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Have a Jolly Holiday with Mary Poppins at Your Party

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Okay, parents: You’ve been to a thousand ‘Frozen’ parties and you’ve done the princess party thing for what seems like ages. So what do you do now? Has your list of possible party theme options for your kid been exhausted? If so, let’s have you take a short quiz to find out if we can help you check the party entertainment off your list for this year’s birthday:

  • Do you love children’s literature of the early 20th century, like “Peter Pan”, and long to expose your own kids to the classics?
  • Do you dream of living in the era of “Downton Abbey” and wish there was a way to experience it first-hand?
  • Do you fantasize about flying away on the wind using a magical umbrella?

If you answered yes to one or more of the above, then our ‘Mary Poppins’ look (and sound) alike is the lady for you!

Mary Poppins jolly holiday party character look and sound alike los angeles

Our singing ‘Mary Poppins’ character performers are classically trained singers (such as the cast member featured here). We have 3 cast members who can portray this character, each one with a legit soprano voice, capable of the proper British dialect required to authentically bring miss ‘Poppins’ to life. In fact, one of our cast members even played the English nanny at a famous Orlando theme park!

Watch and hear this cast member perform as ‘Mary Poppins’ in the video below.

Now, you may be asking yourself, “What ages is Mary Poppins right for? I love classics like Poppins, but will my 5 year old?” The answer is yes: Jolly Holiday Poppins, in her lacy white and red park dress, is excellent for ages 5-8 years old (on average; some younger, and some older children will also enjoy her company).

Mary Poppins jolly holiday party character Santa Monica

You might also be thinking to yourself, “But what kind of party theme goes with Mary Poppins?” That’s an easy one: remember the carousel in the motion picture version of the story? You could have your party at the Santa Monica Carousel. Or if the Westside of Los Angeles is too far for those of you in Burbank or Glendale, there’s also the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round. And if you do opt for the Griffith Park location, remember to take picture of your birthday girl and Miss Poppins together in front of the ride to commemorate the moment when Walt Disney sat on a park bench and watched his own daughters on the merry-go-round while envisioning his dream of Disneyland for the very first time!

But no worries if carousels aren’t your thing. A sweet, intimate party at the park or a backyard carnival, or boardwalk themed party will work, too. Just think bright, classic colors like red, yellow, and blue. And as far as activities go, ‘Mary Poppins’ will lead an assortment of interactive group games, festive dancing, and sing-along fun, including a few of her patented magic nanny tricks that will leave your kids believing she could very well slide up the staircase bannister if she wanted to.

Mary Poppins jolly holiday party character Los Angeles

And the very proper, yet silly nature of this character is a charming combination: she is at once able to direct and lead children, whilst also lending a sense of humor to any situation. Plus, nobody teaches good manners like an English nanny. In fact, by the end of her performance, you may very well be begging her to move in with your own brood!

Mary Poppins party character for children's events Los Angeles.

So, how say you? Are you convinced that our practically perfect ‘Poppins’ could help you create the practically perfect party experience? If so, then please get in touch with us! Send us an email using the form below to learn more about the performance repertoires available with this character.


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Author: Papillons Entertainment

I'm Jenna Bryson and I'm the "queen butterfly" and lead expert performer at Papillons Entertainment, a children's special event company. I've been working with children for 13+ years and still get a thrill out of making kids happy. I'm also a classically trained actor with a B.A. from Univ. Maryland (Baltimore County), a budding children's book author (see 'Grace from Outer Space'), wanna-be comedy improvisor (graduate of Upright Citizens Brigade L.A.), and actual singer-songwriter. My music has been heard in feature films, promos, and on shows such as 'Hellcats', '90210' (the new series), 'Life Unexpected', and 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians'. My debut album, 'make/believe', is available on all major internet retailers.

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