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Aloha! MOANA Lookalike Party Characters For Hire Now

Bring your birthday party, summer luau, or company picnic to life with a MOANA inspired lookalike character experience.

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This island princess leads a variety of group activities that are just swell for ages 3-7 years on average.

  • Easy to follow along Polynesian dances.
  • Non-competitive group game play.
  • Interactive story time and sing-along to her signature song.
  • A touch of “Maui’s” magic.
  • And unique surprises sprinkled throughout the performance.

Our extended performances of 80-90 minutes include double the group activities, and if you’re interested in a 2 hour experience, she will also provide basic face painting (nautical themed).

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We have not one, but 3 cast members who can portray this “wayfinder” princess (scroll down for more photos).

You can hear them sing on our Instagram account, or click the video below to hear a short sample of this incredible performer.

Your voyage to birthday happiness starts here. Hop in your canoe and set sail for adventure with our Polynesian Princess/MOANA inspired character at your party!

To find out more, or set-up a booking, use the contact form below. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours or less.

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5 Reasons This Los Angeles Princess Party Is A No-Brainer

When you think kids birthday party you probably think “princess party”, but it can be especially tricky for busy L.A. moms and dads to find the best princess character entertainment solution to make their child’s wish come true.

With more than 20 companies around Southern California promising “amazing” and “dazzling” princess parties, how do you know which one will truly deliver? And do you even have the time to scour through every single website to feel confident in your decision?

If you’re like most Angelenos, you’ve got a lot on your plate. You just want to simply and quickly plan your kiddo’s party and move on with your day.

Enter The Pop-Up Princess Parlor: the brand-new, turn-key solution for princess dress-up party awesomeness in Los Angeles.

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Here are 5 ways The Pop-Up Princess Parlor can help:

1. Just add cake and guests and voila! You’ve got a party!

The Pop-Up Princess Parlor is so easy to book, all you have to do is choose from 3 different “sizes”, the Petite, Grande or Plus Grande (to find the right “fit” for your party).

The package options include EVERYTHING you’ll need to create an enchanting entertainment experience, complete with princess characters of your child’s choice. All you’ll need to do is invite friends and cut the cake!

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2. You won’t lift a finger (except to sip your chardonnay, if that’s your thing).

There’s a sweet fairytale “Lady in Waiting” who hosts the dress-up activity within the Pop-Up Princess Parlor itself, assisting children in finding the perfect princess costumes (which are adorable AND comfortable AND plentiful — they bring more than 20 dresses and costumes, plus some accessories for kids to play with).

And the princesses lead rehearsed, character-themed repertoires of group activities designed for kids ages 3-7 years on-average. So go ahead and have a glass of wine and enjoy a much needed adult conversation.

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3. All deliveries, pick-up, set-up and strike are included.

The Pop-Up Princess Parlor team will coordinate with you prior to the party to schedule the princess arrival, the tent delivery and pick-up. The team will then set-up and strike the whole shebang the day of the event. All you’ll need to do is point!

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4. Princess character performers are plucked straight from famous theme parks!

The cast members who work with the Pop-Up Princess Parlor boast impressive resumes, having performed as princess characters in famous theme parks all around the world, and international Broadway style shows. You won’t be embarrassed to show-off these princesses, who wear costumes and wigs authentically created and styled with integrity.

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5. It’s unique, stylish, and encourages imagination play.

If you book the Pop-Up Princess Parlor, you are very likely to hear your guests say, “This is so beautiful,” and “I’ve never seen anything like this at a party,” and “It’s like the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique popped-up in your backyard!”

This princess dress-up party also breaks kids away from the iPad and gets them outside! You might see your kiddos running around pretending they are knights riding a horse, or donning a yellow gown and twirling like Princess Belle at the ball.

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So you can quit searching and just book the Pop-Up Princess Parlor.

We know you have better things to do, like go tell that little darling of yours that she (or he!) is about to have the princess party of their dreams!

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Don’t Rent the Same-Old Folding Chairs for Your Party: With Teak & Lace, You Can Book Unique Kids Tables, Chairs, Backdrops and More!

As an event planner mostly working in the field of children’s and family events, I have never found a furniture rental company that provides higher-end tables and chairs for kids. 

