• Best Birthday Party Entertainers

    Performers, face painters, magicians, and more can give your child a birthday to remember

    By Emanuelle Block
    Photo from Looneylouie.com

    Looney Louie.

    Editor’s Note: For more birthday suggestions and resources in New York, check out “Pick Your Party” and “Have Your Cake.” 

    Add an extra layer of fun to your child’s special day by bringing in some top-notch entertainment. Check out some of our fave acts!

    Arnie Kolodner Magic: With Harry Potter, Cinderella, Star Wars, and many other themes available—Arnie Kolodner’s theatrical magic shows enchant children of all ages. arnieparty.com

    The Ballooniac: Mike Gold (aka “the Ballooniac”) can twist balloons into zany creations—crazy hats, animals, and even a space alien riding a motorcycle! mikegold.com

    Brooklyn Balloon Co.: Founder Robert Moy can make (almost!) anything in balloons—from miniature cars to wearable butterfly wings. brooklynballooncompany.com

    Daisy Doodle: Daisy offers many fun party activities including magic shows, dance parties, toddler shows, face-painting, balloon twisting, princess, pirate, characters, Halloween & Holiday shows.

    Face Art by Melissa: Watch as your child is transformed into a pirate, tiger, butterfly, princess…or wherever their imagination takes them. faceartbymelissa.com

    Looney Louie: Fun for all ages, Looney Louie has entertained children with magic, juggling, music, and general “looniness” for over 20 years. looneylouie.com

    Max Darwin Magic: The “Amazing Max” makes objects appear out of thin air, defies the laws of physics, and surprises his audiences with mysterious feats and lots of laughs. maxdarwinmagic.com 

    Miss Pinkie: Miss Pinkie promises to show her special rabbit to an excited audience, but he magically disappears. Funny things happen as she tries to find her beloved pet. The 45-minute show is for ages 3 and up. misspinkie.com

    Red Noses New York: With creative originality, “Juliet the Face Painter” uses colorful paint and sparkly glitter to paint your child’s full face, hands, or just an adorable cheek. rednosesnewyork.com

    Sammie & Tudie: A “power couple in the clowning world,” this duo proves that life is better when you’re laughing. The 30- or 55-minute comedy and magic show is recommended for ages 3 and up. sammieandtudie.com

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