Take the stress out of keeping your smallest wedding guests happy and out of mischief, with a fabulous Children’s Entertainer…
Everyone wants their wedding day to run smoothly – no dramas, fisticuffs or tears – and that’s just the adults! If you have a range of young children attending your wedding, what measures can you take to ensure that everyone has a great time? Making sure that the children are kept busy and occupied is really important and you can find out more about this in this article that discusses different ways to involve children at wedding.
One reliable route is to give younger guests a memorable party with the help of a Children’s Entertainer. They provide fantastic value for money, their focus being to keep children happily and safely occupied! Remember – there are only so many times that your unattached best man will willingly take on the role of a dragon/war criminal/super hero to keep the little darlings out of the kitchen/pond/champagne tower! So plan ahead with some suitable entertainment and drink up the compliments for a wedding party that will please everyone.
Here are three ideas for children’s entertainment from Entertainers Worldwide. Each of them has the benefit of being easy to organise. Your little guests will adore having their own entertainer and their parents will appreciate having an hour or so, “off duty” – perfect for catching up with friends and family!
Children’s Story Teller
A Children’s Story Teller is so much more than their title suggests – not only do they offer a range of interactive stories, they’ll also bring toys that relate to the story, together with costumes, props and backing music. Children are given the opportunity to become a character from the story – great for natural performers and shyer children who can hide behind their costume! The Story Teller will encourage the children to get involved with the process, giving out puzzles and quiz questions about the story. They are used to dealing with children of all abilities and will quickly ascertain who would like or need a bit of extra support.
How much space do they need? They will require a space to set up their Story Chair and props – and room for the children to sit comfortably. Depending on the number of children attending, 3 x 4 metres should be adequate for the Story Teller and 8-10 children. If the weather allows and there is a secure area outside, a tent or arbour can be set up – check if the Story Teller has their own tent to bring. Story Telling Shows usually last for about 90 minutes and are ideal for younger children. Pick an experienced Story Teller and you’ll see from their reviews and professional CV that they have the ability to capture the children’s imagination, focus their energies, and keep them fully entertained.
If you think that a Clown might be old hat in terms of children’s entertainment – check out what the children think first! Clowns are skilled, perceptive performers, who will work quickly to engage the children in a show which includes puppets, practical jokes and children friendly tricks. Their zany costumes and props will have the children glued to their seats – not literally of course! Clowns are ideal entertainment for children who need to let off a bit of steam with their plate spinning, juggling and unicycle shows – sometimes together at the same time! With a bit of magic thrown in for good measure and some exciting escapology tricks, children are guaranteed to have a marvellously memorable time at your party.
Clown shows are invariably on the energetic side – so they are ideal for venues where you can access a separate side room or outside tent. They’ll throw in a few jokes for any adults that may wish to sit in for a while too. Some can even be available to meet and greet children after the wedding formalities, and run a tea party style event prior to beginning their show. This type of entertainment is ideal for situations where a formal sit down luncheon might be a bit daunting for a child – or later in the afternoon, when the children might be getting a bit fidgety.
Balloon Modellers have a host of skills that children adore – their show doesn’t just include modelling with colourful, stretchy balloons, but have a great mix of fun packed activity – perfect for a young age range. There’s interactive singing and dancing, following by some close up tricks and magic – children revel in the element of surprise as one magical trick follows another, and of course, who could resist having the opportunity of having a life sized model of themselves made out of balloons?! Animals, toys, boats and cars, favourite foods and superheroes – anything and everything can be made with balloons and children will be thrilled to keep their own special model at the end of the set.
Shows vary in length from 30 minutes to a full two hours, which can include a delicious high tea – so everything is covered! Any good children’s entertainer will know instinctively, when and how to encourage children to actively take part in the show and this all helps to create an environment where the children feel safe to let their imaginations run free. You’ll give them a party to remember all their lives.
For anyone with parental responsibilities, being able to safely put down the reins for a couple of hours in a busy, social environment is a real treat. It won’t make a significant indent into your wedding budget to hire a children’s entertainer – and it’s guaranteed to be worth every penny!
For more information and to book your wedding entertainment, visit entertainersworldwide.com today!
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