hits.

Glittery Spa Parties

  • Phone: 866-925-9694
  • Serves: metro Detroit area and some western Michigan counties; operates year-round

Sit back, relax and have a girls day out with this traveling spa party. Young gals get pampered with facials and nail treatments while gossiping about the latest celeb news and listening to rockin' party music. Guests can also get beauty tips and create their own spa favors to take home.

Goofy Faces Caricatures

  • Phone: 248-652-8910
  • Serves: southeast and western Michigan; perates year-round

These kooky and creative sketch artists visit your party and doodle your guests' caricatures. With an average of 10-15 face sketches in black and white per hour, these speedy artistes will be sure to wow crowds of all ages.

Inflatable Playspaces

Bring the party home by renting out a wide variety of inflatables, slides, obstacle courses, Velco walls, inflatable movie screens, dunk tanks, concessions equipment, carnival games and lots more. (They've got "Open Bounce" at their building location too; check it out.)

Inflate A Bounce

With the inflatable party products for rent from this venue, your child can have a bouncy birthday! Check out the various themed moonwalks, slides and slew of fun games – like a soft-tipped gladiator joust and cushy sumo suits for wrestling.

Jason Abbott, magician

Little ones will be ooh-ing and ahh-ing at the tricks this magician pulls out of his hat. Written for children ages 5-7 but appropriate for 4- to-10-year-olds, the show features tricks that'll make even adults wonder, "How'd he do that?!"

Jokers Entertainment

It's all fun and games at this local venue that rents party equipment. A water-tag maze, cotton candy machines and pony rides are just a few of the attractions you can get delivered right to your door.

 

Kimberella Parties

These theme parties can take care of every aspect of party planning, from invitations to set-up and party favors to cake – plus clean-up! Choose a princess tea party or take a walk on the wild side with a jungle theme. Maybe tell your guests to stick-'em-up for a Western theme? The choice is yours.

Mad Science

  • Phone: 734-266-9444
  • Serves: metro Detroit area; operates year-round

What do cotton candy-making, potions and rocket launchers have in common? They're all part of the Mad Science parties that can come to your child's special celebration! Bring out your child's inner scientist as the wonders of home-friendly entertaining experiments unfold.

Mar-E-Lynn the Clown

This funny figure will keep kids entertained with plenty of clowning around during the party. Some free bonuses to capture the memories of your child's special day include an 8-by-10 picture with Mar-E-Lynn and a DVD with all the pictures from the party. She also does glitter tattoos and face painting.

Mary Ellen the Clown

Magic, puppetry, music and balloon art abound as this local clown entertains at kids' parties. Audience members will be called upon to provide sound effects and narrate parts of the script during her shows. Watching her create wacky balloon animals is part of the fun! Face painting also available.

My Girly Party

  • Phone: 248-298-2220
  • Serves: metro Detroit area

Your girly girl will love the diva and spa parties that this Oakland County spot boasts. They'll get makeovers, walk in a fashion show, sing karaoke, dance and much more.

Nanny's Kitchen

If your child is an aspiring sous chef, this is the party for them. Your kid and his or her guests get to be master chefs as Nanny helps them frost and decorate 8-inch individual cakes. Kids get to wear cloth aprons as they channel their inner Emeril and create elaborate cake creations.

Party Maniacs

  • Phone: 586-532-5405
  • Serves: Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and part of St. Clair counties; services vary by season

You'll go crazy over everything this party company has to offer. Attractions for-rent include moonwalks, Velcro walls, giant slides, dunk tanks, carnival games, a trackless train, airbrush tattoos and face painting. Magicians and clowns also are available to give your child's party an extra little spark.

The Singing Princess

  • Phone: 248-429-9521
  • Serves: primarily Oakland County; performs year-round

Bring your child's favorite fairytale fantasy to life as a Disney princess arrives to serenade the birthday crew! Choose from The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Rapunzel or Jasmine – and watch for an appearance from Tinker Bell.

Sparkles That Last

  • Phone: 810-543-2546
  • Email Sparkles That Last
  • Serves: metro Detroit area and St. Clair and Macomb counties; performs year-round

Pirates, Barbie and Mother Goose are just a few of the long list of characters that will come to your child's party. Dressed up and in-character, these actor and actresses will bring a "sparkle" to your party.

Tumblebus

  • Phone: 810-329-3391, 800-617-9080
  • Serves: Macomb, Oakland and northern Wayne counties; call for availability

Look out as the Tumblebus rolls into town! This gymnasium on wheels has all the equipment needed to let your little climber have an awesome birthday.

Old to new | New to old
Oct 24, 2012 11:18 am
 Posted by  marybsalts

I've interacted with many of these companies and I've found that the very best is Miraculous Entertainment out of Royal Oak. They're extremely professional and bring a ton of extras to the party. Our kids loved it and we will definitely be calling them again!

Feb 5, 2014 08:13 am
 Posted by  Mike

I am always cautious about recommendations by "magazines" that recommend their advertisers. I've heard Baffling Bill is great, But my search was for clowns. Carousel acres is animals, not clowns. I finally found 2clowns.com. My kids love them- see for yourself.

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