If you’re feeling like your kid’s birthday party needs something peppier than Pin the Tail on the Donkey, you’re sure to find a match on our roundup of children’s party entertainers.
From princesses to petting zoos, gymnastics to mad science, these entertainment companies from all over metro Detroit and Ann Arbor bring the fun straight to you – and can make any child’s birthday wish come true.
Whether you opt for an outdoor birthday location or keep the fun right in your home or backyard, these children’s party entertainers help make the magic happen.
ABC Party Entertainment & Silly Learning Entertainment
- Phone: 586-790-3700
- Area: Southeast Michigan
Offers magicians, party clowns, costumed characters including princesses and superheroes, inflatables, popcorn/cotton candy/snow cone machines and more. Educational programs also available for parties.
- Phone: 734-495-0900
- Area: Based in Canton
Offers two- or three-hour private studio parties with trained and engaging teachers. Pick an age-appropriate project for your party and let kids create a unique piece of artwork. Balloons, face painting and invites included with select packages. Each kid takes home a piece of original artwork.
- Phone: 248-477-3327
- Area: Located in Novi; serves all of metro Detroit
Boasts a wide variety of inflatables, interactive games, entertainers and concessions. Go on an animal safari, get your face painted, jump around in a bounce house or play giant horse shoes. These children’s party entertainers have everything you need for your next event.
Baffling Bill the Magician
- Phone: 248-693-2420
- Area: Based in Lake Orion; call for availability
Baffling Bill and his sidekick, Gus the Bunny, wow kids with their magic. Card tricks and mind reading are just a few of their specialty stunts. There’s plenty of audience involvement, too.
- Phone: 248-437-PONY (7669)
- Email: email@example.com
- Area: 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. Reindeer and mobile pony parties also available.
Chamberlin Pony Rides and Mobile Petting Zoo
- Phone: 734-780-5800
- Area: All areas of Michigan
Brings pony rides, petting zoos (including grain so kids can feed the animals), pony cart rides, llama rides, horses and more to your home. Heated tents are included during the winter months.
- Phone: 734-525-4335
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Area: All areas of Michigan, year-round
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 from these children’s party entertainers.
Crash the Yard
- Phone: 248-303-1402
- Email: email@example.com
- Area: Serves Detroit, Dearborn, Southfield, Bloomfield Hills, Berkley, Ferndale, Pontiac, Birmingham, Livonia, Farmington Hills, Troy, Grosse Pointe, Warren, Brownstown, Rochester Hills and Novi. Outside this area may require an extra fee.
Crash the Yard was founded in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic as a way to help local families celebrate special occasions with loved ones at a safe distance. Offers yard sign rentals, marquee letters and other ways to decorate your yard for socially distanced gatherings.
- Phone: 248-385-2686
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Area: Southeast Michigan and other regions
This company is celebrating 12 years of live character entertainment. Princesses, pirates, superheroes and more can come right to your house. Offered seven days per week.
Glittery Spa Parties
- Phone: 517-898-6261
- Area: Metro Detroit area and other counties; operates year-round
Sit back, relax and have a girls’ day 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: 866-886-6640
- Area: Southeast Michigan and beyond; operates year-round
These kooky and creative sketch artists visit your party and doodle your guests’ caricatures. Offering traditional caricatures, caricature coasters, digital caricatures or face painting, the artists are able to entertain guests of all ages. Its website lets you find an artist near you.
Gracie the Clown & Balloon Artistry
- Phone: 313-303-2727
- Area: Metro Detroit
For over 15 years, Gracie has entertained Michigan families with clown performances, puppetry, face painting and elaborate balloon designs and twisting. Her balloons are loved by kids and adults alike, and she has experience working every kind of party – from kids birthdays to corporate holiday parties.
- Phone: 248-288-5888
- Area: Located in Royal Oak; serves Oakland County and surrounding area
Bring the party home by renting out a wide variety of inflatables, slides, obstacle courses, inflatable movie screens, dunk tanks, concessions equipment, carnival games and lots more. Offers “Open Bounce” at its building location (5160 Meijer Drive, Royal Oak) too.
Jason Abbott, Magician
- Phone: 586-412-1253
- Email: email@example.com
- Area: Performs statewide in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana; year-round
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?”
- Phone: 313-362-0400
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Area: Southeast Michigan; operates year-round
It’s all fun and games with these children’s party entertainers that rent party equipment like a water-tag maze and photo booths as well as offering live entertainment such as clowns, magicians, face painters, costumed characters, balloon twisters and more.
- Phone: 248-302-8594
- Email: email@example.com
- Area: Metro Detroit; operates year-round
These theme parties take care of every aspect of planning, from invitations to setup and party favors to cake – plus cleanup! Choose a princess tea party or take a walk on the wild side with a dinosaur theme. Maybe kick back and relax with a luau theme or have an apple orchard experience brought right to your backyard, hayride and all. The choice is yours.
Life Time Fitness
- Phone: Varies by club
- Area: Locations in Bloomfield Hills, Canton, Commerce Township, Novi, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Shelby Township, Troy, West Bloomfield
Two-hour party packages at this fitness chain gets you two party hosts, one hour in the party room and pizza – plus the choice between rock climbing, swimming or another engaging sports activity. Reach out to your local club for details and to request theme parties.
- Phone: 734-266-9444
- Area: metro Detroit; 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.
Mary Ellen the Clown
- Phone: 313-273-6716
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Area: Metro Detroit; performs year-round
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 and storytelling also available.
Mr. Wizard: Chris Clark, Magician
- Phone: 248-877-4291
- Area: Based in West Bloomfield; call for availability
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.
Music Man Dave
- Phone: 248-291-7735
- Email email@example.com
- Area: Based in Oak Park; serves metro Detroit
David Rodgers is a former K-12 music teacher and summer camp song leader. Book him to hear some original kids songs at your next shindig.
My Girly Party
- Phone: 248-298-2220
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Area: Based in Farmington Hills; serves metro Detroit
Your girly girl will love the travel 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 with these children’s party entertainers.
Once Upon a Princess
- Phone: 269-720-9999
- Area: All of Michigan; $.50 per mile charge for parties more than 20 miles outside of Kalamazoo.
Offers princess parties with activities such as storytelling, dancing, face painting, games, photo sessions and more. Costumes are handmade by a local costume maker. Your party guests can even enjoy a lesson at “princess school.”
- Phone: 586-532-5406
- Area: Macomb, Oakland and parts of Wayne and St. Clair counties; operates year-round
You’ll go crazy over everything this party company has to offer. Attractions for rent include bounce houses, obstacle courses, 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.
Princess Party Co.
- Phone: 888-590-1934
- Area: Based in Detroit and Grand Rapids areas; serves all of Michigan
This national chain has locations in Detroit and Grand Rapids – and has princesses willing to travel to make all of your party dreams come true. Choose from packages that offer a dramatic princess entrance and greeting, story time, magic wishes, charm school, makeovers and more. Princesses include Elsa, Anna, Belle, Sofia, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Ariel, Merida, Tiana, Aurora, Snow White and Tinker Bell.
- Phone: 810-329-3391, 800-617-9080
- Area: 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.
- Phone: 800-668-2660
- Area: Based in Livonia; serves all of Michigan and beyond
With the inflatable party products for rent from this venue, your child can have a bouncy birthday! Check out the various themed moonwalks, slides, obstacle courses and even kids carnival rides. Also offers live entertainment.
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