Until I discovered Teak & Lace.

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Teak & Lace provides unique event furniture rentals for children in Los Angeles 

I was exploring Instagram one day, gathering inspiration from my fellow Los Angeles party planners, and I saw this photo of their wood cross back chairs for kids. I had rented chairs like these for adults, but I had never seen them kid-sized. This was a game changer for me as an event planner whose primary focus is on kids parties.

I mean, just look at their designer-inspired inventory! Their party rental items are clean, stylish, cohesive… every one of their tables and chairs for rent look like something you would see in the Crate & Barrel or Pottery Barn catalog, except it’s sized for kids and won’t break the bank. The rental prices at Teak & Lace are quite affordable even for those planning a party on a somewhat modest budget.

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In all honesty, most people don’t think about kids’ party rentals. Most people will just rent basic folding chairs and tables from a typical party rental company. They’ll throw a table cloth over it, tie sashes around the chairs and call it good. Heck, we’ve done that, too, I’ll admit it, because frankly most event planning clients don’t have the budget to level-up their party rentals. Look, I get that, and those kind of simpler parties can be lovely, too.

But I think, if you do have room in your budget, whether you’re planning a wedding, baby shower, Christmas or holiday party, that if you’re going to have kids at your party, and you want to pull-together the entire look and design of your event, you should rent stylish furniture pieces not just for the adults, but for the children, too.

Speaking of holidays, check out this styled shoot from Teak & Lace featuring a rustic Christmas party:

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Metal & wood with touches of lumberjack plaid make this a holiday party both kids and adults will adore.

I just love this look; it’s both fancy and cosy at the same time. White spindle table with wood bench and silver metal chairs create a mix & match design that’s good-old-fashioned-fun with a modern touch.

The ultimate form-meets-function, Teak & Lace’s classy event furniture rentals for kids are eye candy for the adults at your party, as well as practical for children.

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These black spindle tables and “ghost” chairs for kids from Teak & Lace enhanced the “haunted house” look at our client’s Halloween party.

Here’s another look: Our team recently rented 20  “ghost chairs” (how cool are those?!), two black spindle children’s sized tables, one black spindle dessert table along with an 8’ hedge wall, and a set of marble & wood dessert stands for a client’s Halloween party and the team at Teak & Lace provided a package that included delivery, set-up and pick-up (all of which was 100% on-time, by the way) for less than $1,000.

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Hedgewall and black spindle dessert table courtesy of Teak & Lace.

I don’t know of any other party rental company in Los Angeles that offers unique tables and chairs for kids like Teak & Lace. But I do know they are very busy (probably because they are the only company offering stylish furniture like this in the area), so book them early and book them soon: go to http://www.teakandlace.com to see more of their wonderful party rental inventory.

Check out more party style inspiration photos from Teak & Lace on Instagram.

You can also find Teak & Lace on Facebook and Yelp.

And if you need help planning your upcoming event, please get in touch with our team here at Papillons Entertainment + Events. We would love to be of service and help you design, plan, and throw a stylish celebration (hopefully in collaboration with Teak & Lace).


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Fintastic Little Mermaid Party Character for Hire

Going “under the sea” for your child’s next birthday party? You could make it an extra flippin’ fun time with a beautiful, authentic, singing “Little Mermaid” character from Papillons Entertainment + Events.

Truthfully, there are so many reasons why you should consider this half-human-half-fish princess to entertain your party guests, but since the character of King Triton had seven daughters, how about we give you…

7 reasons why you should invite this sea-riffic lookalike to make a splash at your upcoming event!


7. She’s Got Gadgets and Gizmos A’Plenty

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You want thing-a-mabobs? She’s got 20! Although they won’t all fit inside her travel treasure chest, she’ll be sure to bring an assortment of human stuff from her collection to share with the human children at your party.

6. She’s Got Whoose-its and Whats-its Galore

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What’s better than a party guest who brings their own dinglehopper? I mean, fork. You know, for partaking in delicious birthday cake!

5. Flippin’ Your Fins, You Don’t Get Too Far

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Sometimes, hosting a party can feel like you’re barely treading water, you have so much to do. With the ‘Little Mermaid’ attracting your guests’ attention, like a school of fishies, you’ll finally have some down time to relax and put up your fins.

