A Children’s Entertainer – it sounds pretty straightforward, doesn’t it? Yes, the name says it all. This is a person whose job is to entertain children at Birthday Parties, Christenings, Weddings, Halloween, Christmas or Easter Parties. However some people get confused when it comes to what actually a children’s entertainer is supposed to be doing and what is not. In this article you will find out a bit more about the role of a kids entertainer at a children’s party.
A children’s entertainer does
Interact with the guests at your party (mainly children)
He/she is responsible to make sure all of the little ones enjoy their time and have fun. The Kids Entertainer’s job is to try to involve all of the children and keep them engaged throughout the whole event. The good children’s entertainer should also make sure that the event goes smoothly and stress-free for both guests and organisers.
Perform a show
This can be a magic, bubble, comedy show etc. There are many types of shows that can be performed at a Kids Party. This is something that may be included in your package or you have to pay for it additionally. Having a show at your event is always a great idea. No matter the age of the guests everyone enjoys watching a skilful magician or super funny comedian.
Organise games and activities
The Children’s Entertainer has also the task to engage the children by playing games, dancing, making competitions and storytelling. You can be sure that the entertainer at your party is doing a good job if at least 70% of the children are interested in the activities he organises.
Give out prizes and certificates
While playing games might be fun, winning prizes is absolutely fantastic! Everyone wants to feel special and children need this more than anyone. That’s why many entertainers would choose to give out prizes or certificates at the end of each game to reward the winners. The prizes might be sweets like lollipops or little toys like soft toys for instance.
A children’s entertainer does not
Babysit the children
Many people get the impression that after booking an entertainer they can rely on him/her to babysit the children while the adults are having a drink in another room. However this is clearly not the case. The children have to be supervised by at least one adult throughout the party as the entertainer does not accept responsibility for the care and supervision of minors.
Decorate the venue
It might seem funny that this is even being mention in this article. However many parents misunderstand when an entertainer is arriving 30 minutes before the event. Some parents would assume that he/she has arrived earlier to help with decorating the venue. The entertainer has his own tasks like setting up his props and portable stereo as well as changing and hiding away before the children have arrived. Then once all of the guests are present – the Clown, Magician or a Pirate can make his entrance!
Entertain the adults
Even though some entertainers might be so talented that the show or games they organise are entertaining even for the adults this does not automatically mean that they are obliged to do this. Sometimes when booked to entertain children at a Wedding Celebration the clients expect the entertainer to be stage performing for both kids and adults. As previously mentioned you might be able to add this to your package but usually it’s not initially included.
In a few words…
As mentioned in the beginning of this article the role of the Children’s Entertainer is to perform for the amusement of the children by organising games, performing magic shows, doing balloon modelling and much more. However when you book an entertainer it’s always best to know that you can not expect the party to happen itself only because you have hired a professional. The mood and success of the party depends on everyone – especially the adults. If the adults enjoy and have fun – the children will follow their example and do the same. If the adults dance and sing at the party – the children will most likely do the same.
And don’t forget that if you are ever looking for an entertainer to make your Kids Party an Unforgettable Adventure contact Rico Kids – London’s Best Children’s Entertainers!