That, of course, is the key to the success of childrens entertainers and it's also why using them is such a good idea. Simply put, a child's entertainer can do stuff that no normal adult or older sibling can get close to: which makes it all the more likely that the kids will sit down and enjoy his or her stuff. It's a bit like TV, only real it's something colourful, noisy and fascinating, which is quite capable of hypnotising the children for that vital half hour while the food is being put out, or while the parents are getting a bit of respite.
Childrens entertainers do a whole lot more than juggle or make shapes out of balloons, too. A modern kid's entertainer will be able to sing, do magic tricks, manage and run all sorts of games, and even compere a kid's disco if necessary. Companies selling the services of kid's entertainers will have all of their routines and extras listed on a web site (try FroggleParties for a good example of how that's done) so all parents need to do is select the bits they think sound right, and let the entertainer do the rest. Or, even better trust the entertainer to work out what bits of his or her own repertoire will go down with the most success on the day!
How anyone ever managed a kid's party without childrens entertainers is really something of a mystery. On the one hand, there's a load of unruly kids running around with jelly all over them, making no attempt to even pretend that they're listening to the plaintive commands of someone's mum: and on the other, there's a brilliant looking man or woman in a bright costume, holding the whole room in his or her hand with ease.
The entertainer does all the entertaining which leaves parents to cluck over the safety arrangements, the food anything, in other words, except the horribly exposed task of trying to make the little darlings have a good time without wrecking the joint. Put like that, the use of childrens entertainers almost surpasses the realm of simple fun and becomes a necessity the first weapon in any parent's arsenal against an army of bored and hyperactive kids! Never worry again just pick up the phone and get the professionals in. That's what they're there for.