4. She Wants to Be Where the People Are

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Big people or little people, it doesn’t matter: the ‘Little Mermaid’ loves meeting new humans. She can’t wait to ask ’em her questions and get some answers (and vice versa).

3. Her Best Friend is a Flounder

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Er… he’s a guppy… or, actually maybe a young clown fish? In any case, she truly likes hanging out with kids. After all, she’s only sixteen herself (so the story says) and she enjoys being a role model to little fishies.

2. She’s Got a Siren’s Voice

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And she’ll sing for you and your guests, too! Just so long as you and your party guests promise not to steal her voice and trap it inside of a shell necklace. Been there, done that.

1. She’s Got Everything

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She’s got the look, the sound, and a treasure chest full of magical human stuff that also somehow plays music?! What more could you want? Other than ALL of the princesses…


Use the contact form below to get in touch; our team of insured, expert character entertainers would love to be of service at your next live event, birthday party, or other celebration.

 


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10 Terrific Indoor Kid-Friendly Birthday Party Venues in Los Angeles

Choosing a party venue for your child’s birthday can be challenging at times, especially in the extremely hot summer months of July and August when temperatures can get up into the 100’s in the San Fernando Valley. And while rain is, sadly, not much of an issue in SoCal, it’s certainly a risk to plan for an outdoor party in the months of November through February.

Some moms and dads have no qualms about a house party, but for a lot of folks, holding a party in your own house is less than ideal. When you’re talking about inviting the entire preschool class of 25 rambunctious 5-year-olds, that could be a disaster waiting to happen (especially if you’d like your clean, white linen sofa to stay that way).

So what do you do if you’d prefer not to risk your grandmother’s antiques, but you also don’t want to subject your party princess and her royal guests to the blistering sun at your local park?

Chill-out, seekers of stress-free fun and air conditioning, because we’ve curated an unique list to help you with your summer (or winter) party planning. Read on for…

10 Terrific (Indoor) Kid-Friendly Birthday

Party Venues in (and around) Los Angeles:

1. Giggles n’ Hugs 

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Most parents in Los Angeles have heard of this popular family restaurant/indoor playground, and there’s a good chance you’ve probably been there with your own kid, but did you know that they have three locations? For the Westsiders, there’s the Century City Westfield mall, and Canoga Park for you West San Fernando Valley families, plus the Glendale Galleria location for those closer to East L.A.

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The Space: Each location is unique in appearance, but they’re all beautifully designed with “castle” towers, “rickety” bridges, climbing apparatuses, and slides galore! The Glendale location features a ball pit, too. The dining areas are separate, but completely visible from the play area, and vice versa. Plus, there’s a small stage for performances, and a DJ & activities leader for certain party packages.

Investment: Parties start at $350 for up to 15 guests ($23/person) with their “Count &Countess” option, which includes 3 jumbo pizzas, fountain drinks, paper goods and latex balloons, and go up to $25/person with their “King & Queen” package which includes a wide selection of deluxe entrees, sides, and a cupcake or ice cream dessert for each child.

Parking: Free at Canoga Park and Glendale locations; $1 for the first 3 hours at Century City.


2. The Coop

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This “hot tot spot” along Ventura Blvd. in Studio City, as dubbed by US Weekly magazine for their notable celebrity clientele such as Modern Family’s Julie Bowen, is one of our personal favorites because it truly has something for everyone.

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Should you get lucky with the weather, there’s an enchanting garden area with benches, tables, and a day bed! A perfect spot for grown-ups to enjoy a bit of conversation, a bite to eat, or a quick Instagram post (they have free wi-fi).

The Space: A light up dance floor, a climbing tunnel leading to a twisty slide that descends into a pit of bright yellow & orange balls, a cake/dessert room, and an outdoor patio for parents to relax on a lovely day, this venue is a delightful place to hold a birthday party in the SFV.

