If Harry Potter or GI Joe are must-haves for the kids’ birthday parties, Los Angeles is the place to be. Check out the best family friendly entertainers to find the right fit for your family’s next special occasion.
Best Party Ever
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Hours: call for appointments
The name says it all. From Indiana Jones to Pokemon, contact Best Party Ever for an unforgettable party. These folks stand ready to send your child’s favorite characters, or create a princess or pirate theme to entertain every child. The folks at Best Party Ever are sure provide fun for the entire family.
Bob Baker Marionettes
1345 W. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Price: $15 adults and children
Hours: Sat and Sun – 2:30 p.m.; 10:30 weekday shows available
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Take the kids to see a world-renowned marionette puppeteer and designer. Bob Baker’s rap sheet includes work with pros including Walt Disney, and an inventory of more than 3,000 puppets. Visit one of the scheduled shows, or book Baker and his partner Alton Wood for a private party.
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DJ Sam House
3329 Keystone Ave #5
Los Angeles, CA 90034
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Hours: based on clients’ events
DJ Sam House brings experience other DJs simply don’t have to events throughout Los Angeles. Good for older kids, DJ Sam House has been performing since 1998. He reads the crowd and mixes music for everyone’s taste. Be the cool parent and book bumping tunes for the kids’ next party. He has been entertaining in Los Angeles since 1998, so he’s got the experience to make every event a memorable one.
If your taste is on the wild side, then Happiness Unlimited is a great fit for your family. From monkeys to insects, owls to foxes, this entertainment is a howling good time. Petting zoos, superheros, game booths, carnivals, fortune tellers and dance parties are the tip of Happiness Unlimited’s iceberg. This is the end all, be all in family entertainment.
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Magic by Todd
Los Angeles, CA
Prices: $215 to $305, may vary by package
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Todd Brown has been entertaining in Los Angeles for more than 25 years now. Using a combination of magic and story-telling, Magic Todd encourages audience participation in his one-man shows. Your kids will love having a hand in magic tricks. He’ll even customize a show to fit your budget, but don’t forget to request the floating birthday child illusion.
Susan Hartzler is a freelance writer living in Las Angeles. She is covering Family & Pets. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.