Magic scores high on every child's list. All children are fascinated by magicians because they believe that what they are seeing is really happening. Kids party entertainment rule one: make sure there's a magic show.
Puppet shows get a big reaction too. Remember that children absolutely adore make believe. Where you see a bunch of toilet rolls with wool glued to them, your kids see real characters in a real story. And they don't care if some guy is kneeling down behind a screen with socks on his hands either. Puppet shows are fun. Don't miss them out.
Kids love dancing. Kids party entertainment is incomplete without at least one opportunity to do the Hokey Cokey. A top quality show, which needn't cost you the earth, is likely to include plenty of opportunity for dancing and maybe even a disco.
Balloon modelling is all the rage for the kid's party of the 21st century - and little wonder. Balloon modelling is like magic that is really real: there genuinely is a guy turning sausage balloons into animals and bicycles and all sorts of wonderful things. Every child wishes that he or she could actually do balloon modelling - and no child will ever pass up the opportunity to be spellbound by someone else doing it. Get your kids party entertainment sorted with a balloon show.
Children also love it when they get presents and goodie bags - particularly when everyone gets to join in the fun and has something to remind them of the great day they spent. When the birthday boy or birthday girl is showered with gifts, all the guests tend to feel a little left out: even if they have just been treated to a magic show, a puppet show and some balloon tricks! If your party features party bags then everyone goes home happy - even more so if those party bags have got some cool toys in them.
Party games: of course. How could any kids party entertainment be complete without a selection of old favourites? Pin the tail on the donkey; My grandmother went shopping; and ring a ring a roses. Make sure you don't forget to include some of that old school good stuff with your kids party. There's a reason these games have survived, you know - because they are brilliant fun.
All of the above, you will be happy to hear, can of course be provided for you by a professional kids party entertainment outfit - meaning all you have to do is just relax and enjoy the party.