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Investment: Party packages start at $595 for “The Coop Basic” which gets you 2 hours of completely private playtime for 15 kids and up to 35 adults, and a free “return pass” for your celebrant and his/her siblings. Want “The Whole Coop and Caboodle”? That’ll run you $2495, but you won’t have to lift a finger, and you’ll get everything you need for a deluxe kid party, including the 2 hours playtime, pizza, a taco cart, coffee, fresh fruit, cupcakes, balloons, paper goods, gift bags, fresh flowers, and more.

Parking: All of their party packages give you access to their large, free parking lot in the back of the building. Otherwise, remind guests that the meters lining Ventura Blvd. are their best bet (and free on Sundays).


3. The French Confection Co.

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If you’re looking for a lovely, quaint spot to throw a darling little fête, The French Confection Co. might be a good fit for you. This Burbank, CA patisserie is not a traditional party venue, but the vintage-inspired farm table and provincial blue & gold floral wall paper make this a divine space for a simple, yet adorable, princess tea party. They also happen to bake the most beautiful and flavorful custom birthday cakes.

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Papillons Entertainment’s Frozen-inspired Snow Queen and Princess hold court with tea party guests at The French Confection Co. in Burbank.

The Space: When you step inside the store front at 3118 W. Burbank Blvd., you’ll find a white farm table that seats 8 guests, a pastry counter, a table for desserts and delectables, plus a little room for a little dancing should the mood strike. It’s perfect for a small group of girls big or small who want to be treated like royalty for a day.

Investment: You’ll have to check in with shop owner Mallory for exact & up-to-date prices for private events, but last time our team threw a party at The French Confection Co., the deal was $25 per guest, for a 2 hour party on a Sunday, which included an assortment of their made-from-scratch mini cupcakes, cookies, scones, and more, plus tea and coffee for all.

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Moms and daughters enjoying a private holiday tea party, produced by Papillons Events, and led by the Snow Queen & Princess, at The French Confection Co. in Burbank, CA.

Parking: Plenty of free parking along Burbank Blvd. right outside the shop as well as side streets (just make sure to read the street signage).


4. PLAY Los Angeles

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Kids paint jewelry boxes at a 4th birthday party at Play Los Angeles. Photo by Julie Pepin.

For arts & crafts loving kiddos, Play is an amazing spot for a party. Located on 3rd Street, just West of La Brea, there’s a variety of traditional toys for tots to play with, such as a musical instruments and matchbox cars, and three different rooms for your guests’ enjoyment.

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A princess-led “Jamtastic” guitar sing along begins at a birthday party at Play Los Angeles.

The Space: When you enter Play, you immediately enter their main playroom, which is filled with non-gender specific toys (gotta love that), musical instruments, ottomans for sitting, and a wee stage, perhaps for a guitar singalong (they also hold music classes during the week at Play). Towards the back and to the right, you’ll find a big art room, with a chalkboard wishing your child a ‘Happy Birthday’, an art teacher, and plenty of room for kids to paint. Choose the giant playhouse option, and your celebrant gets to take it home! Also in the back, you’ll find a large room with plenty of seating for lunch and cake.

Investment: Party packages at Play start at $575 for their “Messy Art Party”, recommended for ages 2-4 years. This selection provides you with a staff member to guide the 90 minutes of artistic fun, as well as smocks, paints, and brushes for all (plus that giant cardboard house for your birthday kid take home once it’s dried). Other packages are available, as well as add-ons like gift bags (starting around $8 each), and hosts are welcome to bring in their own food or catering.

Parking: The venue allows their host to park their car in the back of the building, but guests will have to fend for themselves at the meters on 3rd street (free on Sundays), and ltough-to-find side street (2-hours only) parking.


5. Au Fudge

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The hottest new family-friendly restaurant in L.A. (more specifically West Hollywood), is Au Fudge. But don’t mistake family-friendly for loud and brightly colored; stylistically and philosophically, it is the antithesis of Giggles n’ Hugs. An undeniably gorgeous venue, Au Fudge is partially owned by Jessica Biel, so it’s no surprise the place is like heaven to the interior-design aficionado. If you want to feel like you’ve been swept away to Europe, transported to a land where moms can dine on Cobb salads, cocktails, and gluten-free baked goods, while wee ones make art with an ‘Au Pair’ or jam to French music (yes, they have French music lessons for kids on their calendar), then this is the spot for you.

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The Space: Add one part French bistro, one part turn-of-the-century country mart, and one part ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’-esque secret playroom, and you get Au Fudge. There is an outdoor patio with umbrellas and chandeliers, a large, full bar, and of course the coveted play area (they call it the “Creative Space”) upstairs stocked with gender-neutral books, toys, and plenty of seating. Speaking of the play area, this is where you would hold your little tyke’s celebration. The bookshelf is magical (it lights up around the archways), and the minimalist decor is prime for those who just want a cute, but carefree spot in which to throw their tot’s birthday party.

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Investment: The Creative Space at Au Fudge is available for private events, however, no price range is listed on their official website. You will want to call the venue directly (424-204-9228) or email jamie@aufudge.com to inquire.

Parking: The reviews on Yelp make it clear that parking is definitely a challenge around Au Fudge, however, valet is available (although a bit pricey — $10).


6. Peekaboo Playland

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Photo by Serena Grace.

This adorable indoor playground has not one, but two locations to serve Angelenos: one in Eagle Rock, and the other in Bel Air. Both locations have multiple day play pass options, and also included in admission is coffee for grown-ups and free wi-fi. Plus, they have a number of pre-packaged party theme options, such as ‘Very Fairy Picnic’, and ‘Frozen’ (of course), so that all you have to do is show-up and enjoy.

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The Space: Twisty slides, a jungle gym, and a quirky “treehouse” shaped like a goose, as well as plenty of push toys and table toys, and an inflatable bounce house, too. The party area provides tables and benches and there’s a cute little counter reminiscent of a lemonade stand which makes for the perfect beverage area. The Bel Air location has an outdoor patio you can enjoy if the weather is nice. As children’s entertainers, we have been invited to perform for several parties at Peekaboo Playland, but honestly, you don’t need outside entertainment here; if your kiddo must have a visit from her favorite character, we recommend booking a short n’ sweet appearance (no more than an hour), for mixing, mingling, playing together, and of course photos to commemorate the day.

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Investment: Party packages start at $595 for their “Hootenanny” option at the Bel Air location  (or, $495 at the Eagle Rock location). At this level, you get the standard 2 hours of playtime for 15 kids and 35 adults, part coordinators, plus the return play pass for the birthday child. The “Ultimate Theme Party” is $995 at the Bel Air location ($795 at Eagle Rock) which is your one-stop-shop for everything you need: pizzas, helium balloons, themed paper goods & table decor, juice & coffee, gift bags and more.

Parking: Street parking only at the Eagle Rock location, which can sometimes be challenging (metered on the main drag, or free along residential side streets if you don’t mind a little walk). The Bel Air location, on the other hand, has a parking lot.


7. Lombardi House

Located in the heart of hollywood, close to Franklin Village and The Hollywood Studios, Lombardi House is a fully restored Victorian style home built originally in 1904. Because clients who rent the space can also stay in the house on an extended stay, it’s often booked for weddings, but don’t let that steer you away from considering it for your kiddo’s next party: it has the perfect mix of stylish indoor and outdoor space that is ripe for decorating.

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Exterior front and side yard at Lombardi House perfect for games and lunch al fresco.

The Space: The outdoor garden is perfect for styling your event exactly as you wish. It’s a posh-party lover’s dream, and excellent for large groups (suitable for up to 25o guests)! Maybe you’d like to plan a vintage carnival themed party and set-up game booths, old fashioned cotton candy, popcorn, and hotdog carts, and set-up a stage for good ol’ fashioned magic show. There’s also an indoor area: an original barn/stable which was refurbished with 35′ vaulted ceilings! You could create a craft area inside, maybe a dress-up “room” for a princess party, or simply make it a “big kids” retreat with comfy lounge areas. Because Lombardi House is essentially a blank space, this does mean you’ll need to rent all of your furnishing needs, such as tables, chairs, and umbrellas; should you decide to throw your party at Lombari, be sure to hire an event planner to help you with all of your rental & styling needs.

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Barn space at Lombardi House as styled by the Popples Netflix Season 2 premiere party.

Investment: You’ll have to inquire directly with Lombardi House on the price to rent the space for your party, but rumor has it the investment will run you at least $10,000. And you will need insurance, yet another reason to utilize an event planner (but make sure they are insured). Catering isn’t included either and must be chosen from their list of pre-approved caterers (such as Wolfgang Puck and 24Carrots).

Parking: It’s Hollywood, of course, so valet is a must if you’d like to give your guests a hassle-free parking experience. Once again, a party planner is ideal; someone who knows the venue and will help you check off all of the necessary boxes for a successful event.


8. Duff’s Cakemix, West Hollywood

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With a party at Duff’s Cakemix, you don’t just eat the cake: you make it! Well, you decorate it. This bakery studio, located on the corner of Melrose & Sweetzer, gives your birthday kid and guests everything they need to decorate and take home their own batch of cupcakes or full sized cake.

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The Space: Colorful, yet industrial, there isn’t too much room to set-up your own decor here, but there are plenty of long tables and chairs perfect for lots of kids and lots of mess making (I mean, cake decorating). But for the mom or dad who just wants something easy and simple, this place takes the cake (pun obviously intended). You will have to bring in your own food if you’d like to feed your guests lunch (but outside cakes are not allowed).

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Investment: If affordability is key, choose the cupcakes “tier 1” package, which will allow you to invite up to 6 guests for just $385. There are many more packages (or “tiers” as they call them) at Duff’s Cakemix, all the way up to $2195 which will accommodate up to 30 guests, each with their own 6′ fondant cake to decorate and take home. Keep in mind, however, for kids 6 years & younger, they recommend cupcake parties, and 1 adult helping for every 3 kids is required so make sure you ask enough moms or dads to stay and assist.

Parking: There is limited parking in the back of the building, and otherwise metered street parking; be sure to encourage your guests to allow time for parking as your event is 2 hours total.


9. iPic Theaters

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There’s nothing that beats the heat of a Los Angeles summer like sitting in an air conditioned movie theater, and at the iPic Theater, you can chill-out in true comfort with cozy blankets, reclining chairs, and in-theater food and beverage service for your guests. Some iPic theaters, like the one in Westwood, are even hosting video game parties.

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The Space: There are two Los Angeles area iPic theaters — one in Pasadena, and another in Westwood — and both feature in-theater full dining service. While the Westwood theaters offer only some fully reclining chairs, the Pasadena location is filled with ’em. And with one push of a button, your personal food + beverage server will appear. Dine on burgers, specialty beverages, snack on complimentary popcorn, desserts, and more, then get cozy for your feature presentation. Our team was fortunate enough to join in the festivities at an 11th birthday at the iPic in Pasadena, where we provided glitter tattoos and caricature art in the lobby area as guests arrived and mingled with appetizers before the film. It was the perfect fit for a posh, yet relaxed summer birthday party.

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The lobby area can be set-up for pre-movie activities, appetizers and drinks.

Investment: A single ticket at iPic Pasadena will cost you $24; for a group of 10 kids (including your birthday child), that’s less than $300. Popcorn is included with each ticket, but course, if you want to add lunch for each guest, menu items cost between $10-$20 each. The theater also has private event packages for more inclusive options; contact the theater directly for details.

Parking: The Pasadena location validates parking at the garage across the street for 3 hours. We hear parking at the Westwood location can be tricky, but they do offer valet and, supposedly if you’re an iPic member, you can get $3 self parking in the garage (of course, if you’re buying tickets for your guests, they may not quality for the discounted parking).


 10. High Tea Cottage

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If a proper tea party is on your child’s wish-list for their next birthday party, check out High Tea Cottage in Woodland Hills. Guests will partake in fancy finger sandwiches, English scones, sweet morsels, and tea (of course).

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The Space: Be advised, this is a small restaurant and it is packed with tables, so there’s no room for romping about; children must be at least 4 years old to enjoy this formal sit-down tea service. The decor, however, is quaint, with tea cups and tea pots on display throughout.

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Investment: Children’s tea parties at High Tea Cottage require reservation for at least 12 guests with a maximum of up to 24 children. The cottage does allow drop-offs, but you could also invite adults, too, for a festive mommy/daddy-and-me party experience. A ticket price of $35 per child will get you tea sandwiches, scones, fresh fruit, non-caffeinated tea, chocolate milk or lemonade and birthday cake. The party service runs 90 minutes, but you can have the space for up to 2 hours for hosting guests (and an extra half-hour at the beginning for guest-of-honor arrival/set-up).

Parking: Just street parking, and some residential street parking nearby, so you’ll want to let your guests know to give themselves a little extra time to find a spot for their “carriage”.


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Still haven’t found a venue that you love? Or a venue that’s available for your event date? Check out Peerspace.com, where you’ll find dozens of unique party-friendly locations, all of which you can reserve and rent at the click of a button.

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^ Here’s an actual space you can rent via Peerspace.com, located in the heart of Hollywood off Melrose Ave., and it’s just ripe for a colorful, super creative party. You could set-up craft stations galore, and maybe book a magician, puppet show, or even a superhero character experience to enhance the celebration.

If you would like any help planning your upcoming party, please complete the form below and we’ll be happy to send you more information about our live entertainment and event production capabilities.

 

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Have a Jolly Holiday with Mary Poppins at Your Party

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!

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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).

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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.

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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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A Perfect Little Princess Party With Cinderella

‘Cinderella’ is just the perfect princess. She can do no wrong, can she? The poor thing literally had to sweep the cinders from the fireplace, hence the nickname bestowed upon her by those not-so-nice step sisters. And after being treated like a servant by her own family for most of her young life, how could you not love her? And how could you not admire her for the poise and grace she maintains no matter what sadness comes her way?

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For these reasons, and many others (lest we forget that beautiful ball gown, and those shoes!), it’s no surprise that little children are drawn like mice to cheese to the lovely princess ‘Cinderella’.

This character makes the perfect addition to a party for your 3 to 5 year old girl. In my experience, when you’re dealing with preschoolers, a smaller group is best with a classic princess party like this. Try to keep your group to no more than 12 children for the most comfortable, immersive experience with the princess.

Cinderella princess 4th birthday party at Roxbury Park, Beverly Hills.

Our performances are unique experiences, truly. In fact, at the party pictured here, one of the mother’s came up to the photographer and told her “I’ve never seen anything like this”. One of the many things that set our performances apart is that they are like pint-sized, interactive, theatrical shows that happen in your backyard… or even at your local park, like this one in Beverly Hills’ Roxbury Park.

We’ve been in the children’s entertainment industry as a company for over 8 years (and our founder has been a children’s entertainer herself for over 13 years), which means we can help you with any questions you might have about your princess party, even when it comes to the logistics of your party. For example, what’s the best time of day to have a party for pre-schoolers? We find that the morning is best for this age group, especially in the summer before the sun gets too high in the sky and the temperature soars.

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If you can’t have your party in the morning, the next best time is late afternoon (as late as possible in the hot July, August and September months in Los Angeles). Make it a dinner time party and invite guests to come at about 4:00 or 5:00pm, and then have your entertainment arrive about 30 minutes after the official start of your party. With pre-schoolers, it’s a good idea not to wait too long after the official start time of your party for the princess to begin her performance, unless you know that you typically have significantly late guest arrivals.

One of the great things about our performances which works well with classic princess parties for little girls like this, is that no formal eating time is required. Children can simply munch on pizza or sandwiches picnic-style with our princess during her circle time activities, which is ideal with preschoolers who have little patience as it is for a sit-down meal.

Princess Cinderella party character dances with 4 year old girls in Los Angeles at Roxbury Park, Beverly Hills.

We include a great variety of engaging activities in every performance, which is just right for preschool princess parties. We know that small children often have a short attention spans, so we keep our performances flowing from one activity to the next and have a few other tricks up our sleeve to pique their interests.

Cinderella princess party in Los Angeles activities include a wide variety of engaging fun.

If you have any questions about your upcoming celebration, please feel free to get in touch! And if you’re wanting to throw a classic fairytale party for your child’s 3rd, 4th, or 5th birthday, do consider the divine miss ‘Cinderella’: the perfect princess for your little princess.

Little 4 year old girl is in love with her princess Cinderella at her birthday party in Beverly Hills, CA.